March 4, 2017 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
University of Guelph, MacKinnon Bldg.
Guelph, MacKinnon Bldg., 87 Trent Lane
OPIRG Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium is a two day convergence of academic and community research, activism, and art focused on social and environmental justice issues.
This year, we are critically considering the ways that the election of a Trump regime, and the resurgence of other hard-right movements in the West and elsewhere affects our continued resistance to injustice and oppression.
By creating a space for the exchange of diverse knowledges between academics and community activists, our goal is to support the development of research that is useful to community-based campaigns and projects working for social change, and to make such research more accessible to all.
Some speakers so far:
Akio Maroon (Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, BLM, and more)
– Syed Hussan (No One is Illegal Toronto)
– Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh (Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, Ph.D student in Indigenous Critical Theory & Settler Colonial Studies)
– Adrian Perez (MA student in European Studies, Crossways in Cultural Narratives program)
– LUNCH PROVIDED
– FREE ADMISSION
– ON-SITE CHILDCARE
– CHILLOUT ROOM (with Active Listeners)
– REBEL KNOWLEDGE FAIR – Books, Zines, Community Organization Booths
– 12 WORKSHOPS & PANELS
Pre-registration has opened.
Or e-mail [email protected] to reserve a spot and let us know about any accessibility needs. If you’re on the pre-registration list you’ll get a ticket to guarantee your lunch, but registrations on the day will need to take your chances!