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Lorimer Shenher, International Women’s Day Celebration: “Yes it’s 2016 and there is still work to be done.” 11:30am–1pm, March 4, 2016

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Please join MP Joyce Murray to celebrate International Women’s Day this year with special guest Lorimer Shenher (aka Lori) Yes it’s 2016 and there is still work to be done.” Lorimer is the amazing police detective who worked for years to secure resources and support to solve the Pickton murders case; years during which more women from Vancouver’s DTES were victimized. He later wrote a book chronicling his experience and deep frustration called That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away.
In 2015, Lorimer began a gender transition to male. He continues to write and is currently pursuing an MA in Professional Communications at Royal Roads University. His thesis project will be an audio documentary exploring the rise of the missing and murdered indigenous women as a major issue in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election.
Let’s celebrate women’s equality successes achieved, and explore barriers that remain for women, especially disadvantaged women and girls.
 
When: Friday March 4, 2016 from 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Where: MP Joyce Murray Constituency Office. 206 – 2112 W Broadway (at Arbutus) View map 
(Lunch will be provided – please come 10 minutes early to load your plate!)
 
Please RSVP to Joyce.murray.c1@parl.gc.ca asap!
 
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Publishing opportunity: As Us

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As Us accepts original and previously unpublished works by Indigenous women and women of color. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please inform us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere for publication. As Us accepts poetry, spokenword, creative nonfiction, fiction, academic essays, and more. If you have some innovative work or want to send us other genres, feel free to send it. We are looking for writing that moves us in some capacity whether that be on a craft, emotional, or story level.

ALL submissions should be in 12 pt Times New Roman, typed, paginated, and should include your name, address, phone number, and email address in the header of each page.

 

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