O-Week: OPIRG/HRO Workshop - Occupy your education

  • Date

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009

  • Details

    What: Occupy Your Education - a panel discussion on student activism and activist soiree!

    Where: Rozanski Hall, Room 103, University of Guelph

    When: Tuesday, September 8, 7-9pm

    Why: Think University’s all about classes? Thanks to the work of students, in 2007 all coffee sold on campus is fair trade. In 1997, students occupied the administration office along with 8 other Universities in protest of rising tuition fees. This activism is part of a long tradition, as far back as 1913 when students created the Campus Co-op. So how are you going to make your mark? Come out to this panel discussion and hear from some awesome present-day activists. How did they get involved? What did they accomplish? What did they learn? And how can you take over?

    Aftewards, come out to the Bullring for free food and an activist meet and greet after the Occupy your Education Panel Discussion. Meet some local activists, ask questions, sign up to volunteer, find out about events and meet other students and campus community members who are interested in social justice.

    Hosted by OPIRG-Guelph and CSA Human Rights Office.

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