THE GRCGED WEEKLY

THE GRCGED WEEKLY


Your connection to on-campus feminist action
January 28, 2021


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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‚Äôs most serious problems. Here in Guelph, we do that by holding meetings about topics we‚Äôre passionate about, having fun events, volunteering, and getting involved in local politics.¬†EWB Guelph‚Äôs motto is ‚ÄúThink Globally, Act Locally.‚ÄĚ To learn more and get involved, check them out¬†@EWBGuelph forms.gle/8Gb18fWTTPw9BEej7

 






In this newsletter:

  1. Events 

  2. Important dates 
  3. News 
  4. Artist of the week 







When prostitution is a crime, the message conveyed is that women who are sexual are “bad,” and therefore legitimate victims of sexual assault. Sex becomes a weapon to be used by men.

Margo St. James, the sex workers' 'Joan of Arc,' dies at 83 -  SFChronicle.com

-Margo St James

Events


Chillin with Grcged

When: TBD, Fill out this quick survey so we can find a time that works this semester 
Where: Our discord server: https://discord.gg/9vtkPEVz
Description:
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!

Unpacking Masculinity 

When: TBD, bi-weekly meetings
Where: https://meet.jit.si/GRCGED-unpackingMasculinitiesgroup 
Description:
 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
Description: 
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¬†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important dates 


January 29: Bell Lets Talk Day

Mental health matters affect us all. The Bell ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs Talk Day‚ÄĚ helps to promote awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars: Fighting stigma, improving access to mental health care, supporting world-class research, and leading by example in workplace mental¬†health.

January 25-29:  Holocaust Education Week

This week (January 25th-29th) is Holocaust Education Week. This week is dedicated to sharing stories and testimonies about one of the deadliest genocides in modern history. We ask that you click on this link and share it with others to never forget the atrocities that happened nearly 80 years ago: https://hillelontario.org/guelph/hew/. This link directly connects to a form where you can RSVP to this week’s events to get the virtual zoom links

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

 

Awareness is the first step to fighting stigma reinforcing human rights and pushing for policy change¬†as well as other actions that can lift up Canadians living with dementia.¬†During this month, we at the Society encourage organizations across Canada, and individuals like you, to learn more about Dementia and its impact on Canadians. We invite everyone to listen to the voices of those with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias¬†

News

Disciplining sex-assault complainants for violating alcohol policy will no longer be allowed at Ontario colleges and universities


Ontario colleges and universities will no longer be allowed to ask sexual assault complainants irrelevant questions about their sexual history or discipline them for violating an institution’s drug and alcohol policy. These amendments have been added as a way to reduce retraumatization and reduce the shaming of victims, a much necessary step for the safety and wellbeing of students.
Read more here: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/disciplining-sex-assault-complainants-for-violating-alcohol-policy-will-no-longer-be-allowed-at-ontario-colleges-and-universities-1.5284503

Federal announcements aim to address violence against Inuit women


The federal government intends to take action against the high rates of violence experienced by Inuit women who face 14 times high rates of violence. The current plan is $20 million for five shelters across Nunavut while this is a step in the right direction, our government still has a ways to go before they have helped an adequate, the RCMP still needs to address police response time to calls, culturally sensitive training for RCMP in Inuit communities, and extending how long officers are posted in communities in order to build more trust and finally the internal baises and systematically racist laws and practices that hurt these same women.

Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/pauktuutit-inuit-women-violence-rcmp-shelters-1.5890689?cmp=rss

 

Artist of the week

Christina Crosby

An American scholars and writer, with particular interests in 19th-century British literature and disability studies. She is the author of The Ends of History: Victorians and “The Woman’s Question”, which considers the place of history and women in 19th-century British literature, and A Body, Undone, a memoir about her life after she was paralyzed in a cycling accident in 2003. She spent her career at Wesleyan University where she was a professor of English and of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies.


Works to view: The Ends of History, A Body, Undone