January 9, 2006: Muslim, feminist and Canadian

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Monday, January 9, 2006
      Contact: Marlene LeGates at 604.986.1911, local 2467

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—The Women’s Studies department at Capilano College presents a free lecture with Itrath Syed on Friday, February 17 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Cedar building, room 148. She will discuss the challenges and present insights into what it means to be a female Muslim feminist in Canada.

      Syed has had a long career of working towards ending violence. She initially started out at a rape crisis centre and then worked at transition houses for battered women and their children. She is a social justice activist involved with the local antiwar movement, in anti-occupation solidarity work, and in resisting the erosion of civil rights and the racial profiling of the Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities in Canada. She is currently working on a master’s degree in Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations.

      The College is located at 2055 Purcell Way in North Vancouver. Parking is $3.

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       For more information, please contact Dr. Marlene LeGates at 604.986.1911, local 2467.