Saturday, June 26, 2010

Media Coverage of "Picnic and Politics"

Thank you to all who attended "Picnic and Politics". We had a great turnout and some fantastic conversations!

Here are some media reports about the event and the march that followed:

From the Nobel Women's Initiative:


The March:

More to come soon!

Monday, June 21, 2010

RebELLEs G20 Event

G20 Feminist Picnic and Politics

Who: Feminists against the G20!

What: Let’s meet to share our knowledge and passion about resisting the G20 and make connections with others with the same interests. We'll create banners, signs, theatre and other ways of telling the G20 what women think!

When: Friday June 25 12:30 PM

Where: Allan Gardens, corner of Carleton & Sherbourne

• Because women, children, and trans people bear the brunt of violence, war, racism, colonialism, ageism, economic inequality, and climate degradation. The G8/G20 as an organization profits from and proliferates all of these problems.

• Because Indigenous women are disproportionately victimized, incarcerated, and denied basic rights in Canada and across the world.

• Because women and their families are displaced by war, by privatization and climate disasters caused by government and corporate actions, and are forced to migrate with their families to survive and thrive, only to be faced with criminalization and racism in Canada.

• Because the Harper government has cut funding the Status of Women in Canada, killed plans for national childcare, and ended the court challenges program that sought to help women and minorities fight for their rights.

• The Conservative government’s G8/ G20 maternal and child health initiative does not support contraception or abortion, and will result in far more preventable deaths than the overall number of lives saved.

Bring yourselves, your ideas, your passion, your rage!

Bring some food, bring paper, pens, markers, paints, tape, costumes, bullhorns, boomboxes ... whatever you want to use to help make women’s voices heard in the G20!

Afterwards we will join with All Out for Gender Justice! to form a Gender Justice contingent as we lead off the Justice for Our Communities! March against the G20.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June event rescheduled for July

Dear Toronto and GTA feminists,

We are organizing a two-part feminist event on July 10th and 11th, one open only to young feminists and the other to allies.

We have open spaces for workshops and performances by and for young women.

Are you a young artist/ performer? Then we would like to hear from you. Performances can include but are not limited to spoken word, music, radical cheerleading and dance. Creativity is encouraged.

Are you a young woman interested in holding a workshop? Then, please get in touch! Workshops are to be loosely themed around organizing, and all ideas are welcome.

Workshops already planned include:

Zine Making 101
Radical Cheerleading
Popular education and Freeskool organizing

We also have spaces open to women's organizations, groups, collectives etc. to table.

If you or someone you know is interested in any of the above please get in touch with us at

We will update with more information as we continue to scheme!

Please share widely.