On Saturday, November 19th WomenatthecentrE’s Brampton chapter held a press conference with board members Dr. Kuljeet Cheema & Esther Gieringer. The conference was to start a frank dialogue around violence against women in the South Asian community, and to officially launch the Brampton chapter of the organization.
WomenathecentrE held our first ever Sisterhood in Action event at our offices, where we gathered a number of members as well as our board, to discuss ways for us as an organization to support each other and support the work of the organization. The full day workshop lead to some fantastic feedback!
On November 8th and 9th, board member Dr. Tope Adefarakan participated in a think tank on behalf of WomenatthecentrE for Luke’s Place/Action Ontarienne, held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.
The Bigger Wave Conference was held on November 7th & 8th at the Sheraton Airport Hotel. The conference was to discuss creating networks of provincial VAW coordinating committees. Our executive director Nneka MacGregor gave the key note address on the second day, and a number of WomenatthecentrE members were in attendance.
WomenatthecentrE members were thrilled to participate in the Happiness Enhancement Group workshops, taking place at the Centre for Social Innovation.
Members of WomenatthecentrE as well VAW organizations from across the province attended the ‘Step It Up’ rally at Queen’s Park, organized by OAITH.
Our Halton chapter of WomenatthecentrE held a fantastic event for Take Back the Night, the international event to stop violence against women. Our member Juliana Hakim gave the key note address at the event, held at the Burlington Central Arena.
On Saturday July 30th, WomenatthecentrE members and Outward Bound facilitators participated in the wall climb portion of the WE WOC programme, at the Evergreen Brickworks.