WWW's 2nd Annual Conference: Reproductive Justice & Anti-Racist Action
to Nov 25

WWW's 2nd Annual Conference: Reproductive Justice & Anti-Racist Action


WWW's 2nd Annual Conference: Reproductive Justice & Anti-Racist Action


Keynote Speaker:

Robyn Maynard, Author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.

Robyn Maynard is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present (Fernwood 2017). The book, her first, is a national bestseller in its second printing. It was designated as one of the "best 100 books of 2017" by the Hill Times and shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award. This work also received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, as well as glowing reviews in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Now Toronto, Maclean's, and the Ottawa Citizen. 

Guest Speakers:

Paula Marshall, Executive Director, Mi’kMaw Legal Support Network, Eskasoni First Nation.

Benjamin PerrymanHuman Rights Lawyer and Counsel for Abdoul Abdi whose deportation was overturned by the Federal Court and collective advocacy.

Keisha Jefferies, Registered Nurse and PhD Student at Dalhousie University. Jefferies’ research examines the critical role of African-Nova Scotian nurses in advancing health.

El Jones, Poet and Nancy’s Chair for Women’s Studies at MSVU. El is an abolitionist, activist, artist, teacher and WWW Board member.

Bianca Mercer, Experienced Advocate for criminalized women.

Martha PaynterRegistered Nurse, Activist and Chair of WWW.


Women’s Wellness Within is a feminist, anti-racist, pro-LGBTQ2S+ organization working to support criminalized women and transgender/non-binary people. We see the intersection of racism, misogyny, incarceration and reproductive control. Through support, education and advocacy we are working for equity and decarceration. This is a working conference. We will learn together, talk together, and plan together for future collaborative, transformative action.


Time: November 24 - 25, 2018
          Saturday: 9am - 5pm
          Sunday: 9am - 12pm

Venue: Chebucto Family Centre, 3 Sylvia Avenue in Spryfield, Nova Scotia. Map.

Registration is limited to 50 people.

Free child care is provided on site.

Fees vary for members/non-members.

$90 Regular
$60 Member or Student
$0 Women and transgender/non-binary people who have experienced criminalization may register free of charge.


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Canadian Prison Law Conference
to Sep 23

Canadian Prison Law Conference

Martha Paynter will present "Supporting Imprisoned Women in Pregnancy and Mothering" at the Canadian Prison Law Conference with G. Carson and B. Mercer.

More information and registration here.

"In September 2018, the Schulich School of Law, together with the Canadian Prison Lawyers Association, will host the inaugural Canadian Prison Law Conference in Halifax.

The conference has multiple goals. First, it aims to unite individuals from different areas of practice and academia with an interest in prison law to network and reflect on how best to serve an increasing and diverse prison population. Second, it aims to contribute to the training of professionals interested in this area, through panels, keynotes speakers, and workshops. Third, it aims to facilitate the creation of a strong prison justice advocacy group that will continue beyond the conference, with the goal of effecting change through policy work, legal representation, and academic teaching. Finally, the conference seeks to raise student interest in this field."


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Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference
to Sep 21

Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference

Martha Paynter will present "An Innovative Non-Profit Organization Serving Criminalized Women in the Perinatal Period" at the Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference at Dalhousie University. 

More information and registration here.

"Collaborative Health Conference on Research, Practice and Community Innovations
As part of celebrating Dalhousie University’s 200th anniversary, a cross-faculty team from the university will host this collaborative conference on health research, practice and community innovations. The Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference will be held at the Nova Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 19-21, 2018.

The conference will offer a spectrum of research, interventions and measures that can inform future interdisciplinary health policy, pathways, services and resources towards a healthy life for all Canadians. With its presentation of leading edge research, renowned key speakers, and closing “Great Debate”, The Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference promises to be a dynamic and interactive experience.

The conference will attract a wide range of participants including:

Policy and decision makers
Health professionals and clinicians
Community groups and multi-stakeholder partnerships
Business, NGO’s and not-for-profit members interested in health
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students
Members of the public interested in healthy living across the life course

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Doula Training Weekend
to Sep 16

Doula Training Weekend

WHEN: September 15th and 16th, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm
WHERE: The Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton, 16C Levatte Cres., Sydney, NS

Become a doula! A doula provides support, information, physical comfort, and helps pregnant people before, during, and after childbirth. Join us for a weekend-long training course in Sydney, Cape Breton.

All participants must be clients or staff of E Fry or MLSN and must apply to receive a full scholarship to attend. Click here to fill out the online form or print and fill out this one and mail or deliver to either of the addresses on the form. Application due date: July 1, 2018. 

Hosted by: Women's Wellness Within, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton, and the Mi'kMaq Legal Support Network.

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Goodwill Bot Fundraiser
5:00 PM17:00

Goodwill Bot Fundraiser

Good Robot will donate $1 from all pints sold on Feb 5 to Women's Wellness Within! Button Maker station, trivia, raffle, membership drive, and a chance to support our work and a local business.

Advance raffle tickets can be purchased through email transfer to womenswellnesswithinns@gmail.com, $5 each or 5 for $20, please use password tickets

See Facebook event here

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