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Dinner & Discussion: Let's Talk About Babies & Parenting

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: 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.