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Apathy Into Action!
January 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - January 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Regina Public Interest Research Group is excited to be hosting our 9th annual social justice conference, Apathy Into Action. Thursday and Friday are drop-in, but registration is required for the Saturday training workshops.
All sessions are FREE and open to both students and the public!
Thurs, Jan 28 – KEYNOTE PANEL
“Breaking Borders: A Panel on Refugee & Migrant Justice”
7PM, RIC 119 (RIC theatre).
FREE parking – Lot 15M
From experience to activism, join us for a presentation on breaking down societal and national borders to create a world that is inclusive of migrants and refugees. With panelists, Hani Al Moulia, Patience Umereweneza, and Michelle Stewart.
Fri, Jan 29 – ISSUE SESSIONS
ED Rainbow Pit (ED Cafe).
10:30AM-11:20AM “The Struggle for Living Wages in
Saskatchewan” w/ Andrew Stevens
11:30AM-12:20PM “Bees in the City” w/ Katherine Arbuthnott
12:30PM-1:20PM “Canadian Election 2015: The Aftermath”
w/ Dustin Koch
1:30PM-2:20PM “Dictated Identities & Trans* Rights”
w/ Bristol Armitage
2:30PM-3:20PM “Root Causes of Poverty”
w/ Engineers Without Borders
Sat, Jan 30 – TRAINING WORKSHOPS (*registration required!)
RIC 208, 209, and RIC Atrium.
FREE parking – Lot 10
Register in advance here: http://rpirg.org/
Choose 1 of 3 at registration:
1) Community Organizing: From Politics to Tactics w/ Michelle Stewart & Chelsea Taylor
How do you go from an idea to making connections and
organizing a project, event and/or action? This interactive
workshop will focus on the intersection of issues while
discussing effective strategies to organise for change.
2) Positive Space Training w/ Leo Keiser & Kobie Spriggs of UR Pride
This session will equip participants with language to
discuss LGBTQ identity and culture, and will offer context
and suggestions on keeping the spaces around you safer
for LGBTQ people to encounter. This workshop will be
discussion based, so bring your thoughts and questions!
3) Anti-Oppression Training w/ Mike Cappello
This workshop will engage participants with some basic
concepts/ideas in anti-oppressive work. These ideas will be
explored using race/racism as a specific example. Other
forms of oppression will also be discussed. Participants will
consider how to engage in relationship across the lines that
See you there!