Thursday events to anticipate International Women’s Day

What does feminism mean today? What does it look like?

Writer Nicole Baute will discuss what it means to identify as a feminist today in a free public presentation Thursday, March 7, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Baute is co-editor of EAT IT, a collection of women’s writing on food and gender politics due out this spring. Her fiction has been published in Joyland Magazine and The Feathertale Review, and her journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, Open Book: Toronto, and several Canadian newspapers.

Her morning appearance, sponsored by the Young Feminist on Campus Speaker Series, begins at 10 a.m. in room 186, Essex Hall.

She will also discuss journalism and writing, as well as her unique and rewarding experience as a feminist journalist, in a follow-up session at 1 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall.

Sexual assault survivor to discuss her experiences

The campus Womyn’s Centre will present Melissa McCormick, author of The Queen’s Daughter, discussing her story as a survivor of sexual assault in a free public talk at 6:30 p.m. at Iona College, 208 Sunset Avenue.