Program Guide


Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

CJSF Women's Collective
Women's Voices

The CJSF Women's Collective presents interview with women, feminist news, and music by women. If you have comments or questions, or want to get involved, email

Upcoming Highlights

Realists and Idealists: Women of the Easter Rising, 1916

a lecture from Dr. McAuliffe, a professor of Women’s Studies at the University College Dublin
In April of 2016, Dr. Mary McAuliffe visited SFU for a talk titled: “Realists and Idealists: Women of the Easter Rising, 1916”. Dr. McAuliffe, a professor of Women’s Studies at the University College Dublin, spent the hour discussing the feminist, socialist labour history of the Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, during which Irish Republicans fought for their independence from British rule. Much of the conversation around the Easer Rising focuses on men, but Dr. McAliffe brings to light the significant role women, particularly young women, played in the rebellion. Dr. McAuliffe has recently published her book documenting these women, titled “Realists and Idealists: 77 Women of the Easter Rising.” This presentation was co-sponsored by the SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Irish Embassy, the Irish Women’s Network of BC, Cafe Minerva, and SFU’s Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, History, and Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies.

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Dr Vandana Shiva - "Ecofeminist Visionary"

from Scripps College Humanities Institute's Fall 2003 program "Poverty"
The Ecofeminist Visionary: Dr Vandana Shiva, world renowned activist and educator around commodification, especially of nature and cultural resources, will be in Vancouver for the Indian Summer Festival 2016!

To familiarize you with her incredible work, from the CJSF archives, here is Dr. Shiva's lecture recorded as part of the Scripps College Humanities Institute's Fall 2003 program "Poverty." The Program in Science, Technology, and Society of the Claremont Colleges was also a co-sponsor of this event. Thank you to LA Sound Posse for the recording.


Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist at the University of Punjab, and completed her Ph.D. on the ‘Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory’ from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy.

In 1991 she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources – especially native seed – and to promote organic farming and fair trade. For last two decades, Navdanya has worked with local communities and organisations, serving more than 500,000 men and women farmers. Navdanya’s efforts have resulted in the conservation of more than 3000 rice varieties from across India, and the organisation has established 60 seed banks in 16 states across the country. In 2004, Dr. Shiva started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K.

Dr. Shiva has contributed in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Her books The Violence of the Green Revolution and Monocultures of the Mind pose essential challenges to the dominant paradigm of non-sustainable, industrial agriculture. Through her books Biopiracy, Stolen Harvest and Water Wars, Dr. Shiva has made visible the social, economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalisation. Dr. Shiva chairs the Commission on the Future of Food set up by the Region of Tuscany in Italy, she is a Board member of the International Forum on Globalisation (IGF), and a member of the Steering Committee of the Indian People’s Campaign Against the WTO. Time Magazine has hailed her as an environmental hero and Asia Week called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia and Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe.

Internationally, Dr. Shiva serves on Prince Charles’s expert group on Sustainable Agriculture and she is a member of President Zapatero’s Scientific Committee in Spain. Dr. Shiva advises governments worldwide, and is currently working with the Government of Bhutan to make Bhutan 100% organic. She is also working with the Governments of Tuscany and Rome to create a hopeful and livable future for young people in these times of crises

Surrey & the White Gaze

roundtable discussion on gender & race in MetroVancouver
The first show from the newest Women's Collective at CJSF!

Self proclaimed Surrey Girls Satwinder, Monica and Shaoli lead a discussion on the implications and stereotypes of living in or being from Surrey in regards to race.

The girls go on to connect this with their experiences at SFU, which has campuses in Surrey, Vancouver and Burnaby.

Women's Work

Trade Wear for Women, Mother's Day
in studio with the new women's collective members Satwinder, Monica and Hanna, plus a call from Nathalie of the community forum team.

In celebration of MayDay (May 1) we hear from Catherine Brady, a woman working in the forestry industry who is campaigning for work and safety gear specifically tailored for women in trades. Interview by Laura Scheck.

Then, in celebration of Mother's Day the women's collective members discuss their mothers with stories of what our mothers sacrificed.

Period Panties and Feminist News!

Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck, & Emily Lougheed
Today on IntraVenus, we interview KPU graduate Sara Jonsdottir on her new line of menstrual lingerie, Revol Girl. We talk menstrual stigma, cultural norms, and dispelling the idea you can't look good while on your period!You can find Sara's super fab lingerie on Instagram at @revolgirl and @saragudny.

On the second half of IntraVenus, Laura, Kitty, & Emily discuss the rise in DIY abortions in America, Zari - the new 6-year-old feminist Sesame Street character in Afghanistan, protests against forced sterilization in Peru, St. Vincent's upcoming feminist horror film project, and more!

Heather Haley & Suzanne Tabata - Women in Vancouver's Early Punk Scene


Today on IntraVenus we air a talk from October 13, 2015 by Heather Haley (previously in the band, 'The Zellots', and author of 'The Town Slut's Daughter) and Suzanne Tabata (producer of documentary 'Bloodied and Unbowed'). They talk about their individual projects, both focusing on women in Vancouver's early punk scene.

Memorializing the Displaced Sex Workers of the West End


A recording of the talks by Jamie Lee Hamilton & Becky Ross at the SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies' Maggie Benston Lecture Series on February 25th.

"Never Forgotten: Memorializing Sex Workers Expelled from Vancouver’s West End"

A joint presentation exploring the mass expulsion of sex workers from Vancouver’s West End in 1984. The West End Sex Workers Memorial will be introduced as one part of broader feminist, queer, trans and anti-colonial campaigns for truth and reconciliation.

X-Files, Planned Parenthood, and more Feminist News!


Today Laura, Kitty, and Debbie bring you this week's Feminist News Updates!

-Gillian Anderson gets offered half of David Duchovny's salary for X-Files revival
-The Senate was all women for one day (but was that a good thing?)
-Planned Parenthood defamatory videos debunked
-#1000BlackGirlBooks Book Drive
-Oxford English Dictionary sexism
-Muslim Women and #TraditionallySubmissive

Reproductive Rights


Today Laura and Kitty discuss the history of reproductive rights in Canada and how colonialism, racism, ableism, classism, and sexism all intersect with access to reproductive services. We also discuss the issues surrounding access to reproductive services in modern-day Canada and America.

Track list:
1) Nina Hagen - Unbeschreiblich Weiblich
2) Lunachicks - Fallopian Rhapsody
3) Ani DiFranco - Lost Woman Song
4) Cat Power - Nude as the News

Who Tells Rape Jokes?

Laura Scheck and Kitty Cooke
We interview Emma Cooper, co-producer of Hot Art Wet City's upcoming sold out comedy show: Rape is Real and Everywhere. It features survivors using humor to talk about their own experiences of rape.

Link to event page:

During the second half of IntraVenus, Laura and Kitty bring you this week's Feminist News Updates, including Gambia banning Female Genital Mutilation, Utah's newest lesbian mayor, the controversy around David Bowie and statutory rape, and a brief review of the film 'Carol'.

Feminist News & Self-Care


Kitty and Laura bring you some feminist news updates, discussing new information in the James Deen rape allegations; the federal government's announcement of a new Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; Film screening and panel on 'Fighting the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Women in Congo'; and a recent fat-shaming study conducted by SFU's Beedie School of Business.

Kitty and Laura also discuss self-care at this particularly stressful of time of the year and offer self-care tips.

FemCon Features:

Deap Vally - Walk of Shame
Frazey Ford - Runnin'
Findlay - Wolfback

Tune in next Wednesday for our FEMINIST GIFT GUIDE EPISODE.

Abortion Caravan & Feminist News


Kitty and Laura bring you some feminist news updates, including breaking news on the James Deen rape allegations, Saudi Arabian women running in election, and the shooting at San Bernadino.

The final segment of the episode is a piece produced by Kitty and Laura in which they discuss the Vancouver Women's Caucus, its connection to SFU, and the 1970 Abortion Caravan/Cavalcade.