CORRECTION TO INITIAL MESSAGE FROM THE OSGOODE FEMINIST COLLECTIVE:
As mentioned earlier, this is a meaningful opportunity to connect with allies and advocates within the legal community.We must clarify that the focus of this year’s Feminist Tea is centred on the communities and individuals that the Persons Case of 1929 does not account for. Although this decision did not serve all women in Canada, the anniversary of its passing is a nationally recognized watershed for the rights of women within Canada; as such, it represents both a victory and a loss for movements advocating for the rights and recognition of marginalized groups, historically and in the present day.We ask that you join us in solidarity as we gather for tea, discussion, and reflection on the historical and ongoing advocacy, movements, and victories led by women who identify as Black, Indigenous, women of colour, and LGBTQQ, as well as to reflect on the continued exclusion of these groups from social, political, and legal spaces.As ever, we continue to problematize our feminisms and strive to ensure that they are intersectional and inclusive.
A message from the Osgoode Feminist Collective:
Dear Feminists and Allies,
“The Osgoode Feminist Collective would like to invite you to our Annual Feminist Tea in honor of Persons Day. This event will be taking place in room 2027 this coming Tuesday, October 20th from 12:30-2:30.
This is a great chance to interact with fellow feminists and allies at Osgoode. Come meet feminist faculty and students and celebrate powerful feminists in history.
On Persons Day we celebrate the achievements of feminist movements, while recognizing that there is still much more work to be done.
This will be a safe space open to anyone with an interest in feminism and a spot of tea.