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A Fireside Chat with Science Fiction author Becky Chambers- discussing queer and feminist scifi

FREE. ONLINE.

Thu, 15 September 2022

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

About this event

Virtual/ Online Event with Professional Live Captions in English)

You need to sign up on eventbrite to get the zoom link (we do this to prevent zoombombing).

Title: Becky Chambers: A Fireside Chat on Queer and Feminist Science Fiction

Event description:

Join us for a fireside chat with science fiction author Becky Chambers, followed by an audience Q and A period.

Speaker bio:

Becky Chambers is a science fiction author based in Northern California, best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series. Her varied works have also been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, among others. Her latest book is the upcoming novella A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (July 2022), the second of her Monk and Robot series.

This event is part of the 4th Season of the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series (https://www.feministandaccessiblepublishingandtechnology.com), organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum.

This event is co-sponsored with Saga Bookstore– a queer owned independent science fiction and fantasy bookstore in Montreal: https://librairiesaga.ca/en

Our series was made possible thanks to our sponsors: SSHRC, the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), the DIGS Lab, Milieux, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, MILA, Dean of Arts Grant, ReQEF, and more (see our website!)

There is no fee required to attend this event. We will provide professional captions in english. This event will NOT be recorded and NOT bemade available on our website after the event. However, you can watch other past events at: https://www.feministandaccessiblepublishingandtechnology.com/p/videos.html

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This event is part of University at Buffalo – Gender Institute’s : Social Reproduction Theory Lecture Series.

ONLINE. FREE. 

REGISTER HERE. 

Date and time

Thu, September 22, 2022

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

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About this event

This is a hybrid event. You can also join us in-person at 509 O’Brian Hall, University at Buffalo.

In her keynote address, Federici will discuss the enduring relevance of social reproduction and how the theorizing of contradictions in this terrain are necessary for social movements dedicated to reorganizing everyday life and creating non-exploitative social relations.

Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and militant. In 1972 she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective that launched the Wages for Housework campaign. Her books include Caliban and the Witch; Re-enchanting the World; and Witches, Witch Hunting, and Women. She is a professor emerita at Hofstra University, where she taught in the social sciences. She worked as a teacher in Nigeria for many years and was also the cofounder of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa.

More about here new book: Read Here

 

Imagine gathering in a place where you are met with energy and respect. Where you are invited to have brave conversations. Imagine an interactive and integrated un-conference with less definitive answers and more re-imagining and inquiry; where there are less presentations and more presence; without powerpoints and instead, brave, heart-led conversations facilitated by hope-fueled truth tellers who encourage everyone to stay in the room.

Imagine listening and harvesting answers to what seems impossible as small groups emerge from what used to be boring break-out rooms, but are now collective circles of problem solving.

This is a FireCircle, and 2022 our theme is HEALING OUR SYSTEMS.

Cost: #122.50 pp (bursaries available).  Register here: 

A relational leadership initiative bringing leaders together in circle, over a virtual fire to explore what we know, what we want to understand, and what is possible for future generations.

HEALING OUR SYSTEMS is the fourth FireCircle in a series of ten cross-sector gatherings hosted to advance the 2030 UN-SDG agenda of a more sustainable future for all people and the world by 2030.

 

FireCircle Fall 2022 - Hero V2 (1)
 

THE SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 22nd 6:30pm pdt (90 min) – STORIES HEAL

Join us for FireCircle 2022’s OPENING NIGHT celebration featuring reGEN media. What if media can be medicine? Meet reGEN’s first slate of regenerative media projects. Hosted by PowHERhouse Founder and Impact Producer Charlene SanJenko, a modern day medicine woman who is taking the power of media in her own hands, and joined by special guests.

 
 

SEPTEMBER 23rd 9am – Noon pdt – HEALING OUR SYSTEMS 

A morning of collective inquiry and reimagining to explore what we collectively know, what we want to understand, and what is possible beyond what seems impossible.

Hour 1 – The Inquiry: How do we heal our systems? With guest conversationalists (tba) from Healthcare, Governance & Politics, Business & Capitalism, Finance & Banking. This is an in depth process of inquiry, questioning six layers deep. 

Hour 2 – The Conversation: What are our wonderings? Our wants? Our Re-imaginings? What collective solutions might emerge if we listen more than we talk? This hour invites all participants of the FireCircle to engage in a breakout session to connect, design-think, and engage in collective visioning and solution finding inspired by the morning’s inquiry. 

Hour 3 – The Harvesting: What are the insights? Bigger questions? Clues? Answers? This final hour tracks the intersections of repetitive clues, statements and invitations that came from each conversation and inquiry session to clearly identify the direction of our next collective step forward.

SEPTEMBER 24th – 9am pdt (90 min) – CLOSING TALKING STICK 

Gather with us in a come-as-you-are morning designed to support the integration of the previous day’s learning through connection, listening and reflection. The first hour follows a traditional PowHERhouse wisdom circle with a brief check-in, followed by an emergent process of sharing, and closes with an invitation to those who would like to form a Braid of Activation over the coming year. 

 

Intentional Intersectional Inclusion Conference

Date: September 29, 2022

Location:  In person at Fanshawe Collage (London Ontario) plus Online.

Tickets: https://equalitycoalition.ca/upcoming-program/

Cost:  $25-$75/pp

Overview
Feminism is for everybody (bell hooks, 2000) and this includes men and those who are gender non-conforming. 
 
True feminism means equality for ALL humanity; too often issues are conflated with only women’s rights. We all need to come together as a community to promote gender equality; for women, men and gender non-conforming people.
 
The COVID-19 global pandemic has exposed multiple systemic inequalities but it also presented us with an opportunity: the issues associated with inequality and social justice have become highlighted. We cannot choose to return to “normal,” We must seize this opportunity to come together and speak up for equality. This is especially true for gender equality; women’s well-being was impacted by the pandemic. Some researchers (add) argue that gender inequality has been set back 10 to 15 years because of the pandemic and are calling for a “She-covery”. While we see the merit in this argument, we recognize that a lot of men and gender non-conforming people have also been impacted. 
 
This conference will highlight the reasons that men and people who are gender non-conforming also need to be included to promote true gender equality.  We need to move towards the fourth wave of feminism- a wave that is intentionally inclusive of everyone.
 
Join us! 

Cities@Tufts open lecture featuring Jennie C. Stephens

Time: 9AM-10AM, PDT

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Register here. 

About this event

Cities@Tufts is a cross-disciplinary academic initiative that recognizes Tufts as a leader in urban studies, planning, and sustainability. Join us as we welcome scholars and create spaces for innovative discussions on complex urban and environmental issues.

Jennie C. Stephens is the Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy at Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. She is an internationally recognized expert on renewable energy transformation, energy justice, climate justice, energy democracy, and gender and race in energy and climate.

Her most recent book, Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership (Island Press, 2020), inspires collective action by elevating the stories of innovative diverse leaders who are linking climate and energy with jobs and economic justice, health, and food, transportation, and housing. She argues that the key to effectively addressing the climate crisis by mobilizing transformative change is to diversify leadership, redistribute wealth and power, and move beyond technocratic solutions so that feminist, antiracist priorities are at the core of all policy.

Following the lecture, there will be a Q&A moderated by Julian Agyeman.

This event is part of the Cities@Tufts Virtual Colloquium, an ongoing open lecture series from the Tufts school of Urban and Environmental Planning and Shareable.

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Join London Drawing Group’s Luisa-Maria MacCormack for a unique PRACTICAL session dedicated to the intersection between Feminism & Mycology!

A SERIES OF 3 Classes-the first one Oct 6. Donation-based. 

REGISTER HERE.

About this event

THIS PRACTICAL IS PAIRED WITH A LECTURE: QUEER MYCOLOGIES: A FEMINIST’S GUIDE TO FUNGI

TIME: Thu, 18:30 – 20:30 BST or 1:30 AM EDT. (THURS OCT 6th)

Join London Drawing Group’s Luisa-Maria MacCormack for a unique PRACTICAL session dedicated to the intersection between Feminism and Mycology!

This class will be dedicated to painting and drawing Fungi! Using watercolour and pencils, Luisa will guide students through a whole host of drawing exercises that will challenge our perceptions of Fungi, and explore the world of Mushrooms through painting!

We will also explore the wide variety of incredible female artists who have drawn on fungi in their work, both present and past!

 

 

YOU WILL NEED:

PENCILS – any kind you like

WATERCOLOURS – a good quality starter pack is totally fine

NICE THICK PAPER – doesn’t have tp be professional watercolour paper but we’d suggest something thick enough to hold water, but smooth enough to work on with pen & pencil

PENS – Any kind of fineliner, or ink and dip pens will be great, we’ll be making some mixed media works with them!

AND THAT’S IT!

 

Oct 12, 19, 26 – part of an experiential learning cluster on the Feminist City. Come build a (model) feminist city with us!

About this event

HOW TO BUILD A FEMINIST CITY:

MAKER WORKSHOP SERIES

Developed & presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto

with DesignTO

“The Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban world”. – Leslie Kern

Jumping off Canadian urbanist Leslie Kern’s book Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World, the Goethe-Institut is reading, listening, and exchanging ideas with Torontonians throughout the fall/winter 2022 season. Combining theory and practice, global impulses and visionary ideas, together we imagine and build a (model) feminist city in an open thinker & maker process, free and open to all.

October 12+19+26: Spend one or two or three Wednesday nights with us building a (model) feminist city in the Goethe event space. Get ready to get crafty and radical (no experience or arts degree necessary)!

Facilitated by:

@ruth.spitzer

@badgyalbibi

@juttabrendemuhl

 

Together we will lift ideas generated from your understanding of Feminist City as well as our past reading groups into a maker model city. Bring your questions, leave your thoughts, map your ideas on and from our Goethe Think Wall, a collaborative open-access visioning board — through social media, photos, stickie notes or whatever inspires you.

Register here. 

Hear expert tips from senior female leaders on the different strategies to build your personal board of directors.

Moderated by Angie Vaux, Founder & CEO, Women in Tech forum


When: October 25, 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Where: Online
Cost: £5.98 – £14.06

To learn more and register, click here. 

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How to End Clinician Burnout

“I was looking to create a space where we could feel safe to be authentic – feel safe to be supported, feel safe to, you know, focus on work-life balance, with the goal of protecting against clinician burnout. That was the big picture for us.”-Jillian Walsh

Read More »
An image showing four panelists at the Gender Equality Summit 2022. All women.

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Read More »

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Episode #1: Farzana Doctor/Seven

Episode #2: Catherine Bush/Blaze Island

Episode #3: Nora Loretto/Take Back the Fight

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Episode #8: Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo/The Queer Evangelist

Join Lana Pesch again 2022 for another series of intimate conversations with feminist authors at The Feminist Enterprise Commons. 

We are a non ad-based, open access, nonprofit indie media enterprise that funds its editorial work via reader and allied sponsor donations. 

In 2021, we published over 50 original feature stories about social justice centered  founders and their venture crafting work. We also published policy critiques, news and views from the intersectional feminist movement’s front lines, plus informative essays and “how to” articles.

Less than 10% of all indie media outlets in Canada are majority women led and/or owned. 

Let’s change that. 

Support our provocative, nourishing, indie story telling and advocacy work with a one time donation, by becoming an ally sponsor or by joining the FEC. 

Noteworthy Events

Date: September 29, 2022

Location:  In person at Fanshawe College (London Ontario) plus Online.

Tickets:

Date: September 29, 2022

Location:  In person at Fanshawe Collage (London Ontario) plus Online.

Tickets:

Date: September 29, 2022

Location:  In person at Fanshawe Collage (London Ontario) plus Online.

Tickets: https://pheedloop.com/genderequalityconference2022/site/home/

Cost:  $25-$75/pp

Overview
Feminism is for everybody (bell hooks, 2000) and this includes men and those who are gender non-conforming. 
 
True feminism means equality for ALL humanity; too often issues are conflated with only women’s rights. We all need to come together as a community to promote gender equality; for women, men and gender non-conforming people.
 
The COVID-19 global pandemic has exposed multiple systemic inequalities but it also presented us with an opportunity: the issues associated with inequality and social justice have become highlighted. We cannot choose to return to “normal,” We must seize this opportunity to come together and speak up for equality. This is especially true for gender equality; women’s well-being was impacted by the pandemic. Some researchers (add) argue that gender inequality has been set back 10 to 15 years because of the pandemic and are calling for a “She-covery”. While we see the merit in this argument, we recognize that a lot of men and gender non-conforming people have also been impacted. 
 
This conference will highlight the reasons that men and people who are gender non-conforming also need to be included to promote true gender equality.  We need to move towards the fourth wave of feminism- a wave that is intentionally inclusive of everyone.
 
Join us! 

Cost:  $25-$75/pp

Overview
Feminism is for everybody (bell hooks, 2000) and this includes men and those who are gender non-conforming. 
 
True feminism means equality for ALL humanity; too often issues are conflated with only women’s rights. We all need to come together as a community to promote gender equality; for women, men and gender non-conforming people.
 
The COVID-19 global pandemic has exposed multiple systemic inequalities but it also presented us with an opportunity: the issues associated with inequality and social justice have become highlighted. We cannot choose to return to “normal,” We must seize this opportunity to come together and speak up for equality. This is especially true for gender equality; women’s well-being was impacted by the pandemic. Some researchers (add) argue that gender inequality has been set back 10 to 15 years because of the pandemic and are calling for a “She-covery”. While we see the merit in this argument, we recognize that a lot of men and gender non-conforming people have also been impacted. 
 
This conference will highlight the reasons that men and people who are gender non-conforming also need to be included to promote true gender equality.  We need to move towards the fourth wave of feminism- a wave that is intentionally inclusive of everyone.
 
Join us! 

Cost:  $25-$75/pp

Overview
Feminism is for everybody (bell hooks, 2000) and this includes men and those who are gender non-conforming. 
 
True feminism means equality for ALL humanity; too often issues are conflated with only women’s rights. We all need to come together as a community to promote gender equality; for women, men and gender non-conforming people.
 
The COVID-19 global pandemic has exposed multiple systemic inequalities but it also presented us with an opportunity: the issues associated with inequality and social justice have become highlighted. We cannot choose to return to “normal,” We must seize this opportunity to come together and speak up for equality. This is especially true for gender equality; women’s well-being was impacted by the pandemic. Some researchers (add) argue that gender inequality has been set back 10 to 15 years because of the pandemic and are calling for a “She-covery”. While we see the merit in this argument, we recognize that a lot of men and gender non-conforming people have also been impacted. 
 
This conference will highlight the reasons that men and people who are gender non-conforming also need to be included to promote true gender equality.  We need to move towards the fourth wave of feminism- a wave that is intentionally inclusive of everyone.
 
Join us! 

Join London Drawing Group’s Luisa-Maria MacCormack for a unique PRACTICAL session dedicated to the intersection between Feminism & Mycology!

A SERIES OF 3 Classes-the first one Oct 6. Donation-based. 

REGISTER HERE.

About this event

THIS PRACTICAL IS PAIRED WITH A LECTURE: QUEER MYCOLOGIES: A FEMINIST’S GUIDE TO FUNGI

TIME: Thu, 18:30 – 20:30 BST or 1:30 AM EDT. (THURS OCT 6th)

Join London Drawing Group’s Luisa-Maria MacCormack for a unique PRACTICAL session dedicated to the intersection between Feminism and Mycology!

This class will be dedicated to painting and drawing Fungi! Using watercolour and pencils, Luisa will guide students through a whole host of drawing exercises that will challenge our perceptions of Fungi, and explore the world of Mushrooms through painting!

We will also explore the wide variety of incredible female artists who have drawn on fungi in their work, both present and past!

 

 

YOU WILL NEED:

PENCILS – any kind you like

WATERCOLOURS – a good quality starter pack is totally fine

NICE THICK PAPER – doesn’t have tp be professional watercolour paper but we’d suggest something thick enough to hold water, but smooth enough to work on with pen & pencil

PENS – Any kind of fineliner, or ink and dip pens will be great; we’ll be making some mixed media works with them!

AND THAT’S IT!

 

Hear expert tips from senior female leaders on the different strategies to build your personal board of directors.

Moderated by Angie Vaux, Founder & CEO, Women in Tech forum


When: October 25, 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Where: Online
Cost: £5.98 – £14.06

To learn more and register, click here. 

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