This letter (link below) was published in the most recent UWFA Newsletter (Winter 2017). It outlines some of the goals of our group and invites faculty to join our group.
University of Winnipeg Faculty for Divestment warmly invites everyone to a screening of Sacred Water: Standing Rock, Part 1, from the documentary series, Rise, produced a few weeks ago by Anishinaabe filmmaker Sarain Carson-Fox.
Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 12:30 pm
Featuring water protectors’ stories and stunning cinematography, this 44 minute film takes us to the front lines of global Indigenous resistance to fossil fuels, not far from our campus. Join us for a post-screening discussion bound to expose surprising connections between the film, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the University of Winnipeg.
From CBC arts news, Jan 24, 2017:
“If you are a really successful artist, divest,” Carson-Fox laughs. “But seriously, even if you’re not, divest. Targeted at Canadians, this is going to be really hard to hear. But I will say, TD Bank is a major contributor to the Dakota Access Pipeline. So there is this really sticky and uncomfortable situation. Outside of my work with Rise, I’m a dancer, and a lot of our arts funding comes from TD Bank. And there are definitely real realities. You have to be willing to make a sacrifice and say, ‘Maybe I’m not willing to perform on that stage. Maybe I’m not willing to accept this grant.'”
Check ou the event poster here:
The student organizers at Divest UW have prepared a document outlining some of the work they’ve done and the ways faculty can support their work and get involved. Please check out their work!
Questions and concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
UWinnipeg faculty members are hosting the first-ever Fossil Fuel Divestment Teach-In for all interested faculty, staff, and students.
Join us for some informative presentations faculty and student organizers about how and why the University of Winnipeg should divest from the fossil fuel sector. Brief presentations shall be followed by a Q&A session.
Date: Friday, January 13, 2016
Place: University of Winnipeg Recplex Multipurpose Room
UW Faculty for Divestment has begun assembling resources for a Divestment Syllabus! Some topics covered include Indigenous Activism and Climate Justice; Climate Justice and Neo-Liberalism; Divestment in Higher Ed; and Greenwashing.
Please send us recommendations for books, essays, websites, films (etc.) related to these topics or others that can be added to our already-growing list.
Suggestions can be sent to email@example.com with the subject line “Syllabus”
Find out “Is Your Capital Contributing to Climate Change?”; “What Is Causing Global Warming?”; “What are the Implications for Investors” and much more in this info sheet created by the GENUS group for Fossil Free Investing:
GENUS is a leading provider of Fossil Free and Impact Investment Funds. You can learn more about them here:
Finally, check out their Fossil Fuel Divestment Report here: