Conference Schedule

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2010
Draft of PROGRAM SCHEDULE August 13-16, 2010
as of August 8, 2010
DATE TIME ACTIVITY
August 13 (Friday)
10:00 A.M. MEET THE PRESS YWCA, Studio 2, 1355 Boulevard, René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, H3G 1T3
6:00 P.M. WELCOME DINNER WILLIAM HINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, 419 rue St. Roch, Montréal, H3N 1K2
7:30P.M. OPENING CEREMONY: PUBLIC EVENT, ALL WELCOME. Featuring Ellen Gabriel, President, Quebec Native Women; Alexi Conradi, President, Fédération des femmes du Québec; Odaya women’s drum group; Gabriela-U.S.A. cultural group; briefing by conference organizers. WILLIAM HINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, 419 rue St. Roch
August 14 (Saturday) CONFERENCE CENTRE: 7400 Boulevard Saint Laurent, Montréal, QC H2R 2Y1 (Metro de Castelnau)
8:00 – 9:30 A.M. BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION
9:30 – 10:30 P.M. KEYNOTE : “MOVING FORWARD TO A WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY ” – Liza Maza, President, Gabriela Women’s Party, Philippines
10:30 – 11:30 A.M. PLENARY 1 –“IMPERIALISM AND IT’S IMPACT ON WOMEN” – Mariame Sidibe, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Université du Mali
11:30 – 12:30 P.M. LUNCH BREAK
12:30 – 2:30 P.M. WORKSHOPS
1 “Women Workers Fighting Exploitation”
2 “Violence Against Women”
3 “Women Resisting Wars and Imperialist Aggression”
4 “Women From The Peasantry & Rural Lands”
2:30 – 3:30 P.M. PLENARY 2- “WOMEN’S OPPRESSION and EXPLOITATION” – Dolores Chew, South Asian Women’s Community Centre, Montréal
3:30 – 4:00 P.M. COFFEE BREAK
4:00 – 6:00 P.M. WORKSHOPS
5 “Women and Migration”
6 “Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights”
7 “Women Resisting Developmental Aggression”
8 “Women and Religion”
6:00 P.M. FREE TIME/FILM SHOWING
August 15 (Sunday) CONFERENCE CENTRE: 7400 Boulevard Saint Laurent (Metro de Castelnau)
8:00 – 9:00 A.M. BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
9:00 – 10:00 A.M. PLENARY 3 – “BUILDING RESISTANCES ” – Brenda Stokely, Million March Movement, U.S.A.
10:00 – 12:00 A.M. WORKSHOPS
9 “Women Fighting Racism, Discrimination and Genocide”
10 “Struggles and Resistances of Sexual Minority Women”
11 “Struggles of Indigenous Women”
12 “Women’s Experiences with Socialism and National Liberation Movements”
12:00 – 1:00 P.M. LUNCH BREAK
1:00 – 3:00 P.M. WORKSHOP REPORTS/Question & Answer
3:00 – 3:30 P.M. COFFEE BREAK
3:30 – 4:30 P.M. SYNTHESIS of CONFERENCE – Emmi de Jesus, Gabriela Women’s Party, House of Representatives, Philippines
4:30 – 5:00 P.M. CLOSING – Hon. Flor Marcelino, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Wellington, Manitoba, Canada
6:00 P.M. SOLIDARITY DINNER and CULTURAL NIGHT – PUBLIC EVENT, ALL WELCOME WILLIAM HINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, 419 rue St. Roch, Montréal, H3N 1K2
August 16 (Monday) CONFERENCE CENTRE: 7400 Boulevard Saint Laurent (Metro de Castelnau)
LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR FORMATION of the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ALLIANCE (IWC-AIF)
8:00 – 9:00 A.M. BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION OF IWA DELEGATES
9:00 – 12:00 P.M. Discussions on the Objectives, Charter and proposed Constitution of the IWA
12:00 – 1:00 P.M. LUNCH BREAK
1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Continuation of Discussions of the Objectives, Charter and Proposed Constitution
3:00 – 3:30 P.M. COFFEE BREAK
3:30 – 5:30 P.M. ELECTIONS
5:30 P.M. CLOSING of IWA Conference
Prepared by: MIWC Program Committee 08/08/10

5 Responses to Conference Schedule

  1. june says:

    Hello all
    what is the fee for a one day workshop? Saturday
    thankyou

    • malcguy says:

      Hi June,

      The fee for one day is CAN $50, but it would be great if you could attend the whole conference.

      Looking forward to seeing you there,

      Marie

  2. Wendy says:

    I just found out about this conference. Is there still space?
    Please say yes.

  3. Didi says:

    Hello,

    Can you tell me when the Conference documents will be posted on the website?
    Is there any way I can obtain these documents as I have to report back to my organisation.

    Thanks
    Didi
    ATIK- Womens Commission

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