Monthly Newsletter

October 2020
November 2020


Upcoming

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter Two
November 20, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Join Ryerson students Zanele and Dhriti every month to explore the themes chapter by chapter in They Said This Would Be Fun, on Instragram Live. This month, join the conversation about Chapter Two.
Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

They Said This Would Be Fun Talk Back Panel: Misogynoir on Campus
November 25, 2020 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. (EST)

Join us on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to discuss the themes within the national bestseller, They Said This Would Be Fun, with author Eternity Martis in conversation with Dr. Notisha Massaquoi, Marcelle Mullings and Zanele Chisholm.

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This part of the Ryerson Reads program is brought to you by Ryerson University Library and Consent Comes First.

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter Three
December 2020 (Date TBC) | 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Join Ryerson students Zanele and Dhriti every month to explore the themes chapter by chapter in They Said This Would Be Fun, on Instragram Live. This month, join the conversation about Chapter Three.
Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter Four
January 2021 (Date TBC) | 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Join Ryerson students Zanele and Dhriti every month to explore the themes chapter by chapter in They Said This Would Be Fun, on Instragram Live. This month, join the conversation about Chapter Four.
Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

Writing Trauma Through Comedy: Winter Writing Workshop for Ryerson Community
Winter, 2021 (Date TBC)

What are the benefits of humour when writing about trauma? What are the benefits of reading stories about trauma that have a humourous element? In this workshop led by Eternity Martis, explore the uses of humour and tone when writing about rape culture and #MeToo, a break-up, depression or anxiety, and near-death experiences and how it can help to better understand ourselves and the situation. Bring your essay to the workshop (early drafts are okay) and get ready to workshop your draft through the use of comedy.

In partnership with Ryerson University Library, Consent Comes First and Human Rights Services.
Registration Coming Soon

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter Five
February 2021 (Date TBC) | 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Join Ryerson students Zanele and Dhriti every month to explore the themes chapter by chapter in They Said This Would Be Fun, on Instragram Live. This month, join the conversation about Chapter Five.
Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

They Said This Would Be Fun: Black Women in Journalism
March 10, 2021

Join moderator Nana aba Duncan this International Women’s Week to listen to Black women in journalism share their experiences in the field, the changes that the profession needs to implement and the ways they are building community together.

Presented in collaboration with Ryerson University Library, Consent Comes First, Media Girlfriends, and Ryerson School of Journalism.
Registration Coming Soon

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter Six
March 2021 (Date TBC) | 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Join Ryerson students Zanele and Dhriti every month to explore the themes chapter by chapter in They Said This Would Be Fun, on Instragram Live. This month, join the conversation about Chapter Six. Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

We Heal Together
Date TBC

A group for Black Students Exploring Alternative Healing Methods.
More information coming soon

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter Seven
April 2021 (Date TBC) | 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Join Ryerson students Zanele and Dhriti every month to explore the themes chapter by chapter in They Said This Would Be Fun, on Instragram Live. This month, join the conversation about Chapter Seven. Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.


Past Events

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter One
October 23, 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Join Ryerson students Zanele and Dhriti every month to explore themes chapter by chapter in the They Said This Would Be Fun on Instagram Live. This month, join the conversation about Chapter One. Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

Writing Black Joy: Fall Writing Workshop for Black students
October 29, 4 – 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Most mainstream stories about Black lives are often about trauma and violence—which can beget more trauma. But what if we shifted the narrative to include more stories about Black joy? What if we still could write about our struggles, but from a place of love, laughter, and light? In this writing workshop led by Eternity Martis, identify several moments in your life where joy —whether in the form of a family member or friend, an interaction with a stranger, a life-changing event, or an act of self-love (or defiance)— brought you clarity and joy during a tough time.
This event is open to Ryerson University community members who identify as Black.

Presented in collaboration with Ryerson University Library, Human Rights Services and the Black Excellence Committee.