Monday, March 02, 2015

Ain't scared of your jails: black students sit-in in 1960s USA in fight for civil rights

OPIRG Resource Centre is screening this gripping documentary from the Eyes on the Prize series: this episode "Ain't Scared of Your Jails" features college students and supporters staging nonviolent protests to defy segregation laws in the US south.

Come by the Resource Centre (MUSC 229) for 12:30pm to 1:30pm Thursday, March 5 for this free screening. Space limited.

Bring your lunch!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Warm Your Bones - Chili and a Chat

Stewards of Cootes Watershed presents

Cootes Paradise: Return of a Nature Reserve
Presentation by Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens

Sunday, March 1st 2-4pm – Dundas Town Hall

Featuring Deb Gronlund’s Famous Chili as refreshment

Find out the latest news about the hard work of the RBG and members of Project Paradise to remove the underlying stressors to this magnificent ecosystem and the remarkable ability of Nature to heal.
Everyone welcome – please RSVP if you can, show up if you can’t - Free Admission

Dundas Town Hall - NE entrance (under the red light in this map image)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fighting Back: Black History Month

Black History, American civil rights documentary, 1 hour
Screening from 12:30-1:30pm in the OPIRG Resource Centre (ORC)
Free. Stay after to discuss - bring your lunch

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cup O Connections coming again in March

Poster by Shawnee Matinnia

Road to Justice Event

The City of Hamilton’s Access and Equity Office is excited to have the opportunity to present the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic’s "Road to Justice" exhibit. This is a multi-media exhibit detailing the legislated racism and exclusion experienced by the Chinese community in Canada.

The Road to Justice Exhibit will be on display at Hamilton City Hall from April 1st to April 30th 2015 and open for viewing from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In addition, students and faculty are invited to attend an educational workshop session on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.The workshop will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 71 Main St. West. Following the workshop, students and teachers are invited view the Road to Justice Exhibit (please allocate 30 minutes to do this).

The educational workshop session will consist of educational presentations and activities regarding legislated racism in Canada as well as activism within the Chinese community. Presenters will include: Avvy Go, Clinic Director of the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and Anna Liu, Co-Chair of the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance.

If students or faculty are interesting in attending the event or for more information, please contact Jennifer Mak at or at 905-546-2424, extension 5766.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Eyes on the Prize Documentary Thursday 12:30pm

Still from 1 hour documentary Fighting Back
Free screening at OPIRG McMaster Resource Centre, 12:30 MUSC 229 #BlackHistory

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Faceless Dolls

OPIRG's McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance (MISCA) partnered with MSU WGEN during their week long WGEN Indigenous Women Campaign.  We put on a Faceless Doll Workshop as one of the events in the MUSC Atrium.  This event was in solidarity with the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.  Held on Friday February 13th from 11am-3pm.  People were invited to come and make a doll.

Photos by Allison Ouellette