SCHOOL SCHMOOL: The 2013-14 alternative agenda & day planner

SCHOOL SCHMOOL is the name of the activist day planner for students at Concordia, McGill and the wider Montreal community. SCHOOL SCHMOOL includes engaging articles, resources and practical tools for students and non-students alike to participate in social and environmental justice activism, as well as a useful day planner to organize busy academic and activist schedules. SCHOOL SCHMOOL is a joint project of the Quebec Public Interest Research Groups (QPIRG) at McGill and Concordia.
This year’s SCHOOL SCHMOOL includes three main sections:
i) THE ISSUES: to educate and inspire us
ii) THE GROUPS: to help us get involved in the community
iii) THE AGENDA: to keep us organized and on top of things
Some of the articles in this year’s agenda include:
– Indigenous resistance and struggles
– 2012 student strike and the attempt at a “social strike”
– History of Quebec language politics
– Disability and social justice movements
– Building a Solidarity City
– Bylaw P-6 and the repression of demonstrations
– Physical and sexual health
– Mental health and madness
– Emotional and herbal self-care
– Resisting gentrification
– Concordia’s new sexual assault centre
– Transgender rights
– Fighting fatphobia
– Being a penpal to queer prisoners
– Transformative justice
– Canada’s gutting employment insurance
– Parenting and social change
– Beekeeping in Montreal
– and more!

There is beautiful original artwork throughout the publication. We hope that this ad-free, anti-corporate organizer will be useful whether you are a new student, a seasoned veteran of rad activism, or just curious.
SCHOOL SCHMOOL is now available at either QPIRG McGill or QPIRG Concordia during our office hours:
3647 University, 3rd floor
(McGill metro)
Office hours: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm
contact: 514-398-7432 or
QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #204
(Guy-Concordia metro)
space is wheelchair accessible
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-6pm
contact: 514-848-7585 or
[We’ll be posting more locations where you can pick up School Schmool in this space shortly.]
Here’s an excerpt from the introduction to this year’s School Schmool:
Why School Schmool?
School Schmool is your radical guide to your often unradical school. University can (and should be) more than an ivory tower, and this agenda highlights exciting ways to bridge the gap between academia and issues outside the classroom.
School Schmool dates back to 1994. It began as a bi-annual publication that brought together group profiles, articles, and practical resources of use to all students, especially those interested in environmental and social justice issues. It was resurrected as an agenda and resource book in the summer of 2006, and has been connecting the McGill, Concordia, and Montreal communities ever since.
The 2013-2014 edition of School Schmool has three sections. `The Issues` features articles on a wide variety of topics from an overview of the transformative justice movement to urban beekeeping. At the end of the Issues section, there is a small resource listing providing key phone numbers and websites to projects and services mentioned in the articles, including parenting resources and a listing of anarchist & anti-capitalist spaces in the city. If you are looking to plug into some organizing in Montreal, turn to `The Groups` to read about different local organizations working on various issues, listed thematically. Finally, you can keep track of your busy life with `The Agenda` section of School Schmool.
We hope this ad-free, non-corporate, autonomous guide will inspire you and help you locate the struggles you want to fight for and find support within. What are you waiting for? Educate yourself about things you find important. Hold onto yourself and your values. Find community to make you feel safe and part of a larger struggle. Honour the struggles that came before, that inspire and direct those that transpire today. And never give up.
In solidarity,
School Schmool 2013-14
Le Groupe de recherche d’intérêt public du Québec à Concordia (GRIP Concordia)
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia University (QPIRG Concordia)
Your campus-community link for social change!
Nous sommes situés à / We are located at:
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, # 204
tél: 514-848-7585 – fax: 514-848-7584
Heures d’ouvertures : lundi à jeudi, 12h-18h
Office Hours: M-Th, 12-6pm
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