OPIRG Peterborough shared Trent Central Student Association (TCSA)‘s event.

It’s OK to be [Against] White[ness]

March 12, 2018, 4:00pm – March 12, 2018, 5:00pm

Does White Privilege exist? Join keynote speaker Dr. Michael Cappello for a presentation and conversation about racial injustice.

When: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Where: Student Centre Events Space

Dr. Michael Cappello is a white settler living and working on Treaty 4 territory, in Regina Saskatchewan. He is an anti-oppressive educator in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. His work over the last 4 years has focused on teaching/learning against colonialism and teaching/learning into reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Questions about this event or topic? Contact Lindsay Yates. TCSA Ethical Standards Commissioner, at lindsayyates@trentu.ca

Thank you to Champlain College for the support and accommodations for this event.

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OPIRG Peterborough shared an event.

Standing up for Water – Sustainable Trent trip to Wyebridge

March 5, 2018, 9:30am – March 5, 2018, 5:30pm


Did you know:

The water of the Alliston Aquifer, located in Williams Treaty and spanning from Georgian Bay to the Oak Ridges Moraine, has been documented as the world’s purest water?

In 2009, Anishinabe Kwewag, farmers, community members and environmental groups successfully stopped the development of Site 41, a proposed landfill on the same aquifer that is being threatened today. A recent application to expand an existing quarry, including a new permit to take millions of litres of water a day to wash gravel, poses a direct threat to this crucial water source.

On Monday, March 5th, Sustainable Trent will be offering transportation to Wyebridge, Ontario, where a Sacred Vigil for the water will take place, followed by a Community Advisory Committee meeting to address the proposed expansion. We will be there to stand with the Anishinaabe Kwewag, Tiny Township and community members that continue to safe-guard this precious aquifer, while also learning about our own responsibilities to the water.

Who: Everyone! Open to all students and community members!

What: 1:00 pm Sacred Vigil for the Water
2:00 – 4:00 pm Community Advisory Committee

Where: Wye Bridge Community Centre, Wyebridge, Ontario

When: Monday March 5th, buses will leave 9:30 am & return 6:30 pm

If you are interested in joining us, please R.S.V.P at sustainabletrentu@gmail.com by 9:00am, Thursday March 1st!

Lunch and snacks will be provided!
**please bring your travel mugs!**

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Interested in becoming a board member for OPIRG Peterborough?

OPIRG Peterborough is looking for individuals who value the importance of student and community-based engagement through research, education and action on social justice and environmental issues, and can bring their knowledge and experience to help govern the organization with fellow directors.

Our board is comprised of 7 board members (student and community members). Portfolios include but are not limited to: Campus Outreach Liaison, Board Liaison, Staff Liaison, Financial Liaison, and Provincial Liaison. Board members are expected to meet for two hours bi-weekly. Board members are expected to commit a minimum of 2-4 hours each week.

Board members will be elected at our Annual General Meeting on March 23rd from 3-6pm in the Student Centre Event Space.

For more information visit our website opirgptbo.ca or email us at opirg@trentu.ca

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