Tag: community

Pro-Love

You may have noticed that we’re not big fans of woulda-coulda-shoulda in Holla-land. Gender-based denials of people’s agency and right to self-determination are wrong, and have no place here. Unfortunately, there’s a bus full of protesters in Halifax this week that feel differently. We disagree with the tone, tactics, and message of the protesters who are … Continued

Chalk Walk June 16th

We had our first ever chalk walk in Halifax on Sunday! It was pretty amazing. A group of people got together on the Halifax commons to spend a sunny afternoon drawing and writing on the pathways. A lot of people stopped to read as they were walking or biking in the park, and we had … Continued

ConsentFEST 2012

Have you heard of ConsentFEST yet? ConsentFEST is a 1.5 day conference presented by the South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre (aka SoHo, formerly the Dalhousie Women’s Centre) and the Saint Mary’s Women’s Centre. ConsentFEST strives to create spaces where everyone can gain a broader understanding of how consent narratives, sex-positivity, and challenging rape culture can come … Continued

Let’s go steady, Halifax!

Won’t you wear our pin? These dashing accessories are currently available (by donation) at Propeller Brewery (2015 Gottingen Street). We’re also planning to get a batch of them to Argyle Fine Art (1559 Barrington Street) by the end of this week. (More locations to come, we hope. If you’re local and would like to host our … Continued

Hollaback! Against Campus Harassment

REPOSTED from indiegogo.com By collecting students’ reports of harassment in a safe and shareable way, we will develop a crowd-sourced initiative to end campus harassment on 10 college campuses over the next year. Our efforts will break the silence that has perpetrated sexual violence on college campuses, pronounce that any gender-based violence is unacceptable, and create a … Continued

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 17 May 2012

As this is being written, tomorrow is just a couple hours away. Tomorrow (Thursday) is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Halifax is marking the day with a gathering in Grand Parade Square at 6PM tomorrow. This year, the theme is “Reclaiming our space, reclaiming our rights.” There will be ASL interpreters for the event. … Continued

Adopt-A-Dread for Avalon

Melinda Norris has been growing her hair for ten years. It’s locked in dreads up to one metre long. And she’s about to shave it all off. Melinda’s baring her scalp to raise funds for the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. Avalon provides services for those affected by sexual violence. Unfortunately, they have a six month … Continued