To celebrate International Women’s Day, here is a selection of items celebrating the political and social activism of women.
You can also see a selection of material we highlighted in 2011 which included activists, community organizers, philosophers and politicians like Jean Augustine, Grace Lonergan Lorch, and Marilou McPhedran, Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret (Dillon) Norquay available here.
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.
Established in 1991 by Parliament, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence, December [...]
Barbara Thompson Godard (1941-2010) was Professor of English, French, Social and Political Thought, and Women's Studies at York University, where she also held the Avi Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian Literature.
With a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from l'Université de Montréal, Dr. Godard completed her doctorate at l'Université de Bordeaux [...]
The Dworin Collection consists of over 800 items acquired from Ruth Dworin, a local women's activist and owner of women's music production company Womanly Way Productions. An associate of York University's Canadian Women’s Studies journal office, Dworin began collecting in the early 1970s. The collection was acquired by the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections [...]
The Archives has facilitated the creation of a new resource guide and exhibit highlighting York University's archival holdings in Women's Studies, launched to celebrate International Women's Day.
08 March - 31 March 2010
Scott Library, 2nd floor atrium
As part of the larger York University 50th Anniversary celebrations, the graduate programme in Women's Studies undertook the revision and [...]