Hello from the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
With Indigenous Awareness Week (September 21 -25th) at McGill just around the corner, it's exciting that Ashley Burnham, a Cree woman from Alberta, was just crowned Mrs. Universe 2015 at an event held in Minsk, Belarus. She is the first First Nations woman and the first Canadian to win. Instead of listening to what she’s had to say, critics have called her “too political” for voicing her opinions. Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter.
Please take a look at our upcoming events below, we look forward to seeing you again!
Annual IGSF Welcome Reception
Everyone is welcomed to IGSF’s sure-to-please-wine-and-cheese reception, where we introduce new faces and greet old friends.
When: Wednesday, September 23rd, 4pm-6pm
Where: IGSF, 3487 Peel St.
Refreshments will be served.
2. Trans-Montreal/ Fluid Identities: Performance in Montréal, Québec and Beyond
Part of Performance Studies International; free and open to the public.
When: Sept. 17-18.
Resisting Gendered and State Violence: Indigenous Women’s Activism
As a part of Indigenous Awareness Week, we are excited to present a two-day Symposium of panels and speakers organized by the IGSF, the Canadian Women's Federation, Professor Carrie Rentschler, Professor Alanna Thain and Allan Vicaire, Indigenous Education Advisor, Social Equity and Diversity Education Office.
Professor Audra Simpson, author of Mohawk Interruptus, and activist Ellen Gabriel will be giving keynote talks, and there will be panels, workshops and lively discussions throughout.
More details about the event, including full list of sponsors and a schedule of panels and speakers, can be found here.
Where: Thomson House
When: 24-25 September 2015
Please take a minute to register for the conference here, it’s free and open to the public!
A lunch-time series of works-in-progress by researchers at McGill
Queer Lumber: Forest Fraternity, Masculinity, and Sexuality from Loggers to Lumbersexuals
Who: Brian Martin, IGSF Muriel Gold Visiting Scholar, Associate Professor at Williams College
When: Wednesday September 30th 12:30pm
Where: IGSF Seminar Room, 3487 Peel St Second Floor
We regret that IGSF is not fully accessible. Please contact us to request a change of venue.
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