Tracey RaneyIn a public lecture March 7 on the UWindsor campus, Tracey Raney will overview efforts to combat violence against women in politics.

Events to observe International Women’s Day

A series of events celebrating International Women’s Day will run through the week on the UWindsor campus.

The Womxn’s Centre will host a “Feminist Movie Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in its space on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre.

The celebration continues Thursday, March 7, with activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — free food and drinks, a photobooth, vendors, trivia challenge, and raffles, in the student centre’s room 209.

The Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence against Women presents a lecture by Tracey Raney, a professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, entitled “After #MeToo: Evaluating Canada’s Strategy to Combat Violence against Women in Politics.” The event is free and open to the public, starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

On Friday, March 8, the Women’s and Gender Studies program presents two films as part of the South Asian Documentary Film FestivalPerween Rehman: The Rebel Optimist and Is it too much to ask, at 11:30 a.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre. Professor Urvashi Soni-Sinha will lead a discussion to follow. Learn more on the website for the film festival, sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media, and Film; the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Windsor will showcase gender equality movements from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the CAW Student Centre Commons. Starting at noon, the five President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars will offer their perspectives to challenge settler-colonialism on campus in a panel discussion moderated by the Native Student Alliance.

Making It Awkward will host a talk circle on women’s rights Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of Windsor Hall, 167 Ferry St. At 7 p.m. it will screen the film Hidden Figures in the Hum café, on the lower level of the student centre. Admission to both events is free, but a free-will donation of $2 will be collected at the latter in support of a local women’s shelter.

Find a list of events on the Women’s and Gender Studies website.