THE GRCGED WEEKLY
Your connection to on-campus feminist action
November 5, 2020
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
EWB is dedicated to bringing people and ideas together to tackle some of the world’s most serious problems. Here in Guelph, we do that by holding meetings about topics we’re passionate about, having fun events, volunteering, and getting involved in local politics. EWB Guelph’s motto is “Think Globally, Act Locally.” To learn more and get involved, check them out @EWBGuelph forms.gle/8Gb18fWTTPw9BEej7
“In my opinion, if women and gender-expanding people want to run for office we can’t knock on anybody’s doors; we have to build our own house.”
Chillin with Grcged
When: Wednesdays 6 pm
Where: Our discord server: https://discord.gg/9vtkPEVz
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 watch night. 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
Guelph Pride Auction
Guelph Pride is organizing an online auction from November 1st to 7th 2020 🏳️🌈 The auction is to raise funds that will go entirely towards increasing the accessibility of Guelph Pride events and organizing committees. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3276255779149832
To support the Guelph Food Bank we decided to host a raffle, prizes are locally sourced items. Enter our raffle to win one of 3 prizes boxes full of items from local businesses each box valued at 100$ (Prize delivered countrywide via email). To enter e-transfer firstname.lastname@example.org and include the email you’d like to be contacted. Each person may enter as many times as they would like but can only win 1 of the 3 prizes. One entry is 10$ or 3 entries for $25.100% of proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank!
Enter and support your local food bank!”
November 11: Remembrance day
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
Woman Abuse Prevention Month
67% of Canadians know a Women who has been a victim of abuse. This month Canadians are wearing purple to show support in the ending of abuse towards women and is a symbol of the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the strength of an entire community to end violence against women. With the COVID-19 lockdowns, abuse rates have drastically increased, making it more important than ever that we show our support and put an end to human rights violations.
1st HIV self-test approved in Canada
Researchers are launching a study on HIV self-testing kits with the aim of gaining federal approval for the first such device in Canada. As of 2016, there were more than 63,000 Canadians living with HIV, one in seven of whom were unaware of their condition, according to estimates released by the Public Health Agency of Canada last year. HIV is especially prevalent in the LGBTQ+ community and access to these resources is often hard to access due to risks of shaming or being outed by doctors or other health care professionals, due to COVID-19 testing for HIV has dropped even more. But these new self-testing kits can offer safe, anonymous testing kits that can hopefully encourage more testing for this potentially deadly disease.
Delaware elects nation’s first openly transgender state senator
The American election has been an emotional drain on everyone from the stress and mud being thrown around. But a ray of light has come through in the form of Sarah McBride, a democrat trans-right activist who has just become the highest-ranking openly transgender person in U.S history. In all the hard times this election has brought, we see trailblazers pushing us forward and leading us to a better future.
Artist of the week
Jamila Woods is a Chicago-based American singer, songwriter and poet. Her work focuses on themes of Black ancestry, Black feminism and Black identity, with recurring emphases on self-love. Her music strives to discuss and unpack the strict gender roles and responsibilities put on women today. She views her music as “a mantra to allow myself space to experience my gender, love, intimacy, and sexuality on my own terms.”
Songs to listen to: Eartha, SULA, FRIDA