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Introducing SWDEAC Memo to Members

October 3, 2017

This year WUFA's Status of Women, Diversity and Equity Action Committee (SWDEAC) plans to send out a monthly memo to everyone that will provide details on upcoming events, initiatives, and updates related to equity. We hope that you will find our emails informative and providing opportunities for you to participate in some of the action.  Below is our first ‘Memo to Members’.

Thank you for your time and attention.


SWDEAC Memo to Members, October 2017

  1. Call for Donations – Women’s Welcome Centre

Each year WUFA collects donations on behalf of SWDEAC for a worthy cause before the holidays. This year, SWDEAC would like to start the collection early because there is a great need for donations to the Women’s Welcome Centre right now. The Centre helps low-income women and their children who require basic needs. The Centre offers programs to enhance women’s quality of life while empowering women to achieve their personal best.

The Faculty Association will collect donations from now until December 14, 2017.  At this time the Welcome Centre is in high demand for the following items: plastic bags, oatmeal, cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter, canned soup, juice, side-kicks/side dishes, school snacks, new underwear.

Donations can be dropped off at the WUFA office, the “Kerr House” at 366 Sunset Ave between 9 am and 4 pm on weekdays. Thank you for your help!

  1. The 12th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Come out and honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and their families at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil, which will held on Wednesday October 4, 2017 from 6 – 7:30 pm at Dieppe Gardens (end of Ouellette Ave, along Riverside Drive). Click here for more information and contacts.

  1. Resistance and Resilience: Exploring community-based responses to hate - a panel and interactive art session

This is the first in a series of events developed in response to hateful graffiti at the University of Windsor in June of 2017. In the weeks following the discovery of the graffiti, members of the university community responded in a number of ways, including public statements, news segments, strategy sessions, and online discussion. Beyond these initial reactions, we believe that our capacity to address hate speech and violence will be strengthened by taking a proactive approach. This year, we aim to develop dialogue and build community capacity across campus. The speakers at this event will lay some foundations for this work, and will lead into an interactive discussion and art session where participants will be guided to create a “graffiti-back” that will be displayed around campus.

Future events will include a mindfulness workshop for developing skills of individual and collective care, and a workshop exploring concrete ways to be a supportive ally in everyday life.

Everyone is welcome! There will be food and drinks. Please come and be a part of this work!

Date: Thursday October 26, 4-6 pm
Location: McPherson Lounge in Alumni Hall (750 Sunset Ave.)
Speakers include:
Beverly Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
Emily Rosser, Coordinator of the Bystander Initiative, University of Windsor

Coordinators: SWDEAC Committee
Partners: WUFA, OHREA, Office of the Provost, TLJN

  1. The screening of ‘Being You’, A documentary by Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrippers Noah, Nicole, and Stephanie explore what it means to be a student with learning and attention issues. They travel throughout the U.S. talking to diverse leaders who also have learning and attention issues.

Movie screening will take place on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 7 -9 pm at the Fogolar Furlan Club. A panel discussion will follow. Click here for more details and ticket info.

  1. Indigenous Studies Resources

In order to assist the community in finding information on Indigenous Studies, two guides are now available through the Leddy Library: Indigenous Studies Resources for Students (, and; Indigenous Studies Resources oriented to Faculty and Administration (  These resources are by no means exhaustive or prescriptive and are considered to be works in progress, on an ongoing basis. If you have suggestions, recommendations or wish to discuss any aspect of these resources, the contact information is at the bottom of each of the pages online. Both pages were developed with the assistance of members of the University of Windsor community.