Exploring reproductive justice through food, art, and education


Monday, August 22, 2016

Hosts: Jennipher + Jeff

2 - 3pm: Community playlist/DJ
4 - 4:10pm: Intro + Land Acknowledgement
4:10 – 4:30pm: Alana (poetry)
4:30 – 4:45pm: Jennipher + Duj’on (performance)
4:45 – 5:00pm: Alex Ebata (hiphop)
5:00 – 6:15pm: Zu (painting) + Dorone (dancing) + DJ Taro (tunes)
6:30 – 7:00: Paint the Town Red (hiphop)

2 – 5:30pm: Kids activities (face painting & games)
3 - 4pm: Yoga w/ Khalilah (bring your own mat)

2 – 5pm: Light snacks (iced tea, butter mochi, and pakoras)
530pm: Dinner (rice, fish, veggies, plantains)

Tiffany: Astrology Teachings
Heart & Hands Health Collective: Acupuncture
La Calabasse du Nomade: African inspired items

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Every month, we host a free community dinner called 'Food With A Side of Community'. On August 27, we're taking it outside. Free dinner, music, live performances, and activities!

951 Kings Road

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lekwungen nation.

More info (performance lineup, etc) TBA

Email us to RSVP for dinner!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

Norma, one of the board members of the Bayanihan Cultural and Housing Society, will be facilitating. We'll be preparing chicken adobo but will have other vegetarian options as well!

Organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour

Bus tickets provided. Email: iwwocvictoria@gmail.com 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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Who else is excited for this?
Facebook event page

The N'we Jinan is a music initiative that gives a voice to First Nation artists through music and creative expression.
Visit their website: http://www.nwejinan.com


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

We're excited to be hosting Food With A Side of Community again. We'll be making indian tacos (with moose meat), and we'll have numerous veggie side dishes, and will work together on a brief writing exercise.


Sunday, January 24, 2016


1. What does reproductive justice mean to you?

2. How has food helped you develop a better relationship with your body?

3. What does food mean to you in relation to reproductive justice?


1. People talked about access to reproductive health services, sterilization of indigenous women, which is ongoing although the media constructs a narrative that makes it seem it is a thing of the past. Indigenous women have been coerced by doctors assuring them that sterilization is reversible. The importance of reproductive technology and making alternative ways of conceiving more affordable. 

2. Food is revitalizing, nourishing and helps build community. Caring about what you put in your body is one of the first steps towards caring for your body. When you eat good food, your body feels good. 

Folks shared that experiences with the push to return to traditional indigenous foods although that is not accessible to everyone. The loss of traditional lands for harvesting foods is also a problem. 

3. Women have a large role in harvesting in many indigenous matrilineal societies. Food can empower people and is a wonderful way of building community. There were conversations about traditional protocols along hunting and respect. We talked about how the caribou was hunted and the protocols that followed such as offering prayer and tobacco. 

Plants and animals are important to consider in conversations about justice, as they are part of the cycle. As such, our relationship with them should be one of reciprocation. Additionally, traditional hunting rights are always challenged.