Call To Action

Dear Friends of SJS,





Recently, an incident occurred that once again revealed the depth of racism and incitement to violence on campus. President Cassels issued a statement in response. (

While we appreciate his intervention, we do not feel his response was appropriate and sufficient to address the seriousness and scale of racial intolerance and violence on campus. We believe that much more needs to be done to confront systemic and recurring hatred, exclusion and violence.  Our University needs more effective strategies than we presently have.





We invite you to join us at a Forum open to faculty, staff and students. The Forum is tentatively scheduled for


April 13, 2017, Thursday, from 12:00 pm Noon – 1:30pm

David Turpin Building Room A110.


The Forum is a first step... towards systemic institutional change. Its purpose is twofold:

1)      to provide a space of sharing, support and dialogue for those affected, and

2)      to develop an action plan for future action.


If you are interested in helping to plan the forum, please contact Jo-Anne Lee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This is a call to action.


Members of the Dept. of Gender Studies

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