R[EVOL]UTION: Existence is Resistance

Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Location: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)  Womyn & Trans Centre
  • Address: 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4, Scarborough, ON, Canada (map)
  • All Ages: Yes

The UTSC Womyn & Trans* Centre presents the 2nd Annual Conference - “rEVOLution: Existence is Resistance”, examining the importance of building inclusive and intersectional feminism in our communities. UTSC students, faculty and Scarborough community members are invited to participate and engage in essential conversations around gender, race, sexuality, class, ability, power, privilege, community and solidarity. The Conference is a day-long event followed by a closing ceremony with Leah Lakshmi & Warsan Shire!


Registration 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Opening Ceremony 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Unlearning & Decolonization 11:00 am – 12:00 am

  1. Unlearning Binaries: Addressing Corporatization & Institutionalization of Discrimination

  2. Decolonizing Feminism: Building Inclusive/Intersectional Space

  3. Untold Stories: Erasures in Mainstream Narrative

Luncheon & Networking Event 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Violence & Healing 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  1. Sisters in Spirit: Justice for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Womyn

  2. Rape Culture: It’s Bigger Than “No Means No”

  3. Navigating Identity in Systematically Violent Space

Survival & Resistance 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. Self-care as Resistance

  2. Scarborough: Revolution Starts at Home

  3. A System Built Broken: Marginalized Communities in the Legal System

2 Keynote Speakers!!!!!! & Closing Ceremony 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For full details on Workshops, Day Schedule and Registration visit www.utscrevolution.tumblr.com or pick up a physical registration form at the UTSC Womyn & Trans* Centre located in the Student Centre (SL224)

This event is in collaboration with Scarborough Campus Students’ Union, SCSU F:Word, University of Toronto Scarborough, SC:OUT Women’s & Gender Studies Department, Women & Gender Studies Students Association, Build. Act. Change. Preventing Violence Together, UTSC Indigenous Students Association, Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine and more TBA.

Accessibility accommodations available. E-mail: External Co-ordinator Mitra Fakhrashrafi at wcexternalcoordinator@gmail.co

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