Apathy into Action Conference


Apathy into Action: Exploring Issues and Organizing Actions is RPIRG’s Annual Social Justice Conference at the University of Regina.

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Every year, sessions are organized over a number of days to engage students and the community in current issues impacting Regina, the U of R, and the world beyond our home. The goal of the conference is to introduce or provide information about these issues, as well as to equip students and community members with the skills needed to organize around these issues.

All sessions are FREE and open to students and the public!

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2017 marks the 10th year of Apathy into Action, and will take place January 20 & 21 on the University of Regina Main Campus!

Sessions for 2017 are (DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!):

Fri., Jan 20  Issues Sessions

10:30-11:20am “The Student Food Crisis” w/ the Regina Food Bank

11:30am-12:20pm  “Progression of Queer/Trans Organizing in Canada” w/ UR Pride

12:30-1:20pm  “Sexual Violence & Rape Culture: Where do we Stand?” w/ Claire Carter

1:30-2:20pm  “What is Trumpism?” w/ Lee Ward

2:30-4:00pm  “Digging into Standing Rock” w/ TBA

Sat., Jan 21  Workshops

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED – All Saturday workshops are now FULL. Sorry for the inconvenience!

9am-12pm (choose 1)

1. Community Organizing w/ Michelle Stewart & Chelsea Flook

**This workshop is now full

2. Caring for Self and Community w/ Sharmeen Khan

**This workshop is now full

1pm-4pm (choose 1)

1. Working Inside and Outside of Political Systems w/ Chelsea Flook, Tria Donaldson & Warren McCall

**This workshop is now full

2. Nonviolent Communication for Social Justice Advocates w/ Raven Sinclair

**This workshop is now full

 MORE (important) INFORMATION:

  • The venue for all sessions is wheelchair accessible.
  • There is an All Gender washroom located nearby in an adjacent building.
  • Coffee and Tea will be provided both days free of charge.
  • Registration ONLY required for the Saturday workshops.
  • We have a Facebook event with up-to-date information! Please RSVP there and stay tuned for some big announcements!
  • Lunch will be provided on Saturday ONLY for those staying for both a morning and afternoon session (sorry, budget is tight!). However, if you are only attending one workshop, you are more than welcome to bring a bagged lunch and stick around to make connections with other participants over the lunch hour from noon to 1pm.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Emily at outreach@rpirg.org!

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