FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revoked Weinstein’s membership. The decision, reached Saturday in an emergency session, comes in the wake of recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against him going back decades.(Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File) A panel that includes scholars from the University of Victoria will explore the meaning of feminism following widespread allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape against powerful men like disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

Panel featuring UVic scholars explores feminism

A panel discussion featuring academics from the University of Victoria will focus on what organizers call the F-word: feminism.

The third Women in Leadership panel discussion scheduled for Nov. 29 at Victoria’s St. Ann’s Academy explores what feminism means to women from different walks of life and the challenges they face in their respective roles.

“Feminism is for everybody who believes in equality and justice for all, ” said Kathy Sanford of UVic’s faculty of education, who will chair the panel. “Today’s world desperately needs strong feminist voices and perspectives to redress power imbalances and to change the world.”

Astrid Pérez Piñán, assistant professor at UVic’s school of public administration, and Val Napoleon, chair of Aboriginal justice and director of Indigenous law research unit at UVic, will join Stanford, as well Layla Robbie of West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund) and Grade 11 Claremont student Jennifer Dayton on the panel, which the Society of Friends of St. Ann’s Academy (SFSAA) have sponsored.

Lifecycles Project Society will provide light refreshments made from fresh produce. Admission to the panel discussion is by donation.

Just Posted

B.C. needs Disability Act: Victoria council

Council motion asks province to make B.C. barrier free

VIDEO: Uptown Noodlebox restaurant catches fire

Daycare evacuated while crews fight kitchen fire

Dance Victoria Nutcracker contest returns to Oak Bay village

Find Mr. Nutcracker and Tommy Tempo now through Nov. 26 for chacne to win ballet tickets

Victoria Police meet Aboriginal activists for afternoon flick

The group gathered as part of ongoing series of events supporting reconciliation efforts

Oak Bay snags Colonist Cup in 1-0 battle

Oak Bay, Reynolds senior boys soccer teams head for provincials Nov. 22

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest

In 2014, beetle activity went from a few spots around Jasper’s townsite to rampant

Most Read