we’re all busy little bees
Apologies for the slacking on updates (i wish i could blame it on the snow like I do everything else) but check out our selection of events coming up listed in the sidebar -there are cultural events, general socializing/schmoozing and political mobilization on the horizon so come out and join in some events with fabulous feminists!
Daniela was good enough to mail out some info about what the Miss G project is planning for tomorrow on Valentine’s Day since the letter writing campaign hasn’t been enough of a kick in the ass for the ministry of education. Visit the website for more details but here’s the quick and dirty version from their website:
The Game Plan
Miss G_ is staging a ‘phone-in’ on February 14, 2008. Happy Hearts Day!
We are asking all supporters of the project to call the Ministry of Education expressing that we cannot afford to wait any longer for a Women’s and Gender Studies course to be added into the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum. On February 14, call your mom, call your lova, then call the Ministry of Education.
Calling the Ministry of Education is neither as stressful nor as intimidating as it may sound. In fact, you are a citizen and it is the Ministry’s job to listen to you and to take your calls.
PHONE NUMBERS Kathleen Wynne’s Office: 416.325.2600
If the lines are busy or if you feel like really making sure they get the message: email@example.com
Fax: (416) 325-2608
Feedback Form http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/about/contact.asp#email
Take it to the top!:
Premier Dalton McGuinty
Phone Number: (416) 325-1941
Fax Number (416) 325-3745
WHEN? between 9am – 5pm Thursday, February 14 (If that doesn’t work for you, anytime is better than never).
WHERE? Anywhere YOU are in the world, at one end of a two-minute phone-call.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This number will take you directly to Kathleen’s office, where her assistant will either pick up, or you will be put through to her assistant’s voicemail. You can leave a personal message or voicemail recording for her assistant to pass on to Minister Wynne. WHAT TO SAY: Identify who you are and where you are from. State that you are leaving a message for the Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne, and express your support for a Women’s and Gender Studies course being implemented into the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum. Ask when Minister Wynne will honour her promises and policy-commitments to introduce WGS into the provincial curriculum. (There are more ideas for things to say below.)
–> Bonus points: Talk about a personal experience that proves to you why addressing this issue is so important and urgent.
WHAT TO REMEMBER: You are fabulous and intelligent, you have an opinion, and your voice needs to be listened to!