Brantford Pride: Sunset Rainbow Boat Cruise

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For every ticket bought at a Scotia Bank, Brantford Pride will receive an additional matched donation from the bank.  If you wish to support the event, but are unable to attend, you can also purchase sponsored tickets at Scotia Bank to sponsor community members.

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Women’s Trivia Night

Love trivia? Meeting new people? Prizes? Then Women’s Trivia Night is the event for you!

When: March 14th, 5-7PM
Where: Piston Broke, Harmony Square, Brantford
Cost: Free!

Appetizers will be provided, thanks to our generous host, the Women’s Faculty Colleague: Brantford.  Children welcome!

To attend, reserve your tickets with Celine Taillefer-Travers (ctravers@wlu.ca) or Teeba Alsafar (talsafar@wlu.ca).

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International Women’s Week Events

Women’s Day Resource and Activism Fair
When: March 8th, 10AM – 1PM
Where: RCW Lobby, Laurier Brantford

Jane Doe: Hosted by Activist in Residence Alex Tigchelaar
When: March 8th, 2:30PM
Where: Odeon room #107, Laurier Brantford

The Hunting Ground: Film Screening and Discussion, hosted by the Women’s Centre
When: March 9th, 7:00PM
Where: RCW room 202, Laurier Brantford

Feel free to share the poster with your networks! INTERNATIONAL WOMENS WEEK POSTER

CFAR Shows their Support for Mount Allison’s Women and Gender Studies program

Earlier this month, Mount Allison University announced it was cutting their Women and Gender Studies program, with no means for students to complete their minor after this year.

Members of CFAR and faculty of Laurier signed off on a letter indicating disappointment in the decision, and urge the Mount Allison administration to reconsider.

CFAR – Letter to Mount Allison Administration

PFLAG Information Session

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When: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: Grand River Community Health Centre, 363 Colborne Street, Brantford ON, N3S 3N2

What: Stephen Hartley, President – National Board of Directors, PFLAG Canada, will be speaking on how PFLAG Canada provides support, information and resources about sexual orientation and gender identity to parents and friends of LGBTQ+ community members.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, email thebridgebrant@gmail.com

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Blurred Lines of Consent

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On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Advocates for a Student Culture of Consent is hosting The Blurred Lines of Consent: An Expert Panel. This energetic, sex-positive event is not only the launch of the made-at-Laurier Consent is Golden: Do you get it? campaign, it is also an opportunity for us to all pull together to work towards creating a culture of consent at Laurier. There’s been so much inspiring momentum to end gendered violence at Laurier and this is a chance to help through your presence and/or spreading the word.

This discussion will be moderated by Lynn Kane, Gendered Violence Task Force Coordinator!

We have some amazing speakers lined up:

Rebecca Godderis

o   Gendered Violence Faculty Colleague at WLU

Stephen Soucie

o   Program Coordinator at Male Allies Against Sexual Violence (MAASV)

Stacey Jacobs

o   Community Sexual Health Educator at Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region

Karly Rath

Student, and co-founder of Advocates for a Student Culture of Consent (ASCC)

Not only will we be defining consent and talking about how to give/ask/withhold it, we will be delving into the complexities that we know people struggle with in practice. Some of these grey areas include hooking up with drugs or alcohol in your system, falling into a routine/expectations in a long-term relationship, and whether agreeing to fooling around even though you don’t want to is consenting.

This event will be the first night we start promoting our Consent is Golden campaign, the huge project that ASCC, Not my Laurier, LSPIRG, Students’ Union, the Gendered Violence Task Force, Healthy Lifestyles, the Centre for Women and Trans People and other partners have been working on for months.

We really want to educate as many people as possible and regardless of education level on this topic, everyone can learn how to practice consent better.

The event will be at Laurier Waterloo at the Paul Martin Centre, and will be streamed to the Brantford Students’ Union Boardroom in the Student’s Centre. Members of the community are also welcome!

Please see our Facebook event, found here, and our posters:

What if We’re Both Wasted

But We’re Dating Already

How Drunk is Too Drunk