Tuesday, August 18, 2009

March with us at the Dyke March & Pride Parade!

Please email us if you are interested in marching with PCCO for:

Dyke March

Saturday August 29th
1:00 pm
at the Human Rights monument
Elgin Street


Pride Parade
1:00 pm
Garden of the Provinces and Territories
Sparks Street & Wellington

Pro-Choicers of all ages & identities welcome!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Come to our Raw Sugar social!

Drop by
Raw Sugar
5:00pm and 7:30pm
tomorrow, Monday August 17th

for crafts, banner decorating, cake and tea.

We'll have a supervised craft table for the kids :-)

We're looking forward to meeting you!

Pro Choice Coalition Ottawa

Monday, August 3, 2009

Next Meeting

Hello Rights-Lovers!

Just a reminder that our next super cool awesome get together is at Bridgehead coffee house at the corner of Bank and Gilmour (366 Bank St) on Tuesday at 7:30! EVERYONE is welcome, and encouraged to come. It's not nearly as formal/scary/intimidating as you think it is. Besides, sometimes there's cake! Don't you want a piece of cake? Or pie? How can you say no to pie?

So please come and bring your ideas, opinions, and smiles with you!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Meeting Recap

These are the notes from the July 28th meeting at Bridgehead:

Attendance: Justine, Jenn, Chris, Amanda, Lindsay, Heather, Emily and Lindsay S.

1. Radio Interview

•Jenn, Chris and Justine will go on CKCU 93.1 tomorrow morning - check it out at www.ckcufm.com

•They will bring two questions to the show: one about how the legality of abortion does not necessarily mean access re: abortion services nor for childcare related needs; and the second about how PCCO is inclusive of gender orientation as well as lgbtq, age, religious etc… orientations.

•They will also discuss past events and incorporate discussions generated from the questionnaire people filled out in the market

Action: Jenn to email dj and group member’s the questions; Heather to email Jenn the questionnaire

2. Capital Pride

•To participate in pride will cost $65
•Group will ask for donations via facebook
•Group should also connect with Dyke March

Action: Lindsay S. will email Pride to see if discount price can be negotiated; Jenn to contact Dyke March

3. Partnerships

•Group talked about the need to work with and connect more concretely with the Ottawa U. pro-choice group

Action: Lindsay S to connect with group member and establish concrete contact points

4. Blog

•Check out the BLOG
•After each event, a participant will be designated to write an entry about the event
•Heather has agreed to put the meeting notes on the Blog
•Jenn and Emily will post links on the blog

Action: Denisse, Jenn and Emily are to write entries for the blog; Heather to post July 28th meeting notes; Jenn and Emily to post links to the blog

5. Social Event

•Emily had an idea for a PCCO social event on Monday August 17th at Raw Sugar CafĂ© from 5 – 7 pm so that newbies won’t be so intimidated

Action: Emily to create event on FBook

6. Promotion

•Justine and Amanda can provide promotion of PCCO and events in the Carleton School of Social Work’s newspaper and also during the School’s frosh
•Chris has connected with OPIRG and has secured a 250 word written and photo spot in their paper re: Radical Frosh. There will be a group photo with the banner at next week’s meeting!

Action: Chris and Emily to write article; Chris to determine date for Frosh week; Jenn to bring banner and camera to next meeting; Everyone to come to the next mtg for our group picture!

7. Upcoming Events

•Group discussed having fundraiser events during the first or second week of September (for Frosh time) at HUMP at Mercury Lounge, Shanghai and via a sex-positive, safer sex demo from YSB held potentially at Carleton

Action: Lindsay S to contact HUMP; Heather to connect with YSB; Lindsay to contact Carleton to see if there is space

8. Point People

•The group agreed that while the structure is open and fluid, some things should be more assigned. Emily will be the blog mistress; Jenn will be the facebook mistress; Justine, Heather and Lindsay S will be the email mistresses

•People can join in and help with these or other more concrete roles!

Next Mtg At Bridgehead on Elgin - Tuesday August 4th at 730 pm - GROUP PHOTO woot!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

We'd like to meet you!

Come to our next public meeting:

Tuesday August 4th
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Bridgehead Coffeeshop
366 Bank St - corner of Gilmour

We're gonna talk about our presence at the Dyke March, Pride Parade and Carleton's alternative Frosh week (among other things).