PHOTOS - Axe Oppression Rally 2023


Axe Oppression Rally 2023

On March 30, the Acadia community rallied to Axe Oppression as part of a new initiative focused on equity, anti-oppression, and violence prevention.

Speakers at the event held in the Acadia Athletics Complex included:

  • Cameron Smith (she/they), BEd student, intern at the Sexualized Violence Response and Education Office and lead event planner for Axe Oppression
  • Sophey Morris (they/them), Acadia Pride Coordinator
  • Allison Smith (she/her), Sexualized Violence Response and Education Coordinator
  • Roudraksh Jankee (he/him), International Education Program Intern, Wong International Centre
  • Darlene Copeland (she/her), Indigenous Student Programming Advisor
  • Claudine Bonner (she/her), Vice-Provost of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Smith spearheaded the event with support from Residence Life, Athletics, Equity Office, the Sexualized Violence Response Office, Office of the Vice-Provost for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Vaughan Memorial Library and the Office for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Smith's enthusiasm inspired all, and the initial idea quickly blossomed into a campaign and event series focused on equity and anti-oppression.

Learn more by watching speaker Robert Wright, whose talk on men and healthy masculinity is available online. And watch this video about change maker Dr. Claudine Bonner and see how she is giving students a platform to address matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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