James Rogers Memorial Bursary
Three $500 bursaries will be awarded annually to help adults get into or continue participation in a basic education, upgrading, skills training, certification course or other adult education program. The bursary funds can be used to cover tuition or related educational expenses, such as basic living or child care costs. Bursary applicants must: be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or convention refugee; live in Ontario; be in or accepted into a full- or part-time adult education program; have an educational plan with identified educational or employment goals; supply two personal references; and be ineligible for OSAP. Applications for 1996 are available from The Workers' Educational Association of Canada, 736 Bathurst Street, Unit #3, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4.
Social Justice/Human Rights Video Collection
The NFB has produced a catalogue of films on justice and human rights issues, such as war and peace, human rights abuse, racism/anti-racism, Native issues, children's rights, women's issues, homosexuality and homophobia, poverty, etc. For copies of the catalogue, contact the NFB at (514) 283-9453 or write to Promotions, D-5, P.O. Box 6100, Station Centre-Ville, Montréal, PQ, H3C 3H5, fax (514) 496-2573.
You Deserve to be Safe
This video features girls with disabilities sharing their personal views and experiences on the problems of violence and abuse. A companion guide book is also available. Video: $20; Guidebook $3; Video & Book $22. Contact DAWN Ontario publications, 180 Dundas Street W., Suite 210, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z8. 1-800-561-4727 or (416) 598-2488, fax (416) 598-2433, TTY (416) 598-2462.
Women and Substance Abuse: Sharing Our Experiences
This video explores links between substance abuse and sexual health, mental health and violence, and identifies pressures unique to each life stage (adolescence, young adulthood, mid- adulthood and senior years). Contact: Canadian Public Health Association, 1565 Carling Ave., Suite 400, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R1, (613) 725-3769, fax (613) 725- 9826.
Les aventures de Kiri le pingouin/ Dinosabella
Ces deux films animés, couleur, d'environ 77 min., sont pour les enfants. Les aventures de Kiri le pingouin prend place en Antarctique ou Kiri et ses amis Crystal et Louis, capturés par des chasseurs, sont aidés par un chien nommée Cow-Boy. Dinosabella, un adorable monstre marin rose, habite avec les habitants d'une magnifique île dans le sud du Pacifique. Sa tâche est de protéger l'île et d'aider Toby, un jeune garçon qui a fait naufrage. On peut acheter les deux pour 24,99 $ (tout inclus) ou seulement qu'un des deux pour 15,99 $ (tout inclus). Livraison 4 à 6 semaines. Envoyer chèque ou mandat-poste à TVMC International Inc. 1344 Sherbrooke est, Montréal (Québec), H2L 1M2.
Girls and Schooling: their own critique/ From the lnside
Out: On first teaching women's literature and feminist criticism
Two new publications from the Centre for Women's Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. A publications list is also available.
Gender and the Law: an introductory handbook for law
This collection of short articles provides an introduction to feminist legal thought, practical strategies and alternatives for promoting equality in legal education, and analysis of the impacts of the law and legal education upon Native women, women with disabilities, visible minority women, lesbians and women who are poor. $6 each (members), $7.50 (non-members) + postage and handling; discounts for orders of 10 or more.
A Narrow Doorway: women's stories of escape from
This collection by Fern Martin of 10 stories from women who came to Lanark County lnterval House in eastern Ontario graphically delineates the variety and extent of spousal abuse, and the narrow doorway through which escape is possible. $18.95 ea. + $4.50 GST shipping and handling.
Nothing but the Girl
Edited by Susie Bright and Jill Posener, this collection of 150 black and white lesbian erotic photographs includes commentary from photographers on issues that have affected their work such as their families, coming out, lesbian sex, S/M, feminist sex debates, pornography, etc. $29.95 (US), 112 pp. Order from the publisher or local bookseller.
The Queer Activists Handbook
This book by activist Fernando Guasch provides analysis and commentary on the discrimination of queers in contemporary political, social, and cultural life. $60 (US) hardcover, $16.95 (US) paperback, 160 pp.