Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bad posting habits...

I guess its more like "lack of posting habits..."

ah well, you see, its the dreaded month of March where EVERYTHING is due in the next two weeks, and a witch just doesn't have much time to poke her head out of the books and presses (unless, of course it is to procrastinate while supposedly doing research for one of two upcoming final essays...whoops).

I am looking forward to April like you wouldn't believe.

Some upcoming stuff though for future pontification:

-bought the divacup in attempt to be a little eco-fem friendly. Will review later this month, for the first time, whoo!
-took part in a feminist-inspired art show at Zacks Gallery at York (reception tomorrow night from 6 to 8pm! Be there, and later be drunk on complimentary wine!). Look for catalogue essay I'm writing to be out soon.
-my aging women project is almost complete! BIG BIG sigh of soon to be relief! I'm calling it "Auntie Hero(ine)s" and will be using this blog to discuss some of the issues that the characters I chose to depict brought up for me.
-and finally, READING FOR PLEASURE. My god/dess, how I've missed you so! Got a wonderful line-up of books, whetting my mental appetite...sweeeeet...

After all this is said and done, I get a summer to mentally relax while paying off some debts, then off to graduate school! Weeeeeee!

See ya soon.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

To People Everywhere...

Happy International Women's Day!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

International Women's Day

This upcoming March 8th is International Women's Day. I, of course, will be ass-deep in homework, but it's mostly all feminist-based research and cultural production type stuff, as well as being involved in an upcoming feminist art show on campus, so I won't be totally off-topic that day. For those not mired by academic commitments, York will be hosting a series of talks during the week.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Welcoming Remarks:
Selwyn McSween, Acting Ombudsperson and Director of Human Rights

Keynote Speaker: Adelaida Ortega (SASSL) “Violence Against Women at York University”

Presenter: Ruth Kambali, nursing student: Overcoming Violence in Rwanda

Entertainment: African Dance

Panel Discussion: Discrimination and Violence Directed Against Women:
Denise Taylor: student activist
Yudum Yonak: graduate student
Margaret Alexander: Springtide Resources
Representative from the high school group, SWING
Question & Answer Period

Presentation: WEN-DO (Women's Self Defense) Denise Handlarski

Entertainment: Middle Eastern Dance

Refreshments will be served

Hey wait! I just remembered that despite a day heavier with schoolwork, that a group of print friends and I will be indeed heading down to the Ryerson Lecture Series Guerrilla Girls event on March 6th! It's at the Metropolitan Convention Centre (near Union Station). Tickets to the event are free, though all filled up, but I believe you can to get in on standby. I'm pretty excited to hear this collective speak about their work that I've read about so often...will most definitely report back...

Have a thoughtful Women's day!