Tuesday May 8, 2018
Coast Bastion, Nanaimo
10:30 – 11:30 – VIP Reception
11:30 – 1:30 Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Susan Scott – Author and Activist
About the Event: This event is intended to mark a turning point in our awareness of the impact of women’s poverty on the community and to serve as a call to action to end women’s homelessness on Vancouver Island.
We recognize that it will take the collective action of women and men, businesses, social agencies and government to fuel this movement of change, with the clear belief that shelter is a human right. We welcome both men as well as women at this event.
Event proceeds will support the $2 Million More Room for Hope campaign to expand Samaritan House, Nanaimo’s only homeless shelter for women. On most nights, women are turned away because of lack of room and with no where else to go, they are vulnerable to assault and further suffering.
About our Speaker: A freelancer focusing on poverty issues, Susan Scott has written and spoken extensively about women and children. Most notably, her 2007 book, All Our Sisters, made changes at the local and national level, inspiring Canada’s first and second conference on women and homelessness. She is also the author of No Fixed Address and The Beginning of the End, a history of the Calgary Homeless Foundation. She currently volunteers with an organization that supports marginalized mothers and their children.
Join us in Solidarity: We invite all women’s professional associations, service organizations and aligned charitable organizations throughout Vancouver Island to demonstrate their solidarity by widely promoting this event to their members and colleagues. We will acknowledge these organizations in our event program and signage. Please advise your participation by April 16.
TICKETS GO ON SALE April 3, 2018
VIP additional $50(includes private pre-lunch reception, signed copy of Susan’s book “All Our Sisters” and premium seating at luncheon)
We expect tickets to sell quickly. Check the website April 3 for registration details.
For sponsorship inquiries or more information about this event or the campaign, contact Janice.