International Women’s Day Event at Laurier Brantford

The Aboriginal Student Support Services Office and the F-Word Organizing Committee have been working together since the last F-Word event in trying to organize awareness with respect to Aboriginal feminism. Through further discussions, we have decided to provide the following session at Laurier Brantford.

Event Poster

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Aboriginal Student Support Services and the F-Word Organizing Committee are inviting YOU to join a discussion about inclusive feminism on Monday February 28th at 4:30pm in the Read Lounge (Carnegie Building, room 100). Snacks and refreshments provided!

The feminist movement has been criticized for being rooted in white, middle-class values. However, it is important to recognize that feminism crosses racial and cultural boundaries. Sherry Lewis, Transitional Housing Project Manager with Brantford Native Housing, will lead a facilitated discussion about inclusive feminism at Laurier Brantford. Sherry will be discussing a variety of topics including:

> Aboriginal women in history
> Tensions between feminism and native rights
> Matrilineal concepts and the Aboriginal community
> Racism and sexism
> Aboriginal women issues provincially, nationally and internationally

Sherry brings 20 years experience in Aboriginal leadership, extensive knowledge of her Ongwehowe culture, urban Aboriginal program development, as well as knowledge of Aboriginal women’s issues as the local, provincial, national and international level.

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact Marnie Antoniow (mantoniow@wlu.ca) or Rebecca Godderis (rgodderis@wlu.ca).

Please RSVP at: http://www.wlu.ca/events_detail.php?grp_id=12448&ev_id=8151

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