International Women's Day with Professor Leah Shumka

Please join Westcoast Community Resources Society to acknowledge & celebrate International Women's Day with Professor Leah Shumka. Free morning and afternoon workshops for service providers and community members alike.


March 08, 2019


Westcoast Community Resources Society


Dr. Leah Shumka


Ucluelet Community Centre
500 Matterson Drive
Ucluelet BC


International Women's Day Morning Workshop: 9 am - noon

Topics covered:

  • History & Importance of International Women's Day
  • Current Status of Women
  • How We Got Here: Feminist Waves
  • Indigenous Feminism

International Women's Day Afternoon Workshop: 1 - 4 pm

Topics covered include:

  • Contemporary Women's Issues
  • Feminism is still an "F" Word
  • The (So-Called) War on Men
  • Sexualized Violence & Social Media Activism
  • The Difficulty of Being a "Good" Woman

Leah Shumka is an academic with expertise in the areas of gender, sexuality, and feminist politics. Over the last 15 years, her work has focused largely on people working in the sex industry, and the social determinants of their health and well-being. Her more current research considers both the historical emergence of sex positive feminism and its impact of women’s sexuality, as well as upstream forms of sexualized violence prevention. Leah is former Executive Director of Peers Victoria. She currently teaches in the Department of Gender Studies at the University of Victoria, while also working in Equity and Human Rights.



Course fee:

The workshops are free, though registration is required.

How to register:

Pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Register for the morning session here. Register for the afternoon session here.