Rise Up Mighty Warrior
RISE UP MIGHTY WARRIOR – 1st ANNUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS & PREVENTION EVENT
The goals of Rise Up Mighty Warrior are to raise awareness of the long-term impacts of violence against women and improve violence prevention, personal safety skills, and knowledge. Women Warriors will host this event in Lloydminster, Alberta in collaboration with Lakeland College, and the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre.
Shelley Wiart, founder of Women Warriors was inspired to host this event to create a safe space for her participants of Women Warriors to discuss their health and safety, promote critical dialogue and knowledge about women’s safety, and engage community members. This event will provide the opportunity to build relationships and knowledge sharing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, leaders, academics, health care providers, community service providers, and businesses.
This event will begin at Lakeland College on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 pm with keynote speaker and safety expert, Debra deWaal. The following day, Friday, October 14th will be the full day conference at the Days Hotel & Suites Lloydminster. It will include a morning keynote speaker, lunch, two afternoon breakout sessions, Photo Voice exhibition by Women Warriors, and round table discussions with speakers and academics.
Thursday, October 13th, 2016.
Lakeland College, Servus Credit Union Lecture Theatre. 2602 59 Avenue,
6:30pm – 8:30 Debra DeWaal, Safe and Sound Safety Training.
Friday, October 14th, 2016
Crown Ballroom, Days Hotel & Suites. 5411 44 St, Lloydminster.
8:00am – 8:45 Registration & Coffee.
8:45- 9:00 Opening Prayer.
9:00 – 9:10 Emcee: Shelley Wiart, Founder, Women Warriors, Opening Speech.
9:10 - 9:20 Bonnie Start, Executive Director, Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre
9:20 – 9:45 MMIW Lloydminster: Ruby Whitstone and Bernice Lewis, Sisters of Violet Heathen.
9:45 – 10:00 Nutritional Break.
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Harpe: Breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence.
11:00 – 11:15 Colleen Young, MLA
11:15-11:30 Women Warriors Photo Voice Exhibit (4 speakers)
11:30 – 12:00 Brandy-Lee Maxie, AB Original Health & Fitness: Powfit.
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH & Networking.
1:00 – 1:15 Women Warriors Photo Voice Exhibit (3 speakers)
1:15 – 2:30 Break Out Sessions:
1) Marcia Mirasty, Corner Creek Consulting: Awakening the Warrior Spirit.
2) Dr. Karen Pheasant, U of A academic Professor: Culture to Insulate Women from Violence.
2:30-2:40 Nutritional Break.
2:40 – 3:00 Panel - Community Service Providers.
3:00 – 4:00 Anti-violence speed dating with speakers, academics, and community partners.
Tickets (100 TOTAL) – Full Event: Thursday, October 13/Friday, October 14
Regular Ticket – (Purchased after September 30, 2016): $65
Debra deWaal (125 TOTAL) Only Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm-8:30 pm
Regular admission $20
Student admission $15
Purchase tickets online through website: www.riseup.womenwarriors.club
Please contact the founder of Women Warriors and host of the event, Shelley Wiart for more information. Email: Shelley@womenwarriors.club or call 780.872.0877