Thursday, September 13, 2007

From the Inbox: YorkU Activism Against Violence Against Women

Taken directly from my women's studies listserv:
In light of the recent sexual assaults on campus, The York Federation of Students along with other community organizations will be holding the following events.

Forum for Women and Trans people only!
Stand Up Speak Out
End Violence Against Women.

An opportunity for women and Tran people to openly discuss issues of safety, security and violence effecting them.

When: Wed Sept 19th
Where: 430 Student Centre

Women Unite, Reclaim the Night!
Rally and March: End Violence Against Women and Tran people
***Note: Rally- everyone is welcome
March- For women and Tran people only

When: Wed Sept 19th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: In front of Vari Hall

This event is brought to you by:
York Federation of Students
York University Grad Students Association
SASSL - Sexual Assault Survivor's Support line
Centre for Women and Trans people
The Office of the Ombudsperson & Centre for Human Rights

For more information please contact: Gilary Massa at 647-869-2101,

Once again, I get to be a bad feminist, ironically because one of my women's studies classes coincides with these dates, but I strongly encourage everyone who can make it to go, or support it in one way or the other. Almost every year I've been at York, and there have been many, there has been a sexual assault and violent attack on women. What is the school year, it seems, without a campus security alert? Though, in light of what I've read in the past about the way some schools have dealt with (or rather NOT dealt with) on-campus rapists, I am grateful that at least York is warning us and letting us know that these assaults are happening.

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