Dear Friends and Allies:
We need your support! The University of Windsor administration has determined that it will close the Centre for Studies in Social Justice this July 1, 2013. This decision must be reversed as the Centre is a unique, vital and vibrant hub for social justice research, knowledge dissemination, exchange, and advocacy in Canada. You can learn more about the great work that has been done at the Centre by visiting their webpage:
Starting with the 2008 financial meltdown, then bank bailouts, government deficits, out-sourcing, factory shutdowns, high unemployment, record high household and student debt, then the Euro-debt crisis, and now government austerity programs with cutbacks in Federal and Provincial budgets to public services and social programs including pensions, drug benefits and Medicare - - - - it’s still the “Great Recession” and …
The Trouble With Billionaires – Democracy, Government and the 1%
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