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Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Deslaurier, Michelle; Cynthia; Willow Silver Wolff; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1995-12
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
Guest Speaker on Legal Information; Christmas Decorating; Ornament Painting; Tours of the City Lights; Outing to Festive Comedy 'It's Blowing Glowing and Growing in Bowen'; Museum of Anthropology; The Center Garden Plot; Employment and Lifeskills Training Workshops; New Rules to Welfare Law; Hardship; Appeal System; Crisis Grants; Asset Levels; March to Victory Square Protesting Welfare Cuts; Anti-Poverty Workshops; Volunteer News; Holiday Clean-up; Christmas Dinner and Celebration; After Dinner Clean up; Christmas Day; Volunteer Dinner; Volunteer Rest and Relaxation Time; Christmas Schedule of Activities; Christmas Poem; Christmas Bureau Schedule
Keywords: 
Programming Schedule; Holiday Celebrations; Christmas Crafts; Outings; Centre Garden Plot; Workshops; New Rules to Welfare Law; Protest Welfare Cuts; Anti-Poverty Workshops; Volunteer News; Volunteer Dinne; Free Events and Activities for the Holiday Season; Poem; Food Banks; Lower Mainland Christmas Bureaus

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Cynthia; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1996-01
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
The DEWC film festival are films made by women - there will be a lot of first nations films also; We are also looking forward to moving to our new centre
Keywords: 
workshops; basic first aid; kwachmnek; crafts; woodworking; knitting ceramics; new year; women's centre; film festival; new staff; old DEWC staff

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Masemola, Lydia; Dubick, Marion; Hale, Diane; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1996-02
Pages: 
14
Summary: 
Chinese New Year Celebration; Women's Center Bazaar; Heart Month; Brackendale Eagle Watch; Health Forum; HIV/AIDS Awareness; Discussion Groups on Welfare Issues; Information Workshop on Child Apprehension; Update on Needle Policy Meeting; March to Honor the Women who have died in the DTES; Administrator/Fundraiser Position; Staff Changes at the Center; Volunteer News; Changes to BC Benefits in Guaranteed Available Income for Need; Law Student News
Keywords: 
Center Schedule; Regular Programming; Health Forum Updates; Sheway; Vancouver Native Health; Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society (DEYAS); Battered Women's Support Services; AIDS Vancouver; Core Women Care; Welfare Issues; Child Apprehension; Needle Policy; Women's March; staff changes; Volunteer News; Workshops; Changes to BC Benefits; Old Age Security

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1996-03
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
Poem - I choose; Self help workshops; concerns regarding lack of formal volunteer meetings; Thanks to Dorothy for the Volunteer Dinner; Computer workshops off to good start; Cleaning month - 10 volunteers needed; Receptionist workshop - train new receptionists and familaiarize oldies with recent changes. Calendar: International Women's Day March 8 - a march on Sat with pancake breakfast after head up to Main Library to join the march ending at first united church. Morning workshops start this month on a trial basis - how to launch a self appeal thru MSS; WAVAW Women Against Violence Against; tax return workshops- get help filling in tax return; LEAF Legal Education Action Fund- initiate test cases in legal system; Regualar Programming: AIDS- Margareth from AIDS Vanoucer will be here every Mon; Learning Group; Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS); Law Student- help with legal needs i.e. welfare, msp, handicapped etc.; Women Surviving Together support group; Raffels; Bingo; Craft Workshops; Knitting with Freda; First Nations wood carving workshop; Woodworking; Ceramics. Outings: CNIMAX; Swimming at Aquatic Center on Beach Avenue; Beachcombing at Whytecliffe Park; Theatre outing to the Arts Club on Granville Island.
Keywords: 
Poem I choose; Income tax month; Volunteer News; Dates to remember; Monthly calendar

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Wood, Christine; Brenda; Andrews, Moonyne; Keyespapamatao, Marie; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1996-04
Pages: 
10
Summary: 
Native Cultural Week Program: opening with smudge and Prayer; Laxweswa (video); young women dancers and talk; Medicine Walk in Stanley Park; sharing circle; Blockade (video); beading; Native Artist Corinne Hunt, Jewellery maker; Woodworking with Diane Green; yellow cedar carving; drumming and singing; Medicinewheel healing workshop; Closing Circle and Prayer. Women Centre taking over Learning Groups from Vancouver School Board: 'mini' courses available. Calendar of activities for the month. Bridge Housing Info. Outings: Aquarium, Theatre (Tapestry, a tribute to Carole King), Swimming at the Aquatic Centre; Garden Work; Volunteer Dinner; BBQ Beach Outing. Freedom Fighter, a song by Moonyne Andrews; Love: a poem by 'author unknown'; The DEWC Drop-In Centre, an essay by Marie K.
Keywords: 
Native Cultural Week; Bridge Housing Society; bus tickets; Starship Bingo; fundraising; volunteer nights; woodworking workshop; computer workshops; Drug and Alcohol Group; Downtown Life Skills Group; Volunteer privileges; health advocacy; legal advocacy; AIDS; garden workshop; Outings; Vancouver School Board Learning Groups; Reflexology; Volunteer News; poem; song; DEWC Steering Committee; Welfare regulations

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Cynthia Low; Lesley-Grainer; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1996-05
Pages: 
10
Summary: 
May week Program Summary: 3 new groups that will be operating out of centre include Creative Cultures; Battered Women Support Services; Alcohol and Drug Support Group. Crafty Workshops include: First Nations wood carving; ceramics, woodworking; knitting. Outings include: Aquarium; theatre; swimming at Aquatic Centre; Garden work. Volunteer News; Volunteer Dinner; BBQ Beach Outing; Learning Group Update run by Vancouver School Board through Carnegie Centre includes Suzanne Decastille, SFU professor teaching 4-week course on Women and Technology; computer clinics; cooking sessions. Legal Advocacy Update includes: request from RCMP for Native Indian Residential Schools Task Force; Family Law Issues/Separation and Divorce; Vulnerable Adults; Victims of Crime Act; Criminal Code Amendments; Spousal Assault Risk Assessment. Women's computer donated by Law Foundation arrives. Grandmothers poem by Lesley-Grainger
Keywords: 
Creative Cultures; Battered Women Support Services (BWSS); Alcohol and Drug Support Group; Mental Health Network Workshop; Income Support Programs Workshop; First Nations Wood Carving Workshop; Ceramics; woodworking workshop; Outings; Learning Group Update; Legal Advocacy; women's computer

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Karen; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1995-06
Pages: 
5
Summary: 
Most people who appeal to tribunal win; this costs Ministry too much. They say the goal is to save money; as many as one third of these tribunal decisions may have been made in "error of law." Bad news for people on welfare, Ministry can overturn tribunal's "interpretation" of the law. St. James administers money to people who are on welfare and they get a fee by welfare; people are administered to St. James if they are violent or abusive in the welfare office. Retreat in mid June at Bowen Island. Margareth Tolso from AIDS Vancouver is here every Monday afternoon to give women information about how to protect ourselves from getting HIV/AIDS.
Keywords: 
Welfare News; changes to welfare appeal system; Guaranteed Available Income for Needs; people on welfare; Legal Advocacy News; St. James Social Services Society; HIV Positive Women; Positive Women's Network; AIDS Vancouver; Annual General Meeting

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1995-07
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
Getting ready for summer - bbqs, camping, festivals, craft workshops, and new staff
Keywords: 
button blanket demonstration; jazz music; vancouver international folk festival; dream catchers with denny; summer bbq; camp capillano; birthday wishes; new steering committee members

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Goree, Toni; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1995-08
Pages: 
11
Summary: 
August is outing month. Craft workshops. Special events. Welfare news on Tenants Rights, Handicapped Benefits and TRAC. Theater and PNE outings. Sage gathering with Rita. Article on Honor Among Thieves. First Nations Breast Cancer Society. Battered Women Support Services. Various workshops.
Keywords: 
Center news; outings; Welfare news; Seminars; Videos; BBQ; Sage gathering; First Nations Breast Cancer Information; Battered Women Support Services; Career Planning

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Cynthia; Wester, Marlies; Scott, Marg; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
1995-10
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
AIDS awareness events on Oct 3rd, 4th and 5th - video made by a woman from the neighbourhood about issues around AIDS followed by a group discussion. The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre is the first Aboriginal Community to display the Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt with panels made and designed by friends and loved ones of those who have passed away. Outings: A First Nations student will give a tour of the Museum of Anthropology; a walk through the Seymour Demonstration Forest. Presentation/Workshops: changes to Crisis Grants; Women's Health Workshop; Employment and Assertiveness Training Workshop; a Receptionist Workshop to train all the new volunteers. We are going to paint the Centre. Harvest Dinner will fall on Mon. Oct. 9th. Halloween Party. Free legal advice for women: general legal advice, divorce, welare, debts, landlord/tenant, wills, UIC, ICBC, family and criminal advice available.
Keywords: 
AIDS Awareness Week; The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre; Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt; Outings; Workshops; Changes in Legal Services; Women's Health; TB Skin Tests; Employment and Assertiveness Training; Special Events; Painting; Volunteer News; Halloween Party; UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program; Battered Women's Support Services;

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