Anne Forrest

Communications grads wearing red for women in the film industry

Bright red lipstick is the first thing you would notice about Daniella Bumbacco and Catrina Franzoi while they are on set working as LadyMeta Movement, the production company the two UWindsor communications, media, and film grads started over a year ago.

“The first rule of LadyMeta is, at all times red lipstick must be worn on set,” said Franzoi. “We started it on our first set in 2011 and have kept it going, almost like our identifier.”

The pair has found that running their own company gives them the power to maintain artistic freedom.

Panel to discuss gender and religious equity issues

Questions of balancing religious and legal rights are the focus of a panel discussion Friday, entitled “Legislating What Women Can Wear: The Niqab in the Courtroom.”

Three panelists will discuss a current case before the Supreme Court of Canada involving a Muslim sexual assault victim who refused to remove her full face veil during courtroom testimony.

Events to celebrate the Women Behind The Charter

The Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies program this year will honour a diverse group—activists whose struggles helped to enshrine gender equality in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“Their vision and determination have made it possible for us to live in a country that values fairness and justice for women,” says Anne Forrest, director of the women’s studies program.