Not long ago I was at a political event having a conversation with another young organizer, and as these conversations often do, they turned to some of our gripes with some of our older colleagues. Today, it was a particular frustration, the elusive "youth vote."
Politicians, political organizers and pundits have made a lot of hay over the past decade decrying, appealing to and discussing the crisis with what they tend to call "young voters." With an election in British Columbia right around the corner, it's beginning again.
Why were we sharing this moment of frustration? Because there is no such thing as a young voter.
"EDUCATION, LIBERATION, ACTION!" Forum on Equity and Education Presented by University of Toronto Transitional Year Programme Students and Alumni
Over the last forty-three years, the Transitional Year Programme (TYP) has offered applicants a full-time access program uniquely geared towards historically underrepresented experiences, while also offering students with a chance to gain entry into the University of Toronto Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Science. In an age of austerity and cutbacks to similar programming, TYP has remained steadfast in the delivery of an academic bridging program rooted in a pro-equity and anti-oppressive worldview.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO EQUITY STUDIES STUDENT UNION PRESENTS
DECOLONIZING OUR MINDS 2013: PRACTICING DECOLONIAL LOVE
What: 8th Annual Do So Much Weekend
When: January 26th, 2013
Where: University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall
Do So Much Weekend is a FREE one-day conference that takes place annually at the University of Guelph. 2013 is the year of “Growing Capacity for Change.” This year students will come together for networking, inspiration and capacity building with a focus on creative, innovative and collaborative action! Students will branch out and connect with like-minded individuals in order to grow a stronger community that dedicated to positive change!
The script at the Toronto school board this week runs like a remake of Bad Teacher, the 2011 film starring Cameron Diaz. Remakes get done quickly today. It stars (now former) board director Chris Spence, caught plagiarizing in several articles here in the Star. It lacks the redemptive elements of the original but retains some of its irony.