International Women's Week 2019: The Politics of Witnessing

International Women's Week 2019: The Politics Of Witnessing

Wednesday, March 6th

Dr. Carrie Rentschler: Bystander Vigilance and the Attention Economies of Social Media

7:00 pm, Nipissing University Weaver Auditorium. Reception to follow.

Drawing on a series of examples from bystander intervention campaigns against sexual violence, this talk examines how the very notion of what it means to respond to violence as a bystander is often modelled on the recording and sharing of digital video and the practices of status updating online. What it means to respond to violence as a bystander, then, can often be dened in ways that are about getting attention rather than arresting violence. Dr. Rentschler is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies at McGill University.

Tuesday, March 5th & Thursday, March 7th

Drag 102

Session One: Tuesday, March 5th at 4pm

Session Two: Thursday, March 7th at 5pm

Nipissing University, Room A137

Ever thought about indulging your inner drag persona? Want to learn more about the history of drag? Looking for a chance to perfect your makeup techniques? These events are for you! For more information visit or email

Thursday, March 7th

SWANS Workshop: Creating Safer and More Inclusive Spaces by and for Women in Sex Work

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Nipissing University

Sex Workers Advisory Network of Sudbury (SWANS) provides a free workshop for service providers, students and other allies in a sex work positive space. Snacks provided. Register to attend at Eventbrite or email

Friday, March 8th

Project ArmHer

2:00 pm, Nipissing University Theatre. Reception to follow.

A powerful multimedia project based on the creative contributions of women with lived experience in sex work, and their allies. Tickets available at the door. Pay what you can. Suggested donation $20, cash and credit card accepted. Free parking in Lot 5.

Friday, March 8th

Drag Show - Canada's Capital Kings: A Night of Drag

Doors open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 9:00pm at the North Bay Museum

Pay what you can.