ACTION @ OPIRG
What role do campaigns play at OPIRG?
Campaigns are central to the functioning of OPIRG. We look to support campaigns that promotea specific issue pertaining to progressive political organizing and anti-oppressive, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, social, economic and environmental justice. These campaigns should be dedicated to enacting change on campus and/or in the broader community. Groups or clubs working on campaigns receive funding from OPIRG and access to OPIRG"s resources, such as training, workshops and strategic guidance. OPIRG York is committed to change at York University but we ALSO envision larger community interaction. We work to blend student organizing with grassroots activism to ensure broad social and environmental change.
OPIRG supports campaigns with:
- Budget for projects and public events
-Resources: phone, printer/photocopier, radical resource centre, meeting space at the OPIRG office, booking rooms and information tables for group outreach and events
- Anti-oppression, consensus decision making and facilitation skills trainings are provided to all members of working groups for free!
- Help from OPIRG staff, board members and volunteers for project support, visioning and outreach, etc.
Interested in joining one of our campaigns? We can put you in touch! Our campaigns are always looking for new members, volunteers and people who are passionate about the many issues that they cover! If there is a social justice/political issue that you would like to work on that isn’t represented start your own!
For more information on how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.