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Response to article in Vancouver Sun- “$10 Million ‘a start’ to investigate women’s deaths, disappearances”

In the article, "$10 Million ‘a start' to investigate women's deaths, disappearances," the author, Lori Culbert, explains that despite the federal government's promise of delivering $10 million to the investigation of missing and murdered aboriginal women's cases, this promise has been received with "cautious optimism." Cautious optimism indeed, as many individuals and women's groups across Canada have been fighting for decades to get the Canadian government to even acknowledge these cases, let alone actually do something about it.

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Stop the Raids on Women's Shelters: Emergency Community Meeting: Toronto: Mon March 8, 10am

Sickening, disgusting, despicable.

I won't be able to attend the meeting but if any babblers go, please let us know about it.



Emergency Community Meeting
March 8 (International Women's Day)

17 Phoebe Street, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
10:00am Sharp

The Shelter | Sanctuary | Status Campaign invites shelter workers, residents, managers, counselors and anti-violence against women advocates and activists to attend an urgent community meeting on March 8th.

It has come to our attention, that the Canada Border Services Agency invaded a shelter for women - on February 27, looking to track down Jane, a single mom and survivor of violence from Ghana.

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Letter from Prof. Andrea O'Reilly re the closing of the Association of Researach on Mothering at York University


March 2, 2010

Dear ARM Members and Friends,

Please see attached and below for an important letter on the Association for Research on Mothering.

I am writing with some very sad news concerning the Association for Research on Mothering, The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering and Demeter Press. Due to York University's continued refusal to provide base funding to the association, its journal and press, we will be closing ARM May 1, 2010. The Executive Officer of the Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies (FLAPS) has assured us that all membership and subscriptions for 2010 and beyond will be reimbursed on a pro-rated basis.



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