March 9, 2004  
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The Activist Café
For many normal students, the life of an activist is an adventurous and inaccessible one filled with sleeping on floors, faraway from the real world. Oxfam UWO is changing all that this weekend.

On Saturday, Mar. 13, starting at 10:30 a.m. a series of events will be held in Huron University College’s Great Hall, said third-year media, information and technoculture student Kamilla Pietrzyk. “It’s about different, interesting lifestyles lived by people you wouldn’t directly meet,” she said.

According to Pietrzyk, speakers will be discussing various subjects, such as combining activism and academia, the “simple life,” non-corporate issues and other topics usually alien to most students. “Each of the speakers are radical in their own way.

“Students oft`en feel frustrated because there are social justice movements that don’t reflect everyday life,” she noted. “[The speakers] have practical advice on how to make your life better and bring positive change.

“Everyone is welcome, everyone should bring a friend and a mug for the free coffee,” Pietrzyk added.

—Marshall Bellamy

Girls in history
When you read your trusty old history textbook, do you ever wonder what women were doing while their husbands and sons were off fighting in all those wars? In the spirit of the International Women’s Week, the History Society would like to answer that question.

The Arts Students’ Council and History Society will present “HerStory” on Monday, Mar. 15. The event will take place in Conron Hall in University College from 4 to 5 p.m.

“It is an event celebrating women in history and their contributions to history,” explained arts councillor Julia Rady. The event will feature keynote speaker Alison Conway from the English department.

Refreshments will follow the event, and there will be a $2 donation at the door, with profits going to the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of London.

“It’s an opportunity to celebrate and meet other people interested in women’s issues,” Rady noted.

—Kate Daley



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