(From the FemRev collective:)
Attention Feminists and allies!
As the Organizing Committee, FemRev is busy getting ready for the RebELLEs: Notre Révolution Féministe, Our Revolution is Now, we are still short a large amount of funds to be able to pull off the gathering as best we can! We are calling on feminists and allies across the country to help support us in making this possible!
FemRev is launching the Fund a Feminist Campaign in order to help bring to fruition a project aimed at giving a voice to young women of Canada and encouraging them to participate actively in community life. FemRev is working hard to organize the 2nd ReELLEs Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering Notre Révolution Féministe, Our Revolution is Now, to take place in Winnipeg from May 20-23, 2011. The first was held in Montreal in 2008 and was attended by more than 500 dedicated young women from every Canadian province and territory, as well as international delegates from the World March of Women. The 2011 Gathering will work to empower young women and girls, to mobilize, energize, and provide opportunities for these women and girls to develop leadership skills, collectively work to improve the lives of young women, and to work within diversity in order to make meaningful contributions to the communities we are a part of. It is an opportunity to collectivize our struggles and create concrete plans for change.
We must raise funds to cover all aspects of the gathering with the most crucial costs being transportation subsidies (especially for women from rural and Northern communities), French/English/American Sign Language translation and interpretation services, healthy meals, accommodation subsidies, rental space, and printing and promotion costs.
FemRev is launching the Fund a Feminist Campaign and we need your help!
We would like to ask you to show your support by making a monetary donation or by covering the cost of specific expenses such as transportation, lodging, food, etc. Your contribution would demonstrate your commitment to improving women’s lives in Canada and across the globe, and would support young women’s efforts to improve women’s political, economic, and social conditions.
What could your contribution help support?!
$1 - $5 - The cost of a meal for one young feminist
$10 - $20 - One night’s accommodation for one young feminist
$30 - $40 - The cost of printing 50 posters for distribution nationally
$50 - $60 - The costs related to renting one of the workshop venues
$ 75 - An honorarium for a workshop facilitator
$ 100 - The cost of an honorarium for a performer at the Feminist Cabaret
$ 200 - Covers 1 hour of translation services so that the gathering is accessible in French, English and ASL.
$ 250+ - Help a young women with her travel costs to the gathering
How to Donate
Paypal – donation button online at www.rebelles.org
Cheque – Made payable to FemRev Collective
2F, 91 Albert Street
For more information about RebELLEs and the gathering, visit us www.rebelles.org.
We hope you will consider supporting this important event!
FemRev, the RebELLEs Organizing Committee 2011
firstname.lastname@example.org or (204)942-7390