Happy April. Here are your events!

You have two more nights to catch U of A Studio’s presentation of Annie Mae’s Movement.

This play explores the late 1970s murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash; a female activist in a man’s movement, a Canadian in America, and an Aboriginal in a white world.

This courageous political play tells an important yet rarely told story from our country’s history as seen through the passionate eyes of Aboriginal writer Yvette Nolan, current artistic director of Toronto’s Native Earth Performing Arts.

The play runs to April 3. Tickets are $5 – $20 and are available at the Timms box office one hour before each performance.


Shadow Theatre presents The Science of Disconnection

You can catch the last performances on April 2, 3 and 4.

When Lise Meitner shyly arrived in Berlin in 1907, no one thought that this unassuming woman with a genius for mathematics would amount to much. But in a life filled with discovery, disappointment, betrayal — and ultimately triumph, Lise Meitner would change the entire world. A new play with music by David Belke, based on one woman’s astonishing and often overlooked life.


The Golden Key International Honour Society, in collaboration with V-Day, is presenting The Vagina Monologues.

April 3rd at 7pm at the Stanley Milner Library Theatre (downtown just south of Churchill Square).

Proceeds from this event are contributed to WIN House, a local charity that exists to further non-violent relationships and environments for women with or without children.

Tickets: $20 at the door, $15 in advance (contact oscott@ualberta.ca)


APIRG’s Alt Sex Ed series continues! Coming up next is 101 Ways to Do It

Ever wondered exactly how lesbians have sex or what ‘BDSM’ stand for? Join us on Thursday night for a stimulating discussion about the many many different ways to have sex. Your discussion hosts will tell stories and share facts about some exciting ways of doing it. Host are involved in different sexual communities including straight, gay, lesbian, and BDSM, and all are sex positive. So, please bring your questions, comments, concerns and an open mind to the table on April 8. Opportunities for anonymous questions will be provided.

This workshop is on Thursday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30 in Humanities Centre 2-42 on UofA campus.


Public Interest Alberta‘s 4th Annual Advocacy Conference is coming up and this year’s theme is Worth Fighting For: Public Solutions and Our Common Future

This conference is an essential opportunity to work with other individuals and organizations in developing positive solutions and strengthening our commitment to effective advocacy in the public interest.

This is an important issue in Alberta as we have seen huge cuts to funding for services.

David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for a New Economy, will be delivering the keynote address on Thursday, April 8th and you can buy separate tickets for this event.

The conference will also feature Robert Chernomas, a well-published Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba, Alex Molnar, an expert on the commercialization of public education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition, Ricardo Acuña, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute in Edmonton, and Meera Karunananthan, National Water campaigner for the Council of Canadians.

For more information and registration, check out pialberta.org


April 12 to 16 is Sexual Assault Awareness Week and the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton has some cool events going on to support survivors and raise awareness.

Monday, April 12th: Opening Reception with Silent Auction at City Hall.

Tuesday, April 13th: Film Screening of NO! The Rape Documentary
Stanley A. Milner Library. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14th, SACE will be hosting an Open House.

Thursday, April 15th: Art Show (Sale) & Open Mic
The ARTery. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 16th: Let’s Talk About Consent, Baby! Retro Dance Party
Dance and party to your favourite tunes from the ‘80s and ‘90s! Tickets available from March 18th, 2010. Tickets $15 in advance through SACE or Blackbyrd Myoozik. $20 at the door.

Check out  SACE Talks for more information!

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