OPIRG-Toronto Social and Environmental Justice Symposium

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 14:30 to 22:30

OPIRG-Toronto social and environmental justice symposium

A day of paper presentations from student and community researchers, workshops and panels on social and environmental justice issues and campaigns. For a detailed schedule, volunteer opportunities and accessibility inquiries, check out our website: www.opirgtoronto.org/tracx

Saturday March 14, 2015
10:30 AM-6:30 PM
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 5th floor
252 Bloor Street West 
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/835123236561481
*This space is wheelchair accessible*
*Lunch will be provided*

The Toronto Research and Community Exchange (TRACX) works to build space for research on social and environmental justice, and facilitates connections between campus resources and community organizations working for social change. In spring 2015, join us to showcase research with a community organizing focus. This winter symposium will feature community-based social justice research and campaigns by community groups and students.

This is not an academic conference. We want to problematize and challenge people’s perspectives on research, encourage social investigation and engage in collective, creative problem solving and skills sharing around community concerns. Whether you’re a student, non-student, activist and someone curious about activism, everyone is encouraged to participate and attend!

SCHEDULE:

10:30-11:00: Coffee

11:00-12:30: 
OISE 5160: WORKSHOP: Campus and community collaborations and activism
OISE 5240: PANEL: Dis/ability, Climate-Change, and Climate Justice.
OISE 5150: Safer Spaces: Confronting Oppression in Campus and Community Organizing

12:30-1:30: OISE 5250: LUNCH

1:30-3:00:
OISE 5160: WORKSHOP: Rehearsing Resistance to Child Welfare Intervention into our Families
OISE 5240: WORKSHOP: Mobilization in Latin-America and the Caribbean
OISE 5150: Community Research in Action

3:15-4:45: 
OISE 5160: Resistance to Pan Am: Local Impacts of Mega Sporting Events
OISE 5150: Competing and Interdependent Agendas: Social, Environmental, and Legal Justice?
OISE 5250: WORKSHOP: Students Against Migrant Exploitation

5:00-6:30: 
OISE 5160: WORKSHOP: Canadian Extractivism: Extracting Resources, Extracting Culture, Extracting Labour
OISE 5240: WORKSHOP: Empowering Community: Unpacking Gender Based Violence and Bystander Education
OISE 5250: PANEL: Artists Warriors

More details on all the events at www.opirgtoronto.org/tracx. Get in touch with us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

 

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
OPIRG-Toronto

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