OPIRG-Toronto is hosting a volunteer orientation and training on Wednesday, September 11th at 1 PM in OISE room 2281 (252 Bloor Street West).
Check out the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/565302293530094/

Disorientation 2013 is looking for Volunteers!

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Toronto and a coalition of  allied groups on campus have been collaborating on Disorientation, an alternative orientation week that fosters student activism, educates and agitates students about social change and works to connect campus and community issues. Disorientation is a week of panels and workshops intended to expose students and community members to critical analysis, insight and research about a range of social and environmental justice campaigns. This year’s Disorientation, entitled Gender Revolt! starts September 23rd and is intended to spark discussion about how we can resist sexism, patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia in our lives and in our movements, and how we can tie this work to ongoing struggles against capitalism, white supremacy, heteronormativity and colonialism.

Disorientation 2013 is looking for volunteers to help make this week our best one ever. Are you passionate about social and environmental justice? Are you interested in learning more about political campaigns happening here in Toronto? Looking to get more involved in campus politics and/or community organizing? We want you!

Disorientation is a great opportunity to plug into the political work happening at the University of Toronto and throughout the city, and learn more about the various issues groups and individuals are working on right now.

Join us in September to get the word out about Disorientation. We need people to assist with outreach, media and event logistics. We will provide the skills if you can provide your time! No experience is necessary. Just come ready to learn! We can provide trainings on the work we do and how to promote Disorientation, on outreach strategy and event coordination.

Here are some specific roles for interested volunteers:

•               Event Logistics
– Set-up and clean up at events
– Assisting with coordinating tabling at the social justice fair
– Assisting with liasing with speakers and facilitators

•               Outreach & Promotion
– Tabling at clubs day and outreach at campus events
– distributing flyers at community events
– postering on and off campus
– assisting with publicizing Disorientation through online social media and listservs
– assisting OPIRG with coordinating class talks promoting Disorientation

•               Media
– liasing with any media interested in recording or writing about events
– video or audio recording our events
– photographing events for the Disorientation archives.

To get involved in Disorientation 2013, please e-mail us at opirg.toronto@gmail.com.

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