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ARROW Inaugural Meeting!

March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


ARROW (Assembly of Rural and Remote Ontario Women) Is Excited to Present Its Inaugural Speaker on March 15th, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Dr. Belinda Leach – Rural Women’s Lives. Rural Women’s Stories.

Dr. Leach will address the rural idyll; gender identities and rural realities; rural women’s lives and economic constraints; rural change in the 21st century; and the importance of stories.

Dr. Leach will be presenting on the virtual platform Zoom for approximately 1 hour. To gain access to this important presentation, send your email address to sandras@fifthelement.ca by March 13th, 2022.  Put ARROW in the subject line.  You will be sent the link.


Belinda Leach is Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph.  She held a University Research Chair in Rural Gender Studies from 2004-2009 and led Rural Women Making Change a federally funded Community-University Research Alliance. Her research interests include rural livelihoods, migration, and economic change. Her published books include Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives:  Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy with Tony Winson (University of Toronto Press 2002) which received the John Porter Award of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.  Negotiating Risk, Seeking Security, Eroding Solidarity (Fernwood 2012) co-authored with Charlotte Yates and Holly Gibbs, Reshaping Gender and Class in Rural Spaces (Ashgate 2011) co-edited with Barbara Pini, and Rural Women’s Health (University of Toronto, 2012) co-edited with Beverly D. Liepert and Wilfreda E. Thurston. Belinda is part of the team establishing the People’s Archive of Rural Ontario (PARO), a living archive that aims to preserve and make accessible people’s own stories about rural life in Ontario and to contribute to its revitalization.



March 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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