Taking the next steps
Women’s March Edmonton (WMWYEG) is presenting the official follow-up event to the Women’s March in January.
On, Sat., Mar. 25 at the Boyle Street Community League, WMWYEG will facilitate a “Human Library”, from 1 pm to 5 pm. It’s intended to create a dialogue and understanding between people, the group said in a press release.
“Individuals volunteer as human ‘books’ and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book—meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer, and share in a dialogue about that individuals experience,” the release states.
Dr. Janice Williamson will be speaking at the event. And according to the release, she was a peace activist in the ‘80s focused on nonviolent civil disobedience, and the editor of the interdisciplinary Up and Doing: Canadian Women and Peace.
“She has written on feminist social and cultural issues and, as current AASUA Equity Chair, she takes up social justice work in an institutional context advocating for workplace equity and diversity.”
Free child care is available for attendees and there is a suggested minimum donation of $10, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
For more information on the event visit wmwyeg.org.
Road closures by Rogers Place
The city of Edmonton released a statement explaining various lane closures on roads around Rogers Place in order to fix exhaust fans located on the roof of the new arena.
On Mar. 23, 104 St. just north of 104 Ave. will be closed, and 104 St. is anticipated to reopen to local traffic at 6 pm. Parking on the west side of the median remains closed until 6 pm on Mar. 24.
Mar. 24 to 25: 104 Ave. between 104 St. and 103 St will have complete road closure between the hours of 6 pm on Mar. 24 to 6 am on Mar. 25.
As a side note, my life partner will be closing down the driveway to my home until I fix my ‘goddamn attitude’. There is no date set date for re-opening.
According to Pembina Hills Public Schools website, Eleanor Hall School in Clyde, AB is offering a new course called “Women Studies.” The course is aimed at helping female students with their self-image and self-esteem.
Taught by junior high teacher Michelle Savoie, the class will have several hands-on activities for students such as analyzing the shape of their faces to determine which hairstyle is most flattering, assessing their body shape to choose clothing styles that are the most complimentary, and completing an online shopping activity to identify their own personal style.
There is no word on the proposed “Men’s Studies” class (which I’m proposing right now). The main activities of this course will vary, but will mostly focus on how to punch stuff really hard, drawing penises on things, and openly talking to young women about how their clothing styles are not complimentary.