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International Women’s Week 2013

February 28th, 2013

International Women’s Week 2013 will be from March 4th – March 9th. A list of engaging, informative, and entertaining events will be held for the University community and guests. The Women’s Studies Program and other groups within the University are collaborating with the Federation of Students’ One Waterloo Diversity Campaign and The Women’s Centre to organize the events, and spread important messages about sexuality, feminism and evolution.

Here is the full schedule:

Monday

Guest Speaker: Illana Landsberg-Lewis

HH 1101, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Reception to follow 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ilana Landsberg-Lewis has devoted her career to bettering the lives of women and she is a passionate advocate for human rights. She is the Executive Director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which she co-founded with her father in 2003. The Foundation helps women, grandmothers and children living with HIV and AIDS in Africa. Presented by: Women’s Studies, Dean of Arts, Sociology and Legal Studies, International Development, One Waterloo Diversity Campaign, and The Women’s Centre.

Tuesday

What Evolution can’t tell us about Women's Sex and Women's Work

Multi-Purpose Room, SLC, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

*Lunch provided for those in attendance.

Professor Carla Fehr will present on the topic of evolution and its inability to properly explain women's sexuality and women's work. Brought to you by the Women’s Centre.

Bust Casting

Women's Centre (SLC 2102), 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

* Restricted to women and trans participants only.

Women of the University community are welcomed to participate in making paper mache molds of their busts as a way to celebrate their body and womanhood on Tuesday and are welcome back Thursday to decorate the casts. Brought to you by the Women’s Centre.

Wednesday

Craft Hour

Women's Centre (SLC 2102), 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tap into your creative side with an art project led by Women’s Centre volunteers. Everyone welcome.

Find Your Feminism

Women's Centre (SLC 2102), 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

As part of the Women’s Centre speaker series, Find Your Feminism, join us for a talk that explores how individuals can bring awareness to issues that affect women.

Celebrating Women: Bold & Brilliant

SLC Great Hall, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stop by this interactive display and have your picture taken to contribute to a video celebrating the women in our lives and around the world. Presented by The One Waterloo Diversity Campaign

Status Quo Film Screening

HH 280, 7:00 p.m.

Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. Rich with archival material and startling contemporary stories, “Status Quo?” uncovers answers that are provocative and at times shocking. Presented by Women’s Studies and the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Thursday

Bust Casting

Women's Centre (SLC 2102), 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

* Restricted to women and trans participants only.

Women of the University community are welcomed to participate in making paper mache molds of their busts as a way to celebrate their body and womanhood on Tuesday and are welcome back Thursday to decorate the casts. Brought to you by The Women’s Centre.

Friday

International Women's Day Dinner

University Club, 5:30 p.m.

$35 per person - tickets required in advance; available for purchase online at http://bit.ly/11Gzsqh.   

The Women's Studies Program at the University of Waterloo invites you to join us in our celebration of International Women's Day! Dr. Wendy Mitchinson, Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical History at the University of Waterloo will be our speaker. She will discuss, "Fighting Fat: Mother-Blaming in Canada, 1920-80."

Conference: Women and Physics, Past, Present and Future

Perimeter Institute, All Day

Check out http://perimeterinstitute.ca for more information.

*Limited spaces, Registration Required

“Women in Physics: Past, Present, and Future” is a conference that marks International Women’s Day. The conference is aimed at reaching a broad audience, including: university students; faculty in physics and science; faculty in the humanities and social sciences interested in gender issues; and members of the general public.

The Vagina Monologues

Friday, March 1: 8:00 p.m. (Bombshelter Pub)

Saturday March 2 & Saturday, March 9: 8:00 p.m. (HH 180)

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

The Vagina Monologues is a benefit performance that is held annually to raise awareness and money for an incredible cause. This year all the proceeds will go towards the Waterloo Region Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre. Please follow the link for further information.

Voices

Voices is a yearly anthology of women positive writing, art, and photography published by The Women’s Centre, Submissions are invited from members of the University of Waterloo community and can be submitted by email at womenscentre@feds.ca.