Social Action Pop-ups are one-time events where students can learn how to take action on a social issue by engaging with activists working on the ground.
Open to all students
How The Program Works
Each pop-up will include a panel discussion, share information with students on how to take action on the issue, e.g. how to reduce environmental footprint, how to write a strong letter to your representative in government, where to donate lightly used clothes etc. There will also be room for group discussion and reflection.
Upcoming Social Action Pop-ups include:
- #uoftvotes Voter Registration Day featuring Apathy is Boring
- Migrant Workers’ Rights with Justice for Migrant Workers
Please sign up for the CCP Student Newsletter to learn about Social Action Pop-ups as they are announced.
Program Activities & Schedule6 Oct
Social Action Pop-up: Voter Registration Day with Apathy is Boring
On October 24, 2022 there will be a municipal election in Toronto! If you live in Toronto, and over the age of 18, you are eligible to vote! Join a talk back with Erika De Torres, Director of Impact and Development at Apathy Is Boring about the work they do to encourage civic engagement in the community. Afterwards, participate in conversations about your perspectives on the election, what issues are important to you, and reflect on ways you already are and could get involved!Register18 Nov
Social Action Pop-up: Migrant Workers’ Rights with Justice for Migrant Workers
Christopher Ramsaroop, member of Justice for Migrant Workers, will share information about the status of migrant workers' rights, on-going initiatives to support migrant workers, as well as ways to get involved! Students will be led through a call-to-action activity that will provide ways to advocate for migrant workers’ rights. Refreshments will be served.Register
Chris Ramsaroop is an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers. He is also an instructor in the Caribbean Studies Program at the University of Toronto and a clinic instructor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Ramsaroop is working to complete his PhD at OISE/University of Toronto and is also the Coordinator for Community- Engaged Learning at New College, University of Toronto.Learn more about Christopher
Justicia for Migrant Workers
Justicia for Migrant Workers is a grassroots activist collective that has been organizing with migrant workers for nearly 20 years. Justicia’s work is based on building long term trust and relationships with migrant workers and includes: engaging in direct actions, working with workers to resist at work, launching precedent setting legal cases, and organizing numerous collective actions.Learn more about Justicia for Migrant Workers
What Students Are SayingNo Ratings Yet
The most valuable thing I have taken away is not only the information about how the environment impacts us and global social issues such as poverty and racism, but also that there is a community committed to changing the world we are in and educating others about the environment.
Chelsea Wang, Trash Talks!? attendee