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Reflections of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre; CHODARR
Date: 
2007-12
Pages: 
64
Summary: 
A book created by a group of volunteers from the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) as part of a collaborative effort between the DEWC Skills Development Project and the CHODARR project. The authors draw on 12 years of DEWC newsletters to piece together a historical and present-day portrait of women's voices, creativity, and activism in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Using poetry, images, and text the authors include: details about the project; a brief history of the women's centre; descriptions of the services available at the women's centre; information about the women who use, work, and volunteer at the centre; and a picture of the role that the centre plays in the broader community.
Keywords: 
activism; community services; Downtown Eastside (DTES); Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC); women; volunteer

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2006-11
Pages: 
24
Summary: 
Report from the Annual General Meeting; News from the Management Team; History of the contributions of the Chinese women in the downtown eastside; Grief and Loss Support is a new group at the Centre; Update from the Power of Women to Women Group; Notice to Survivors of Residential Schools; Women Engaged in the Arts Vision and Empowerment (WEAVE) events; Advocacy information for people at risk of homelessness in the downtown eastside; Monthly Calendar of Events; Pages of photos from the Harvest Dinner
Keywords: 
annual general meeting; residential schools; photos; centre history; Chinese women; poetry; homelessness; housing; harvest dinner; regular programming - Chinese Women's Group; Massage; Resume Workshop; Street Nurse; Sweat Lodge; Arts and Crafts; Music Jam; Community Kitchen

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2006-05
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Upcoming Events - Book Club; Power of Women to Women; Fabric Arts with Diane; Mother's Day Picnic; DEWC Community Kitchen; Health Workshops. Kitchen Training Program starting. Monthly Calendar of Events. Breast Cancer Facts and Information from the Breast Cancer Foundation. A report on the Elder's Council trip to northern communities in support of the "Highway of Tears", which runs from Prince Rupert to Prince George.
Keywords: 
breast cancer; highway of tears; taiko drumming; poetry; kitchen training; workshops; regular programming - Chinese Women's Group; Massage; Resume Workshop; Street Nurse; Sweat Lodge; Arts and Crafts; Music Jam; Community Kitchen

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Barton, Selina K.; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2007-07
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
Strathcona Mental Health Team at DEWC; Quilting; DEWC Community Kitchen; Mammogram Program; Volunteer Meeting; Photos from the Rally for Women's Housing; Enterprising Women Making Art; renovating basement multipurpose room to make more space for the grief and loss workshops; Poem - A Women's Reflections; Calendar, Regular Programming: Massage, Street Nurses, Sweat Lodge, Resume Workshop, Arts and Crafts Workshops, Art Class, Crochet with Anna and Freda, Sewing Circle with Freda, Beading with Leona, Karaoke, Evening Programming: Grief and Loss Group, BWSS, Community Kitchen, POW2W, Healing Circle, Taiko Drumming; News from Management Team; Board Update; Mammogram Screening info and workshop - test to detect presence of breast cancer; March for Women's Housing and Power of Women Social Justice Group, how did you get to the DEWC?
Keywords: 
Up-Coming Events; Photos from Women's Housing Rally; Enterprising Women Making Art; Poem; Calendar; News from Management Team; Board Update; Mammogram Screening; We Want Your Stories

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Low, Cynthia; Caren; Wihlelina; Darcey; Collette; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2007-06
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Chinese Women's Group Information; Calendar of Events/Workshops; POW2W Group Information; Women's Reflections; Darcey's Story; Wonderful Food Service Team; Loving The Centre; Volunteer Meeting; Strathcona Mental Health Team at DEWC; Rally for Women's Housing; Visit from Honorable Bev Oda Minister of the Status of Women; DEWC Community Kitchen; 2007 Street Party; From Our Suggestion Box; Massage; Street Nurses; Sweat Lodge; Resume Workshop; Painting with Rose; Crochet with Anna and Freda; Sewing Circle with Freda; Beading with Leona; Karaoke; Grief and Loss Group; Battered Women Support Group; Community Kitchen; POW2W; Healing Circle; Taiko Drumming; Emergency Shelter Meeting; News from the Management Team; Chinese Women's Rights Group; Darcey's Family Reunion; 412 Emergency Shelter
Keywords: 
Chinese Women's Group; Calendar of Events/Workshops; POW2W Group Information; Women's Reflections; Darcey's Story; Volunteer Meeting; Strathcona Mental Health Team; Rally for Women's Housing; Minister of the Status of Women; DEWC Community Kitchen; 2007 Street Party; Suggestion Box; Emergency Shelter Meeting; News from the Management; 412 Emergency Shelter

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Melissa; Linda E; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2007-05
Pages: 
20
Summary: 
Addiction and Recovery: a personal story by Melissa; Volunteer Dinner: 23 volunteers go to Urban Buffey; Management Team: write up of Community Meeting attended by 35 women, excellent community feedback with suggestions; Calendar; Massage; Street Nurse; Sweat Lodge; Resumes; Arts and Crafts workshops; Painting; Crochet with Anna and Freda; Sewing Circle with Freda; Beading with Leona; Karaoke; Grief and Loss Group; Battered Women Support Services (BWSS); Power of women2women (POW2W): building website and requesting stories for website; Healing Circle; Taiko Drumming Group: photo and description of what group does; Karaoke; Community Kitchen; DEWC 412 Women's Emergency Shelter: move from DEWC to 412 Cordova, how it came about and what it provides; Papalooza: provides Pap tests, rules, women's history and medical stats on violence, homelessness, and child apprehensions affecting women.
Keywords: 
Addiction and Recovery; Volunteer Dinner; Management Team; Community Meeting; Community feedback; Calendar; Massage; Street Nurse; Sweat Lodge; Resumes; Arts and Crafts workshops; Painting; Crochet with Anna and Freeda; Sewing Circle with Freeda; Beading with Leona; Karaoke; Grief and Loss Group; Battered Women Support Services (BWSS); Power of women2women (POW2W); Healing Circle; Taiko Drumming; Karaoke; Community Kitchen; DEWC 412 Women's Emergency Shelter; Taiko Group; Papalooza; Pap test; Medical advocacy

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Sarah; Victoria M; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2007-04
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Check out the events of the month; Make sure you save your appetite for our infamous spring dinner; Check out the new poets or read something from our regular poets; Life a bit stressful? then release some stress with our art workshop; Taiko drumming - great work out and major stress reliever
Keywords: 
calendar of events / workshops ; DEWC spring dinner; women's poetry; art workshop; taiko; diabetes workshops; CHODARR project needs participants

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Barton, Selina K.; Harsha; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2007-03
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
Fast Tracked Welfare Applications facilitated by the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance at the Centre; Rate increases take effect April 2007; Poetry from Selina K. Barton "Sisters" above memorial March picture for March 2007 International Women's March; Tips for healthy eating with diabetes, prevention and management; Historic days in March by Harsha
Keywords: 
Welfare Issues; International Women's Day; Women's Thoughts; Basics about Diabetes; Poetry

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Annie; Brown, Dalannah Gail; Caren; Harsha; Robetson, Linda; Edgar, Edna; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2007-02
Pages: 
16
Summary: 
Calendar of Events - Big Art workshops with Cynthia Low; 16th Annual Memorial March; Shopping Event at the Centre; Community Kitchen; News from Management Team; Poem - Hear Our Spirits Call; Moonlight Report from the Shelter, Emergency Shelter Hours; Diabetes Workshop Update; Power of Women to Women Project and Evening Group; Regular Programming - Chinese Women's Group; Massage, Grief and Loss Group, Street Nurses; Karaoke, Arts and Crafts Workshops; Sewing Circle with Freeda, Crochet with Anna and Freeda, Beading with Leona, Evening Programming: BWSS; Power of women2women; Healing Circle; Taiko Drumming; Community Kitchen; DEWC Shopping Bag Event; WEAVE Women Engaged in the Arts Vision and Empowerment; Big Art Workshops with Cynthia Low; Find and Fix; See Beyond An Art Exhibition - rides from the centre; DEWC Community Kitchen; Chinese Good Luck Sign; Year of the Boar - 1923, 35, 47, 59, 71, 83, 95, 2007
Keywords: 
Events; News from Management Team; Poem; Diabetes Workshop Update; Power of Women to Women Project; Calendar; DEWC Shopping Bag Event; WEAVE; DEWC Community Kitchen; Chinese Good Luck Sign; Year of the Boar; 16th Annual Women's Memorial March

DEW Drop-In Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Caren; Martin, Carol; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Date: 
2007-01
Pages: 
18
Summary: 
Centre Volunteers on Christmas Day; Calendar of Events/Workshops and Outings; Photo Album; News from the Night Shift; BIG Art Workshops; Welfare Applications; Young Women and Girls Night Out; Shopping at the Centre; News from the Management Team; Regular Programming; Chinese Women's Group; Massage; Street Nurses; Sweat Lodge; Arts and Crafts Workshops; Painting with Tara; Crochet with Freda; Sewing Circle with Freda; Beading with Leona; Ceramics; Fabric Arts with Diane; Evening Programming; Grief and Loss Group; Battered Women's Support Group; POW2W; Healing Circle; Taiko Drumming; Karaoke; Community Kitchen; Photo's; WEAVE Project
Keywords: 
Calendar of Events; Workshops and Outings; Photo Album; News from the Night Shift; News from the Management Team; Welfare Applications; Regular Programming; Arts and Crafts; Evening Programs; WEAVE; Young Women and Girls Night Out at the DEWC
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