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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Check out the article!

Residents weigh in on whether Victoria is best place to be a woman | Toronto Star

The Star talked to five women from Victoria and asked them about the study that suggests the B.C. capital is the best place to be a woman. Boma Brown, 26, Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour founder Brown, who's of Nigerian descent and previously lived in Botswana and in the U.S., has been in Victoria for six years.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017



Boma Brown, a founding member of SNIWWOC will be speaking at this event on Tuesday, June 6 in City Hall!

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Join us for the 2nd annual CRFAIR Food Hubs Roundtable! This event is an opportunity for organizations and businesses that work towards food security to share resources, celebrate success stories, and create strategies for food systems change.

At last year's roundtable 40 organizations gathered to begin a conversation about how to increase food access and food literacy at the neighbourhood level. This year, we want to build on the excitement about neighbourhood food hubs and strengthen relationships in order to foster food security in the Capital Region. We will set the scene by presenting how we have collectively grown over the last year and identify areas for potential growth.

Our panel of local food champions will share succeses and challenges of the projects they have been working on over the past year. We are honoured to welcome the following panelists:
- Eden Murray (CRFAIR Youth Food Action Team)
- Boma Brown ( Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour; VIPIRG)
- Brenda Bolton (Food Share Network)
- Stephanie Enevoldsen (UVic Campus Community Garden; -
Springridge Commons; Vic West Community Garden)
- Courtney Stiker (Food Skills Connection)
- Others TBA!

We will then move into roundtable discussions, where topics of discussion will include but are not limited to:
- Metrics for measuring food access and food literacy
- Volunteer capacity
- Advocacy and lobbying
- Food sourcing

Please email us other topics of interest that you may have so we can include them in the roundtable discussions.

Framing our discussion are CRFAIR's Good Food 2025 goals:

- Reduce food insecurity by 25% (from 14% to 10%)
- Increase food literacy from 23% to 46%
- Increase local food prodiction from less than 10% of total food consumption to 25%

What to bring?
Please bring resources to share! We will be hosting a resource table for everyone to enjoy for the duration of the event. 




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On the first day of Ramadan, stop by for some delicious food!

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

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

Montaser will be cooking the meal. Meal from Syria (Makloba, Fatoosh, and Soup).

Organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour. 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 rights and reproductive justice through food, art, and education.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Boma Brown, SNIWWOC's Director, is moderating this panel discussion on Saturday, February 18.

Here's the text from the Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS)

Join us at l'École Victor-Brodeur this Saturday for a FREE
- Short Movie screening
- Panel Discussion
- Light Dinner
- Networking/mingling
Limited space: RSVP: https://bhm-screening-panel.eventbrite.ca






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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour (SNIWWOC) is happy to team up with UVic's Third Space (formerly the Women's Centre) for an informal conversation about birth control and navigating the healthcare system.

Why is it so expensive? Why is it so stigmatized to talk about? What are the current effects of the racist history of birth control? Where do non binary and trans people fit into a conversation about birth control?

Join us to vent, rant and rave on:
Wednesday, February 22
6:30pm
UVic SUB Third Space (Room B107)
(dinner will be served)

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 Upper Lounge is wheelchair accessible.

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

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

For this month's Valentine special, join us for some pho (made by Trison) and chocolate treats.

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

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


Sunday, January 22, 2017

A festival staff reached out to SNIWWOC, as they would love more indigenous women and women of colour to participate. Read the message below:


Planning for The 11th Annual Integrate Arts Festival has officially begun, and we are searching for a few key members to join our team this year! The planning committee is responsible for organizing all details of the festival. It can be a great experience for those looking to hone their skills or to further their engagement with the arts community of Victoria. If you are interested in planning with us, please forward a copy of your resume and some information about yourself to info[at]integratearts[dot]ca.

The festival will be held in August, and supports local Victoria artists. We organize local galleries and arts organizations to create an art crawl, bus tour, and bike tour, while also creating our own programming with family-friendly workshops, a pop-up gallery, and theatre and music performances.

Here is our festival website: http://integratearts.ca/