Through more recent inclusion forums, the Women’s center recognizes it’s deep history of ‘radical feminisim’ as exclusionary, racist, trans exclusive, and we are committed to the process of unlearning elitist social justice mentalities and relearning through dialog in order to implement policy changes, as individuals, as a collective, and as a community.
The Centre is committed to facilitating on campus and off campus social justice organizing, workshops, and other events. Supporting marginalized individuals who have historically been excluded from such activist organizing we strive to work in a horizontal manner and work to ensure that our events are accessible to all those who wish to attend and contribute.
We are committed to facilitating a creative, collaborative, community space through initiatives like our Thirdspace zine, growing food at the Campus Community Garden, racialized and Indigenous women’s circle, and our all genders/agender feminist library.
The Women’s Centre is governed by a feminist collective that uses a consensus based decision making model and is driven by volunteer participation. If you wish to see workshops, events, or changes at the Centre we encourage you to attend a collective meeting or contact us in any way you feel comfortable.
We use arts and creative projects to create discourse around important social justice issues such as racism, misogyny, reproductive rights, homophobia, transphobia, police brutality, and more.
Check out our blog for recent projects or come into the centre to discover and volunteer for current or future projects.
We are looking for anyone who would be interested in writing blog posts for our site. We have a new site and have a few student writers,… Read more “Want to write for us?”
We are thankful to have partnered with the Daily Dose Society in providing monthly workshops in harm reduction for the community. Today’s workshop, our first workshop on… Read more “Harm Reduction Training”
The UVSS Third Space is a place for all self-identified women, non-binary, and gender fluid persons to find comfort and safety. WELCOME BACK! We hope you had… Read more “Welcome Back!”
Daphne Shaed has been involved with the collective since 2012 and has been a dedicated volunteer. Daphne has been elected as a coordinator, and has served as our board representative, on the UVic Equity and Humans Rights educational reform committee, and on several other committees at UVic. Daphne has a degree in Sociology and is currently working on a double major in Computer Science and Linguistics.
Michelle Brown has been involved with the collective since 2014. Michelle is a dedicated volunteer. Some of the highlights of Michelle’s work is the Art of Resistance wall to address racism that her and Daphne Shaed launched in 2017. Michelle has proven to be a vital member of our collective.
Tessa Devakos is simply amazing! She has been volunteering with the collective since 2014. Tessa has represented our collective and is well spoken advocate. We value Tessa’s work and thankful for her dedication to the collective.
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