For those of you in the Windsor area, there are a number of events coming up that might be of interest. Thanks goes to fellow FRG’er and grad student extraordinaire Ayesha for spreading the word! Speaking of FRG – keep an eye out for an upcoming Brown Bag Research Talk with one of our recent travel grant winners.
Alright, onto the events!
Windsor on Watch (Feb 14th) – Local activist group, Windsor on Watch (FB page) will be meeting with women from Michigan to discuss potential collaborations and actions. They are soliciting participation from local women, so don’t be shy! The meeting will be held at 2pm at The Pause Cafe (downtown Windsor).
The Vagina Monologues (Feb 15th) – A V-Day play sponsored by the UWSA and Windsor Law at The Capitol Theatre. All proceeds will go to the Windsor Essex Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (and other orgs that focus on violence against women in the workplace). The event FB page has the details and you can buy tickets here. ***They need volunteers!!***
Dept of Sexuality, Marriage & Family Studies 7th Annual Research Symposium Call for Proposals (Feb 21st deadline) – Via Dr. Jane Nicholas, last year’s FRG Conference keynote speaker:
The department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo hosts an annual research symposium to showcase graduate and undergraduate research. This year they are partnered with the HeForShe committee (Waterloo is the Canadian school that has joined the UN’s HeForShe initiative – woot!). If you have any questions, email Dr. Nicholas. See below:
International Women’s Day 2017 (March 7th) – Hosted by Women’s and Gender Studies:
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (March 11): The following courtesy of Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, and Michael Mandiberg (Art + Feminism webpage):
DON’T AGONIZE, ORGANIZE! The award winning, record breaking Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is happening this March. Join us again or organize for the first time to improve Wikipedia and affirm the importance of the arts and intersectional feminisms. It matters more than ever as we face a post-fact world, and what may follow.
Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of the disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Established in 2014, Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is a response to the gender gap in content and participation on Wikipedia.
As the lead co-organizers of Art+Feminism, we’ve been deeply disturbed by the sheer amount of fake news on social media, and its influence on the recent US election. We believe this makes our work even more pressing. Now more than ever we must gather together to improve Wikipedia and affirm work of women, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA+ community and other marginalized peoples.
Hold an Edit-a-thon at your local university, artist run center, museum, community center, etc! Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons address content and participation gaps by inviting people of all gender identities and expressions to gather for communal updating of Wikipedia entries related to art and feminism. The leadership collective supports Edit-a-thon organizers by: providing an organizer’s kit with suggested workflow, promotional and training materials, and more; funding to defray the costs of refreshments and childcare; and training and support.
The 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art, New York will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017
. Node events are welcome to hold their event on this day or any other date in March, 2017 that makes sense for your community. To learn more and get involved, contact the lead co-organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
If any FRGers are interested in participating, contact Kathryn Huckson at email@example.com