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Just wanted to send out a reminder that our roundtable with Professor Busby is on Thursday, January 23rd, at 12:00 and will be held in room 205.

The roundtable is titled “What Should Happen Next in the Lori Douglas Inquiry?”

In September 2012 the FLF co-hosted an event on the Douglas Inquiry with the Centre for Human Rights Research. Anyone who wants to read the write-up about that event can do so here: https://feministlegalforum.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/douglas-inquiry-discussion-at-robson-hall/

It should be an interesting topic! Please come out and join us for the first roundtable of 2014!

Second, we have another roundtable planned for Thursday, February 13th, at 12:00 (no room yet). The tentative title for this event is “Judy Wasylycia-Leis talks power politics and feminism”

The speaker for this event will be Judy Wasylycia-Leis, a former MLA, MP and 2010 Mayoral Candidate.

The topic for this roundtable is still being worked out, but women in politics/positions of power has been discussed as a possible topic, as well as possibly Ms. Wasylycia-Leis’ experiences training women in Pakistan. So once we have more solid details on this event we will let you all know.

So, for now mark your calendars!

As always everyone is welcome to bring their lunches to the roundtables. There may also be some tasty treats provided. We hope to see a big turnout for both events!

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Hello FLFers,

The RH Community Outreach has a great volunteer opportunity that I thought I would share in case anyone is interested:

Community Outreach has partnered with the Elizabeth Fry Society and are currently seeking Court Support Volunteers who have an interest in assisting women and their families at the Winnipeg Law Courts.

For more Info see this FB event page:


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Update on the Shoe Box Project Fundraiser:
The Shoe Box project was started by the wife of the Dean of Sciences. This year her goal was to have a box for every woman in the three women’s shelters in the city. This would require about 60 boxes. With the help of the FLF donations the project has received enough goodies to make up 900 boxes. These boxes will be shipped all across the province to various women’s shelters and transition homes. Some of the Shoe Boxes are even headed to Thompson!
Big thanks to FLF members and the Robson Hall Community for your kind donations.

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Feminist Legal Forum & Community Outreach Present a Holiday Hamper and Shoe-Box Drive

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

The Feminist Legal Forum and Community Outreach are collecting items for a holiday hamper food and a shoe-box drive. Donations will be taken on Wednesday at lunch in the main hall.

Items to donate:
•non-perishable food items for the hamper

Shoe-Box Ideas:
•Body or hand lotion, Mascara, lipstick and nail polish. (Please NO concealers or foundations),
•Nut-free chocolates
•Bus tickets
•Notebook and pens
•Phone card
•Gift certificates to stores such as McDonalds, Tim Hortons, Shoppers Drug Mart, Wal-Mart. (Please include the receipt or indicate the value of the card.)
•Inspirational card or quote

For more info on the Shoe-Box initiative see the link below:


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Thanks to Hilary Taylor (one of the FLF Co-Vice-Chairs) for finding this article!

Don’t Be That Guy – a behavioural marketing campaign sends the message that sex without consent is sexual assault. We are sending a visual message to men between the ages of 18 and 25, graphically demonstrating their role in ending alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. Don’t Be That Guy shifts the emphasis to men to take responsibility for their behaviour. Studies involving 18-25 year old men revealed that 48 per cent of the men did not consider it rape if a woman is too drunk to know what is going on.”

This article is a great kickoff prior to December 6th, which is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_of_Remembrance_and_Action_on_Violence_Against_Women

The FLF intends to hold a fundraiser to commemorate December 6th at the end of November, so keep your eyes open for that FLFers!

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This Wednesday, November 6th, at lunch in room 309, the Feminist Legal Forum will be having a roundtable to discuss the “160 Girls” case that was decided in Kenya on May 27th, 2013. The project started in 2011 and was launched on behalf of 160 girls, between the ages of 3 and 17, in Meru Kenya. The goal of the project was to remedy the failure of police to take action on sexual assault claims.

The “160 Girls” decision made legal history in Kenya, and has set a high standard for girls’ rights internationally. However, the police have showed a lack of response to the judgement. For instance, last week the police punished 3 out of 6 men who raped a 16-year old girl by having them cut grass around the police station.

Join the Feminist Legal Forum in a discussion about what happens when the stated laws do not match the efforts of a country’s institutions. We will explore the positive effects the law can have on gender equality and the continuing struggles for implementation.

The discussion will be started by Haley Hrymak, a former volunteer with an intervener in the case – the Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya.

Room: 309



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I just wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Grilled Cheese Fundraiser yesterday! We sold out of soup in less than 20 minutes and sandwiches in 30 minutes! In total we raised $235 for IKWE!! Good work everyone!!

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