The best event this side of noon.
We are grateful to the more than 800 friends, supporters, sponsors, and allies who helped us celebrate our 35th birthday and International Women’s Day at our sold-out annual Equality Breakfast on March 6. Thanks to your incredible response, we raised much-needed funds to advance equality and justice for those in BC who are marginalized because of their gender.
We look forward to sharing what form our Breakfast will take in 2021 as we continue to monitor public health guidelines and endeavor to keep each other safe and healthy.
You can now relive the magic—or see what you missed—by viewing the photo gallery featuring more about 200 beautiful shots by Johnny Liu and Valerie Hsu of Johnny Liu Photography.
Keynote speaker: Sandy Hudson
Founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Canada, public intellectual and political activist
A woman of boundless energy, Sandy Hudson is the founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada, sits on the Black Lives Matter Global Network Strategy Table, is Vice-Chair of the Black Legal Action Centre, is co-host of the Sandy and Nora Talk Politics podcast, is the Editor-in-Residence of Kalamazoo College’s Praxis Center for Social Justice, and regularly contributes to several major newspapers in the United States and Canada.
Sandy holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto, and is currently pursuing a degree in law at UCLA. An award-winning community organizer, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has awarded her with the Emerging Leader award for 2019, and she received the Lincoln M. Alexander Award from Osgoode Law at York University in 2018. In 2016 she was named one of Toronto Life’s Most Influential People of Toronto and one of Post City Magazine’s Most Inspiring Women.
Sandy is a published author who has contributed to two volumes, Race and Racialization, and New Framings in Anti-Racism. Sandy is also serving on the editorial team for a forthcoming anthology about Black life in Canada scheduled for release in February 2020.
Emcee: Anita Bathe
Anita Bathe is both co-host and front-line investigative reporter with CBC VANCOUVER NEWS’ flagship supper hour program at 6 p.m. A passionate journalist known for chasing breaking news and giving citizens a voice, Anita is part of a committed team dedicated to bringing viewers not only the news of the day but also fresh perspectives on community stories that matter to them through all media platforms.
We’re so excited to have Anita join us at this year’s Breakfast.
Sponsor the 2020 Equality Breakfast
Sponsoring the Equality Breakfast is a highly visible way to demonstrate that you value gender diversity in leadership, are committed to social responsibility, support access to justice for all, and want to see a more equal BC! To learn about the impact and benefits of sponsorship, call 604-684-8772, ext. 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at the Breakfast
Click for details and application instructions for day-of-event volunteers. Please note the mandatory orientation session on either February 20 or 24.
For event logistics, accessibility, and questions about your tax receipt, visit our FAQ page.
Individual tickets: $100 (until Jan. 31, 2020)/$110
Tables of 10: $1,000 (until Jan. 31, 2020)/$1,100
We respectfully acknowledge that this event is taking place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded homelands of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations—where many of us are uninvited. As we gather together, we ask you to join us in recognizing the work of Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people in resisting ongoing colonial and misogynistic violence and injustice.
Health Sciences Association of BC
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch
Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC
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Miller Titerle + Company
Public Service Alliance of Canada – BC Region
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Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
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