(Photos with Vera Rosatelli, Margherita Morsella, Pina Di Pasquale.)
Saturday, June 4, 2022, was a memorable day for CFSE. Approximately 30 women were in attendance for a presentation, some of whom have worked in the textile factories in the 1970’s known as the “Women of Steel.”
The project was presented by Me Margherita Morsella. Some of the real heroines told their life experiences working in the textile factories.
Their stories were very moving, filled with emotion and full of truths. Influential women in the Judicial sector and other important circles were also present. This day ended in a very festive atmosphere and the “Women of Steel” were in the spotlight.
(Photos with Monique Rousseau, Margherita Morsella and Teresa Rosatelli.)
Each year on June 15, the whole world comes together to mark the World Day against elderly abuse.
It is an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. If you witness elderly abuse, you must report it to the proper authorities. Me Margherita Morsella, our speaker, was able to raise public awareness of this problem and encourage people to adopt caring behaviors towards the elderly.
Two other women’s testimonies also sensitized the whole audience.
Dr. Sonia Cancian (Ph.D., Concordia University) gives women a voice through letter writing workshops offered at the Centre in French, English and Italian.
The aim of these workshops is to encourage expression through writing in a serene and friendly atmosphere through methodologies that include self-expression and self-writing. Throughout the letter writing workshops, we discuss women’s life experiences, difficulties, joys, challenges, tenacity, and resilience. Whether writing about a current event or an event in the past, this workshop has a therapeutic dimension that draws on affects and emotions.