Summer 2017

Well, summer is fast approaching and it certainly feels hot and balmy today. The next meeting is on May 24th, at 4:30pm, and we will be discussing our summer meeting schedule and fall workshops.

Qian has finished her workstudy. Qian delivered our donation to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. We are very happy that we were able to provide such a donation thanks to the hard work of Qian.

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Our baby bunnies have left the den weeks ago, however, we still have one that is seen often outside in the bushes and it appears happy and healthy.

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We will be getting a usb hub that will allow all our computers to print. We are also discussing getting a new printer that can do duplexing(double sided) as many students have been asking to print double sided.

Tessa is away for the summer, but Daphne, Michelle, and others will be maintaining the centre. If you have any requests for bus tickets or other necessities please let us know at thirdspace@uvic.ca.

Sincerely,

Third Space

Panty Drive 2017

Imagine being marginalized by your sex or gender, race, sexuality, economic status and being in need of shelter, with no access to clean undergarments and sanitary products ( tampons/ pads). Sadly, this is a real problem many people in this predicament face. For most shelters in Canada that serve feminine or female/intersex-specific essentials are in high demand. The UVic Third Space is organizing a Panty Drive to collect donations for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and  P.E.E.R.S Victoria. Both organizations provide vital practical services for those who are socially and financially vulnerable. They are seeking much needed donations of:
new panties
new bras
new socks
blankets
chocolates
tampons and pads.

All of these essentials can significantly impact the lives of real people living in these circumstances!

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Deadline for donations drop-off is April 16th, 2017. All donations can be brought to the following locations:

– UVic Third Space located in the Student Union Building Room B107
– UVic Clearihue Building B115 Women’s Studies Reading Room
– UVic Students’ Society Centre located in Student Union Building
– UVic Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group located in the Student Union Building Room B120 & 122
– Caffe Fantastico Specialty Coffees and Sparkle Brite Launderette 965 Kings Rd

We also have a Panty Drive Bake Sale on March 2nd, Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in SUB hallway.
If you have any questions about the drive, contact the Third Space at thirdspace@uvic.ca or visit us at SUB Room B107.

Third Space Intersectional Feminist Collective