Events continue discussion around women’s work

Three events Thursday, October 30, will engage the campus in conversation with the Distinguished Visitors in Women’s Studies.

Julie Lalonde will discuss her activism with Hollaback Ottawa and Radical Handmaids—examples of grassroots actions that work—in the free public presentation “Walking the Talk: Grassroots Resistance to Systematic Violence,” at 10 a.m. in Ambassador Auditorium salons A and B, CAW Student Centre.

At 2:30 p.m., she will share the practical approaches and theoretical underpinnings of her pro-choice activism in “Reproductive Justice and Creative Resistance,” also free and open to the public. This second discussion is set for 2:30 p.m. in room 202, Toldo Health Education Centre.

Shari Graydon, and award-winning author and educator, will meet with senior students of women’s studies and communications for her presentation “Sharing your Informed Opinions.” This event will take place at 10 a.m. in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge. To RSVP, e-mail

The theme of the 2014 visitors’ series is “Women’s Lives, What’s Working?” Events continue through November 20. Find more information on the program website.