Grassy Narrows Solidarity and the Land Alliance (DisOrientationWeek2023)

Mon Sep 25 2023 at 11:00 am to 01:00 pm

York University | Toronto

OPIRG - York University
Publisher/HostOPIRG - York University
Grassy Narrows Solidarity and the Land Alliance (DisOrientationWeek2023)
Are you thinking about joining the Land Alliance March on Wednesday 27th, but aren’t totally sure what it’s all about?
About this Event

Are you thinking about joining the Land Alliance March on Wednesday 27th, but aren’t totally sure what it’s all about? Or maybe you’re familiar with the Land Alliance, but you want to learn more about the history that led Grassy Narrows, and four other First Nation communities, to call for a moratorium on mining?

This participatory workshop is open to anyone, and will offer context and history to the Land Alliance, especially focused on the community of Grassy Narrows’ experience. We will open by sharing a short film, work through some popular Indigenous solidarity terminology, and then move into a timeline exercise. Join this free workshop, and then come out on Wednesday to be part of history-in-the-making!

Facilitator bios:

Jennifer Coles (she/her) is a settler, white, heterosexual, educator who is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Social Justice Education at The University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Her focus and research are understanding the entry points for white folks in anti-racism and anti-colonial work. Jenny has been a high school guidance counsellor for 12 years and in that time has also served as the Director of Inclusivity for 4 years and social science teacher. She is currently an active member of the organization, Showing Up For Racial Justice Toronto (SURJ TO), and a trained anti-oppression facilitator through Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED). Jenny loves facilitating white affinity spaces and supporting folks along their journey of ending white supremacy and settler colonialism.

Anna Lippman is a third generation Ashkenzi Jewish settler on Turtle Island. She is a PhD student in the Sociology department at York University. Anna’s research focuses particularly on the power of hip-hop culture and rap music and how hip-hop inspires young people in Toronto to engage in social change movements. Anna organizes with several groups in Toronto including Showing Up for Racial Justice and Independent Jewish Voices.


This event is part of OPIRG York's DisOrientation Week. DisOrientation Week is an alternative Frosh Week to get students interested and involved in campus-based social justice work. This year’s DisOrientation celebrates the environmental and social justice gains made by student and community organizers, and is dedicated to sharing activist knowledge & resources, and building capacity for organizers new to York University.

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York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Canada


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