Compiled by Rob Furlong, News Editor
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence:
November 25th: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Bake sale and Bead in.
On November 25th, the GIC, AAC and WGSSA (Women’s and Gender Studies Students Association) will be hosting a bake sale and bead-in in the Agora from 10am – 3pm. All proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to Faye Peterson House. As a bonus, the theme for the bake sale is ORANGE in support of the United Nations’ campaign UNITE campaign.
November 28th: Speak up: Session on Advocacy for all Women.
Join Thunder Bay’s Unifor Women’s Committee on November 28th for a Speak Up: Session on Advocacy for all Women at the Victoriaville Mall from 9:30-2pm. This session focuses on violence against women and how violence affects more than just the individuals directly involved. Learn how to work with and not for the victim, learn how to recognize women experiencing violence and how to intervene and help. Guest speaker is Gwen O’Reilly from the Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre. This event is free and lunch is provided. Be sure to call 807-474-4229 to register before November 25th.
December 1st: World AIDS Day:
You are invited to join Elevate NWO to mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1st with a Lunch, Panel and Movie. A catered lunch will be provided during a panel discussion, moderated by Lisa Laco that will focus on the impact of HIV both personally and professionally in Thunder Bay, past and present. This will be followed by a screening of the Academy Award winning movie, Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. The panel will begin at 12pm, with the movie screening from 1:30-3:30. Admission is free, but registration is required: http://wad2015tbay.eventbrite.ca or www.elevatenwo.org
November 25th: Armed Conflict and the Voice of the Law.
“How does the law apply in times of armed conflict? LCol Bolt will argue that domestic and international legal frameworks have developed for such circumstances: from the law of the Crown prerogative providing the means by which the government may deploy Canadian Armed Forces units, to the international law on the use of force, the law of armed conflict, and international human rights law, the law is not silent in times of war, it speaks. While the realities of modern warfare can strain existing frameworks and there is always scope to improve the law, it is unwise to reject these frameworks as antiquated or legally inapplicable.”
This presentation is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the Department of History, Canadian International Council – Thunder Bay Branch, and the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. The event will take place at Wednesday November 25th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, John N. Paterson Auditorium.