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This weekend!: STUDY IN ACTION | ART IN ACTION | RE-CREATING THE COMMONS

In solidarity with the student general strike …
STUDY IN ACTION 2012!
FRIDAY, MARCH 2 – SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
on the 7th floor of the Hall Building
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, MONTRÉAL
Free & welcome to all!

INFO: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction

HIGHLIGHTS

* TONITE (6:30pm): OPENING PANEL: RE-CREATING THE COMMONS
with Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch), Suresh Naidu (Occupy Wall Street), Julie Châteauvert (Les femmes ont faim), and Shannon Franssen (Solidarité St-Henri).

The Study In Action opening panel will explore the reclamation of community spaces in diverse ways — including local examples related to gentrification and public art. We’ll discuss together how to reclaim and create the commons, in resistance to capitalism & patriarchy. INFO: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/?p=2751

* SATURDAY & SUNDAY: SEVEN PANEL PRESENTATIONS & FOUR WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Undergraduate students and community activists will together be presenting their community-based social justice research on the following seven panels:
Criminalization and Resistance * Bodily Sovereignty and Disability Politics * Transgender Health, Research, and Resources * Exploring Contested Spaces * Anti-Violence, Hip Hop and Rock & Roll: Youth Organizing In Montreal * Indigenous Resistance and Survival * Alternative Pedagogies: Challenging the Academy

The following community workshops will be presented during the weekend of Study In Action:
The Cirque Social: An alternative and inclusive space to outreach creatively to marginalized people * Parole sans parole, the prequel: The Vulture * Occupy What?! A critical look at Occupy Movements Within and Beyond Montreal * Anti-authoritarian Media in Quebec

INFO: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction

* GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE

The following community groups are participating in STUDY IN ACTION: Action Santé TravestiEs et TransexuelLEs du Québec (ASSTeQ) * Cirque Social * Collectif de recherche sur l’autonomie collective-Québec * Justice for the Victims of Police Killings * Ligue des droits et libertés * Missing Justice * No One Is Illegal- Montreal * People’s Commission Network * Right to the City * Rock Camp for Girls * South Asian Youth (SAY) * Termite Collective Montreal * Writing Our Rhymes Down (W.O.R.D.)

* ALL WEEKEND: ART IN ACTION

ART IN ACTION highlights creative expression on social and environmental justice issues through diverse mediums including: drawing, painting, photography, performance, film & video, installation, spoken word, zine, collage, watercolour, poster and print.

This year ART IN ACTION includes close to thirty exhibits, installations and performances from: Claude Bernier-Tremblay * Al Blair * Karen Boyles * Anne Breton * Andrea deBruijn * Sylvia Chan * Emily Yun Ching Clare & Ryan Kai Cheng Thom * Shaw Desjean * Colectivo Dignidad Migrante * Arthur Gauthier * Guillaume Girard * GLAD Theatre Collective * Bianca Hlywa * Alix Hugonnier * Sophie Ingels-Fortier * Virginie Jourdain * John Lanthier * Naomi Large * Allison LaSorda * Emmanuelle Lippé * Kevin Yuen Kit Lo * Simone Lucas & Christian Scott * Cassandra Marsillo * Léa Radoslava Marinova * Erica Mazerolle * Nadia Myre * Hannah Palmer * Sheryl-Ann Simpson * Keara Yim

INFO: http://qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction/art
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/237215266364030/

* TODAY: ART IN ACTION PERFORMANCES
- Piece of Trash (GLAD Collective, Concordia University): FRIDAY, March 2 at 1pm.
- Suces Moi (Virginie Jourdain): FRIDAY, March 2, 6pm.

* SATURDAY 6PM: ART IN ACTION FILM & PERFORMANCE NIGHT
at 2055 Bishop Street (not wheelchair accessible); featuring:
- Opium Dreams (performance by Emily Yun Ching Clare & Ryan Kai Cheng Thom);
- Banca Rota (video by Emmanuelle Lippé)
- La femme aux cigarettes (film by Léa Radoslava Marinova)

- READ MORE below or visit: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction
- STUDY IN ACTION / ART IN ACTION events take place on the 7th floor of the Hall Building – 1455 de Maisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia. Wheelchair accessible.
- CONTACT: studyinaction@qpirgconcordia.org / 514-848-7585
- REGISTRATION is encouraged: http://qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction/register-here/ (free!)
- STUDY IN ACTION / ART IN ACTION are joint projects of QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill


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Opening Panel of Study In Action 2012:
RE-CREATING THE COMMONS
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 6:30pm
7th floor, Hall Building, Concordia University
(métro Guy-Concordia) MONTREAL

- Free! Welcome to all!
- Wheelchair accessible.
- Whisper translation in English and French.
- ASL translation available for opening panel.
- Childcare available on-site

Study In Action this year draws its inspiration from the resistance in public spaces worldwide — from Tahrir Square to Spain’s indignados, from Occupy Wall Street to local community organizing. The opening panel will explore the reclamation of community spaces in diverse ways — including local examples related to gentrification and public art. We’ll discuss together how to reclaim and create the commons, in resistance to capitalism & patriarchy.

We will discuss the idea of “commons” acknowledging that Canada is a settler state, on occupied Indigenous lands, and that understanding Indigenous perspectives and struggles is crucial to navigating how we ultimately share so-called “public space.”

Confirmed speakers include:

- JULIE CHÂTEAUVERT: member of the local art collectives Les femmes ont faim (http://plottes.wordpress.com/), Les delicates Attentions (http://lesplottes.com/) and Artivistic (http://artivistic.org/). She was also the coordinator for community relations for the Dare-Dare Center (http://www.dare-dare.org/)

- SILVIA FEDERICI: scholar, teacher, and activist; member of the Midnight Notes Collective; author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. Sample articles: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-4580.2010.00319.x/pdf & http://www.commoner.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/federici-feminism-and-the-politics-of-commons.pdf

- SHANNON FRANSSEN: coordinator of Solidarité St-Henri, a coalition of anti-poverty community groups involved with public space issues in the southwest, including community opposition to the Turcot highway interchange. Info: http://www.solidarite-sh.org & http://mobilisation-turcot.info/

- SURESH NAIDU: Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and active participant at Occupy Wall Street. Info: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/occupy-wall-street-zuccotti-columbia-economics-professor_n_1082766.html

This panel opens the STUDY IN ACTION weekend, which will include 7 panels, 4 workshops and the ART IN ACTION exhibition featuring close to 30 exhibits. Together, STUDY IN ACTION & ART IN ACTION highlight undergraduate, community and artistic contributions to social and environmental justice research and ideas.

STUDY IN ACTION / ART IN ACTION events take place on the 7th floor of the Hall Building – 1455 de Maisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia. Wheelchair accessible.

STUDY IN ACTION is a joint project of QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill.
Info: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction514-848-7585studyinaction@qpirgconcordia.org

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STUDY IN ACTION
A grassroots undergraduate and community research conference

Featuring contributions to social and environmental justice research by students, activists, and artists

March 3-4, 2012 at Concordia University
7th floor, Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve West)
métro Guy-Concordia, MONTREAL
info: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction

- RE-CREATING THE COMMONS Opening Panel on Friday, March 2 (read above for details)
- ART IN ACTION from February 27-March 4 (read below for details)
- STUDY IN ACTION is a joint project of QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill

- Free & welcome to all!
- Wheelchair accessible. Free childcare on-site during the conference.
- Whisper translation in English and French will be available.
- Vegan lunch served on Saturday and Sunday
- Conference registration is encouraged: http://qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction/register-here/
- Attend one panel, workshop or event, or attend them all!
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SCHEDULE

(see below for details about panel presentations and workshops)

Please note that unfortunately the workshop on sex-positive conversations has been cancelled. In addition, Shoshana Erlich will regretfully no longer be presenting on the Trans Health panel due to our inability to guarantee adequate ASL interpretation. The Study in Action committee wishes to extend our apologies and is committed to improving the accessibility of the conference in the future.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2:
6:30pm — Opening Panel: Re-Creating the Commons
with Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch), Suresh Naidu (Occupy Wall Street), Julie Châteauvert (Les femmes ont faim), and Shannon Franssen (Solidarité St-Henri)

SATURDAY, MARCH 3:
9:30am – 10:30am: Breakfast and registration
10:30am – 12:00pm: Session 1
- Panel: Criminalization and Resistance
12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:00pm: Session Two
- Panel: Bodily Sovereignty and Disability Politics
- Workshop: The Cirque Social: An alternative and inclusive space to outreach creatively to marginalized people
3:00 – 3:30pm: Break
3:30 – 5:00pm: Session Three

- Workshop: Parole sans parole, the prequel: The Vulture (starting at 3pm)
- Panel: Transgender Health, Research, and Resources
- Panel: Exploring Contested Spaces

SUNDAY, MARCH 4:
10:00 – 10:30 am: Breakfast
10:30 am – 12:00pm: Session 1
- Workshop: Occupy What?! A critical look at Occupy Movements Within and Beyond Montreal
12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:00pm: Session Two
- Panel: Anti-Violence, Hip Hop and Rock & Roll: Youth Organizing In Montreal
- Panel: Indigenous Resistance and Survival
3:00 – 3:30pm: Break
3:30 – 5:00pm: Session Three
- Panel: Alternative Pedagogies: Challenging the Academy
- Workshop: Anti-authoritarian Media in Quebec
SEVEN PANEL PRESENTATIONS (March 3-4)
Undergraduate students and community activists will together be presenting their community-based social justice research on the following seven panels:

i) Criminalization and Resistance (Saturday, March 3, 10:30am)
- Police Abuse and Access to Legal Services in Quebec City (Emilie Guimond-Bélanger, Ligue des droits et libertés)
- Organizing against Police Impunity (Julie Matson, Justice for the Victims of Police Killings)
- Understanding and Resisting Double Punishment (Robyn Maynard, No One Is Illegal- Montreal)
- The Criminalization of Student Protest at McGill University (Christian Scott, McGill University)

ii) Bodily Sovereignty and Disability Politics (Saturday, March 3, 1:30pm)

- Unbounded Embodiment vs. Containment and Control: A Critical Analysis of Fatphobia (Andrea DeBruijn, Concordia University)
- The Language of Pain: Pain as a Noun, Verb and Narrative (Simone Lucas, McGill University, with Eve Sanders)
– Choreographing Inclusive Spaces: How Dance, Architecture and Disability Collide (Ariel Appel, McGill University)
- Disability and the Militarization of Urban Spaces: Configuring Radical Accessibility and Communities of Support in Contexts of War (Al Blair, McGill University)

iii) Transgender Health, Research, and Resources (Saturday, March 3, 3:30pm)
- The default Trans (Gabrielle Bouchard, Concordia University)
- Centralizing Community Knowledge: Reflecting on the Creation of Trans Community Resources (Jackson Ezra, Action Santé TravestiEs et TransexuelLEs du Québec – ASSTeQ)

iv) Exploring Contested Spaces (Saturday, March 3, 3:30pm)
- Gentrification, Consultation and Resistance: The Case of Shaughnessy Village (Kelly Pennington, Concordia University/Right to the City)
- Montreal’s Security Industrial Complex (Cleve Higgins, People’s Commission Network)
- Witnessing and Photography in Student Movements (Allison Cooper, McGill University)
- Place and Displacement: Mapping Narratives of Kouchibouguac (Julia Gregory, Concordia University)

v) Anti-Violence, Hip Hop and Rock & Roll: Youth Organizing In Montreal (Sunday, March 4, 1:30pm)
- South Asian Youth (SAY) and Anti-Racist Feminist Organizing (South Asian Youth is a working group of the South Asian Women’s Community Center)
- Writing Our Rhymes Down… into curriculum (Lindsay Lichty, Concordia University/W.O.R.D. (Writing Our Rhymes Down))
- Rebel girls: Creating a space for female empowerment and education (Heather Hardie, Concordia University/Rock Camp for Girls)

vi) Indigenous Resistance and Survival (Sunday, March 4, 1:30pm)
- Taking Responsibility for Violence Against Indigenous Women (Candice Cascanette, Concordia University/Missing Justice)
- Otepemisiwak: Armed Métis Nationhood, 1818-1885 (William Leonard Felepchuk, University of Ottawa)
- Examining the Increasing Rates of Homelessness Amongst Inuit Women in Montreal (Carly Seltzer, Concordia University)

vii) Alternative Pedagogies: Challenging the Academy (Sunday, March 3, 3:30pm)
- Voices and Abortion Access in Canada (Lindsay Beattie, Concordia University)

- Music Education as a Tool for Preserving Dominant Canadian Culture (Jillian Sudayan, McGill University)
- The University of the Streets Cafe: Conversation for a Learning Society (Sarine Makdessian, Concordia University)
- Aboriginal Education: Subsidized School or Colonial Tool (Michaela Holt, Concordia University)

FOUR WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS (March 3-4)
The following community workshops will be presented during the weekend of Study In Action:

- The Cirque Social: An alternative and inclusive space to outreach creatively to marginalized people (Saturday, March 3, 1:30pm)
presented by Le cirque social (Montreal)

- Parole sans parole, the prequel: The Vulture, A Multi-media Play (Saturday, March 3, 3pm)
presented by the Termite Collective (Montreal)

- Occupy What?! A critical look at Occupy Movements Within and Beyond Montreal (Sunday, March 3, 10:30am)
with Suresh Naidu (Columbia University/Occupy Wall Street), Emily Ekelund (Concordia University) and participants in Occupy Montreal

- Anti-authoritarian Media in Quebec (Sunday, March 3, 3:30pm)
presented by Aaron Lakoff & Sandra Jeppesen (Collectif de recherche sur l’autonomie collective-Québec)

STUDY IN ACTION is a joint project of QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill.

INFO: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinactionstudyinaction@qpirgconcordia.org514-848-7585

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ART IN ACTION 2012
Creative student and community contributions related to social and environmental justice

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 4, 2012
7th Floor, Hall Building at Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia
wheelchair accessible — free — welcome to all

ART IN ACTION highlights creative expression on social and environmental justice issues through diverse mediums including: drawing, painting, photography, performance, film & video, installation, spoken word, zine, collage, watercolour, poster, and print.

This year ART IN ACTION includes close to thirty exhibits, installations and performances from: Claude Bernier-Tremblay * Al Blair * Karen Boyles * Anne Breton * Andrea deBruijn * Sylvia Chan * Emily Yun Ching Clare & Ryan Kai Cheng Thom * Shaw Desjean * Colectivo Dignidad Migrante * Arthur Gauthier * Guillaume Girard * GLAD Theatre Collective * Bianca Hlywa * Alix Hugonnier * Sophie Ingels-Fortier * Virginie Jourdain * John Lanthier * Naomi Large * Allison LaSorda * Emmanuelle Lippé * Kevin Yuen Kit Lo * Simone Lucas & Christian Scott * Cassandra Marsillo * Léa Radoslava Marinova * Erica Mazerolle * Nadia Myre * Hannah Palmer * Sheryl-Ann Simpson * Keara Yim

- full details at http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction/art
- facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/237215266364030/

ART IN ACTION is part of STUDY IN ACTION, which together not only cross disciplinary lines, but also transcend borders between academic and popular knowledge. For more information about STUDY IN ACTION: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction

ART IN ACTION Viewing Hours:
- Friday, March 2, 10am-10pm — “5 à 7”, with artists present
- Saturday, March 3, 10am-8pm
- Sunday, March 4, 10am-6pm

TODAY: ART IN ACTION PERFORMANCES:
- Piece of Trash (GLAD Collective, Concordia University): FRIDAY, March 2 at 1pm.
- Suces Moi (Virginie Jourdain): FRIDAY, March 2, 6pm.

SATURDAY 6PM: ART IN ACTION FILM & PERFORMANCE NIGHT
at 2055 Bishop Street (not wheelchair accessible); featuring:
- Opium Dreams (performance by Emily Yun Ching Clare & Ryan Kai Cheng Thom);
- Banca Rota (video by Emmanuelle Lippé)
- La femme aux cigarettes (film by Léa Radoslava Marinova)

- After March 4 until the end of the month, Art In Action exhibits will be displayed at L’Escalier, Galerie X, the Concordia Greenhouse, QPIRG Concordia, and other locations around Montreal.

INFO: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction/artstudyinaction@qpirgconcordia.org514-848-7585