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Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Betty; Susan; Keyespapamatao, Marie; Koontz, Debi; Kara and Joyce; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2002-09
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Women's Centre volunteer poem My Vision Quest; Applying for Welfare - updated info and orientation session, eligibility date, emergency needs assessment; Welcome to Susan Anderson - Fund Development Coordinator; Collage work created by various materials; Calendar: Library Group; Organizers Training; BWSS; Creative Writing Group; Street Nurse; Alcohol and Drug Harm Reduction Support Group; Chinese Women's Group; Women's Voice; Music Jam; Arts and Crafts Workshops - Beading, Crochet with Anna, Collage arts with Marie and Marilyn, Fabric Arts with Freeda, Dreamcatchers; Word Search; Inner City Women's Initiatives Society; Profile Employment and Education Access for Women at Vancouver Community College - program length 4 mo., start March, Sept., cetification, status, admission requirements must attend info session by college, proof of Grade 9 English, financial aid available; Poem - That; Pace Health Network(PHN) drop-in for women sex workers - supplies, safety tips, snacks and connecting; Literacy/Library Group every Sunday
Keywords: 
My Vision Quest; Applying for Welfare; Fund Development Coordinator; Collage; Calendar; Library Group; Organizers Training; Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS); Creative Writing Group; Steet Nurse; Alcohol and Drug Harm Reduction Support Group; Women's Voice; Music Jam; Arts and Crafts Workshops; Word Search; Employment and Education Access for Women at Vancouver Community College; Poems; Pace Health Network; Literacy/Library Group

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Eva; England, Jennifer; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2001-12
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
Poem by Eva accompanied with a submitted piece by unknown author called To My Grown Up Son; Global day of Awareness, Action and Change - wear a red ribbon December 1st; Melanie Conn is the co-founder of the East End Food Co-op; Serema and Grace will be putting on a Nutrition Workshop; Joanne Shapwaykeesic is December's Volunteer of the Month; Learn about Winter Solstice, a celebration of Light and the rebirth of the Sun on Friday, December 21st, food and other festivities; There is a Candle Light Vigil at Thornton Park site of the Montreal Massacre Monument, Main Street at Terminal, in front of the train station.
Keywords: 
Poems and Writing; World AIDS Day; Women's Food Co-op (WFC); Volunteer of the Month; Winter Solstice; Candle Light Vigil

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Boyle, Linda; Butterworth, Sharon; Helen; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2002-01
Pages: 
18
Summary: 
Contact Centre grand opening, December 21st, 2001 at the Roosevelt Hotel; Food Hampers will be distributed by the Women's Centre on Saturday January 5th at 2:00pm; Breaking free from Helplessness; Popular Education group; Wanted submissions for all Monthly News Letters; Volunteer Thank yous; Regular programming; Arts and Crafts Workshops; Beading with Leona; Clay Works; Crochet with Anna; Yoga; Fabric Arts with Freeda; Dreamcatchers; January 1st A Transformative Year of Delight and Discovery; Yoga classes; Our first Women's Centre Coffee House; Poems - My Body, Life, A Christmas Story; Tobacco Day
Keywords: 
Upcoming Events; Tenants' Rights; Bus Rider's Union and Food Forms; new Mental Health Advocate (Erin Graham); Poems

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Gervais, Rosanne; Hamen, Joanne; Cori; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2002-03
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
20,000 show up to protest Gov't Cutbacks, 30 from DEWC; Sasamat Retreat - rainy day but good meals; Calendar: Library Group; Organizers Training; BWSS; Creative Writing Group; Street Nurse; Popular Education Group; Alcohol and Drug Harm Reduction Support Group; Women's Voice; Women Surviving Together; Yoga; Sweat Lodge; Music Jam; Arts and Crafts Workshops - Beading with Leona; Clay Works; Crochet with Anna; College Arts with Anna B.; Fabric Arts with Freeda; Dreamcatchers. Income Tax and GST forms; Poems - Time Travelled and Walking a Mile in My Shoes; Affordable Housing Workshop; Safety; Upcoming Workshop PovNet; info on Welfare and Housing Laws in BC; Peregrine and The Mouse; Political Agendas re: Protest March and Politics
Keywords: 
DEWC Protest March in Victoria; Lake Sasamat Retreat; Poem; Calendar; Affordable Housing Workshop; Safety; PovNet Workshop; Politics

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Bottomley, Cynthia; Estee; Williams, Betty; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2002-04
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Annual Spring Dinner; Volunteer Appreciation Day; Proposed reduction of welfare rates; Impact of Provincial Government Cuts on Women; Health and Equality; DEWC Schedule; Regular programming; Arts and Crafts Workshops; Beading with Leona; Yoga with Roma; Crochet with Anna; Collage Arts with Anna B.; Fabric Arts with Freeda; Dreamcatchers with Denny; Centre News; Bus Tickets; Laundry; Raffle; Yoga; Evening Groups; Childcare; New Staff; Open Letter from Cynthia Bottomley; Poems by Betty Williams; Beauty Night photos; the link between health and societal oppression
Keywords: 
Spring Dinner; Volunteer Appreciation Day; Welfare Rates; Government Cuts; Health and Inequality; DEWC Schedule; Programming; Centre News; Open Letter; Poem; Beauty Night

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Small, Margaret; Levitin, Jackie; Chrissie D.; Peltier, Leonard; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2001-10
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Woman's Video begun by Jackie Levitin in July 2001, from a grant by the SSHRC-funded Health and Home Research project at SFU; Library Project - plans and goals, a general time line; A woman's week of Education, Mobilization and Action; Vigil for Peace in the downtown eastside every Wednesday morning at the Totem Pole in Oppenheimer Park; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre official Open House; Updates on Evening groups; History of Leonard Peltier; Childcare for evening groups; Community updates; Mural Survey; Regular Programming: Arts and Crafts Workshops; Beading with Leona; Crochet with Anna; Fabric Arts with Freeda; Dreamcatchers with Beverly
Keywords: 
Open House; Harvest Dinner; Sisiters Resist; Violence against Women; Center Updates; Video Project; Libary Project; End Legislated Poverty Organizer's Training

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Carol B.; Agnes; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2001-11
Pages: 
14
Summary: 
Inner Ear Retreat - ferry ride, sleeping in log cabin, Molly's Reach walk, dinner, beachwalks, hot tub, journal making, dreamcathers; Harm Reduction Workshop facilitated by Tammy; Wenlido self-defense for women for 2 hours; Nutritional Recovery Training - health, wholeness of mind, body, and spirit and menu planning; Daily Programming: Yoga with Roma; Yoga with Ferma; BWSS; End Legislated Poverty-Organizers Training; Street Nurse; Popular Education Group; Alcohol and Drug Harm Reduction Support Group; Women's Voice Healing Circle and support group with Reta Blind; Still Movement; Creative Writing Group with Marie Clements; Arts and Crafts Workshops - Beading with Leona; Crochet with Anna; Fabric arts with Freeda; Dreamcatchers; List of New Staff at the Centre; Women's Centre Coffee House; Volunteer of Month- Denise Stilwell; Description of Staff Positions; Centre Guidelines; Community Services- Free Clothing, Free Showers, Free Laundry; Flu Shot Clinics - nurses conduct flu shot clinics; Poetry from The Still Movement Group - Helpless, My Heart; Lytton Healing Gathering Picture of camping with tent and scenery
Keywords: 
Inner Ear Retreat; Upcoming Workshops at Centre; New Staff at Centre; Women's Centre Coffee House; Volunteer of the Month; Calendar; Women's Staff who is who; Centre Guidelines; Community Services; Flu Shot Clinics; Poetry from the Still Movement Group; Lytton Healing Gathering Picture

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Martin, Carol; Breathnach, Sara Dan; Butterworth, Sharon; Keyespapamatao, Marie; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2001-01
Pages: 
14
Summary: 
News from Your Advocates; DEWC's Mental Health Advocates; Poverty is a Mental Health Issue; There is no excuse for abuse; My rights; Simple abundance The Inner Journey; DEWC Schedule; Regular programming: Learning Group; Battered Women Support Services (BWSS); Street Nurse; Popular Education group; Women's Voice; Creative Writing; Support Gathering for Women living with HIV/AIDS; Arts and Crafts; Beading with Leona; Fabric Arts with Freeda; Dreamcatchers with Beverly; Poems: Letting Go, Gastown Bleakness, Sweet Abundance of life; Outings: Skating at Britannia, Eagle watching at Brackendale, Tobogganing at Cypress, Spa Day; Volunteer of the Month; Women writing the News Letter; January Feast; food hampers
Keywords: 
Advocate News; Abuse; My Rights; Simple Abundance; DEW Centre schedule; Poems; Outings

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Breathnach, Sara Dan; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2001-02
Pages: 
20
Summary: 
February 14th Memorial March - a brief history; Black History Month honours our sisters and grandmothers; Important information coming from the Outreach Worker about what causes Syphilis; Donna, the Outreach Worker at DAMS, is beginning a new group entitled "Anger and Art"; Lucy joined the Centre team in late December; Cori is now covering Marg's advocacy position until Marg returns; Meshell is the Outreach Worker and leaving in early March to pursue other things; in group Still Movement for women survivors of violence - this is about Bodyhistories/Bodystories and connecting individual and community resistance and healing; Learn about African-Canadian heritage during Black History Month
Keywords: 
Memorial March; Black History Month; Outreach Worker; Staff News; New Group

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Sandra J.; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2001-03
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Tomorrow Blackwind is February's Volunteer of the Month; Tuberculosis in the Downtown Eastside; March and Rally for International Women's Day and join the Centre for a Pancake Breakfast
Keywords: 
Community; Volunteer of the Month; Health; International Women's Day

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