The ShakeUp: Take back the night and doing city politics

ShakeUp co-hosts: Ambreen Walji, Ameen Hassan and Paul Chislett, and CJAM Producer, Nusrat Rahman. We’ll have news, views and musical/spoken word artists to help make this a relevant hour you won’t want to miss!

In the first half hour we discussed  the upcoming Take Back the Night march in Windsor, Oct. 29, 2010. Nusrat Rahman talked with Alyssa Schenck about Take Back the Night, what it means, why it’s important and what you can do.

In the second half hour we talked with Don de Guerre, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University, to get some ideas on how to re-imagine citizen engagement in municipal politics and the need for a new paradigm of democratic participation.

Listen to the program here:

 

PROGRAM NOTES

First Half Hour

 

The city of Windsor is called into action in a march to end violence against women in the annual Take Back the Night march. The Women’s Studies Student Association of the University of Windsor invites women from Windsor and the surrounding area to take part in a rally and march to end violence against women.

This event will take place on October 29th, 2010.

Take Back the Night marches can be traced globally, having originated in the United States in 1975. The significance of these marches is the women-only presence, making the marches symbolic of women’s voices and physical presence in the street at night. It allows for their voices to be heard publicly, to raise awareness on sexual violence, and to support survivors in their healing process.

The Women’s Studies Student Association has worked in collaboration with the Well-Come Centre for Human Potential to bring in keynote speaker Shelley Gilbert of Legal Assistance of Windsor. Following her speech will be a candlelit memorial ceremony and a moment of silence to honour all victims.

The event will start and end at Dieppe Park. The rally will begin at 8pm, with the march to follow at 8:30pm. Men are asked to show their support by participating in the rally but not to march. People of all ages, races, religions, backgrounds and genders are welcome to attend this free event and join us as we work toward a violence-free world.

For more information about this event, please contact:
Alyssa Schenk
226-345-9280
schenka@uwindsor.ca
wssa@uwindsor.ca

And Jennifer at the Well Come Centre for Human Potential:

socialwork@well-comecentre.ca

Second Half Hour

 

Municipal elections occur Monday Oct. 25. All across Ontario citizens have heard all about taxes, services, job creation, and so on. But what can mayors and city councilors really deliver? In a globalized world large corporations, enabled by provincial and federal government, have tremendous sway over the lives of people who are rooted in specific localities. What political and economic power do citizens really have? Is voting every four years participatory or merely a trapping of democracy?

Economic and political power work hand in hand and citizens have neither, while in Windsor/Detroit corporate manufacturing jobs ebb and wane according to head office demands leaving local workers scrambling. To understand about what can be done differently we have on the line from Montreal Dr. Don de Guerre is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University where he teaches Human Systems Intervention at the graduate and undergraduate level. His major area of interest is the development of participative governance and organization and the further development of open systems theory.

Events

Be sure to attend an information forum on the potential Canada-European Free Trade Agreement that will have a significant negative impact on Canadian industry. The Forum will be lead by the NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New West Minster) who has extensive expertise and experience on international trade issues and the underlying complexity that impacts specific industries. This public forum will focus on both European Union Korean Free Trade Agreements.

Thursday October 28th, 2010 at the Teutonia Club, 55 Edinborough Street from 6:00pm-8:00pm Sincerely, Brian Masse M.P. Windsor West

October 28, 2:00 PM,
Moot Court, Ron Ianni Faculty of Law

Nathalie DesRosiers
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
She will speak about violations of rights that occurred at the
Toronto 2010 G20 summit and the action taken by CCLA in
response to these violations.

www.uwindsor.ca/socialjustice

The Centre for Career Education in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies would like to announce the 5th Annual Continuing Education Fair 2010.

E-fair will be hosting over 36 educational institutions that will showcase their Graduate and Post-Graduate programs to University of Windsor students. The goal of the education fair is to provide University of Windsor students with the opportunity to interact with representatives from programs across North America and Internationally. Students will learn about programs and application requirements, application deadlines, and new initiatives.

The 5th Annual Continuing Education Fair will take place:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

CAW Student Centre – Commons Area

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