Post Tagged with: "International Women’s Day"

Participant at the International Women's Day march in Toronto on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Ryerson at International Women’s Day March

Ryerson’s Centre for Women and Trans People co-hosted a rally and march on Saturday for International Women’s Day: Toronto 2016, and we tagged along. Here is a glimpse into what the day looked like.

by Dylan Bell· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Dylan Bell/Ryersonian Staff)

Rally, march highlight women’s issues

In a packed auditorium on the Saturday before International Women’s Day (IWD), Judy Vashti Persad, a member of the IWD organizing committee, let out a rallying cry to the hundreds who had gathered to kick off the festivities with a city wide march. “Let us go onto the streets knowing our power, knowing the history of our footsteps and make […]

by Dylan Bell· · News
RSU president Andrea Bartlett responds to the controversy surrounding a decision to fire two RSU employees including a new mother on parental leave. (RyersonianTV)

Opinionated women in the digital age

While Ryerson prides itself on being diverse and enlightened in matters of social justice, further progress is necessary.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Following the rally at the SLC, protesters walk to the SCC to confront the RSU.

Rally held to protest workplace discrimination

Ryerson students rallied outside the Student Learning Centre Tuesday in protest of workplace sex and gender discrimination, racism, Islamophobia and ableism. The rally and march was organized in light of International Women’s Week. Winnie Ng, a social work professor at Ryerson, is the current CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy. She said Ryerson is very diverse and progressive […]

by Jessica Albotra· · News, On Campus
This Week in Magical Thinking: Virginia Woolf

This Week in Magical Thinking: Virginia Woolf

In the days and weeks leading up to International Women’s Day, media and the general public practise a little more sensitivity towards women’s issues and tend to listen, but their attention span is short. As a feminist and a journalist with a special interest in marginalized groups in society, I frequently read fiction and nonfiction that speaks to the narratives […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
Feminist activists meet to talk about indigenous justice, racialized and migrant workers

Feminist activists meet to talk about indigenous justice, racialized and migrant workers

Lawyer Shalini Konanur says she sees as many as 700 clients a month at her clinic on Shepherd Ave. E north of highway 401 in Toronto. Of those clients, she says, 60 percent are women. Each of them comes to the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario needing help to navigate a world of systemic racism and marginalization. Konanur was […]

by Sonia El Boury· · Arts & Life
Ryerson's Centre for Women and Trans People hosted a International Women's Day rally. The march, held on Mar. 8, started at OISE and made its way towards Ryerson.

International Women’s Day rally: ‘We’ve come a long way but we got a long way to go’

Men and women took over Toronto’s downtown streets on Saturday to celebrate International Women’s Day. The celebration began with a rally at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. It was followed by a march down Bloor and Yonge streets towards Ryerson University. International Women’s Day has honoured women’s contributions and gains in society since 1911. The United Nations declared […]

by Jackie Hunter· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Illustration (Matt Oxman/Ryersonian)

Around Campus: March 3 – 9

For the research amateur: Do you know the difference between the World Wide Web and the Invisible Web? Learn how to navigate the latter this Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. in LIB 667A. The Invisible Web is around 500 billion times larger than the standard web. You’ll discover how to go beyond Google when it comes to finding more obscure research on topics like […]