Feminism Week Schedule of Events

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 | No Comments

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Thursday March 1 - Feminism and Womanism Panel

  • Location: Aboriginal Student Council Lounge
    220 North Power Plant, University of Alberta Campus
  • Time: 5PM

Solidarity Week and Feminist Week presents an engaging discussion unpacking the definitions of feminism, womanism, inclusiveness and identity.

Friday March 2 – “I’m Feminist Enough To . . . ” Video Screening & Discussion

  • Location:  Stanley Milner Library
  • Time: 6:30 PM

A screening of the short video “I’m Feminist Enough to … ” followed by a discussion as to how participants view feminism, whether they view feminism as relevant to their daily lives and whether or not they feel feminism is representative of their experiences.

Saturday March 3 – Creative Decompression Session

  • Location:  Sent to those who register
  • Time: 2 PM

This womyn-only event will bring feminist and activist womyn together to discuss their experiences with oppression within activist communities.  Participants will begin working together to produce a formal statement, zine, manifesto, or other agreed-upon document to eventually present to the community at large.

Monday March 5 - Non-Academic Feminism Panel

  • Location:  Eastwood Hall
  • Time: 6:30 PM

What informs perspectives on Feminism?

How does it feel when your way of thinking and experiences aren’t validated unless someone with recognized credentials agrees with you? Sometimes feminism can ignore or exclude a woman’s perspective if there isn’t a peer reviewed journal describing what she does, or how she feels, or why she acts a certain way.

How can a woman relate to feminism if the word doesn’t translate into her language, or how can a woman relate to feminism if her faith is seen as anti-woman? What if a woman doesn’t want her work to be identified as feminist?

Enjoy an evening listening to four women talk about their perspectives, their experiences with feminism and how that intersects with their racial identities.

Wednesday March 7 - Women and Labour Panel

  • Location:  Room 236/238, Telus Building, University of Alberta campus
  • Time: 6:30PM

A panel of local labour representatives will provide brief descriptions of their organizations, their work and how changing workplace organization impacts women. Breakout sessions with each representative will provide a unique opportunity to discuss, plan and support workplace organization and to encourage solidarity in regard to employment and workplace issues.  Panel will include Katia Reid from the International Workers of the World, labour organizer Merryn Edwards, co-organizer of 2012 IWD march & rally, and Sandra Azocar, Chair of the Women’s Committee: AUPE.

 

 

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