Weekly Briefs: Feb. 18 – 22, 2019

Words for Change workshop 

STU Sustainability will be hosting their first Words for Change workshop on Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m.  on campus. The workshop is about the Sisson Project and its impact on First Nations communities. The Sisson Mine is an open-pit of tungsten and molybdenum located in New Brunswick near Napadogan, Juniper and Stanley. This mine dumps waste into the Nashwaak river.

The workshop will focus on changes made to the legislation regarding the project, as well as discuss the most pressing issues it poses. Attendees will collaborate on letters to be sent to local members of parliament and Environment Canada.

Breaking Stereotypes

The University of New Brunswick Student Union is hosting a screening of a documentary they created as part of their breaking stereotypes campaign. The documentary features members of the community speaking about gender norms, gender discrimination, feminism and toxic masculinity. The screening is on Feb. 27 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 303 in Tilley Hall at UNB.

Novel writing course

A novel writing course started on Jan. 24 and will be held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. until March 21. The course is taught by Terry Armstrong, author of The Girls from Alcyone and The Machines of Bellatrix, and is held at the University of New Brunswick Art Centre. The course focuses on topics like narrative structure, character development, plots and publishing.

Although the deadline for the January to March classes has passed, another round of classes will be available from April 25 to June 13.

Anyone can participate, including new writers. The cost is $155 plus tax.

Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial

The women and gender studies program at STU is hosting a screening of the documentary Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial on March 13 from 9 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. The film focuses on Mandi Gray, a victim of sexual assault, and her activism for justice for victims of sexual assault in Canada.

Margaret Campbell, women and gender studies professor, and Josephine Savarese, criminology and criminal law professor, are hosting the screening. The documentary will be shown in Ted Daigle Auditorium.