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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!


 

In support of our 16 Days of Activism campaign we would like to bring attention to the harassment, violence, and imprisonment faced by women human rights defenders across the world. Amnesty International, in their Write for Rights campaign, feature 10 women who peacefully advocate for human rights. View these cases at: writeathon.ca/resources/#cases. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gender Equity Centre

December 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

In Canada, more than 50% of women will experience violence at some point in their lives, most before the age of 25. The rate of violence is disproportionately higher for women of colour, Indigenous women and girls, two-spirited people, gender non-conforming folks, women with disabilities, and LGBTQ people, especially trans women of colour.

On campus, it is estimated that 25% of women in post-secondary institutions experience some form of sexual assault, though this number is likely much higher for individuals from marginalized communities.

December 6 marks the 29th anniversary of the tragic events that took place at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989. We remember Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewickz, and all those who have lost their lives to sexism and misogyny.

We are committed to combatting gender-based violence in our movement, on our campuses and in our communities. Students will continue to be on the forefront of resisting misogyny and rape culture on campus and demanding better policies, consent education and supports for survivors to build consent culture on our campuses and beyond.
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We commemorate the lives of women whose lives have been lost at the act of violence and the 14 women who were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989. We continue celebrating their legacies that will not stop at the act of violence and are a light in all of us who know these women and are survivors of gender-based violence.

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2 weeks ago

Gender Equity Centre

December 6th is the International Day for Persons living with Disabilities
#16DaysofActivismInternational Day for Persons with Disabilities is a reminder that we must continuously fight ableism and systemic oppression in ourselves, our home, our schools, workplaces, and society.
Please see our statement on our website commemorating this day.

cfs-fcee.ca/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities/
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2 weeks ago

Gender Equity Centre

In honour of World AIDS Day we have teamed up with Pride Central to bring you the screening of Rent. Please join us today at 1PM in Pride Central!Today at 1pm in Pride Central with Gender Equity Centre! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Gender Equity Centre