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Impetus - The Black Woman: Proceedings of the Fourth National Congress of Black Women of Canada

This item consists of a booklet related to the “Fourth National Congress of Black Women of Canada,” held in Windsor, Ontario, on August 19-21, 1977. The Congress was organized by the Hour-A-Day Study Club, as well as a planning committee representing black women from the Maritimes, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.

The Congress theme was “Impetus – The Black Woman." The booklet contains a history of Hour-A-Day Study Club and summaries of papers presented in workshops at the Congress.

The main subjects were: Adult and Early Childhood Education; Youth, Immigration and Human Rights; Consciousness Raising of the Multicultural Woman; and Economics and Small Business.

Front view of people marching on International Women's Day with white boarder

Women behind an "International Women's Day" banner and carrying "Women's right to choose", "Safe and effective birth control", "Equal pay for work of equal value" and "Equal access to jobs" signs during the 1981 Toronto International Women's Day (IWD) demonstration, Ontario. Inscribed in black pen on verso of items I0247 and I0248 and item I0249, : "Photo by Liz Martin", "1981". Label affixed to verso: International Women's day, n.d. (then written) 1978, photo by Liz Martin ['] According to Margaret Fulford's description in The Canadian Women's Movement 1960-1990 : a guide to archival resources, items I0247, I0248, I0249, I0250 and I0251 were produced in 1981 and not in 1978. Item I0250 is indexed on page 136 and the work of Nancy Adamson.
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