Vancouver Women's Caucus

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Vancouver Women's Caucus

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1968 - 1974


The Women's Caucus at Simon Fraser University was established in 1968. In 1969 the group moved off-campus in order to reach a larger number of women. The activities of the caucus included demonstrations, discussions, and abortion counseling. It also dealt with issues such as jobs, education, and society's responsibility for children. In 1969 it founded the feminist newspaper, The Pedestal (later known as Women Can), and in 1970 it organized the Abortion Cavalcade / Caravan to Ottawa. By 1971, the group had divided into issues-oriented ogranizations. In 1974, women students at SFU revived the SFU Women's Caucus, obtained club status in the Simon Fraser Students Society (SFSS), and opened the SFU Women's Centre. At that point, the SFU Women's Caucus developed into the Women's Centre Steering Committee.


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Simon Fraser University Women's Centre Steering Committee (1974 - [ca 1977])

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Women's Caucus predecessor of Simon Fraser University Women's Centre Steering Committee

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