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SFU350 X SFPIRG Climate Justice & Intersectional Anti-Oppression Workshop

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SFU350 X SFPIRG Climate Justice & Intersectional Anti-Oppression Workshop

Register here to join SFU350 and SFPIRG in exploring a climate justice and anti-oppression-oriented lens towards climate change action.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of familiarity level with climate change work.

This event is one of many as part of SFU350’s Climate Emergency Declaration campaign. We are pushing SFU to declare a climate emergency and commit to a set of seven demands to make concrete commitments and achieve meaningful action in alignment with global science-based targets.

Institutions like SFU have the power to make concrete commitments and achieve meaningful action in alignment with global science-based targets. These commitments and actions should center and contribute to decolonization, reconciliation, and justice by design. SFU has already started on this process with its recent 2020-2025 Sustainability Plan. While this is an important step in the right direction, more can and should be done. This climate emergency declaration exceeds the requirements of the 2025 plan and calls on SFU to do much more, including the following:

  • declare a climate emergency;
  • take a stance on the TMX pipeline expansion;
  • promote divestment as a way to signal to other institutional investors that fossil fuels are no longer a wise investment;
  • ensure all SFU students graduate with an understanding of climate change and climate justice;
  • ensure SFU does not receive funding from fossil fuel special interest groups; set a comprehensive science-based university-wide decarbonization target and limit reliance on carbon offsets;
  • encourage standing in solidarity with direct actions for climate justice;
  • and recommend solutions that centre climate justice while also recognizing the ongoing harm that universities perpetuate.

Sign the petition: https://www.sfu350.com/ced

Follow us and SFPIRG on social media: @sfu350 @sfpirg

Land acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledges that we are working on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) Nations. Unceded means that this land was never surrendered, relinquished or handed over in any way. We continue to be on occupied lands and therefore, we acknowledge that we, as people living and working on these lands, must always centre our movement around Indigenous rights and sovereignty.

Accessibility, Technology and Privacy

  • This event will be hosted over Zoom and a link and password for access will be sent out to all registrants.
  • Closed captioning will be available for this event.
  • We will be able to offer ASL interpretation for this event. For us to book and secure an interpreter, or another accessibility-related measure please contact Gurleen Aujla at 350sfu@gmail.com by Friday, September 17th.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting

Community Agreement

  • There will be zero tolerance for those who promote violence against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or different ability. Anyone who incites harm towards other participants (be it through the chat, video or audio functions) will be removed at the discretion of our technical team and moderator.
  • Questions are welcomed and encouraged throughout the presentation!
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames they provide!
  • Respect the opinions of others. Every participant brings information, points of view and ideas to contribute
  • Practice self-care: if you need to take a break from the content, please feel free to do so.

Questions

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Gurleen Aujla at 350sfu@gmail.com.

Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

SFPIRG
Phone:
778-782-4360
Email:
info@sfpirg.ca
Website:
www.sfpirg.ca

Venue

Online
Website:
www.sfpirg.ca