Exploring reproductive justice through food, art, and education

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

About
The ideal candidate for the position is committed to working on sexual and reproductive health
and rights and is willing to provide event and administrative support to the team.

Food centered events are an important part of our mandate. The ideal applicant will understand the value of building community with food.

Details
Job application here.

Application deadline: Thursday, June 14 at noon.

Interviews will be conducted on Friday, June 15.

8 week term. $12.65/hr, 30hrs/week.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

**Organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour, Programme d'immigration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, and the University of Victoria Women's Centre.**

Sharing a meal allows people to build community by learning about each other, our histories, and our stories.

Spoken word poetry is another way we share stories, experiences and learn from one another. We'll be listening to a few poets before and after the meal to share, inspire, connect, and spark dialogue.

Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan.

We'll have lots of delicious food available. Open to everyone. Please invite your friends.

Bus tickets avaialable. Email info@sniwwoc.ca with accessibility requests and dietary restrictions.

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.




The Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC) is a non-profit organization based in Victoria, BC, Canada. We explore reproductive justice through food, art, and education.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

This month's dinner focuses on "A Suitable Girl", a film by Sarita Khurana & Smriti Mundhra. 

Join us for a meal, movie screening and a conversation about gender, matchmaking and arranged marriages in India.

The event is open to everyone.

The event is organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour and the University of Victoria Womens Centre. 

Food With A Side of Community is a community dinner that takes place once a month.

Bus tickets provided. Email: info@sniwwoc.ca with accessibility requests and dietary restrictions. 

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.





The Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC) is a non-profit organization based in Victoria, BC, Canada. We explore reproductive justice through food, art, and education.


Monday, March 5, 2018

For our monthly dinner series, join us for a meal and a conversation about reproductive rights, birth (to have babies or not), career implications, parenting, community support and resources, and more!

The conversation will feature various experts including academics, doulas, and community organizations. The event is open to everyone.

For many women, talking about reproductive rights and finding adequate resources can be a very isolating process.

Different communities in Canada face different barriers to accessing reproductive health care and attaining reproductive justice. According to SisterSong, "Reproductive oppression is the control and exploitation of women, girls, and individuals through our bodies, sexuality, labor, and reproduction. The regulation of women and individuals thus becomes a powerful strategic pathway to controlling entire communities."

Additionally, immigrant women aged 25 or older are less likely to self-rate their overall health as very good or excellent compared with the Canadian-born.

The event is organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour and the University of Victoria Womens Centre. Food With A Side of Community is a community dinner that takes place once a month at the Bayanihan Community Center.

Bus tickets provided. Email: info@sniwwoc.ca with accessibility requests and dietary restrictions.

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Join us for an informal community dinner as we celebrate Black History Month!! We have partnered with the Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society to serve delicious food from the West African country, Cameroon. 

We'll also have live performances by local artists.

Suggested donation:
$5-$10. But we encourage you to pay what you can. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Open to everyone.

Menu:
Coconut rice (veg)
Poulet yassa
Poulet DG
Salad (vegan)
Plantains (vegan)

The event is organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour and the University of Victoria Womens Centre. Food With A Side of Community is a community dinner that takes place once a month at the Bayanihan Community Center.

Bus tickets provided. Email: info@sniwwoc.ca with accessibility requests and dietary restrictions.

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Marwo Abdi's family is seeking refuge in Canada. The family is originally from Somalia, but is currently residing at a refugee camp in Kampala, Uganda. Come for dinner and help us raise money for the Kalmo Refugee Support Group's application to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program and support this family reunion. Please share widely.

Menu:
Somali Rice (veg, non veg)
Chicken
Salad (vegan)
Plantains (vegan)

More information about the Kalmo Refugee Support Group can be found here: https://kalmovictoriabc.wordpress.com/

The event is organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour and the University of Victoria Womens Centre. Food With A Side of Community is a community dinner that takes place once a month at the Bayanihan Community Center.

Bus tickets provided. Email: info@sniwwoc.ca with accessibility requests and dietary restrictions.

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Coming together to prepare a meal and eat together allows people to build community by learning about each other, our histories, cultures, and our stories.

On Friday, December 15, join us as we share Christmas treats from countries across the world! Attendees can expect a 3 course meal.

Menu 
Vietnamese salad rolls (veg)
Quebecois tourtière (non veg)
Nigerian jollof rice (veg, non veg)
Salad (veg)
Coconut ice cream (veg)

Co-organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour and the University of Victoria Womens Centre. Food With A Side of Community takes place once a month at the Bayanihan Community Center.

Bus tickets provided. Email: info@sniwwoc.ca with accessibility requests and dietary restrictions. 

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.