Sexualizing the ‘Disposable’ Woman

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November 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In association with the Canadian Federation of Students Consent Culture Campaign, we invite you to an evening of collaborative dialogue, storytelling and education around Consent Culture. Notions of what consent culture looks like and combating rape culture will be circulated through a discussion of four panelists.

The title Sexualizing the ‘Disposable’ Woman attempts to create awareness of women who are more vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence due to intersectional systemic oppressions. This conversation goes beyond what ideals we hope to set for the campus environment but moving towards a societal norm that will revoke systemic discrimination towards marginalized women: i.e. women of colour, indigenous women, women who are newcomers to Canada, disabled women, women affected by poverty and women in the LGBTTQ commuinity.

The essentiality of this open conversation will generate focus on why women of marginalization, historically have been more prone to violence on multiple levels. Circulating through discourse of colonization, misogyny and patriarchy, body shaming, slut shaming and sexualization of women’s bodies from primitive stereotypes will be diagnosed.

The dialogue is in no way, shape or form there to insult or attack anyone, but instead spark the importance of why discussions like this need to happen more often and providing a safe space to do so.

Come and join the conversation on Monday, November 30th, 2015 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt Gramatte Hall (515 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor Centennial Hall). Light refreshments will be provided, for wheel chair associability use the 1st floor elevator Centennial Hall.

Panelists for the evening include:
Uzoma Asagwara
Adeline Bird
Autumn Crossman
Tasha Spillett (Indigenous Educator currently working at U of W in the Faculty of Education and U of M in the Department of Native Studies)

For more information please contact Alexa Potashnik at: [email protected]m or (204) 914-4149.

We look forward to see you there!

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November 30, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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