Saturday, May 31, 2008

Dreams for Women Calendar Vote!!!



Antigone Magazine will be creating a 2009 Dreams for Women Calendar set to launch in early September and which will be featuring postcards that YOU have contributed to our community art project! And so, we want YOU to be involved in choosing which postcards go into our calendar.

We've put together a shortlist and want you to vote for your favourite five postcards (you can do it in the comments). Also, scroll down to the end of the post and learn more about our calendar, how you can buy it promote it... or use it to fundraise for YOUR group!

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The 2009 Dreams for Women Calendar will be coming out in late August 2008 and will cost $20 Canadian.

We will also be selling it in bulk at a discounted price so that other groups can use it for a fundraiser. So, anyone who buys more than 10 copies will pay only $10 per issue. You will then be able to resell it for $20 and raise money for your organization! Please let us know if you are interested in using the calendar as a fundraiser! You can e-mail us to reserve copies at antigonemagazine@hotmail.com.

Also, if your business or organization is interested in buying copies of the calendar to distribute to your clients or donors, please contact us with the number you would be interested in. We are currently ironing out bulk copies prices...




Dreams for Women - 12th Week!!












Here is the 12th week of the Dreams for Women art project and I just want to thank everyone for all the fabulous postcards that have been submitted so far. You gals have been doing such a fabulous job!
Thanks to all those who submitted... and keep it up... spread the word! I just wanted to remind readers that we currently only post postcards every second week! We're hoping to post them every week but we need your help! So get some friends together and make some postcards and send them in!

Also, here's another link to the new movie!











Antigone Magazine is launching a Feminist Postcard art project! We want to know what your Dreams for Women are.What are your own dreams for yourself, your friends, your sisters, your daughters? Paint, draw, write, sketch or decoupage your dreams on a postcard and send it to the address below:

Antigone Magazine
C/O WILLA UBc
Box 61-6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z1
OR
With your postcard submission, we ask that you make a donation (if you can!) to Antigone Magazine for anywhere from $1 to $10. You can send your money along with your postcard or donate on our blog: http://www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com/ .
But don't worry... if you don't have the money, just send along the postcard and tell people about this program.
What is Antigone Magazine? We're a grassroots national magazine that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics in Canada. We work to empower young women to engage politically and civically and to actively take part in leadership roles.We are raising the money in order to help launch the Antigone Foundation, a national foundation that will encourage young women aged 10-30 to get politically and civically engaged. Help support Antigone as we help to make the dreams of young women come true!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Antigone Foundation Founder Wins YWCA Women of Distinction Award


The Antigone Foundation and Antigone Magazine would like to congratulate their founder, editor and Executive Director Amanda Reaume for winning the 2008 YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award. The 25th Annual YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards were presented May 26, 2008 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. The Women of Distinction Awards honours inspiring women from across the Lower Mainland. The award recipient in each category has distinguished herself by contributing to the community and demonstrating exemplary leadership.

UBC graduate student Amanda Reaume was honoured by the award: “It is so gratifying to be recognized for the work that you do in the community and to be recognized for it by such a wonderful organization as the YWCA. The best part of receiving the award was being able to highlight the work the Antigone Foundation is doing.”

Antigone Magazine’s Associate Editor Kaitlin Blanchard congratulates Reaume, "Antigone Magazine and the Antigone Foundation would like to applaud Amanda Reaume on her award. Since the founding of Antigone Magazine in 2006, she has been an inspiring leader. We are thrilled that she has been recognized for her groundbreaking work.”

Reaume founded Antigone Magazine, a national semi-annual magazine about women, politics, women in politics and the politics of being a woman, in 2006. Under Amanda’s leadership, Antigone Magazine interviewed women like Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell. At only 23, Amanda is currently the volunteer executive director of the Antigone Foundation, a non-profit organization that she founded that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics. For more information about Antigone Magazine or to subscribe for only $12 see www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com or e-mail antigonemagazine@hotmail.com.

The Young Woman of Distinction Award is presented to an exceptional young woman aged 18-25 who demonstrates leadership, maturity and compassion. Through her commitment to a cause or pursuit of a personal dream, this young woman has shown perseverance, innovation and a keen understanding of community issues. For more information about the YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards, visit www.ywcavan.org/distinction or contact Communications Coordinator Sondi Bruner at 604-895-5767 or sbruner@ywcavan.org.

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If you would like to schedule an interview with Amanda Reaume, please contact her at antigonemagazine@hotmail.com.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Dreams for Women - Eleventh Week!











Be sure to check out the info about the Dreams for Women Calendar below! Here is the 11th week of the Dreams for Women art project and I just want to thank everyone for all the fabulous postcards that have been submitted so far. You gals have been doing such a fabulous job! I especially want to thank Catherine Ross' Women's Studies class at the Vancouver School Board, who made many of the postcards this week. I did a presentation for them last week and it was so wonderful to meet the students and to make postcards with them.
Thanks to all those who submitted... and keep it up... spread the word! I just wanted to remind readers that we currently only post postcards every second week! We're hoping to post them every week but we need your help! So get some friends together and make some postcards and send them in!




Also, here's another link to the new movie!






Antigone Magazine is launching a Feminist Postcard art project! We want to know what your Dreams for Women are.What are your own dreams for yourself, your friends, your sisters, your daughters? Paint, draw, write, sketch or decoupage your dreams on a postcard and send it to the address below:

Antigone Magazine
C/O WILLA UBC
Box 61-6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z1

OR


With your postcard submission, we ask that you make a donation (if you can!) to Antigone Magazine for anywhere from $1 to $10. You can send your money along with your postcard or donate on our blog: http://www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com/ .

But don't worry... if you don't have the money, just send along the postcard and tell people about this program.

What is Antigone Magazine? We're a grassroots national magazine that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics in Canada. We work to empower young women to engage politically and civically and to actively take part in leadership roles.We are raising the money in order to help launch the Antigone Foundation, a national foundation that will encourage young women aged 10-30 to get politically and civically engaged. Help support Antigone as we help to make the dreams of young women come true!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Does Gender Matter: Are Women Leaders Different?

Hi Everyone, we hope you're having a great Mother's Day and celebrating all the women in your life :)

In the meantime, watch former California State Senator Rebecca Morgan as she argues for greater representation for women in government, and discusses current barriers to women running for public office.



Check out the full panel of four women, including Morgan, who have either held elected office, studied women and leadership, worked as executive leaders or helped get women elected. They discuss how gender plays out in politics, particularly in the presidential race, via Fora.tv:
http://fora.tv/2008/03/11/Does_Gender_Matter_Are_Women_
Leaders_Different

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Dreams for Women - Tenth Week!




This postcard was submitted by one of our German readers and says: "I dream of a world in which no girl feels ugly or even not worthy of being loved just because she's single."



Here is the 10th official week of the Dreams for Women art project. I especially want to thank the Roosevelt University Feminist Majority members, who submitted a bunch of postcards this week and made a generous and much appreciated donation! Thanks to all those who submitted... and keep it up... spread the word! I just wanted to remind readers that we currently only post postcards every second week! We're hoping to post them every week but we need your help! So get some friends together and make some postcards and send them in!

First Week




Ninth Week

Also, here's another link to the new movie!




Antigone Magazine is launching a Feminist Postcard art project! We want to know what your Dreams for Women are.What are your own dreams for yourself, your friends, your sisters, your daughters? Paint, draw, write, sketch or decoupage your dreams on a postcard and send it to the address below:

Antigone Magazine
C/O WILLA UBC
Box 61-6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z1
OR

With your postcard submission, we ask that you make a donation (if you can!) to Antigone Magazine for anywhere from $1 to $10. You can send your money along with your postcard or donate on our blog: http://www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com/ .

But don't worry... if you don't have the money, just send along the postcard and tell people about this program.

What is Antigone Magazine? We're a grassroots national magazine that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics in Canada. We work to empower young women to engage politically and civically and to actively take part in leadership roles.We are raising the money in order to help launch the Antigone Foundation, a national foundation that will encourage young women aged 10-30 to get politically and civically engaged. Help support Antigone as we help to make the dreams of young women come true!