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email: gec@lusu.ca       phone: 807.343.8879         fax: 807.343.8598

MONDAY – FRIDAY
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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MISSION

The Gender Equity Centre is a centre for all Lakehead University students.

We initiate and support positive Feminist-Womanist action concerning gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion, culture, family life, sexual orientation, gender identity and difference in physical or mental abilities.

Working from an anti-oppressive and feminist framework, this is a safe and inclusive place to meet new people, access resources, and get involved. We encourage communication, action, awareness, self-reflection and compassion.

 


LUSU Radio Hour every Thursday, 10-11 am and Queer Radio on Mondays, 6-7 pm. Visit LU radio.ca for the live-stream & more cool shows!


 

Join us today in the RC lobby to honour victims of gender-based violence on the anniversary of the massacre at L’école Polytechnique, where 14 woman were killed on this day in 1989 due to misogyny and gun violence. ... See MoreSee Less

Please join the GEC and the @lakeheadess in honouring the 14 victims of the L’école Polytechnique massacre and remembering all victim/survivors of gender-based violence. On December 6th, 1989 woman engineering students were targeting in gun violence for taking up space in male-dominated engineering programs. Please come to the Regional Centre Lobby today between 11-2 to light a candle and learn more about the event and how we can prevent further violence against women and gender-diverse people. ... See MoreSee Less

For this week’s #FeministFriday we’re focusing on a very influential Black feminist. Fun fact about bell hooks: she stylized her pen name without capital letters to distinguish herself from her grandmother, for whom she named herself. Reflecting on this decision later in life she said “When the feminist movement was at its zenith in the late '60s and early '70s, there was a lot of moving away from the idea of the person. It was: Let's talk about the ideas behind the work, and the people matter less[...]It was kind of a gimmicky thing, but lots of feminist women were doing it.”
What’s your favourite bell hooks book or quote?
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This week’s #resourceroundup focuses on books in the GEC centring experiences of disability. Please note that we have defined disability broadly to include chronic illness and psychiatric disability. That being said, we could use more resources on this topic in our centre! What are some of your favourite books focusing on disability and disability politics?

#resources #books #library #bookstagram #feminism #feministbooks #disability
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TW: Discussions of gender-based violence in poetic form.
Welcome back to #FeministFridays, where we highlight someone whose work and/or life shows a dedication to feminist politics and culture. This week, we’re featuring @desireedallagiacomo, a poet, teacher, and space creator whose work in very special to us at the GEC. Desireé has been on Lakehead campus supporting our work in the past and we are very honoured to feature her here today. Thanks Desireé, for all you do!
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Starting next Friday (November 25th) the GEC will be hosting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. With nine different events running until December 8th, there are lots of ways to get involved. Questions or want to sign up for the open mic poetry night? Email us at gec@lusu.ca ... See MoreSee Less