Levana wants to work with you!

4 Mar

Levana is recruiting new board members!! Deadline to apply is March 15h!! Find the online application below

 

Levana GEnder AdvocacY

Image is a poster. On the left hand side there is white text on a purple background that reads`Levana Gender Advocacy Centre is hiring! Levana is seeking dedicated individuals with a passion for social justice to join our board of directors!  The right side there is white text on a black background that reads `Develop skills and gain experience in: programming development, event planning, campaign organizing, consensus-based decision making, administration, community collaboration. Application deadline is March 16. Follow the link to our online application: http://goo.gl/forms/Vvx3C14HB

 

Reproductive Justice and Choice Rally POSTPONED till Nov. 30th

27 Nov

 

UPDATE: Hello friends/ allies/ supporters,
 
Levana has decided to postpone the rally till this Monday November 30th @ 1:30pm till 3pm due to the weather. In light of the recent increase in anti-choice activity on campus, we have decided to also change the location to the corner of Union and University. We plan to have events off campus on the near future! Hope to see you there!
Kind regards
The Levana Collective

WHAT: Join Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and other community organizations for a celebration of choice and an affirmation of our commitment to reproductive justice for all people.

WHEN AND WHERE: We will be gathering in the corner of University and Union at 1:30PM on Monday November 30th. Please bring signs that show your support for reproductive choice (there will be some extra signs available as well!) 

We’ll keep you updated with ground rules, chants, and ideas for signs as the event approaches!

FIND THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/452569871618168/

Nov. 12th-3

[Image is a a poster for the event. The background is green. The text is white and reads: Rally for Choice and Reproductive Justice, Nov 30th 1:30pm to 3pm, Corner of University and Union, Join Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and other community organizations for a celebration of choice and an affirmation of our commitment to reproductive justice for all people.’. At the bottom of the poster there is a black banner with white text that reads ‘Levana Gender Advocacy Centre learn more at levanacentre.wordpress.com’. There is also the a picture of a fist in the bottom right corner (the Levana logo) ]

Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Memorial Reading of the Names

20 Nov

WHAT: Meet at the side door of the JDUC, at the big staircase facing University Ave just north of Union St. After the candle lighing, we’ll move inside to McLaughlin Hall on the second floor of the JDUC for the reading of names and tea and coffee.

WHERE: McLaughlin Hall, John Deutsch University Center, Queen’s University

WHEN: Friday November 20th 2015 at 7pm

FIND THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1664892887063420/

Levana Hosts Rally for Choice and Reproductive Justice

19 Nov

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[Image is a a poster for the event. The background is green. The text is white and reads: Rally for Choice and Reproductive Justice, Nov. 27th 5pm to 6pm, Springer Market Square (Behind City Hall), Join Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and other community organizations for a celebration of choice and an affirmation of our commitment to reproductive justice for all people.’. At the bottom of the poster there is a black banner with white text that reads ‘Levana Gender Advocacy Centre learn more at levanacentre.wordpress.com’. There is also the a picture of a fist in the bottom right corner (the Levana logo) ]

WHAT: Join Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and other community organizations for a celebration of choice and an affirmation of our commitment to reproductive justice for all people.

WHEN AND WHERE: We will be gathering in Market Square at 5pm on Friday, November 27. Please bring signs that show your support for reproductive choice (there will be some extra signs available as well!) 

We’ll keep you updated with ground rules, chants, and ideas for signs as the event approaches!

FIND THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/452569871618168/

Levana Talks Reproductive Justice!

6 Nov

WHAT: Join us for a facilitated conversation on reproductive justice, choice and a discussions around the latest anti-choice organizing on campus and in Kingston.

A delicious vegan and gluten free dinner will be provided. Please bring your own bowl and cutlery to minimize our environmental impart. 

WHERE: The Grey House (51 Bader Lane, Queen’s University Campus)

The venue is wheelchair and scooter accessible and has an accessible gender-neutral bathroom

WHEN: Thursday November 12th 6pm-7:30pm

FIND THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1622446678021331/

Image is a poster for the event 'Levana Talks Reproductive Justice'. Detailed description below.

[Image is a poster for the event. In the text is purple and reads: Nov. 12th 6pm-7:30pm The Grey House, 51 Bader Lane, Levana Talks Reproductive Justice, Join us for a facilitated conversation on reproductive justice. Declicous vegan, gluten-free dinner provided. Please bring your own bowls an cutlery to minimize our environmental impact.’. At the bottom of the poster there is a black banner with white text that reads ‘Levana Gender Advocacy Centre learn more at levanacentre.wordpress.com’. There is also the a picture of a fist in the bottom right corner (the Levana logo) ]

Levana Presents: Science Fiction and Social Justice Reading Group 1st Book!

6 Nov

Image is a poster for the event 'Science Fiction and Social Justice Reading Group reads Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber'. Detailed description below.

[Image is a poster for the event. Background is a the book cover of Nalo Hopkinson’s ‘Midnight Robber’. Text reads Levana Gender Advocacy Centre Presents: Sci-Fi and Social Justice Reading Group, November 25th (Wed) @ 6:30pm, Get your copy at Novel Idea, Stauffer Library, Levana’s Alternative Resource Lending Library, At the AKA Social Autonomous Centre 75 Queen Street, http://www.levanacentre.wordpress.com ]

WHAT: The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre’s reading group this year is themed “Sci-Fi and Social Justice”! So to honor that theme, the first book of the year will be Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber! 

ABOUT THE BOOK: From GoodReads about Midnight Robber:

“It’s Carnival time, and the Carribean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance and pageantry. Masked “Midnight Robbers” waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. But to young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favourite costume to wear at the festival–until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime.

Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Here Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth–and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen’s legendary powers can save her life…and set her free.”

Between now and November 25th, grab a copy of the book, give it a read, and then come hang out with other cool folks that read it to talk about it over snacks, tea, and coffee.

LOCATION: We’ll meet at 75 Queen Street (up the ramp) at 6:30 PM on Wednesday November 25th to hang out and chat about Midnight Robber. We’ll also have an opportunity to talk about potential books for the remainder of the reading group series.

75 Queen Street is wheelchair accessible and houses a gender-neutral, single-use washroom on site. It is also a scent-free space; for this reason, we ask attendees to avoid scented products for this evening.

*For questions around accessibility, the chosen venue, the book, or with ideas about the reading group series feel free to contact us at levana/centre@gmail.com. Ask for Avery!*

**If folks want to be able to come, and need/want a round-trip, single-use bus pass in order to do so, please let us know at levana.centre@gmail.com**

WHERE TO FIND THE BOOK:
Novel Idea (w/ discount for mentioning Levana’s reading group!)
Stauffer Library
Levana’s Alternative Resource Lending Library (in our office at 51 Bader Lane, Queen’s Campus)

FIND THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1075252012486132/

Levana is campaigning for the AMS Fall Referendum!

24 Oct

Following the approval of our question by the AMS assembly Thursday night, Levana began the campaigning period Friday (lasting until November 3rd) for the Fall referendum. During this time, we will be giving brief class talks about our existing programming and what we intend to use a (opt-ouble and optional) student-fee for! We will also be posting graphics here, as well as our Facebook, that outline briefly the history of Levana and our location (the Grey House), as well as the work that we do. 

The first graphic, outlines our mandate! 

This image outlines the Levana mandate. Find a detailed description below, for more details.

[Image is a description of the Levana mandate. In black and yellow text, the first line reads ‘Vote ‘Yes’ to Levana Nov. 4th and 5th’. The black text in the middle of the page reads ‘The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre is a student-funded Queen’s University organization committed to creating and nurturing a radical community of Kingston students and residents. Devoted to fighting gender oppression and advocating for broad ideas of gender empowerment for those of any or no gender, Levana operates on anti-oppressive practices. We are committed to confronting all forms of oppression and working to dismantle oppressive systems and hierarchies including patriarchy, racism, white supremacy, colonialism, classism, cissexism, heterosexism, and ableism. Levana exists for anyone in the Kingston community, regardless of whether or not they are Queen’s students.’. On the bottom of the image, there is a black banner with white text that reads ‘Levana Gender Advocacy Centre learn more at levanacentre.wordpress.com’. In the right corner of the banner, there is an image of the Levana logo (which is a fist, with the knuckles facing directly forward)]

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