Previous Events by Year


May 10, 2024, Double Book Launch: The Regulation of Queer, Trans and Disabled Bodies, (Ruth Wynn Woodward Jr. Chair), World Art Centre

April 24, 2024, Describing Dance: An Evening of Sharing by Shadbolt Fellow Carolina Bergonzoni, World Art Centre

April 18, 2024, SFU GSWS Alumni Celebration, SFU Harbour Centre

Spring 2024 GSWS Feminist Book Club, SFU Harbour Centre

  • January 8th - The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
  • February 5th - Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
  • March 11th - Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Everisto
  • April 8th - You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

March 14, 2024, Fighting the Criminalization of Communities, (Ruth Wynn Woodward Jr. Chair), SFU Goldcorp Centre

March 8, 2024, Re-making a home in the Diaspora: Migration and Belonging, SFU Harbour Centre

February 27, 2024, Multilingual SFU Week: Multilingual Pronoun Button Making Social, SFU Burnaby Campus


Fall 2023 GSWS Feminist Book Club, SFU Harbour Centre

  • September 18 - Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman
  • October 16 - Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H.
  • November 20 - Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • December 11 - Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

November 16, 2023, Translating movement: Audio description as a choreographic tool by Shadbolt Fellow Carolina Bergonzoni, SFU Harbour Centre. 

September 14, 2023, Invisible Ink: Artist Talk by Shadbolt Fellow Ghinwa Yassine, SFU Harbour Centre. 

Summer 2023 GSWS Feminist Book Club, SFU Harbour Centre

  • May 8th - His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
  • June 12th - Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan
  • July 10th - Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
  • August 14th - Bunny by Mona Awad

Spring 2023 GSWS Feminist Book Club, SFU Harbour Centre

  • January 16, 2023 - Brother by David Chariandy
  • February 13, 2023 - All’s Well by Mona Awad
  • March 13, 2023 - Diary of a Void by Emi Yagi
  • April 6, 2023 - 13 ways of looking at a fat girl by Mona Awad

May 27, 2023: Places, Histories, Communities: Exploring Queer Asian Identities through Zine-Making, SFU Harbour Centre: co-sponsored event with UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative, SFU Institute For Transpacific Cultural Research, and Queer Reads Library. 

May 15, 2023: Roundtable Discussion: A Hundred Years Later: Asian Racialization and the Violence of Inclusion, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue: co-sponsored event organized by the Canada Research Chair (SFU Geography).

April 28-29, 2023: Western Ottomanists' Workshop (WOW), Harbour Centre, co-sponsored eventApril 22, 2023: Honouring Indigenous Students Powwow, hosted by the SFU FNMISA; co-sponsored, student-organized event.

March 3 & 11, 2023: International Working Women’s Day: Worker’s Panel and Discussion & Rally. Co-sponsored, organized by GABRIELA BC, Defund 604 Network, Worker Solidarity Network, UNITE HERE Local 40, BAYAN BC, and Samidoun.

March 5, 2023: Vancouver International Women’s Day March, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), co-sponsored, student-organized event.

January 16, February 13, March 13 & April 6, 2023: GSWS Feminist Book Club.

January 26, 2023: Canada’s Game– violence, misogyny and racism in hockey. Online event. Part of SFU's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Co-sponsored event hosted by SFU Public Square.


November 18 and 19, 2022: Interactions, Exchanges, and Transformations: European Legal Traditions and their Impact on the Construction of Gender in a Global Context at Harbour Centre, co-sponsored event.

November 17, 2022 - Eighth Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Lecture - Stepping up for BC's Children and Youth (Adrienne Montani)

November 3, 2022 - Screening: Golden Gate Girls Lecture Esther Eng, Bruce Lee, and the Chinese-language Cinema in North America Featuring Director S. Louisa Wei at SFU Harbour Centre Room 7000

November 1, 2022 - Screening: Havana Divas Lecture, Cuban Divas Cantonese Opera, and Chinese Immigrants in Americas

October 21, 2022 - What it means for us to be together: Solidarity, Difficult Histories, and Planetary Futures in the work of Jin-me Yoon at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

October 19, 2022:  Dressed for Dissent:  The queer Life of Clothes Under Settler Colonialism.  A Research Talk by Roberto Filippello, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Univeristy of British Columbia.

September 26, 2022: Centering Equity: All-Candidates Forum, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Presented by Women Transforming Cities and YWCA Metro Vancouver City Shift and supported by SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and SFU Public Square.

June 23, 2022: Film Screening of “Nelly Queen : The Life and Times of Jose Sarria.” Part of Surrey Pride. Canadian premiere screening. Surrey Campus, Part of the Margaret Lowe Benston Series in Social Justice.

May 17, 2022: "Female Bodies in China: Literati Fantasies, Iron Girls & Olympics Hoopla, A Talk by Professor Eva Man." SFU Harbour Centre. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research.

February 21 - May 16, 2022: FREE Writing Program for LGBTQ2SI+ and allies 14-25 years. Provided by Youth For A Change (Y4AC). Writer in Residence Dr Claire Robson. Online event. 

May 5, 2022: "An Unfinished Revolution: Reflections on a Century of Canadian Feminism:, A public talk by Dr. Joan Sangster, SFU Harbour Centre; Sponsored by the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (SFU), the Department of History (SFU), and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (SFU), in partnership with UBC Press.

April 30, 2022: "One Tree Three Lives." Film Screening & Conversation with Filmmaker Angie Chen, Terasen Cinema, SFU Harbour Centre, hosted by Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research, SFU; Co-sponsored by: Department of World Languages and Literature, SFU, Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, SFU, Hong Kong Studies Initiative, UBC.


December 4, 2021: "Emergence: Out of the Shadows" Film Screening, Surrey Campus, Part of the Margaret Lowe Benston Series in Social Justice

November 20, 2021: “A Closer look at Canada’s LGBT Purge,” Film Screening: The Fruit Machine (Dir. Sarah Fodey, 2018, Canada), Surrey Campus

November 24, 2021: GSWS Masters Course Intensive Info Session

November 3, 2021: Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez, "Empire’s Mistress: Interrupted Archives and Promiscuous Genres as Method"

June 18, 2021: GSWS Reads: Benjamin Hoy, A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands

May 21, 2021: GSWS Reads: Holly Karibo, Institutionalizing Addiction: A Case Study of Drug Treatment Approaches in the American West during the 1920s

May 14, 2021: GSWS Acts (Artist Workshop) - prOphecy sun

May 6, 2021: Seventh Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference – Women & Social Justice

April 23, 2021: GSWS Acts (Artist Talk): prOphecy sun

April 12, 2021: Book Launch - Past/Tense - An edited anthology of creative nonfiction

March 26, 2021: GSWS Acts - Cyndia Cole

March 19, 2021: GSWS Grad Colloquium: Sharing joy through research!

February 19, 2021: GSWS Reads: QUIRK-E Book Launch

January 29, 2021: GSWS Reads - Sonja Boon, What the Oceans Remember: Searching For Belonging and Home

January 15, 2021: Debriefing session on the film Promising Young Woman with Dr. Natasha Patterson


December 4, 2020: GSWS (MA) Open House 2020

April 6, 2020: Public launch of Xinjiang Documentation Web Archive Project and Keynote talk by Timothy Grose


November 25, 2019: Darren Byler, "Terror Capitalism & State Directed Gender Violence: Toward Turkic Muslims in Northwest China," SFU Harbour Centre, Ruth Wynn Woodward Lecture Series

October 30, 2019: Supporting Trans Inclusion in Everyday Life, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

September 26, 2019: Sixth Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference – Women & Social Justice

June 7, 2019: ABU Film Screening and Q & A with Arshad Khan, SFU Surrey Campus, Westminster Savings Theatre 

June 1, 2019: International Workshop on Gender, Diversity & Inclusiveness, Harbour Centre, Vancouver

April 30, 2019: History of Women’s Writing and Publishing in Canada and Britain, Café Minerva, Harbour Centre Campus

April 28, 2019: Pathways to a Women-friendly Surrey, SFU Surrey

April 26-27th, 2019: Unthinking Sex, Imagining Asexuality: Intersectional and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

April 6, 2019: Canadian South Asian Youths Conference: Identity, Gender, Sexuality, Employment, and Activism, SFU Harbour Centre

January 15, 2019: Julian Gill-Peterson, "Transgender Kids Are Not New: History as a Tool for Justice," Harbour Centre

February 28, 2019: Screening and Panel Discussion of "My Name was January," Metro Vancouver Premiere, Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre, SFU Surrey


January 23, 2018: Rhacel Salazar Parrenas - Labor Regimes of Indenture – A Global Overview of Migrant Domestic Work

February 2, 2018: Book Launch: Basically Queer: An intergenerational introduction to LGBTQA2S+ lives edited by Claire Robson, Kelsey Blair, and Jen Marchbank; Introduction by Shirley R. Steinberg, Venables Hall, Vancouver

February 26, 2018: Book Launch: Basically Queer: An intergenerational introduction to LGBTQA2S+ lives edited by Claire Robson, Kelsey Blair, and Jen Marchbank; Introduction by Dr. Lara Campbell, SFU Surrey Campus

March 23, 2018: Donor Appreciation Night, SFU Harbour Centre, room 1430

March 27, 2018:  Asato Ikeda, "Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints," Room 7000, SFU Vancouver

March 28, 2018: Should I go to Grad School? Feminist and Critical Perspectives, Organized by Ruth Wynn Woodward Fellow Ela Przybylo

March 29, 2018: 6 Years in Gay Conversion Therapy: Author Peter Gajdics reads from his book, The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir, SFU Harbour Centre


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


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."


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, Margaret Lowe Benston Series

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



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


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

March 7, 2013: Book Launch: Lara A. Campbell, Dominique Clement, Gregory S. Kealey, eds. Debating Dissent: Canada and the Sixties & Claire Robson, Writing for Change:  Research as Public Pedagogy and Arts-based Activism, Rhizome Café, Vancouver


December 7, 2012: Kathleen Monk, "Women Winning: Strategies from an Insider," Margaret Lowe Benston Series

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

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


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 Series: Cindy 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


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


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”