We’re having a much quieter week after last week’s GO-GO-GO times filled with new volunteer orientations, Mindfulness hour, and All Volunteer Training day. It’s pretty nice to catch our breaths for a moment, now that September’s over.
Hey, though, speaking of September being over… it’s October! Meaning it’s Queer History Month. And while we boogie down Queer History style here at OOC, we’ve got at least a couple workshops/events to share with you! So y’know, keep reading.
Out on Campus Events & Happenings
COLLECTIVE MEETING TIMES SET
We’ve gathered your availability and set our Collective time for the semester! Collective will be held on Tuesdays, from 11:15am-12:30pm in the OOC lounge (TC314N). Please join us!
Collective is the decision-making body of Out on Campus, and meets weekly to oversee everything from events and budgets to the vision and direction of OOC. Collective is run by a consensus decision making process, which values discussion before seeking a majority decision. Everyone is welcome at Collective.
PSN WORKSHOP ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION/SEXUALITY – WED OCT 15, 2:30-5:30PM
We’re so pleased to be running our new Sexual Orientation/Sexuality workshop for the first time!
This module is an introduction to the concepts of sexual orientation and sexuality. Topics included in this workshop include sexual identity, heteronormativity, and homophobia. This workshop is good for people of all experience levels.
Register and find more info at: http://ooc.sfss.ca/positive-space-network
The PSN is an education program dedicated to promoting and maintaining a campus environment embracing of gender and sexual diversity and their various intersections. This program for students, faculty, and staff, aims to reduce homophobia and transphobia, increase individual and organizational knowledge, and create safer spaces across campus. By offering a multi-level, modular program, the PSN is able to reach those with less knowledge on the topics covered, as well as those who have more experience with them.
ROTUNDA LIBRARIES SCAVENGER HUNT SOCIAL – WED OCT 22, 4:30-6:30PM
Come and explore the magical & mysterious literary worlds of the Rotunda Libraries! Join your friends and fellow students to help complete an exciting scavenger hunt through the Women’s Centre, Out On Campus and SFPIRG libraries! Snacks to be had and prizes to be won! Starts at SFPIRG: TC326 in the Rotunda.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450589275214489/
Rotunda, SFSS, and SFU Happenings
EMBRACING FOOD JUSTICE BY SFPIRG – MON OCT 6, 7:00-9:30PM
FREE event! Transforming Our Food Systems from Seed to Table.
@ SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre room 1700, 515 West Hastings Street
Our relationship to food, especially in cities, is a complex one and for many of us it is characterized by disconnection. However, food—and how it is produced, distributed, accessed, and eaten—is central to the intersecting social, cultural, environmental, and economic crises of our time. A food justice movement has arisen in recent years that seeks to address the structural inequalities of colonialism, racism, capitalism, classism, gender inequities (and more) that are inherent in our food systems.
This global food justice movement seeks to transform our food systems from seed to table and to provide equitable, sustainable and just ways forward. Join SFPIRG for an exciting evening that aims to offer insight into the food justice movement and to provide strategies for transforming our place in the food systems we are part of. Talk followed by Q & A.
WOMEN’S CENTRE PANCAKE BREAKFAST – WED OCT 8, 10AM-3PM
Our beloved sibling space, the SFU Women’s Centre will be having their bi-annual FREE Pancake Breakfast next Wednesday! They’ll be flipping and serving them up to all genders, and believe me, you don’t want to miss out.
They’re located in the Rotunda (right by OOC!) at TC3013
SFSS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – WED OCT 22, 1:30PM
The Simon Fraser Student Society is having its Annual General Meeting this month. Here’s an opportunity for undergraduate students at SFU to take a direct active role in the governance of the SFSS!
The AGM will take place in the SFU Theatre (across from Bennett Library), and includes the following agenda highlights: Special resolution regarding the Student Union Building debenture (loan), by-law amendments, annual reports.
SFU COMMUNITY BUDGET CONSULTATIONS
The University will be commencing the community budget consultation process for the 2015/16 fiscal year in late September. The following dates have been set aside for open budget consultation meetings with students, faculty, and staff from across the university:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
9:30 – 11:00AM, Podium 2, Room 2990
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (Webcast with live feed for questions)
10:00 – 11:30AM, Convocation Mall, SFU Theatre
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:30 – 11:00AM, Harbour Centre, Repap Policy Room 1425
At each meeting, the University’s budget situation for fiscal 2015/16 will be outlined. The floor will then be open for questions and comments. For those of you who are not able to attend a consultation in person, the October 8th budget consultation will be Webcast via the following link at http://creative-services.sfu.ca/video-broadcast . Questions and comments can be submitted in the question box below the video and will be read out.
A full schedule of budget consultations can be found on the Budget Office’s website at http://www.sfu.ca/finance/departments/budget/key-dates.html .
Greater Community Happenings
SPOKEN WORKS PERFORMANCE NIGHT – THU OCT 16, 6:30-10:30PM
Spoken Works (formerly SPEND poetry) surfaced from a recognition that there are very few ~regularly occurring and non-competitive~ spaces in this city for folks to share their poetry/music/art. This event does not mean to disrespect other spoken word events in the city; rather, this event aims to promote experimentation and expression within a space that is intentionally organized to feel safer for the organizers and our communities. The event is organized within an anti-oppressive framework and will prioritize the voices of QTIMIPOCs (queer, trans*, intersex, mixed, indigenous, persyns of colour), but we welcome submissions from all folks who identify as Indigenous and/or racialized.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/931666376860524/
OUT IN SCHOOLS LOTTERY
Out in Schools is a program that delivers presentations to high school students throughout BC about bullying, homophobia and transphobia. Their goal is to reach as many of the school districts in BC as possible.
The Out in Schools lottery is one of the ways they raise money to do this. There are three great prizes for the lottery, including a 12 day trip for two to Greece provided by Detours Gay Travel.
Tickets are 1 for $20 and 3 for $50. You must be 19+, the final day to buy tickets is October 19th and the draw happens on October 20th.
Visit www.queerfilmfestival.ca/lottery for more information
NOT SO STRICTLY BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES
NSSB is an Inclusive Organization. Dance Classes are open to People of all Genders & Sexual Orientations, all Ages, Sizes, Singles & Couples, Beginners through more experienced Dancers WELCOMED!
We have a great line up of classes waiting for you, and if ever you wanted to learn to dance, or dust off steps learned long ago, or simply get better at what you already know….come join us on the dance floor! Tuesday evening and Saturday morning classes are running right now.
We’ve started an introductory rate for students – in order to make the classes more accessible, we’re offering an introductory rate of half-off an 8 week class for students 25 and under. (If you’re a “mature student” over 25, please contact us, as there may be options available.)
Info and sign-up for classes can be found: http://notsostrictlyballroom.ca/pb/wp_bf724878/wp_bf724878.html