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  February 2017 E-NEWS
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TIP Symposium
Remembering Pat Kelln
Welcome Michelle!
Lori Haskell Workshop
Quick EVA BC Links
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A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.

-Maya Angelou
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Be More Than a Bystander  
Heads into 6th Season in BC Schools!

The BC Lions are once again sharing the popular Be More Than a Bystander message with students as they visit 25 schools around the province this year. Pictured here, BC Lion Eric Fraser talks to students at Jaffray Elementary Junior Secondary School. 

Founding partners Status of Women Canada, Encana and the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development have been key supporters of Be More Than a Bystander since it began.

T rauma Informed Practice ( TIP) Symposium for Justice, Public Safety and Anti-Violence Community Sectors

March 1 & 2, 2017

You can register online to watch a webcast of plenary sessions of this event at no cost!
Confirmed Keynote Sessions include:
Remembering Pat Kelln 1954-2017

Longtime activist Pat Kelln pictured above at Vancouver's Shoe Memorial, which she founded in 2002. Pat once told a reporter she started the memorial when she was tired of hearing more about the perpetrators in the media than the women who were killed. Pat was a tireless advocate for women with disAbilities, a strong voice for Pacific DAWN and a member of the CCWS Provincial Working Group.
On February 8th, CCWS Regional Coordinator Gail Edinger and disAbilities advocate Jewelles Smith appeared on Co-Op Radio's Soap Box show to share their memories of Pat. You can listen to the program through Co-Op Radio's Archives. Look for the Soap Box edition that aired at 1 p.m. on February 9, 2017.

Please look for a fuller remembrance of Pat by Jewelles Smith in EVA BC's Spring Edition newsletter. 

Welcome, Michelle Buchholz!
Indigenous Community Safety Manager

We are pleased to introduce you to our new Indigenous Community Safety Manager, Michelle Buchholz.

Michelle is a proud member of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation (Moricetown Band) and was raised in Smithers, BC. She is a member of the Gitumden clan and the Cassyex house.

Michelle's role with EVA BC includes engaging First Nation communities in BC to build relationships and provide Knowledge Sharing workshops.
To find out more about Michelle, please 
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Upcoming Workshop with Dr. Lori Haskell

Working with Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma

May 1 & 2, 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel