We acknowledge that our provincial work takes place on the territories of Indigenous peoples who have lived on and cared for the land for time immemorial. SCI BC’s head office, GF Strong resource centre, and shared Victoria office are located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples – Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Lekwungen Nations. Our Prince George regional office is on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation.
The Victoria Women’s Online Coffee Group meets the third Monday of every month online. The meetups are full of questions, deep discussions, light-hearted banter, (sometimes) tough love, but they are
The Victoria Women’s Online Coffee Group meets the third Monday of every month online. The meetups are full of questions, deep discussions, light-hearted banter, (sometimes) tough love, but they are always full, meaningful, and supportive.
Zoom connection info is below.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the books you’re reading, join SCI BC peer Lisa Hislop and the book club readers as we work
Zoom connection info is below.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the books you’re reading, join SCI BC peer Lisa Hislop and the book club readers as we work our way through books we’ve always wanted to read (the books are available as audiobooks, digital and hard copy versions). Each week, we read about an hour of the book (or three chapters), then meet to discuss it. We go over what happened and dip our toes into literary analysis, discussing the plot, themes, characters, the author, the time period, and other influences. It usually takes us between 8 and 20 weeks to read the longer texts and 2 to 4 weeks for shorter stories and plays. Once we’re nearing the end of a book, we submit books we’d like to try and choose the group favourite for our next read. Feel free to pop in and check us out!
The next read will run from July 18 to November 7: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with “woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the “girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.