This is important because it affects us ALL! Women’s Issues and Pride issues are everyone’s issue.
For the new campus modernization plan at Laurentian University, both the Women's Centre and Pride continue to be side lined. This is not new, these services have been ignored and neglected for sometime. Laurentian has new building plans that will be undertaken in the next couple of years. Let us make sure that these services can no longer be neglected. Student pay the university for an education, lets stand up for what we want and demand for an educational institution that supports change for the future.
Help us show LU that these services should not be sidelined and should be taken seriously. The student volunteers work very hard and both organizations are extremely important with long histories. As a community we also need to demonstrate a strong voice in order to survive the next years.
Consider the profile of St. Mary’s University Women's Centre as they spoke out against the frosh week rape chants that went over this past week out east....http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/09/06/frosh-week-gone-wrong/ See here if you can't make out the words in the actual chant http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/student-president-calls-sexual-assault-chant-biggest-mistake-i-ve-made-1.1441458 .
This is where you come in, if you sign our petition we can make this viral. Share this with your social media connections and networks. If you have any friends who are allies in the struggle to end gender based violence and discrimination, women's issues and LGBTQ issues please email this to them, ask them to share it with their contacts.
We can be the change we wish to see in our communities, Laurentian University and in the world. The university plays a large role in creating a safer environment and educating generations to come at LU and in the Greater City of Sudbury.
We sincerely hope you show your support. The students at Laurentian University are capable of doing great things and we wish that the work of the Women’s Centre and Pride is supported and welcomed in our community.
Women’s Studies Association