Queen's Coalition against Racist and Ethnic Discrimination

Newsletter – May 2009
July 27, 2009, 6:29 pm
Filed under: Newsletter

Hi there,

Here are a few messages from the QCRED Board that we thought might interest you. Note that we aim to send out a bi-weekly email newsletter on Thursdays. If you have an announcement or event you would like to post please email it to coordinator@qcred.org.

1. QCRED fall planning – email us your thoughts
2. QCRED needs a fridge
3. Volunteer opportunity: Alternative Frequency – create media
4. Job opportunity: CFRC Community Outreach Coordinator
5. Making Noise! Media Arts Project
6. Kingston Pride June 2009
7. South Asian Youth Igniting Action – Youth Conference!
8. Radical Science Network

1. QCRED Fall Planning
The QCRED board is in the midst of planning for the school year. If you have ideas or suggestions for events and projects please email us at coordinator@qcred.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

2. QCRED needs a new fridge
If you or someone you know has a small fridge they are looking to get rid of, please contact us at coordinator@qcred.org. We do not need one right away, we can wait until the fall if needed. Thanks!

3. Alternative Frequency is looking for new members!

Are you frustrated with the media you see? Why not make your own? Help us make alternative media – be a part of Alternative Frequency, CFRC’s News Collective. We provide coverage to events and issues that find a hard time getting mainstream coverage. Listen to Alt-Freq Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5 p.m. on CFRC 101.9 FM or http://www.cfrc.ca

Applications to be a part of Alternative Frequency can be found here or at http://www.cfrc.ca and are due on Monday June 1st. Please submit them to the station or e-mail them to cfrcnews@ams.queensu.ca

4. Job opportunity: CFRC Community Outreach Coordinator

CFRC is hiring a Community Outreach Coordinator for 6 weeks at 30 hours per week between July 6 and August 22 at a wage of $9.50 per hour. The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for outreach to groups and organizations in the greater Kingston area on behalf of CFRC 101.9 FM, the campus-community radio station based at Queen’s University. Tasks will include coordinating CFRCs presence at local festivals, approaching community organizations for Public Service Announcements and on-air interviews, distributing CFRC’s programming schedule, recruiting new volunteer applicants and working with staff to promote CFRC’s programming and volunteer opportunities in other ways.

The ideal candidate for this position will have strong communication skills, self-motivation, an ability to work as part of a team, and experience working with community radio, community outreach initiatives and/or non-profit organizations. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada, full-time students during the 2008-9 academic year who are returning to school full-time in the fall, and between the ages of 15 and 30.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, June 19, 2009 to:
Kristiana Clemens, Operations Officer, CFRC 101.9 FM
Lower Carruthers Hall, Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7K 3N6

For more information, please contact Kristiana at cfrcops@ams.queensu.ca or 613-533-6000.
This position is made possible through HRDC’s Canada Summer Jobs program.
Indigenous students and students from visible minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

5. Making Noise! Media Arts Project

Tired of images and words about Muslim people in the Media being “oppressed”, “submissive” “terrorist”?
Want to challenge media stereotypes and create your own VIDEOS?

Come to Making Noise! Media Arts Project

Take part in a series of exciting FREE 8-week media training this summer! Making Noise! is an exciting hands-on media arts training that addresses the invisibility and negative portrayals of Muslim young women and Trans people in media.

• Learn video production techniques (filming, editing, sound, distribution) to create your own video
• Create and edit podcasts (recording and interviewing skills)
• Gain skills in media literacy and critique to challenge mainstream media images of Muslims and particularly Muslim women

All supplies and materials provided
TTC & Food will be provided
Childcare available with one week notice

When: mid-June to mid-August (8 weeks)
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm on Wednesday or Thursday (to be determined)
Contact: make.noise.media@gmail.com or call (647) 456-4919

Deadline to apply is June 8th. Spaces are limited, so register early!

Making Noise! is open to all women and Trans people who self-identify as Muslim (16 – 29). We are committed to creating a safer space where Muslim young women and Trans people regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, sect, mode of dress, religiosity, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, ability can feel comfortable.

Making Noise! Media Project is sponsored by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, Our Collective Dreams: Muslim Women in Conversation About Violence, and Ontario Women’s Directorate.

Launch of video project in September at various community spaces across the GTA

6. Kingston Pride events
To find out more about what Kingston Pride has planned visit: http://www.kingstonpride.org/

7. The 2nd Annual Fires of Resistance: South Asian Youth Igniting Action – Youth Conference!

Calling all youth activists (ages 16-29) to unite in celebrating and strengthening Social Justice activism amongst South Asian Youth, as part of the celebration of South Asian Heritage Month in May!

Ignite action and explore issues of:

*youth violence & diaspora
*immigration policies perpetuating racism
*racialization of poverty
*intergenerational conflicts
…and more!

Also featuring performances, art-based workshops on yoga, photography and more!

Location: UTSC, AA 112
1265 Military Trail

Admission: $10 – Sliding Scale

Space is limited, so please register with Nitole Quader, Event Coordinator at CASSA by email or phone:
416.932.1359 x 12

8. Radical Science Network

Are you interested in the intersections between radical leftist anti-oppressive politics and science/technology/medicine/engineering? Do you work/study in a technical field currently but are wondering as to how to connect your work with social justice and anti-oppression? If so, come to a meeting of the Radical Science Network, a collective of individuals working in science/technology/medicine discplines who want to connect radical progressive politics with their technical work. Email Usman Mushtaq at mushtaq.usman@gmail.com if you are interested.


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