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!

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