Staying True to Feminism

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I think Ellen said it best: how can we say that we live in an equitable society, when the very word used to support gender equity is condemned on a regular basis? Over the past month, I have had a number of opportunities to show my personal investment in feminism, and advocate for others to do the same.

One of these events was called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes“, which I wrote about last week. It was so fulfilling to be able to take-part in this event; it was meaningful in so many ways. It reiterated why I want to be involved in social work, it showed the women from the Transitional Living program that I am still invested in their support and success, and it acted as a reminder that these atrocities are being addressed- a very important message in a society where social issues can appear to be an immovable wall.

My next mission will be to support a cause called “It’s Time“, another event facilitated through YWCA and SACHA, as well as Status of Women Canada and the President’s Advisory Committee at McMaster UniversityThe project, titled in full as “It’s Time to End Violence Against Women on Campus”, operates with a goal of creating a safer campus for all students.

This Wednesday June 25th from 10:00am until about 11:30am, these organizations will gather in CIBC Hall at  McMaster University to talk about the journey that this movement has taken over the past two years. Policy reviews, information gathering and an awareness campaign are some of the steps that have been taken to pursue this goal. The next step in this campaign is to reveal the findings- based on the information collected, what kinds of projects will the Advisory Committee encourage McMaster to pursue? You can come with me tomorrow morning to find out!