updates and events

The Intersections in Diversity Program at the University of Calgary:

September 2018

This summer, I returned to the University of Calgary to work on a new co-curricular program called Intersections in Diversity for undergraduate students, which is offered by Student and Enrolment Services. The program is sponsored in part by the the Campus Mental Health Strategy.

This fall 2018, University of Calgary students can enrol in the Intersections in Diversity Program to acquire key concepts, resources, and skills that will equip them to engage meaningfully with others, identify inequity, and get involved in making the UCalgary community a more inclusive space for all.

The program offers eight (8) workshops for participants covering issues and identities related to Indigeneity, race, gender, amongst others. The aim is to provide undergrads with intro-level understandings of discrimination and what actions they can take to begin allyship and anti-oppression work.

Find out more about the program by reading the University of Calgary UToday article (here) or visit the Program’s website: ucalgary.ca/intersections 


Asexuality at Congress 2018:

May/June 2018

You are invited to join us at the following two panels focused on developing an intersectional approach to asexuality and asexuality studies organized by Dr. Ela Przybylo and Theresa Kenney through the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA) and Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF).

Panel 1: “Thinking Lordean Erotics In Conversation with Asexuality, Black Feminist Science, and Sovereign Erotics,” at SSA // Tuesday May 29, 10:45-12:15 in First Nations FN 2007 Speakers and Talks: “Returning the Erotic Value to our Work: A Black Feminist Science Approach to Intersex Archives and Bodily Capacity” by Kianna M. Middleton, “Painting a Black Fence, Having a Slice of Cake: At the Intersection of Pleasure” by Dr. Ianna Hawkins Owen, and “Asexuality, Sovereign Erotics, and Audre Lorde” by Dr. Ela Przybylo.

Panel 2: “Asexuality, Intersectionality, and Sex Positivity,” at WGSRF // // Tuesday May 29, 1:00-2:15 in Laboratory LB 132 Speakers and Talks: “Mixed Race (Gr)Ace” by Theresa Kenney, “Make Space for Ace: Asexuality, Trauma, and Healing Spaces” by Heather Prost, “Sex-Positivity and Non-Sexualities” by Sage Strobel, and “Polish Asexualities: Catholic Religiosity and Asexual Online Activisms in Poland” by Dr. Anna Kurowicka and Dr. Ela Przybylo.

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