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					                              December 6th Memorial Events

1.
Title: Polytechnique ‘Town Hall Screening’
Time & Date: 7PM, Tuesday, September 15th
Cost: Free (donations welcome and accepted)
Location: ENG103
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Dr. Wendy Cukier
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson University, Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign, The Centre for Student
Development and Counselling
Description: This film documents December 6th, 1989, when a man entered the school Polytechnique
and killed 14 female engineering students. The screening will follow with an open discussion and on site
counseling will be provided to those who are interested.

2.
Title: The Clothesline Project
Time & Date: 10AM – 5PM, Thursday, September 17th
Cost: Free
Location:: Gould St. and Victoria Lanes
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Not Applicable
Group(s) Hosting: V-Day at Ryerson, The Women’s Centre, Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign
Description: This event allows sharing of statements of support, or personal stories by those affected by
violence. Those who witnessed or experienced violence or who want to speak up about it, are invited to
write or draw their stories on t-shirts, which will be hung on a clothesline for the public to view and
read.

3.
Title: ‘Behind the Masc: Defining Masculinity’ An Evening of Spoken Word and Conversation With Carlos
Andres Gomez
Time & Date: 7PM, Friday, September 25th
Cost: Free (donations welcome and accepted)
Location: SCC115
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Carlos Andres Gomez
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign, Ryerson Urban Hip-Hop Union, V-Day at Ryerson,
Tri-Mentoring Program
Description: Carlos Andrés Gómez will lead us in an intimate and interactive community discussion of
what it means to be a ‘good man’ in a world where ‘masculinity’ is confined by the narrowest of
definitions. It will also be an exploration of the powerful and beautiful things that can define manhood.

4.
Title: Sisters in Spirit Vigil
Time & Date: To Be Announced, Monday, October 5th
Cost: Free
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson Student Union, CESAR
Description: The Sisters in Spirit Campaign was launched in 2005 by the Native Women's Association
(NWAC) to raise awareness about the systemic, racialized and sexual violence that is perpetrated against
Aboriginal women because of their gender and Aboriginal identity. The NWAC is working in
collaboration with other Aboriginal women's organizations including Amnesty International Canada to
address the particularly high rates of missing and murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada, and the
associated human rights issues.

5.
Title: Women in Leadership
Time & Date: Wednesday, October 28th or Monday, November 9th
Cost: Free (donations welcome and accepted)
Location: TRS1-067
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson Commerce Society and RCS Cares, SIFE
Description: This event seeks to bring together a panel of Women Executives to discuss their
experiences and touch upon issues of gender equity and gender consciousness in the boardroom and
workplace.

6.
Title: Gun Violence and Violence against Women
Time & Date: To Be Announced
Cost: Free
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Wendy Cukier, Coalition for Gun Control, Politics Department
Description: A look at gun violence in Canada and violence against women. 20 year after the December
6th Montreal Massacre, where is Canada in efforts to protect women from gun violence?

7.
Title: Healthy Relationships Workshop
Time & Date: To Be Announced
Cost: Free
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Ann Whiteside, Joanna Holt
Group(s) Hosting: The Centre for Student Development and Counseling, Discrimination and Harassment
Prevention Services Office
Description: This two-hour interactive workshop will explore the foundations of a healthy relationship
by defining it, examining what we look for in a partner, as well as how we maintain this relationship.
There will be opportunities for group discussion and thoughtful conversation on this topic.

8.
Title: Global Intersections of Violence against Women (Race/Faith and Creed/Gender/Class)
Time & Date: To Be Announced, Tuesday, October 20th
Cost: Free
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Amnesty International, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson Journalists for Human
Rights, Sociology Department, Ryerson Muslim Students Association, Metropolitan Action Committee on
Violence Against Women (METRAC)
Description: A panel discussion to focus on the international violence against women issue, and the
societal perceptions of the issues, particularly when it affects racialized & faith based communities.

9.
Title: ‘Building a Highway of Hope’ Screening
Time & Date: To Be Announced, Thursday, October 22nd
Cost: Free
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Jessica Yee
Group(s) Hosting: RASS
Description: Filmed and Directed by Jessica Yee, The Highway of Tears has taken generations of
Aboriginal people away from their families forever, leaving many unsolved murders and disappearances
in its vicious path. Building a Highway of Hope gives voice to what is not often seen or reported about -
what youth are doing to effect positive change.

10.
Title: Poverty Free Ontario: Economic Violence against Women
Time & Date: To Be Announced, Tuesday, October 27th
Cost: Free
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson Students Union, CESAR, Women’s Centre
Description: This speaking event will focus on the current realities faced by women living in poverty.
Violence against women can take many forms; beyond the physical violence, women are increasingly
suffering from a lack of financial support in the way of employment, as well as a lack of support from the
social service sector (child-care, health care, social service, etc..).

11.
Title: SilkScreen Workshop
Time & Date: To Be Announced, Wednesday, November 18th
Cost: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Not Applicable
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson Students Union, CESAR, Women’s Centre
Description: A community silk –screen workshop run by women for women. Art has historically been a
very powerful direct action tool. This is an opportunity for women to come together to create, discuss
and share with one another.

12.
Title: Self Defense Workshop
Time & Date: October/November, To Be Announced
Cost: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson Security, Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services Office
Description: To Be Announced
13.
Title: Take Back the Night March
Time & Date: Just Before Sunset, Wednesday, November 25th (International Day to Eliminate Violence
against Women)
Cost: Free
Location: Ryerson Campus, To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: RSU, CESAR, Women’s Centre
Description: This march will serve as a way for women and men to reclaim the campus and protest the
ways in which violence affects the lives of women on our campus and in society. The march will begin
with a rally. With speakers and some performers to start the march, it will proceed around campus
where we will stop and mark sections of the campus with facts and quotes about violence against
women.

14.
Title: Fundraising Dinner
Time & Date: 6:00 PM, Thursday, December 3rd
Cost: $250 per table (table holds 8 people) Deadline: Nov. 13th
Location: POD250
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Carolyn Egan: Ms. Egan has a long history of activism in the women's
movement in Canada. She was a leader in the pro-choice campaign that led to the overturning of the
federal abortion law, and was former president of Women in Transition, a shelter for women who are
subjected to domestic violence. She is president of the board of the Immigrant Women's Health Centre
and worked for many years as a counsellor at a sexual health centre. She is presently the president of
the United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council and has worked to promote women's issues in the trade
union movement.
Group(s) Hosting: December 6th Committee
Description: This event provides an important opportunity for all of us to share, reflect and discuss how
to collectively move forward and address the state of violence against women on our campus, in our
communities and in larger society.

15.
Title: The December 6th 20th Anniversary Memorial Service /Vigil
Time & Date: 12:00PM - 2:00PM, Friday, December 4th
Cost: Free
Location: 12:00 - 12:10 Ryerson Quad, Next to the Tree of Hope, 12:10 - 2:00 Thomas Lounge, Oakham
House
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): Frances Lankin, President and CEO of United Way Toronto
Group(s) Hosting: December 6th Committee, Ryerson's Women's Centre
Description: From 12:00 - 12:10 a candle light vigil will be held in the Ryerson quad, next to the tree of
hope. From 12:10 - 2:00 the event is moved to the Thomas Lounge in Oakham house, where keynote
speaker Frances Lankin will speak.

16.
Title: Post-December 6th Memorial Forum and Lunch
Time & Date: To Be Announced, Friday, December 4th
Cost: To Be Announced
Location: Thomas Lounge, Student Centre (63 Gould St.)
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson Students Union, Women’s Centre
Description: To Be Announced

17.
Title: Body Image: Presentations of the Male and Female in the Media
Time & Date: January/February, To Be Announced
Cost: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: To Be Announced
Description: This is a panel event to examine interpretations of body image in mainstream media for
both men and women. The conversation would reflect on oppression facing women with disabilities and
members of the Queer/Trans community as we further examine how men and women are targeted for
violence when they don’t fit into socially-constructed gender roles.

18.
Title: Journalism Event Looking at Violence against Women Coverage in Media
Time & Date: January/February, To Be Announced
Cost: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: To Be Announced
Description: An effort will be made to reflect on how stories of violence against women are present in
our everyday lives, and how they are presented in our local, national and international newspapers.
Following this, we seek to have a panel discussion examining how headlines and stories across the globe
within the mainstream media, tend to exclude the intersection of violence against women.

19.
Title: Prochoice Double Flick – (Film Night)
Time & Date: To Be Announced, Thursday, November 12th or Winter Term
Cost: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson Students Union, CESAR, Women’s Centre
Description: We will be screening two back-to-back films that have a prochoice theme as a way to
promote the debate around a women’s right to choose and raise consciousness around the issue.
Possible Film choices include “If These Walls Could Talk”, “Dirty Dancing” and “Citizen Ruth”

20.
Title: Women’s Health/Reproductive Rights (Lunch and Learn)
Time & Date: Winter Term, To Be Announced
Cost: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Speaker(s)/Performer(s): To Be Announced
Group(s) Hosting: Ryerson Students Union, CESAR, Women’s Centre
Description: A Panel discussion on state interference on women’s health, reproductive rights, trans-
health issues.

				
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