The Importance of Equality

JAC’s Celebrations for International Women’s Day

by Zoe Shaw

Wondering what to do on campus after you come back from March break?

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, which falls on the Sunday before we return to class after the break, John Abbott College will host a few events to highlight gender-related struggles through different lenses.

Eileen Kerwin, coordinator of the Women’s Studies and Gender Relations certificate and humanities teacher, shared what information is available about the upcoming events.

Source: UNFPA

Source: UNFPA

On Monday, March 9th, stop by the Agora between 2:30 and 5:30 to see Dr. Shanly Dixon talk about cyber-bullying and cybermisogyny. If you don’t know too much about online technology,

netiquette, and gaming culture, this is your chance to learn some new things.

On Tuesday, March 10th from 12:30-2:30 in the Agora, an indigenous scholar and community activist named Nakuset will be stopping by the college. John Abbott College’s own Aboriginal Center is turning 25 this year, and as the Executive Director of the Native Women’s Shelter, copresident of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network, and host of the community TV show Indigenous Power, Nakuset is the perfect guest for the occasion.

More events are to be announced, so check the Portal for more news on what to expect that week.

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