SEDE (Social Equity and Diversity Education Office) is hosting its second annual Community Engagement Day, Friday, October 4th.
Registration for the event ends on October 3rd at noon.
CED connects students, staff and faculty volunteers with community organizations in Montreal such as the Native Women's Shelter, Yellow Door, Santropol Roulant, and 40+ other social advocacy organizations. Activities include public discussions, sitting volleyball, filming a sign language music video, community walking tours, urban gardening, mural painting, youth mentorship, and more!
Each activity is followed by a reflection discussion in order to foster deeper engagement and learning about societal issues that make these organizations necessary. CED is a great way to leave the McGill bubble and learn from the many diverse communities in Montreal. CED working with many McGill and Montreal groups including McGill's Office Of Sustainability, SSMU, and Quartier d'Innovation to name a few.
For staff: Please encourage your staff and colleagues to register individually or in groups for one or more of the 46 projects we have to choose from. We also have projects on Saturday, Oct. 5th if it is difficult to take time off on the Friday.
For faculty: Perhaps there is one or two that apply to your class work? I would be happy to suggest related projects based on your needs, as we have projects related to education, science, urban planning, architecture, social economy, Let me know dates and times if you would like the CED team to come to your class for a short presentation about the event.
For students: We encourage student clubs and groups to apply, and CED is a great way for new students to explore the city, and discover organizations they may want to be involved with during their time at McGill and beyond.