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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.



Thursday, October 26, 2017

Our founder recently endorsed the book "Fired Up about Reproductive Rights'' by Jane Kirby. More details here.



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, 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!

Facebook event

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.