Liana Salvador helps open the ‘What Makes a Man’ White Ribbon Conference!


Liana Salvador is in her second term as Vice-President Education of the Ryerson Students’ Union and is a nursing student with a passion for social justice and human rights. In the fall of 2009, Salvador led the charge in organizing and facilitating the CFS Task Force on Campus Racism in order to identify and challenge discriminatory practices in the university. She has been working with student representatives to address poverty and promote affordable and accessible education by meeting with MPs, MPPs and City Councilors to address issues of student debt and high tuition fees. She has worked to build a coalition of students, staff and faculty at Ryerson to collectively oppose budget cuts and tuition fee hikes that threaten the quality of education on campus.

Liana has worked to defend women’s rights by supporting and speaking at International Women’s Day, fighting for women’s reproductive rights in clinic defenses, working with women’s organizations for the G20 reproductive rights rally and by coordinating the No Means No campaign at Ryerson University. This past year she mobilized with community organizations to push back against Quebec’s oppressive Bill 94 – which would deny essential public services to women who wear the niqab. She and the RSU are now working to create a sexual assault support line to provide a student-run peer support service for survivors of sexual assault. Liana intends to dedicate her nursing career to the promotion of women’s health and equity and is currently a volunteer at Hassle-Free Clinic.

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Join us at ‘What Makes a Man’ the White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 12th to hear
Miranda and our speakers at a discussion-focused conference looking at the spectrum of
identities, experiences and realitiesthat determine ‘What Makes a Man’.
10:30am – 3:30pm SCC 115, Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould St, Ryerson University

$5 for Ryerson members. $10 for friends of Ryerson (or pay what you can)
Lunch provided by Salad King.

Keynote event  – ‘Behind the Masc’ with Carlos Andrés Gómez
and Reilly Dow (graphic recorder)
@ 4:30pm

Admission $10* (or pay what you can – free for Conference Delegates)

*All proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign*
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Visit www.whatmakesman.wordpress.com for more details

Limited Seating – Register Today – whiteribbon@ryerson.ca

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