Pan-Canadian gathering of young feminists: Young feminists adopt a manifesto



    MONTREAL, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - From October 10-13, 2008, throngs of
young feminists aged 14-35 from across Canada took part in an historic event :
Toujours RebELLES/Waves of Resistance, the first pan-Canadian gathering of
young feminists. The weekend culminated with the collective drafting and
adoption of a Canadian young feminists manifesto. The manifesto has been
posted online at www.rebelles2008.org.

    A manifesto

    The young feminists adopted a manifesto late Monday, October 13,
afternoon. "The fact that we have created a political tool like the manifesto
clearly illustrates our determination to oppose injustice and make our voices
heard," asserted Elsa Beaulieu, one of the drafters of the manifesto. "The
manifesto will be a political tool young feminists can use to explain their
political analysis and stimulate action in relation to specific issues, for
example, on the occasion of International Women's Day in 2009, which the young
feminists have chosen as a national day of action", said Elsa Beaulieu.

    Nearly 600 young women respond to the call

    The Toujours RebELLEs/Waves of Resistance gathering was a huge success,
attracting nearly 600 young feminists from every province and territory in
Canada. "The enthusiasm shown by young feminists for this gathering reflects
how relevant feminist action continues to be in Canada," concluded Elsa
Beaulieu.

    For more information on the Toujours RebELLEs ! / Waves of Resistance
manifesto, visit the event's official website at www.rebelles2008.org.




For further information:

For further information: Stéfany Ranger, LCOM Communication, (514)
393-3178, 1-877-393-3178; Source: The Organizing committee for the Toujours
RebELLEs !/Waves of Resistance gathering: Association pour une solidarité
syndicale étudiante; Carrefour de participation, ressourcement et formation;
Centre des femmes de Verdun; Youth Committee of the Fédération des femmes du
Québec; Young feminists' committee of the YWCA of Montreal; Conseil central du
Montréal Métropolitain (CSN); Groupe F.E.M.M.E.S. sororitaires; Power Camp
National/Girls in action

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