Celebrate International Women’s Day 2011 In Honour of 100 Years of Women’s Social Justice Activism

As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, Women’s Studies will be hosting a series of events with feminist activist Erum Hasan.

Admission to events is free and all are welcome.

What’s Up with Gender Equality?:  New times demand new ideas

We’re all equal now — or so Canada’s Charter of Right and Freedoms suggests.  But, really, it isn’t that simple.  Come and hear Erum S. Hasan speak about the relevance of gender politics for young women today.

Date:  Wednesday, March 9

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Place:  Room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre

Feminisms, North and South:  One size does not fit all

We profess to think globally; yet we know there is a power and privilege gap between North and South.  To measure up to our social justice principles, Erum S. Hasan argues that we must continually invite new perspectives into our feminisms taking into account the knowledge and experience from the global South.

Date:  Wednesday, March 9

Time:  4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Place:  Winclare A, Vanier Hall

This Privileged Space Called Feminism

For most people, the label “feminist” is stigmatized identity.  Erum S. Hasan challenges us to conceptualize feminism as a privileged space where we choose the narratives that define who is and who is not a feminist.

Date:  Thursday, March 10

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Place:  Room 367, Dillon Hall

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