Monthly Newsletter

February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020


Upcoming

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live
March Date TBC | 2:00 p.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.

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 by Consent Comes First in partnership with Ryerson University Library, Ryerson University Human Rights Services and the Black Excellence Committee. 

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapters Two and Three
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 and Chapter Three.

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.

Presented by Consent Comes First in partnership with Ryerson University Library.

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live: Chapter Four
December 23, 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 Four.

Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live
January 19, 2021 | 2:00 p.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.

Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

Chanelle Miller, author of Know My Name in Conversation with Eternity Martis
January 26, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (EST)

Chanel Miller is an best-selling Asian American writer and artist. She first came into the public eye anonymously after she was sexually assaulted on the campus of Stanford University in 2015. The victim impact statement she wrote and read at her assailant’s sentencing hearing the following year went viral after it was published online by Buzzfeed, and was read 11 million times within four days. Miller was referred to as Emily Doe in court documents and in media reports until September 2019, when she relinquished her anonymity and released her memoir Know My Name which won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in the Autobiography category. She is credited with sparking national discussion in the United States about the treatment of sexual assault cases and victims by college campuses and court systems.

This event is open to the Ryerson Community.
Presented by Consent Comes First in partnership with Wilfred Laurier University and Carleton University.

Writing Trauma Through Comedy: Winter Writing Workshop for Ryerson Community
January 28, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (EST)

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.

Presented by Consent Comes First in partnership with Ryerson University Library and Ryerson University Human Rights Services.

#RyersonReads Tea & Chat with Zanele and Dhriti on Instagram Live
February 23, 2021 | 2:00 p.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.

Follow @consentcomesfirst to get updates. Everyone welcome.

They Said This Would Be Fun: Black Women in Journalism
March 10, 2021 | Noon – 1:15 p.m. (EST)

Join Massey College William Southam Journalism Fellow, CBC Radio One Host, producer, and founder of Media Girlfriends, Nana aba Duncan, this International Women’s Week, as she moderates a riveting discussion with Vicky Mochama, writer and podcast host, Dr. Rita Sharon Deverell, theatre artist, television producer/director, scholar, and so-founder of Vision TV, Kathleen Newman-Bremang is a Toronto-based writer, editor, producer and graduate of the Ryerson School of Journalism, and award-winning Toronto-based journalist, editor and Ryerson School of Journalism, Eternity Martis. They will share their experiences as Black women in the field of journalism, discuss the the changes the profession needs to implememnt, and the ways in which they are building commuity together.

Presented by Consent Comes First in partnership with Ryerson University Library, Media Girlfriends and Ryerson School of Journalism.