I hate falling. It serves as reminder to me that no matter what I do or what I accomplish, my body will at some point let me down, and that pisses me off. If you`re reading this and thinking there`s a lot of internalized ableism in there, you`d be right. So why do I feel … Continue reading No Shame in Falling
Earlier this month I spoke at a reproductive justice rally, and as much as I was honoured to be there, it wasn't something I ever thought I would do. For a long time I stayed out of the pro-choice conversation. I have always been pro-choice, but I didn't always feel included in the movement. My concerns about reproductive justice … Continue reading Reproductive Justice includes Women with Disabilities
Human Rights & Equity Services in collaboration with Anti-Violence Network presents: "Women with DisAbilities' Experiences of Violence and its Prevention on University and College Campuses" Speaker: Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW, (Thrive Counselling) Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 Time: 12 noon - 1:30 PM Location: room 201, Institute of Applied Health Science, McMaster University Campus, Hamilton … Continue reading Women with Disabilities’ Experiences of Violence and its Prevention on University and College Campuses
Twenty-two years ago today, a gunman entered a university in Montreal and killed 14 women - simply because they were women. During this same 20 years, over 700 Aboriginal women and girls have gone missing or been murdered across Canada. In Canada there are approximately 1,900,000 women aged 15 and over who have disabilities. … Continue reading Remembering Violence Against Women
What: A project exploring experiences of violence and violence prevention on university and college campuses in Canada. Who: Women ages 18-29 who have attended a Canadian University or College program within the last 5 years AND who self-identify as: * Having a disability (physical/intellectual disabilities/sensory disAbilities) * Persons with mental health histories or have experienced … Continue reading Looking for #Toronto Participants: #Women with #DisAbilities Discussing Experiences of #Violence and its Prevention on #University and #College Campuses
Thanks Manani and elizabeth for sharing. I'm tempted to do one on disability issues, we shall see...
Unofficial tentative list of organizations whose funding has been cut or ended by the Harper government, including government agencies that supported civil society groups. * *Organizations/ watchdogs whose staff have been fired, forced out, publically maligned, or who have resigned in protest: * · Canada Firearms Program (Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak, … Continue reading #Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations
*******PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY********* Revolution is sweeping the Arab world. In Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt and now Libya, women are playing a central role in these movements. In so doing they are defying stereotypes and inspiring struggles all over the world by showing the possibility of genuine women's liberation. At the same time, the government of Stephen … Continue reading #Women, #Resistance and #Revolution – a one-day conference March 19th, 2011 #Toronto
Ok I might be overdoing it on the video sharing today, but this just couldn't wait. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this video. Please share with any loud proud and passionate woman with a disability or ally!!! Check out WILD's website.
Wednesday, October 27, 7pm - 9pm Sidney Smith Hall, room 2118 100 St. George Street University of Toronto, St. George Campus Featured Speakers: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Dene from the Athbasca Chipewyan First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada. Eriel is currently employed with the Rainforest Action Network as the Freedom From Oil Campaigner in … Continue reading National First Nations Women’s Speakers Tour on Tar Sands in #Toronto