SACHA Support Line Volunteers Needed

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SACHA’s looking for awesome gender non-conforming folks and women who would like to help survivors of sexual violence.

You get an amazing 16 week training and answer the line from your home.

“I love SACHA because it allows me to connect with a wonderful feminist community.” – Current SACHA volunteer

Training starts in September. It’s good idea to get in contact with Miriam at the beginning of Augustto get the process started.

As a part of SACHA’s work to end racism and other oppressions, we especially encourage folks who identify as:

  • genderqueer and/or gender non-conforming,
  • who are Indigenous,
  • immigrant,
  • refugee,
  • lesbian,
  • bisexual,
  • two spirited,
  • queer,
  • racialized,
  • and/or who live with disAbilities,
  • and/or who experience any other oppressions to apply.

Have questions?

Don’t talk yourself out of volunteering! Lots of current volunteers had concerns when they started.

This incredible PDF can answer lots of your questions.

Contact Miriam, SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line Coordinator, for more information -clvol@sacha.ca or 905.525.4573 x222.

 

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Multicultural Women’s Sewing Circle Graduation

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Garlands, eye masks, slippers, aprons, warm winter toques! SACHA’s sewing room was piled high last week with amazing projects entirely made by participants.

We give our biggest congratulations and highest of fives to all women in the sewing circle. There was so much bravery and kindest shown as women got to know each other and shared skills and life stories.

BIPOC Zine Making Grant!

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Guest post by e.war, coordinator of the Arrow Archive and Look Mum! Distro

The Arrow Archive has the goal to educate the communities around us about zine making and about zines general.

We started the Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) zine marking grant because we want to send the message that zinester BIPOC voices are important and invaluable to the zine making community. Also we want more folks to make zines, or try out making a zine for the first time. grant web color We started with the question: why don’t people make zines?

Our answers are these: they don’t know what they are, they don’t know how to make them, or they don’t have the time. We  also asked the question: whose voices are rarely heard in zine making communities?

We know there are BIPOC zine makers out there! What a better way to connect with and encourage marginalized voices then for them to self publish their thoughts and ideas then making that sphere more accessible with funding. Now, it’s a teeny tiny amount of money ($100) but it could be enough to pay for an hour or two of work and a few photocopies.

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Multicultural Sewing Circle Graduation

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On Wednesday, we celebrated the women of SACHA’s Multicultural Women’s Sewing Circle with a graduation ceremony and potluck.

Above are some examples of some of the projects that they worked on together.  Many women came to the circle having never touched a sewing machine before and learned skills patiently together.

Thank you to all of the women who participated, made connections, took chances, and shared their culture with other women in the group.

Thank you to the groups facilitators Myriam and Selma for sharing their skills in both group facilitation and sewing.