Photos from Word to the Mutha

Photos from Word to the Mutha are up! (But you already knew that if you like us on Facebook, right? https://www.facebook.com/antidotenetwork) Thank you to everyone who made it such an amazing event!

Word to the Mutha! Dec 6th

Antidote is hosting our first ever Spoken Word and Hip Hop feminist showcase at the Solstice Café on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. Doors open at 7:30pm and the event will run from 8-10pm. You can find it on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/136131139872123/ This event is inspired and co-organized by our Girls Leadership Team. We …

Amanda Todd, More Than Bullying (Part 3)

a continuation of Part 1 and Part 2. Why should people care? There is too much at risk for people not to care about these silences and erasures. When racism and sexism might be salient to deaths and violence against women and girls, we need to know. This crucial information …

Amanda Todd, More Than Bullying (Part 2)

a continuation of Part 1. When I learned that Amanda was mixed race and was harassed because of her “difference” from peers, I was transported back to Reena Virk’s death some fifteen years earlier. Then too, Reena’s racial and ethnic background was barely noted in the media despite her obvious …

Amanda Todd, More Than Bullying (Part 1)

By Jo-Anne Lee, in collaboration with Sabina Chatterjee. Dear antidote members and friends, By  now,  you  have  probably  heard  about  Amanda  Todd’s suicide. On  behalf of antidote,  I wish  to offer  our deepest sympathy  to  her family  and friends.  The premature  death of  a child  is  something  that  no  parent or family should  ever experience. Amanda Todd …

Community Gathering, Story Sharing, & Vigil

Date & Time: Sunday, Nov 25th from 5-6pm Place: Victoria West Community Centre – 521 Craigflower Road Everyone is welcome! Amanda Todd … Reena Virk … Kimberly Proctor … Marnie Frey … Georgina Pepin Hundreds of Indigenous Women Missing and Murdered in Downtown East Side and on the Highway of Tears and …

Intergenerational Event: Take Home TCM

Take Home TCM: Diet Therapy 101 Facilitator: Christina Chan Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2012 Time: 2:30-4pm Location: Victoria West Community Centre Coffee is hot and bitter in nature, while green tea is cold and bitter in nature. Learn about the inherent nature of the food you eat and how to …

Antidote Board of Directors welcomes Sabina Chatterjee, Organizational Coordinator

Antidote Board of Directors welcomes Sabina Chatterjee, Organizational Coordinator! We are pleased to introduce antidote’s newest staff member, Sabina Chatterjee, social justice activist, and community development organizer. Sabina has a strong commitment to building communities that are compassionate and caring and believes that supporting and nurturing multiracial and Indigenous girls …

antidote Intergenerational Theatre Workshop

What: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop. When: Date has been postponed and TBA Location: Victoria West Community Centre Facilitator: Lina DeGuevera http://linadeguevara.ca/works/plays/as-director/ This is an invitation to try out the many wonderful and varied aspects of theatre: games, body work, non-verbal communication, voice, story telling, creation of images, dialogue, movement, use of props and costumes, masks, and more! Everyone …

A poem from Embracing Shades of Action

A collective piece from the writing workshop with Janet Rogers that took place at Embracing Shades of Action: Non-colour see us for our looks, our colour But who we are on the inside, we are amazing People are scared of unique, colourful, proud and different people We can be whoever …

Join us at Embracing Shades of Action on May 5th!

Embracing Shades of Action is a one-day event on May 5, 2012, for Indigenous Girls and Girls of Colour* between the ages of 13-17. The day has been created and designed as a response to the lack of space there is for the lived experiences and networking of/between Indigenous Girls and Girls …

Intergenerational M21 Event!

Talking About Racism was organized and co-facilitated by a group of students from UVic Social Justice studies to build awareness and activism in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21st. Saturday, March 24th was the date of antidote’s Intergenerational Event.  After welcome and introductions …

4th Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Please join us in the 4th Annual Memorial March for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Date: February 12, 2012 11 am – “Our Place” at 919 Pandora St. 12 PM – March to Thunderbird Park 1 PM – Speeches and Refreshments Feel free to wear Red or Regalia – Bring your …

The United Nations will conduct an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada

A big HIE-YA!! to Dr. Audrey Yap

antidote would like to extend a warm thanks to Audrey Yap for facilitating this months Intergenerational Personal Safety Event. Audrey you were very inspirational and dynamic. We look forward to having you facilitate again in the near future. – Happy Winter Solstice everyone –