Brantford Pride: Sunset Rainbow Boat Cruise

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For every ticket bought at a Scotia Bank, Brantford Pride will receive an additional matched donation from the bank.  If you wish to support the event, but are unable to attend, you can also purchase sponsored tickets at Scotia Bank to sponsor community members.

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The Right to Retreat and the Politics of Self-Care

Last week, Rebecca Godderis and Joanna Brant teamed up to write a powerful piece about activism, exhaustion and the call for self-care.

Self-care has been a constantly-arising topic since we began our work together. The concept of self-care is the idea that community advocates and activists, and those who work in the caring professions, must remember to take care of themselves if they are to continue to be a resource to others, including to their own families and friends. This depiction of self-care leaves us with many questions: how do we undertake “self-care” in a world that is bombarded with gendered versions of consumption as self-care? For instance, the idea of organizing girlfriends to do “shopping therapy” or going to the spa for a pedicure appears to be a common self-care theme. These versions of self-care reinforce highly gendered understandings of what women enjoy, what women are good at, and what women are valued for in Western society.

Read the whole thing here, at Guts Magazine.

Brantford Pride 2015 – Events

Happy Pride Week!  To celebrate, we’d like to highlight some of the great events happening in Brantford:

Pride Flag Raising – TODAY, June 15th, 3PM at City Hall (100 Wellington Street). The traditional kick-off to Brantford’s Pride Week!

Pride Walk – June 20th, 12PM beginning at Grand River Community Health Centre (363 Colbourne St) to Mohawk Park.  Help create visibility and equality for our LGBT community in Brantford.

Pride in the Park – June 20th, 1PM – 5PM, Mohawk Park, between children’s play area and the hall.  Featuring live music, artists, balloon art, face painting and more!

You can see all events at the Brantford Pride website, not to mention information on fundraising and sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, and LGBT resources and history.
We hope to see you there!