Organizing Committee - Lesbian Conference 1981
Organization profile published 1981
Publisher: Organizing Committee-Lesbian Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2189
Abstract: Preparations for the 1981 Lesbian Conference, the first in two years, and the first ever west of Ontario, are well under way. It will be held in Vancouver May 16, 17 and 18 of 1981. The organizing committee is made up of approximately fifteen women from many areas of the lesbian community.
"We are planning the conference to represent the interests of all of us - for, as lesbians, we continue to face lack of money and social outlets, threat of job dismissal threat of child custody battles, and the non-recognition and censorship in the arts and in sports.
We want the conference to be an enjoyable time where we can exchange experiences, information and skills, and also take away some practical organizing ideas, contacts and networks in order to continue working together after the conference.
In Vancouver, we are already using the conference as a way to help strengthen our local organizations and networks and to establish a strong lesbian presence in the community-at-large.
We are also planning events like film and art shows and public meeting to run concurrently with the conference but to be open to the general public. We hope to provide English-French translation and signing. The conference will be wheelchair accessible" (Excerpted from Gay Saskatchewan, Nov. 1980.)
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.