Welcome Students!

Welcome new students and welcome back returning students! Community and Race Relations Committee is proud to continue to grow our relationship with staff and students at both Fleming College and Trent University. We will be present on both campuses and throughout the Peterborough community during the month of September to introduce ourselves, the work we do and the work we hope to do! Please introduce yourself to us, learn how to be involved and stay up to date on our programming and services. You can check out all of our upcoming events and activities below or check out our events calendar to find out more. 

Thursday, September 10th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bada Podium - Trent University

Join us at the Central Zone brought to you by the Trent Central Student Association for Orientation Week! Learn more about what we do, how to be involved and upcoming employment opportunities! Contribute to our collage about anti-racism that will be shared on campus in October!

Monday, September 14th
Foyer - Fleming College

CRRC will be joining Fleming College to celebrate Peterborough’s pride week. We will be letting students and staff know about the work we do at CRRC and the services we offer the community. Participate by contributing to our collage sharing words and imagery about diversity and anti-racism in the Fleming and Peterborough community.

Trent University DisOrientation
Thursday, September 17th to Friday, September 25th

Each year Community and Race Relations Committee partners with other social justice organizations to bring an alternative orientation to Trent University. Taking place across campus and the downtown community, CRRC is partnering with the Centre for Gender and Social Justice, the Trent Queer Collective, OPIRG Peterborough and the Trent Central Student Association. Many other groups are participating by organizing events and sponsoring the week. Below are events CRRC are directly involved in organizing followed by the complete DisO schedule.

Anti-Oppression Workshop
Friday, September 18th 12:00 pm
Hobbs, Sadleir House - 751 George St. N.

Interested in joining conversations about anti-oppression? Want to learn tools to engage in critical conversations about power and oppression? Please join the DisOrientation organizing committee for a participatory workshop intended to introduce students and community members to frameworks for anti-oppressive action!

Film Screening & Discussion: Whose University Is It Anyway?
Friday, September 18th 7:00 pm
The Trend, Catherine Parr Traill College - Trent University, 310 London St.

How well do you know the history of your university? Did you know that Trent University has a rich history of student resistance to the corporatization of education? This history has been captured by Trent Alumni's Mark Wright and James Motluk's 2003 film "Whose Unviersity is it?". The film highlights Trent's unique founding in 1964 as a school ultimately financed by the community of Peterborough that was committed to the prosperity of students. The millennium saw a shift at Trent from it's origins as an institution dedicated to community engagement to a business whose success is measured in monetary value. The shift did not go unnoticed by Trent students and many fought tirelessly to preserve the integrity of the school they had chosen to attend. The screening will take place in Catherine Parr Traill College, a space that holds the history that the film's story tells. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Allyship Workshop
Thursday, September 24th 12:00pm
Lecture Hall, Sadleir House - 751 George St. N.

How can we work to develop strong relations and communities? Can we build movements across experiences that seek justice for all and what does that look like?  Please join Community and Race Relations Committee for a facilitated conversation on allyship and accontability. We will begin to explore topics related to allyship through sharing, group reading and relationship building. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Anti-Colonial Walkabout
Friday, September 24th 4:00pm
Confederation Park, across from City Hall - 500 George St. N.

Welcome to Nogojiwanong, a lively gathering space that carries many generations of Indigenous peoples - including our experiences of resistance to colonial invasion - in the land and waterways. Join us as we walk-about the downtown core of "Peterborough" and the "Otonabee" river where we will visit ancestors, participate in healing practices, and discuss the original and settler colonial histories of these territories as well as the ongoing impacts of colonization locally on all our relations.