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Gather: Spring Mixer

  • Allocadia 1410-1066 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC, V6E 3X1 Canada (map)

Spring is just around the corner and we here at Gather are very excited for the longer days and warmer weather. Come join us to ring in the new season properly - with wine and snacks, of course.

To those who've attended our events before, WELCOME BACK! And to those joining for the first time, we're Gather; a group organizing events aimed at bringing together awesome women (like you!) who work in tech while donating to a local cause. The goal of Gather is to build community, to support each other, make meaningful connections, and give back to the larger community - all while having a fun time in a low pressure environment.

Proceeds from our ticket sales go to a local nonprofit organization, and for this event we'll be donating to WISH Drop-In Centre Society. The mission of WISH is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver's street-based sex trade.

For this event, we also have the privilege of hearing from our guest speaker, Mebrat Beyene, Executive Director of WISH. As Executive Director of WISH and co-chair of Living in Community, Mebrat supports women and initiatives related to the health and safety of women engaged in street-based sex work.

Our event will be hosted by Allocadia, who will be providing all of the refreshments.

We can't wait to see you there!

Agenda
6:30pm: Doors open
7:00pm: Introductions, house-keeping
7:10pm: Presentation by Mebrat Beyene from WISH
7:30pm: Social
9:30pm: End


Location
Allocadia is located at 1066 West Hastings St in Vancouver, BC. They've graciously donated their space, as well as food and beverages for this event!

Allocadia provide Marketing Performance Management software, helping marketing teams confidently plan, manage investments, and measure results & ROI. https://www.allocadia.com/

Speaker
Mebrat is an Eritrean, born in Ethiopia and raised in Montreal. She is a mother, community developer, teacher, and singer known for her passion, enthusiasm, and energy. As Executive Director of WISH and co-chair of Living in Community, Mebrat supports women and initiatives related to the health and safety of women engaged in street-based sex work.

She has worked in social justice, and non-profit management and community development for close to twenty years. Mebrat has worked closely with women and women-serving organizations as a Programs Officer with Status of Women Canada; and served as executive director of PeerNetBC. In a volunteer capacity, Mebrat sits on the Board of MATCH International Women’s Fund; serves on the City of Vancouver’s Black History Month Planning Committee, and also volunteers with the Vancouver Youth Choir. She lives in East Van, doing as much singing, adventuring and plotting with her son…much to their cat’s chagrin.

Nonprofit
WISH Drop-In Centre was founded in 1984. The mission of WISH is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver's street-based sex trade. For more information on their organization and how to get involved: http://wish-vancouver.net/

Connect with us
@gatheryvr on Twitter & Instagram
gatheryvr@gmail.com (we're on Slack too! Email us if you want an invite)

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Gather: New Year Yoga Session