Making Waves





















Monday, March 6th


Feminism 1A03: Introduction to Intersectional Feminism
4:30 - 6pm
MUSC 311

Is your feminism intersectional? Come out to this WGEN workshop to ask questions and learn about the fundamental principles underlying gender equity and ways to practice intersectional feminism in your life!


Talkin Bodies

7 - 9pm

MUSC 220

Come out to this art-based workshop to learn about sexual health with an intersectional twist, and the difficulties in navigating a world where society places  unfair expectations on non normative bodies


Tuesday, March 7th


Crafting Anti-Oppression

2:30 - 4:30

MUSC 204, WGEN Space

Do you ever wish that you had a card you could hand to people every time they made a racist, misogynistic, transphobic and/or queerphobic comment? We’ll be making these cards at this workshop! Come and craft your very own and you’ll go home with several copies of it to hand out! We’ll also be making buttons because buttons are fun.


Dance Party of the WGENeration

9 - 11 PM

Mills Hardware, 95 King Street E.

Come celebrate a week of Making Waves with WGEN at Mills Hardware! There will be a bumpin’ playlist and lots of friendly folks!


Wednesday, March 8th


Feminism 1ZZ3: Faith and Feminism

3:30 - 5:00 pm

SWELL - Wood Room

Relationships with one's religion (or lack thereof) can be complicated. Come join us for a workshop discussion on faith, feminism, and the intersections that arise in our everyday lives. Open to all female and NB friends.


Survivor Zine-Making

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Please contact wgen@msu.mcmaster.ca for the location

Closed Event - open to survivors of sexual violence

Allyship is not a state of being; it is a muscle that needs to be exercised regularly and consistently. In this workshop, we invite survivors of sexual violence to lead the way in describing how best to support them and to create a resource of do’s and dont’s for the McMaster student body and staff.


Thursday, March 9th


Supporting Survivors

12:30 - 2PM

MUSC 318

Join WGEN and McMaster’s Sexual Violence Response Coordinator, Meaghan, as we dispel rape myths and highlight the effects of rape culture at Mac and the greater Hamilton community. The second part of the workshop will address strategies to deal with receiving disclosures, and where to turn to for support. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to support survivors in tangible ways, come out and learn! All are welcome.


Film Screening

8:30 - 11pm

Bridges Cafe

Come, put your feet up, and join WGEN for a Film Screening in Bridges Cafe! All are welcome.


Friday, March 10th

Keynote Speaker: Jay Pitter
12:00 - 2pm

McMaster University's University Club, Great Hall Room

Jay Pitter, MES is an author, placemaker and senior stakeholder engagement professional. Drawing on her professional expertise and childhood experiences growing up in social housing, Jay will explore the vulnerabilities and contributions of women living in cities. Her talk will uncover stories, gender-based statics, and strategies for engaging more women in city-building processes. All are welcome!

Contact Details

Padmaja Sreeram
905-525-9140 x 20265

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