DisOrientation 2019: Lived Pasts & Material Futures

(Dis)Orientation is an event series hosted by QPIRG (the Quebec Public Interest Research Group) that aims to provide an alternative orientation for incoming students, community members & returning students based on a foundation of intersectional social justice.
This year’s event series will feature panels, screenings & workshops in collaboration with the greater Concordia Community through the theme of Lived Pasts & Material Futures. It aims to illuminate the past of Concordia as an institution and provide undergraduates with the skill and knowledge to which they may otherwise not have access.
There is one flight of stairs leading to our offices from the Guy entrance. For step-free access use the entrance at 1625 de Maisonneuve Ouest. Buzz #0205 to be let through the automatic doors, then take the elevator up to the second floor. The door to our space is not automated and swings out. If you require someone to open the door, call (438) 700-4671.
QPIRG is a scent-free space. No scented products and no chemical products may be used during (Dis)Orientation events.
English to French whisper translation will be available at location.
Childcare will be available and provided with 48 hour notice by those who which to attend.
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) would like to acknowledge that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.
In recognition of our gathering on these lands for (Dis)Orientation, QPIRG has made a donation to The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community and we look forward to increasing our support and programming for Indigenous community members in the years to come.
MAIN EVENT: Disorientation https://www.facebook.com/events/506641183496888/

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Underground Walking Tour of Concordia
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Diversity/Adversity in STEM fields

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Naloxone & Overdose Prevention Training for Non-Medical Professionals
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Naloxone & Overdose Prevention Training for Non-Medical Professionals (Women & Gender Minorities only)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Anti-Gentrification Community Bike tour
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Queer Support Group: Welcome to Concordia

Friday, September 13, 2019

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Anti-Gentrification Community Bike tour (Back-up date)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
School Schmool Journal Launch Party