Spence Neighbourhood Association
Winnipeg, Manitoba

This program raises awareness about why violence against young women and trans youth occurs, and engages participants in working together prevent it. Grounded in the understanding that gender binaries are a colonial social construction, the program will connect participants to learning and teachings from various community facilitators. Youth will learn about how lateral violence (a learned behaviour stemming from colonial and patriarchal systems) contributes to violence against women, trans and non-binary youth, and how they can work together to challenge this. Activities will also promote understanding and acceptance of the diverse communities that make up Winnipeg’s West End neighbourhood.