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March 2017

Flip the Script: Evening Sessions

Thursdays in March (9, 16, 23 and 30), 6 to 9pm
12 hour sexual assault resistance training, open to all self-identified women currently enrolled at Concordia University of Edmonton.

Bringing in the Bystander

This workshop will introduce the bystander model, show how the bystander model applies to sexual violence, and illustrate how to develop skills as a bystander.

November 2016

Refugee Awareness for Enhanced Service Delivery

November 17, 12:30 to 4:30 pm — L110
A half-day workshop on creating welcome and inclusive environments that ensure sustainable and successful resettlement of refugees.

Lindsey’s Legacy for Life

November 21, 12 to 1 pm — HA009
Lindsey, a young man who struggled with addictions and mental health issues, passed away in 2012. Lindsey’s mom, Christine, will share his story, and inspire participants to care for people with addictions and mental health issues.

Art with Impact: Movies for Mental Health

November 30, 4 to 6 pm — Tegler Student Centre
A festival of short films focusing on Mental Health with discussion following, Art with Impact will empower Concordians to gain a better understanding of mental health on campus, to hear inspiring and empowering stories about mental health, and to learn more about accessing resources on campus and in the community.

October 2016

Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence

October 1-2, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Two-day course offering women of all ages and abilities the opportunity to practice easy physical and verbal self-defence techniques. This course is open to CUE students, staff, and faculty.

Leading Change

October 3, 12 to 1 pm — HA015
The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters in conjunction with the Edmonton Eskimos present the Leading Change program. Mike Reilly and J.C. Sherritt of the Edmonton Eskimos speak about respectful relationships, and recognizing and interrupting inappropriate and abusive behaviour.

Flip the Script

October 6, 13, 20, and 27; 6 to 9 pm
12 hour sexual assault resistance training divided into four 3-hour units, open to all self-identified women currently enrolled at Concordia University of Edmonton.

EPS & EMS Fentanyl Presentation

October 12, 12 to 1 pm — HA015
Fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more powerful than morphine, is often mixed into street drugs, such as ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and caffeine pills. Fentanyl was linked to 272 deaths last year in Alberta. A member of the Edmonton Police Service and an Emergency Medical Technician will discuss the prevalence of fentanyl in Edmonton, and the risks associated with fentanyl.

The Pass System

October 26, 12 to 1:30 pm — Huehn Theatre
The Pass System (trailer) is a Canadian documentary film about the pass system, a former Canadian government policy, in which Indigenous people were segregated on their reserves. The film maker, Alex Williams, will facilitate a discussion following a screening of the film.

September 2016

#RethinkTheDrink

September 26, 4 to 6 pm — Huehn Theatre
Introducing #RethinkTheDrink––a student-focused cross-country talkback tour and national health initiative to combat binge drinking on Canadian campuses. #RethinkTheDrink will facilitate an important conversation on the potentially hazardous relationship students have with binge drinking. This event will include a showing of the documentary Girls’ Night Out, followed by an in-depth audience and panel discussion.

ConcordiaTalks Consent Cafe: The Hunting Ground

September 28, 3 to 6 pm — Tegler Student Centre
Join ConcordiaTalks for tea, muffins, and an afternoon showing of 2015 documentary The Hunting Ground (trailer),  a film about the incidence of sexual violence on post-secondary campuses. Afterwards ConcordiaTalks will facilitate a conversation about Concordia’s policy on Sexual Violence, how to support survivors, and a call to action to end sexual violence.

—Trigger warning: this film deals with the topic of sexual violence—