Student projects currently on display in the Leddy Library demonstrate the importance of community engagement with academic research and activism, says Nicholas Hrynyk.
He teaches a course in Queer Activism through women’s and gender studies and social justice. His students are exhibiting pamphlets, zines, newsletters, blogs, playlets, maps, letters, and materials advertising planned events — an information session, roundtable discussion, film festival, trivia night, rally, sit-in, and more.
“These toolkits are designed for queer activists and their allies to inform, educate, empower, or protest,” says Dr. Hrynyk. “This is just one way our programs are encouraging experiential learning for students and making UWindsor and the Windsor-Essex county area a more positive and safe space for everyone.”
The projects will remain on display in the library’s lobby through November.