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