Women, Activism and Social Change

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 8:30 am to Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 4:30 pm
Contact information
Contact person: 
Mansanga Tanga (Présidente de AÉCSSA)
Registration required: 
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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The Sociology and Anthropology Graduate Student Association (SAGSA) from the University of Ottawa invites you to its annual conference entitled Women, Activism and Social Change. This year’s interdisciplinary conference provides a platform for students and academics to critically assess how women are currently contesting their grievances and how they are mobilising as political activists to bring meaningful and sustaining change in and across their societies. In particular, the purpose of the conference is to interrogate the different expressions or forms of women’s activism (the informal and gendered forms of political mobilisation); how these forms of activism can relate to women’s agency and empowerment; and how such activism are establishing change at all levels of society (locally, nationally and transnationally).

Moreover, the conference offers three workshops, where academics will share their knowledge and experiences on research-related topics. Graduate students of various disciplines working on questions related to women, activism, and/or social change will have the opportunity to ask questions concerning their own work in progress.

The conference will feature Dr. Dominique Masson (Full Professor, University of Ottawa) as its keynote speaker.

First Day: Presentation and Panel Discussion

April 18th, 2018

8:30am to 7:00pm

DMS 12012

Second Day: Research Workshops

April 19th, 2018

10:00am to 4:30pm

FSS 4012


Free (beverages (coffee, tea) and light refreshments will be served)