Sep 21 to Sep 25

DisOrientation is a radically different, politically progressive, series of events that will offer all students access and insight into the exciting political and social justice spheres that exist at York University and in our city. By bringing together a wide range of campus and community groups and services, we are trying to draw the links between the many different kinds of political, environmental and social justice based activism that exists on campus and in our communities.

Events will be happening all week, between Monday, Sept. 21st and Friday, Sept 24th.

Aug 17 to Aug 31

OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites aboriginal people, people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people; transgender, transsexual, intersex and two-spirit people; single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants, people from non-academic backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the contributions and experiences they would bring to the OPIRG organization in their cover letter. All applicants are asked for a brief statement on their views of power and oppression.

Aug 12

The newly elected Board of Directors and OPIRG staff have arranged a meeting for OPIRG’s working groups, campus service groups, students, and community members. The purpose of this meeting is for strategic planning, visioning, and discussion of events and campaigns to focus on during the 2015-2016 school year, while also acting as a space to discuss the general activity of OPIRG over the past year.

Apr 30

OPIRG York AGM & Elections
AGM  - April 30th in Student Centre room 313, from 1 to 3pm.

Aug 28

York University has a long history of protest and social movements.

Jul 2
DisOrientation 2014 Needs You -- Planning Meeting, July
Jul 2
DisOrientation 2014 Needs You -- Planning Meeting, July
May 29 to Jun 12

Student Summer 2014 Job Posting - Special Events and Programming Coordinator at OPIRG York
20 Hours a week at $15.00/hour for 10 weeks (plus 10 hours flex)

This position will assist in the planning for events through OPIRG York, along with developing an outreach strategy to reach out to community organizations in the North York area and student clubs at York University.

May 15

YU Free Press is looking for editors + new volunteers -- Learn & get experience in Alternative Media!

SEE POSITIONS HERE: http://www.mediafire.com/view/7wwebohycg41lv9/YUFP_Positions.doc

APPLY BY EMAILING: yufreepress@gmail.com

The YU Free press is an alternative news magazine at York that supports critical analysis of the corporate media model. We are firmly opposed to oppression in all its possible forms (gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, religion, class, etc.) and are dedicated to upholding and promoting a clear vision of social justice through the publication of labour, union, and activist-positive material.

Some of the features over the past 7 years have covered issues such as:
Integrity in Journalism
Environmental Justice: race, displacement, and land
Violence Against Native Women
Access to Information as Access to Freedom
State Oppression and Police Brutality
Analysis of Student Struggles Around the World

We are excited for new submissions in the fall and are looking to establish a team to keep this current of critical thought thriving in the years to come.

There are volunteer opportunities within all parts of the paper - editorial or otherwise. We will do training with new folks who want to get involved and have little to no experience, but also appreciate anyone with experience or new ideas to add to the paper! Just let us know!
CONTACT US: yufreepress@gmail.com