Her Campus UToronto, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies Student Union (WGSSU), is very excited to announce our very first She Leads conference!
We will have four speakers, which we will be revealing periodically as the event draws near. Each speaker will talk about their work pertaining to sexual violence and female empowerment, followed by a Q&A after.
Free food and refreshments will be provided. Any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions for discussion:
1. Often in the feminist discourse, issues affecting white women are often being paid more attention to, and majority of the time, issues facing marginalized and vulnerable women such as WOC, LGBTQ+, indigenous women and women living with disabilities are often being ignored or paid less attention to. In your opinion, what are some of those issues and do you think that this imbalance often leads to the breakdown of the feminist movement, and in what ways does the work you do change or hope to breach that gap?
2. Regarding protests like the Women's March which occurred recently, some people are of the opinion that protesting and walking does not do much, and often with similar protests because there is no outlined step by step strategy on how to address the issues brought up, they are often unsuccessful. In your opinion, what are three starting points for the movement, how do you see us addressing these and how can people support and do work regarding gender equality and sexual rights outside of attending events such as "Women's March"?