The UWaterloo 16 Days planning committee
acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory
of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and
Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of
Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract,
the land promised to the Six Nations that includes
ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 29th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Supporting families to move through birth in an informed, empowered way is a first step in preventing experiences of trauma.
The Red Scarf Campaign is an awareness-raising and stigma-busting initiative in support of people living with HIV in Waterloo Region which lies on unceded territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples of the Haldimand Tract.
Feds student-run services RAISE, Women's Centre and Glow will be co-facilitating The Intersectionality of Violence: In Conversation with Leon Tsai and Student Activists, an event to remember and bring to light the violence trans people of colo
Naila Keleta-Mae is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo who has expertise in race, gender, performance, theatre and Beyoncé and whose research is supported by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2018). Keleta-Mae has published in Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, won the Mary McEwan Award for Feminist Research (York University), and appeared as a commentator for media outlets including the BBC, The Globe and Mail, Business News Network, The Fader, and The Canadian Press.
Wazhma Frogh is a human rights lawyer, peacemaker, and women’s rights activist from Afghanistan. She has recently moved to KW from Afghanistan.
Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People has become an annual installation for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.