Ally Training

The Rainbow Pride Mosaic (RPM) on campus has been organizing Ally Training for individuals/groups interested in taking the one day training conducted by representatives of the Rainbow Resource Centre.

-an ally is a person who has taken training around homophobia and heterosexism. They support and welcome LGBTT* individuals and work towards creating more inclusive and safe places for LGBTT* people, by being aware of the effects that homophobia and heterosexism can have on people. They also create change by challenging and providing education around homophobia, heterosexism, stereotypes, and myths about LGBTT* people-

The current training days are August 23rd and September 20th (both tuesdays) and will be catered by Degrees. The Womyn’s Centre will be participating and will cover the registration costs for any members interested in attending the one day training.

If you are interested please send me an email by Friday August 12th, 2011 and I will send along more information as well.

Also keep an eye out for more Centre updates as we get ready for another school year full of exciting and new events

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Event – Launch of Feminist FOR REAL Tonight!

Join us on Tuesday June 28th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm to celebrate the Winnipeg book launch of Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism, edited by Jessica Yee.

With a traditional Indigenous opening acknowledging the territory, the evening will feature presentations and round table discussions from the editor and several of the book’s contributors. Light refreshments will be served. We regret that the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Proceeds from the evening will go to support the Native Youth Sexual Health Network Northern Health Initiative. For more information about NYSHN go to

For more information about the book go to: or contact Erika Shaker at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives at

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Community Events June

Community Events:

Today is National Aboriginal Day and there are many events going on around the city…here is a link to one of the event pages on FB

The University of Winnipeg is having their first passion party of the year this evening at their Womyn’s centre (Bulman basement)

Lizzy’s La La Love You Burlesque Workshop – this workshop course is starting up tomorrow (wednesday) and costs 30$ (drop-in).
Developed for beginners who want to be flirty and learn the art of tease and also those who are looking at performing on stage, this course will not only get your artistic juices flowing, but also help you feel good about your body. Focusing on traditional Burlesque/Vaudeville /Cabaret style we’ll explore history, ideas on character and narratives, and burlesque movement fundamentals to help you towards your own personal routine.

2nd Annual March Against Violence is this Wednesday June 22 · 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Rally Point – John M King School (Agnes @ Ellice)
End Point – MERC/Magnus Eliason Rec Centre (430 Langside)
At 5:30pm we will be meeting at John M King School (525 Agnes @ Ellice) and Marching
-Up Victor Street to Sargent
-On Sargent to Langside
-Down Langside to the MERC
Please come join us! There will be Music! Drumming! FREE FOOD! and Speakers.

The Art City Body Movin’ Parade is Saturday June 25! Body Movin’ is this years theme, all about how people and other living things move and get around. Body Movin’ will begin June 25, 1:00 pm, at Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 195 Young Street.

National Day of Action across Canada is June 24th (Friday). Red Power United (Native Rights Movement) in solidarity with other native and non-native grass roots movements across Canada are calling for a National Day of Action on June 24th 2011, to bring awareness to the violations of our rights as Native people and human beings by the Canadian government and law enforcement.
The Winnipeg event is yet to be set….if you have ideas of would like to help out, contact:
Diana Rose Cowley
Aboriginal Commissioner, Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba
(204) 451-9939

Winnipeg launch of “Feminism FOR REAL & fundraiser for NYSHN Northern Health Tuesday June 28th. Join us from 7:30pm to 9:30pm to celebrate the Winnipeg book launch of Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism, edited by Jessica Yee. Proceeds from the evening will go to support the Native Youth Sexual Health Network Northern Health Initiative. For more information about NYSHN go to

Employment/Volunteer Opportunities:

Throughout the year, UMSU hires staff to perform various tasks within our businesses, services and office – check out UMSU’s link for employment opportunities and forms.

Student Garden – Open to all undergraduates and graduate students from any faculty across the university; whether an experienced gardener or not, or whether you just want to be out in the sun and have fun.
Group gardening sessions are now every Monday and Thursday from 4:00pm onwards and Saturdays from 10am onwards. (All weather permitting). Did you know you can buy fresh, local and organic veggies at the U of M?! Check out the U of M Student Garden Market Table on Tuesdays in August from 11-2 p.m. in University Centre. SO GOOD!

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Race, Media and Hollywood

Sociological Images often posted amazing viewer videos which tackle issues of race within the media including Hollywood blockbusters, video games and television. Here are some fantastic videos I have come across this week which need to be shared:

“Race and Representation in Hollywood”

“Dark Girls”: Race Beauty and Bias

“In His Own Words: Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)”

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New door code

hello collective! i wanted to let everyone know that since the coordinator’s hours are reduced in the summer due to smaller traffic around campus, the door code has been changed to ensure the space remains safe and clean during the summer hours. if you would like access to the space outside of my coodinator hours, please send me a message at and i will send you the new door code. thanks and have a wonderful summer everyone!

Coordinator Summer Hours
Tuesdays 12:30 – 4:30
Wednesdays 12:30 – 4:30
Thursdays 11:00- 4:30
*and some off Friday afternoons*

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RebELLEs: Notre Révolution Féministe, Our Revolution is Now

The time has come for to REGISTER for the 2nd RebELLEs Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering! May 20-23, 2011, Winnipeg Manitoba
REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 13th, so do it soon!

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registration –

Come to:

*Learn about feminism and what it means to other young women

*Share your reflections and analysis of different issues that affect
us as young feminists from diverse backgrounds

*Learn about and discuss our priorities for action as young feminists

*Share our struggles and discuss strategies to resist and combat
patriarchy and other forms of oppression

*Create solidarity and reinforce the RebELLEs young feminist movement in Canada

*Celebrate our struggles and solidarity… Who said feminists don’t know how to party!?

Please register on the website as soon as possible to save your spot!

The 2nd RebELLEs Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering is a women-only* event for young women between the ages of 14 and 35. Hence, women over the age of 35 may not participate or register for the gathering. They may only accompany a participant who is under the age of 18 or who is living with a disAbility. However, women 35 or older, are invited to lend a hand volunteering for different aspects of the event (information booth, registration, etc.). We wish to give as much space as possible for young women between the ages of 14 and 35 to express themselves. Thank you very much for your understanding!

* The Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering’s women-only space will be open to all persons under the age of 35 who currently identify and/or live as women, which includes transwomen, intersex individuals who identify as women, as well as those who were born female who claim no particular gender identification, who are two-spirit or genderqueer.

For more information:
2011 Organization Committee based in Winnipeg:

Pan-Canadian Secretariat based in Montreal:

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rebELLEs buttons making day!

What: FemRev (rebELLEs) Button Making for the 2011 Feminist Gathering!

When: April 14th from 1-3pm

Where: The Womyn’s Centre!

There will be snacks and fun to be had. Come out and help make some buttons for the Gathering. 190 Helen Glass Bldg

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