Helen Tuft Youth Workshop
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Helen Tuft Youth Workshop

Did you know that…

  • 1 in 5 internet users between the ages of 15-29 have reported been cyberbullied or cyberstalked?

  • Peer pressure can occur in positive forms to boost self-confidence?

  • 41% of all students in grades 4 to 7 reported that they were victims of bullying and/or bullied others monthly?

  • 85% of bullying takes place in front of other people?

Read about our workshop here.

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An Intersection: Being an Indigenous Woman in Canada in 2018
Oct
4
12:00 AM00:00

An Intersection: Being an Indigenous Woman in Canada in 2018

Article written by: Maddie Case & Lauren Archer


The interviewee kindly asked to remain anonymous and we thank her for sharing her experiences with Queen’s for Critical Empowerment. Our interviewee’s experience as an Indigenous woman in Canada is far from isolated, as exemplified by Mique’l Dangeli’s experience fighting the Federal Government earlier this summer. She is a member of the Tsimshian First Nation and their territory is located on the Canada-Alaska border. Her Canadian citizenship was threatened earlier this year due to the Federal Government’s recognition of her and her territory as outside of Canada. Mique'l argued that she is not an immigrant to her nation's traditional territory and discussed the importance of remaining on traditional territory for the cultural continuity of her language. Her story exemplifies contemporary struggles Indigenous peoples face against the dominant social order, similarly shown by our anonymous interviewee’s contribution. As per the request of the interviewee to remain anonymous, we took the opportunity to share Mique’l’s similar story to raise awareness of contemporary issues faced by Indigenous women in Canada.

Read the full article here.

For more information on Mique’l’s story, visit: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-woman-fights-to-stay-in-canada-saying-traditional-territory-is-b-c-1.4729876

 
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Medical Racism
Sep
25
12:00 AM00:00

Medical Racism

Article by: Savannah de Groot

Gender and race are socially constructed categories - identities not rooted in biology but social context - this suggests that women of colour have two social oppressions operating or overlapping.
— Savannah de Groot

Medical racism is a topic often undiscussed. Savannah discusses the ethics and societal influences impacting the methods in which medical racism is apparent within various case studies. Read her article here.

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QFCE Cocktail Hour Fundraiser
Aug
23
4:00 PM16:00

QFCE Cocktail Hour Fundraiser

We invite you to our first QFCE's Cocktail Hour fundraiser!

Enjoy an few specialty cocktails (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and some delicious food at one of Toronto's premium Mezcal-based bars!!

ENTRANCE IS FREE.

RSVP to save your table and avoid any walk-in lines, through this link: https://www.qfce.org/outreach-events/2018/8/16/qfce-cocktail-hour

By attending, you will be help us fundraise towards our educational outreach programs and initiatives targeting young girls between the ages of 8-18, as well as our inaugural conference.

Experience the summer cocktail that everyone is talking about, while getting to know us!

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Close and Candid with... Daphne Enns
Aug
13
12:00 AM00:00

Close and Candid with... Daphne Enns

Interview and article by Anja Kohlman Sawa

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By focusing on a diagnosis and labels conversations tend to focus on the medical model of disability, which continues to perpetuate the pathologizing of disabled bodies/minds, focusing the ‘problems’ of disability as an entirely individual issue while ignoring the socially constructed conditions that marginalize disabled people.
— Daphne Enns
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Facing Women in the Military
Jul
31
12:00 AM00:00

Facing Women in the Military

Author: Krittika Roy


There is also the argument of concern surrounding the dangers of sexual harassment and the capability women possess to do the job, particularly within front-line positions. Interestingly, it is the same arguments that interfered with the integration of African Americans and individuals from the LGBTQ community into the military, that also affect the acceptance of women in the military. Thus, I question, should the inclusion of women in the military, be normalized in literature and various cultures?
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