Assistant Professor Robyn Bourgeois is hosting a monthly Decolonial Reading Circle from September to April to discuss the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. Students are strongly encouraged to attend upcoming information sessions.
In addition to captivating society and dominating news headlines, the #MeToo movement has earned its place in the history books.
Renowned German scholar Sabine Sielke will explore how #MeToo fits into a larger cultural context during the upcoming talk “Feminism Reloaded? The Serial Debate on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, or: What’s New about #MeToo,” taking place Thursday, Sept. 12, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Sankey Chamber at Brock.
Significant shifts in media culture since the 1990s, such as increased digitization, have intersected with important feminist methods, goals and conflicts. Sielke’s talk will situation the #MeToo moment within this broader context.
Her work on sexual violence in North American literature and culture brings a unique perspective to the topic of #MeToo.
As Director of the North American Studies program at Germany’s University of Bonn, Sielke’s research expertise spans 19th and 20th century American literature, modernist and postmodernist culture, as well as 20th century art and popular culture. She also works in literary and cultural theory, gender studies, African American studies and the dialogues between cultural studies and the natural sciences.
The free public talk was spearheaded by the Department of English Language and Literature with support from Social Justice and Equities Studies; Social Justice Research Institute; Department of History; Centre for Canadian Studies; Department of Political Science; Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film; Office of Human Rights and Equity; and the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization.
All are welcome to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day and the closing of Brock University LGBTQ+ Pride Week.
Friday, March 8 I 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Recital Hall I FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
Tickets Regular Admission $20 I Student Admission $13
Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, and film. Her best-selling new book, I’m Afraid of Men, was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part Time Woman, was included in CBC’s list of Best Canadian Albums of 2017. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books.
A Polaris Music Prize nominee and four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, was featured on The Globe and Mail’s Best Dressed list, and has received honours from The Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Publishing Triangle. She is currently a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.
The Toronto based Queer Songbook Orchestra are a 12-piece chamber pop ensemble, dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative through the lens of popular music, while reimagining the traditional concert experience. Formed in 2014 the QSO are made up of many of the top musicians in Canada from across the classical, pop and jazz spectrum, and have performed all across Canada and been featured at many of the countries top performing arts festivals. The QSO have played venues ranging from the National Arts Centre to the St. John’s Farmers Market, with innumerable stops in between. The QSO are a highly collaborative ensemble and have worked with many guest artists and arrangers including Beverly Glenn Copeland, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Owen Pallett, Cris Derksen, and high school students across Canada.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
To purchase tickets, visit the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre website.
You are invited to join us for this special event
Join us for a special presentation in honour of Trans Day of Remembrance featuring guest speaker
The group is raising money for the education of young girls in Afghanistan. All proceeds received will be put towards bettering the ability and quality of education in Afghanistan.
The charity organization we will be working with is Islamic Relief Fund.
Please check the website and donate at https://www.launchgood.com/project/brock_university_1#!/
Yosif Al-Hasnawi Inaugural Memorial Lecture
PROMOTING RACIAL JUSTICE IN HEALTH CARE
Presented by UPPALA CHANDRASEKERA
Date: Monday October 22nd from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m