October 29th Newsletter
THE GRCGED WEEKLY
October 22, 2020
Your connection to on-campus feminist action
“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”
Chillin with Grcged
When: Wednesdays 6 pm
Where: Our discord server: Here
Come and hang out with us, bring a blanket and a warm drink. Some weeks its movies, others its games, next week we will be doing our slow reading group. Can’t wait to see you there!
When: October 29, bi-weekly meetings
Starting in October, Bi-weekly seminars on what masculinity means, toxic masculinity and how to unpack the deep patriarchal roots impacting society today. Sign up here https://forms.gle/xj7tHzNMjkhAkQeJ7
Tea and Talk Tuesdays
Where: GRCGED Jitsi general room: Here
One on one peer support sessions, sit down and talk with one of our volunteers for support, someone to talk to feel or if you’re looking for resources
Gendering the Political Landscape
When:October 29, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Ryerson event page: Here
The global pandemic has brought with it an increase in domestic violence, massive job losses for women, an increased domestic workload. In an era of isolation, intensified neoliberalism, sexism, systemic racism, ageism, ableism and government and corporate co-optation of feminism, this panel seeks to critically engage with the past, present and future of feminism and feminist organizing in Canada.
Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything (Capitalism Vs. The Climate)
When: October 29th, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Where: Eventbrite link
Our First Activist Assembly within The Xpressions Against Oppressions series. Where we’ll delve into a conversation with Naomi Klein as she discusses the intersections between Capitalism and the Climate as well as what this looks like within the scope of the pandemic.
Women’s history month
October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada. In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month to celebrate the outstanding achievements of women and girls throughout Canada’s history. This year’s theme #BecauseOfYou celebrates women and girls in Canada who have made, and continue to make, a lasting impact on our country.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
More than $360 million has been invested in breast cancer research by the Canadian Cancer Society and the former Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation combined. The breast cancer death rate has dropped by 44% since the late 1980s. But, Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among Canadian women. Show your support by wearing pink or donating to the Canadian Cancer Society!
Down ballot diversity: More LGBTQ people, Black women run for office in the U.S.
Diversity for U.S voters increases as the trend suggests that more LGBTQ+ and Black Women run for positions of political power. A great step in a new direction for the U.S, hopefully, we see this trend move up north to Canada in the coming elections. Read more here:https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-elections-diversity-women-congress-lgbtq-1.5779520
Mi’kmaq tackle decades-old standstill on fishing rights with historic, self-regulated lobster fishery
After decades of debate with government officials on First Nations’ right to earn a “moderate livelihood” while fishing, a Mi’kmaw community in Nova Scotia has launched its own Mi’kmaq-regulated, rights-based lobster fishery. An amazing step towards decolonizing Canada and providing equal care towards the indigenous population. But, old issues have come back, Mi’kmaq boats and traps have been trapped or pushed to shores by other boats in protest of this.
Read more about this Here
Artist of the week
Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism. Klein frequently appears on global and national lists of top influential thinkers, including the 2014 Thought Leaders ranking
Works to view: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Patriarchy Gets Funky