RPIRG News & Events


Join Stefan Christoff For His Talk on the 2012 Quebec Student Protests

Join us on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00PM, in the lower hall of the Unitarian Fellowship of Regina, (on the corner of Angus St. and College Ave).

Stefan Christoff will be giving a talk exploring the ways that social movements can impact and change in society. Reflecting on experiences during the Quebec student strike in 2012 and over a decade of grassroots organizing in Quebec, Christoff will reflect and detail strategies, tactics and different methodologies experienced in activist campaigns. This talk will actively reflect on possible ways to build an activist campaign, from the role of printed materials, to the process of organizing meetings, to ideas on ways to build social networks to build popular support for your activist work.

Stefan Christoff is an artist and community activist based in Montreal who recently published Le fond de l’air est rouge, a collection of texts about the 2012 Quebec student uprising. Written between spring 2011 and summer 2012, this series of articles includes firsthand accounts of the incredible street protests in Montreal and reflections on the student strike within the context of Quebec revolutionary history.
http://howlarts.net/words

 

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Annual Report Now Online

How have we been spending our time this past year? You can find out, in full-colour, illustrated detail! Our 2012-2013 Annual Report is now online. Annual Report Cover 2012-13 (Medium)

Highlights include:

  • campaigns we’ve worked on or founded
  • descriptions of our research projects
  • some featured Radical Reads from our library
  • a list of funded events, projects, and training
  • lots of smiling faces!

 

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October Funding Deadline Approaching!

Do you have a social/environmental justice project, event, or group that you would like to start, and maybe need a little bit of financial assistance? RPIRG’s October 1st funding deadline is approaching fast, so don’t forget to submit an application either online or in person.

For more information about eligibility or about past funded efforts, please visit our Funding Page at http://rpirg.org/funding/

 

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Come One, Come All To Our Dis-Orientation Week!

Dis-Orientation Week
RPIRG is throwing our own back-to-school event. Dis-Orientation Week, following Orientation Week, is back for another year of upside-down fun!

This year, Dis-Orientation Week will be the week of September 9th-13th. Events as follows:

Sept.10thGreen Patch Harvest Celebration, 11:30am-1:00pm – Come out and help pick some of our very own campus grown veggies (and maybe take some home for yourself!)
Bus-Taker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Starts at 5:35pm – A tour of Regina by public transit and a cheap evening movie at Galaxy Cinemas! Starts in front of the Riddell Centre. Don’t forget your ticket! (Hosted by UR Sustainability)

Sept.11thLibrary on the Green, 11:00am – 3:00pm – Come out to the campus green and check out our alternative libraries at RPIRG and UR Pride!
Sexual Health Clinic, 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Held in the Aboriginal Student Centre Workshop Space, come out and get tested, prescriptions, and learn all about sexual health! (Hosted by The Women’s Centre, UR Pride, and The Aboriginal Student’s Centre)

Sept.13thBike Workshop, 11:00am-3:00pm – Held in front of the Riddell Centre, come out and learn all about how to care for your bicycle and alternative and environmentally friendly modes of transportation!

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Helping Regina’s Disadvantaged

Helping the Disadvantaged

Many in Regina struggle to ensure their basic needs – such as food, shelter, clothing, personal safety and medical assistance – are met. University of Regina’s Dr. Marc Spooner helped address this need by participating in a group that created The Regina Survival Guide and Map. The map provides the location of community based organizations that help those in need. The Regina Survival Guide Map and Guide was updated in August and posted online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/158998927/Regina-Survival-Guide-and-Map-V-4

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Registration for the Fall 2013 Toolkit Workshop Series Now Open!

Registration for our Fall 2013 Toolkit Workshop Series is now open!

A series of half-day personal and professional development workshops, designed to teach students and community members skills that can help them work in non-profit and community-based organizations. Join us for one, or come for all four!

For more information, look for The Toolkit Workshop Series under Events & Projects.

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RPIRG Welcomes New Outreach and Events Coordinator

Meet Alicia Miller, our new Outreach and Events Coordinator:

“I’m in my second full year at the U of R taking International Studies. I’m very passionate about human rights and environmental issues, which is why I’m in my program. I currently volunteer at the Regina Sexual Assault Centre as an Overnight Volunteer Advocate/Councilor, and have volunteered on the Queen City Pride Board and at Ten Thousand Villages where I eventually became a manager over my 4 years there. I love riding my bicycle because it’s better for the environment, and I’m all about personal mental and physical health. I’ve received several scholarships based on my academic average alone and I absolutely love learning and acquiring knowledge. I take a great interest in politics and hope that someday I’ll be able to be in a position where I can make a positive change in the world. I’m super excited about taking on this position because it combines all of the things that I love and am passionate about, with the convenience of being at my university!”

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RPIRG is hiring a student Outreach and Events Coordinator

RPIRG is hiring a for the position of Outreach and Events Coordinator.

If you are interested in applying, please review the SaskJobs posting, or take a look at the full description – Outreach and Events Coordinator.

Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to info@rpirg.org, and will be accepted until 9am on Monday, July 22nd, 2013.

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Summer Funding Round – now accepting applications!

If you have an idea for an event, project, or group that would work towards social and environmental justice initiatives, we can help! Any student can submit an application to hold an event, bring in a speaker, have a rally, throw a gala, go to a conference, host a workshop, or any number of things that promote a social or environmental justice issue.

You can find application forms and examples of successful applications here: www.rpirg.org/funding

The deadline for applications for the summer funding round is June 30.

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Generating Momentum 2013 Registration Now Open!

Looking for a great opportunity this summer to meet and connect with other young leaders in Saskatchewan?

GenMo posterSCIC and RPIRG are excited to open registration for our 4th annual Generating Momentum: Activist Leadership Training Camp! If you are 18 to 29 years of age and are passionate about social, global, and environmental justice, this camp is for you!

This year, the camp will be held at Camp Easter Seal, which is located at the beautiful Manitou Beach, just north of Watrous, SK. Our dynamic workshops will include campaign planning, alternative media training, anti-racist education, action training, corporatism, trade and citizenship, group decision making, knowing the treaties, ecological justice, canoeing, hiking, movement building, being an ally, and more!

Our workshops and sessions this year will be focused on uniting progressive voices. With the emergence of widespread social movements such as Arab Spring and printemps erable, the appetite for change is apparent. In Saskatchewan, the flourishing Idle No More movement has shown how different groups of people can come together and find a home for their voices, make them heard, and has inspired previously inactive people to become engaged and involved. What can we learn from this? We will be exploring the interconnectedness of issues in order to understand the societal and economic systems that shape, constrain, and help us.

You will leave the camp with more ideas and skills to create unified partnerships that will respond to needs in communities – partnerships that can collectively mobilize and pool local resources to create positive change!

We are rolling out an early-bird registration fee – only $50 until July 1st! After July 1st, the fee will go up to $75. We are expecting to fill up quickly, so make sure to register early. Bursaries for the cost of registration will also be available. For registration information, please visit:
www.generatingmomentum.rpirg.org

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