Save the Centre for Studies in Social Justice!

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 05:30

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:

A petition has been created to stop the closure of the Centre and to send a strong message to the University president and administration that the Centre matters to the University and the community. Please consider adding your signature and sharing it with your friends and allies.

We also invite you to write an email to administration. You can find a sample here:   The email can be sent to: President Wildeman ( [email protected] ) and CCed to Provost Leo Groarke ( [email protected]), VP Research, KW Michael Siu ( [email protected] ), Dean Robert Orr ( [email protected] ) and Tanya Basok, Director, Centre for Studies in Social Justice ( [email protected] ).

Please join us an action on June 3, 2013 at 1:30 at Sunset Ave. in front of Chrysler Hall Tower at the University of Windsor.
Please wear black
Flowers optional
Rain or shine event

Please share far and wide and help us demonstrate our continued passion and commitment to social justice at the University of Windsor.

Save our Centre for Studies in Social Justice

University of Windsor
Sunset Avenue
Windsor , ON
42° 18' 19.6956" N, 83° 3' 54.45" W
Ontario CA

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