Posted by: uawcc | October 25, 2011

New Website for the UAWCC!

Hi Everybody!

We just wanted to make sure that people were aware that we will not be using this WordPress website as often — you can find the most up-to-date events and information on the Facebook page we are sharing with the U of A Women’s Studies Undergraduate Association. You can find us under the title “Feminists at the University of Alberta”! And don’t worry, even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still access our page. Take a look! Post a comment! Like us!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminists-at-the-University-of-Alberta/146712217710

Hello everyone! We’ve got a few events to share with you today!

1) Our upcoming Meet & Greet! This is a joint event between the Women’s Studies Undergrad Association (WSUA) and the Women’s Centre Collective. It will take place in the board room in the basement of Assiniboia Hall (on campus near Quad) on Wednesday September 21st from 2-4pm. Together we are a pro-feminist group that wants to be active on campus and have fun, and it is not exclusive to Women’s Studies students. Come check it out!

2) Feminist Edmonton and the Edmonton RebELLEs invite feminists and other gender equality advocates to decorate the University of Alberta campus with feminist signs and posters this Saturday, September 17th! They will be meeting at 2pm on the main floor of CAB (Central Academic Building) at the U of A. The group will spend about 90 minutes making the posters and another 90 minutes putting the posters up around campus. Check out the Facebook event page here and check out pictures from a similar event at Grant MacEwan here!

3) Voices for Choices is the U of A’s pro-choice group devoted to fostering a pro-choice community and providing knowledge on pro-choice issues, and their annual Meet & Greet will take place on Monday, September 19th from 4:30-7pm in the Athabasca Hall lounge (room 227). Anyone who’s interested in the group is welcome to come and stop by and learn about events planned for this year or to make suggestions! Check out the Facebook event page here.

4) The 2011 Edmonton Take Back The Night march and rally addressing violence against women is coming up soon! It will take place Friday September 23rd starting at 7pm. The event starts with a women-only (trans friendly) march down 118 Avenue, meeting at the Alberta Avenue Community Hall (9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton). After the march is a rally that everyone (men, women, and non-binary) is welcome to, which includes a Clothesline Project and a speak out (open mic). Check out the Facebook event here.

We hope to see some of you at these upcoming events!

Posted by: uawcc | January 26, 2011

Interesting Upcoming Events!!

Hey Everyone! Hope you are able to enjoy the warmer (though slippery!) weather!

Below are some interesting events taking place on campus in the coming weeks. Check them out!

JOURNALISTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (jhr) is an international Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to stopping human rights abuses by increasing the quality and quantity of human rights media in order to pressure abusers to stop, and empower victims to fight back. jhr is about creating dialogue on important issues, which propels individuals, governments, and civil society towards positive social change. jhr gives you the chance to help improve the world, whether though journalism, fundraising events, awareness events, human rights training, or overseas projects. You do not need to be a journalist to be involved!

January 27: MOVIE NIGHT! Hotel Rwanda and ensuing discussion with Dr. Laura Shanner. 6pm, Tory Breezeway 2 (TBW 2). Concessions and beverages will be available.

February 1: SOCIAL NIGHT! Dewey´s. 5 pm. Come lounge with your favourite beverage/snack, shoot some pool, and hang out.

February 10: ELECTIONS! Interested in being Exec? If so, email us with your interest (jhr.uofa@gmail.com). If not, come anyways to vote! 5 pm. Education South 176.

OUTlaw event:

January 28: LECTURE by Dr. Gary Kinsmen, “Heterosexism, Law and National Security in the Canadian War on Queers”. 12 – 1:30 pm. Law Centre Room 237.

Posted by: uawcc | January 24, 2011

Queer Film Series Continues!!

The Queer Film Series that began on campus last semester is continuing this semester. The first film screening of the new year will take place this Monday, January 24th at 5 p.m. in Humanities L – 3.

The film is La Vie En Rose. Drop by for the film, some snacks, and a chance to socialize!
Hosted by the Women’s Centre and the Women’s Studies Undergraduate Association.

Indigenous Sovereignty Week – UAWCC Presents:

No more Stolen Sisters: systemic violence against Indigenous women in Canada

Gendered and racialized violence against Indigenous women in Canada is a historical and ongoing problem of epidemic proportions. Over the last 30 years, upwards of 500 Aboriginal women have been murdered or reported missing in Canada.  Despite decades of awareness and advocacy, federal and provincial governments fail to address the epidemic.

Join us for a film screening, Finding Dawn, a documentary that explores the troubling reality for Aboriginal women in Canada followed by a discussion led by Danielle Cardinal, who founded the March for Missing and Murdered Women in Edmonton, April Eve, founder of Edmonton Stolen Sisters Awareness, Gloria Neapetung, street survivor and activist, and Maya Rolbin-Ghanie, a Montreal-based activist who founded Missing Justice (www.missingjustice.ca).

What:   Film ScreeningFinding Dawn
Discussion – led by Danielle (March for Missing and Murdered Women in Edmonton), April Eve (Edmonton Stolen Sisters Awareness), Gloria Neapetung, street survivor and activist, and Maya Rolbin-Ghanie (Missing Justice).

When: Monday November 22nd at 4:00

Where: Tory 1-103

Hosted by the University of Alberta Women’s Centre Collective

For other events taking place during Indigenous Sovereignty Week, please visit: http://www.defendersoftheland.org/iswedmonton

Posted by: uawcc | November 21, 2010

Map Your Abuse: The Sexual Assault Map of Edmonton

Have you ever been sexually assaulted or abused? If so, the Sexual Assault Map of Edmonton would appreciate your contribution! This is a W ST 380 project in which instances of sexual assault are plotted on an online map. It is a way to visualize how extensive and pervasive the problem of sexual assault and abuse is, and show that it can and does happen everywhere. It makes visible experiences that are often invisible and is an opportunity to voice what is usually silenced.

If you have ever been sexually assaulted or abused, you can participate in this project by submitting your experience in the form at our website: http://sexualassaultmap.blogspot.com/

All contributions are completely anonymous. You can include as much or as little information as you want, as long as you include some location (it can be a whole block or a nearby intersection).

If you would like to contact us for reasons other than a submission, our email is assaultmap(at)gmail(dot)com

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/assaultmap

Or join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_154380537937498

Spread the word, tell your friends, and help us represent as many people as possible!

Posted by: uawcc | October 5, 2010

Meet & Greet, Women’s Health Week UPDATED

With Food!!!

The Women’s Centre will be holding a Meet & Greet this Thursday, October 7th from 5 – 7 p.m. in the KIVA Room (Education North 2-103). Everyone is welcome to attend – whether you’re already familiar with us or you just want to tentatively see what we’re all about. We will be introducing ourselves, going over the functions of the Centre, and outlining some of the events we would like to organize for the rest of the semester. Stop by to introduce yourself, find out how you can get involved, and did we mention the food?

We are also hosting a Women’s Health Week the second week of October with some other groups on campus. Here’s all the information so far:

Yoga Presentation: Yoga presentation and information session by the U of A Yoga Collective. Will detail some beneficial poses for women’s health.
Tuesday October 12, 11 – 12 p.m., Humanities Lecture 3.

Guest Speaker: Dinah Bear will be providing an introduction to Cycle Charting. Topics to be covered include what charting is, some of the background history, who uses it and why, the scientific basis for charting, our community resources, as well as a discussion on the feminist issues around charting’s lack of availability – “I am passionate about women’s ability to make informed contraceptive choices, yet we are so rarely fully informed!”
Tuesday October 12, 5 – 6 p.m., SUB 4-20 (4th Floor)

Burning Bowl ceremony: The Burning Bowl ceremony is a spiritual event where an individual can let go of past wounds, burdens, and sorrows. In addition, it allows one to manifest the positivity and events they want to see in their life. The event is comprised of a sharing circle, a reflective journaling part, a ceremony of letting go of the past and present anchors that hold us back from reaching our higher selves and then lastly, a closing circle of writing letters to ourselves of what we will create in our lives to flourish and love ourselves more. This event is beneficial in many ways, including creating a stronger sisterhood, looking deeper into ourselves and being honest with our selves, and taking back control of what life events we are experiencing and wish to experience in the future.
Thursday October 14, 5 – 9 p.m., KIVA Room (Education North 2-103).

Voices for Choices Film Screening: Voices for Choices will screen the film  Revolutionary Road. They will also be on hand to introduce their group and ways you can get involved with them.
Friday October 15, doors at 4:30 p.m., movie to start at 4:50 p.m., CAB 243.

We hope to see you out at some of these events! Have a great October everyone!

Posted by: uawcc | September 27, 2010

WSUA Movie Night!!!

The Women’s Studies Undergraduate Association is hosting a Movie Night this Thursday, September 30 at 5 p.m. in the Heritage Lounge in Athabasca Hall. There will even be Cookies by George! Please bring a small donation ($1-$5) to go towards WSUA. For more information check out their webpage here!

Posted by: uawcc | September 13, 2010

First Meeting for the 2010-2011 School Year!

Hello Everyone! Welcome Back!

The Women’s Centre is very excited to announce the date and time for our very first meeting of the new school year – this Wednesday, September 15th at 3 pm in the Women’s Centre (Room 4-16 in SUB). We will be discussing member roles, volunteer opportunities, and events we would like to carry out this year. You are invited to attend if you’ve been involved with the Centre in previous years or if you’re just looking to see what we’re all about. We would encourage anyone who is interested to join us even if you aren’t sure how you would like to be involved with the Centre. There are many opportunities to be involved and we would be more than happy to collaborate on events/projects. Please bring creative ideas and your integral awesomeness!!

If you are unable to attend the meeting but still interested in the Centre, send us an email at uawcc@ualberta.ca and we will add you to our mailing list and let you know what took place at the meeting!

Posted by: uawcc | March 3, 2010

Pad-making workshop!

Did you know that 14 billion pads, tampons and applicators going into North American landfills every year? Learn how to save money and be greener by making your own reusable menstrual pads! The U of A Women’s Centre is holding a DIY pad making workshop Monday, March 15th. Show up between 12 and 2 pm – we provide the materials and instructions! Please bring a $5 donation for Afripads (afripads.com), a Ugandan organization that employs Ugandan women to create cloth menstrual pads for schoolgirls.

When: Monday March 15th, 12-2 pm
Where: SUB 4-20 (around the corner from the Women’s Centre)
You can also check out the event on Facebook.

Thanks! We hope to see you there!

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