LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

DisO 2022/ Sept 26-30; Image: Yellow background with black text. In the centre of an archway there is a tall pink happy flower with a watering can in leaf/hand. The tall flowering is watering a smaller flower, which has an expression of delight!
Thurs 29/ 6pm - 9:30pm  Velcro Hearts Chapbook Launch & Social  with the Centre for Women and Trans People (CWTP) and OPIRG York   Location: the Ross Building Podium/ Rain plan: First Student Centre, Rm 402); maroon background with white torn paper text box. On the left is the book cover for Velcro Hearts by Jaimie Quinn Mader.
Friday 30 3pm - 5:30pm /Transforming Masculinity & Moving Towards Collective Healing/ (on Zoom)/ with Ikake Rising/ **an online workshop space for men and masculine people;  On the left there are green palm branches on a beige background. In the top right corner are the logos for Ikake Rising and OPIRG at York. / FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP/ FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th/ 3-5pm EST/ With Ben Reid Howells and Natali Euale Montilla. At the bottom right is a photo of Ben—a white man smiling, arms crossed, red hair and beard. On the bottom right is a photo of Natali—a brown woman with long brown hair, a blue shirt.
Part 1- Orienting yourself to allyship and the Ecology of allyship (workshop with REDI) Abolition of death penalty (Amnesty International at York - Anusha) Part 2- Orienting yourself to allyship and the Ecology of allyship (workshop with REDI) panel discussion and free food? (OPIRG York event) Dismantling ableism (YFS Access Centre) Radical Walking Tour (OPIRG York) Evening film screening (Nat Taylor Films)   Accessible Digital Design (Victoria/ Design Justice Collective) Velcro Heart Chapbook launch and social    Transforming Masculinities (online workshop with Nat & Ben of Ikake Rising)
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CALL TO ACTION

Building Cultures of Care/ Disorienation Week with OPIRG York/ Join us this September 26-30!

DisOrientation 2022: Building a Culture of Care

Dis-Orientation Week is an alternative to Frosh Week promoting campus-based activism and political action. More information here.

Join OPIRG York and other campus organizations for a week of events that will support us to build a society in which everyone’s needs are met collaboratively, and cultures of care thrive!

This series will work toward creating collective care at York by encouraging students and community members to learn the skills that will nurture us all to show-up better together. Drawing on disability justice, feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial movements—we invite you into this culture-building process!

OPIRG-York Action groups   are collectives that mobilize around social and environmental justice.  We provide: $400 per school year, trainings,a webpage, and support with outreach and promotion!/ Apply by Oct 11

Form An Action Group This Fall

OPIRG-York Action groups are collectives that mobilize around social and environmental justice. We provide: $400 per school year, trainings,a webpage, and support with outreach and promotion!

The deadline to submit your form is OCTOBER 11th, 2022. Please submit the completed application to volunteer.opirgyork@gmail.com.

For more information and for the application form click here.

Join an Action Group! EUC Black Caucus/ Kalashakti: THe Power of Art/ Nat Taylor Film Screenings (Cinema Politica)

Join an OPIRG York Action Group!

All four of our Action Groups are open to receiving new members! Action Groups are the life of OPIRG York!

Each group works autonomously on anti-oppressive, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, and environmental justice campaigns and issues. Whether your vision for a just future centers around socialism, anarchism, anti-colonialism and anti-racism, just climate transitions—OPIRG wants to resource and nurture your work toward justice!

Learn more about our present Action Groups and consider applying for the next Action Group application cycle here.

Major human rights organizations, faith leaders, politicians and millions of people around the world agree: Israel is practicing apartheid. It’s time to stop it. Sign the pledge and stand #TogetherAgainstApartheid.

Together Against Apartheid Pledge

Major human rights organizations, faith leaders, politicians and millions of people around the world agree: Israel is practicing apartheid.

It’s time to stop it.

Join OPIRG York in signing this pledge and stand #TogetherAgainstApartheid.

This pledge will be used to demonstrate to world leaders that a growing number of people recognize the injustice of Israel’s policies and are standing together against apartheid, and that we expect them to do the same.

OPIRG YORK ENDORSES YU FOSSIL FREE CAMPAIGN

OPIRG York endorses the YU Fossil Free campaign, and we urge other campus groups and unions to join us in this student, staff and faculty-led movement calling on York University to divest from fossil fuels & reinvest in a just, climate-safe future through transparent, sustainable investment practices. It is urgent and necessary to address the University’s sustainability goals and fulfill the commitments to sustainable development, climate action and Indigenous rights in the 2020-2025 University Academic Plan. Please sign the petition here.

STOP CRIMINALIZING INDIGENOUS LAND DEFENDERS NOW!

OPIRG York has signed the letter, “From Wet’suwet’en to Tkaronto We Demand an End to the Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders” demanding an end to the criminalization of Indigenous land defenders. We call on our allies to do the same. Please learn more and consider signing here.

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