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16 Days of Activism

Thursday, November 19, 2015

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence posterIn November the Library is participating in a very important event for the first time: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This international event takes place annually, beginning on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and ending on International Human Rights Day (December 10).

Between November 25 and December 10, be sure to drop by the Dana Porter Library, the Davis Centre Library, or the Musagetes Library to check out:

  • The ’16 Days Tree’ – a living resource that gives you the chance to read and share thoughts about gender violence and discrimination
  • A Special Collections & Archives display including the papers of Alida Burrett, who was active in the Kitchener Waterloo Status of Women Group and with the Peterborough Women’s Place
  • Access to local resources from Women’s Crisis Services
  • Displays of Library collections related to gender violence and discrimination

Other displays and activities happening across campus include:

  • Dr. Rashmee Singh will talk about the use of visual evidence in domestic violence trials for a special edition of Waterloo Women’s Wednesdays (W3) on November 25, 4 to 6 p.m., Graduate House
  • Film screening of Polytechnique at Original Princess Cinema on December 2 at 7 p.m., including a talk by Dr. Carolyn Hansson
  • Student art project occurring across campus created and performed by Maddy Samms
  •  “Safe on Campus?” map in the Student Life Centre inviting you to mark locations where you feel unsafe or safe on main campus

Please consider joining in the conversation and participating in the 16 Days of Activism. Thank you!

Sarah Brown
sarah.brown@uwaterloo.ca
ext. 31987

Meredith Fischer
mpfischer@uwaterloo.ca
ext. 31298

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