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The Early Bird is about to fly away!

A reminder that early bird tickets for our 2019 Heart Your Parts Fundraiser Breakfast are only available until tonight at midnight! Tickets go up to full price starting tomorrow!

An Introduction to Our Keynote Speaker
Andrea Reimer

 

How can I even begin to introduce Andrea Reimer? In her Harvard University Loeb Fellowship introduction they started with 'In spite of her abbreviated formal education, Andrea Reimer has run advocacy organizations and businesses, organized in communities, and served as an elected official, pursuing her passions for environmental justice and supporting the empowerment of indigenous and marginalized communities.' This is a good start, of course, but definitely doesn’t encapsulate all there is to this amazing human.

I first met Andrea when she was a young Executive Director at the Western Wilderness Committee. She was bright, articulate and passionate - turned out she was also on the board of my credit union, a role we shared for a couple of years. In her time on the council at the City of Vancouver, 3 full terms, Andrea was a champion of folks at the margins, an advocate for LGBTQ2+ people (even before her amazing teen identified as 'they') and a tenacious feminist, pushing for human rights in any space that needed it.

I am so excited to have her join us as our Keynote Speaker Friday, September 20th for our Heart Your Parts Breakfast. Applying her diverse experiences, I know Andrea will help us dig into our theme this year 'My body, My choice' and provide us with much to consider and question.

 
Yours in Sexual and Reproductive Justice, 
Michelle Fortin
Options for Sexual Health Executive Director
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