It is definitely starting to feel like summer! So it must be time to announce our Second Story Women's Centre Girls Outdoor Leadership Camps!
Available camp dates are:
July 5th week - FULL
July 12th week - FULL
July 19th week - FULL
July 26th week - FULL
August 3rd week - FULL
August 9th week - FULL
Transportation options are available to help get kids to and from camp if needed. To register contact Lil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-640-3044.
Second Story recognizes the support of the United Way of Lunenburg County and the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
Do you have questions about pronouns and the different terms used to describe the spectrum of gender identities? It's always a good time to educate yourself, but with this being Pride Month, this new Guide to Gender Identity Terms has been put together and is worth checking out!
Another great resource is Ethan Tai Bossuyt's Instagram account. He is a graphic artist and he has created some fantastic pieces about gendered language and how to navigate it. He has generously allowed us to share the above series called 'How to do better at Getting New Pronouns Right,' which we greatly appreciate!
Nova Scotians now have access to free online training to identify and respond to sexual exploitation of children and youth. This is sadly much-needed as Nova Scotia has some of the highest per capita rates of trafficking and exploitation in the country.
The course includes information on how to spot exploitation in your community and ways to offer support and is available at: https://nscs.learnridge.com/modules/understanding-the-sexual-exploitation-of-youth-an-introduction/
Due to Covid lockdown restrictions we are putting our Women's Grief Support group that was due to start this week on hold.
We are still hoping to hold the group when it is safe to do so. If you are a woman or gender-oppressed person who is grieving the death of a partner, please reach out to Christine at email@example.com or 902-397-1625 for more information, and to let her know you're interested in participating in the group when we can hold it.
We are currently recruiting new members for our volunteer Board of Directors. The minimum time commitment is only five hours a month – which includes participating, in person or via Zoom, in an evening meeting held the last Thursday of each month and committee work. Training and support is also provided to all new recruits.
The work our board members do is both critical to the community and personally rewarding. The Centre is hoping to fill open seats with members who can bring a range of cultural and life experiences to the table, to ensure that the voices of the women and other gender-oppressed persons we serve are better represented. We especially welcome applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, newcomers to Canada, women and gender diverse people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
Want to learn more?
Interested in joining our board or know someone who might be?
WOW - Because of our community's generosity, we were able to raise enough money to pay for more than 100 counselling sessions for women and gender-oppressed people on the South Shore through our Mother's Day fundraiser. We are SO thankful for your support!
We want to say an extra special thank you to our friends at the Salt Shaker Deli in Lunenburg who donated 10% of their Mother's Day weekend sales, despite working with reduced capacity due to Covid lockdown restrictions. THANK YOU!