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Women's Centre at U of T
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The Women's Centre at the University of Toronto will be presenting a series of events from November 21st through December 6th to educate and agitate, and present a broader look at the gender violence in our lives. Open to all campus and community members! Come check out our workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and more!

Unless otherwise noted, all events will be taking place or meeting at the Women's Centre - 563 Spadina Ave., Room 100, north of College, on the east side.

Mon. Nov. 21 / 6:30-8:00pm - Vigil and Gathering - Transgender Day of Remembrance

Fri. Nov. 25 / 3:30-5:45pm - Hungry for Change: A Moving Workshop! Roll, walk or ride with us on this guided tour looking at systemic violence and food production - Theme: equitable/ethical food producers and production. We will be visiting Radical Roots (campus worker-run non-profit cafe - meet here at 4:00pm if you're late), Corporate-Campus Cafeteria, Karma Food Co-op, Kensington Market, Moonbeam Coffee Co. Tour departs from the Women's Centre at 3:00pm. (Please dress warmly!)

Mon. Nov. 28 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Film screening - Say I Do: Unveiling the Stories of Mail-Order Brides. The film chronicles the stories of three "mail-order brides" from the Philippines now living in Canada. A discussion will follow. More information on the film at
(Co-sponsored by Philippine Women's Centre of Ontario)

Wed. Nov. 30 / 6:00pm-8:00pm - Campus and Community Safety Audit - Do you feel safe heading to your evening classes or going home after dark? Tell us how (un)safe you feel the campus is! Working in teams (outdoors for about an hour), this is an active event which allows you to assess the safety of some of the campus after dark. Warm up and debrief with some hot chocolate afterwards! The Safety Audit is done in partnership with METRAC and the results will be used to agitate for campus and city-wide change. (Please dress warmly!)

Thu. Dec 1 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Panel Discussion - Domestic Workers in Canada: their Struggles and Resistance - focusing on Canada's racist and anti-woman Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) and its impact on Filipino and Caribbean women domestic workers.
(Co-sponsored by Philippine Women's Centre of Ontario)

Mon. Dec. 5 / 4:00-6:00pm - Panel Discussion - Racial Profiling and the Violence Against Canada's Aboriginal Women @ First Nations House lounge. Speakers: Robyn Bourgeois (PhD student) and Audrey Huntley (No More Silence Coalition). Plus screening of Audrey Huntley's short film, The Heart Has Its Own Memory. (Co-sponsored by First Nations House and Native Students' Association)

Tue. Dec. 6 / 6:00pm - Women Won't Forget Candlelight Vigil @ Philosophers' Walk (enter pathway off Bloor St., just west of the Royal Ontario Museum).

Dates still TBA (check our website for updates or call) for events focusing on:
Sexual Violence (workshop with Sexual Education Centre at U of T), and Sex Workers (with speakers from Sex Professionals of Canada, and TBA).

The Women's Centre @ U of T
563 Spadina Ave, Room 100
North Borden Building
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2J7
Phone: 416.978.8201
Fax: 416.978.1078
Email: [email protected]

We are located just north of College on the east side of Spadina. We are wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Avenue and child friendly. We can provide TTC tokens for sponsored meetings and events, and we may be able to provide childcare with advance notice. We are a trans inclusive space. The Women Centre advocates on issues of racism and anti-semitism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, classism, disability, and ageism. Specifically, we work towards pushing equality for traditionally marginalized groups. We work within the University of Toronto but commit ourselves to making connections to other communities.

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