From 2014 to 2021, the Atwater Library and Computer Centre is conducting an important project funded by Status of Women Canada aimed at preventing and eliminating cyberviolence against girls and young women. Cyberviolence (e.g. cyberbullying, Internet luring and cyberstalking) and sexual violence are complex problems that requires nuanced and multi-pronged approaches. There is a pressing
Context We are conducting an important three-year project funded by Status of Women Canada addressing the issue of rape culture. Our project focuses on partnerships with colleges/CEGEPs to develop policy solutions, pedagogical strategies and knowledge mobilization approaches that respond to this problem. We believe that college campuses are an important point of engagement addressing rape
Content Warning: These articles include descriptions of sexual assault. This brilliant NPR investigation shines a light on people with disabilities and how sexual assault affects them. Most importantly, it debunks myths about how sexual assaults affects people with disabilities and raises awareness to the general public.
PB&J tackles bullying and questions teenage stereotypes If you are looking for a fun theatre show to spark discussion with your kids about identity, stereotypes and bullying this summer, this St-Ambroise FRINGE Festival production is the one for you! Presented at the MainLine theatre this June, PB&J is a Québécois youth theatre adaptation of a cult
Here’s another podcast from the No Filter series — an interview with feminist artist Barbara Kruger. The iconic artist discusses “curated selfies, owning a font, and why we all need likes.” Listen here.
No Filter: Women Owning it Online is a podcast series that explores what it means to be a woman online. This episode features Jasmyn Lawson, former culture editor at Giphy. “That’s the search engine that houses all those looped videos we use to express emotion – and ourselves – online. But when Jasmyn started working there,
Over the past year, new initiatives have been and continue to be set in motion to provide safety for women attending summer festivals and other outdoor events in Montreal. There are often occurrences of sexual harassment at these events, and Mayor Valerie Plante — along with others — has vowed to make them safer spaces
The Our Turn National Action Plan is a student-led movement to end campus sexual violence. It is made up of 20 student associations across 8 provinces in Canada, including the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and Concordia Student Union (CSU). The movement includes a ratings system on sexual violence policies at Universities. View the
Check out this podcast from Revisionist History: http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/01-the-lady-vanishes “In the late 19th, a painting by a virtually unknown artist took England by storm: ‘The Roll Call’ but after that brilliant first effort, the artist all but disappeared. Why? The Lady Vanishes explores the world of art and politics to examines the strange phenomenon of the “token”—the
In this video, Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, speaks on how she started the movement, where it is headed, and how community action can lead to social justice and healing for victims of sexual violence.
This is the Atwater Library & Computer Centre’s Needs Assessment for Preventing and Eliminating Rape Culture: External – Needs Assessment.pdf
This literature review offers an overview of research on transgender, genderqueer, non-conforming and questioning (TGNQ) students’ experiences of sexual violence on college campuses. In addition to synthesizing and critically assessing available data and knowledge on TGNQ students affected by campus sexual violence, it offers suggestions for future research, including important methodological and theoretical considerations. (Written
Concordia’s undergraduate feminist art and art history magazine, Yiara, has posted about a powerful art series, created by Ursula Oberhozer, that addresses issues of sexual assault and a woman’s right to control over her own body. Oberhozer says, “The drawings and the series of under-wears represent women’s right to decide when sexual intimacy is
This year, McGill University held its first lavender graduation ceremony – a ceremony that honors and empowers students from the LGBTQ+ community. In an article for the Montreal Gazette, journalist Brendan Kelly spoke with Michael David Miller, chair of the organizing committee of The Launch of
Held on March 22 in buildings across the Downtown campus, from library classrooms to publicly-accessible booths in the Arts building foyer, Growth on the Horizon was composed of workshops and themed discussions through which students were reminded of the pervasiveness of sexual assault and the ways in which survivors can begin to outsource their pain