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Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

CJSF Women's Collective
Women's Voices

The CJSF Women's Collective presents interview with women, feminist news, and music by women. If you have comments or questions, or want to get involved, email

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CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap; Missy D

hosted by Nathalie Lopez (CODE) and Chanel Klein (Missy D)
Nathalie Lopez attends a screening and panel discussion of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which looks at the difficulty that girls and women have with accessing math and programming education. Features organizer and attendee interviews, as well as excerpts of the panel.

Then from DOPE HAUS (alternating Tuesdays 7pm) host Chanel Klein brings an interview with the incredible Missy D about her upcoming album (plus an exclusive preview!)

Prisoner Justice Day

Mothers, Babies, Music Therapy; Without Prisons (WINGS)
In honour of Prisoner Justice Day (, CJSF has a half hour on Mothers and Babies, and Music Therapy, in prisons.

Then, from Women's International News Gathering Service (Weds 5pm on CJSF) a half hour looking at a world without prisons.

from Twenty years after Australia opened its first private women's prison, activist and lawyer Amanda George argues all prisons should be abolished. Rachel Herzing from the US-based organisation Creative Interventions researches ways to stop violence without intervention from the state.
Host(s): Marian Prickett, contributing producer, Women on the Line
Featured Speakers/Guests: Amanda George and Rachel Herzing,

Credits: Produced by Marian Prickett, Women on the Line; WINGS series editor, Frieda Werden

Pride Edition!

Dyke March archives, a queer youth panel, Ellen Woodsworth
From the Pride Archives Stephanie hosts a Pride themed episode of IntraVenus in 2013.

Features include:
interviews with Michelle Fortin, one of the organizers of the Dyke March (,

a panel of young queer women speaking on the pride season and their coming out experiences and more,

and from the Vancouver Gay & Lesbian Archives: an interview with Ellen Woodsworth who was the first Grand Marshall of the Dyke March and is still fighting for equality today leading Women Transforming Cities among many other projects and accomplishments.

This episode has been edited modestly to avoid confusion about dates (as this airs post Dyke March 2016).

CJSF visited the Dyke March this year so look out for voices from Dyke March 2016, including Grand Marshalls Black Lives Matter Vancouver coming soon!

Games - MidiDrift
This Hisses - Blacksmith


ft. DJ Kasey Riot
This Pride Music edition of IntraVenus finds us talking briefly with DJ Kasey Riot about her Pride Events this weekend (she's leaving Vancouver so one of your last chances!)

Saturday July 30 at The Astoria 9pm-2am
TOMBOY PRIDE // East Van Pride Party + Queer Burlesque Showcase with DJ SHE & Kasey Riot
+ performances by Audrey Hipturn, Ruth Slickeur, Dezi Desire & Lace Cadet

Sunday July 31 at Secret Warehouse (for location call 604-367-1794) Midnight-6am
HOTLINE ☏ Pride Edition Showcasing women/LGBTQ House & Techno DJs feat. MS JACKSON (SF), COLBY B (NY), KASEY RIOT, NANCY DRU, SKYLAR LOVE

and then a bunch of great music from Female LGBTQ+ DJs:

Plus excerpts form the full HOTLINE Episode of FemConquest:

on This Bridge Called My Back

plus Ellie O'Day pioneering rock DJ
First, IntraVenus contributor Shaoli Choudhury reads from the seminal text This Bridge Called My Back (2 ed 1983) and speaks to what the text means to her personally, in addressing knowledge gaps, and for her intersectional feminism.

More on TBCMB:
Music by Nina Simone, @ninasimone

intro, editing by Maegan Thomas

Then in the second half, from the World Radio Day archives: Ellie O'Day, rock radio trailblazer, tells us about her adventures in radio with an eye to the difficulties and opportunities her gender, and her then forward thinking tastes, brought her.

You may also be interested in listening to an full WRD episode of IntraVenus that looks at vocal fry (Ellie talks about vocal and EQ issues as a woman):

Tricia Baptie; lié

from the 2014 archives
In this episode, hosted by Nadine, Jane and Rebecca on January 22,2014 which was Sexual Assault Prevention Week.

Rebecca speaks live in studio to Trisha Baptie, a Vancouver-based citizen journalist and activist for the abolition of prostitution;

and Jane interviews local cold punk band lié, just before CONSENT was released in 2014.

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault.This week's episode discusses prostitution in an interview with an activist from the abolitionist perspective, one of the many perspectives represented on IntraVenus. This perspective/discussion positions prostitution as rape.

Reproductive Rights

from the IntraVenus archives
Today, Laura and Kitty discuss the history of reproductive rights in Canada and how colonialism, racism, ableism, classism, and sexism all intersect with access to reproductive services. We also discuss the issues surrounding access to reproductive services in modern-day Canada and America.

Track list:
1) Nina Hagen - Unbeschreiblich Weiblich
2) Lunachicks - Fallopian Rhapsody
3) Ani DiFranco - Lost Woman Song
4) Cat Power - Nude as the News

This episode is from the best of CJSF (IntraVenus Jan 2016)

Charlene Sayo of MsRepresent

Behind the Face, A Fierce Woman - Live in Studio
Join Charlene Sayo every week for lively discussions with whip smart, trailblazing women in the arts, sciences, literature, politics, music, feminism, social transformation movements, academia and more. In line with MsRepresent’s mandate to uncover women’s history, understand women’s culture, and create theory, this website–an ongoing and ever-evolving project–will soon be publishing essays in reflection and celebration of these themes.

Sayo joins us to talk MsRepresent's mission and most surprising guests, feminism and podcasting, and some more serious talk around how the airwaves can contribute to safety through visibility and confrontation, with reference specifically to the media narratives of the Pulse Shooting in Orlando and the unaddressed assaults at SFU and UBC campuses.

MsRepresent is currently running a kickstarter to upgrade equipment and cover costs - find more info about the show and the campaign at

Kinnie Starr
Ana Tijoux f/ Shadia Mansour
Mariachi Flor de Toloache

For Your Own Good

a conversation with Leah Horlick
Leah Horlick is a poet, with an explosive 2015 release For Your Own Good. In 2016, "For Your Own Good" was named a Stonewall Honour Title in Literature by the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association. The Vancouver poet has won the 10th annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers.

She is also the co-founder of the REVERB: A Queer Reading Series, and in 2015 became the coordinator at the SFU Women's Centre this same year. Horlick's For Your Own Good was written as an expression of the female on female abuse she was subject to, and to address the lack of literature about violence between women, especially in queer communities. Maegan Thomas talks with Horlick live on air May 13, 2015 about her work, the identities she carries and what this book meant to her experience as a queer woman of colour. We talk of traumatic challenges, and end with a poem featuring kittens.…-371568152938812

Music: Fern ("most of her work was the soundtrack to FYOG" says Horlick).

Realists and Idealists: Women of the Easter Rising, 1916

from Dr. Mary McAuliffe (Women's Studies, University College Dublin).
IntraVenus' Laura Scheck is happy to present their recording of this April 2016 Gender Studies event Realists and Idealists: Women of the Easter Rising, 1916

In 2016, Irish populations around the globe will commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916, a rebellion against Britain that was ill-fated in the immediate event but has been indelibly etched in the collective memory of Irish nationalists. Most of these centenary events will be male-centered, celebrating the efforts of “the lads” in the General Post Office, Boland’s Mill, and other rebel outposts in Dublin, Enniscorthy, and Galway. To introduce gender balance to the commemorations, we have invited Dr. Mary McAuliffe (University College, Dublin) to speak to us about the many women who were a vital force in the rising: the front-line soldiers, such as the 77 women who were captured, detained, and sentenced in the Richmond Barracks, and hundreds more who contributed on the ground.

The events are being sponsored by SFU (FASS Speaker’s Fund, History, Sociology and Anthropology, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) as well as the Embassy or Ireland (Ottawa), the Irish Women’s Network, and Café Minerva.

Dr Vandana Shiva - "Ecofeminist Visionary"

from Scripps College Humanities Institute's Fall 2003 program "Poverty"
The Ecofeminist Visionary: Dr Vandana Shiva, world renowned activist and educator around commodification, especially of nature and cultural resources, will be in Vancouver for the Indian Summer Festival 2016!

To familiarize you with her incredible work, from the CJSF archives, here is Dr. Shiva's lecture recorded as part of the Scripps College Humanities Institute's Fall 2003 program "Poverty." The Program in Science, Technology, and Society of the Claremont Colleges was also a co-sponsor of this event. Thank you to LA Sound Posse for the recording.


Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist at the University of Punjab, and completed her Ph.D. on the ‘Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory’ from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy.

In 1991 she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources – especially native seed – and to promote organic farming and fair trade. For last two decades, Navdanya has worked with local communities and organisations, serving more than 500,000 men and women farmers. Navdanya’s efforts have resulted in the conservation of more than 3000 rice varieties from across India, and the organisation has established 60 seed banks in 16 states across the country. In 2004, Dr. Shiva started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K.

Dr. Shiva has contributed in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Her books The Violence of the Green Revolution and Monocultures of the Mind pose essential challenges to the dominant paradigm of non-sustainable, industrial agriculture. Through her books Biopiracy, Stolen Harvest and Water Wars, Dr. Shiva has made visible the social, economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalisation. Dr. Shiva chairs the Commission on the Future of Food set up by the Region of Tuscany in Italy, she is a Board member of the International Forum on Globalisation (IGF), and a member of the Steering Committee of the Indian People’s Campaign Against the WTO. Time Magazine has hailed her as an environmental hero and Asia Week called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia and Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe.

Internationally, Dr. Shiva serves on Prince Charles’s expert group on Sustainable Agriculture and she is a member of President Zapatero’s Scientific Committee in Spain. Dr. Shiva advises governments worldwide, and is currently working with the Government of Bhutan to make Bhutan 100% organic. She is also working with the Governments of Tuscany and Rome to create a hopeful and livable future for young people in these times of crises

Chelene Knight & More at EWMA

live recording of poetry open mic at EWMA's East Side Friday
On April 29th, Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA) hosted an evening of poetry, spoken word, and storytelling as their East Side Fridays event! Our feature word artist is Chelene Knight, whose writing is deeply rooted in her experiences of mixed ethnicity. Recently, Chelene has been exploring the idea of “home” in her writing and poetry. She reads from BRAIDED SKIN and unpublished poetry.

Plus homegrown stories, poems and songs from local EWMA participants Theresa Gray (activist), Sonja Sultana ( and Anglea Kruger (reading Catherine Lennon).

From Chelene Knight was born in Vancouver and is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU. She has been published in Sassafras Literary Magazine, Room, emerge 2013, Raven Chronicles and, most recently, Dreamland. Chelene is currently the Managing Editor and the Poetry Submissions Coordinator at Room Magazine. Her work is deeply rooted in her experiences of mixed ethnicity. She has been writing poetry and short stories in secret since she was a child. Braided Skin, her first book (Mother Tongue Publishing, March 2015), has given birth to numerous writing projects, including a work in progress, Dear Current Occupant, a collection of prose poems and letters written in the voice of a young woman speaking to the horrors, sadness and pleasures that took place in the over 20 homes she lived in as a child. Her mother is African American and her father and his family were victims of the Asian expulsion in Uganda that took place in the 70s, where the President at the time, Idi Amin, led a campaign of "de-Indianization", eventually resulting in the “ethnic cleansing” of Uganda's Indian minority. Chelene stands strong in her chosen position as a young, hardworking single parent. She lives in Vancouver.

Surrey & the White Gaze

roundtable discussion on gender & race in MetroVancouver
The first show from the newest Women's Collective at CJSF!

Self proclaimed Surrey Girls Satwinder, Monica and Shaoli lead a discussion on the implications and stereotypes of living in or being from Surrey in regards to race.

The girls go on to connect this with their experiences at SFU, which has campuses in Surrey, Vancouver and Burnaby.

Women's Work

Trade Wear for Women, Mother's Day
in studio with the new women's collective members Satwinder, Monica and Hanna, plus a call from Nathalie of the community forum team.

In celebration of MayDay (May 1) we hear from Catherine Brady, a woman working in the forestry industry who is campaigning for work and safety gear specifically tailored for women in trades. Interview by Laura Scheck.

Then, in celebration of Mother's Day the women's collective members discuss their mothers with stories of what our mothers sacrificed.