Saturday, March 31, 2007

about edith

Here is a short blurb about me,

I am currently completing my Master's (MISTRESS!) of Occupational Therapy (rehab) at UBC. I have been very involved in women's groups/issues/projects throughout my university experience. I have worked at women's shelters, crisis lines, and had the chance to produce the Vagina Monologues at Queens, back east in Ontario. Recently, I just finished helping to organize Vancouver International Women's Day events. I am extremely committed to human/women's rights, disability/accessibility issues, social housing, and the environment! I am excited about connecting with women's groups and learning more about POLITICS and how to get INVOLVED!

Thanks for reading!
More weekly events coming up SOON.
-edith

**WEEKLY EVENTS**

Hello everyone!
Weekly events that relate to women in politics, women's rights issues, etc. will be posted every Monday. Most events are specific to Vancouver, but I am hoping to build up some contacts and do research about events going on all over Canada so we can support our peeps from east to west.

If you have an event you would like posted, please email a description/poster to antigonemagazine@hotmail.com with the subject line 'event' by FRIDAY of every week and I will be sure to post it the following Monday.

Enjoy!
edith

WEEKLY EVENTS
Thursday, April 5, 2007
South Asian Women Against Male Violence Action
Rally- Meet at Main & 50th (beside Himalaya Restaurant), 6pm

We will remember Rajwar Gakhal and her family murdered by her ex-husband on April 5 1996, in Vernon B.C.
Eleven years after the massacre and after a Review of Policing in BC, there has been little change. We demand better police response to violence
against women. Please join us in solidarity!

Organized by: South Asian Women Against Male Violence, Vancouver
Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter

Friday, March 30, 2007

Amanda Reaume

Welcome to Antigone's new Blog! I guess I'm the first blogger to introduce herself.

I'm the founder and editor of Antigone Magazine and an English Literature student at the University of British Columbia. I started Antigone because I wanted to encourage young women to get involved in politics and the political issues surrounding women. More than anything, I love talking to young women who are passionate about politics or feminism. I hope that this blog will help create a community of like-minded women in Vancouver and that it will be a place for information and rallying. I hope you enjoy this blog and get a chance to read our magazine.

For those who aren't UBC students, you can subscribe to our magazine for $12 a year. Please e-mail antigonemagazine@hotmail.com for more info.

Welcome to Antigone Magazine’s new Blog!!!


Antigone Magazine is a semi-annual magazine about women and politics at the University of British Columbia. Founded by Amanda Reaume with the help of WILLA UBC (Women Involved in Legislative Leadership Association), Antigone Magazine is a magazine about women, politics, women in politics and the politics of being a woman.

The name ‘Antigone’ comes from a Sophoclean play by the same name about a woman who defied the patriarchal political order of her state because it sought to stop her from doing what she believed was right. Her act of political resistance is one in which her own conscience superseded the unjust politics of the time and forced her to step out of ‘her place’ as a woman in order to redress a wrong that had been done. She was chosen as the namesake of our magazine because in our minds she represents the female voice that refuses to be silenced.

Antigone Magazine has covered topics ranging from the history of Childcare in Canada to the current state of women in federal politics and interviewed prominent female politicians like Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell.

Antigone decided to launch this blog because we wanted to provide a forum and community for young women to discuss news stories about women and politics in BC, Canada and the world.

We believe it is important to discuss and advance issues that matter to women. We also believe that there is a general lack in the Canadian blogosphere of forums that deal exclusively with women’s issues and women in Canadian politics. We also believe that young feminists (primarily in Vancouver) need a rallying point from which to work for change.

We therefore hope you will enjoy our mix of news, stories, commentary and event listings centering around women in politics and the Vancouver feminist community. It is about time that women were put back on the agenda!!

The Antigone Magazine Blog hopes to showcase a variety of different viewpoints from women affiliated with a number of different political parties, as well as, from those who take a non-partisan standpoint. For this reason, the views of any one blogger do not necessarily represent the views of the magazine as a whole.

We would like to welcome our current Bloggers:

Edith MacHattie

Kristen Myres

Kaitlin Blanchard

Amanda Reaume

Jill Gordon
Xenia Menzies

If you are interested in blogging for the magazine, please e-mail antigonemagazine@hotmail.com. Otherwise, we welcome you all to contribute to the discussion in the comments section of the blog!

Please feel free to submit info to our ‘Weekly Events’ feature to be run every Monday (Please submit all information by the Friday before and make sure your subject line says ‘Weekly Events’).