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Grrrlfest 2007: Diversity

Hello, Bonjourno, Selam!

From March 5th to 8th, the UTSC Women's Centre is celebrating International Women's Day with Grrrlfest: Four days of workshops, presentations, guest lectures, music, art, fun! 

This year we're celebrating diversity by examining the unique characteristics that shape women's lives, contribute to their successes or cause inequitable barriers.

We hope you take this chance to learn more about women's issues!   All workshops will have yummy snacks, will be in comfy settings and delivered by engaging facilitators.  Check out the agenda below, or for more information on facilitators or organizations, visit the Grrrlfest website:

Mach 8, International Women's Day will be one big party! Here's a chance to celebrate ourselves or the wonderful women in our lives and in the world.  A tireless champion of women's rights, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Member of Parliament, will be the keynote speaker to kick it all off!!  Grrrlz Unplugged (7:00pm-9:30pm @ the Rez Centre) will feature really awesome female talent in music, comedy and art, not to mention yummy food from around the world!

All events are free! Spread the word, bring your friends, and celebrate with us next week!

UTSC Women's Centre


Monday, March 5

Theme: Women's Social, Economic and Political Conditions


1:00pm-2:00pm-SL 232

"Something of Your Own: Starting Your Own Business"

Karen Fraser

Founder, Women Like Me

2:30pm-3:30pm, SL-232

"Women in International Development"

Victoria Harnett

OXFAM Canada

Information Booths:

10:00am-3:00pm-Meeting Place

OXFAM Canada, North York Women's Centre, Ten Thousand Villages & more.

Tuesday, March 6

Theme: Women's Health and Life Cycle


1:00pm-2:00pm-SL 283

"Living With HIV"

Voices of Positive Women

2:30pm-3:30pm, SL-283

"The X's and O's of Turner's Syndrome"

Susie Noorlander and Susan Charney

Turner's Syndrome Society

Information Booths:

10:00am-3:00pm-Meeting Place

Women's Health In Women's Hands, Health and Wellness Centre,

Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, Voices of Positive Women,

Toronto Public Health, Turner's Syndrome Society, LGBTQ & more.

Wednesday, March 7

Theme: Sexy to ME! Women's Sexuality!


1:00pm-2:00pm-SL 283

"Sex Beyond Intercourse"

Tara McKee

Good For Her

2:30pm-3:30pm, SL-283

"The Pleasure Spots"

Tara McKee

Good For Her

Thursday, March 8

International Women's Day!

Key Note Speaker:

11:00am-12:00pm, SL232

"Advancing Women in Canadian Politics"          

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett

Member of Parliament, St. Paul's (Toronto)

Grrrlz Unplugged Pre-show

12:00pm-4:00pm, Student Centre Food Court

Grrrlz Unplugged! A Celebration and feast! FREE

7:00pm-9:30pm, Residence Centre (near Management Building)

Live music, comedy and art from fabulous female talent                                       

Enjoy yummy food from around the world!!!!!!

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