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Upcoming Events: Centre for Feminist Research, York University

July 12th, 2010     by Julia Horel     Comments

CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH - Upcoming Events and Opportunities


Wednesday July 14, 6PM - 8PM Profile This! My Islam, Launch of AQSAzine Issue #3 Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West Toronto

A FREE event celebrating the launch of AQSAzine Issue #3 My Islam Hosted in partnership with The AGO Youth Council and AQSAzine

Showcasing videos, visual art, dance and readings by young Muslim and trans people including: Azza Abbaro, Golie Moulaie, Samira Mohyeddin, Nooreen Rahemtullah, Wilo Mohammed, Farrah Khan, Areen Khaled With Musical performances by Secret Trial Five Hosted by Idil Hyder and May El-Abdallah

**My Islam After Party with yummy food and music held at Beaver Hall Artists’ Co-operative, 29 McCaul Street, 8pm onward!

AQSAZINE is a grassroots zine for 16-35 year old women and trans people who identify as Muslim. It is a creative avenue to express ourselves, share our experiences, and connect with others. The facebook event can be found here:

With thanks to our generous funders: ArtReach Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario

Friday, July 16, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Toronto Singapore Film Festival Sponsored by Toronto Singapore Film Festival Co-sponsored by Asian Institute,, Firefish, Easternlight Films, The Substation, Information: Friday screenings are at the Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue

Saturday, July 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Toronto Singapore Film Festival Sponsored by Toronto Singapore Film Festival Co-sponsored by Asian Institute,, Firefish, Easternlight Films, The Substation, Information: Saturday screenings are at the Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue (at St. George Street)

Saturday, July 17, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pan- African solidarity Network at UofT presents: Resist, Educate, Mobilize, Organize against Police Racial Profiling OISE - 252 Bloor St. W, RM 5-170 Free Topics: - Historical look at police brutality and african community resistance : Dudley Laws, Black Action defence committee - Black Youth: In the crosshair of police containment: David Chin, Justice for Alwy campaign against police brutality - Police racial profiling in Ontario - A Legal challenge: Munyonzwe Hamalengwa, human rights lawyer - Developing a campaign to STOP police racial profiling: Thandiwe Chimurenga, Organizer, All-African People’s Revolutionary party

Saturday, July 24, 6PM Audism and the Toronto Police Service Location: OISE- U of T We have all heard the stories of the Toronto Police Services denying interpreters, accusing Deaf people of “faking”, interpreting attempts to communicate as violence, misunderstanding facial expressions that are a part of our grammar as anger, and countless other acts of audism, discrimination, and violence. It is time to do something about it! Join us in sharing out stories and coming together as a united community of Deaf, oral deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing allies! We will share our experiences in a public forum to promote healing and change. This will be the beginning of a long process of achieving change within the Toronto Police Services policy, training, and sensitivity to our diverse communities. ASL interpretation provided Prayer Space Nearby Child-friendly event. Wheelchair accessible venue If you require accommodations, please contact Jenny Blaser at as soon as possible. Endorsed by the Legal Education Action Fund Youth Commission and Signs of Support

Tuesday, Aug 3, 7pm - 9pm “The Unfinished Story: An exploration of the anti-sex trafficking movement in South Korea” with Jinkyeong Cho Centre for Women’s Studies in Education(CWSE), Room 2-214, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto.

Sponsored by The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) and the Women’s Human Rights Education Institutes (WHRI). In South Korea, a movement has gained momentum that addresses prostitution as a system based on violence and exploitation. During Japanese colonization and years of war and dictatorship, women’s bodies were used as tools of economic growth and national security, and prostitution became a booming industry that is inextricably linked to sex trafficking. Women’s bodies are treated as consumer products that flow across borders, and women’s organizations in South Korea have come together to fight the sex trafficking industry, and in the process have condemned all forms of sexual exploitation. This seminar addresses the work of these organizations and the theoretical underpinnings of how the sex trade is addressed in South Korea.

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