Buy handmade earrings and support our Food Bank
Sonia Zylberberg (Faculty, Religion) is crocheting earrings to raise money for Dawson’s Financial Aid Food Bank.
This initiative began in the Women's/Gender Studies community, and they would like to invite the Dawson Community to participate as well.
“With rises in the cost of groceries, the need is greater now than ever. Order these earrings in the colour of your choice and help students in need,” wrote Johanne Rabbat, Coordinator of Women’s/Gender Studies and Chair of the Religion Department.
The suggested price is $5 per earring or $10 for a pair. If you can afford to pay more, please do because all money collected will go to the Food Bank.
To order one handmade original earring or a pair, email Sonia at email@example.com and indicate your first and second choice of colour.
Call for Guest Teachers In Winter 2024, the Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate will once again be offering its foundational Learning Communities course GENDER MATTERS (see description and course competency below). Kim Simard from Cinema-Communications will be leading a group of faculty volunteers from across different disciplines. The goal is to offer a Learning Communities experience to…
Join us for Dawson’s Certificate Day Nov. 8
Certificates offer students from all programs the opportunity to interact in a learning community of fellow students and teachers who share a passion for thinking about and finding solutions for specific historical and contemporary issues. Students currently can take along with their DEC a certificate in Women’s/Gender Studies, Hellenic Studies, Peace Studies, Decolonization and Indigenization Studies, SPACE: Arts and Sciences, and Environment and Sustainability.
Interested in learning more about any of these certificates? Wondering about how to get more involved or the possibilities for co-teaching a certificate course with a colleague? If so, we invite you to drop by the Upper Atrium on Wednesday, November 8 between 10 AM and 3 PM.
For more information, please contact Karina D’Ermo in the Office of Academic Development.
Photo: Peace Studies students celebrate with faculty at their certificate ceremony.
International Women’s Day at Dawson
Each year on March 8, International Women's Day marks the day when we are all invited to reflect on the role gender plays in our lives, work and the planet.
Have you ever wondered why March 8? Well, it all started in New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women. It was one of the first strikes organized by working women.
The theme this year is DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality. The goal is to highlight the need for inclusive and transformative technology and digital education.
At Dawson, there will be two events marking the day. One is a lunch and book sale co-organized by the DSSU and DTU on March 8 in 7C.5 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The money raised via the book sale and donations will be donated to Chez Doris, a nearby shelter that offers a wide range of services and programs to meet the basic needs of vulnerable and homeless women. A light lunch will be offered for staff and faculty (in limited quantities).
The second event is organized by the Women/Gender Studies Certificate which is holding a Renaming and Reclaiming of Metro Stations activity and home-baked goods sale in Conrod's (2F.4) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The funds raised will go towards scholarships for Dawson students.
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The award-winning global security strategist, women’s rights advocate, and medical doctor, Dr. Alaa Murabit, is one of the leading global health and inclusive security experts of her generation. Her work has helped develop policies in 193 countries and impacted the lives of billions, and yet, she never intended to become an advocate. On April 27,…
Joe Rose was a Dawson nursing student and AIDS activist who wanted to start a Montreal edition of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an international grassroots political group that is working to end the AIDS pandemic. While attending Dawson in 1985, he founded the Etcetera Club, a safe space for LGBT students. On…
Talk with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson March 24
Decolonization and Indigenization Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Resist Violence and the Creative Collective for Change present an online conversation with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson. She will speak about Cultural safety and managing risky conversations in the classroom on March 24 at 2:45 p.m.
Click Read More for the Zoom link.
Women’s and Gender Studies celebrated IWD 2022
To mark International Women’s Day this year, the Women’s/Gender Studies students and faculty, as well as members of the larger college community, engaged in a re-naming/re-claiming activity whereby Montreal metro stations were renamed by participants after women they find inspiring.
The event, which took place on March 8, in Conrod’s from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., saw participants affix labels sporting the names of their chosen inspirational figures on a large blank metro map. Some inspiring figures were drawn from contemporary cultures, while others were figures from both the distant, and the recent, past, like Betty White. Some women, like Mary Two-Axe Earley, Harriet Tubman and Angela Davis, were social activists, while others are celebrities (e.g. Oprah, Zendaya, Christiane Amanpour). Participants were also invited to complete colourful cards on why they chose their particular figures.
Over $400 was raised to benefit our Financial Aid Food Bank from a bake sale in connection with the activity where faculty and students sold baked goods, fashioned by members of our W/GS community. A button-making activity where engaged students produced their own pins sporting the W/GS logo was also quite popular!
-Submitted by Johanne Rabbat, Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies
Women’s Day at Dawson
The Dawson Support Staff Union, the Association of Dawson Professionals and the Dawson Teachers Union co-hosted a Women's Day event in the Rose Lounge on March 8 featuring a book sale with proceeds to benefit Chez Doris. About 100 people dropped in and $450 was raised. Faculty, staff and students involved in Women's and Gender Studies also put on an event in Conrod's with a bake sale to benefit the Financial Aid Food Bank and activities, such as inviting the community to rename stops in Montreal's metro system. Colleagues enjoyed being together again and celebrating women.
Last Modified: November 8, 2023