Friday, April 9, 2010

Women's History Fair Participants - Vancouver April 10, 2010

More groups participating in the Women's History Fair, Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 1-4 pm.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Vancouver will be showing information about WILPF's work on peace issues since 1915 showcasing a display of historical material of the organization's work, publications, archival photographs and a record of past activities.

WE*ACT: Women Elders in Action is funded by the Women’s Program of Status of Women Canada and the 411 Senior Centre Society. The group’s focus is to raise awareness and to act on the most pressing social and economic issues facing older women in BC. They have recorded and transcribed the life stories of nearly 80 women elders around the province and published these materials.

Room Magazine (formerly Room of One’s Own) is Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal, published since 1975, by, for, and about women by an all-volunteer Vancouver editorial collective. Room's display includes issues with a focus on BC women’s history.

Pioneer Indian Women Settlers Centenary Celebration 2010: In recognition of the first Indian women who in 1910—despite the law against them—emigrated to Canada from India to reunite their families. Display includes photographs and information on “first wave” women and children by researcher Mahinder Kaur Doman Manhas.

The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia will feature a display on Chinese Canadian Women: A Legacy of Serving their Communities.The Society is dedicated to broadening our shared understanding of history of the Chinese in British Columbia through research, documentation, preservation and education.

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