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Feminists Deliver Conference and Trade show, June 3-6, 2019
Monday, June 3 - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit and the Role of Colonization

9:00 AM - MMIWG Inquiry Live Stream

1:00 PM - Keynote Speaker Melina Laboucane Massimo - Violence against the Land Begets Violence against Women

2:30 PM – Keynote Speaker Sharon McIvor - Indigenous Women Equality

3:45 PM – Keynote Speaker Anita Lucchesi - MMIWG and Data Sovreignty

Tuesday, June 4 - Changing Systems: Resistence and Resilience

9:30 AM - Keynote Panel - Resistence and Resilience: The Child Welfare System


  • Rain City Housing
  • Robin Banks
  • Sarah Thomas, Aboriginal Mothers Centre
  • Sadea Johnston, Young Women's Leadership & Engagement Coordinator, Justice for Girls
  • Facilitator, Sarah Stewart Executive Director, Aunt Leah’s Place

11:30 AM - Panels

Precarious Realities: A Colonial Immigration System


  • Alejandra Lopez- Sanctuary Health
  • Ingrid Mendez de Cruz - Executive Director of Watari
  • Lobat Sadrehashemi –Immigration Lawyer & Member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers

Work is Work is Work

  • Sheryl Burns, President CUPE 1936
  • Natalie Drolet, Executive Director Migrant Workers Centre BC

Spectrum of Harm Reduction: Reducing Harm, Reducing Pain

  • Anne M'Mithiaru, Director Non Residential Programs Atira Women’s Resource Society
  • Heather Scarff, Counsellor Watari
  • Brandy Kane, Counsellor, PhD
  • Keren Mitchell, Nurse Practitioner, Foundry BC
  • Emily Henry, Chrysalis Society

Criminal Justice: Freedom from the revolving door, challenging stigma, and overcoming oppression

  • Dalya Israel, Executive Direcor, WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
  • Frances Mahone, Criminal defence, refugee and civil rights lawyer in Vancouver
  • Mo Korchinski, Project Manager, Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education at UBC
  • Chas Choutlee
  • Marnie Scow, Support Worker at RainCity Housing

2:20 PM - Panels

Unveiling Resistance: Exposing Oppressive Social and Political Discourses

  • Michelle Fortin, Executive Director Options for Reproductive Health BC
  • Brooklyn Fowler, Service Coordinator Transitions Program at Battered Women’s Support Services
  • Theresa Thomas, Counsellor, Battered Women’s Support Services
  • Betty Yeung, Sexual Assault Counsellor, WAVAW

Reproductive Justice: Still a Fight

  • A.J. Lowi, PhD Candidate with the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia
  • Joyce Arthur, Executive Director, Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada

Live Stream of Pan Canadian Voice for Women’s Housing Symposium with Janice Abbot, CEO Atira Women’s Resource Society

Wednesday, June 5 - Personal is Political (Morning)

9:30 AM - Keynote Speaker - Sylvia McAdam

11:00 AM - Panels

Healing as a Site of Resistance

  • Mia Amir
  • Rosa Elena Arteaga, Manager, Direct Service and Clinical Practice at BWSS

Amplifying Your Voice Through Art


Hiring practices around women with lived experiences



  • Jen Sung and others TBA

1:00 PM - The Personal is Political: Centering young women's leadership with Emcee: Bridgee. K

1:30 PM – Why the Personal is Political for Me facilitated by Justice for Girls

  • Rebecca Hamilton, Vancouver Climate Strike
  • Morgan Switzer-Rodeny, Black Lives Matter Vancouver
  • Savanah Norman, Justice for Girls

3:00 PM –Finding My Voice Presented by students from L.A. Matheson Secondary School

Perfromances by Miss Christie Lee, Ndidi Cascade, NaRai and Erica Dee

Thursday, June 6 - The Power of Movements

9:30 AM - Keynote Panel - Feminist Movements in Vancouver

  • Sandra Iroegbu, Black Lives Matter Vancouver
  • Ellen Woodsworth, Women Transforming Cities
  • Sharon Gregson, $10 a Day Child Care

11:00 AM - Panels

Sex Worker Solidarity Panel


Gender and Sexuality: Contested Membership

  • Tami Starlight, Facilitation & implementation at The Anti Oppression Network
  • Kimberly Wong, Co-Founder City Hub Initiative

#metoo: A Cultural Movement

  • Sonmin, WAVAW
  • Jamie Lee-Hamilton
  • Leah Horlick, Writer and Poet

3:45 PM - Celebrating Feminists Deliver: Where We Go From Here

Facilitated by Feminists Deliver Co-Chairs Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director BWSS and Jennifer Johnstone, President and CEO Central City Foundation

**Please register for each day that you plan to attend.

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