Rosemary Brown Conference 2015

January 26, 2020

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the
Rosemary Brown Award Committee invite you to attend

Confronting Gender Violence

Second Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference

Saturday, September 19, 2015
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Room 1700, Labatt Hall
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Women do more than live in a violent society.  Violence against us is used to sustain and maintain the societies in which we live. Regardless of race, class, cultural or religious membership, we are part of the violent structures and processes which nourish and ensure their continuance.

Rosemary Brown, 1991


We understand today that gender violence has harmful, and often devastating, effects on women and men, children and adolescents, LGBT people and gender nonconforming folk. But Rosemary Brown’s insight into the root cause holds true: gender violence serves to maintain structural gender inequalities, often at the intersection of race, class, and other systems of difference.

Join us for a discussion about why gender violence persists and how we might create meaningful change through social action.


Ariana Barer and Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, Women Against Violence Against Women
Daphne Bramham, Journalist, Vancouver Sun
Claire Robson, Queer Imaging & Riting Kollective for Elders
Margaret Jackson, FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children & SFU Centre for Education, Law and Society, Department of Education
Leah Horlick, SFU Women’s Centre
Special Performance by Youth for A Change, Surrey

Presentation of the Annual Rosemary Brown Award for Women

Introduction of winner of Rosemary Brown Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Justice

The Rosemary Brown Award 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 of Vancouver.