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Community event to focus on feminist activism

“The Work of Feminist Activism” is the theme of the 2014 community event for the Distinguished Visitors in Women’s Studies, Wednesday, October 29, at the WFCU Centre.

This year’s series explores the multiple meanings of women and work: whether paid, underpaid or unpaid; in the home or in the marketplace; safe or unsafe.

Presided over by Asha Tomlinson, host of CBC News Windsor, the event will feature two speakers:

  • Shari Graydon, award-winning author, educator and advocate, who leads Informed Opinions, an organization that works to build women’s leadership and bridge the gender gap in public discussion; and
  • Julie S. Lalonde, social justice advocate working in the areas of sexual violence prevention, reproductive justice and feminist gerontology, who developed the provincial campaign Draw-the-line.ca to engage bystanders in ending sexual violence.

Wednesday’s event begins at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit the women’s studies website.

Note: Rose City Ford has sponsored a free service to shuttle students from Vanier Circle to the event; find details on the event website.