Books & Online Learning

They Said this Would be Fun: Race, Campus Life and Growing up – Eternity Martis

This is a memoir written by Eternity Martis who was excited to move away to Western University for her undergraduate degree. She heard racial slurs in bars, on the streets, during lectures and gathered labels she never asked for: Abuse survivor, token, bad feminist.
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The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love -  Bell Hooks

In this text bell hooks shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are and addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways.
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I Hope We Choose Love: a Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World - Kai Chen Thom

Personal essays, and prose poems, Kai Cheng Thom proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness

We Should All Be Feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi, Adichie

Adichie offers readers a unique definition f feminism rooted in inclusion and awareness. Shines light on discrimination, and insidious institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world in order to help readers better understand the masked realities of sexual politics.

The Break: Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette is an award-winning writer and poet who shares diverse narratives and experiences of Metis women and girls. The break tells a nuanced story of loss and love demonstrating the intersections of colonial ad gender-based violence specifically within Winnipeg’s North End.

Birdie: Tracey Lindberg

Darkly comic and moving novel about the experience of recovering from wrongs of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions.

Resilience is Futile: Julie Lalonde

In this memoir of fleeing intimate partner violence while simultaneously working as an advocate for women’s rights, Julie Lalonde challenges the way we understand trauma and resistance
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Consent Education is Visible@X A 60 minute asynchronous online moodle course about consent in practice.  This course is part of the Xaverian Foundations Certificate and is available to all students in X-Starts Here and X-Continues Here on moodle.
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Nova Scotia Resource  A Provincial Committee of dedicated and passionate community members have developed a free online training course to help you learn more about sexual violence and how to support someone who has survived it. The 8-module course was created for service providers, friends, family members, neighbours, parents, teachers, first responders, counselors, and anyone who is acting as a support person, or is concerned about sexual violence.