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Herstory in Focus Postponed to January 30

Dear friends and supporters,

Due to unavoidable circumstances, this year’s Herstory in Focus event is postponed to Thursday, January 30, 2020. We are looking forward to gathering together in support of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and we anticipate doing so with renewed energy in the New Year.

Since the beginning, Herstory in Focus has centred the stories and empowerment of women in our community. DEWC staff continue to uphold this vision despite several unexpected factors that have created challenges to fully realizing event goals until the New Year.

The past year has been a time of immense change, with the Centre continuously adapting to increasing demand for services. Over six hundred women access the DEWC drop-in centre and shelter every day, and numbers are only growing. While meeting women’s needs for safety, resources and refuge is our utmost priority, we also acknowledge the resulting limitations on capacity—a reality faced by many in the non-profit world.

Thank you to everyone who supports Herstory in Focus in a multitude of ways such as sponsoring the event, donating auction items, buying tickets, and promotion. Your continued support is very much appreciated and will be the catalyst for the success of Herstory in Focus on January 30.

We look forward to seeing you at the Vancouver Art Gallery on January 30, 2020!

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