March 8 to 12 is Women’s Week at Concordia. Nobel Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi will be giving a speech on March 10 on “Women, Peace and Iran.” Entrance is free. The CSU is hosting various events, such as self-defence workshops for women and a bake sale where men will be asked to pay $1 for baked goods, but women will only pay 78 cents to highlight wage disparities between men and women. See page 7, for more information on other Women’s Week activities.
The CSU and ASFA will be hosting two cultural events this month at the Hive. The events always feature all-you-can-drink alcohol and food for $5. March 31 will be “My Big Fat Greek Party,” while on March 24 the theme will be “Arabian Nights.” It probably won’t be too authentic though – after all in Saudi Arabia it is illegal to drink, on account of the Islamic law code in place there.
Trudeau goes hobo
Justin Trudeau, federal MP for the riding of Papineau, will spend the night of March 14 sleeping outside with Concordia students in support of the “Five Days for the Homeless” campaign, during which students rough it outdoors for five nights beginning March 14 to raise money. This year Concordia students aim to raise $35,000. All donations will go to the Montreal charity Dans La Rue.