August 30, 2013

Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters' AGM l Fundraising, Osborne House, The Foxy Shoppe and Eric Robinson

Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters (MAWS) will be hosting our AGM on 
September 17
Kensington Room, Ramada Viscount Gort, 1670 Portage Avenue
11:30 - noon  Meet and Mingle
noon - 12:45 Meeting and Complimentary Luncheon
12:45 - 1:00 Guest Speaker Pam Goulet - Director of Family Services and Labour,
                      Child and Family Services, Family Violence Prevention

Please RSVP by September 9 to assist with catering arrangements.
Include any special dietary requirements.

See you there!

By donating online through CanadaHelps, you are helping our organization reduce the administrative costs of manually processing and receipting donations.
Tax receipts will be issued by

We always welcome donations of items such as deodorant, razors, shaving cream, shampoos, conditioners, diapers, diaper cream, sanitary supplies, new underwear and socks (adult and child), toothbrushes, toothpaste, sleepwear, towels, craft supplies.
Visit our 'where can I go page' and call the shelter nearest to you to see what is needed.

Membership in MAWS includes nine provincially funded women’s shelters, including Osborne House, as well as several affiliate members working on the area of family violence. MAWS was created to provide: support to member shelters; increased negotiating abilities with funders; shared information and resources; increased public awareness, training of staff and improved services for clients.

And in related news - Details about the burlesque fundraising event 
and calendar launch at The Foxy Shoppe to raise funds for Osborne House.

And Deputy Premier Eric Robinson's reaction....

Opposition calls for premier to strip Robinson of caucus, cabinet duties over comment

'Do-good white people' comment draws human rights complaint against deputy premier

Fundraiser organizer demands apology for ‘do-good white people’ comment

Winnipeg Free Press background article on Eric Robinson: 
A mom beaten, a son changed

Winnipeg Free Press update article - September 20, 2013:
including letter sent to Osborne House by Jennifer Howard, the minister responsible for the status of women.

September 23, 2013 Osborne House Press Release in response to letter

Winnipeg Sun article on Miss La Muse:
In defence of Miss La Muse

Winnipeg Sun article on The Foxy Shoppe:
Foxy Shoppe owner says Eric Robinson's criticism borders on abusive

The Black Rod (blogger) posts:
"I have the right to be racist, declares Manitoba's Deputy Premier"

An Idle No More founder supports Eric Robinson's racist rant

Greg Selinger's perverted interpretation of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech

How the NDP party under Premier Greg Selinger defines racism

 A world where women's shelters get enough funding for food, clothing and necessities 
while politicians - like Senators Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy - have to fundraise by 
posing for calendars for their expenses.

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