October 29th Newsletter

October 29th Newsletter


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.”


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Associated Clubs
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 this newsletter:
Important dates 
Artist of the week


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!

Unpacking Masculinity 

When: October 29, bi-weekly meetings
Where: https://meet.jit.si/GRCGED-unpackingMasculinitiesgroup 
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

When: 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.

Important dates 

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

Naomi Klein

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