Self Defense for Women
Monday, March 17 from 7pm to 9pm
This class will introduce a number of basic techniques conducted by Sensei Viet Doan, Head Instructor of Minh-Duc Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense.
Minh-Duc Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense utilizes a mixed martial arts approach with a Jiu-Jitsu base, incorporating techniques and components from Aikido, Kung-Fu, Tai Chi and Police Control Tactics to produce a modern personal self-defense system that is both practical and effective in real-life situations.
Free! To register call 204–789–1290 or email email@example.com.
A Long Table Conversation: Art, Violence, and Change
Friday, April 4 from 7pm to 9pm
The Institute for Women's and Gender Studies and the WAG invite artists, activists, and members of the public to engage in a discussion about art, gender violence, and change. Presented in partnership also with MAWA and Ka Ni Kanichihk.
Attendance to the talk is free but does not include admission to the galleries.
Testimonial Two - Day Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 5 from 11am to 5pm
Sunday, April 6 from 11am to 5pm
In connection with Off the Beaten Path, the WAG is hosting a two-day testimonial writing workshop facilitated by The Voices and Faces Project, a partner organizing of Art Works for Change. View poster here.
Every woman's story has power and purpose, which is why The Voices and Faces Project launched "The Stories We Tell," the first testimonial writing workshop in the US for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and trafficking. This workshop is coming to Winnipeg in connection with the exhibition Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art & Violence. The workshop was co-created by R. Clifton Spargo, an award-winning fiction writer and Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and our Voices and Faces Project creative initiatives team.
Over the course of this two-day workshop, which debuted at the Chicago Cultural Center in March, 2011, workshop participants considered testimonial writing by Sandra Cisneros, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Primo Levi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Adrienne Rich, among others, and took part in a series of innovative writing exercises. According to the World Health Organization, over one billion women worldwide have been victims of some form of gender-based violence. Language too often becomes a tool for avoiding this painful truth. So the devastation that is childhood sexual abuse becomes simply "a family affair," the international trafficking of women and girls merely "the world's oldest profession," and rape and torture during armed conflict part of the inevitable, regrettable "messiness of war." The stories that come out of our Voices and Faces Project testimonial writing workshop do something very different with language. They take us close — at times, painfully close — to the experiences of women who have lived through violence. They show us that behind every social injustice there is a deeply personal story.
Registration for this workshop is free but space is limited. For more information please contact Anne Ream at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday 11am-5pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-9pm
- Saturday 11am-5pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Closed Monday
Open on the following days:
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- August Civic Holiday
- Labour Day
- Remembrance Day (open 1-5pm)
- Christmas Eve (close at 2pm)
- Boxing Day
- New Year's Day
- Louis Riel Day
- February 23 (open at 2pm)
Closed on the following holidays:
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Christmas Day