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Live at 5:30!

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Kelsey, Laura, Melanie, Saba and Sam are bringing you a live show tonight! Tune in at 5:30 to CJSR 88.5 FM and www.cjsr.com to check it out!

Equality in Alberta

The Parkland Institute released findings on March 8, International Women’s Day, which show women in Alberta still have a very long way to go indeed when it comes to achieving equality in this province.

Spoken Word

The spoken word piece today was by Diamond by alixa + namia of climbing poeTree. We can’t link to it because of the flash site, but if you follow the link and go to “Listen”, you can find it.

Fighting for Reproductive Rights

You can hear the documentary by Karin Wells called The Women are Coming on the website of CBC’s Sunday Edition. Unfortunately, they didn’t include it in this week’s podcast. This documentary tells the story of the Abortion Caravan, one of the most incredible examples of civil disobedience in Canadian history. In 1970, Women traveled from Vancouver to Ottawa holding town halls and speaking publicly about women’s experiences with abortion and the need for abortion on demand. When they got to Ottawa, 35 women chained themselves to chairs in the House of Commons and disrupted Question Period. The resulting disruption led to the first adjournment of Parliament due to a disturbance in the Gallery in its then 103 year history. Check out this original press release from 1970. And check out this paper on the RCMP surveillance of the AC and women’s liberation groups in Canada.

Voices for Choices is the amazing pro-choice collective at UofA.

From their constitution:

To be pro-choice is not to be pro-abortion (which is, in fact, the opposite of what we want to do!). We believe that we should let a woman decide for herself what reproductive choice is right for her depending on her own values, beliefs, culture, and experiences. We work toward removing barriers a woman may have in making a free choice by increasing the accessibility, social support, and funding for all three options. We believe that supporting sexual health and safer sex is inseparable to being pro-choice and so we will do what we can to increase the knowledge and accessibility of sexual health and contraception.


The Global Education Network Graduate Student Group at the University of Alberta presents its Engaging Feminist Voices Speaker Series with Dr. Phil E. Okeke-Ihejirkia who will be delivering the lecture:  Theorizing Feminism for Those on the Margins: Reflections of a Transnational Scholar.

Check it out on March 17, 2010 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Education South 122. Lunch will be provided and everyone is welcome.


APIRG’s Alt Sex Ed series is going strong!

On  Wednesday, March 17, 2010 they have a workshop called
Creative Sex – History, stories, tips, and audience discussion.

APIRG will also be offering two presentations by Janet Hardy, author of The Ethical Slut, a book on polyamorous relationships.

On Wednesday, March 24 Hardy will be presenting the lecture: Millennial Ethical Sluthood. It will be from 7-9pm at the TELUS Centre on UofA Campus.

On Thursday, she will be offering the workshop: Loving Beyond Gender.

The cost for this workshop is $5 and You must pre-register, which you can do by emailing Jess at outreach@apirg.org

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Raise Your Voice!

While we bring you as much awesome feminist news as we can every Friday at 5:30, that half hour once a week isn’t always enough for everything we want to play. This means sometimes we can’t use all of an interview, or can’t play all of a talk. Well those days are over!

At the top of the page is a link to Raise Your Voice! Here you’ll find all sorts of awesome talks, interviews, and whatever else we loved but couldn’t fit on the show.

We’ll be adding more in the coming weeks – including Linda Duncan, Elizabeth May and the Women’s Court of Canada – but for now check out Lise Gotell’s talk on the Garneau Sisterhood.

Talk posted! Police Warnings and Sexual Violence: The Mobilization of the Garneau Sisterhood

Lise Gotell recently spoke as part of iSMSS‘s Inside/OUT Speaker’s Series on Police Warnings and Sexual Violence: The Mobilization of the Garneau Sisterhood.

If you missed it, or if you were there and would like to hear it again, head over to our CJSR News page to download the podcast!*

You can find the slides that go along with the talk here and watch the Target Women mentioned here.

If you’d like to find out more about the Garneau Sisterhood, check out their website. You can also email them at garneau.sisterhood@gmail.com.

*to listen to the podcast on a portable device, right click the arrow icon and select “Save link as…”. This will allow you to download the file and transfer it.

Girl Power!

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Sam was our host on today’s Adamant Eve and she brought us an update on the court case brought forth by women ski jumpers wanting to take part in the 2010 Olympics.

In the news, Malaika talked about a recent study that found college students, both victims and perpetrators, reported increased incidents of sexual assault when the questions did not explicitly define the behaviour as assault.

Laura C. talked to Jessalynn Keller, a freelance journalist and PhD student in Film and Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Laura read a piece Jessalynn wrote for TheTyee.ca called “Sorry, Can’t Do Raunch Today” on our August live show and was thrilled when Jessalynn agreed to an interview. They talked about real power for girls, Twilight and teen magazines.

We also mentioned two events: the screenings of Polytechnique at the Metro this weekend, and the Love Letters to Feminism exhibit at the U of A. Follow the links for more info!

Stay tuned for the podcast!

Women’s Ski Jumping Update

On November 13th, we gave an update and recap on the lawsuit filed by a group of female ski jumpers for their exclusion from the 2010 Olympic Games (listen to the podcast if you missed it!). Unfortunately their appeal has been rejected. If this leaves you less than satisfied, you can add your name to the petition.