Rise UP! A digital feminist archive of the Canadian women’s movement marks its official launch

Rise UP! A Digital Feminist Archive of the Canadian women’s movement has launched just in time to mark Women’s History Month. York Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences and Women’s Studies Linda Briskin and Professor Meg Luxton of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, are members of the organizing committee for Rise Up!

The archive documents the achievements, initiatives, and struggles of the Canadian women’s movement. It aims to foster research, promote inter-generational conversations and inspire radical activism. The publications link includes searchable copies of some 50 publications, many of which are introduced by the original editors. The timeline highlights significant moments, contributions, and turning points of this era. The activism link features key issues and organizations. To find music, films, buttons and posters, click on the culture link. The teaching resources link offers support for using the archive in classrooms.

For an overview of Rise UP! Go to http://bit.ly/2dQ5Tzy.

Rise UP! was created to capture the legacy of feminist activism in Canada and Québec from the 1970s to the 1990s and make it widely available to activists, students and researchers. For more information, visit the Rise Up! website at http://riseupfeministarchive.ca.