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Archive of Year 2002
Events Calendar


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January 24-25, 2002 | Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association
Annual Conference
Radisson Suite Hotel, Airport Location, Winnipeg
For more information about the conference, follow this link

January 27 is Family Literacy Day. Thanks to the recent Indigo/Chapters merger, close to 100,000 Family Literacy Day bookmarks and tipsheets will be distributed in Coles, Chapters, and Indigo bookstores across Canada. Several of these stores will also coordinate FLD events and activities in partnership with local literacy organizations.

February 3 - 9, 2002
Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 5, 2002 at 7:30 pm | Toronto, ON
Beyond Denial: Identifying and coping with body image and eating disorders An Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb 3 - 9) Event
Sponsored by National Eating Disorder Information Centre
"Most women and many men experience struggles with body image and food and weight preoccupation. Because of the 'normality' of abnormal attitudes and behaviours around food and weight, serious problems can be missed by both families, friends and health care workers. With 27% of 12 - 18 year olds in Ontario struggling with dangerous eating attitudes and behaviours, isn't it time to act?"
when: Tuesday February 5th, 2002 at 7:30pm - Free Admission
where: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front Street East), Toronto
For more information visit www.nedic.ca/toronto-events.htm

February 6, 2002 at 7:30 pm | North Bay, ON
"KAIROS - The Canadian Ecumenical Justice" Initiatives
Kairos is a newly established National coalition of Chritian Churches
working together for Social Justice
1st North Bay Regional meeting will be held at the Catholic Centre
February 6, 2002 at 7:30 pm; Everyone welcome

February 8, 2002 from 12 - 4 pm | North Bay, ON
Local Stakeholders Meeting -- re Assaulted Women Women's Helpline
An information meeting hosted by DAWN Ontario will be held on Friday, February 8, 2002 from 12 - 4 pm at the Anishnabe Friendship Centre, 980 Cassells St. (parking is limited) for local stakeholders working with assaulted women. Representatives from the Assaulted Women's Helpline will be in attendance to discuss the expansion of the Assaulted Women's Helpline to a province-wide mandate. They wil also be available to answer questions and are eager to meet with local stakeholders. For more info or to register your interest in participating, please call or email Barbara Anello at tel: 494-9078 email: anello@thot.net

February 15, 2002 | Los Angeles, California
"Feminism Confronts Disability"
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women will hold a one-day conference entitled "Feminism Confronts Disability" at the UCLA Faculty Center. The event will feature leading cultural critics, historians, policy-makers, performance artists, and graduate students. For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage at http://www.women.ucla.edu/csw/disability/

March 3 - 9, 2002 | International Women's Week

March 1, 2002 | North Bay, Ontario
Women's Rights in a Global World
Thank You *Free Public Lecture*
In celebration of International Women's Week

Dr. Sally Armstrong "The Power of One"
Friday, March 1, 2002
Lecture: Weaver Auditorium
Nipissing University
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception: Lower Cafeteria
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nipissing University

March 2, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto presents:
A Benefit for Amnesty International “Celebrating Women in Music”
with guest singer/songwriter Eve Goldberg

Saturday, March 2nd 2002, 8:00 pm
Cecil Community Centre; 58 Cecil Street (Spadina & College)
For Tickets call 416-363-9933 ext33
Prices: $12 advance/ $15 at door
Child/Seniors/Unwaged $7
Wheelchair Accessible
Child Friendly event

The 70 voices of Common Thread Community Chorus lend their voices to support Amnesty International’s international campaign to fight discrimination and torture of women and girls. The evening also features singer/songwriter Eve Golberg. With a repertoire rooted in folk music traditions from around the world, Common Thread promotes social justice through music- “changing the world one song at a time”.

For information contact us:
tel: 416-410-5022
email: ctchorus@interlog.com
URL: www.interlog.com/~ctchorus

March 4 - 8, 2002 | North Bay, Ontario
International Women's Week Film Festival
"Blood Sweat And Tears: Women's Rights In A Global World"
All Events will be held in the Weaver Auditorium at Nipissing University at 7:00 pm
Admission is FREE
Monday, March 4th | "GIRLFIGHT"
Wednesday, March 6th | "ANTONIA'S LINE"
Friday, March 8th | "THE CIRCLE"

March 6, 2002 | North Bay, Ontario
"Public Services for Public Profits?" An Important Forum!
when: Wednesday, March 6, 2002 from 7 pm - 9 pm
where: Best Western - 700 Lakeshore Dr. North Bay
what: Focus will be on Healthcare, Education, Electricity and Water
Hosted by North Bay & District Labour Council & Nipissing NDP Riding Assoc.

March 6, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
An interactive workshop for people with disabilities presented by the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) Inc. Want to learn more about the Disability Tax Credit, Medical Expenses, Attendant Care Expenses, GST, Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program? In this workshop, you will learn helpful tax tips and resources.

Date & Time: Wed. March 6, 2002 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Place: CILT Boardroom; 205 Richmond Street W. Suite 605; University & Richmond)

This is a FREE workshop. Space is limited.
Please RSVP by March 1st, 2002
to John at Tel: (416) 599-2458 ext.38 or by TDD: (416) 599-5077

Attendant services and light refreshments will be provided. Please call to request other accommodations.

Supported by the City of Toronto, Human Resources Development Canada, Ministry of Health, and the United Way.

March 7 - 10, 2002 | Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Women, the Family and the State - 14th Biennial Conference
National Association of Women and the Law

Preliminary Programme

Globalization and the new world order are redefining the role of the state, forcing governments to downsize, reduce or eliminate public services, and privatize a range of activities. These policies will have extremely negative consequences for women, in all regions of Canada and around the world, especially if they belong to historically disadvantaged communities, by forcing women back into the private family sphere, where they are unequal, unprotected and subject to arbitrary abuse and power.
For more info, visit the NAWL site

Program brochure online
Registration Form

(Note: There is a session specially for the unpaid work of women. This session sounds phenomenal on the caregiving issue ... For more infor contact dmajury@ccs.carleton.ca or tel: (613)520-2600 ext. 3685)

March 9, 2002 | Toronto, Canada
2002 Recovery Festival
The Queen Street Outreach Society (QSOS) is a non-profit organization which
has worked with psychiatric patients at the Queen Street Mental Health
Centre in Toronto, and in the survivors and consumers community for several
years. QSOS invites you to submit stories, lectures, essays, artwork, video,
film, photographs for the March 9, 2002, Festival on Recovery.

Some topics for exploration include:
Will the Real Recovery Please Stand Up: Challenging Our Definitions
To Empower or to Rehabilitate: Language Issues
Ethics in Mental Health
Arguments Against Recovery
The "Moral Therapy" Movement of the 1800's
Mental Illness and Disability Issues
Personal Recovery Stories
"Sanism"? Discriminating Between Stigma and Discrimination
Family and Friends FAQ's
Race, Class and Recovery
Getting Better with Anger: Human Rights and Political Action
Alternative Treatments, Lifestyles and Societies
Measuring Outcomes: Evaluating Mental Health Services

For more info or to make a submission (February 8, 2002 deadline) please contact:
The Recovery Festival Committee
c/o The Queen Street Outreach Society
1339 King Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 1H2
Tel: 416 516 1633
Email: office@qsos.ca
Website: www.qsos.ca

March 12, 2002 | North Bay, Ontario
Kairos - The Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Meeting Announcement
Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30 pm
Catholic Centre on Algonquin Avenue (Enter off Parking Lot)
This is part of a National Interfaith Coalition.
The 5 objectives of Kairos are:
International Human Rights -
Global Economic Justice - Environmental/Ecological Justice -
Canadian Social Development -
Aboriginal Peoples -
This meeting will focus on: Sudan/Talisman - Poverty & Housing

For additional information contact:
Terry O'Connor (Rev Mr) - North Bay
phone 705-472-8877
fax 705-472-8472
cellular 705-380-8877
Email: terryoc2001@yahoo.ca

March 18, 2002 | Toronto
The Social Assistance Action Committee (Toronto Legal Clinics)
Invite Toronto Community Agencies to participate in an
Agency Forum and Workshop
Access to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
4 Years Later - What legislative and strategic changes would benefit Our Clients?
Access to forms, Completing Forms, Denial of Benefits, SBT Appeal Process, etc.Monday March 18th, 2002 -- 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Read More => (agenda and registration form)


March 22, 2002 | Toronto
NAC's 30th Anniversary - 2002 International Women's Day Banquet
"Keeping the struggle for justice, equality and peace alive!"
There will be guest speakers, entertainment and a live auction. Limited number of seats so mark the date in your calendars and contact the NAC Office at (416) 932-1718 to reserve a ticket ($45) or a table ($400).
Friday, March 22, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.
Bright Pearl Restaurant
346 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

March 22, 2002 | Toronto
Dining with the Tories! Take Back a Piece of Ontario!
Friday, March 22nd 6:30 PM
The Tories will be settling in for some fine dining while the province goes hungry. Guess who will be joining them? We are not going to let them eat without at least giving them a little indigestion. Taking a cue from our Argentinean sisters and brothers we ask that everyone bring their pots and pans as we take to the streets and make some noise. As we do this, a little bird told us that some concerned Ontario citizens may be taking a piece of Ontario back and may be converting it into some temporary housing. If this is true we will drag ourselves away from the Tories and end the march at this new housing to congratulate the folks there on their civic mindedness and reflect on how they accomplished something the Tories refuse to do. Perhaps some of us will want to spend some time that night with them at their new digs.

March 23, 2002 | Toronto
Take Back Ontario 2002 Rally & March

Saturday, March 23rd 12:00 PM
The Tory leadership convention will be in full swing and so will we! It's not going to be business as usual for these politicians and their corporate backers. They plan to elect a new leader. We plan to hold a mass, diverse, militant, and disciplined demonstration that converges on the convention. For this day to be a success we need your creativity and skills so start planning with your group, friends, co-workers, organization ASAP so we can show the new Tory leader that the people of Ontario are still able to fight back and this time they plan to fight to win!

Romanow Hearings in Ontario
The following are the locations of the Romanow Hearings in Ontario
April 2 and 3, 2002
Toronto Colony Hotel, Colony Grande East, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto
April 4, 2002 – Ottawa:
Congress Centre, Captial Hall 1B/2B, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
April 11, 2002 – Sudbury:
Holiday Inn, Salon C, 50 Brady Street, Sudbury

April 2, 2002 | ... throughout Ontario
Plan to Join the OPSEU Solidarity Pickets on April 2, 2002
45,000 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have been out on strike since March 13, 2002. They need our support now more than ever. After 7 years of harmful, sometimes deadly policies by the Tory government, it's time to rebuild our public services.

Remember Walkerton, Dudley George, Ontario public services devastated, the poor abandoned, health care chaos, schools starved of cash ... the list goes on.

Enough is Enough!
Labour councils throughout Ontario are working with OPSEU to determine time and location of solidarity pickets for Tuesday, April 2. Plan to join the line! Details of picket locations will be listed on OFL web site at www.ofl-fto.on.ca. The longer the line, the shorter the strike!

April 11, 2002 | Sudbury, ON

Community Rally in Defense of Medicare - Romanow Commission Hearing
Holiday Inn - 50 Brady Street - Sudbury, ON
Thurs. April 11 at 12 noon -

April 11, 2002 | North Bay, Ontario
NDP Nomination Meeting - re: By-Election 2002
236 Algonquin Ave. W. at 7:00 pm

April 14 - 19, 2002 | Las Vegas, Nevada
"Learning Opportunities on Self-Determination Implementation"
A week long and in-depth series of learning opportunities on self-determination implementation will take place at the Las Vegas Marriott Suites April 14th to the 19th of this year. These all day sessions are targeted at professionals at all levels as well as individuals with disabilities, advocates and family members. For more info, please visit http://www.self-determination.com/immersion/index.htm

April 16, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
Michael Moore appearance in Toronto
Convocation Hall- 31 King's College Circle at 7:30 pm
Michael Moore, the award-winning director of the documentary "Roger & Me",
author of "Downsize This!" and the creator and host of the Emmy-award
winning television series "TV Nation", brings his latest book to Toronto. In
"Stupid White Men", Moore takes a hard look at the pale males who are
gleefully running our world into the ground. *NOTE: This is a free TICKETED event. Tickets available on April 16 at the doors to Convocation Hall starting at 5:30 PM. Limit 1 ticket per person, NO EXCEPTIONS. Doors will open at 6:30PM

Friday, April 26th at 8 - 11 pm
Wendy Young's Free Party

with Chuck Angus of the Grievous Angels
Davedi Club, 313 Airport Rd. North Bay
Read More ==>

April 28, 2002 | North Bay
Day of Mourning for Workers killed on the job
City Hall, North Bay at 1:00 pm

Day of Mourning for Workers killed on the job - April 28, 2002
Address by Wendy Young, NDP Candidate Nipissing

April 29, 2002 at 7 pm | North Bay
guest speaker: Paul Kahnhert,
Ontario Electricity Coalition (OEC)
(back by popular demand)
Hosted by: North Bay Network for Social Action
where: Anishnabe Friendship Centre, 980 Cassells St.

Tue. April 30, 2002 at 7 pm | North Bay
facilitated by Kira Heineck,
Ontario Coalition for Social Justice (OCSJ)
Hosted by: North Bay Network for Social Action
where: Anishnabe Friendship Centre, 980 Cassells St.

May 2, 2002 | North Bay, Ontario
Nipissing By-Election

May 9 - 11, 2002 | Montreal, Quebec
First International Seminar on Women's Safety
From the 1970s to the World March of Women in the year 2000, groups of women on all five continents have worked to highlight the phenomenon of violence against women - violence in their personal lives as well as in public spaces.

Violence against women and girls and the various manifestations of inequality have a direct impact on how safe women feel. And feeling unsafe becomes in turn a fundamental obstacle to achieving gender equality. It curtails women's mobility and limits their capacity to participate fully and freely as citizens.

Safe cities for women = safe cities for everybody!

Cities play an increasingly important role today, and this means that issues related to women's participation and urban development that takes account of gender inequalities are crucial for all partners concerned: groups of women, municipalities, researchers, governments and international development agencies. The concept of "inclusive cities" cannot become a reality unless women in all their diversity are fully involved in and benefit equally from community development.

For further information: info@femmesetvilles.org
Tel : (514) 987-6123

May 10 - 21, 2002 | New Jersey, USA
Realizing the Vision of Women's Human Rights - Understanding the Intersection of Racism, Sexism and Other Oppressions
Ninth Women's Global Leadership Institute

May 15, 2002 | Canada
National Public Medicare Day

May 14, 2002 | Canada
May 15th marks the first anniversary of Kimberly Rogers' court challenge under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

May 14, 2002 | Toronto
Rally and Homeless Memorial Vigil
Six months after Quebec City housing agreement, but... Where's the housing?

June 2 - 5, 2002 | Prince George, British Columbia
Children, Families, Communities Conference (launch date: Oct. 26, 2001)
"The mission of the Children, Families, Communities conference is to promote
positive parenting and the prevention of and intervention in child maltreatment
from the perspective of parents and professionals". Thus, there is a wide range
of presenters, and the sessions will range from 'closed' sessions for people in
specific professions (e.g., CP workers, RCMP, etc.), as well as more general
sessions open to all. In addition, there are free evening sessions that are
geared towards parents, and focus largely on parenting topics.
For more info, please contact: Child Welfare Research Centre

June 7, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
Annual General Meeting of the OSSN - Ontario Social Safety Network
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On the agenda is discussion of the three campaigns: Pay the Rent AND Feed the Kids Campaign, Justice with Dignity arising from the Kimberly Rogers case, and the Access to ODSP campaign. Speakers inlude Chris Mathers of the Thunder Bay Coalition Against Poverty on getting out the low income vote in the next elections.

The current steering committee is working towards renewing and strengthening the leadership of the OSSN. This AGM is an opportunity to set up a new regionally representative steering committee that can work on campaigns, infrastructures and the fundraising process. Proposed is a steering committee of 10 people, 2 from each of the 4 regions and 2 from Toronto. Also proposed is that the committee be composed of at least 50% low income activists to ensure participation of those most affected by poverty.

For more info, please contact Josephine Grey or Katheryne Schulz at toll free 1-866-245-4072.

June 7- 9, 2002 | Toronto, Canada
bioJUSTICE - bioDIVERSITY 2002 - Conference notice
6th International Grassroots Gathering on Genetic Engineering

June 13, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
S O C I A L    A C T I O N    A L E R T
Support Bill 118
NDP Poverty Critic Tony Martin's Bill 118 to increase ODSP benefits will be called for second reading on Thursday June 13th at 11 am - at that time (12 noon) there will be an hour of debate followed by the vote to decide whether or not it proceeds to third reading. We would love to fill the member's and visitor's galleries with people who support the NDP's bill - if you are planning on attending please give call Sarah Johnson at Tony Martin's Toronto office Tel: 416-325-4014 or email Sarah Jordison at sjordison@ndp.on.ca
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June 23, 2002 | Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Canadian Marfan Association presents the Year 2002 “Winnipeg Volunteer Training Session” on Sunday, June 23, 2002 Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Theatre B Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne Campus)
730 William Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
For more information please contact the Canadian Marfan Association
Toll Free# 1-866-722-1722

June 26 - 27, 2002 | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Inclusive Transportation Conference & Showcase 2002: The Road to Accessibility
Hosted by: the Nova Scotia Community-based Transportation Association (NS-CBTA) Where: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at the Ramada Hotel
Electronic version of the Brochure and Registration forms available in WORD, WordPerfect and PDF format - send email request to frigaurj@gov.ns.ca
For more info, contact Rene Frigault, Program Administration Officer with Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP), Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Municipal Services Division at: Tel: (902) 424-2088; Fax: (902) 424-0821; Email: frigaurj@gov.ns.ca

July 3, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
Ryerson University's School of Disability Studies First CULTURE CAULDRON
A cabaret-style evening of short performances of disability-inspired creative work
Wed. July 3, 2002   7:00 to 9:00 PM
International Room, International Living and Learning Centre,
Ryerson University, 240 Jarvis Street, Toronto
ree admission -- Cash bar -- No auditions -- No red tape
To reserve space in the program, or for more information, contact: Catherine Frazee by e-mail cfrazee@web.net or by telephone (416) 979-5000, extension 7037

July 3 - 7, 2002 | Townsville, Australia
Poverty, Violence and Womens Rights: Setting a Global Agenda
Townsville International Women's Conference- Australia | James Cook University
[Editor's note: this website is entirely designed with text in image form other than the text-based navigation at bottom of screen so if you use a screen reader, don't waste your time visiting it... guess these folks don't care passionately about improving ALL women's positions... just sighted women.]

July 15 - 20, 2002 | University of Linz, Austria
8th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP)
The ICCHP conferences focus on all aspects of information and communication technology (ICT) for people with disabilities and elderly people. The Conference's mission is to make the Information Society accessible and usable for all and that special needs and abilities of all are taken into account.

July 23, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
Solidarity Sleepout: Free Mahmoud Jaballah and Muhammad Mahjoub
Tuesday, July 23, 9:30 pm, Metro West Detention Centre -- 111 Disco Road
Join us for an all-night vigil of support for two unjustly imprisoned men who are victims of a security hysteria which places people behind bars because of their faith and heritage. If you can, also walk with us from Metro West to Yonge/St. Clair (part or all of walk) beginning at 10 am Wed., July 23

To get to Metro West:
Driving: Take Hwy 427 North to Highway 27, turn left at Belfield, Right at the end of Belfield, onto a road that becomes Disco. If on the 401, get off at Dixon West, follow to Carlingview (Constellation Hotel), turn right, go north to Disco, right on Disco.

TTC: Take Spadina subway line to Lawrence West, then take 58 Malton West bus to Carlingview and Dixon. A shuttle car from there to the jail will make trips at 10 pm, 10:30 pm and 11 pm. Call us if you are planning to spend the night at (416) 651-5800 so we know who to expect.

Bring candles, a sleeping bag, blankets and, if you have access, tenting equipment and or a tarp.

RSVP: Toronto Action for Social Change, (416) 651-5800 ext. 1


P O P E    S Q U A T   -   Events Calendar
OCAP - Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

July 25, 2002

July 26, 20002 | Toronto, Ontario
VIGIL FOR CHOICE - Stand for Women's Right to Abortion
During the World Youth Day procession, show your support for
Women's Right to Choose.

Friday July 26, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Northwest corner of University Ave. and Elm St. (1 block north of Dundas)

This demonstration will take place in front of a hospital, and will be primarily a visual event ­ bring signs, not drums!

Not the Church, not the State, women must decide their fate!

Organized by the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics,
Tel: 416-969-8463

July 27, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
Women's Committee of the Moroccan Association of Toronto BBQ,
When: Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 2:30 pm
Where: Thomson Memorial Park (Lawrence & Brimely) Northeast Corner
Cost: $10 for adults 18 years & over; $5 for kids between 11 to 18 years old; Free for kids less than 11 years old.

July 29, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario
R A D I C A L    G A R A G E    S A L E
Monday, July 29, 2002 from 12 - 6 PM
Front Yard of the Pope Squat

On July 25, 2002, OCAP will open the Pope Squat. In the middle of Toronto's housing crisis, as the City spends millions of dollars funding the Pope's visit, squatters will demand the construction of more social housing as they occupy an abandoned building in a Toronto neighborhood. The Pope Squat will ultimately be transformed into self-managed social housing and a vibrant community center.

Toronto activists are inviting you to celebrate the opening of the Pope Squat by coming to a Radical Garage Sale on the Squat's proverbial front lawn on Monday, July 29, 2002. Although garage sales are normally held by residents of a building when they move OUT, this community garage sale is being organized in support of the occupants who will just have moved IN!

So clear all the unused stuff out of your stifling apartments. Bring it down to the Pope Squat on Monday afternoon and sell or barter it for someone else's unused stuff. Sales contributions of Radical Kitsch are especially encouraged.

Proceeds from your sales are yours to do with what you wish, though donations to OCAP and the Pope Squat are very welcome.

The location of the Pope Squat will be announced when it is opened on July 25th. Check your email or the OCAP website for updates: www.ocap.ca. For more information about the Radical Garage Sale, please get in touch with Anna at awillats@sympatico.ca or John at john@tao.ca.



August 12, 2002 | Toronto and Sudbury
Vigil for Kimberly Rogers - August 12, 2002 in Sudbury & Toronto
For the Anniversary of Kimberly's Rogers tragic death

August 12 - 16, 2002 | Toronto
9th IWHM: International Women and Health Meeting

Program as at August 5, 2002
Goals of the 9th IWHM
Call for Participation
Participation Options
Submitting a Proposal

IWHM Program Themes:
sexual and reproductive rights
violence against women (state and family)
environmental health

IWHM Proposal Submission Form:
Download the Proposal Submission Form as an MS WORD document
Download the Proposal Submission Form as a RTF file (rich text format) Submissions must be received by February 15, 2002

IWHM Registration Form:
download a copy of the registration form as an MS WORD document
download a copy of the registration form as a RTF file (rich text format)

September 6 - 7, 2002 | Seoul, Korea
Conference - Korean Differently Abled Women United (KDAWU)
Details will be posted as they are made available


September 23 - October 25, 2002 | Canada
Women, Communication Rights and the Internet
Join the Consultation
Sept. 23 - Oct. 25, 2002

Join the Consultation, Women, Communication Rights and the Internet,  Sept 23 - Oct 25, 2002

  • Participation (email discussion runs from Oct 7 - 25)
    Access and the Right to Communicate
  • Impact
    The Effect of the Internet on Women's Lives
  • Empowerment
    Using the Internet for Information, Learning and Work
  • Strategies
    Using the Internet for Women's Equality

Participation: Access and the right to communicate
A discussion of participation is about rights and barriers. The right to communicate is a human right, and it is central to social struggle. This discussion is about our rights and what happens to them when we want to be online but can’t get access. Getting online and staying there is fast becoming a right and has become a critical access issue. If we are to have the opportunities of participating and communicating we need to be online.

The Participation email list will run from Oct. 7 - 25, 2002
Discussion will focus (but will not be limited to) questions such as:

  • How easy is it for you to get online?
  • Have you encountered barriers to getting online?
  • Do you find the internet is welcoming to women?
  • Do you find the internet is offensive to women?
  • Are you stereotyped when you’re online?
  • Do women and men have the same opportunities to get online?
  • How easy is it to contribute online?
  • Is it easy to find feminist voices online?

The Participation email list will be moderated by Barbara Anello. Please contact Barbara if you want more information. More information will be posted in the coming weeks re: the consultation and specifically the Participation email list.


October 3 - 6, 2002 | Guadalajara, Mexico
9th International AWID Forum
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), since 1983, has been providing a platform for discussion and debate about gender equality and development in the context of global change. AWID's eight international Forums have brought together policymakers, development practitioners, scholars, and activists from around the world creating inclusive debate. The Forum has been a place to interact, share ideas and common concerns, identify critical issues, and forge action plans for change - social, economic, political, and personal.

October 10 - 12, 2002 | Vancouver, British Columbia
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2002
hosted by the IWT - Institute for Women and Technology
This is the fourth in a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. The conference will take place October 10-12, 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the first international location for the series. The theme for 2002, "Ubiquity," focuses on the ubiquity of the impact of computers on our daily lives and the ubiquity of the impact women are making on this technical force. Contact: Ann Redelfs, SDSC, email: redelfs@sdsc.edu, tel: 858-534-5032

October 15, 2002
| Sudbury, Ontario
Inquest into the Death of Kimberly Rogers
Inquest commences in Sudbury, Ontario. It is expected to last 5 weeks. You can read inquest alerts (daily summaries) and media coverage from this link: http://dawn.thot.net/Kimberly_Rogers/kria.html


November 20, 2002 | Sudbury, Ontario
View Pictures from the SWAN (Somerset West Action Network)
Bus Visit from Ottawa to Sudbury to Attend the Coroner's Inquest into the Death of Kimberly Rogers
- Photo   1  |  2  |   3  |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7  |

December 13, 2002 | Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Social Safety NetWork (OSSN) | Toronto
OSSN General Meeting
Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Income Security Advocacy Centre
425 Adelaide Street West, 5th floor, Toronto
Draft Agenda: Local Reports; Pay the Rent & Feed the Kids Campaign update; ODSP Action Coalition Campaign update; Report on Kimberley Rogers Inquest; OCSJ Plan of Action; Income Security Advocacy Centre consultation with low income groups/individuals. For more info call
email: greyj@lao.on.ca Toll free: 1-866-245-4072 Toronto: 416-597-5821 ext. 5151
website: http://dawn.thot.net/ossn

Ontario Coalition for Social Justice (OCSJ) | Toronto
OCSJ General Assembly
Dec. 13, 2002 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church – Toronto
Important meeting to plot our plans for the upcoming year. Your participation is vital.
For registration or further info, contact OCSJ coordinator, Sarah Blackstock at
email: ocsj@ocsj.ca website: www.ocsj.ca Tel: 416-441-3714

Dialogue on Citizenship | Toronto
Ryerson University's Institute for Disability Studies and Philia, a national coalition of individuals and organizations concerned with citizenship and disability, are co-hosting an important Dialogue with Catherine Frazee and Michael Ignatieff. Join Michael and Catherine in dialogue with each other and with the audience. The discussion will be moderated by Suhana Meharchand, Broadcaster, CBC Television and Newsworld.
When: Friday, December 13, 2002
Doors open at 6 p.m. - Dialogue is at 7 p.m.
Where: Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard Street East, Toronto , Ontario CANADA
You may register by phone, email or online:
by phone: 416-923-6579 | email: philia@enablelink.org | online: www.enablelink.org
Admission is free - Donations to the Toronto Food Bank gratefully accepted.
Please reserve ahead for wheelchair seating, ASL interpretation and/or individual considerations.

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August 28 - September 1, 2001 | Durban, South Africa
WCAR - World Conference Against Racism - NGO Forum
South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO)

September 19 - 21, 2001 | New York   CANCELLED
United Nations Special Session on Children
For the first time in more than a decade, a global meeting of government leaders is being held in New York specifically to discuss how to build a world fit for children. Participants will review progress since the landmark World Summit on Children in 1990 and try to agree on what needs to be done.

September 28 - October 4, 2001 | Washington, DC

50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice
Demands for endorsement in advance of the mobilization at the IMF/World Bank's Joint Annual General Meetings

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October 1- 3, 2001 | Ottawa
Women's Resistance: From Victimization to Criminalization
This CAEFS conference is an important opportunity to expand this network of concerned groups and individuals, and to make further progress towards achieving women's equality. The Conference, which will give voice to women who have traditionally been disenfranchised, will serve as a springboard for longer-term social program, policy and law reform for women and girls who are criminalized or have been the victims of violence.

October 5, 2001 | North Bay, Ontario

candle Silent Vigil For Peace & Justice Against War & Racism
           When: Friday, October 5, 2001 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
           Across the street from 239 Main Street East, North Bay
           Organized by DAWN Ontario

October 1 - 9, 2001 | Canada
Quebec to Qatar Caravans Canada

October 18 - 20, 2001 | London, Ontario
Conference - Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies
First Conference for Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Women
A fully accessible province wide
health conference for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing women. (ASL Interpreters; Real Time Captioning; FM Systems)
Bev Pfau Canadian Hearing Society, London voice: 519-667-3325 tty: 519-667-3323 fax: 519-667-9668 bpfau@london.chs.ca

October 23 - 24, 2001 | North Bay, Ontario
Employment Symposium for Persons with Disabilities

Hosted by Disabled Emploument Opportunities Committee (D.E.O.C.) of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound.
Best Western, Lakeshore Drive; No registration fees
Speakers include Joan Westland, CCRW; Gordon Paynter
For more info, contact Donna F. at 705-476-0733

October 24, 2001 | North Bay, Ontario
Candle-light Vigil for Peace hosted by North Bay Peace Alliance
in front of MP Bob Wood's office, 160 McIntyre Street West at 6 p.m
followed by the film, "Speaking Our Peace", at 7:30 p.m. in the Parlour at St. Andrew's United Church, 399 Cassells Street (McIntyre St. entrance)

October 24, 2001 | between 12:00 noon and 2:30 p.m. (EST)
live interactive web-cast discussion
Women´s Peacenet in Spanish -- Feminist International Radio Endeavour / FIRE
Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women against Violence/ISIS Women´s Network of AMARC/AMLAT present "In the Aftermath of Terror and in the Midst of Conflict" Women Activists Discuss Peace, Justice, & Conflict Resolution in a Globalized World; A live interactive web-cast discussion of International Women Activists’ Reactions to the September 11th Terrorist Attacks in the US and the subsequent conflict -- at www.fire.or.cr

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November 5, 2001 | Pressure Your MP Day
Call your MP on Monday, November 5th, MP Pressure Day
A new round of trade expansion will speed up global insecurities, not eliminate them. We need to demand of our politicians that the WTO trade talks be halted.
Instead, governments and citizens around the world need to evaluate the WTO and its impact so far. And we need to re-think and re-define the role and responsibilities of government itself in this age of corporate-driven globalization.
We need a new fair trade agenda


November 6, 2001 | Toronto, Ontario
READY & ABLE   Including Volunteers with Disabilities
Conference, Volunteer Fair & Trade Show
Metro Hall, Toronto
For conference update visit www.volunteertoronto.on.ca

November 8, 2001 | North Bay, Ontario
One of two caravans traveling across Canada will arrive in North Bay, Ontario on to bring the message that "A Better World is Possible through Fair Trade". The caravans are traveling across the country, stopping in over 60 communities to engage Canadians in a national debate about the upcoming World Trade Organization meetings in Qatar, November 9 - 13, 2001

November 9, 2001
International Day of Protest Against the WTO!

(World Trade Organization)

November 9 - 13, 2001 | Canada
International Week of Protest Against the WTO!
Part of the new negotiating round will include negotiations on key agreements like the GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services), TRIPs (Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights) and the AoA (Agreement on Agriculture).
These WTO agreements allow transnational corporations control over every area of our lives -- from healthcare to education to clean and accessible drinking water. We have no say in the decisions our government leaders and their corporate friends are making. For more info, visit Common Front on the WTO (CFWTO)

November 14 - 17, 2001 | Anaheim, California USA

2001 TASH Conference at the Marriott Anaheim & Anaheim Convention
The TASH Conference is known for sessions and networking that are full of energy, excitement, and passion. The synergy that happens at this gathering is created by the incredible melding of people with disabilities, family members, professionals, and many other advocates who are striving everyday for full inclusion of people with disabilities in their home communities. The theme for this year’s conference is "Imaging the Future"

December 1, 2001 | Toronto, Ontario

- a time for organizing. a time for action -

THE CONVERGENCE has been called by the Ontario Health Coalition
Saturday, December 1, 2001
Toronto Sheraton Centre
9am - 4:30 pm
For more info: email: ohc@sympatico.ca

December 3, 2001
Happy Internanal
Day for Disabled Persons

Statement on Internanal Day for Disabled Persons


December 13 - 16, 2001 | Hamburg, Germany
'Very CYBERFEMINIST International' Conference
A three-day conference addressing different themes daily such as
CYBERFEMINIST networking, Personal approach to CYBERFEMINISM, Electronic music and Sound production in the Lichtmesz-kino.
Every contribution to the conference will be broadcast via live stream simultaneously through the Internet, and partly through the local radiostation FSK in Hamburg.

Organised by Old boys network (Verena Kuni, Helene von Oldenburg, Claudia Reiche, Cornelia Sollfrank) in cooperation with: Les Penelopes (F), Constant vzw, Vereniging voor kunst en media (B) and Women's art Library (UK)
Contact: boys@obn.org


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