Events

Archive of GSWS Events

List of events 2009-2017

Archive of Events

2017

December 1, 2017:  FASS Canada 150 Undergraduate Conference

November 9, 2017: Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, “Gender Equity? In Irish Universities?

November 8, 2017:  Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, “Hanna and Me:  Passing on the Flame”

November 2, 2017:  Asexual countercultures:  Exploring Ace Communities and Intimacies

October 12, 2017:  The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in British Columbia

September 27, 2017:  Dr. Coleman Nye, “A Genetic Portrait of Gender in North America”

September 23, 2017:  The Rosemary Brown Annual Memorial Conference –Gender Sexuality and Disability Justice

September 19, 2017:  Dr. Anna Fyta, “Parallel Conversations with Greek Myth:  Judy Gluck and Margaret Atwood Read H.D.”s Mythic Personae”

September 18, 2017:  Ken Wissoker, “Writing for Readers:  Academic Publishing in a Time of Change”

September 16, 2017:  Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis

September 15, 2017:   Margaret Lowe Benston Lecture Series for 
Social Justice:  Arno Kamolika: A performance of Bharata Natyam with a special segment on Nobel-laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore

June 25, 2017:  SFU Surrey Pride – history exibit

May 23, 2017:  GSWS Graduate Student Colloquium

April 26, 2017:  Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, “Cities Women Need”, Traveling Speakers Series

May 11, 2017:  Jamie Swift on "The Vimy Trap" Book Launch

March 8, 2017:  Nelofer Pazira, "An Afternoon on Gender and Professional Development"

February 23, 2017:  We Aren't 50 Shakes of Broken Colloquium

February 9-10, 2017:  New Directions in Transpacific Cultural Research

February 10, 2017: Lisa Yoneyama, "Genealogy of the Transpacific"

February 9, 2017: Chua Beng Huat, "Reflections on Institutionalizing a Transnational Cultural Studies"

January 19, 2017:  Sarah Schulman in converstation with Douglas Todd

2016

November 14, 2016:  Elder Abuse in the LGBTQA Community

October 19, 2016:  Rob Bittner on identity, issues and topics affecting LGBTQ youth and adults,  Traveling Speakers Series

October 14, 2016:  Dr. Sandrine Sanos, Department of History at Texas A & M, Corpus Christi - "The Horror of History: Violence, Exile, and Gender in Cold War France, 1954-1967"

October 15-16, 2016 (Films) & October 7-9, 2016:  (Conference) Genocide:  The politics of denial, forgetting and the work of memory

October 7, 2016:  Margaret Lowe Benston Endowment Lecture Series proudly presents: Doudou Diene - “Deconstructing Genocide: the Urgency of the Intellectual Front Against Genocide”

September 28, 2016:  Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, "The ONgoing Relevance and Resilience of Women's NG0s". Traveling Speakers Series

September 10, 2016:  The Rosemary Brown Annual Memorial Conference - Dialogue on Campus Sexual Assault:  Support, Prevention, Education

September 6, 2016: Dr. Liz Millward as she discusses her new book:  Making A Scene: Lesbians and Community Across Canada, 1964-1984

July 14, 2016:  Don't Let Them Know - Love, Sexuality and the South Asian Family.  This event is part of Indian Summer Festival 2016.

May 25, 2016:  Public Discussion on the Proposed Comfort Women Peace Statue

April 8, 2016:  Seminar by Dr. Mary McAuliffe - Radical Politics, Radical Choices, Radical Lives: the Women of 1916

April 7, 2016:  Public Lecture by Dr. Mary McAuliffe - Realists and Idealists: Women of the Easter Rising, 1916

April 6, 2016:  Kiera Anderson, "(Don't you) forget about me: Lifting up the voices of rape survivors in social movements" and Luna K.C., "Changing Gender Roles: Women, Livelihoods and Post Conflict Security in Nepal"

March 7, 2016:  Lisa Helps, A Time to Lead: City-Making in the 21st Century

February 25, 2016: Becki Ross & Jamie Lee Hamilton - Never Forgotten:
Memorializing Sex Workers Expelled from Vancouver’s West End

January 15, 2016:  Dr. Joan Sangster  -  "Rediscovering Radical Histories: 'Second Wave' Feminists and the Popularization of Canadian History."

 

2015

October 22, 2015:  Dr. Mike Ward - From Labouring to Learning: Working-Class Masculinities and De-Industrialization

October 8, 2015:   Dr. Sharon M. Fortney - "Collecting with Purpose: Maisie Hurley and the Convergence of Activism and Native Art Appreciation in Vancouver.", Herstory Cafe

October 1, 2015:  Dr. Gerassimos Karabelias - Women and Extreme Political Parties and Movements in Postwar Greece

September 19, 2015:  Second Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference - Confronting Gender Violence

June 18, 2015:  Charles Hou, with Cynthia Hou: “Canadian Political Cartoonists View the Struggle for Women’s Rights”, An illustrated talk on the history of women’s issues ca. 1880 to 2015", Herstory Cafe

June 2-5, 2015:  Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting:  queers + spaces:

June 5, 2015:  Conference panel - A Decade of Influence: Revisiting Halberstam’s In a Queer Time and Place, Chair: Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

June 5, 2015:  Queer Times, Queer Spaces and Transgender Lives: Ten Years Later Lecture & reception with Jack Halberstam


June 2, 2015:  There Goes the Gayborhood? Author Meets Critics with Amin Ghaziani
Panel & reception Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia | Dara Parker, QMUNITY
Holly Sovdi, City of Vancouver | Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, Simon Fraser University

May 22, 2015:  CWILA* Presents: Lucas Crawford (Critic-in-Residence 2015) and Shannon Webb-Campbell (Critic-in-Residence 2014) Reading and in Conversation

May 14, 2015:  Book Launch - Worth Fighting For: Canada's Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror. Edited by Lara Campbell (SFU)

April 28, 2015:  Veronica Strong-Boag - A Suffragist Trajectory from Rural Poverty to CCF MLA and Activist: The Case of B.C.'s Laura Marshall Jamieson (1882-1964)

April 9, 2015:  Kink Talks Back to Fifty Shades of Grey - The BDSM Community Responds to Kinksploitation Media, Straight Talk, Kinky People

March 12, 2015:  Transgender Hirstory in the Making:  Screening and Talk with Chris Vargas

March 6, 2015:  Nguyen Tan Hoang - Bottomhood Is Powerful

February 26, 2015:  John Price - "Race, Riots, and Empire:  Local and Global Challenges to White Supremacy"

February 24, 2015:  Virginie Magnat - “Voices of Diversity: Performing Traditional Songs in the Global Age?"

February 10, 2015:  Feminist Anarchism in British Columbia: 1960s-1980s, An illustrated talk by Eryk Martin, Herstory Cafe

January 12, 2015:  Queer History in Vancouver Edit-a-thon: 2015-01-12

January 8, 2015:  Marc Stein - Sex with Neighbours: Canada and Canadians in the "U.S." Homophile Press


2014


October 23, 2014:  Rebecca Scott Yoshizawa - Reproductive Labour in/of
Science and Medicine

October 18, 2014:   Fat Matters Reading Group Meeting

October 15, 2014:   Megan Morman - Collaborative Art-making Workshop

October 14, 2014:   Megan Morman - Artist’s Talk with fat queer artist

September 13, 2014:  Inaugural Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference - Inequality and Rights:  A Feminist Perspective

September 11, 2014:  Equality Deferred:  Human Rights in British Columbia History with Dr. Dominque Clement

June 12, 2014:  The Woman Who Shot Bill Miner: Photographer Mary Spencer (1857 – 1938), An illustrated talk by Sherril Foster, author of “A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer.”, Herstory Café

April 16, 2014:  High Browns and “Granny Shoes”:  Footwear and the Reinforcement of Gendered Identities in the RCMP in 1974, , Guest Speaker: Bonnie Reilly Schmidt, Herstory Café

April 11, 2014:  Audrey Yue - Creative City Singapore & the Illiberal Pragmatics of Sexuality

April 2, 2014:  Screening of Fat, Bald, Short Man, Commentary by Sarah Sparks, PhD Candidate, SFU and Dr. Lucas Crawford, Ruth Wynn Woodward Lecturer, SFU

March 27, 2014:  A Talk by Lisa Z. Sigel DePaul University - Handmade and Homemade: 
Alternative Sources for American Sexual History

March 24, 2014:  Dr. Susan Stryker -  the Transgender Turn, Margaret Lowe Benston Series

March 21, 2014:  Book Launch & Reading – The Bridge Generation: A Queer Elders’ Chronicle from No Rights to Civil Rights, Edited by host artists Claire Robson and Kelsey Blair

March 14, 2014:  Surrey Transit Personal Safety Forum

March 13, 2014: Screening of The Machinist, Discussion led by Dr. Janis Ledwell-Hunt, Vancouver Island University, Fat Matters

March 13, 2014: “Re-mapping Anorexia:
Trans-ordered Eating and Affect”, Public Lecture by Dr. Janis Ledwell-Hunt, Vancouver Island University, Fat Matters

March 3, 2014:  Screening of My Big Fat Diet, Fat Matters

February 21, 2014:  Former Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair, Kate Braid will be one of the panelists at the next Herstory Cafe:  Rosie the Riveter Revisited, A Modern History of Women in the Trades

January 21, 2014:  Professor Shirley Kaye Randell - Rwanda after Genocide: Gender in Politics, Education and Leadership

2013

November 21, 2013:  Dr. Bidisha Ray - 'Stuck in the middle with you': The story of India's transgendered Hijra community, Herstory Cafe

September 12, 2013:  The Women of Opening Doors in Vancouver’s East End: Strathcona with Daphne Marlatt, Carole Itter and introduction by James Johnstone, Herstory Café

May 30, 2013:  Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair Conference:  Get Involved: Engaging Women, Transforming Cities

March 27, 2013:    Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, "Social Inclusion and Equity - Measuring and Evaluating Successful Inclusion. Traveling Speakers Series

March 10, 2013:  Poetry in the Park for Pauline marking E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake's 100th anniversary of her death in Vancouver in 1913, Pauline Johnson's birthday and International Women's Day/Week 2013, Herstory Cafe

March 9, 2013:  The Inspiration of Pauline Johnson, Herstory Cafe

2012

October 11, 2012:  Councillor Andrea Reimer - “Women and Co-Operatives: A Vancouver Historical Perspective”, Herstory Café

September 20, 2012:  Bella Bell-Irving and Social Power in an Upper Class Vancouver Family, An illustrated talk by Robert A.J. McDonald, Department of History, UBC, Herstory Café

June 14, 2012:  Paul Therien and Mr. ted northe - Preserving Queer History Stories from a Seasoned Activist

May 24, 2012:  Women Transforming Cities Launch

March 13, 2012:  RWW Spring Lecture Series on Gender and the City, Dr. Benita Bunjun - Un/Mapping Cities as Sites of Political Organizing: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis

March 8, 2012:  “‘They Just Wanted to be Normal’: Locating the Strange and the Familiar in the Shafia Honor Killing Trial”, A Public Talk by Dr. Dana Mohammed Olwan

February 20, 2012:  Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty - "On Walls, Borders, and Occupations: Securitized Regimes, Anatomies of Violence, and Feminist Critique"

February 20, 2012:  Dr. Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, - Work and Parenthood
Finding Balance? Policy Lessons from Quebec on Reconciling

February 7, 2012: Art, Activism and the Murdered and Missing Women

February 3, 2012:  “Gendered Colonialisms: Religion, Violence, and the Canadian State”. A Roundtable and Discussion with Dr. Jasmin Zine, Dr. Denise Nadeau, Dr. Nadia Fadil and Dr. Dana Mohammed Olwan

January 27, 2012: Jessica Yee, "Feminism for Real in the Academic Feminist Classroom" Workshop

January 27, 2012: Jessica Yee, "Marginalization Doesn't Happen by Accident: Colonialism and Violence from the State" Lecture/Book Signing

2011

December 8, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "Demystifying Gender Violence in Muslim Communities" at A Breakfast to Celebrate Activism Against Gender Violence in Vancouver: Red Shoes Green Belts White Ribbons,

November 25-27, 2011: Globalization and Migration Labour Conference, SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

November 11, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "In the House of Silence: Feminist Studies and the Question of Palestine" as part of "A Breach in the Wall? Teaching Women’s and Gender Studies through a Transnational Lens" panel discussion. National Women Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

November 1, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "Killed in Canada and Remembered in Israel: Mapping the Geopolitics of the 'Aqsa Parvez Memorial Grove'" Talk at the Liu Institute for Global Issues & RAGA, Vancouver.

October 15, 2011:  Arts of Conscience:  from Hiroshima to Vancouver
Featuring Dana Claxton, Former Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair, Herstory Café

September 22, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "New Tricks, Old Hat: ‘Pinkwashing’ Israel, Islamophobia, and the Honour Crime Industry" at Thinking about 9/11 Ten Years After: First Annual Middle East and Beyond Symposium. Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY.

August 26-30,2011: Ann Ceutkovich and Jessica Yee , "We Demand: History/Sex/Activism in Canada" Conference and Film Program, Pacific Cinematieque, Vancouver, BC

July 3-7, 2011:  co-sponsor Women's Worlds 2011 conference, July 3-7, 2011 in Ottawa-Gatineau. The main theme of Women's Worlds 2011 is "Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world

May 12, 2011: "Women with Green Thumbs: Celebrating the Creative and Curious Gardeners of Vancouver" An illustrated talk by Catherine Shapiro. Hosted by Lori Weidenhammer at the Rhizome Cafe. , Herstory Café

April 29, 2011: Jennifer Safronick curated "The Antidote Art Show & Reception" The Medicalization of Sex Conference

April 28, 2011: Leonore Teifer "New View Campaign" The Medicalization of Sex Conference

April 19, 2011: Co-Sponsored "Watch Your Drink: Free public film screening and forum on drug facilitated sexual assault"

March 30, 2011: Book launch and discussion: Kouri T. Keenan & Joan Brockman, "Mr Big" and Rebecca Haskell & Brian Burtch "Get that Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools,"

March 17, 2011: RWW Lecture Series: Dana Mohammed Olwan.  “Bodies that Matter in Death: Honour Killings and Canadian Racial Logics” 

March 13, 2011: "History, Gender and Landscape, a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour" International Women's Day/Week, Jolene Cumming and Mahtab Eskandari, Herstory Café

March 8, 2011: "International Women's Day Workshop Supports Scholars in Broadening Impact of Workshop

March 7, 2011: "Informed Opinions Workshop" International Women's Day Event

March 2, 2011: RWW Lecture Series: Aren Aizura.  "The geographic imaginary of gender reassignment surgery."

February 21, 2011: The F Word Ellie Marshall, Tribute to Black History Month

February 24, 2011: RWW Lecture SeriesCindy Holmes. “Violence denied, bodies erased? An anti-colonial queer framework for anti-violence organizing” 

January 20, 2011: "Awfully Devoted Women, Lesbian Lives in Canada 1900-65" Book Launch by Cameron Duder. Vancouver Public Library, Herstory Cafe

 

2010

December 7, 2010: Book Club: "Maria Mahoi of the Islands" by Jean Barman, Herstory Café

December 6, 2010: Making Sense of the Massacre: The Politics of Misogyny and Reconciliation

December 2, 2010: Five SFU Authors Book Launch

November 6, 2010: Amber Dawn, Marsha Newbery, Mary Lynn Young in Media panel, Media and Democracy Day 2010, Gender, Sexuality and Violence, Gender, Sexuality and Violence in the Media, Vancouver Public Library.

November 4, 2010: Equal Voice's Experiences Program Presents:  Young Women in Politics: Speakers Panel and Round Robin

October 30, 2010: Fundraising event for Surrey Pride 2011. "Something Wicked," The Blue Corvette Lounge, Surrey.

October 26, 2010: Women's History Month, "Women and Food: A Vancouver Historical Perspective", Herstory Café

October 22, 2010: Cultural Research Salon (SFU Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities) Experiences from Northern Italy and Lessons for Canada

October 22, 2010: Launch website Women in a changing Downtown East Side, The Interurban Gallery and Community Art Space, Vancouver.

October 21, 2010: Dr. Malinda Smith: "The Status of Women: Interrogating the 'Post' in Post-Equality Talk"

October 14-16, 2010: Women in View: Sex Money Media Symposium

October 12, 2010: Catherine Murray, "Understanding Creative Labour: Autonomy, Precarious Work, and the New Cultural Economy" at launch of Centre for Public Opinion and Political Representation, Segal Graduate Business School, Herstory Café

October 8, 2010: Centre for Public Opinion and Political Representation Launch

September 28, 2010: Talk by Anita Clair Fellman "The Impact of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books" Sylvia Hotel, Herstory Café

August 12-15, 2010: Lisa Chilton-Anne Chilton, Willeen Keough, Lara Campbell: Edging Forward, Acting Up: Gender and Women's History at the Cutting Edge of Scholarship and Social Action, Conference at Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver

August 18, 2010: Dr. Helen Leung hosted the Archival Classic! programme at Vancouver's Queer Film Festival this year with the screening of Stanley Kwan's 1996 documentary Yang ± Yin: Gender In Chinese Cinema

August 12, 2010: Patricia Darbasie, "Ribbon" Canadian Committee on Women's History Conference, Harbour Centre.

June 24, 2010: "IMAGES - Kootenay Women's Paper: A Primer on Feminism (1973-1991)" Dr. Marcia Braundy, Herstory Café

May 17, 2010: Jin Haritaworn, "The Ghetto as Mobile (Hate) Crime Scene: On the Racialization of Homophobia and Transphobia, Berlin and Beyond"

May 15, 2010: "Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 11, 2010: "Orgasm Inc.," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 11, 2010: "The Erectionman," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 9, 2010: "Beauty Refugee," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancity Theatre

May 12-August 1, 2010: Dana Claxton Exhibit, "Artist Talk," 17th Biennale of Sydney, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, NSW

May 1–June 6, 2010: Dana Claxton Primary Exhibition, "Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival Pervasive Influence: The Mechanical Bride," Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto

April 29, 2010: Trish Salah, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Writing Trans Genre: Preliminary Sketch of a Minor Literature that Isn't”, Ruth Wynn Woodward Series

April 27, 2010: Mandy Koolen, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Empathetic Identification and the Politics of Nostalgia”, Ruth Wynn Woodward Series

April 26, 2010: Joseph Clark, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Kung Fu Invaders or Heroes Two: Masculinity, Race and Cross-Cultural Film Reception in Vancouver’s Chinatown”, Ruth Wynn Woodward Series

April 21, 2010: Thea Cacchioni, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Sex, Gender, & Pharmaceuticals: The Search for the 'Pink' Viagra”, Ruth Wynn Woodward Series

April 20, 2010: Alessandra Capperdoni, "Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Cells and Citizens: Feminist Desires and Bios at the Turn of the Century", Ruth Wynn Woodward Series

April 10, 2010: WOMEN'S HISTORY FAIR at the Vancouver Public Library, Herstory Café

March 30 & April 7, 2010: " Handwoven Resistance: Indigenous Women's Fair Trade Weaving Cooperative Jolom Maya’etik & Women’s Organization K’inal Antzetik"

March 26, 2010: Laura Robinson, "Sex Matters: L.M. Montgomery, Friendship, and Sexuality"

March 25, 2010: Dana Claxton, "Beautiful Dreamers: New Avant-Garde Feminist Art Cabaret," Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC

March 18, 2010: Crystal Precious, "Burlesque and Sass-Positive Feminism"

March 13, 2010: Dana Claxton, "WACKO: A Disco Ceremony for Michael Jackson," Victoria, BC

March 6, 2010: "Freedom of Mobility: Women, Sports and Recreation in Stanley Park, 1880-1920 Historical Walking Tour" Stanley Park Ecology Society. , Herstory Café

February 12-28, 2010: Dana Claxton Exhibit, "Cultural Olympiad 2010 and Saskatchewan Pavilion Artists: Saskatchewan's Culture," Windsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

February 10-13, 2010: Dana Claxton talk, "The Age of Enlargement:The Politics of Hope: Contemporary American Indian Art," CAA2010 98th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

February 3, 2010: "Herstory Cafe Exchange", Herstory Cafe

January 28 - March 27, 2010: Dana Claxton, Allyson Mitchell, B.H. Yael, "FIERCE: Women's Hot-Blooded Film/Video," McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

January 23 - September 12, 2010: Dana Claxton Exhibit, "Border Zones: Attempting to Reshape the Museum," UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

 

2009

December 7, 2009: Sally Mennill, UBC-CWAGS , “Caesarean Sections in Canada 1945–1970”, Herstory Café

November 12, 2009: “Susan Squier, “Liminal Livestock”

November 6, 2009: Dana Claxton 3 Channel Video Installation, "To Mark on Surface," University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

October 17, 2009: Dana Claxton, Moderated, "In Conversation: The Evolution of Indigenous Filmmaking," imagineNATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto

October 16, 2009: Dana Claxton curated, "A Decade in Retrospect," imagineNATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Al Green Theatre, Toronto

October 15, 2009: Dana Claxton curator and narrator, "Her Sugar is?" imagineNATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Al Green Theatre, Toronto

October 14 2009: Irene Howard, “Helena Gutteridge, Vancouver’s First ‘Alderman”, Herstory Café

October 7, 2009: Sunera Thobani film showing, “Continuous Journey”

September 26, 2009: Dana Claxton artist talk, “Barbarian”

September 10, 2009: Kathryn Bridge, “A Passion for the Mountains: the life story of Phyllis Munday”, Herstory Cafe

August 9, 2009: Lynda Maeve Orr, “Burnaby Village Museum Guided Tour and Carousel Rides” , Herstory Cafe

July 11, 2009: Herstory Cafe's 2nd Annual picnic, Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park, "Women, History and Words at Camp Vivian", Herstory Cafe

June 27, 2009: Patricia Vertinsky, “Skeletons in the Closet” Page 1 and “Skeletons in the Closet” Page 2, Herstory Cafe

May 15, 2009: Dr. Michiko Midge Ayukawa, "Good Wives and Wise Mothers: Japanese Picture Brides in Early Twentieth-Century British Columbia", Herstory Cafe

April 22, 2009: Kendra Gill, “Representing a Culture of Violence: American Discourse of Violence Against Women in Northern Mexico, 1910-2007 ” , Herstory Cafe

March 25, 2009: Veronica Strong-Boag, “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, or Not: Aunts and Caregiving in Canada” , Herstory Café

March 11, 2009: Jacqueline Levitin film showing, “Mahjong & Chicken Feet”

February 26, 2009: Afua Cooper at Centre for Women and Gender Studies, UBC Lecture, “Women and Slavery in Canada”

February 25, 2009: Afua Cooper Photo Exhibit: “Black Communities in British Columbia 1858-2008” , Herstory Cafe

February 25, 2009: Afua Cooper Black History Month: Photo Exhibit: "Black Communities in British Columbia"

January 21, 2009: Henry Robideau, "Flapjacks and Photopgraphs: A History of Mattie Gunterman, Camp Cook and Photographer", Herstory Cafe

February 17, 2009: Afua Cooper at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford, “Reach Dialogues: Black Communities in British Columbia, 1858-2008”

Black History Month Talks

2011

February 21, 2011: The F Word Ellie Marshall, Tribute to Black History Month

2010

August 12, 2010: Patricia Darbasie, "Ribbon" Canadian Committee on Women's History Conference, Harbour Centre.

2009

February 17, 2009: Afua Cooper at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford, “Reach Dialogues: Black Communities in British Columbia, 1858-2008

February 25, 2009: Afua Cooper Black History Month: Photo Exhibit: "Black Communities in British Columbia"

February 26, 2009: Afua Cooper at Centre for Women and Gender Studies, UBC Lecture, “Women and Slavery in Canada”

2008

October 28, 2008: Afua Cooper at North Vancouver Public Library,“Black Women’s History in Canada: Opportunity or Dead End?”

2003

February 8, 2003: Jean Augustine, “And the Beat Goes On: The Music of African People Through the Ages”

2002

February 12, 2002: Sue Wilkinson, “Angela Davis at the Vogue Theatre

1999

February 24, 1999:  Dr. Agnes Calliste, St. Fancis Xavier University, "Challenges & Opportunites Facing Black Women in the New Millenium"

1998

February 23, 1998:  Vancouver Community Outreach Gospel Choir

Film, Video, Media and Radio Productions

2011

January 3, 2011 The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Jaclyn Friedman, But was it ‘rape-rape’? #mooreandme, rape apologism, and the left: Why are women still missing from the ‘big picture’? Co-op  102.7FM Radio (click to download or listen)

January 17, 2011 The F Word Ariana Barer and Meghan Murphy interview Crystal Precious and Mary Shearman, Burlesque: Part 1 in a 2 Part Series Co-op  102.7FM Radio.

January 24, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy, Ariana Barer, and Nicole Deagan respond to Part 1: Burlesque: Part 2 in a 2 Part Series Co-op  102.7FM Radio.

January 29, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy speaks with Gloria Larocque, Gone but not forgotten: When art alone is not enough. Gloria Larocque speaks about the cancellation of Pamela Masik’s ‘The Forgotten’ by the Museum of Anthropology

February 14, 2011: The F Word Ellie Marshall and Laura Wood, Memorial March for the Murdered and Missing Women in the DTES

February 21, 2011: The F Word Ellie Marshall, Tribute to Black History Month

March 12, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Trisha Baptie, "Exploring Prostitution & Abolition: Activism, Events, and Debates"

March 21, 2011: The F Word interviews Sarah Leavitt. "Women at the forefront of the graphic novel revolution!"

April 15, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy Where have all the Radicals gone? When feminism gets moderate: A Radio Documentary

April 18, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Dr. Thea Cacchioni. "The Medicalization of Sex" Co-op  102.7FM Radio.

April 23, 2011: The F Word interviews MP Dr. Hedy Fry and Amy Kishek of Equal Voice. "Where are the Women on the ballot? Women's (under) representation in politics."

May 5, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy. " Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour – An interview with director, Kerthy Fix."

May 10, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Katie Raso and Katie Nordgren. "What’s in a name? Slutwalks & Feminism."

June 1, 2011: The F Word Ariana Barer, Meghan Murphy, and Nicole Deagan. "The F Word’s Sex Show!"

June 20, 2011 Prostitution laws and debates in Canada

June 29, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy, Nicole Deagan, Ariana Barer interview Dr. Sunera Thobani. “The Waves: Where did we come from, where are we going?”

June 29, 2011 The F Word Ellie Gordon-Moershel interviews Ashley McGhee. "The dark history of sex testing in international sport."

July 6, 2011: The F Word Ellie Gordon-Moershel interviews Zahra Agjee and Farrah Khan of AQSAzine and spoken word by Golshan Abdmoulaie. "Honouring young Muslim women’s voices: AQSAzine makes waves"

July 16, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy and Laura Wood. "The F Word’s Folk Fest Special!"

July 19, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Hugo Schwyzer "Older men / younger women relationships: Is age really just a number?"

August 10, 2011: The F Word Nicole Deagan and Meghan Murphy interview Chris Bruckert, Lee Lakeman, Erin Graham and Cherry Smiley, "Feminism and the prostitution debates."

August 23, 2011: The F Word: Meghan Murphy interviews with Carol J Adams. "Objectifying women and sexualizing meat."

August 30, 2011 The F Word Meghan Murphy speaks with Robert Jensen. "Pornography as a mirror: Do we want to look?"

September 10, 2011: The F Word Ariana Barer interviews David Butler "Misogyny and homophobia."

September 11, 2011: The F Word’s 9/11 Special for Pacifica Radio: ’10 years later: how 9/11 changed the lives of Muslim women’

September 5, 2011: Misogyny in gay male culture & queer allies. Featuring an interview with David Butler

September 12, 2011: The F Word Laura Wood speaks with Native Women's Association of Canada's Jeannette Corbiere Lavell " The Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry"

September 19, 2011:  The F Word Meghan Murphy’s radio documentary, Sex for health: Part One of a documentary series on the Medicalization of Sex. Featuring an interview with Kristina Gupta, and excerpts from a talk by Judy Segal.

September 21, 2011: The F Word Canadian hip-hop sensation Alida Kinnie Starr speaks with Ellie Gordon-Moershel. "Manifesto Festival repping for women and aboriginal people involved in the hip-hop scene."

October 10, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy's, The trouble with female genitalia: Part Two of the documentary series The Medicalization of Sex featuring talk by Virginia Braun, University of Auckland, entitled, "The Curious Case of the Designer Vagina," recorded at the Medicalization of Sex conference in Vancouver. Followed by an interview with Wrenna Robertson, editor of I'll Show You Mine, a photography book celebrating vulva diversity. 

November 4, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy, Ariana Barer, and Laura Wood, "Feminism and Occupy Wall Street"

November 23, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Jackie Lynne, The Aboriginal Women's Action Network and Julie Bindel, journalist, "Sex as work: Will legalizing prostitution contribute to women's equality?"

December 5, 2011: The F Word speaks with Ty Mistry, PEERS Vancouver Rabble podcast: "The closure of women's centres and the 'Walmartization' of services."

December 7, 2011: The F Word Rabble podcast: Vancouver Rape Relief & Shelter Forum of violence against women talk: The State Betrayal of Battered Women."

December 8, 2011. Produced by Dr. Jacqueline Levitin. Walk a Mile, BC Style. Presented by Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. http://www.fass.sfu.ca/walkamilebcstyle

December 17, 2011 The F Word Rabble Podcast: Niqab on Trial: What is really at stake? LEAF's Joanna Birenbaum.


2010

January 28 - March 27, 2010: Dana Claxton, Allyson Mitchell, B.H. Yael, "FIERCE: Women's Hot-Blooded Film/Video," McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

May 9, 2010: "Beauty Refugee," Claudia Lisboa, Sweden, 2009, 58 minutes DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancity Theatre. See trailer 6:45 min.

May 11, 2010: "The Erectionman," Michael Schaap, Netherlands, 2009, 52 minutes DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque. Scroll down to see trailer 5:33 min.

May 11, 2010: "Orgasm Inc.," Liz Canner, USA, 2009, 79 minutes DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque. Scroll down to see trailer 2:46 min.

May 15, 2010: "Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation," Paula Heredia, Kenya / Mali / Somalia / Tanzania, 2009, 62 minutes DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque. Scroll down to see trailer 3:53 min.

August 18, 2010: Dr. Helen Leung hosted the Archival Classic! programme at Vancouver's Queer Film Festival this year with the screening of Stanley Kwan's 1996 documentary Yang ± Yin: Gender In Chinese Cinema. Vancity Theatre. Discussion follows.

October 14-16, 2010:  Sex, Money and Media
A three day symposium on the art, business and technology of women in media.  Conference Co-Chairs: Catherine Murray, Alison Beale and Rina Fracatelli (Women in View).
Conference Program available - click here
Schedule At-A-Glance - click here

More details:  Women in View website
SexMoneyMedia: Feminist Aftershocks

 

October 22, 2010:  Women in a Changing Downtown Eastside

Invitation to the October 22 launch of  www.womendtes.com

Friday October 22 from 5-7pm at The Interurban Gallery & Community Art Space (1, East Hastings at Carrall) to celebrate the launch of the multi-faceted website, “Women in a Changing Downtown Eastside" - www.womendtes.com

"Women in a Changing Downtown Eastside" has been part of a collective effort, over many months, to look at the impact of gentrification, oppression, poverty, and racism on women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and to build a library of resources, maps, information and images around this community and its history.

While many who call this neighborhood home are negatively impacted by life in a society that is increasingly polarized, we know that it is women who are particularly vulnerable to the increasing displacement and disenfranchisement that is taking place in this both vibrant and suffering community.

This project is supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


2001-2009

November 2001: Marusya Bociurkiw, Film launch "Unspoken Territory"

February 14, 2001: Taryn McCormick and Amy Skinner present show, " Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues”

October 2002: Marusya Bociurkiw, Film screening, "Unspoken Territory"

February 2003: Marusya Bociurkiw, Show presentation, "Eternal Network"

February 12-14, 2003: Taryn McCormick and Amy Skinner present three shows, " Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues”

April 2005: Jacqueline Levitin real-time video backdrop for "Just Barely," Jennifer Mascall's dance choreography to Glenn Gould's "Goldberg Variations," Michael Vincent, composer

April 15, 2005: Jacqueline Levitin, "Building Bridge," Whitehorse, YK

August 2005: Jacqueline Levitin documentary, "Documenting the Poor and Marginal: Making Films with and about the Women of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside," Documentary Democracy, Visible Evidence XII Conference

March 11, 2008: Jacqueline Levitin film documentary screening, "China via the Silk Road from Persia: Mahjong & Chicken Feet" RCB, Burnaby Campus

April 4, 2008: Jacqueline Levitin film documentary, "Mahjong & Chicken Feet" Vancouver International Jewish Film Festival, Oakridge Cinema, Vancouver

October 30, 2007: Malalai Joya Film showing of “Enemies of Happiness”

March 11, 2009: Jacqueline Levitin film showing, “Mahjong & Chicken Feet”

October 7, 2009: Sunera Thobani showing, “Continuous Journey: A film by Ali Kazimi”

November 6, 2009: Dana Claxton 3 Channel Video Installation, "To Mark on Surface," University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

GSWS Student Union

2014

Advocacy Days 2014
March 26, 2014

"The Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Student Union planned its first Sexual Health Outreach event in Convocation Mall with the SFSS Advocacy Committee on March 26, 2014. It was a great event with lots of valuable information shared to SFU students. Many thanks to the Health Peer Educators, Out on Campus, the SFU Women's Centre, the AIDS Awareness Network and the GSWS Department for all their support!"


2011

February 1, 2011 GSWS Logo Contest


2010

December 8, 2010: Holiday Potluck

Herstory Cafe Talks

2015

February

Feminist Anarchism in British Columbia: 1960s-1980s
An illustrated talk by Eryk Martin

Tuesday – February 10, 2015
7:00pm-8:00pm - (the Talk starts at 7pm and dinner/drinks at 6pm.)

The Railway Club

(in the backroom) at 579 Dunsmuir (upstairs – at Seymour St.)

This talk explores the history of feminist anarchism in B.C., with a close look at the Vancouver Five, who assisted in the firebombing of pornography stores in Vancouver.

COME EARLY & JOIN US FOR DINNER AND DRINKS
  – 6:00pm-7:00pm - (food & beverages for purchase – order off the Club Menu)

19+ only please, sorry but the Club is not wheelchair accessible

free admission
, open to the public and seating is limited
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Guest Speaker: Eryk Martin holds an M.A. in History from the University of Victoria and is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. His dissertation, ‘Burn it Down! Anarchism, Activism, and the Vancouver Five, 1967-1986,” explores the experiences of five Canadian anarchists known as the Vancouver Five, who came together in the early 1980s to destroy a British Columbia Hydro power station on Vancouver Island, bomb a Toronto factory that was building parts for American Cruise missiles, and assist in the firebombing of pornography stores in Vancouver.

2014

June

The Woman Who Shot Bill Miner: Photographer Mary Spencer (1857 – 1938)

Thursday June 12th, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm

An illustrated talk by Sherril Foster, author of “A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer.” Caitlin Press, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library Special Collections, 7th floor. Book signing & sale. Free admission, drop-in only and seating is limited.

*This event includes a display of orignal Mary Spencer photographs, a collection of historical printed material and artifacts, like this set of leg irons used on Bill Miner, on loan from the Museum of Vancouver’s collection

For more information please visit:  http://herstorycafevancouver.wordpress.com/

April

HIGH BROWNS AND “GRANNY SHOES”: FOOTWEAR AND THE REINFORCEMENT OF GENDERED IDENTITIES IN THE RCMP IN 1974

Guest Speaker: Bonnie Reilly Schmidt

Wednesday April 16, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm


Simon Fraser University-Vancouver (Harbour Centre)
515 West Hastings Street
Room 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room)
*note: upon entrance into the building from Hastings Street, turn right after the library entrance, follow signs to the elevators, and go to the 7th floor*
free admission, drop-in only and seating is limited

This presentation will explore how the shoes that were issued by the RCMP to the first female Mounties in 1974 not only reinforced gendered meanings about women’s role as police officers, but served to maintain masculinity as the dominant image of the police force.

About the talk:
Bonnie Reilly Schmidt served as a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police between 1977 and 1987. She returned to post-secondary education later in life, earning a BA degree in 2004 and a MA degree in 2006 for her work on the nineteenth-century English suffrage movement.

As a Ph.D. candidate, Bonnie made the switch from English to Canadian history specifically to study the history of women in the RCMP for which she was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral scholarship. Her dissertation titled, “Women in Red Serge: Female Police Bodies and the Disruption of the Image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,” was completed in October 2013.

Bonnie has spoken at a number of academic conferences since 2005. She also has a number of publications to her credit, including articles for the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association and the RCMP Quarterly. In 2012, she was nominated for a Gold Award for Best Article (BC/Yukon) for the Western Magazine Awards. The nomination was for an article she wrote for Canada’s History magazine about the history of women in the RCMP.
In recent years, Bonnie has also given a number of media interviews about women in the police force, including for Maclean’s and the Canadian Press. In addition to being interviewed for a CBC Radio documentary titled, “First Ladies of the RCMP” which originally aired on The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti in 2011, she also served as an advisor for the program which won the Dave Rogers Award for Long Feature, Network Radio from the Radio Television Digital News Association (Canada) in 2012.

February

Former Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair,
Kate Braid will be one of the panelists at the next Herstory Cafe:

Rosie the Riveter Revisited

A Modern History of Women in the Trades

Friday February 21, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Vancouver Public Library Central
350 West Georgia St.
Alma Vandusen Room, lower level

Free admission and seating is limited

For more details please visit:  http://herstorycafevancouver.wordpress.com/

2013

November

'Stuck in the middle with you': The story of India's transgendered Hijra community - Dr. Bidisha Ray

November 21, 2013
7 pm
Room 1425, Harbour Centre (SFU Vancouver)
515 West Hastings Street

Click here for more information


September 12, 2013

Presenting are Daphne Marlatt, Carole Itter and James Johnstone

7pm-8:30pm
City of Vancouver Archives 
1150 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park)

Click here for more information

 

March 9-10, 2012

Join us for two events marking E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake's 100th anniversary of her death in Vancouver in 1913, Pauline Johnson's birthday and International Women's Day/Week 2013.

Event #1 - the Inspiration of Pauline Johnson

Saturday March 9th at 7:00pm
Rhizome Cafe at 317 E Broadway
Free admission, open to the public, space is limited.

Event #2 - Poetry in the Park for Pauline

Sunday March 10th at 1:00pm (Daylight Savings Time)
Stanley Park, at Johnson's memorial monument at Ferguson Point
 Free admission, open to the public, space is limited.

For more information, click here
or contact Jolene Cumming at 604 873 1866 or jolene@herstorycafe.ca

Co sponsors:  Stanley Park Ecology Society, Department of Gender, Sexuality & women's Studies (SFU), and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice (UBC).

2012

October

Herstory Cafe is back at City Hall with a special Women’s History Month event!
 
“Women and Co-Operatives: A Vancouver Historical Perspective”


Join the Herstory Cafe, Councillor Andrea Reimer, the Women’s Advisory Committee and special guest speakers to celebrate Women’s History Month and the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives.

Where: Vancouver City Hall
3rd Floor, Council Chambers (enter on 12th Ave)
453 West 12th Ave (at Cambie St.)

When:
Women’s History Month
Thursday October 11, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

The event is free and open to the public
Light refreshments & seating is limited
www.herstorycafe.ca

Who:
Guest speakers include:
Vancouver Co-Op Radio: speaker Nicole Deagan, Director of Member Services at Vancouver Co-op Radio.

The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF): speaker Ellen Woodsworth, former City Councillor and an activist for social justice, economic equality and environmental sustainability. Her great uncle J.S. Woodsworth was a founder and first leader of the CCF.

CCEC Credit Union: speaker Melanie Conn is a feminist activist who has been involved in co-ops and community economic development for many years in Vancouver. She currently assists new co-ops in their development through Devco and is also the marketing manager for Common Thread.
Vancouver Women’s Health Collective: speaker Jesi Lamb, VWHC member and a third-year UBC biology student, whose goal is to enter medical school and someday serve women and families as a physician.

SFU Co-operative Family: speaker Pat Frouws is the Executive Director of SFU Childcare Society located at the SFU Burnaby Campus.

Women and Housing: speaker Christine O'Fallon is currently a researcher on a national project analysing homelessness policy. Her MA research is on women living in poverty in Vancouver. She is a co-op housing resident and advocate for housing co-ops.

September

 

Bella Bell-Irving and Social Power in an Upper Class Vancouver Family
An illustrated talk by
Robert A.J. McDonald, Department of History, UBC

 

This illustrated talk will explore the role that class and gender played in shaping social power in an upper class family in Vancouver, British Columbia, from the 1880s to the 1930s.

Guest Speaker: Robert McDonald has taught British Columbia history at UBC since 1978 and is currently writing a book on British Columbia's political culture for the first century after BC entered Confederation. He has published a book on the social history of early Vancouver called Making Vancouver and served as editor of the journal BC Studies for seven years.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:00pm-8:30pm.
Free admission. Drop in only. Limited seating.
City of Vancouver Archives
at 1150 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park). 604.736.8561

Co-sponsored by the City of Vancouver Archives and the Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives Society.

 

 

 

2011

January 20, 2011: "Awfully Devoted Women, Lesbian Lives in Canada 1900-65" Book Launch by Cameron Duder. Vancouver Public Library

March 13, 2011: "History, Gender and Landscape, a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour" International Women's Day/Week, Jolene Cumming and Mahtab Eskandari

May 12, 2011: "Women with Green Thumbs: Celebrating the Creative and Curious Gardeners of Vancouver" An illustrated talk by Catherine Shapiro. Hosted by Lori Weidenhammer at the Rhizome Cafe.

October 15, 2011:  Arts of Conscience:  from Hiroshima to Vancouver
Featuring Dana Claxton, Former Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair


2010

February 3, 2010: "Herstory Cafe Exchange"

March 6, 2010: "Freedom of Mobility: Women, Sports and Recreation in Stanley Park, 1880-1920 Historical Walking Tour" Stanley Park Ecology Society.

April 10, 2010: WOMEN'S HISTORY FAIR at the Vancouver Public Library

June 24, 2010: "IMAGES - Kootenay Women's Paper: A Primer on Feminism (1973-1991)" Dr. Marcia Braundy

Setember 28, 2010: Talk by Anita Clair Fellman "The Impact of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books" Sylvia Hotel

October 12, 2010: Catherine Murray, "Understanding Creative Labour: Autonomy, Precarious Work, and the New Cultural Economy" at launch of Centre for Public Opinion and Political Representation, Segal Graduate Business School

October 26, 2010: Women's History Month, "Women and Food: A Vancouver Historical Perspective"

December 7, 2010: Book Club: "Maria Mahoi of the Islands" by Jean Barman


2009

January 21, 2009: Henry Robideau, "Flapjacks and Photopgraphs: A History of Mattie Gunterman, Camp Cook and Photographer"

February 25, 2009: Afua Cooper Photo Exhibit: “Black Communities in British Columbia 1858-2008”

March 25, 2009: Veronica Strong-Boag, “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, or Not: Aunts and Caregiving in Canada”

April 22, 2009: Kendra Gill, “Representing a Culture of Violence: American Discourse of Violence Against Women in Northern Mexico, 1910-2007 ”

May 15, 2009: Dr. Michiko Midge Ayukawa, "Good Wives and Wise Mothers: Japanese Picture Brides in Early Twentieth-Century British Columbia"

June 27, 2009: Patricia Vertinsky, “Skeletons in the Closet” Page 1 and “Skeletons in the Closet” Page 2

July 11, 2009: Herstory Cafe's 2nd Annual picnic, Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park, "Women, History and Words at Camp Vivian"

August 9, 2009: Lynda Maeve Orr, “Burnaby Village Museum Guided Tour and Carousel Rides”

September 10, 2009: Kathryn Bridge, “A Passion for the Mountains: the life story of Phyllis Munday”

October 14 2009: Irene Howard, “Helena Gutteridge, Vancouver’s First ‘Alderman’”

December 7, 2009: Sally Mennill, UBC-CWAGS , “Caesarean Sections in Canada 1945–1970”


2008

January 8, 2008: "Ladies and Escorts: Gender Segregation and Public Policy in BC Beer Parlours," with Robert A. Campbell, Capilano College. Rhizome Cafe.
February 1, 2008: The Guerrilla Girls, "masked avengers fighting sexism and racism in the Art World." with art historian Barbara Tyner, Rhizome Cafe.

March 31, 2008: One Hundred Years of Anne: Lucy Maud Montgomery with Carole Gerson, SFU English professor and author. Sylvia Hotel.

April 30, 2008: "No Laughing Matter, Adventures, Activism & Politics" with Margaret Mitchell, social activist and former NDP MP for Vancouver East (1979-1993). Rhizome Cafe.

May 21, 2008: "Hilda’s Story: Discovering a Grandmother I Never Knew" with author and historian Lisa Smedman. Railway Club.

June 11, 2008: Sisters of Heaven, China’s Barnstorming Aviatrixes: Modernity, Feminism, and Popular Imagination in Asia and the West, with author and aviation history scholar Patti Gully. Railway Club.

July 13, 2008: The Old Hastings Mill Store Museum tour and summer picnic. Staffed by The Native Daughters of British Columbia.

August 29, 2008: Mary Shearman, "The Burlesque Venue: the changing locations of burlesque performances"

September 24, 2008: Women's History Network of British Columbia, "Women's History Talk/Show and Tell"

October 26, 2008: Jean Barman, “The Forgotten Women of Stanley Park”

November 19, 2008: Susan McCaslin, "Vancouver's Olga Park: Another Kind of Pioneering Spirit"

December 7, 2008: "WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" field trip. Exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery

International Women's Day Events

2011

March 5, 2011: International Women's Day: 100th Anniversary Parade & Festival

March 7, 2011: "Informed Opinions Workshop" International Women's Day Event

March 8, 2011: "International Women's Day Workshop Supports Scholars in Broadening Impact of Workshop

March 13, 2011: "History, Gender and Landscape, a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour" International Women's Day/Week,
Jolene Cumming and Mahtab Eskandari


2010

March 6, 2010: "Women's Voices Rally & Conference" Rally 12 - 1 pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery

March 6, 2010: "Women's Voices Rally & Conference" Conference 1:30 - 5 pm Vancouver Public Library


2009

March 11, 2009: Jacqueline Levitin film showing, “Mahjong & Chicken Feet”


1999-2008

March 1, 1999:  International Women's Day Women of Colour Celebration, YWCA Downtown Vancouver.

March 8, 2000: Myra Rutherdale lecture, "I Wish the Men were Half as Good," Northern Lights College, Fort Nelson, BC

April 2001: Meredith Kimball, “Clothesline Project: Freud and the Recovered Memory Debate,” Northern Lights College, Fort Nelson, BC

April 2001: Dionne Brand’s keynote address, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

March 8,2003: Sue Wilkinson lecture, “Representing the Breast,” Westcoast Women’s Centre, Tofino, BC.

March 2003: Sue Wilkinson talk, “The Breast in Sickness and in Health,” Capilano College, North Vancouver.

April 2003: Sue Wilkinson talk, “The Breast and Breast Cancer,” Langara College, Vancouver.

April 2, 2003: Sue Wilkinson lecture, “Women Talk About Breast Cancer: Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data,” UBC Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations, Vancouver.

September 21, 2008: "Challenging Militarism: Women, War, and Social Justice"

January 28, 2008: 20th Anniversary Celebration, “The Morgentaler Decision: Before and Beyond.”

Labour

2011

November 23, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Jackie Lynne, The Aboriginal Women's Action Network and Julie Bindel, journalist, "Sex as work: Will legalizing prostitution contribute to women's equality?"

 

November 25-27, 2011: Globalization and Migration Labour Conference, SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

 

Focus on South Asia

SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Coast Salish Territory

Globalization is a complex phenomenon grounded in the flow of capital, mainly from the North to the South, and the flow of labour, mainly in the counter direction. Within the global “South” there is a differential in development, with flows of capital within developing nations, and a flow of labour from the less developed to the more. Globalization is thus marked by an unprecedented migration of labour that is further distinguished from previous historical migrations by its largely temporary character. Migrant labour in the period of globalization is characterized by its total subservience to the needs of capital: its flow, its temporary character, and its conditions of existence are governed by the nation states to purely serve the interests of capital.

While Canada as one of the most developed nations of the global North exports capital both through direct investment abroad and the hiring out of services that can be performed abroad, it also imports labour in the most cost-effective way to work on its fixed capital in the agricultural sector, in construction, and in the service industry. These are temporary foreign workers, whose numbers now surpass the number of regular immigrants, who constitute the most exploited section of the labour force, a second class of labour without the historically earned rights of workers in Canada.

Within South Asia labour migration produces both the lure of prosperity and the overwhelming experience of misery. On the one hand the failure of nation states to provide the basic necessities of life to vast numbers of their people drive them to seek work abroad, attracted by the prospect of good wages that they can remit home for the betterment of their families. On the other hand this binds them to the most oppressive exploitation in the receiving countries, where they are dehumanized and often deprived of health and life.

The conference will explore a common framework within which the various experiences of labour migration in the period of globalization can be brought together. It will focus on the experience of South Asian migrant labour in the specificity of national conditions but attempt to integrate these different experiences into a global understanding.

The proceedings of the conference will be published and will include submissions by scholars and activists unable to attend the conference.

The conference is being organized by Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation for South Asian Advancement and is sponsored by the Morgan Centre for Labour Studies at Simon Fraser University, the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, SFU, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU, Institute for the Humanities, SFU, Race, Autobiography, Gender, and Aging Centre (RAGA), University of British Columbia, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Langara College, Vancouver, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SFU, Canadian Farmworkers’ Union (CFU), and Progressive Intercultural Services Society (PICS), and South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD).

Registration for Globalization and Migrant Labour Conference

Pre-registration for the conference is required as seats are limited. The opening plenary is open to people not registered for the conference but requires prior notification to: cbanerjee@telus.net

For registration contact: Chinmoy Banerjee: cbanerjee@telus.net

Registration fee for the conference: $40.00 (includes lunch and refreshments on November 26 and November 27)

Registration for conference and dinner on November 26: $60.00

Cheques should be made out to: “Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation” and mailed to: 9155 Wiltshire Place, Burnaby, BC, V3N 4L6.

Presenters at Globalization and Migrant Labour Conference

Mr. Vinod K Adhikary
Former Joint secretary
Ministry of labour
Govt of Nepal;
Former Director General
Dept of labour
Govt of Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Chinmoy Banerjee
President
Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation for South Asian Advancement
Burnaby, BC

Ms Cecilia Diocson
Executive Director
National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada; Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians (CPFC)
Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Jamie Doucette
Lecturer
Dept. of Geography
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Mr. Haris Gazdar
Director and Senior Researcher
Collective for Social Science Research
Karachi, Pakistan

Mr. Larry Grant
Elder-in-Residence
Fist Nations House of Learning
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Tania Das Gupta
Professor, Department of Equity Studies
Cross-appointed to Department of Sociology
York University, Toronto

Dr. Samarajit Jana
Principal, Sonagachi Research and Training Institute (SRTI), Kolkata
Chief Advisor, Durbar Mahial Samanya Committee (DMSC)
Kolkata, India

Dr. Mahendra P Lama
Founding Vice-Chancellor,
Central University of Sikkim, Gangtok
India

Dr. Genevieve LeBaron
Researcher, Liu Institute for Global Issues
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Mr. Hussain Bux Malha
Research Officer
Collective for Social Science Research
Karachi, Pakistan

Mrs. Viola Perera
Senior Programme officer
Women and Media Collective
Coordinator: Action Network for Migrant Workers.
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Satya P Sharma
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dept. of Religion and Culture
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon. Saskatchewan

Dr. S Irudaya Rajan
Chair Professor
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
Research Unit on International Migration
Centre for Development Studies
Trivandrum, Kerala
India

Dr. Junaid Rana
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies
Affiliated with Dept of Anthropology, Center for the Study of Asia and Middle East
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USA

Session Chairs

Dr. Indira Prahst
Chair, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology
Langara College
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Gary Teeple
Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Director, Morgan Centre for Labour Studies
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC

Ms Harsha Walia
Activist and writer
Downtown Eastside Women’s Association
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Habiba Zaman
Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC

Plenary Chairs

Mr. Harinder Mahil
Former Chair, BC Human Rights Commission
Vice President, Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation
Vancouver, BC

Mr. Zahid Makhdoom
President, World Sindhi Institute
Sitting Judge, Provincial Court, BC
Director, Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation
Vancouver, BC

Closing Plenary

Mr. Jim Sinclair
President, BC Federation of Labor
Vancouver, BC

Participants at the Roundtable

Mr. Raj Chouhan
MLA, Province of British Columbia
Labour Critic, NDP
Former President, Canadian Farmworkers Union
Burnaby, BC

Mr. Raul Gatica
Writer and Union Activist
Representative of Agricultural Workers Alliance (AWA) and UFCW-Surrey

Mr. Charan Gill
Executive Director
Progressive Intercultural Services Society (PICS)
Canadian Farmworkers’ Union (CFW)
Surrey, BC

Ms. Adriana Paz
Co-Founder and Organizer, Justicia/Justice for Migrant Workers-BC (J4MW)
Vancouver. BC

Mr. Zool Suleman
Lawyer
Suleman & Co., Canadian Immigration Lawyers
Member, Vancouver Mayor's Task for on Immigration (MTFI)
Director, Metropolis BC Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Sunera Thobani
Director, RAGA Centre
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Program

Click here for downloadable/printable program (pdf format 12 KB)

GLOBALIZATION AND MIGRANT LABOUR CONFERENCE

FOCUS ON SOUTH ASIA
November 25-27, 2011

PROGRAMME

November 25

6:00 pm

Reception

7:00 pm

Opening Plenary: Chair Zahid Makhdoom
Room 1900, Fletcher Challenge Theatre

Larry Grant: Welcome from the First Nations

Chinmoy Banerjee: Dr. Hari Sharma and the Hari Sharma Foundation

7:45 pm

Screening of El CONTRATO (2006)
Written and Directed by Min Sook LeeNational Film Board of Canada

November 26

9:30 am

Registration

10:00 am

Morning Session: Chair Gary Teeple
Room 1700, Labatt Hall

Genevieve LeBaron: Neoliberalism, Migration, and the Changing Contours of Labor Unfreedom

Tania Das Gupta: Precarious workers in the South Asian Community: Race, Gender, Class and Migration Status

Satya Sharma:  Where Ethnicity and Class Intersect: The Political Economy of Farm Working in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Cecilia Diocson: Resisting the Temporariness of Migrant Labour: Organizing and Educating Migrant Workers in Philippines and Canada

12:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Afternoon Session: Chair Habiba ZamanRoom 1700, Labatt Hall

Vinod Kumar Adhikary: Issues in Nepali Migration under Globalization

Viola Perera: Rights and Challenges of Sri Lankan Female
Overseas Migrants

Hussain Bux Mallah and Haris Gazdar: South-South migration
and Citizenship: Ethnic Bengalis in Karachi

Samarajit Jana: Sex-Workers Led Initiatives for Rights and Justice:
A Case Study from Kolkata, India

5:30 pm

Banquet

November 27

10:00 am

Morning Session: Chair Indira Prahst
Room 1600

S Irudaya Rajan: Impact of Global Crisis in the Gulf
in South Asian Migration

Mahendra K Lama: Irregular Migration from South Asia in Japan:
Nature, Dimensions and Policy Issues

Junaid Rana: Pakistani Migrant Workers and Post-9/11 Islamophobia

Jamie Doucette: South Asian Migrants and the Politics of Migrant Trade Unionism in South Korea

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

Roundtable: Chair Harsha Walia
(Room to be decided)

Charan Gill, Sunera Thobani, Zool Suleman,  Raj Chouhan, Adriana Paz (J4MW-BC),Raul Gatica (UFCW-Surrey)

3:00 pm

Closing Plenary: Chair Harinder Mahil
Room 1700, Labatt Hall

Jim Sinclair: Changing Times, Changing Labour—the Challenge to Organize and Fight Back

 


2010

October 12, 2010: Catherine Murray, "Understanding Creative Labour: Autonomy, Precarious Work, and the New Cultural Economy" at launch of Centre for Public Opinion and Political Representation, Segal Graduate Business School


1995-2008

1995: Ursula Franklin, “Real World of Technology, BC”

October 1996: "One-eyed Science: Occupational Health Scientists and Women Workers" (Bby Mtn) Public lecture by Karen Messing, Centre for the Study of Biological Interaction Between Health and the Environment, University de Quebec a Montreal

October 1996: "Light Work: A Heavy Burden for Women" Karen Messing (Harbour Centre Campus) roundtable discussion on the invisible risks of work traditional done by women

September 2000: Heidi Hartmann, “Women and the Workforce: Pay Equity or Family Equity?” Halpern Centre, Burnaby

September 2000: Heidi Hartmann, “Women and Poverty: From the Welfare Poor to the Working Poor” SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

April 2001: Marjorie Griffin Cohen, “Training Women and First Nations for Highway Construction Work,” Muskoti Learning Centre, Chetwynd, BC

April 2001: Habiba Zaman, “Feminization and Migration and the De-Skilling of Women Workers in Canada,” Okanagan University College, Kelowna.

LGBTQ Events

2012

January 27, 2012: Jessica Yee, "Feminism for Real in the Academic Feminist Classroom" Workshop, HC Campus, Vancouver

January 27, 2012: Jessica Yee, "Marginalization Doesn't Happen by Accident: Colonialism and Violence from the State" Lecture/Book Signing, HC Campus, Vancouver


2011

January 20, 2011: Herstory Café: "Awfully Devoted Women, Lesbian Lives in Canada 1900-65" Book Launch by Cameron Duder.
Co-sponsored

March 30, 2011: Book launch and discussion: Kouri T. Keenan & Joan Brockman, "Mr Big" and Rebecca Haskell & Brian Burtch "Get that Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools," (Fernwood Publishing) at Ardea Books and Art

August 26-30,2011: Ann Ceutkovich and Jessica Yee , "We Demand: History/Sex/Activism in Canada" Conference and Film Program, Pacific Cinematieque, Vancouver, BC


2010

August 18, 2010: Dr. Helen Leung hosted the Archival Classic! programme at Vancouver's Queer Film Festival this year with the screening of Stanley Kwan's 1996 documentary Yang ± Yin: Gender In Chinese Cinema. Vancity Theatre.  Discussion follows.

October 14, 2010: Press release: Rebecca Haskell, Brian Burtch, "Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools" Fernwood Publishing.

October 30, 2010: Fundraising event for Surrey Pride 2011. "Something Wicked," The Blue Corvette Longe, Surrey. Visit website. Printable poster in pdf format (5345 KB).

November 20, 2010: "Transgender Day of Remembrance." An occasion to memorialize those who were killed due to hatred or prejudice. Visit website. Download announcement in pdf format (64 KB).

November 23, 2010: "Contemporary Refugee Issues" Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Refugees, Vancouver Public Library


2006-2008

February 10, 2006: Leslie Feinberg, “Transformations,” Vancouver Public Library Click to view workingtv link with audios/videos and follow-up letter about the event.

October 4, 2007: Susan Stryker, “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria”

October 12, 2007: David Halperin, “What do Gay Men Want? An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity”

March 13, 2008: Helen Hok-Sze Leung, “Local Sex on Global Screens: Reflections on the New Queer Asian Cinema”

November 21, 2008: Louis-Georges Tin at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, “Deconstructing Homophobia: Asserting LGBT Rights in a Globalized World”

Margaret Lowe Benston Lecture Series on Social Justice

Dr. Margaret Benston was a founding member of the Women's Studies Department and a prominent activist for social justice issues in Vancouver and Canada. In 1991, sadly, we lost her to cancer. The Endowed Lectureship for Social Justice Issues was established in her memory.  The Maggie Benston Centre at Simon Fraser University is named in honour of her contribution to the university. 


 

 

 

Susan Stryker

The Transgender Turn

 

Monday, March 24, 2014
6:30 pm Reception
7 pm Lecture
Segal Building, Room 1300
SFU Vancouver Campus
500 Granville Street Vancouver

Part of the Margaret Lowe Benston Endowment Lecture Series

It seems that "transgender" is everywhere one turns these days--whether in the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, to legislative battles for civil rights in a dozen US states, to fashion spreads in major magazines, to ongoing outrages over the latest high profile act violence again one of the most marginalized communities in the North America. What is to be made of transgender's wildly uneven reception in the contemporary cultural landscape? In this public lecture, historian, theorist, and filmmaker Susan Stryker offers her take on the political trajectory of transgender since the mid-twentieth century, current conditions, and future prospects. 

Susan Stryker is Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, and Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, at the University of Arizona, where she is coordinating an unprecedented faculty cluster hire in transgender studies. In addition to numerous field-defining essays, she is also co-editor of The Transgender Studies Reader (winner of the 2006 Lambda Literary Award), and The Transgender Studies Reader 2 (winner of the 2013 Ruth Benedict Book Prize). She co-directed the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria (2005). Her latest projects are launching TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, a new peer-reviewed journal set to begin publication later this year, and an experimental multi-media work called Christine in the Cutting Room, that uses he life of 1950s transsexual celebrity Christine Jorgensen to explore the relationship between embodiment, technology, and representation. 

Kathleen Monk

Women Winning:
Strategies from an Insider

 

Friday, December 7, 2012
7:00 pm
SFU Vancouver Campus (Harbour Centre)
room 1400

Part of the Margaret Lowe Benston Endowment Lecture Series

Kathleen Monk is Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute. Prior to this, Ms. Monk served as Director of Strategic Communications for New Democrat leader Jack Layton.

During the 2011 Canadian federal election, Ms. Monk directed the media unit and served as spokesperson for the NDP campaign, which resulted in the best election result in the party’s 50-year history. 

Before entering politics, Ms. Monk worked in newsrooms Toronto, Ottawa and Washington. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and an active volunteer with Equal Voice, an organization dedicated to electing more women into politics.

She is a frequent commentator on Canadian politics, appearing regularly on CBC News Network’s Power and Politics and on CBC The National’s Insiders panel, discussing how decisions are made and strategies devised in Canadian politics.

1995-2008

1995: Ursula Franklin, “Real World of Technology, BC”

October 1996: "One-eyed Science: Occupational Health Scientists and Women Workers" (Bby Mtn) Public lecture by Karen Messing, Centre for the Study of Biological Interaction Between Health and the Environment, University de Quebec a Montreal

October 1996: "Light Work: A Heavy Burden for Women" Karen Messing (Harbour Centre Campus) roundtable discussion on the invisible risks of work traditional done by women

October 1997: Sharon McIver, “Matrimonial Propery Rights of First Nations Women” (Halpern Centre)

October 1997: Sharon McIver, “Building a Healing Lodge: First Nations Women and Corrections” Harbour Centre Campus and

1999: Linda McQuaig, “Overcoming the Cult of Impotence: How to Make Government Serve the Public Good”

February 1999: Linda McQuaig, “Globalization, Women & the Assault on Equality”

March 16, 2000: Marilyn Waring (New Zealand), “The Environment

September 2000: Heidi Hartmann, “Women and the Workforce: Pay Equity or Family Equity?” Halpern Centre, Burnaby

September 2000: Heidi Hartmann, “Women and Poverty: From the Welfare Poor to the Working Poor” SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

February 10, 2006: Leslie Feinberg, “Transformations,” Vancouver Public Library Click to view workingtv link with audios/videos and follow-up letter about the event.

March 1, 2007: Maude Barlow, “Have We Won? The Need for Canadian Women’s Stewardship in the Emerging Struggles of our Time”

March 2008: Sitara Thobani, “Indian Classical (Orissi) Dance,” SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

North Shore Women's Centre Lecture Series

2008-2009

September 30, 2008: Sunera Thobani, Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, UBC, "Women, Media and the War on Terror"

October 28, 2008: Afua Cooper, "Black Women's History in Canada: Opportunity or Dead End?"

November 25, 2008: Laiwan, interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator, “The Future of Creativity: Renewing our Imagination for Humanity”

February 7th, 2009: Fundraiser, “Crimson Cabaret: Celebrating Creative Women”

Other GSWS Co-Sponsored Events

2012

February 7, 2012: Art, Activism and the Murdered and Missing Women
2:30 pm, AQ 6229 Free and open to all

The filmmakers are my name is scot and leannej will be show their film Calculating 63 discuss the film and the broader issues on the murdered and missing women of the downtown eastside. The third speaker will be Carol Martin from the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre and the February 14th Memorial March committee.

My Name Is Scot – Evergreen

Evergreen is a series of text-based, site specific interventions installed at various locations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside between 2009 and 2011. The individual pieces are garlands or more accurately, festoons of sculpted and shaped, foliage letters that spell out the first names of 26 women. The garlands were placed throughout the neighbourhood to both perpetuate the memory of women who have gone missing and to promote a dialogue about violence and abuse which continues to happen, inside and outside of the area. Some of the garlands can still be seen in the neighbourhood. To see and read more about Evergreen please visit: evergreen26.blogspot.com

February 20, 2012:  Work and Parenthood
Finding Balance? Policy Lessons from Quebec on Reconciling


Peter Kaye room, Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch

Speaker: Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Professor, University of Québec (Montreal) and Canada Research Chair on the Socio-organizational Challenges of the Knowledge Economy Diane-Gabrielle will speak to the challenges of reconciling work and parenthood and how government policies can support  work-life balance. She will share applied research and lessons learned  from Quebec’s parental leave program.

Sponsored by: CCPA (BC Office), BCGEU, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC), SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, SFU's Morgan Centre for Labour Studies, and the BC Federation of Labour's Community and Social Action Committee

June 14, 2012:  Preserving Queer History Stories from a Seasoned Activist

Speakers: Chairman and Founder, Q Hall of Fame Canada, Paul Therien,
Founder of the Canadian Court System, The Empress of Canada,

Mr. ted northe

Thursday, June 14, 2012
7:00 pm

SFU Surrey room 3310
Central City, Surrey
Free public event - open to all

Click here for poster
Click here for info sheet


Sponsored by Surrey Pride Society and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies


2011

January 10, 2011: "Gendering Foreign Policy: Exploring the representational behavior of International relations elites" Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin (U of T) AQ6229

January 20, 2011: Herstory Café: "Awfully Devoted Women, Lesbian Lives in Canada 1900-65" Book Launch by Cameron Duder.
Co-sponsored

March 13, 2011: "History, Gender and Landscape, a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour" International Women's Day/Week, Jolene Cumming and Mahtab Eskandari

March 13, 2011: FASS-Faculty Idea Exchange, "Learning Communities: In the Classroom and Beyond"

April 19, 2011: Co-Sponsored "Watch Your Drink: Free public film screening and forum on drug facilitated sexual assault"

April 19, 2011: Kara Chan (Hong Kong) "Tween Girls' Perception of Gender roles and Gender Identities in Hong Kong"

April 28, 2011: Leonore Teifer "New View Campaign" The Medicalization of Sex Conference

April 29, 2011: Jennifer Safronick curated "The Antidote Art Show & Reception" The Medicalization of Sex Conference

July 3-7, 2011:  The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies is proud to sponsor the upcoming Women's Worlds 2011 conference, July 3-7, 2011 in Ottawa-Gatineau. The main theme of Women's Worlds 2011 is "Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world" because where globalization and women are concerned, provocative questions abound.

http://www.womensworlds.ca/supporters

August 25-28, 2011:  “We Demand ”: History/Sex/Activism In Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia


On August 28, 1971 over two hundred lesbian and gay activists gathered on Parliament Hill to demand the federal government bring an end to laws and practices that criminalized, marginalized, and stigmatized lesbians and gays. Acting in solidarity with their central Canadian allies, Vancouver activists staged the same action on the steps of their city’s Court House. It was the first recorded national political action undertaken by gay liberationists and lesbian feminist activists in Canada.

“We Demand” marks the fortieth anniversary of the 1971 action. The conference seeks to showcase current work on all aspects of the history of sexuality in Canada, from pre-contact to present times.

Keynote speaker: Ann Cvetkovich, author of An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures

Other confirmed speakers include Mary Louise Adams, Karen Dubinsky, Gary Kinsman, Line Chamberland, and Steven Maynard.

Conference organizers:

Elise Chenier, Department of History, Simon Fraser University

Patrizia Gentile, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, Carleton University
Cameron Duder, Independent Scholar

Sources of Support:
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University

Ocotber 7, 2011:  Intersecting Critical and Creative Practices in Academia

Join special guest Leung Ping-Kwan for this free seminar organized by Dara Culhane, Helen Leung, Kirsten McAllister and Roy Miki, as we discover how to integrate critical and creative practices in the academic setting.


SFU Harbour Centre, room 2200, 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Intersecting Critical and Creative Practices in Academia is presented by the UBC Asian Studies; SFU Communications; SFU Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; SFU Sociology and Anthropology


2010

March 18, 2010: Crystal Precious, "Burlesque and Sass-Positive Feminism"

March 26, 2010: Laura Robinson, "Sex Matters: L.M. Montgomery, Friendship, and Sexuality"

March 30 & April 7, 2010: " Handwoven Resistance: Indigenous Women's Fair Trade Weaving Cooperative Jolom Maya’etik & Women’s Organization K’inal Antzetik"

May 9, 2010: "Beauty Refugee," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancity Theatre

May 11, 2010: "The Erectionman," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 11, 2010: "Orgasm Inc.," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 15, 2010: "Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 17, 2010: Jin Haritaworn, "The Ghetto as Mobile (Hate) Crime Scene: On the Racialization of Homophobia and Transphobia, Berlin and Beyond"

August 12-15, 2010: Lisa Chilton-Anne Chilton, Willeen Keough, Lara Campbell: Edging Forward, Acting Up: Gender and Women's History at the Cutting Edge of Scholarship and Social Action, Conference at Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver

October 8, 2010: Centre for Public Opinion and Political Representation Launch

October 14-16, 2010: Women in View: Sex Money Media Symposium

October 22, 2010: Cultural Research Salon (SFU Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities) Experiences from Northern Italy and Lessons for Canada

October 22, 2010: Launch website Women in a changing Downtown East Side, The Interurban Gallery and Community Art Space, Vancouver. Click for printable poster.

October 30, 2010: Fundraising event for Surrey Pride 2011. "Something Wicked," The Blue Corvette Longe, Surrey. Visit website. Printable poster in pdf format (5345 KB).

November 4, 2010: Equal Voice's Experiences Program Presents:  Young Women in Politics: Speakers Panel and Round Robin

November 6, 2010: Amber Dawn, Marsha Newbery, Mary Lynn Young in Media panel, Media and Democracy Day 2010, Gender, Sexuality and Violence, Gender, Sexuality and Violence in the Media, Vancouver Public Library. Download Gender, Sexuality and Violence: Media Representations Panel for the Media Democracy Day 2010 Report


2009

November 12, 2009: “Susan Squier, “Liminal Livestock”


2008

January 18, 2008: Colloquium: “Regulating Bodies

January 28, 2008: Celebration event, “The Morgentaler Decision: Before and Beyond”

March 13, 2008: Helen Hok-Sze Leung, “Local Sex on Global Screens: Reflections on the New Queer Asian Cinema”

September 25, 2008: Kate Braid book launch, “A Well-Mannered Storm” and “Writing the West Coast”

October 15, 2008: Afua Cooper, “The Slave in Court: Black Women and History in Canada”

October 28, 2008: Afua Cooper at North Shore Women’s Centre, “Black Women's History in Canada: Opportunity or Dead End?”

October 29, 2008: Anna Camilleri, “Anna Camilleri”

November 21, 2008: Louis-Georges Tin at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, “Deconstructing Homophobia: Asserting LGBT Rights in a Globalized World”

November 28, 2008: Julie MacArthur, “Beyond Public and Private? Energy cooperatives and economic governance in Canada”


2005

February 16, 2005: Louise Chappell, “Expanding Women’s Rights under International Law: Developments at the International Criminal Court”

March 16, 2005: Olena Hankivsky, “The Orange Revolution in Ukraine: A Female Election Observer’s Experiences”

March 18, 2005: Louise Chappell, “Working Inside and Outside Government: Women’s strategies for change”

November 16, 2005: Mary Lynn Stewart, “Hybrid Feminism in the Feminine Presss France 1919-1939”


1998-2003

January 27, 1998: Sue Wendell, “Mind over Body: Gender, Race & Psychosomatic Medicine”

June 30, 2000: Kim Pate (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies), Viola Thomas (United Native Nations), Victoria Desroches (Aboriginal Criminal Justice Lawyer speak on, "Is 'Restorative Justice' Working for Aboriginal Women in Cases of Violence?" SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

October 10-21, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft gallery exhibition, "Portraits by Manon Elder: Honour the Women"

October 19, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft, "Painting Friends: The Beaver Hall Women Painters," Halpern Centre, Burnaby

October 29, 2000: Barbara meadowcroft lecture and discussion, " The United Nations World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Other Intolerance," Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Vancouver

February 14, 2001: Taryn McCormick and Amy Skinner present show, " Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues”

April 5, 2001: Ann Kaplan talk, "Diaspora, Culture & Memory in Black British Cinema," SFU Burnaby

November 20, 2001: Sue Wilkinson, “The Breast Representations in Sickness and Health”

November 2001: Marusya Bociurkiw, Film launch "Unspoken Territory"

October 2002: Marusya Bociurkiw, Film screening, "Unspoken Territory"

February 2003: Marusya Bociurkiw, Show presentation, "Eternal Network"

February 12-14, 2003: Taryn McCormick and Amy Skinner present three shows, " Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues”

March 8, 2003: Sue Wilkinson talk: "The Breast: Representations in Sickness and in Health," Community School, Tofino

April 2003: Sue Wilkinson talk, "Women Talk About Breast Cancer: Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data, UBC Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations, Vancouver

July 10, 2003: Madonna Larbi, “Women, Citizenship & the Future of Africa”

September 29, 2003: Anna Yeatman visit from MacQuarie University talk on, "Towards a Politics of Coexistence: Rethinking Political Community," SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

Remembering

2011

March 22, 2011: Remembering Andrea Lebowitz

July 2, 2011: Andrea Pinto Lebowitz 1941-2011: A Celebration of Life

December 6, 2011:  Lest We Forget: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence December 6


2010

December 4, 2010: Remember Resist: Memorial for the Montreal Massacre

December 6, 2010: Making Sense of the Massacre: The Politics of Misogyny and Reconciliation

December 6, 2010: "We will always Remember: National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women" Candlelight Vigil/Tea at Convocation Mall/ TC3013

2007
December 6 Memorial

11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Halpern Lounge

Women's Studies/Gender Studies is hosting a memorial for the victims of the December 6th Montreal Massacre and other students and women attacked in universities and schools. A few of us will talk very briefly about the meaning of December 6th to us and anyone who wants to add a few remarks will be offered the floor.

Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Rosemary Brown Award for Women Committee invite you to attend the Fourth Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference

Gender, Sexuality, and Disability Justice

September 23, 2017

8:30 am  – 12:30 pm

Asia Pacific Hall, room 100
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Simon Fraser University
580 West Hastings Street

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Rosemary Brown Award Recipient and Keynote Speaker
Dr. Dana Brynelson, Former Provincial Advisor for the Infant Development Program of BC

Text of Dr. Brynelsen's keynote speech:
From Institution to Community: Stories of Transformation in the World of Development Disability


Panelists:

Rena Cohen, Realweels Theatre
Elisabeth Walker-Young, former four-time Paralympian
Coleman Nye, SFU Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Laura Johnston, Community Legal Assistance Society
Delphine Labbe, SFU Gerontology

Presentation of the Annual Rosemary Brown Award for Women and the Rosemary Brown Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Justice.

The Rosemary Brown Award for Women Committee includes representatives from the United Nations Association in Canada, BC Federation of Labour, Congress of Black Women Foundation, BC Association of Social Workers, Society for Children and Youth of BC, and University Women's Club of Vancouver.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge for their generous support of this conference:  Centre for Dialogue, SFU.

Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair Conferences and Workshops

May 30, 2013

SFU Vancouver - Segal Building

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Get Involved: Engaging Women, Transforming Cities (2013)

Women Transforming Cities Launch
Thursday May 24, 2012
Vancouver City Hall
453 West 12th Avenue
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Register at:womentransformingcities.eventbrite.ca

Speakers Include:
Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning
Linda Ross, First Nations Market Housing Fund
Melanie Metining, Girls Action Foundation
Susan Tatoosh, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

EVENT IS FREE

Special Guests include:

Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor,
Linda Reid, MLA and Deputy Speaker of the Legislature, Catherine Murray, SFU Chair of the
Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Jen Sung, Out in Schools and the
Raging Grannies

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Website: Engaging Women, Transforming Cities

Visit Current Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair for previous conferences and events

Ruth Wynn Woodward Lecture Series

RWW Spring Lecture Series on Gender and the City (2012-2013)

You are invited to join us for three evening Salons next week to discuss new research and priorities for action on Gender and the City in Vancouver and others across Canada. This series is brought to you by the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowment as a contribution to the Women Transforming Cities Initiative, in the year of preparations for the visit by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, here in Vancouver in May 2013.  The series explores cities as political spaces, safe spaces, and queer-friendly spaces.

Join us: Tuesday March 13; Wednesday March 15 and Friday March 16 from 7-9 at SFU Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings. To register:  sfu.ca/reserve

I. Cities as Political Space

Title: Un/Mapping Cities as Sites of Political Organizing: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis

Guest Speaker: Benita Bunjun, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM
Location: Harbour Centre 2270

To register:  sfu.ca/reserve

Synopsis:
Dr. Bunjun has been invited to reflect on the current state of gender and urban studies in Canada, the theme of the 2012-2013 Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Research Program. She will present her current research, and initiate a dialogue on how to advance policy research on gender and the city in Vancouver and BC. How can scholars, policy makers, social activists, and service providers act on the political space of the city to promote equality and self-determination for a diversity of women? How do we expand our framework of knowledge to be able to re-envision our participation within the "making" of cities in relation to Indigenous Peoples historical presence as well as dislocation within a white settler-society?

Profile:
A specialist in the intersectionality within feminist organizing and social change movements, Benita Bunjun has a PhD in interdisciplinary studies from UBC in 2011. Her dissertation is entitled "The (Un)making of Home, Entitlement and Nation: An Intersectional Organizational Study of Power Relations in Vancouver Status of Women, 1971-2008". Her research examines power relations within feminist organizations while challenging hegemonic feminism. Dr. Bunjun teaches extensively in Women and Gender Studies, and has served as a member of the Board and President of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, which examined the impact of the Canadian social transfer on indigenous, immigrant and disabled women in the cities of Vancouver (DTES), Winnipeg and Calgary. She has also worked extensively with feminist organizations and networks throughout BC.

2012

Resisting Gendered and Colonial Violence Against Women - Spring 2012

Jessica Yee
Friday, January 27, 2012

"Marginalization Doesn't Happen by Accident: Colonialism and Violence from the State"

SFU Vancouver campus

10:00 am - noon  |  HC 1510
Free Workshop open to all SFU Undergraduate Graduate students

Sex Trade, Social Justice & You


Friday, January 27, 2012

Jessica Yee
1-2pm: Talk in the Atrium, Maggie Benston Centre (past the Ladle), SFU Burnaby
2:30 – 4pm: Workshop in MBC 2290 (behind the copy centre), SFU Burnaby

THE TALK: Join us for an engaging and provocative talk by Jessica Yee, a self-described “Two spirit multi-racial Indigenous hip hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter.” Jessica’s talk will explore the relationship between the sex industry, Indigenous communities, anti-prostitution & anti-trafficking laws and other social responses to the sex trade.

THE WORKSHOP: Following the talk, you are invited to take part in an SFPIRG workshop where participants will have the opportunity to explore their feelings and beliefs about the sex industry, and the rights of people within it. This workshop aims to enable participants to gain additional insight into complexities of the sex trade, including looking at it through the lenses of decolonization, disability justice and anti-oppression.

This event is presented by SFPIRG in partnership with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Both the talk and the workshop are free & open to everyone, but advance registration is required for the workshop. Email arx@sfpirg.ca to register. Childcare and transportation subsidies are available. Email admin@sfpirg.ca for more information.

SFPIRG is a student-funded and student-directed centre for social and environmental justice on SFU's Burnaby Campus. Come find us in TC326 in the Rotunda or visit our website at www.sfpirg.ca for more information.

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  |  HC 1400
Free Public Talk and Book Signing

Jessica Yee: A proud Two Spirit youth, Jessica Yee is the founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the first and only organization of its kind in North America by and for Indigenous youth working within the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health throughout the United States and Canada. Jessica is currently serving as the first Chair of the National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV/AIDS, as well the International Indigenous HIV/AIDS Working Group, the first North American youth representative at MenEngage International Alliance for Gender Equality, and she is the North American co-chair for the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She sits on a number of national and international boards and collectives including SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, NativeOUT, Women on Web/Women on Waves, and Maggie's: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project 

She is a strong believer in the power of youth voice and agency, and you can see her writing on sites like Racialicious, or watch her monologues about activism and justice on TV Ontario. She is the author and editor of "Sex Ed and Youth: Colonization, Communities of Colour, and Sexuality" and "Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism" released in February 2011. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work including being the 2010 recipient of the national Harmony Movement award, the 2009 recipient of the YWCA Young Woman of Distinction, a 2009/2010 National Aboriginal Role Model for the National Aboriginal Health Organization, named one of 20 International Women's Health Heroes by Our Bodies/Our Blog, and was recently awarded the Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur Award for her founding of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. She is also the 10th anniversary Distinguished Visitor to Women's Studies at the University of Windsor and the youngest person to ever be appointed.

January 20, 2012: Dana Mohammed Olwan, "Muslim Feminisms: Reflections on Muslim Feminist Theory and the State of Women's Rights" Rhizome Cafe, 317 East Broadway, Vancouver

February 3, 2012: Dana Mohammed Olwan, Nadia Fadil, Denise Nadeau, Jasmin Zine, Kathryn Poethig, "Gendered Colonialisms: Religion, Violence, and the Canadian State" Roundtable and Discussion, Burnaby Campus


Friday, February 3, 2012

“Gendered Colonialisms: Religion, Violence, and the Canadian State”

A Roundtable and Discussion with Dr. Jasmin Zine, Dr. Denise Nadeau, Dr. Nadia Fadil and Dr. Dana Mohammed Olwan

SFU Burnaby Campus, Diamond Alumni Centre (8888 University Drive)
Time: 9.30 AM – 12 PM

Hosted by the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

 In Collaboration with “Women for Peace Against Fundamentalisms” (Peace for Life) and the Interfaith Institute at Simon Fraser University

In this interfaith roundtable discussion, our speakers, who work locally and internationally as Muslim and Christian faith-based activists, academics, and leaders, will draw links between local and global forms of racial, religious, and gendered violence and the practices and policies of the Canadian state. The talks will identify some of the theoretical and practical ways in which the state manages religious difference and enshrines practices of “racial management” and power. The talks will provide critical perspectives on the interdependent relationships of colonialism, racism, religious and gendered violence against women. This event will be followed by a moderated discussion between speakers and attendees. We invite academics, community organizers, religious and spiritual leaders to join us in making visible the links between gendered violence, war, and empire in our world today.

Speakers’ Biographies

Jasmin Zine is an Associate Professor in Sociology and the Muslim Studies Option at Wilfrid Laurier University. She teaches and has published widely in critical race and ethnic studies, postcolonial studies, education and social justice, Muslim cultural politics and race, gender and imperialism. Dr. Zine received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a study of Canadian Muslim youth and the politics of empire, citizenship and belonging post 9/11. Dr. Zine was an expert group member in a project spearheaded by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Council of Europe to develop educational guidelines for combating discrimination against Muslims.

Nadia Fadil is a postdoctoral fellow at the Sociology Department of the Catholic University of Leuven. Her research deals with the religious practice of second generation Maghrebi, as well as the funding and recognition of mosques. As a sociologist and anthropologist, her work focuses on Muslims in Belgium and Europe and questions of subjectivity, embodiment, multiculturalism and secularism viz Foucault’s notion of governmentality. Nadia is a well-known public intellectual who challenges Islamophobia, racism and sexism in public debate. She was born in Antwerpen, Belgium to a Moroccan-Muslim migrants to Belgium in the labour migration of the sixties. As a scholar/activist she has been involved in networks that have mobilized against the headscarf ban.

Denise Nadeau is a scholar-activist who works as a practical theologian, movement therapist, and popular educator. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Associate in the Department of Religion at Concordia University and Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Montreal. Director of the Interfaith Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements at Simon Fraser University from 2006 to 2010, she has worked in both ecumenical and interfaith contexts for many years, with a focus on Indigenous-settler relationships and educating against Islamophobia. Her publications include numerous articles on decolonization and deconstructing whiteness, gendered violence and colonialism in Christian practice.

Dana Mohammed Olwan is currently the Ruth Wynn Woodard Junior Chair in Women’s Studies for the year 2011-2012. In the Summer 2011, she was the Future Minority Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women’s and Gender Studies Department of Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York) where she began her book-length project on honour killings in Canada. Tentatively entitled, Bodies that Matter in Death: Honour Killings in Canadian Racial Logics, this study focuses on the highly publicized murders of twelve Muslim Canadian women and the national debates they have evoked about the status of women in Canada, violence against women in racialized communities, immigration, assimilation, and multiculturalism. She is former National Chair of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and member of Faculty for Palestine

February 20, 2012Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty

"On Walls, Borders, and Occupations: Securitized Regimes, Anatomies of Violence, and Feminist Critique"

Framed within the context of a recent feminist of color solidarity delegation to Palestine, this talk focuses on the colonized anatomies of violence mobilized by the  ’democracies’ of the USA, Israel, and India.  Arguing that these securitized regimes utilize particular and connected racial and gendered ideologies and practices at their social and territorial borders, the lecture suggests a vision of cross-border feminist solidarity that confronts neoliberal militarization globally.

7:00 - 9:00 pm  |  SFU Vancouver campus  |  Room 1400

Speaker Biography
Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University.  Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge.  She is author of Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003 and Zubaan Books, India, 2004; translated into Korean,2005,  Swedish,2007, and Turkish, 2009), and co-editor of  Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991),   Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge, 1997),  Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, (Zed Press, 2008), and The Sage Handbook on Identities (co-edited with Margaret Wetherell (2010).  Her work has been translated into Arabic, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Thai. Korean, Arabic, Turkish, Slovenian, Hindi, and Japanese.  

She is a member of the advisory boards of Signs, A Journal Of Women in Culture and Society, Transformations, The Journal of Inclusive Pedagogy and Scholarship, Feminist Africa (South Africa), Asian Women (Korea), Feminist Economics, and the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. Professor Mohanty is a steering committee member of the Municipal Services Project (municipalservicesproject.org), a transnational research and advocacy group focused on alternatives to privatization in the Global South, and Coordinating Team member of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project  (fmsproject.cornell.edu).  She has worked with three grassroots community organizations, Grassroots Leadership of North Carolina, Center for Immigrant Families in New York City, and Awareness, Orissa, India, and was a member of the “Indigenous and Women of Color Solidarity delegation to Palestine” in June 2011.  Mohanty has been a consultant/evaluator for the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Ford Foundation, and UN Women.  She is series editor of  “Comparative Feminist Studies” for Palgrave/Macmillan.

This event is part of RWW CHAIR LECTURE AND WORKSHOP SERIES
for Spring 2012: "Resisting Gendered and Colonial Violence Against Women" and is sponsored by the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

 

March 8, 2012: 

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“‘They Just Wanted to be Normal’:
Locating the Strange and the Familiar in the Shafia Honor Killing Trial”

A Public Talk by Dr. Dana Mohammed Olwan

Co-sponsored by the Centre for comparative Study of Muslim Societes and Cultures and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

SFU, Burnaby, AQ 6229
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Shafia family murder trial opened on October 20, 2011. Three members of the four victims’ own family stand accused for the quadruple murders discovered on June 30, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario. Claimed as honour killings, the trial has generated heated debates about the cultural and religious motivations for such acts of gendered violence. In Canada, Media responses to these murders have focused on the familiar stories of Muslim violence, multicultural breaches, and failed integration. This talk examines some of the familiar and strange narratives used to script the Shafia murders and catapult their national and international notoriety. 

Speaker Biography

Dana Mohammed Olwan is currently the Ruth Wynn Woodard Junior Chair in Women’s Studies for the year 2011-2012. In the Summer 2011, she was the Future Minority Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women’s and Gender Studies Department of Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York) where she began her book-length project on honour killings in Canada. Tentatively entitled, Bodies that Matter in Death: Honour Killings in Canadian Racial Logics, this study focuses on the highly publicized murders of twelve Muslim Canadian women and the national debates they have evoked about the status of women in Canada, violence against women in racialized communities, immigration, assimilation, and multiculturalism. She is former National Chair of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and member of Faculty for Palestine


2011

February 24, 2011: RWW Lecture SeriesCindy Holmes. “Violence denied, bodies erased? An anti-colonial queer framework for anti-violence organizing” 

March 2, 2011: RWW Lecture Series: Aren Aizura.  "The geographic imaginary of gender reassignment surgery."

March 17, 2011: RWW Lecture Series: Dana Mohammed Olwan.  “Bodies that Matter in Death: Honour Killings and Canadian Racial Logics” 

September 22, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "New Tricks, Old Hat: ‘Pinkwashing’ Israel, Islamophobia, and the Honour Crime Industry" at Thinking about 9/11 Ten Years After: First Annual Middle East and Beyond Symposium. Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY.
November 1, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "Killed in Canada and Remembered in Israel: Mapping the Geopolitics of the 'Aqsa Parvez Memorial Grove'" Talk at the Liu Institute for Global Issues & RAGA, Vancouver.

November 11, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "In the House of Silence: Feminist Studies and the Question of Palestine" as part of "A Breach in the Wall? Teaching Women’s and Gender Studies through a Transnational Lens" panel discussion. National Women Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

December 8, 2011: Dana Mohammed Olwan. "Demystifying Gender Violence in Muslim Communities" at A Breakfast to Celebrate Activism Against Gender Violence in Vancouver: Red Shoes Green Belts White Ribbons, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. Downloadable/printable program.


2010

January 23 - September 12, 2010: Dana Claxton Exhibit, "Border Zones: Attempting to Reshape the Museum," UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

January 28 - March 27, 2010: Dana Claxton, Allyson Mitchell, B.H. Yael, "FIERCE: Women's Hot-Blooded Film/Video," McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

February 10-13, 2010: Dana Claxton talk, "The Age of Enlargement:The Politics of Hope: Contemporary American Indian Art," CAA2010 98th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

February 12-28, 2010: Dana Claxton Exhibit, "Cultural Olympiad 2010 and Saskatchewan Pavilion Artists: Saskatchewan's Culture," Windsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

March 13, 2010: Dana Claxton, "WACKO: A Disco Ceremony for Michael Jackson," Victoria, BC

March 25, 2010: Dana Claxton, "Beautiful Dreamers: New Avant-Garde Feminist Art Cabaret," Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC

April 20, 2010: Alessandra Capperdoni, "Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Cells and Citizens: Feminist Desires and Bios at the Turn of the Century" SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre Campus, HC 1425 Click here for Speakers' bios.

Listen here - Ruth Wynn Woodward Series Tue Apr 20

April 21, 2010: Thea Cacchioni, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Sex, Gender, & Pharmaceuticals: The Search for the 'Pink' Viagra” SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre Campus, HC 1415 Click here for Speakers' bios.

Listen here - Ruth Wynn Woodward Series Wed Apr 21

April 26, 2010: Joseph Clark, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Kung Fu Invaders or Heroes Two: Masculinity, Race and Cross-Cultural Film Reception in Vancouver’s Chinatown” SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre Campus, HC 1415 Click here for Speakers' bios.

Listen here - Ruth Wynn Woodward Series Mon Apr 26

April 27, 2010: Mandy Koolen, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Empathetic Identification and the Politics of Nostalgia” SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre Campus, HC 2270 Click here for Speakers' bios.

Listen here - Ruth Wynn Woodward Series Tues Apr 27

April 29, 2010: Trish Salah, “Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Writing Trans Genre: Preliminary Sketch of a Minor Literature that Isn't” SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre Campus, HC 1425C Click here for Speakers' bios.

Listen here - Ruth Wynn Woodward Series Thu Apr 29 2010

May 1–June 6, 2010: Dana Claxton Primary Exhibition, "Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival Pervasive Influence: The Mechanical Bride," Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto

May 12-August 1, 2010: Dana Claxton Exhibit, "Artist Talk," 17th Biennale of Sydney, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, NSW


2009

September 26, 2009: Dana Claxton artist talk, “Barbarian”

October 15, 2009: Dana Claxton curator and narrator, "Her Sugar is?" imagineNATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Al Green Theatre, Toronto

October 16, 2009: Dana Claxton curated, "A Decade in Retrospect," imagineNATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Al Green Theatre, Toronto

October 17, 2009: Dana Claxton, Moderated, "In Conversation: The Evolution of Indigenous Filmmaking," imagineNATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto

November 6, 2009: Dana Claxton 3 Channel Video Installation, "To Mark on Surface," University of Lethbridge Art Gallery


2000-2008

February 24, 2000: Dionne Brand public forum, "Biocolonialism: The Theft of Indigenous Peoples' DNA and the Destruction of the Biodiversity," SFU, Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

June 22-24, 2000: Dorothy Smith lecture and workshops, "Feminism & the University: Where do Women Stand? An Exploration of Standpoint Theory," SFU, Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

October 29, 2000: Barbara meadowcroft lecture and discussion, " The United Nations World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Other Intolerance," Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Vancouver

January 31, 2001: Dionne Brand reading, "Another Place Not Here, "Sans Souci and Other Stories," and "At the Full and Change of the Moon," Langara College

November 2002: Sue Wilkinson talk, "Categories as Action: A New Approach to Categorisation and Stereotyping," SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

November 20, 2002: Sue Wilkinson talk, "The Breast: Representations in Sickness and Health," SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

February 10, 2005: Louise Chappel talk, "Expanding Women's Rights under International Law: Developments at the International Criminal Court," SFU Burnaby

May 20, 2004: Sue Wilkinson talk, "Women's Experience of Breast Cancer,) Women's Health Centre of BC, Vancouver

Sexuality

2012

January 27, 2012: Jessica Yee, "Feminism for Real in the Academic Feminist Classroom" Workshop, HC Campus, Vancouver

January 27, 2012: Jessica Yee, "Marginalization Doesn't Happen by Accident: Colonialism and Violence from the State" Lecture/Book Signing, HC Campus, Vancouver


2011

January 17, 2011 The F Word Ariana Barer and Meghan Murphy interview Crystal Precious and Mary Shearman, Burlesque: Part 1 in a 2 Part Series Co-op  102.7FM Radio.

January 24, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy, Ariana Barer, and Nicole Deagan respond to Part 1: Burlesque: Part 2 in a 2 Part Series Co-op  102.7FM Radio.

April 18, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy interviews Dr. Thea Cacchioni. "The Medicalization of Sex" Co-op  102.7FM Radio.

August 10, 2011: The F Word Nicole Deagan and Meghan Murphy interview Chris Bruckert, Lee Lakeman, Erin Graham and Cherry Smiley, "Feminism and the prostitution debates."

September 19, 2011:  The F Word Meghan Murphy’s radio documentary, Sex for health: Part One of a documentary series on the Medicalization of Sex. Featuring an interview with Kristina Gupta, and excerpts from a talk by Judy Segal.

October 10, 2011: The F Word Meghan Murphy's, The trouble with female genitalia: Part Two of the documentary series The Medicalization of Sex featuring talk by Virginia Braun, University of Auckland, entitled, "The Curious Case of the Designer Vagina," recorded at the Medicalization of Sex conference in Vancouver. Followed by an interview with Wrenna Robertson, editor of I'll Show You Mine, a photography book celebrating vulva diversity. 

SFU Open House

SFU Open House 2012

Cool Gender, Smart Sex

In this hypermedia age, smart sex for young people means more than birth control, avoiding bad dates, or leveraging your looks to get ahead on Youtube.  Becoming smart about sex means learning how biology alone does not determine how we “act” as male or female.  Join SFU’s Department of Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies to make sense out of the many challenges to social conventions, moral panics and the gendered patterns of political and economic inequality over time.

The study of gender and sexuality is one of the fastest growing, cutting edge and most interdisciplinary fields in university in North America. It focuses on how gender shapes not only our media worlds, but our work, leisure and private lives of consumption, action and creation. How do sexual norms, racism, class, ableism, and ageism interact to shape people's lives today?  Studying Gender and Sexuality is especially cool in Canada, an acknowledged leader in international global regimes in sex and human rights. Find out how to be smart about sex, and which gender-setting research tools are cool in business, law, health, labour, education and social policy fields today.  Our graduates become confident in their skins, ready for any challenge.

May 26
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
SFU Burnaby Campus

Click here for the SFU Open House 2012 home page for more information!

Status of Women Events

2009

September 24, 2009: Women Elders in Action book launch, “Mythogyny: the lives and times of women elders in BC” Teck Gallery, SFU, Harbour Centre

Traveling Speakers' Series

2013

Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl visited Canada's Yukon Territory in March 2013.

The Women's Directorate presents a Policy Community of Practie Sepaker Searies event:

Social Inclusion and Equity - Measuring and Evaluating Successful Inclusion

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 1-2pm
Tourism and Culture Boardroom
Whitehorse, Yukon


2011

February 10, 2011: Traveling Speakers Series: Brian Burtch - Slide show /Q&A "Get that Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools" Nelson United Church, BC Download Poster (92 KB pdf format)

February 10-11, 2011: Traveling Speakers Series:  “Get That Freak”:  A Conversation about Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools, Brian Burtch

February 11, 2011: Traveling Speakers Series: Brian Burtch - Slides "Get that Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools" L.V. Rogers Secondary School, Nelson, BC (click link for pdf'd slide show)

February 28, 2011: Traveling Speakers Series: Thea Cacchioni - "Learning About Sex and Love in the Post Viagra Age", Whitehorse, YT

February 28, 2011: Traveling Speakers Series: Thea Cacchioni - CBC Radio Interview CBC North with Sandi Coleman, Whitehorse, YT

February 28, 2011: Traveling Speakers Series: Thea Cacchioni - "Sex, Lies and Medicine: The Search for the 'Pink Viagra'", Whitehorse, YT

March 1, 2011: Traveling Speakers Series: Thea Cacchioni - "Challenging the Medical View of Women's Sexual Problems", Whitehorse, YT


2010

March 29, 2010: Mary Shearman, Yukon College, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, "Theatre for Young Audiences"

March 29, 2010: Mary Shearman, Whitehorse Public Library, Whitehorse, Yukon, "The Neo-Burlesque Revival: A Discussion" as a guest of Yukon Women's Directorate. Click here for a pdf printable ad or poster


2009

January 26, 2009: Kaitlin Pelletier at University of Victoria, “How to Survive Grad School”

February 5, 2009: Kaitlin Pelletier at Northwest Community College, Terrace, BC, “Skin Deep: Environmental health is a Women’s Health Issue”

February 24, 2009: Kaitlin Pelletier at Dease Lake Campus and High School, “Another Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry”

February 27, 2009: Brian Burtch at North Island College, Courtenay, BC Slide Program "Messages from Silenced Youth: Homophobia & Transphobia in British Columbia High Schools” Download poster

March 6, 2009: Brian Burtch at UBC-Kelowna and OK-Penticton (joint), “Messages from Silenced Youth: Homophobia & Transphobia in British Columbia High Schools"


2008

March 2-5, 2008:  Beth Pentney:  "The Representation of Women's Bodies on Makeover Reality Television", Yukon College

March 4, 2008:  Mary Shearman: "Feminist Cabaret/Burlesque", UBC Okanagan, Kelowna

March 6-8, 2008:  Mary Shearman: "Feminist Cabaret/Burlesque" North Island College Courtenay and Campbell River

March 8, 2008:  Jen Marchbank:  "Women Studies, Men's Studies, Gender Studies - Journey to a Gendered Approach" UNBC Campus in Quesnel

March 14, 2008:   Lara Campbell:  "Gender and Sexuality in Canadian and American Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War", Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus (Poster)

2007

March 22, 2007:  Brian Burtch:  "Can We Abolish Prisons?  Balancing Public Safety and Social Justice", Comox Valley Campus, North Island College

March 29, 2007:  Jen Marchbank:  "Skirting the Issue - Equality Issues and Nondecision-Making", Yukon College

March 30, 2007:  Jen Marchbank:  "The Politics of Women's Studies", Yukon College

2005

March 2005: Lara Campbell, “Women in the Great Depression” Terrace, BC

April 15, 2005: Jacqueline Levitin, “Current Housing Issues in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and presenation fo Building Bridge (video),” Whitehorse, YT

May 2005: Brian Burtch, “Lifelong Learning for Mature Students,” Chetwynd, BC (Poster)

May 2005: Meredith Kimball, “The Historical Reconstruction of Recovered Memory Debate,” Quesnel, BC (Poster)

2003

October 30, 2003: Helen Hok-Sze Leung, “Women and Queerscapes in Hong Kong Cinema,” Terrace, BC

2002

November 2002: Sue Wilkinson talk “Representations of the Breast: In Sickness and in Health,” Northwest Community College, Terrace, BC.

November 16, 2002: Sue Wilkinson, Gender, Sexuality and Health, Prince George, BC

2001

January 26, 2001: Dionne Brand reading her novel, "At the Full and Change of the Moon," UCC, Kamloops

April 2001: Marjorie Griffin Cohen, “Training Women and First Nations for Highway Construction Work,” Muskoti Learning Centre, Chetwynd, BC

April 2001: Meredith Kimball, “Clothesline Project: Freud and the Recovered Memory Debate,” Northern Lights College, Fort Nelson, BC

April 2001: Marilyn MacDonald, “Feminist Critiques of Science and Religion,” Northern Lights College, Fort Saint John, BC

April 2001: Laura Wood, “Women’s Equality in Canadian Courts and Feminist Legal Theory” Nelson, BC

April 2001: Habiba Zaman, “Feminization and Migration and the De-Skilling of Women Workers in Canada,” Okanagan University College, Kelowna.

January 26, 2001: Dionne Brand reading her novel, "At the Full and Change of the Moon," UCC, Kamloops

2000

March 8, 2000: Myra Rutherdale lecture, "I Wish the Men were Half as Good," Northern Lights College, Fort Nelson, BC

1999

March 1999: Sunera Thobani lecture, “Feminist Perspectives on Social Justice”

April 1999: Andrea Lebowitz lectures, “Nature Writing” Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Chetwynd, BC. 

April 1999: Jackie Levitin lecture, “Film,” Terrace, BC.

April 1999: Myra Rutherdale lecture, “Women, Gender, and Mission in the Late 19th Century in Northern BC,” Fort Nelson, BC. 

April 1999: Mary Lynn Stewart lecture, “Female Body Image,” Quesnel

April 1999: Meredith Kimball lecture, “Women and Aging,” Cranbrook

Women's History Month Talks

2010

October 21, 2010: Dr. Malinda Smith: "The Status of Women: Interrogating the 'Post' in Post-Equality Talk"


2009

October 7, 2009: Sunera Thobani film showing, “Continuous Journey”

October 14, 2009: Irene Howard “Helena Gutteridge, Vancouver's first "Alderman"


2008

October 15, 2008: Afua Cooper, “The Slave in Court: Black Women and History in Canada”

October 28, 2008: Afua Cooper at North Shore Women’s Centre, “Black Women’s History in Canada: Opportunity or Dead End?”


1999-2007

October 1999: Regina Morantz-Sanchez, “Historical Reflections on the Figure of the Difficult Woman: Mary Dixon Jones on Trial”

October 1999: Makeda Silvera “Writing and Editing Literature of Lesbians of Colour.”

October 28 1999: Dr. Mary Lynn Stewart, “Corsets or Gymnastics? Slimming the Female Body in 20th Century France”

Ruth Wynn Woodward Writers’ Series
October 19-23, 2000

October 10-21, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft exhibition, “Honour the Women” - Manon Elder

October 19, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft lecture, “Painting Friends: The Beaver Hall Women Painters”

October 23, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft invites Dionne Brand to read, “In the Window: At the Full and Change of the Moon”

October 29, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft, “The United Nations World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and other Intolerance”

October 2002: Veronica Strong-Boag (UBC) and Carole Gerson (SFU) lecture, “Recovering Pauline Johnson Tekahiowake,” UBC, Vancouver

October 2002: “Sisters on the Bench, a Women’s History Month event”

October 30, 2003: “Sister in the Struggle:  A Celebration of the Life of Rosemary Brown”

October 6, 2005: Molly Raher Newman, “Emily Carr: The Women & the Artist A Performance”

October 18, 2006: An Afternoon with Afua Cooper, “Black Women and Resistance in Early Canada: The Case of Angelique”

October 4, 2007: RWWP Film Screenign, Susan Stryker, “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria”

Writers' Series

2011

January 20, 2011: Herstory Café: "Awfully Devoted Women, Lesbian Lives in Canada 1900-65" Book Launch by Cameron Duder.

March 30, 2011: Book launch and discussion: Kouri T. Keenan & Joan Brockman, "Mr Big" and Rebecca Haskell & Brian Burtch "Get that Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools," (Fernwood Publishing) at Ardea Books and Art


2010

October 14, 2010: Press release: Rebecca Haskell, Brian Burtch, "Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools" Fernwood Publishing.

November 25, 2010: Book Launch, Rebecca Haskell, Brian Burtch, "Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools" Little Sister's Bookstore and Art Emporium

December 2, 2010: Downloadable prinbable poster: Five SFU Authors Book Launch and order information below:
Lara Campbell, "Respectable Citizens: Gender, Family, and Unemployment in Ontario's Great Depression"

Adrienne Burk, "Speaking for a Long Time: Public Space & Social Memory in Vancouver"

Kristen Emiko McAllister, Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project"

Zoe Druick, "Allan King's: A Married Couple"

Helen Hok-Sze Leung, "Farewell My Concubine: A Queer Film Classic" Paperback


2002

May 5, 2002: Dionne Brand reading, "Thirsty," (McClelland & Stewart 2002) Bowen Island, BC

June 7-8, 2002: Dionne Brand, "Poetry Matters: a Festival of Women Poets," SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

2001

January 18, 2001: Dionne Brand. Reading by Edin Robinson, "Traplines, Monkey Beach (Knopf Canada 2000), SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

January 26, 2001: Dionne Brand reading, "At the Full and Change of the Moon," UCC, Kamloops

February 15, 2001: Dionne Brand. Reading by Constance Backhouse, "Color-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950" and "Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada," (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

March 7, 2001: Dionne Brand reading, "A Map to the Door of No Return," UBC, Vancouver

March 15, 2001: Dionne Brand. Reading by Kerri Sakamoto, "The Electric Field," (Norton: New York 2000), SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

April 19, 2001: Dionne Brand. Reading by Lorna Goodison, "Turn Thanks, Collected Poems," (University of Illinois 1999), SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

September 20, 2001: Dionne Brand. Reading by Nicole Brossard, "Installations: With and Without Pronouns," J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, 2001), SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

October 18, 2001: Dionne Brand reading, "A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes on the Journey to Belonging," (Vintage Canada 2002), SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

November 15, 2001: Dionne Brand. Reading by Anita Badami, "The Hero's Walk," (Knopf Canada 2000), SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver


2000

October 12, 2000: Dionne Brand "Readings and Discussion," Capilano College Lecture Theatre