Welcome to the IWD Month of events e-mail! All of our events are on our Facebook Page: Join us there! https://www.facebook.com/sfu.womencentre

March 5th: In the Kitchen with Colin: Cooking with Gender: Yes, all genders at the stove!
March 7th: Big-O, Big-O Pancake Breakfast – Everyone come on by! Social Housing Coalition BC‘s SFU volunteers and SFU Food Bank will be present!
March 9th (+16th): Self-Defense class for self-identified women and gender queer women.
March 11th: Sexual Assault Support Centre at UBC visits SFU: All stakeholders in sexual health and anti-violence work on campus welcome!
March 15th: SFU Student Parents and Kids Night: n
Save the dates of March 19th, 22nd +  26th for events happening at Surrey, Harbour Centre and Burnaby campus!

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING: We need poster runners, artists, zine assemblers, griddle gods and goddesses and folks willing to put handbills out and around the place, and to people!

We’ve tried to make the balance between too many e-mails and too few: We’d like you to know about our events happening over the next month to give you time to drop by. Many of our events have a little food to tide student energy over because we know, as some of you do that these last two months are the toughest on finding food, or finding time to make food.

In the Kitchen with Colin has to be postponed last year but it is on for Tuesday March 5th, @ 3  pm. Come taste traditional Jamaican food created by Colin demo’ing the long standing tradition of men knowing how to cook… and well! Valentines day would have been a good day but his wife Joy had him for herself!

Our big Pancake Breakfast takes off on Thursday March 7th @ 10am: We’re coming with all the fixin’s as usual AND some solid supports for you all in the form of the SFU Food Bank display so you know what’s available and where to go. The Social Housing Coalition of BC has a strong SFU student contingent and so they will be there to bring you up to speed on the issue before the Provincial election.  RSVP on Facebook and spread the word! The Centre library and office will be greeting you as we always do to for support on research and community connection!

Self-Defense Class for women and gender-queer women is on March 9th + 16th (2 Saturdays for 12 hours) 11 am – 5 pm. We welcome you, your friends  and sister-friends, Kwantlen students, to participate in techniques for getting home safe and alive. $25 – $100 sliding scale. All proceeds to the instructor. We’re  looking forward to supporting strength and courage!

Sexual Assault Support Centre at UBC comes to SFU: March 11th @ 5:30 pm how they started, how they work, how they serve!

SFU Student Parents, Partners and kids Night: Undergrad and Grad parents together: March 15th. Parents of all Genders, partners and kids come together for dinner and art-filled discussion

We have 4 more events coming up that we know you’ll want to make time for so put aside March 19, 22 +26th in your minds….in your minds… in your minds….

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SFSS Elections are in the thick of campaigning! Please read the candidates platforms and better yet go to the All Candidates meeting! http://elections.sfss.ca/

GSS Elections are also underway with an All Candidates platform on March 5th: http://sfugradsociety.ca/event/gss-elections-candidate-debate

Sustainable SFUs AGM is coming up on March 11th: https://www.facebook.com/events/119237894921973/

SFPIRG: Congrats on a successful quorate AGM!

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OUT ON CAMPUS: Celebrates Queer Awareness week: March 11- 16th! http://sfss.ca/out-on-campus/news
 
FNSA: SFU’s First Nations Student Association our good neighbours are kicking of an Aboriginal Peoples and Crim Series:  March 6th at Harbour Centre: Watch their FB space!

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FAQ: What’s the Centre and is it needed? We’ve got surveys rolling in and the overwhelming answer is yes… from all genders. We did have one person who’s female identified who thinks we’re too left wing. She hasn’t been to our events or our space with Centre folks with differing opinions than ours. It’s not all one big Feminist party in here. It is one of respect, tho. Key.

FAQ:  The 24 hour lounge is that for real? Yes, it is. The lounge is one that welcomes self-identified females and gender queer female bodied folks. We are not a shelter if someone is homeless. We have many regular Centre users for a variety of reasons, from sleeping (yes, you’ve heard that), to meetings for projects, to study, to refuge, to finding resources and so on. It is not a space that just serves `damaged’ women, `lefties’ or people who hate men. We’d ask that folks really lose the stereotypes and come for a visit. Thanks! 
 
FAQ: I’m confused. Can I really come in the office if I don’t identify as female? We keep that door open anytime we’re open if it’s not too cold. There’s a reason for that – it’s because we mean what we say. The Library is part of the Rotunda library system and we have the office open for all genders. Every women’s centre has its style of operating what its principles are…. Ours grow and evolve as we see the changing demographic of students, and student identities. We know this because we strive to practice a solid welcome. New people every day!

FAQ: So, really we can come to the events? Okay – come by our Pancake Breakfast and we’ll give you a tour of the Office and you can see how tiny the lounge is, too tiny to be a scary.

FAQ: What do volunteers do? We have volunteer positions for supporting events, creating events and leading on events. We have awesome geeky positions for our library and we have jobs for those days when you need to do something mindless with your hands. At the end of the shift you  may have created necessary resources that we distribute! womenctr@sfss.ca for deets.

FAQ: Who the heck contacts you anyways? We get contacted by Business students, Arts students, Science students from Graduate and Undergrad levels.All genders too. Come by TC3014. Or visit our Facebook page and friend us to see. https://www.facebook.com/sfu.womencentre

FAQ: So, no really you’re just swimming in the SFU pond? No, we have connections with other Student union groups, community organizations and especially our alumni. We get asked to support events and logistics for things of benefit to everyone not *just* female SFU students.

The SFU Women’s Centre is supported by an amazing evolving but steady group of students on it’s Collective. We have a team of volunteers of all genders and hope to see you soon!

if you want to be taken off the list: Please go to the My SFU system and go into the mailing lists. We have over 1500 students and while we do our best to track your e-mail we have 20+ lists.

See you next week! Don’t forget the Food Bank is there for YOU! Welcome to the IWD Month of events e-mail! All of our events are on our Facebook Page: Join us there! https://www.facebook.com/sfu.womencentre

March 5th: In the Kitchen with Colin: Cooking with Gender: Yes, all genders at the stove!
March 7th: Big-O, Big-O Pancake Breakfast – Everyone come on by! Social Housing Coalition BC‘s SFU volunteers and SFU Food Bank will be present!
March 9th (+16th): Self-Defense class for self-identified women and gender queer women.
March 11th: Sexual Assault Support Centre at UBC visits SFU: All stakeholders in sexual health and anti-violence work on campus welcome!
March 15th: SFU Student Parents and Kids Night: n
Save the dates of March 19th, 22nd +  26th for events happening at Surrey, Harbour Centre and Burnaby campus!

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING: We need poster runners, artists, zine assemblers, griddle gods and goddesses and folks willing to put handbills out and around the place, and to people!

We’ve tried to make the balance between too many e-mails and too few: We’d like you to know about our events happening over the next month to give you time to drop by. Many of our events have a little food to tide student energy over because we know, as some of you do that these last two months are the toughest on finding food, or finding time to make food.

In the Kitchen with Colin has to be postponed last year but it is on for Tuesday March 5th, @ 3  pm. Come taste traditional Jamaican food created by Colin demo’ing the long standing tradition of men knowing how to cook… and well! Valentines day would have been a good day but his wife Joy had him for herself!

Our big Pancake Breakfast takes off on Thursday March 7th @ 10am: We’re coming with all the fixin’s as usual AND some solid supports for you all in the form of the SFU Food Bank display so you know what’s available and where to go. The Social Housing Coalition of BC has a strong SFU student contingent and so they will be there to bring you up to speed on the issue before the Provincial election.  RSVP on Facebook and spread the word! The Centre library and office will be greeting you as we always do to for support on research and community connection!

Self-Defense Class for women and gender-queer women is on March 9th + 16th (2 Saturdays for 12 hours) 11 am – 5 pm. We welcome you, your friends  and sister-friends, Kwantlen students, to participate in techniques for getting home safe and alive. $25 – $100 sliding scale. All proceeds to the instructor. We’re  looking forward to supporting strength and courage!

Sexual Assault Support Centre at UBC comes to SFU: March 11th @ 5:30 pm how they started, how they work, how they serve!

SFU Student Parents, Partners and kids Night: Undergrad and Grad parents together: March 15th. Parents of all Genders, partners and kids come together for dinner and art-filled discussion

We have 4 more events coming up that we know you’ll want to make time for so put aside March 19, 22 +26th in your minds….in your minds… in your minds….

==========================
SFSS Elections are in the thick of campaigning! Please read the candidates platforms and better yet go to the All Candidates meeting! http://elections.sfss.ca/

GSS Elections are also underway with an All Candidates platform on March 5th: http://sfugradsociety.ca/event/gss-elections-candidate-debate

Sustainable SFUs AGM is coming up on March 11th: https://www.facebook.com/events/119237894921973/

SFPIRG: Congrats on a successful quorate AGM!

==========================

OUT ON CAMPUS: Celebrates Queer Awareness week: March 11- 16th! http://sfss.ca/out-on-campus/news
 
FNSA: SFU’s First Nations Student Association our good neighbours are kicking of an Aboriginal Peoples and Crim Series:  March 6th at Harbour Centre: Watch their FB space!

==========================

FAQ: What’s the Centre and is it needed? We’ve got surveys rolling in and the overwhelming answer is yes… from all genders. We did have one person who’s female identified who thinks we’re too left wing. She hasn’t been to our events or our space with Centre folks with differing opinions than ours. It’s not all one big Feminist party in here. It is one of respect, tho. Key.

FAQ:  The 24 hour lounge is that for real? Yes, it is. The lounge is one that welcomes self-identified females and gender queer female bodied folks. We are not a shelter if someone is homeless. We have many regular Centre users for a variety of reasons, from sleeping (yes, you’ve heard that), to meetings for projects, to study, to refuge, to finding resources and so on. It is not a space that just serves `damaged’ women, `lefties’ or people who hate men. We’d ask that folks really lose the stereotypes and come for a visit. Thanks! 
 
FAQ: I’m confused. Can I really come in the office if I don’t identify as female? We keep that door open anytime we’re open if it’s not too cold. There’s a reason for that – it’s because we mean what we say. The Library is part of the Rotunda library system and we have the office open for all genders. Every women’s centre has its style of operating what its principles are…. Ours grow and evolve as we see the changing demographic of students, and student identities. We know this because we strive to practice a solid welcome. New people every day!

FAQ: So, really we can come to the events? Okay – come by our Pancake Breakfast and we’ll give you a tour of the Office and you can see how tiny the lounge is, too tiny to be a scary.

FAQ: What do volunteers do? We have volunteer positions for supporting events, creating events and leading on events. We have awesome geeky positions for our library and we have jobs for those days when you need to do something mindless with your hands. At the end of the shift you  may have created necessary resources that we distribute! womenctr@sfss.ca for deets.

FAQ: Who the heck contacts you anyways? We get contacted by Business students, Arts students, Science students from Graduate and Undergrad levels.All genders too. Come by TC3014. Or visit our Facebook page and friend us to see. https://www.facebook.com/sfu.womencentre

FAQ: So, no really you’re just swimming in the SFU pond? No, we have connections with other Student union groups, community organizations and especially our alumni. We get asked to support events and logistics for things of benefit to everyone not *just* female SFU students.

The SFU Women’s Centre is supported by an amazing evolving but steady group of students on it’s Collective. We have a team of volunteers of all genders and hope to see you soon!

if you want to be taken off the list: Please go to the My SFU system and go into the mailing lists. We have over 1500 students and while we do our best to track your e-mail we have 20+ lists.

See you next week! Don’t forget the Food Bank is there for YOU!