Anti-violence rally on agenda for Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies

Laura Robinson, the 2011 Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies, has a busy schedule of appearances on- and off-campus during her one-week visit to Windsor.

She will address students at Vincent Massey Secondary School on the topic Finding your voice as a journalist on Friday morning and return to campus for a public presentation entitled Challenging Walmart in your hometown: The satisfactions and consequences of organizing to stop Walmart building in Saugeen Shores, at 3 p.m. in the Rose Room, Vanier Hall.

Saturday she has organized Girlympics, a chance for young athletes to meet local stars for sport instruction or to accelerate their skill levels, at 4 p.m. in the College Avenue Community Centre. Robinson will participate in the Take Back the Night rally and march starting at 8 p.m. in Dieppe Park at foot of Ouellette Avenue.

A three-time Ontario cycling champion, she will conduct a Cycling clinic to provide riding tips and bike repairs to women and girls who love to cycle. The clinic runs 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ojibway Nature Centre; a bike ride will follow. The Ojibway Nature Centre is located at 5200 Matchette Road on Windsor’s west side.

Robinson will be in town through October 25. Details of these and other events are available on the women’s studies Web site.