ACTIVE LEARNING CLUB

ABOUT

WHAT IS THE ALC?

The ALC (or Active Learning Club) is SUTE’s initiative to ensure that all members of our community are constantly engaged in current events, as well as active learners of historic systems of oppression, so that we are all able to actively dismantle such systems in the pursuit of justice. Integrated alongside topics of social justice, we will also feature a range of issues related to climate change, environmental degradation and Canadian politics.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Every 2 weeks a new theme is chosen that is topical with current events, and we provide a curated list of educational resources (things to watch, read, or listen to) on it. The idea is not to certify anyone as an "ally", but rather to help in concert the educational efforts surrounding justice, and help give fellow community members structured, long term activities to engage in anti-discrimination/equity work/learning. The current themes may recur, and are dependent on suggestions as well as what is going on in our world that requires coverage. We will also email you if we come across any workshops, trainings or other educational activities, as well as any major petitions/calls to actions.

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Although membership to the ALC is free, we ask that you consider donating a minimum of $10 to our 'Amplifying QTBIPOC Voices' fund where 100% of the funds are used as honorariums for QTBIPOC folx to compensate them for commissioned work!

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QUESTIONS?

Feel free to reach out with any questions (or to suggest new themes/topics or resources) to info@shakeeuptheestab.org!

Who We Are

Shake Up The Establishment is a youth-led, registered (#1190975-4) national non-partisan non-profit organization that operates within the geographical confines of what is currently known as "Canada", but what is referred to by its First Peoples, as Turtle Island. Indigenous peoples have inhabited Turtle Island for over 10,000 years, and were the sole inhabitants less than 500 years ago. We acknowledge that our address resides on Treaty 3 land, and is the traditional territory of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas Peoples. Turtle Island is still home to many Indigenous peoples and we at SUTE are thankful to be able to live, learn and work on this territory, whilst continuing to create meaningful change for the climate justice movement. We are aware that our actions as an organization and the work we put out have an impact on our land, and on all that inhabit it. We are humbled to be able to follow the lead of centuries long Indigenous-led efforts towards the protection and stewardship of this land and the people that inhabit it. We are committed to continually evaluating & decolonizing our practices, and we do our best to incorporate the lived experiences of the land defenders and protectors within our work. We also want to honour the voices of Black, and non-Black people of colour within our work, and continually recognize their resiliency in the face of years of systemic oppression as imposed by the Canadian state.

 

Our enterprise is inclusive of all folx who call the geographical confines of what is currently known as Canada, home, and we celebrate the horizontal learning that comes from our diverse identities. As an organization, we will try our utmost best to ensure that only individuals with lived experiences are speaking on behalf of their communities, while still recognizing that Black, Indigenous and communities of colour as well as the LGBTQ2S+ community, are not a monolith. We firmly believe in accountability, and commit to being as transparent as possible in our activism space; to research our topics well, support and centre community care, and minimize any harm, no matter the intent. We have strict policies and procedures to uphold these tenets, and update these on a yearly (or as-needed) basis.

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