Vancouver Status of Women

The Vancouver Status of Women | 1973-

The Vancouver Status of Women began in 1971 and was legally incorporated in 1973. It was organized in response to the 1967 Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.  Today, VSW “works with women to ensure our full participation in the social, political and economic life of our communities in the profound belief that women’s self-determination is a crucial step towards a just and responsible society.” Their activities have historically included research into women’s issues, developing resource materials, public education programs, deep involvement with social just networks and coalitions and feminist community building.

The VSW Woman Alive Cable Series | 1975-1978

The Woman Alive Series was produced by the Vancouver Status of Women through Vancouver’s Cable 10 channel between 1975 and 1978 and is comprised of 60 videotapes. The series had an interview format and was hosted by well-known Vancouver personality Alan Twigg (author and film producer for BC and Knowledge Network). Topics were concerned with issues of interest to women, with many focusing on Vancouver feminist initiatives specifically.

Kinesis: News about women that is not in the dailies. Published 1974-2001.  Hard copies at CDMLA. Digitized collection available online through UBC Library of Digital  Collections.

All works are 30 minutes in length. Videos have not been digitized and limited descriptions available.

 

Woman Alive: Women In Government

1976

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Woman Alive: Woman’s Studies

1977

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Woman Alive: Woman With A Camera

1977

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Woman Alive: Dr. Henry Morgentaler

1977

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Woman Alive: Male Nurse

1977

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Woman Alive: Family Violence

1977

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Woman Alive: Effective Lobbying

1977

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Woman Alive: Children in Groups

1977

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Woman Alive: Vancouver South Community in Action

1977

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Woman Alive: Services for Immigrant Women

1977

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Woman Alive: Woman’s Words

1977

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Woman Alive: Feminist Counselling

1977

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Woman Alive: Women & Economic Development

1977

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Woman Alive: Women and Rape

1977

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Woman Alive: Rape Relief

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Woman Alive: Labour Legislation

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Woman Alive: Human Rights

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Woman Alive: Matrimonial Property

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Woman Alive: Living is for Everyone

1978

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Woman Alive: Using Power

1976

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Woman Alive: Power in Society

1976

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Woman Alive: Our Hidden Heritage

1975

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Woman Alive: Police Women

1975

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Woman Alive: Marital Property in BC

1977

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Woman Alive: Men’s Liberation

1976

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Woman Alive: The Executive

1978

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Woman Alive: Woman Alive

1978

Guest Susan Wood is interviewed by Alan Twigg about stereotyping of Canadian women in Canadian fiction
Woman Alive: Highschool Women

1977

Interview with Susan Hoeppner and two students.
Woman Alive: A Look at School Readers

1977

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Woman Alive: Women’s Studies UBC

1978

Guests Tannis MacBeth Williams and Megan Carvell, interviewed by Alan Twigg, provide an introduction to Women’s Studies at UBC
Woman Alive: Vancouver Status of Women

1977

Guests Karen Richardson and Carol Pfeifer discuss the Vancouver Status of Women with interviewer Diana Ellis
Woman Alive: UBC Resource Centre

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An introduction to the services and info available at UBC Resource Centre
Woman Alive: Poet Carolyn Zonailo

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A discussion with, and reading by, poet Carolyn Zonailo.
Woman Alive: Mary Beth Knechtel

1978

Interview and reading with Mary Beth Knechtel, author of “The Goldfish That Exploded” (http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=5640)
Woman Alive: SORWUC

1977

Pat Barter and Charlotte Johnson are interviewed by Gayla Reid about SORWUC (Service Office-Retail Workers Union Canada) a union for working women.
Woman Alive: Federal Advisory Council on the Status of Women

1978

Diana Ellis interviews Dorothy Holmes and Win Loewen about the FACSW
Woman Alive: Women in the Arts

1978

Performance of “YIN: Women Worldly, Wise & Otherwise) and discussion with Mariko and Jacqueline Cecil Sears.
Woman Alive: Northern Women

1977

A discussion with Ann McQuaid and interviewer Diana Ellis regarding northern women.
Woman Alive: Inter-Arts/Literary Storefront

1979

Alan Twigg interviews Marian pengelly about the film “Night Visions” and Mona Fertic about “The Literary Storefront”, a non-profit literary center and hub for grass-roots activity.
Woman Alive: Women in the Arts: Mattie Gunterman

1978

A discussion about Kootenay pioneer photographeer Mattie Gunterman.
Woman Alive: Songs For Ourselves: Women and Song

1975

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Woman Alive: Verbal Self-Defense

1976

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Woman Alive: Press Gang

1976

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Woman Alive: Women’s Health Collective

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Speeches on health, philosophy and activities
Woman Alive: Daycare

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Woman Alive: Women in the Arts: Meg Christian

1977

American feminist folk singer

 

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