In the Blog

Events: Jessica Yee, Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies 2010 at University of Windsor

October 18th, 2010     by Julia Horel     Comments

Hey, Shameless Windsor-ites!

From October 21 to 28, the University of Windsor Women’s Studies Program and the Friends of Women’s Studies present Jessica Yee, Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies 2010.

Jessica Yee describes herself as a “multiracial Indigenous hip-hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter.” The 25 year-old activist has been working with women’s organizations for half her life, and is internationally recognized as a feminist leader on cultural competency, anti-racism initiatives, and sexual health, as the founder and executive director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. The 2009 recipient of the YWCA Young Woman of Distinction award, Yee lends her voice to numerous committees focusing on Native issues, youth, and sexual health, and has received many accolades for her activist work. [complete bio at UWindsor website.

Schedule of Events October 21-28

Thursday 21 October As an Indigenous Feminist, I Have Reason to be Angry 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Oak Room, Vanier Hall

Are Third Wave Feminists Really That Different from Second Wavers? 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Oak Room, Vanier Hall

The Right to Bear and Raise Our Children: The Challenges Facing Aboriginal Mothers 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Location: 1121 Neal Education Building

Friday 22 October Public Announcement to the Press 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Location: Walkerville Collegiate Institute, 2100 Richmond St.

Human Rights and You: There’s more to me than what you see! 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. “Just by looking at me, you wouldn’t know that I…” People make all kinds of assumptions and judgements without knowing the full picture of things. This presentations will talk about human rights and how so much oppression starts in our own backyards. How can we change that? Location: Walkerville Collegiate Institute, 2100 Richmond St.

Saturday 23 October Health and Youth Community Drum Social 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology, 2000 Talbot Rd. W.

Sunday 24 October In Conversation With … Jessica Yee 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please join Friends of Women’s Studies for an afternoon of friendship and conversation with Jessica Yee. Location: Seasons Bistro, 5975 Malden Rd., Unit 5 (LaSalle) Tickets: $250 This event is free for members of 250 for $250 and major donors.

Monday 25 October Aboriginal Women’s Reproductive Rights under Colonialism 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: 265 Dillon Hall

This Is What a Feminist Looks Like 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: G133 Chrysler Hall North

Women’s Studies Student Association Social with Jessica Yee 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: La Guardia, 59 Pitt St. E. Open to all students

Tuesday 26 October You, Too, Can Organize for Justice 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Winclare A, Vanier Hall

Sexual Health Is a Social Justice Issue 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: B03 Odette School of Business

Wednesday 27 October 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Community Dinner Can We Talk? Sex Ed for the 21st Century A young feminist’s perspective Keynote Speaker: Jessica Yee Location: G. Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave. at Tecumseh Rd.

Tickets: Individual: $60 Student: $15 Table of 10: $600 Sponsor a student ticket: $45 (charitable tax receipt) Sponsor a student table: $450 (charitable tax receipt)

Purchase tickets by telephone at 519-253-3000 ext. 3727 or online at or by e-mail at

For more information, call 519-253-3000 ext. 3727 or e-mail Unless otherwise stated, all events are free and open to the public.

For events on campus, parking is available at the Assumption Church lot on University Ave. or in the University pay-and-display lots located on Huron Church Rd. at Peter St. or on Sunset Ave. (south of Wyandotte Ave.).

Tags: event listings

« Billy Pettinger: Billy the Kid Internships! »