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Protests are an inherent part of social change and activism. Women’s right to vote, the civil rights movement, and many other important social movements throughout history could not have progressed and amassed the support necessary for things to change without the power of peaceful dissent.

Last month the chairperson of the CRC Program published an open letter on behalf of the program’s steering committee, which urged university presidents in the program to make a “concerted effort to address the under representation of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities) in nominations for Canada Research Chair positions.”

Many professional athletes also feel that the femininity and therefore the validity of a woman is questioned the minute she enters sports. As former Olympic gold medallist in downhill skiing Kerrin Lee-Gartner identifies, the competitiveness needed to compete is celebrated among young boys, but frowned upon for young girls.

One of the voices that will be celebrated at the event is that of Amy Iliza, who made her spoken word debut back in Sept. 2015 at House of PainT’s OG 500 poetry slam competition, where she also met Fragiskatos. The two kept in touch after the competition, leading Fragiskatos to ask Iliza to perform at Fire and Ice when she was putting together the showcase.

Human Rights Watch is an NGO that conducts research and advocacy missions concerning human rights around the world. Muscati focuses on the impact of conflicts and human rights violations on civilians, specifically women and girls.

“This experience that the program offers is one of a kind,” said Lethania Martinez, one of the 11 mentors. “Being in the market and having access to these equipments and machinery, and amazing professors guiding you. That experience at the age that those students have is amazing.”

NDP to encourage calm discussion on citizenship dilemma NDP Leader Tom Mulcair chats with Mayor Denis Coderre, left, during a campaign stop in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan iPolitics (CUP)—NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is urging tolerance and a calmer discussion about religious needs to wear face coverings when applying for …

Recent rumours depicting Planned Parenthood as the big bad wolf has forced the Ottawa branch’s president, Lauren Dobson-Hughes, to make a plea to the public for support.

Letter to the Editor

To the editors and writers at the Fulcrum, After attending the Capital Hoops games on Friday, Feb. 6, and reading some of the reviews and articles about them over the weekend, I must say that I am quite upset and disappointed with the level of attention and importance given to the women’s game in comparison to the men’s. When I …

Christian women come together to share faith, work for social change  Photo courtesy of Matt Sangalli As I walked in to the Algonquin Commons Theatre, a number of young men greeted me enthusiastically, but I looked past and saw them: the women. Twice a year, MyChurch, a local Ottawa Christian church, hosts a We Are …

“Ideally, I’d have a PhD, I’d be a professor, my research would be fantastic, it wouldn’t suffer; but I’d also be able to have a family. I’d be married, I’d have children, and somehow my career wouldn’t have to take a hit because I took time off to have a kid—but my family also wouldn’t suffer after I go back to work after giving birth,” she said. “I wonder if it’s really possible to have all of those things.”

So I got thinking about other fabulous females in sports and came up with a few of my favourites—both real and fictional—who have said “Screw you, gender norms” and played with the boys. If you’ve been struggling to find some inspiration to get moving, check out the following chicks who kick ass at their sport.

DiMeglio is not the first female high schooler to play football in her state—records indicate 523 teenage female Floridians have donned football gear since 1973—but no other woman has ever held the prestigious position of decision-maker for her high school team.

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