In honour of International Women’s Day, we asked Ryerson students what the day meant to them and who they are celebrating for. Here’s what they said. Justina Kewal, first-year, Politics “It’s important to remember everything women have achieved throughout history.” Alessandro Cotognini, first-year, Business Management “We have to pay more attention to the women in our lives and give them […]
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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.
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 […]