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Power In Our Words: Talking About Sexual Violence Workshop

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When: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Time: 11:00am-6:00pm
Room: Lib 7200
Location: SFU Burnaby
ASL Request Deadline: November 2nd at 9am

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

In a society enmeshed in rape culture, it is vital that we empower and equip ourselves and each other to support survivors of sexual violence. The words we use to talk about sexual violence are powerful – they can perpetuate harm, or they can cultivate healing.

Open to everyone, this workshop is especially designed for all students, staff and faculty who are actively working to support survivors, to build safer spaces on campus, and to create a world free of sexual violence.

Through this workshop, we will:

  • Explore the systemic nature of sexual violence
  • Screen the documentary “It Was Rape”
  • Use the documentary as a starting point to unpack truths, myths and stories of sexual violence
  • Discuss the legal framework used here in Canada to address sexual violence
  • Deepen our vocabulary and revisit how we talk about sexual violence

Active listeners will be present to support anyone who is triggered during this event.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

ASL is booked for this event. Please register by November 2nd at 9am to request ASL. If no requests for ASL are received by November 2nd at 9am, ASL interpretation will be cancelled.

The event space is wheelchair/scooter accessible with access to an accessible washroom nearby.

A gender-neutral washroom is available just down the hall from the event space.

In order to enable people to attend without experiencing hardship, Compass tickets and money for dependent care (this can include childcare, eldercare, etc.) are available upon request. Please email admin@sfpirg.ca with inquiries.

While we cannot ensure a fully scent-free event in this setting, we’re aiming to create a scent-reduced environment by not bringing additional scents into the space. Exposure to laundry products, colognes, hairspray, and many other scented products can trigger serious health reactions in individuals with asthma, allergies, migraines, and/or chemical sensitivities. We ask that you not wear/ apply/ or bring any scented products into this space. If you do so, we may need to ask you to leave so others can safely stay in the space. If you find yourself being impacted by someone’s use of scented products during the conference, speak with any one of the organizers. We know that this can be a big step for many people. As Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha says in Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Realness, “Cutting out scents may seem like a pain in the ass, but it means that awesome, ass-kicking community members you love can attend events you’re at and make out with you without having seizures, throwing up or otherwise getting really sick.” Please, bring your amazing self, and keep the scents at home!

(More info here: http://thinkbeforeyoustink.com/howtogofragrancefree.html,http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html)

The event is nut-free and peanut-free. Absolutely no nuts or peanuts will be permitted within the event space in order to create an allergen-free environment for all participants. This includes (but is not limited to) products like hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, coconuts, walnuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and peanut butter.

If you have any other allergies or sensitivities that we need to know about so that you can participate fully and safely, please let us know.

Some folks are sensitive and/or get sick from electromagnetic frequency radiation (EMF). This can include radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi, fluorescent lights, and more. SFU Burnaby has Wi-Fi set up throughout its campus, including in theevent space. In order to reduce EMF exposure, we will strive to minimize fluorescent light usage and utilize natural lighting whenever possible.

If there is any other way we can make this event more accessible for you, pleaseet us know.

Craig Pavelich
Director of Communications
Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)

City of Victoria PROCLAMATION for IWD 2017

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UVic-VIctoria IWD Proclamation 2017 printable PDF

“INTERNATIONAL DEAF WEEK” 

WHEREAS           The Deaf Community and extended signers are celebrating the unique heritage and multicultural identities of Deaf individuals with 200 years of American Sign Language in 2017.  In conjunction to this special bicentenary celebration, September 18-24th is International Deaf Week.  The theme for this year that is promoted by World Federation of the Deaf, under the United Nations is “Full Inclusion with Sign Language”; and

WHEREAS           The Deaf community strives to see the goals set out by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be fully achieved here in Canada; and

 

WHEREAS           UVic American Sign Language (ASL) Club as well as the Society for Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) at University of Victoria, would promote diversity among the students and staff, would be celebrating with American Sign Language Festival at a later date on October 6th, 2017, for a day of events on campus; and

 

WHEREAS           Community building, diverse communication approaches and means, which introduced to the benefit of different areas of knowledge when approaching Linguistics, Humanities, Sociology and beyond; and the further recognition of our extended communities. and

 

WHEREAS           We, regardless where we come from; hope everyone will share in the experience with “Full Inclusion with Sign Language and celebrate the diversity, pride and meet all the love for one another through our culture and language.

 

NOW, THEREFORE I do hereby proclaim the week of September 18th-24th 2017 as “INTERNATIONAL DEAF WEEK” on the TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES of the ESQUIMALT AND SONGHEES FIRST NATIONS in the CITY OF VICTORIA, CAPITAL CITY of the PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA.

 

IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand this 21ST day of September, Two Thousand and Seventeen.

 

   

 

 

_________________________

LISA HELPS

MAYOR

CITY OF VICTORIA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

 

 

 

Sponsored By:

Lindsay Carroll / Ravi Coughlan

UVic ASL Club

 

No Blame, No Shame! Intersectional Anti-Oppression 101 Event

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No Blame, No Shame! Intersectional Anti-Oppression 101

Date: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Time: 10:30am-5:30pm
Room: Lib 7200
Where: SFU Burnaby
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Take part in a day of facilitated discussion and practical skills building to gain a better understanding of oppression and ways to stand up for yourself and others when you see it playing out in daily life. This workshop will take a “no blame, no shame” approach to the issues. People of all levels of familiarity with anti-oppression work are welcome.Explore questions like:

  • What is oppression?
  • What forms of oppression exist?
  • Is there such a thing as “reverse oppression”?
  • What do terms like intersectionality and privilege mean?
  • Where do I fit into all of this?
  • How can I work for change?

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

ASL interpretation has been booked for this event.

The event space is wheelchair/scooter accessible with access to an accessible washroom nearby.

A gender-neutral washroom is available just down the hall from the event space.

In order to enable people to attend without experiencing hardship, Compass tickets and money for dependent care (this can include childcare, eldercare, etc.) are available upon request. Please email admin@sfpirg.ca with inquiries.

While we cannot ensure a fully scent-free event in this setting, we’re aiming to create a scent-reduced environment by not bringing additional scents into the space. Exposure to laundry products, colognes, hairspray, and many other scented products can trigger serious health reactions in individuals with asthma, allergies, migraines, and/or chemical sensitivities. We ask that you not wear/ apply/ or bring any scented products into this space. If you do so, we may need to ask you to leave so others can safely stay in the space. If you find yourself being impacted by someone’s use of scented products during the conference, speak with any one of the organizers. We know that this can be a big step for many people. As Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha says in Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Realness, “Cutting out scents may seem like a pain in the ass, but it means that awesome, ass-kicking community members you love can attend events you’re at and make out with you without having seizures, throwing up or otherwise getting really sick.” Please, bring your amazing self, and keep the scents at home!

(More info here: http://thinkbeforeyoustink.com/howtogofragrancefree.html,http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html)

The event is nut-free and peanut-free. Absolutely no nuts or peanuts will be permitted within the event space in order to create an allergen-free environment for all participants. This includes (but is not limited to) products like hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, coconuts, walnuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and peanut butter.

If you have any other allergies or sensitivities that we need to know about so that you can participate fully and safely, please let us know at admin@sfpirg.ca.

Some folks are sensitive and/or get sick from electromagnetic frequency radiation (EMF). This can include radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi, fluorescent lights, and more. SFU Burnaby has Wi-Fi set up throughout its campus, including in theevent space. In order to reduce EMF exposure, we will strive to minimize fluorescent light usage and utilize natural lighting whenever possible.

If there is any other way we can make this event more accessible for you, please let us know at admin@sfpirg.ca!

WAVLI hosted Pro-D Workshop: Robyn Dean: Robyn Dean Workshop: Justice Reasoning

Robyn Dean Workshop: Justice Reasoning: How Our Ethical Discourse Counters Our Ethical Claim

When: Sat October 21 and Sunday October 22, 2017
Where: Douglas College,
New Westminster Campus
700 Royal Avenue
Room: TBA
Robyn K. Dean will be presenting on the topic of Justice Reasoning: How Our Ethical Discourse Counters Our Ethical Claim At this workshop, participants will identify the three types of ethics: normative, descriptive, and meta-ethics; describe the various forms of normative ethical content material in sign language interpreting; explain the normative messages often found in exemplars in the field; describe the three tacit moral schemas as defined by scholars in the field of justice reasoning; and describe the components of post-conventional reasoning and the use of values-based decision making. Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, PhD: Robyn has been a nationally certified signed language interpreter for over twenty-five years with particular service in the field of healthcare. Her scholarship in decision-making and ethics in community interpreting is recognized internationally. Robyn has over twenty publications, all of which focus on the theoretical and pedagogical frameworks used to advance the practice of community interpreters. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she is the lead instructor on the institute’s postgraduate degree in healthcare interpretation. Robyn also teaches on postgraduate degrees designed for signed language interpreters in Europe.

Please note: This workshop will occur in two parts. Robyn Dean will be presenting in person on Saturday, October 21st from 9am – 4pm on Sunday, October 22nd from 9am – 12pm. After the workshop, attendees are encouraged to take back what they have learned and apply it in their work environments. The second part of the workshop will occur towards the end of November or in the first week of December at the latest. This will be an opportunity to come together again and discuss any questions or situations that may have arisen. The second session will be a 2-3 hour session, with Robyn being streamed in in November/December – date to be confirmed. This workshop will be presented in English.

If you require interpreting services, please contact Professional Development by Saturday, October 7th.

BCCSD 2017 AGM Election & Movie

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BCCSD Annual General Meeting 2017!

Everyone is WELCOME!  

BC Cultural Society of the Deaf would like to invite you all to come and show your beautiful support to the election day of incoming board members.  Do you think you can make a difference in the Deaf community if you choose to becoming a board member?  Do you consider to nominate someone you think would make a good board member?  

Show your Spirit!            See you there!            CHEERS!!

   WHEN:  Friday, October 20th, 2017

  LOCATION:  DOUGLAS COLLEGE, Lecture Theatre Room #N2201

  DOOR OPENS:  6:00pm 

  MOVIE STARTS :  7:00pm

  ADMISSION:  $10 each including a new membership annually

We hope you will stay and join us for a movie night after AGM.

*$2 per large pizza & free water(Bring your own empty bottle)*

Through Deaf Eyes – Documentary Film

WATCH [CC] – The 90 minute production for PBS: History “Through Deaf Eyes” will take a look at Deaf culture from the 19th century to the present in the United States of America.

Through Deaf Eyes is a two-hour HDTV documentary for PBS exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America. The film presents the shared experiences of American history family life, education, work, and community connections from the perspective of Deaf citizens.

Interviews include community leaders, historians, and Deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology and identity. Bringing a Deaf cinematic lens to the film are six artistic works by Deaf media artists and filmmakers.

Poignant, sometimes humorous, these films draw on the media artists’ own lives and are woven throughout the documentary. But the core of the film remains the larger story of Deaf life in America – a story of conflicts, prejudice and affirmation that reaches the heart of what it means to be human.

Any questions, please contact at info@bccsd.ca