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One of the FLF Co-Vice Chairs, Nicole Beasse, will be giving a talk on Wednesday, March 19th, in room 207 as a part of the Philosophy Club’s discussion series. The talk will be a feminist critique of ‘the reasonable person test’, specifically in the context of tort law.

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Pancake

In honour of International Women’s Day (which just happens to be today, Saturday, March 8th) the FLF is doing a Pancake Lunch on Tuesday, March 11th, in the main hallway at noon (feel free to checkout the lovely picture for the event I have attached to this email). The proceeds of the lunch will be going to the Elizabeth Fry Society.

On Tuesday, March 11th, at lunch we will also be collecting clothes for the Elizabeth Fry Society, as they have a wonderful set-up which aids women recently released from prison. These women often need nicer clothing to attend court dates and job interviews and the Elizabeth Fry Society tries to provide them with this type of clothing. If you cannot drop clothes off on Tuesday let us know and we will try to make other arrangements for you.

If you want more info about the Elizabeth Fry clothing program go to this link: http://www.efsmanitoba.org/Services-Programs.page

Also, if you have Facebook feel free to RSVP to our Event at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/674650172591417/

Where-Prostitution

Finally, just a reminder that on this coming Monday (March 10th) at 2:30pm, in room 206, Professor Busby is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Where Next For Prostitution Laws?” The recent SCC Bedford decision has struck down some of Canada’s Prostitution Laws and the panel will discuss what should happen next.

To read the Bedford decision click the link below (you don’t have to read the decision to attend the talk, I just thought some might be interested — if you haven’t been required to read it for class already)

http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13389/index.do

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Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day!

The attached PDF shows events going on around Winnipeg to mark the occasion.

Also see this link for more details:
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/default.asp#.UxiLX2eYbIU

Intl Women’s Week PDF

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Youth Forum

Our speaker from a few weeks ago, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, asked us to share this with all of you. If you have the time you should definitely try to make it out!

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/events/409515985850943/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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Hello FLFers,

This was sent to us today by the U of M Womyn’s Centre. It is just a reminder about the Pro-Choice Rally being held tomorrow and some info on it:

CALL TO ACTION

On October 3rd from 12:00-1:30pm anti-choice advocates will gather at the Legislature under the auspices of DEFUNDING ABORTION SERVICES in Manitoba.

https://www.facebook.com/events/567298013331715/

Puh-lease. More outrageous nonsense.

A counter-presence is being coordinated at the community level to demonstrate that there are Manitobans who respectfully disagree (and we are the majority) and that the ‘public’ does not get to hand-pick which medical procedures are necessary and/or funded based on fundamentalist and woman-controlling positions.

Here is some background info to bolster our position that this is ridiculous: http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/abortion-care-fully-funded.pdf

And here is a bit more for any ‘sub-arguments’ that come out about the medical necessity of providing abortion services as part of a continuum of women’s reproductive health and wellness: http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/postionpapers/01-Abortion-Medically-Required.pdf

WHC will be there – along with the Reproductive Rights Action Group and the Women’s Committee of the Manitoba Federation of Labour (who issued a Call to Action to all of their members, too).

INVITE YOUR SISTERS, MOTHERS, AUNTIES, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, CLASSMATES….WE MUST SHOW UP AND OUTNUMBER THE ANTI-CHOICE CROWD…costumes, placards, banners, noisemakers, and other creative elements are welcome!

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Check your emails for your first official FLF email of the year!

Note: if you didn’t get an email then comment or send us a message. I may have typed in your email address wrong.

Some highlights from the email include:

Slutwalk: Sept 7, 1:00pm, at The Forks: https://www.facebook.com/SlutWalkWinnipeg

New Member Meeting: Sept 10th (Tuesday) next week at lunch (ie 12:00) in room 206

FemFest: Sept 14-21, U of W: http://sarasvati.ca/fem-fest/fem-fest-home/

Women’s Pathways to Peace: Sept 18, 12-1:30, Millennium Library (see poster below)

Pathways to Peace

Take Back the Night: Sept 19, 6:30pm at 470 Selkirk Ave: https://www.facebook.com/events/357016564429611/361060204025247/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Roundtable with the Dean: Sept 24, 12:00-1:00 room 309

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