The 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy is super excited to announce the lineup for our annual Fall semester orientation series, Another Word For Gender. This year, we have several events coordinated by and directly relating to the Concordians For A Safer Community campaign:
Friday September 16th, 2PM – Gender Inclusive Cities: Campus Walking Tour and Safety Audit with Women in Cities.
Where do we feel safe/unsafe and why? Join us for a guided tour of the campus and embark upon a participatory safety audit (bring your cameras, notepads etc!) This event is aimed at promoting gender inclusive access to public spaces.
Tuesday September 20, 6PM – Intro to Peer Support and Advocacy program (with active listening workshop)
Learn all about our peer-to-peer support and advocacy services and find out about volunteer opportunities. Stick around for an introductory training on active listening techniques.
Wednesday September 21, 6PM – Intro to Sexual Assault Awareness
This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of consent and personal boundaries in the context of sexual assault. We will explore people’s right to define their own experiences, why consent can be complicated, communication of comfort levels, and what resources are available to survivors within Montreal.
Friday September 23, 6:30PM – Students Stand Up! A Panel on Student Movements to Address Sexual Violence (CSU lounge, 7th floor of Hall building)
Volunteers from US-based organization Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) and McGill’s Sexual Assault Centre of McGill Students Society (SACOMSS) discuss their experiences in student-led movements that address sexual violence on Canadian and American campuses, and what they mean for the Concordia community.
Saturday September 24, 12PM – Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) organizing workshop
Come and learn strategies for creating an effective, meaningful response to sexual assault on campus.
Thursday September 29, 2PM – Trans’ 101 workshop
This workshop will challenge your understanding of gender and shed light on some of the struggles faced by Trans’ people. We will discuss gender identities and expressions, terms, definitions as well as the role of allies. Let’s create an empathic, safer and more inclusive campus environment for all.
For a complete listing of Another Word For Gender Events – there are many more, including a speaking event by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Andrea Smith – check out the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy’s Website.