Suggest a Project!
Deadline to apply: May 15th, 2013
Available: $100 – $1500 maximum per request
(based on approximately 10 to 100 hours on a project over the whole summer)
We would like to support projects that are related to our mandate. One way of doing this is to offer a summer stipend to folks who have a desire to do or create something related to gender empowerment in Montreal. Previously stipends have focused on improving the UGE space and services. This is great, but we are also enthusiastic about projects beyond McGill.
Past examples include:
- designing workshops
- updating the UGE referral guide
- research projects
- creative projects
Both individuals and groups are welcome to apply.
To apply, please include an outline of your proposed project. We look forward to hearing your ideas! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
- strong organization skills and self-motivation
- knowledge of gender and anti-oppression politics
To apply, please send your proposal to email@example.com using the UGE Summer Stipend Application Form.
Call Out: The Union for Gender Empowerment needs Summer volunteers!
Want to join the Collective or volunteer as a Staffer?
We need help to keep the space running over the Summer! We hope to keep the library and co-op open one to two days a week which means that we’re looking for volunteers who can staff the space for 2 – 3 hours a week throughout the Summer.
You can also join the collective (a commitment of 2 – 5 hours per week, depending on projects) to help out with maintaining the space, running Summer programming, and working on special projects!
Spend [part of] your Summer basking in gender empowerment, trans* allyship, and intersectional feminism with the UGE!
Worried that you don’t have relevant experience? That’s okay! We’ll be running a training session in mid-May – send us an email for more information!
More details at: http://unionforgenderempowerment.wordpress.com/join-us/
Are there any books that you think the UGE absolutely must have?
Help us keep our library current! If there are any books, zines, or other resources that you would like to see in the library send us an email ate firstname.lastname@example.org with “library suggestion” in the subject line.
Would you like to take a more active role in curating the library? Join the UGE Library Working Group! Shoot us a quick email to get involved.
Come by the UGE in the next few weeks to get your very own MK CALENDAR (COLANDER)!! Featuring the lovely MK crew getting steamy in a food-themed pin-up shoot, it’s the sexiest fundraiser there ever was! $7-15 pay what you can. Buy one from a staffer at the office, any time from 10am-4pm M-F (check out our library & co-op while you’re at it!)
Regular opening hours start tomorrow! Come visit us from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday, in room 413 of the SSMU building (4th floor) to take out (or return) books, zines, or to pick up anything from the co-op!
We will also be tabling at SSMU’s Activities Night tomorrow in the Shatner Building from 4:30 to 8:30 pm – come see us if you have questions about the UGE or getting involved!
Exciting news! The Union for Gender Empowerment will be holding staffer training on Sunday, February 3rd, from 11am-6pm in the SSMU Clubs Lounge (4th floor of Shatner). Training will be held in collaboration with Queer McGill, and will include workshops on anti-oppression, trans* 101, and active listening. Snacks and lunch will be provided!
Training is mandatory if you would like to staff the office or join the collective this semester. If you are a returning staffer, please email us at email@example.com with a list of the workshops you’ve recently taken or facilitated, and we will let you know if you are exempt from training. Please email us anyways if you plan on attending, so we can make sure to have enough food! Include your weekday schedule for the semester if you would like to be a staffer.
See you soon!!
The UGE Collective endorses a ‘yes’ vote for the DPS existence question in the Winter 2013 Referendum.
The DPS publishes both the McGill Daily and le Delit, and as an organization that recognizes the affect of existing power relationships on media production is an important part of the McGill campus community.
Check savethedaily.ca for more informaion and how to vote.