Compiled by Erin DeBooy
Women’s full moon drumming
The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations will be holding women’s full moon drumming ceremony on Sept. 28. Hosted by Elder Mae Louise Campbell, students are welcome to join at the Medicine Wheel Gardens at the Notre Dame campus. Drums will be provided for those new to the drumming experience, however those who have their own drums are encouraged to bring them. The ceremony will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m..
Virtual safe walk
A group of students at the University of Michigan have developed an app to make your walk home at night a little safer. Named “Companion: Never Walk Home Alone”, the app allows users to share a map of their planned walking route with friends or family members. If the user goes off course, starts to run, has their ear buds pulled out, or falls down, an alert is sent to selected contacts. The app can also call police and sound an alarm in attempt to scare off attackers. The app is free to download for Apple and Android devices. Red River College also offers a Safewalk program, escorting students, staff and visitors around campus or to their car. To contact Safewalk Patrol, students can pick up one of the Safewalk phones on campus, or call 204-632-2555.
The international movement protesting violence against women is once again marching in Winnipeg. Starting at Magnus Eliason Recreational Centre on Oct. 7, the march will honour the ongoing work individuals, communities, and agencies do to end violence and oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, and class. Smudging, drumming and a blessing by an Elder will kick off the peaceful, family-friendly event. The majority of interpersonal violence takes place behind closed doors. Take Back the Night advocates everyone deserves to feel safe in his or her home and in public no matter what time it is. Winnipeggers have been partaking in the movement since 1979.