- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:15
- Written by editor
Dear Friends of SJS,
Allyship 201: Steps to an Ecology of Activism
* Local activist and organizer
* Associated with VIC FAN, VIPIRG coordinating collective, A Freeskool collective, Camas Collective & the Disruption collective
* 20+ years in the Victoria area as a facilitator
* Currently working with AIDS Vancouver Island
* Co-facilitator of the Street College program.
* Member of Allies of Drug War survivors
Also please mark your calendars for two very exciting upcoming events: Chrystos and Jessica Danforth (Yee) are coming to Victoria:
"I'm Not Your Princess": A Night of Poetry with Chrystos
With special guest Janet Marie Rogers, Victoria's Poet Laureate
PEERS Victoria Resource Society is honoured to host Menonminee two-spirit poet, Chrystos in Victoria. Not only is Chrystos a renowned writer, artist and activist, she is experienced in sex work, citing this experience and the stigma associated with it as "the very core of my activism & the strength of my work." Join us on March 5th, when Chrystos will be doing a reading of her powerful poetry. All proceeds will benefit PEERS Victoria.
Chrystos's work has been included in over forty anthologies and she has authored six books of poetry: Not...Vanishing, Dream On, In Her I Am, Fugitive Colors, Fire Power and Wilder Reis. She is the winner of the 1994 Audre Lorde International Poetry Competition, the Human Rights Foundation Freedom of Expression Award (with Audre Lorde and Minnie Bruce Pratt) and the Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation Sappho Award of Distinction.
The event will be held at the Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates Street (at Broad) beginning at 7:00 and is an accessible space.
Please see the attached poster for details and check us out on Facebook!
Jessica Danforth in Victoria on April 3rd and 4th.
Jessica Danforth (formerly Yee) will visit our campus on April 3rd and 4th. The Academic Women's Caucus will share more information about this talk in the coming weeks. There will be a public talk, as well as talks with students. We are excited that Danforth will visit our campus and know that her talk is sure to engage the local community of youth and others. Here is some information for Danforth and her work: http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/ Danforth most recent publication is Feminism for Real, which you can find here http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/ourschools-ourselves/feminism-real.
Thursday February 28th :
Dr. Basma Majerbi will present: Financial Structure and Development: The Role of Non-bank Financial Institutions and Credit Unions
February 28, 2013 from 4-5pm
University of Victoria
Social Sciences & Math Building, Room A102
Dr. Majerbi investigates the role of non-bank financial institutions and credit unions in promoting economic growth in her paper, “Financial Structure and Development: The Role of Non-bank Financial Institutions and Credit Unions”. In this presentation Dr. Majerbi will discuss how the results from her study have important policy implications. In particular, why financial cooperatives and credit unions should receive more attention from policy makers in their efforts to foster financial sector development and push for a more diversified financial system structure to increase access to finance especially in developing countries.
Dr. Majerbi is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Gustavson School of Business and the operations chair of the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation.
This CCCBE Speaker Series presentation is free & open to the public with support from Central 1 Credit Union, The Co-operators, Federated Co-operatives Limited and the Gustavson School of Business. Registration is not required. Please arrive early, as seating is limited.
For UVic building and parking maps please visit: http://www.uvic.ca/search/browse/maps.php
Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy
University of Victoria
University House 2, Room 109
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Telephone (250) 472-4539
Fax (250) 472-4541
Also on Feb. 28th:
Doors Open at 7:00
Lecture Begins at 7:30
At the Legacy Art Gallery ~ 630 Yates Street
See more details about the talks this semester @ www.TheCityTalks.ca
Also please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:
our Third Conversations with Activists will take place on March 19th at 7:00 pm.-8:30, our Guest will be Dr. Sunera Thobani (poster forthcoming).
and also on the 19th of March:
The Department of Anthropology invites you to its upcoming Lansdowne Lecture:
"The Djan'kawu sisters at Yalangbara — Material expressions of Ancestral agency"
By Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University.
March 19, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Social Sciences and Math building (SSM) Lecture Hall A104 (see attached poster).
Social Justice Studies Program