July 10, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE WOMEN!
Fredericton: The NBRebELLEs - Fredericton are hosting a Women's Work Festival as a celebration of Women and their contributions to their communities in Officer's Square, Fredericton, Saturday, August 22nd. The festival is intended to be a full day of music, performances, information booths, food and workshops hosted by women for everyone to enjoy.
"We're trying to create a safe and open space for women to showcase their work and community contributions," says Jessi Jones, an active member of the NBRebELLEs - Fredericton and an organizer of the Women's Festival, "the festival is free of charge to both contributors and attendees and we hope everyone feels welcome to attend."
The NBRebELLEs just celebrated their first year anniversary as a Fredericton Feminist organization and have themselves participated and organized a number of fundraising and awareness-raising activities. Their adoption of the Feminist Manifesto after the 2008 Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Conference in Montreal drives them to continue contributing in their own community.
"Networking is vital to collective struggles and providing spaces for women to share the things they are passionate about is an important part of building a strong community," says another NBRebELLE, Keri Ryan, "We still have lots of room for more artists, vendors, musicians and anyone else at the Festival, so please feel free to contact us if you'd like to contribute."
If you are a self-identified woman, and would like to sell your wares, provide an information booth, give an instructional workshop, or play/perform on the stage, contact the NBRebELLEs at Womens.Work.Festival@gmail.com and check out their webpage
The NBRebELLEs - Fredericton is a community group formed in May 2008 to help women across the province attend the Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Conference in Montreal in the fall. Members have continued to be active in the community, and invite all persons, regardless of gender, who believe in the equality of people, to join the organization.
NBRebELLES - Fredericton