International Women’s Week 2013

CUPE Manitoba would like to encourage all members to support and promote the following events commemorating International Women’s Week, March 3 – 8, 2013:

The Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba Inc.
2nd Annual High Tea fundraiser
March 3 at 3–5 pm
Fort Garry Hotel
Tickets $50 each and a table of eight is $350
Tickets available at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Grant Park, at or by calling PCWM at (204) 992-2751

FemRev, The Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies and both the
UMSU and UWSA Womyn’s Centres
Status Quo: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada
March 4 at 7pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave free screening of award winning documentary
A documentary by Karen Cho and the National Film Board of Canada
(and featuring some local faces from the 2011 PanCanadian Young Feminist Gathering that was held in Winnipeg)
This is a physically accessible venue. Free bus tickets. Free on-site childminding.
Contact by Sunday March 3rd to secure a childminding spot.

U of W Womyn’s Centre
International Women’s Week Festival support
Monday, March 4
Free Breast Casting
Film Screenings – My Large Breasts and I and My Small Breasts and I (1:30-4 women only, 4-5 men welcome, Womyn’s Centre)
Tuesday, March 5
Bake Sale (10-2, 2nd floor escalators)
Sexual Health Workshop with Anlina Sheng (2-3:30, LGBT Centre)
Wednesday, March 6 (Women’s Week Festival (10-3, Bulman Centre)
All day clothing swap, Shine-A-Light tent, Knitting corner, Galaxy print tutorial, Screen printing with Ecopia, Art exhibit, Deborah Schnitzer celebrates and teaches the art of journalism (11;:30-12:30), Make your own damn sandwich lunch table (12-1:30), Sarasvàti Productions’ monologues (12:30-1:20), Man Cave (1:30-2:30), Chandra Mayor performance of “Feminism Saved My Life” (1:30-2:30)
Thursday, March 7
Reusable Pad Making with Ecopia (2, Riddell Cafeteria)
Herstory: Art by Women in the University of Winnipeg Collection (4-6, Gallery 1C03)
Friday, March 8
Sign Making (2:30, Womyn’s Centre)

Sarasvàti Productions
Wild Women: International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues
March 5 at 10am – Hosted by University of Manitoba Womyn’s Centre
I am Supergirl Monologue
U of M, Room 224-AC in University Centre
March 6 at 12:30pm – Hosted by University of Winnipeg Womyn’s Centre
Selection of Monologues – Bullman Centre
March 6 at 3pm – Hosted by University of Manitoba Womyn’s Centre
The Chronicles of Heloise – My Choice
U of M, Room 224-AC in University Centre
March 7 at 12noon Free Sneak Peek of selected monologues
Portage Place Mall, Edmonton Court – Free Sneak Peek
March 8 at 12noon Free Sneak Peek of selected monologues
Gallery at Manitoba Hydro Place (360 Portage Avenue)
March 8 at 8pm Full Show (tickets $10)
Gallery at Manitoba Hydro Place (360 Portage Avenue)
Featuring the Men’s Banner Project with Anna-Celestrya Carr and Buffalo Gals Drumming Group

Manitoba Federation of Labour, Winnipeg Labour Council and Canadian Labour Congress
International Women’s Day Pancake Breakfast
March 8 from 7:30-9am; Guest speakers at 8am
Union Centre Auditorium
Proceeds to the Women’s Memorial Fund
Tickets $10 (available at the Winnipeg Labour Council 504-275 Broadway or 204-942-0522)

Manitoba Status of Women
International Women’s Day Commemoration
March 8 at 11:45am-1pm
Rotunda Manitoba Legislative Building
Women in Manitoba: Leading Transformative Change
A light luncheon will be provided
RSVP by March 4th 945-6281;

International Women’s Day March – Solidarity
March 8 Free events organized by grassroots organizations
Union Centre (504-275 Broadway)
5:15pm Doors Open
5:30pm Rally featuring Sarasvàti Productions
6pm March through downtown Winnipeg
7pm Celebrate with refreshments and a program hosted by Chrissy Troy, including speakers Chikadee Richard, Jo Redsky and Bilan Arte

Mama Cutsworth & West Central Women’s Resource Centre
XX Factor Women on the Wheels of Steel Dance Party
March 8; doors open at 8pm
Regal Beagle Pub (331 Smith Street)
Tickets $10
Funds raised will support the Drop In program at the West Central Women’s Resource Centre
In The Name Of Ending Kitchen Slavery! IWD Pizza and beer night
March 8 Starts at 7:30 and goes until…well, we run out of Pizza!
Women identified folks get cheap beer and pizza as part of our feminist happy hour(s)
Bring your talent open mic – off limits to cis-gendered men (we all know you talk enough)

MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council
AMega-Workshop in Craft Practices from around the World
Saturday, March 9 from noon-4 pm
Free! All ages and genders welcome! Materials and child minding provided.
Eritrean snacks will be served.
At our much-anticipated 5th Annual IWD crafting event, four master craftswomen will be on hand. Come and go! Enjoy good food, good company and good crafting!