CFUW appreciates SDSS young women's artistic endeavour

December 21, 2016

Women Today

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(L) Pat Sanagan & Cheryl Kryzaniwsky (CFUW) with students Olivia Lariviere, Chelsea O’Neil, Marissa Kahgee, Victoria Lariviere and  Caprice Ricks

On December 6th, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Southport hosted the annual 'Vigil Against Violence Against Women' in Port Elgin's Coulter Parkette, where a record crowd attended.  

 A large media promotion campaign prior to the event helped but what probably pushed things in the right direction even more was the artwork of five Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) students who designed the promotional posters.

 In a presentation on December 20th, the CFUW presented to the students a bouquet of a wheat sheaf and a red rose in a symbolic nod to the fact that, "... while we need food for our bodies, we need beauty to feed our souls."

'Bread and Roses' was originally a poem written for the labour movement but has become associated with the work towards women's equality in all facets of life.  

As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead 

Go crying through our singing their ancient song of Bread; 

Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew -- 

Yes, it is bread we fight for -- but we fight for Roses, too. 

As we come marching, marching, we bring the Greater Days -- 

The rising of the women means the rising of the race -- 

No more the drudge and idler -- ten that toil where one reposes --

 But a sharing of life's glories: Bread and Roses, Bread and Roses

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CFUW Southport thanks these SDSS students and their Art Teacher Janice Coleman Sanagan for their support for women's issues.

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