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October 13, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

Restricting access to abortion is a core right-wing strategy to control women by taking away their reproductive choices. Abortion access is a political issue: according to a 2016 report by […]

Dr. Adrian Edgar on the impending closure of Clinic 554

October 10, 2019, by Dr. Adrian Edgar

La version française suit la version anglaise. CLOSURE STATEMENT OF DR. ADRIAN EDGAR FROM CLINIC 554Fredericton, New Brunswick. October 10, 2019 It i ...

Who saved the world? Girls! – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #15

September 13, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

September 13, 2030 (Fredericton, New Brunswick) Dear friends and neighbours, I hope this letter finds you well. Me, I’m settling back into life in F ...

“Clinic 554 is an ode to all of us rebels”: Fredericton Pride Grand Marshal

August 22, 2019, by Adrian Edgar

Happy Pride! Thank you to the generous Wəlastəkewiyik, Mi’kmaw and Passamaquoddy peoples for sharing their home and native land with all of us bea ...

  • Anti-69: Is Canada really a “Just Society”?
    March 29, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    1969. Those who were there remember an exciting time. Pierre Elliot Trudeau (PET) had become leader of his party two years earlier. His leadership acceptance speech echoed his campaign theme: […]

  • Mayra Jimenez on ending gendered violence in Guatemala & beyond
    February 25, 2019, by Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network

    Mayra Jimenez on ending gendered violence in Guatemala & beyond#NosDuelen 56 Breaking the Silence Speaking Tour New time When: Thursday, Feb. 28 at 1:00pm Where: University Women’s Centre, Student Union […]

  • Pink Lobster Festival promises fantastic films
    February 11, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    The NB Media Co-op sat down to talk to Ty Giffin, a production assistant with Frictive Projects which runs the Pink Lobster Festival as well as other film festivals and […]

  • Women’s March participants take NB’s streets
    January 20, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Hundreds of women and allies heeded to the call of the Women’s March on January 19, 2019 in Fredericton and Saint John to call for their rights despite the frigid […]

  • Women’s March Fredericton takes a stand for equality
    January 20, 2019, by NB Coalition for Pay Equity

    More than 100 participants took to the streets for the 3rd Annual Women’s March in downtown Fredericton on Saturday to raise their voices in support of gender equality in New […]

  • UNB professor reveals the hidden curriculum
    January 16, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Education was “a tool for social transformation and community survival” for many women educators of colour. An enthusiastic group of one hundred people attended a lecture by Dr. Funké Aladejebi […]

  • Montreal Massacre more relevant than ever
    December 7, 2018, by Maggie Forsythe

    Editor’s Note: A version of this text was originally given as a keynote speech by Maggie Forsythe during the UNB Day of Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the UNB Diversity in Engineering […]

  • #metoo at Silver Wave Film Festival
    November 17, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    New Brunswick has an average of 523 reported sexual assaults per year (2013-2017). In the wake of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the #metoo movement, […]

  • Big pay equity win for rural postal workers
    September 24, 2018, by Susan O'Donnell

    More than 350 rural postal workers in New Brunswick are celebrating a legal decision in September that will give them a big pay raise and better benefits. The arbitration ruling […]

  • My Stolen Sisters
    March 2, 2018, by Melissa Beek

    My stolen sisters, I think of you. I think of you when I visit the river. She flows to the shore to greet me, her current lapping at the earth. […]

  • Women’s March Fredericton planning for diverse future
    January 28, 2018, by Women’s March Fredericton Organizing Committee

    More than 300 women and allies demonstrated their strength and solidarity at the second Women’s March Canada event in Fredericton. Imelda Perley, Elder-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick opened […]

  • UNB professor explores white feminism [audio]
    January 24, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The Feminist Lunch Series organized by the UNB Gender and Women Studies Program and the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre started on Jan. 22, 2018 with a talk by Dr. Erin […]

  • Panel tackles sexual harassment and toxic masculinity
    November 30, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    White Ribbon Fredericton put on its annual panel about sexual harassment on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). “It’s Everywhere: Sexual Harassment, Toxic Masculinity, and […]

  • Pain of Mount Polley spill felt in New Brunswick
    August 18, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    Ekpahak/Fredericton – Jacinda Mack, a Nuxalk and Secwepemc woman from British Columbia, was on the unceded Wolastoq and Passamaquoddy territories in New Brunswick in August to intervene at the annual […]

  • Are Fredericton taxpayers subsidizing a “fake clinic”?
    April 13, 2017, by Susan O'Donnell

    The Government of New Brunswick has granted a property tax exemption to a company and property owned by Fredericton anti-choice and anti-abortion campaigners. The tax exemption is a subsidy that […]

  • The sexual assault climate at UNB [audio]
    February 13, 2017, by From the Margins

    This episode features conversations centered around the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Sexual Assault Climate Survey, the general social conditions in which sexual assaults take place, and sexual assault law. […]

  • Hundreds gather for Fredericton women’s march
    January 24, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The Fredericton March of Women garnered a turnout of hundreds despite last-minute organization. Close to 500 people gathered in front of City Hall in Fredericton on Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017, […]

  • Uneven access to services for LGBTQIA+ students in Fredericton
    November 10, 2016, by Maggie Fisher and Sarah Enright

    Fredericton’s universities are not providing the same level of services for LGBTQIA+ students, according to Qmunity, a newly formed queer advocacy group at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Sex, sexual […]

  • Fredericton takes back the night
    September 28, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Over 300 people gathered at City Hall for Fredericton’s annual Take Back the Night March on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Women, children and gender-fluid folks were invited to march to […]

  • Feminist folk singer ends tour in Fredericton
    September 9, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The Fredericton Youth Feminists hosted feminist folk singer Janice Jo Lee on the last stop of her tour on Saturday, August 20th at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium in […]

  • Sexuality services changing at UNB
    May 11, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton – The sudden disappearance of spaces that offered services on fostering healthy sexuality and stopping gender-based violence at the University of New Brunswick has students and professors questioning what […]

  • NB abortion activists want coverage for clinical services
    April 3, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    Following Prince Edward Island’s announcement that abortion services will be returning to the province on March 30, New Brunswick’s Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA, David Coon, presented Reproductive […]