(March 4) QPIRG Concordia Open House (workshops, snacks, drinks, discussion)

Are you interested in getting involved in community organizing?
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?
Do you have an idea related to social and environmental justice?

Come by QPIRG Concordia’s Open House!
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 12pm-6pm
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204

(above the Café Depôt, near métro Guy-Concordia, wheelchair accessible)
(please get in touch about get any accessibility needs)

We’ll have some snacks and drinks, as well informational materials on-hand.

QPIRG resource people will be available to answer your questions, or to brainstorm with you about your requests and ideas.
Come by at any time between 12pm and 6pm, whether for 15 minutes, or for a few hours.

During the day we will also be presenting two workshops:

1pm-2:30pm: “Solidarity Not Charity”: Activism in Montréal
“I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.” – Eduardo Galeano
Are your curious or interested in social justice organizing? If so, QPIRG Concordia presents monthly sessions about activism and community involvement for students. “Activism for Students 101” includes an overview of collectives, groups, organizations, campaigns and projects that people can join or volunteer, as well as answer any questions participants might have about social justice organizing in the Montreal context. We will also discuss QPIRG’s anti-oppression, grassroots organizing framework.. Welcome to all, students (including Cegep students) and non-students, community members and people curious about activism. Workshops take place in both English & French. No need to register. Just show up! The workshop session will last approximately 90 minutes.

3pm-5:30pm: Community-based social justice research
“Knowledge itself doesn’t make change for the better, it’s people with knowledge that do.”
We will present a model of “social justice research” rooted in principles of accessibility, popular education as well as rigor, while at the same time critiquing prevailing ideas of what constitutes “knowledge work”. We will also share many examples of community-based social justice research projects and methods, directly relevant and applicable to both campus and community members. The workshop will last approximately 90 minutes. Presented by members of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at Concordia, as well as the Community-University Research Exchange (CURE) and Study In Action.

Welcome to all!
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice. We seek to make campus-community links and inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches.
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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