International Women's Day at York University: Building Bridges!

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International Women's Day at York University: Building Bridges!

-----IWD at YorkU------
York University Student Centre
Mon, March 8, 2010
10 am to 6 pm
registration at 9:30 am; dinner at 6pm

Speakers, workshops, performers. to RSVP and for info

FREE event. OPEN to all. ACCESSIBLE spaces. FOOD provided. TRANSIT and CHILDCARE subsidies available.


International Women's Day 2010.


With the intention to create a space for dialogue around access to education, International Women's Day is being celebrated at York University for 2010. How do systems of power, such as racism, colonialism, poverty, etc. create barriers to education? How can alternative learning through methods or content be healing and a challenge to the mainstream? Accessible workshops, geared especially at young women and girls, will be held throughout the day.


Join us at the York University Student Centre on Monday, March 8, 2010 for speakers, amazing workshops, performances and free food!


ALL are welcome - community members, YorkU students, staff and faculty. We are particularly excited about having high school girls from the North York community attend the day's events!


Workshop topics include: alternative media, Wen Do, Indigenous solidarity, gender and race through the art of plays, anti-oppression, a men's discussion group, popular theater, digital story telling and more! All workshops will be focused on celebrating women and girls, and promise to be fun! Panel featuring Jessica Yee, Carl James and No One Is Illegal!


What you can expect:
9:30-10:00 registration
10:00-10:15 opening address
10:20-11:50 Workshops 1 (including anti-oppression)
12:00-1:30 Workshops 2 (including Wen Do)
1:30-2:30 FREE lunch, performance by Secret Trial Five
2:40-4:10 Workshops 3 (including alternative media)
4:20-5:50 Panel Discussion
6:00-7:30 FREE dinner


Organizers are the Centre for Women and Trans People (CWTP), the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG), the Graduate Student Association (GSA), the Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line (SASSL), the South Asian Youth Advisory Committee (SAYAC) and United South Asians at York (USAY).


Transit and childcare subsidies are available. Please get in touch.



For more info and to RSVP please contact Katherine Bateman or Naz Yirgalem at the Centre for Women and Trans People, York University,, (416) 736-2100 ext: 33484

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