Statements

Solidarity with those who continue to challenge and resist the violence of colonialism

Sep 23, 2022

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University stands in solidarity with those who have experienced the violence of British colonialism around the world, and with those who are being attacked for speaking out against it.

Statement on Hallowe'en

Susan Lord, Department Head - Oct 31, 2021

We call on Queen’s students to remember: my identity, my heritage, my culture is not your costume. 

Statement on Queen’s University homecoming weekend

Susan Lord, Department Head - Oct 19, 2021

Queen’s University homecoming weekend was, once again, scattered with misogynist signs that explicitly targeted women.  As the week begins, students on campus must sit in classes and tutorials next to colleagues who may have written and hung misogynist signs.

Walk out in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence

Susan Lord, Department Head - Sep 24, 2021

On Monday, September 27th at 12 pm, we are asking all students to walk out of class or work and meet at Summerhill for a rally in solidarity with Western against gender-based and sexual violence.

In sorrow and solidarity with our Indigenous neighbours, students, staff and colleagues

Department of Gender Studies - Jun 25, 2021

The Department of Gender Studies stands in sorrow with our Indigenous neighbors, students, staff and colleagues in these terrible days.

Statement on Terror Attack in London

Department of Gender Studies - Jun 08, 2021

The Department of Gender Studies would like to express its great sorrow and anger about the horrific mass murder of three generations of a Muslim family in London, ON.

Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School

Department of Gender Studies - May 31, 2021

The Department of Gender Studies stands in solidarity with Four Directions and Indigenous Communities.

Solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective

Department of Gender Studies - May 18, 2021

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen's University is a signatory to the following statement of solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective.

Response to the verdict in the murder of George Floyd

Elaine Power, Department Head - Apr 22, 2021

Gender Studies joins with the Human Rights and Equity Office to stand with Black, Indigenous and racialized peoples in demanding an end to state violence, and the creation of permanent anti-racist structural change in the justice system.

Condemning the murders of women in Atlanta and the UK

Elaine Power, Department Head - Mar 18, 2021

I am saddened, horrified and enraged by the recent murders of Sarah Everard in the UK and of eight people in Atlanta, seven of whom were women and six of whom were women of Asian descent.

Solidarity with Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Department of Gender Studies - Jul 30, 2020

We are horrified, angered and saddened by the most recent acts of vandalism at 4D. We appreciate your weariness. We respect your ongoing willingness to stand in truth, integrity, and love against racism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of hatred.

Petition to Change the Name of Sir John A. MacDonald Hall

Elaine Power, Department Head - Jun 16, 2020

I am writing on behalf of the Department of Gender Studies to support the petition initiated by Sebastian DeLine to change the name of Sir John A. Macdonald Hall to Patricia Monture Hall.