Rise Up! is pleased to announce the relaunch of Women Unite, a new collection that includes over 25 video interviews with Toronto-based feminists about different experiences from the 1970s to the 1990s. These firsthand accounts feature a wide range of feminists—in individual or group interviews—recalling the debates, activism, mobilization, and struggles in which they were […]
There have been serious concerns raised about the lack of a Black feminist presence in the Women Unite* collection, a new initiative of the Rise Up Feminist Archive. Rise Up acknowledges that we should not have launched the Women Unite project without the inclusion of Black feminist voices and that we should have worked harder […]
On the evening of December 6, 1989, a man with a rifle entered the engineering school at the University of Montreal. In the end, after separating men from women, fourteen women were killed, others were wounded, and the gunman lay dead by his own hand. His stated motive was revenge on the so-called feminists who […]
The Rise Up! organizing group would like to introduce you to the new Rise Up! homepage, which includes a number of changes that we think will improve your experience on the website and help you engage even better with the materials in the archive.
The newsletters, communiqués, and other documents in the Rise Up archive include materials reflecting how feminists organized around federal elections between the 1970s and the early 1990s. During this time, there were seven federal elections and each time the writ was dropped, feminists worked hard to make sure that political parties and their candidates addressed […]
September 2019 marks fifty years since the establishment of the Campus Community Co-Operative Day Care Centre on the University of Toronto campus. Several members of the Rise Up organizing group were involved in the Centre in its early days (and since), making this an issue and anniversary particularly dear to our hearts. As we move […]