antidote

antidote

Multiracial and Indigenous Girls and Women's Network

About antidote

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2009 downloadable brochure (pdf)

Established in 2002, antidote is an award-winning grassroots network and community-based organization of over 180 multiracial girls and women in Victoria, British Columbia. Our members represent diverse voices, ages, ethno-cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds and affiliations in the community. We work with youth, families, schools, community groups, service providers, policy makers and researchers to promote the visibility and needs of racialized minority and Indigenous girls and women.

What does “racialized” mean? Racialization refers to a process by which certain groups are categorized as inferior and marginalized because of perceived physical and socio-cultural differences, including skin colour, cultural beliefs, religious markers, accent, and citizenship status. Racialization creates social inequality based on racial categories and is the root of systemic racism and other forms of discrimination.

Antidote is for girls and women of racialized minority and Indigenous backgrounds, and everyone in between. This includes girls and women of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and other First Peoples), immigrant, refugee, Canadian-born, and mixed race backgrounds. We also welcome individuals who identify as queer, transgendered, and/or two-spirited.

We are unique volunteer-based organization that focuses on creative and participatory methods to bridge  community, activism and research. Antidote targets barriers facing racialized girls and women by supporting their psychosocial well-being, engagement and leadership skills. Our projects are based on participatory, change-focused methods. We foster intercultural education and community building through creative multimedia tools such as documentaries, theatre, photography, poetry, art and digital media.

Read about our history…

Honouring community
I've been with Antidote since 2004. I was a member and I volunteered with youth. During that time I met Dr. Jo-anne Lee who was...
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I took the pledge at The Sorority Pledge Tour
This show was opened by Paint the Town Red. They're from Tsartlip First Nation. It was awesome and I met the group and told them...
Read More "I took the pledge at The Sorority Pledge Tour"
Monthly meeting on May 8th, Victoria downtown library
If anyone wants to join us, Antidote is meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:00pm at the Downtown Central Library in Study Room #3 (by...
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West Coast kick off for The Sorority, Pledge Tour, in Victoria
We're excited that The Sorority, a hip hop supergroup, is coming to the West Coast on May 3rd. We know these folks via friends and...
Read More "West Coast kick off for The Sorority, Pledge Tour, in Victoria"
Testing, 1, 2… 1, 2… Judy on the mic
Hi everyone. How is your spring going? I would like to introduce myself. Many of you might know me from the early days in Antidote!...
Read More "Testing, 1, 2… 1, 2… Judy on the mic"
Antidote Annual General Meeting
Antidote: Multiracial and Indigenous Girls and Women's Network Annual General meeting - When: July 26th from 5:00-8:00pm - Where: Vancouver Island Immigrant and Refugee Society...
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Antidote’s projects are as unique as you are.

There are literally endless opportunities to become involved. Whatever your interest or passion, you will find a home for it here. We take an organic and dynamic approach to our projects, ensuring that they reflect the needs and interests of our members. We offer a range of activities – social, artistic, political, relational and everything in between. Check out how you can meet our network of amazing women who are passionate about making a difference in our community.

The tea party gang

 

Honouring community
I've been with Antidote since 2004. I was a member and I volunteered with youth. During that time I met Dr. Jo-anne Lee who was...
Read More "Honouring community"
I took the pledge at The Sorority Pledge Tour
This show was opened by Paint the Town Red. They're from Tsartlip First Nation. It was awesome and I met the group and told them...
Read More "I took the pledge at The Sorority Pledge Tour"
Monthly meeting on May 8th, Victoria downtown library
If anyone wants to join us, Antidote is meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:00pm at the Downtown Central Library in Study Room #3 (by...
Read More "Monthly meeting on May 8th, Victoria downtown library"
West Coast kick off for The Sorority, Pledge Tour, in Victoria
We're excited that The Sorority, a hip hop supergroup, is coming to the West Coast on May 3rd. We know these folks via friends and...
Read More "West Coast kick off for The Sorority, Pledge Tour, in Victoria"
Testing, 1, 2… 1, 2… Judy on the mic
Hi everyone. How is your spring going? I would like to introduce myself. Many of you might know me from the early days in Antidote!...
Read More "Testing, 1, 2… 1, 2… Judy on the mic"
Antidote Annual General Meeting
Antidote: Multiracial and Indigenous Girls and Women's Network Annual General meeting - When: July 26th from 5:00-8:00pm - Where: Vancouver Island Immigrant and Refugee Society...
Read More "Antidote Annual General Meeting"
Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser
‘After Shock’ Drum Workshop: Community Call and Response When: 2 – 4pm on Sunday, May 17th Where: Bert Richman Building at the Gordon Head Rec Centre - 4100...
Read More "Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser"
AGM November 4th
2014 Annual General Meeting Date: 5:00 – 8:30pm on Tuesday, November 4th Place: Surrounded by Cedars Child and Family Services Board Room 211, 1497 Admirals...
Read More "AGM November 4th"
Honouring community
I've been with Antidote since 2004. I was a member and I volunteered with youth. During that time I met Dr. Jo-anne Lee who was...
Read More "Honouring community"
I took the pledge at The Sorority Pledge Tour
This show was opened by Paint the Town Red. They're from Tsartlip First Nation. It was awesome and I met the group and told them...
Read More "I took the pledge at The Sorority Pledge Tour"
Monthly meeting on May 8th, Victoria downtown library
If anyone wants to join us, Antidote is meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:00pm at the Downtown Central Library in Study Room #3 (by...
Read More "Monthly meeting on May 8th, Victoria downtown library"

Honouring community

I’ve been with Antidote since 2004. I was a member and I volunteered with youth. During that time I met Dr. Jo-anne Lee who was doing a project that became Antidote. I’m old school.  Community organizing can be hell. It’s hard. All of us are wearing many hats and have …

I took the pledge at The Sorority Pledge Tour

This show was opened by Paint the Town Red. They’re from Tsartlip First Nation. It was awesome and I met the group and told them that I’ve been seeing them on APTN and it was so great to finally meet them and see them. We have local hip hop and …

Monthly meeting on May 8th, Victoria downtown library

If anyone wants to join us, Antidote is meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:00pm at the Downtown Central Library in Study Room #3 (by the Community Room). I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and in the meantime enjoy the soulshine.

West Coast kick off for The Sorority, Pledge Tour, in Victoria

We’re excited that The Sorority, a hip hop supergroup, is coming to the West Coast on May 3rd. We know these folks via friends and allies in Toronto. And I’m really looking forward to seeing them! If you aren’t familiar with them, check out their Instagram, it’s fire, @TheSororityYYZ! May 3rd, …

Testing, 1, 2… 1, 2… Judy on the mic

Hi everyone. How is your spring going? I would like to introduce myself. Many of you might know me from the early days in Antidote! I’m on the board of directors as the Communication Representative. I’m Judy Woo…

Antidote Annual General Meeting

Antidote: Multiracial and Indigenous Girls and Women’s Network Annual General meeting – When: July 26th from 5:00-8:00pm – Where: Vancouver Island Immigrant and Refugee Society (VIRCS.) 202-531 Yates St, Victoria BC V8W 1K7…

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser

‘After Shock’ Drum Workshop: Community Call and Response When: 2 – 4pm on Sunday, May 17th Where: Bert Richman Building at the Gordon Head Rec Centre – 4100 Lambrick Way (off Feltham) Learn to play ‘Hiryu Sandan Gaeshi’ Sending a message of peace, health and hope to the people of Nepal. Suggested Workshop fee: …

AGM November 4th

2014 Annual General Meeting Date: 5:00 – 8:30pm on Tuesday, November 4th Place: Surrounded by Cedars Child and Family Services Board Room 211, 1497 Admirals Road, Victoria V9A 2P8 Agenda 5pm Welcome AGM Business: Activity and Annual Reports Nomination and Elections for antidote Board of Directors President, Treasurer, Recorder, Indigenous …

Jumble Sale October 18th

Jumble Sale and Fall Blow Out!! Come on everybody!! Where? 548 Cornwall Street (near Fairfeld and Moss) When? Saturday, October 18th 10am – 2pm Great Deals on: Art, craft and screen printing supplies Workshop materials Books Wool, felt and fabric iMac computer and Laptop  

“White Feminism” and Intersectionality

The term “white feminism” does not refer to feminists who are white, but to a particular type of feminism that ignores other factors such as race and class. Here’s an article that raises some good points about just how problematic that is.

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