Events & Initiatives

Make Your Mark

The Make Your Mark initiative invites members of the Dawson Community to add their own experience to a map of sexual assaults committed in/around the Montreal area.

Share Your Story

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, or have been affected by sexual violence towards another person, then we would like to hear your story. Your ‘story’ could be a poem, a personal narrative, and sound or video production, or a piece of visual artwork. If you would like to contribute, please visit our Share Your Story page to submit your work.

Manifesto for Change

Our project seeks to engage students and staff from across the college in the quest for solutions. From needed cultural shifts to possible reforms in legal practices to ways in which our colleges and universities can become safer places, we will invite students and faculty from different disciplines and programs, as well as the Dawson Student Union (DSU), The Hive: Gender Advocacy Centre, and Campus Life and Leadership to participate in developing a Manifesto for Change. We aim to present the final document during the Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate graduation ceremony in May.

Past Events

Poster - Public Reading - September 20th

Public Reading

September 20th, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Oliver’s (2C)
Please join us at our first public reading of stories submitted to It Happens Here, by members of our own Dawson community. If you have any questions about this event, please send us a message at

Social Sciences Week, February 8-12

Feb. 9th, 11:30-1:00, 5B.16 Lecture by Law Professor Joanne St. Lewis

Dawson’s First International Women’s Week, March 7-11

March 9th, (TBD), Conrod’s A conversation with student leader Anne-Marie Roy As a long-time leader in student politics, Ms. Roy will talk about sexual assault policies in educational institutions, as well as her own experiences with rape culture at the University of Ottawa.

March 10th, 1:00-1:30 p.m., Conrod’s Dancing With the Devil: A Theatre Piece on Sexual Assault, performed by students from Dawson’s Professional Theatre program, and directed by Barbara Kelly (Faculty, Professional Theatre).

March 10th, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Condrod’s Consent Workshop, Sarah Beer (Faculty, Sociology) will lead an interactive session to develop participants’ understanding of the notion of “consent”, and how it is communicated in various situations.
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