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INTERNAL ADVOCACY EVENTS

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A CRITICAL REFLECTION ON CLIMATE STRIKES

October 15, 2020 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST VIA ZOOM

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Join UTEA for an evening of informal discourse on the topic of climate strikes, as part of our Discussion Club series. We will be delving into the overall effectiveness of strikes, how an ideal strike looks like, whether strikes materialize in influencing policy-makers, the ways in which the meaning of participation can get lost in the "hype" or "bandwagon," and how to mobilize a movement in the context of higher education.

 

We are also super excited to be joined by guest Allie Rougeot. Allie is an undergraduate student at UofT and one of the coordinators for Fridays for Future. Allie's experiences will help us fully understand the situation on-the-ground, and inform our efforts to develop new ideas throughout the discussion.

 

Our Internal Advocacy co-directors will be facilitating and providing some resources beforehand, but no prior reading is absolutely required. Just bring your thoughts, some snacks, and get ready to discuss! Feel free to join in the wonderful conversation or simply follow along.

A CRITICAL REFLECTION ON CLIMATE STRIKES

October 15th, 2020 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST VIA ZOOM

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Join UTEA for an evening of informal discourse on the topic of climate strikes, as part of our Discussion Club series. We will be delving into the overall effectiveness of strikes, how an ideal strike looks like, whether strikes materialize in influencing policy-makers, the ways in which the meaning of participation can get lost in the "hype" or "bandwagon," and how to mobilize a movement in the context of higher education.

 

We are also super excited to be joined by guest Allie Rougeot. Allie is an undergraduate student at UofT and one of the coordinators for Fridays for Future. Allie's experiences will help us fully understand the situation on-the-ground, and inform our efforts to develop new ideas throughout the discussion.

 

Our Internal Advocacy co-directors will be facilitating and providing some resources beforehand, but no prior reading is absolutely required. Just bring your thoughts, some snacks, and get ready to discuss! Feel free to join in the wonderful conversation or simply follow along.

MIGRANT JUSTICE AMIDST GLOBAL CRISES

November 18th, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST VIA ZOOM

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Join UTEA and the VUSAC Sustainability Commission in welcoming three incredible panelists for a discussion on migrant justice amidst global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis. Although many of us are living more locally than ever before, migrant rights remain a pressing issue. This webinar will serve as a space for us to discuss how we as activists can fight for migrant justice locally and globally in this day and age, and how we might begin to shift the discourse on such issues.

Zoom Meeting Information: 

Meeting ID: 883 9508 5960

Password: 102923

DIVESTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 

November 27th, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST VIA ZOOM

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Join UTEA for our November Discussion Club on November 27th 6-8PM.

 

We will be discussing divestment - what it is, why it's necessary, and pathways forward. We will also be hearing from UofT Leap members on the topic.

No preparation necessary - just grab a snack and bring yourself!

Zoom Information: 

Password: DIVEST

THE GREEN ECONOMY SHIFT: A JUST RECOVERY PERSPECTIVE 

January 18th, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST VIA ZOOM

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Join UTEA and Regenesis UTSC for an evening of visionary conversation with expert panelists, where we will be discussing clean energy and the green economy, and how all this fits into Canada's vision of a just recovery. On the panel are:
 

1. Dr. Jennifer McKelvie, Toronto City Councillor and Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee;

2. Marin Davidson, Fmr. Sustainable Procurement Project Manager for Green Economy Canada and Council President of UTM's Masters of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM);

3. Dr. Phil de Luna, Program Director at the National Research Council of Canada and Member of the OECD Advanced Materials Steering Committee;

4. Oliver Dumville, Policy Advisor for the Clean Growth Hub at Natural Resources Canada and Fmr. Policy Advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada.


Make sure you indicate "Interested" or "Going" on the UTEA Facebook Event page, so you won't miss the Zoom credentials as they get published. Stay tuned!

YOUR DEVICES' ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND HOW TO HELP

January 28th, 2021 | 6:30 PM EST VIA ZOOM

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Have you ever wondered about the environmental impact of your devices? Join UTEA on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST for a discussion about the effect electronics have on the environment and how you can make conscious choices through personal and collective action.

 

We will be joined by Dr. Miriam Diamond, a professor at UofT who is an expert in environmental science and the impact of our devices.

WAYS OF KNOWING, UNDERSTANDING AND CONTEXTUALIZING GLOBAL CRISES

February 25th, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST VIA ZOOM

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Join UTEA's Internal Advocacy directors Andi and Sophia for our February discussion club on how different ways of knowing and treating relationships with each other and the land affect how we approach the climate crisis. Emphasis will be placed on Indigenous ways of knowing and how Indigenous perspectives and joint stewardship is crucial to climate solutions.

 

Bring yourself, a friend, some snacks, and be sure to check out the resource document in the discussion tab posted a week before the event!

Please contact utea.utoronto@gmail.com for any accessibility concerns prior to the event - we will do our best to accommodate all attendees' needs accordingly!

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