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MISSION

The Gender Issues 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.

 


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Hey folks

As the year winds down, I just wanted to send a message out with an exciting update:

For several years, students past coordinators, and community members have expressed that the name “Gender Issues Centre” doesn’t really fit with the work that we do here in this space.

This year, myself and some other community members put forth a motion to change the name of this space, and it passed!

Going forward, this space will be called the Gender Equity Centre.

Gender inequity is the root of gender issues. By focusing on inequity, there can be more emphasis on challenging and questioning societal gender roles for all genders. As noted by the United Nations, “gender equity is the process of being fair to women and men. To ensure fairness, strategies and measures must often be available to compensate for women’s historical and social disadvantages that prevent women and men from otherwise operating on a level playing field.” In short, equity leads to equality. We need to encourage students to connect various approaches in activism and advocacy going forward to fight for equity.

While it is a small change, we believe that this change will ensure our continuation as a safe(r) and inclusive place to meet new people, access resources, and get involved.

Have a great spring/summer, and we hope to see you in September!

With hope,

Sherrie-Lee
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Walking Together for a Better World

April 29, 2017, 2:00pm - April 29, 2017, 3:00pm

-Thunder Bay event - Are you concerned about the state of the world and the future of our planet and our community? Are you looking to connect with people to focus on the common values we share: conc...

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Tent & Everything Else Sale

April 28, 2017, 12:00pm - April 29, 2017, 3:00pm

Gear Up For Outdoors’ Annual Tent & Everything Else Sale is going back to school this spring at the Lakehead University Hangar. See over 100 tents and shelters on display, as well as the newest in ...