(Organized at Concordia in collaboration with Politics and Care)
Tuesday May 5th, 6-9pm
Centre for Gender Advocacy
1500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 404
At Concordia we have done a great job in coordinating and organizing actions and demonstrations, in bringing together people: students, profs, workers and so on to fight for a better future for all!
While we are getting better at caring for each other during the actions and demonstrations where we fight against various forms of oppressions, we also need to continue to support each other *after* the demos, *after* facing ridiculous police violence and brutality where some of us were not only subjected to tear gas but were also hit by batons….
Let’s get together where we can be present for each other and care for our fellow organizers by listening to each other in the process of making sense of all the nonsense part of May Day. It will be a space to talk about our feelings as we all deal with the physical, mental and emotional trauma.
This will be an anti-oppression space for healing while sharing with peers who have gone through something similar and others who have played a support role in the past.
We are intentional about creating a safe[r] space that is anti-racist, feminist, anti-colonial and queer positive and trans* friendly. The location is wheelchair accessible.
We’ll start the discussion off by sharing some food and taking care of our physical selves first.
*All are welcome*
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Acquiring tools and actively engaging with ideas about self-care and collective well-being are powerful ways to contribute to creating social justice. »