A grassroots undergraduate and community research conference
Featuring contributions to social and environmental justice research by students, activists, and artists
MARCH 2-4, 2012
at Concordia University, MONTREAL
- Free & welcome to all!
- Wheelchair accessible.
- Free childcare on-site during the conference.
- Whisper translation in English and French will be available as well as ASL interpretation for the opening panel and some of the daytime sessions.
- Vegan lunch served on Saturday and Sunday
- Conference registration is encouraged: http://qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction/register-here/
- Attend one panel, workshop or event, or attend them all!
- STUDY IN ACTION & ART IN ACTION are joint projects of QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill
OPENING PANEL: RE-CREATING THE COMMONS (March 2, 6:30pm)
with Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch), Suresh Naidu (Occupy Wall Street), Julie Châteauvert (Les femmes ont faim), and Shannon Franssen (Solidarité St-Henri).
The Study In Action opening panel will explore the reclamation of community spaces in diverse ways — including local examples related to gentrification and public art. We’ll discuss together how to reclaim and create the commons, in resistance to capitalism & patriarchy.
ART IN ACTION (February 27-March 4)
ART IN ACTION highlights creative expression on social and environmental justice issues through diverse mediums including: drawing, painting, photography, performance, film & video, installation, spoken word, zine, collage, watercolour, poster and print.
This year ART IN ACTION includes close to thirty exhibits, installations and performances from: Claude Bernier-Tremblay * Al Blair * Karen Boyles * Anne Breton * Andrea deBruijn * Sylvia Chan * Emily Yun Ching Clare & Ryan Kai Cheng Thom * Shaw Desjean * Colectivo Dignidad Migrante * Arthur Gauthier * Guillaume Girard * GLAD Theatre Collective * Bianca Hlywa * Alix Hugonnier * Sophie Ingels-Fortier * Virginie Jourdain * John Lanthier * Naomi Large * Allison LaSorda * Emmanuelle Lippé * Kevin Yuen Kit Lo * Simone Lucas & Christian Scott * Cassandra Marsillo * Léa Radoslava Marinova * Erica Mazerolle * Nadia Myre * Hannah Palmer * Sheryl-Ann Simpson * Keara Yim
SEVEN PANEL PRESENTATIONS (March 3-4)
Undergraduate students and community activists will together be presenting their community-based social justice research on the following seven panels:
Criminalization and Resistance * Bodily Sovereignty and Disability Politics * Transgender Health, Research, and Resources * Exploring Contested Spaces * Anti-Violence, Hip Hop and Rock & Roll: Youth Organizing In Montreal * Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis Resistance and Survival * Alternative Pedagogies: Challenging the Academy
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SIX WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS (March 3-4)
The following community workshops will be presented during the weekend of Study In Action:
The Cirque Social: An alternative and inclusive space to outreach creatively to marginalized people * Community-Building Through A Sex-Positive Conversation * Parole sans parole, the prequel: The Vulture * Do you hear what I see? An exploration of the evolution of deaf music * Occupy What?! A critical look at Occupy Movements Within and Beyond Montreal * Anti-authoritarian Media in Quebec
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Undergraduate research submissions from students at:
Concordia University * McGill University * University of Ottawa * Ryerson University * University of Victoria
GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE
The following community groups are participating in STUDY IN ACTION:
Action Santé TravestiEs et TransexuelLEs du Québec (ASSTeQ) * Cirque Social * Collectif de recherche sur l’autonomie collective-Québec * Justice for the Victims of Police Killings * Ligue des droits et libertés * Missing Justice * No One Is Illegal- Montreal * People’s Commission Network * Right to the City * Rock Camp for Girls * South Asian Youth (SAY) * Termite Collective Montreal * Writing Our Rhymes Down (W.O.R.D.)
- READ MORE below or visit: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction
- STUDY IN ACTION / ART IN ACTION events take place on the 7th floor of the Hall Building – 1455 de Maisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia. Wheelchair accessible.
- CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org / 514-848-7585
- REGISTRATION is encouraged: http://qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction/register-here/ (free!)
- STUDY IN ACTION / ART IN ACTION are joint projects of QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill