Art, Archives and Affinities: Exploring Social Justice across Disciplinary Boundaries
December 4, 2014 at 3pm
Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines
Please come out and join us!
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook or contact Maria Callaghan.
National Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
Dec 17 from 5 to 7 pm at the Niagara Artists Centre (354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines)
Naomi Sayers is a sex worker activist and Indigenous feminist. She is the creator of www.kwetoday.com and founder of Southwestern Ontario Sex Workers. She is currently attending the Common Law program at the University of Ottawa.
Sarah M is a sex worker activist, student and writer. Her work can be found in The Hamilton Spectator, Briarpath, rabble.ca, and on her blog at autocannibalism.wordpress.com.
Alex T is a sex worker, a student, and a cabaret performer. She has been active in the sex workers rights movement for more than 20 years.
All are welcome!
This year’s recipients of the Brock University Tribute to Teaching awards share similar philosophies in the classroom.
Locals Support Haudenosaunee Treaty Right to Hunt in Short Hills Provincial Park, St. Catharines, Ontario
Sat. Dec. 6 and Sun. Dec. 7, 2014, Haudenosaunee hunters will be exercising their treaty-guaranteed right to hunt on their traditional lands. In the face of protest by a few hunting, environmental, and animal rights groups, the Haudenosaunee hunters will be accompanied by locals who support this exercise of their treaty right to hunt, with a peaceful demonstration and dialogue.
Short Hills Provincial Park has hosted the hunt for the last few years as arranged by the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. However, anti-hunt protests and hunt-disruptions marred last year’s hunts.
Call for Presentations
Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction,
Past and Present
August 12-14, 2015
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Confirmed Keynotes Speakers
Paul A. Lombardo
Dorothy E. Roberts
Sexuality and its effects, as Michel Foucault once claimed, operate as dense transfer points of power relations. As such, states, institutions and citizen groups have been and continue to be deeply concerned with producing an ideal, normative citizenry by controlling sex, sexuality and reproduction.
Special Issue on Environmental Justice
Over thirty years has passed since community activists gathered together and fought back against toxic dumping in their town of Afton in Warren County, North Carolina. The decades-long resistance that took place in Warren County marked the founding of the environmental justice movement in the United States, a movement that, to this day, is predominantly led by women of colour. The framework of environmental justice has since been adopted and adapted in activist and academic circles around the world. However, though environmental justice is a relatively new term, the idea is centuries old. As Agyeman et al. point out, Indigenous peoples on the land now called Canada have long been “articulating environmental injustices in relation to loss of land, Aboriginal title, and devastation of their traditional territories and the life forms they support” (7). This issue of UnderCurrents therefore encourages broad and inclusive interpretations of environmental justice as a tool for expressing intersections and alliances between social and environmental movements.
The MSc in Capacity Development & Extension at the University of Guelph is aimed at students interested in acquiring the theoretical foundation and applied interdisciplinary skills for agricultural knowledge management, rural and environmental communication, adult learning, organizational change and leadership.
Unique in Canada, CDE is a research-oriented program, designed with two kinds of student in mind: 1) those interested in the scholarly study of knowledge management and learning processes for agricultural, rural and remote communities in Canada and/or internationally; and 2) mid-career educators, community activists and communicators interested in familiarizing themselves with the scholarly literature in this field and in pursuing a specific research project. While some previous study or work related to local or international community development experience is preferred, this is not a requirement for entry into the MSc in Capacity Development & Extension Studies, and we welcome applicants of all disciplinary and professional backgrounds.
The Vice President Research & Innovation, along with the Knowledge Mobilization Unit, will be hosting the second York Symposium on the Scholarship of Engagement in April 2015. The Symposium will both explore the scholarship of engagement and help to further strengthen York’s work in this area. The event will focus on the methodology of community engaged scholarship. We invite papers, short films and works of art that reflect on the following themes:
Theory – Explorations of the theories of engaged scholarship
Process – Models and approaches used when conducting engaged scholarship
Outcomes – The impacts and developments of engaged scholarship
Persisting Questions – The most puzzling questions that continue to provoke dialogue amongst community-engaged researchers
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday January 5, 2015
Please see the flyer above or visit this link for more guiding questions and submission details.
A Conference Board of Canada study last year found only a third of employees between the ages of 18 and 24 have any paid sick days; and fewer than half of Canadians young and old are covered by employer sick leave.
In the U.S., there’s an active campaign to improve sick day benefits, and its gaining momentum. There, nearly 40% of private sector employees have no access to paid sick leave for themselves or to take care of a sick relative.
Last week, voters in the state of Massachusetts and the cities of Trenton and Montclair in New Jersey and Oakland, California voted for everyone to get the benefit of paid sick leave. So far, 3 U.S. states and 15 cities have agreed to similar legislation.
To examine the different laws and realities in Canada surrounding sick leave, Kendra Coulter was interviewed on CBC’s “The Current”. Dr. Coulter is an Associate Professor at the Brock Centre for Labour Studies and author of “Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action and Social Change“.
Listen to the pod cast or read more