Monthly Archives: March 2012

Treasure Trove for BC Women’s History

The West Kootenay Women’s Association Digital History Project, under direction of Marcia Braundy, has just made available a treasure trove for BC woman’s history and feminisms.  The timelined site provides easy navigation and documentation for students, teachers, or researchers interested in localizing history through the everyday records of women and pro-feminist activists in the Kootenays.  Students of history are given a rare glimpse of the types of records that it took to sustain a feminist movement and culture, and scale up activism to change across the province and country.  Records such as the West Kootenay Women’s Association newsletters and images are priceless!  Well done Marcia and thank you!!!

Marcia Braundy’s Men & Women and Tools

Technology Studies alumna and HWL friend, Marcia Braundy, is presenting and representing Men & Women and Tools.  The book began as Marcia’s PhD research and builds on her longstanding activism and feminism of masculinities.  In her PhD program, Marcia wrote a stage script for a play by the same title, which was ultimately performed by UBC drama students and screened in courses at UBC.

At the end of this month, Marcia will be presenting on the new book at the American Men’s Studies Conference in Minneapolis.  We are extremely proud of Marcia’s work and her research with the West Kootenay Women’s Association Digital History Project, who by the way, just launched a new digital history website.

New Youth Studies Graduate Program at Calgary

Talkin’ Bout Their Generation:
Empowered Youth in an Era of Chaos and Indecision

Keynote speaker:
Dr. Henry Giroux
Global Television Chair, McMaster University
Youth in Revolt: Coming of Age in an Era of Savage Inequality 
Wednesday April 11, 2012

Registration is free, however participants are asked to register by March 15.  See updates and schedule for this two-day event and launch of Calgary’s Youth Studies Program.

Shirley R. Steinberg
Chair and Director
Werklund Foundation Center for Youth Leadership Education
Professor of Youth Studies, University of Calgary