Laurier celebrates International Women’s Day
Waterloo In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Wilfrid Laurier University faculty, staff and students will offer activities including workshops, speakers and an information fair.
BRANTFORD CAMPUS selected events:
Creative Activism Workshop led by Jane Doe, sexual assault survivor, activist, author and lecturer.
• Hosted by Laurier’s activist-in-residence, Alex Tigchelaar
• March 8, 2:30 p.m. Odeon, Room 107
• During the workshop, Doe will discuss supporting survivors of sexual assault and the Jian Ghomeshi case.
• In 1998, Doe successfully sued the Toronto Police Service for its mishandling of the investigation into a serial rapist in her neighbourhood in 1986. Her case set legal precedent and is taught in law schools across Canada and abroad. Her book, The Story of Jane Doe, is on the curriculum of high schools, colleges and universities.
WATERLOO CAMPUS selected events:
Gender and the Workplace
• March 8, 1:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., Senate and Board Chamber
• Afternoon portion of a daylong workshop on gender in the workplace through the lens of social justice, teaching, learning, research, human resources policy and building male allies against sexual violence.