Welcome to the new school year from APIRG and our friends on campus and beyond here in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 Territory! A Week of Liberation (September 10th – 17th, 2018) is all about how we get free and build our power – this week we’re going to dance, laugh, eat, and fight for the world we want. Let’s go AWOL! 


AWOL Day 1

  Welcome to campus! Come eat burgers with new friends and learn about some of the many services and community partners we have available here at the University of Alberta. Our friends at The Landing, a student space for gender and sexual diversity, are hosting. Join us for food, fun, and community building! Monday, September 10th, 2018 12pm – 2pm The Students’ Union Building Atrium Pay-what-you-can (Suggested $5 for a meal) Vegan and Vegetarian options will be available (TBC) Accessibility Info: The Atrium patio has two accessible entrances, one indoor and one outdoor.
  1. An outdoor ramp on the Southwestern side of SUB that leads right into the atrium area
  2. There is an elevator on the accessible main floor of SUB (near the campus food bank). Take the elevator to the lower level of SUB. Exit right out of the elevator and follow down the hallway until you reach the infolink desk. There will be electronic-opening exit doors that lead to SUB atrium patio.

AWOL Day 2

Join us for a celebration of contemporary Afro/Indigenous creation stories and life narratives featuring performances from three gifted homegrown hip hop acts. Get connected with the community and dance it out!   Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 Doors at 7, Show at 8:30 The Aviary Pay-what-you-can at the door (Suggest $10 – $20) Advanced tix are $10 Performers: Dream Wakers, Sanderina, & Boiler Room Situation Accessibility Info: gender neutral washrooms, rear access to the venue available for wheelchair users, bus tickets available, alcohol is served on premises  

AWOL Day 3

Stride is a campaign school aimed at encouraging greater participation/involvement of non-binary individuals and women from all backgrounds – race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, sexuality, and ability – in student governance. The program equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and network to run for a variety of student government positions. Join Stride’s Program Coordinator Juan (he/him/they/them) for a meaningful info-session and discussion for non-binary people interested in joining this year’s cohort. Plus tea! Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 5pm – 6pm University of Alberta Students’ Union Building 402   Accessibility Info: SUB 402 is accessible by two elevators. This floor has two gender-neutral single-stall washrooms.

AWOL Day 4

We get it. It’s hard out there and getting woke to injustice can be disheartening. Let’s get together for a laugh with killer comedians from our community and from abroad!   Thursday, September 13th, 2018 Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm The Grindstone Theatre Pay-what-you-can at the door (Suggested $10 – $20) Accessibility Info: Limited wheelchair accessibility (a narrow door to enter the performance space), gender neutral washrooms, alcohol is served on premises, bus tickets are available   Sponsored by: The Varscona Hotel on Whyte  

AWOL Day 5, 6 & 7

  Do you hate racism and fascism as much as we do?   Then join us September 14-16 for a training conference that’ll give us the tools to create the world we want. With a keynote presentation and 8 different training sessions, you can bring your unique skills and interest, take action and really make a difference, and really make a difference. And at the end, you will have a solid, actionable plan to fight hate.   Come join The Good Fight with us!   Trainers include: Journalist Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Hate Crimes Expert Barbara Perry, Educator Darren Lund, and many more!! Please see our website: www.thegoodfightyeg.com for a complete listing and to register.   The Keynote and Q & A Friday, September 14th, 2018 7pm – 9:30pm University of Alberta Campus, Telus Centre, Telus 150, 111 Street 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R1   Pay-what-you-can at the door or register online   The Training Saturday, September 14th, 2018 & Saturday, September 16th, 2018 Saturday: 9am – 4:30pm; Sunday: 9am – 1pm Education South, Second Floor, Various Classrooms 11210 – 87 Ave Edmonton AB T6G 2G5   Pricing: All registration is pay-what-you-can Keynote Only: Suggested $30 Training Only: Suggested $130 Keynote & Training Together: $150   Training includes a continental breakfast and a delicious meal with vegetarian & vegan options   Accessibility Info: located near major public transit, parking available, gender neutral bathrooms, wheelchair accessibility, pay-what-you-can payment structure (taken off the Good Fight’s website)  If you have a specific accessibility concern which you’d like us to address, please contact us at support@thegoodfightyeg.com.   Partners: APIRG, Justice Alliance YEG, The Aspen Foundation for Labour Education, NextUp Edmonton