Brock’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Brock’s 16 Days of Activism of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Source: Brock Human Rights and Equity.
Brock is participating in the international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
The campaign runs annually from Nov. 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to Dec. 10 (World Human Rights Day). Notably, Dec. 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in honour of the 14 women who were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989.
“We hope to continue building a stronger Brock community and start shifting conversations towards consent and gender-based violence prevention,” says Larisa Fry, GSV coordinator. We at GSV do this by offering support, learning opportunities and resources, while placing it at the heart, of student, staff and the community at large.”
Throughout the 16 days, Brock’s Human Rights and Equity, Gender and Sexual Violence Support and Education Office (GSV) will be bringing awareness to the campaign as they highlight Brock and local activism initiatives through a social media campaign, using the hashtag #16daysBU, as well as two main events taking place Dec. 1 and Dec. 3.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Vivek Shraya will reflect on her journey and experience as a multidisciplinary trans, queer artist of colour since self-publishing her first book God Loves Hair in 2010. To register for the live-stream event, click on ‘Vivek Shraya in Conversation: What I’ve Learnt as an Artist and Activist in 10 Years.’ The event will feature Shraya doing a live reading of her book, as well as leading a discussion and Q&A session. All are welcome.
On Thursday Dec 3,, from 2 to 4 p.m. Jamine Ramze Rezaee and Robert Nonomura will co-panel a live-stream discussion entitled ‘Gender and Sexual Violence in a Pandemic‘ (to register, click on the link) in commemoration of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Director of Advocacy and Communications, YWCA Toronto, and Robert Nonomura, Research Associate with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, will be leading the virtual panel discussion focusing on gender-based violence in the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are encouraged to submit questions ahead of the discussion here. All are welcome.
“This year exposed the ever-so delicate strings of exploitation and racism that were holding our institutions and Canadian society together,” says Kelyn Best, GSV support worker and project leader for the 16 Days Campaign. “This is Indigenous Land. Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA folks are inextricably connected to this land and their exploitation is directed related to the health of this land and its future, to our health and our future. This is why we need to work to eliminate gender and sexual violence.”
For more information on Brock’s participation in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and what you can do, visit the HRE website.