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
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
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.
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.