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Fat Camp 2017

Fat Camp 2017

Building Fat Resistance!
Building Fat Capacity!
Building Fat Community!

Saturday, August 12th, 2017
(Lunch Break from 1:30-2:30pm)
Lib 7200
SFU Burnaby

REGISTRATION LINK: https://sfpirg.wufoo.eu/forms/qu864lp00wdy1f/

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1540608685963366/

ASL is being booked for this event. Please register by July 27th at noon to confirm your attendance. If no confirmations are received by July 27th at noon, ASL interpretation will be cancelled.

Join Fat Panic! Vancouver, SFPIRG and PeerNet for a day of dreaming, scheming and organizing as we explore possible healing and resistance strategies that we can enact, as individuals and with others. What can we create that will support fat people in our community to not only survive, but heal and thrive? What actions can we take, collectively and/or as individuals, to push back against the forces of anti-fat evil? How can we gather and share resources – energy, time and money – to support these efforts?

Please note that as part of the work of this day, Fat Panic! will be seeking donations. We ask that folks with sufficient income, who want to see more fat organizing and community building, donate what you can; given our social reality, these things can’t really happen without funds. We also ask that people who are struggling financially, especially fat working class and poor people, consider saving your resources to support your own well-being, though we respect that people from working class and poor backgrounds often are the ones who contribute a disproportionate amount to grassroots community organizing.

We hope to obtain funds that will allow us to A) provide some form of honoraria to Fat Camp organizers who are not already being paid for their time, and B) to build a fund that would be available to support one or more of the project ideas that come out of this day, with priority going to ensuring that these projects have the necessary funds to ensure maximum accessibility.


ASL is being booked for this event. Please register by July 27th at noon to confirm your attendance. If no confirmations are received by July 27th at noon, ASL interpretation will be cancelled.

The event space is wheelchair/scooter accessible with access to an accessible washroom nearby.

A gender-neutral washroom is available just down the hall from the event space.

In order to enable people to attend without experiencing hardship, bus tickets and money for dependent care (this can include childcare, eldercare, etc.) are available upon request. Please email admin@sfpirg.ca with inquiries.

While we cannot ensure a fully scent-free event in this setting, we’re aiming to create a scent-reduced environment by not bringing additional scents into the space. Exposure to laundry products, colognes, hairspray, and many other scented products can trigger serious health reactions in individuals with asthma, allergies, migraines, and/or chemical sensitivities. We ask that you not wear/ apply/ or bring any scented products into this space. If you do so, we may need to ask you to leave so others can safely stay in the space. If you find yourself being impacted by someone’s use of scented products during the conference, speak with any one of the organizers. We know that this can be a big step for many people. As Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha says in Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Realness, “Cutting out scents may seem like a pain in the ass, but it means that awesome, ass-kicking community members you love can attend events you’re at and make out with you without having seizures, throwing up or otherwise getting really sick.” Please, bring your amazing self, and keep the scents at home!
(More info here: http://thinkbeforeyoustink.com/howtogofragrancefree.html,http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15, http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html)

The event is nut-free and peanut-free. Absolutely no nuts or peanuts will be permitted within the event space in order to create an allergen-free environment for all participants. This includes (but is not limited to) products like hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, coconuts, walnuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and peanut butter.

If you have any other allergies or sensitivities that we need to know about so that you can participate fully and safely, please let us know at admin@sfpirg.ca.

Some folks are sensitive and/or get sick from electromagnetic frequency radiation (EMF). This can include radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi, fluorescent lights, and more. SFU Burnaby has Wi-Fi set up throughout its campus, including in theevent space. In order to reduce EMF exposure, we will strive to minimize fluorescent light usage and utilize natural lighting whenever possible.

If there is any other way we can make this event more accessible for you, please let us know at admin@sfpirg.ca!

Craig Pavelich
Director of Communications
Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)
Pronouns: ?he/?him/?his? *? Honorific: None, thanks!
(778) 782 4360 | communications@sfpirg.ca | www.sfpirg.ca

My Spring 2017 office hours are:
Monday to Thursday
10:30am to 4:30pm

TC326 in the Rotunda (2 flrs above the main bus loop)
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
Unceded Coast Salish Territories

~ engaging students in social and environmental justice since 1981 ~

a part-time Intervenor to work with an adult with deafblindness

ASL knowledge is required as part of the job

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Deaf Coffee in Kamploops

Deaf coffee in Kamloops Friday night, July 7!!

Starts 7 pm

Bedford Manor

529 Seymour St., Kamloops

Outreach Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH)

Hello Everyone,

The Burnaby School District is looking for Outreach Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH)
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WIDHH-a Full-Time Front Desk Receptionist

The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is a unique non-profit service organization serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Our Agency provides services in Audiology, Counselling, Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Devices. We are located near Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, and offer a competitive salary and benefits, a friendly and dynamic work environment, and a chance to make a difference. We are looking for a dynamic and energetic person to fill a full-time position.

We are currently seeking a Full-Time Front Desk Receptionist

Duties include greeting clients, administering the telephone and voice mail system, processing financial transactions, and other duties as assigned. Strong organizational skills and clear communication are essential for this position. The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a bilingual environment (ASL/English), preference will be given to those with knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL).

Skills Required:
High School Graduation
Good clear speaking voice.
Ability to communicate effectively with Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing individuals.
Work independently with minimum supervision.
Excellent interpersonal skills in person and on the telephone.
Good Computer skills, data entry and word processing and networked Windows environment.

We will fill this position as applications arrive, so please apply early!

Please reply in confidence with your resume and cover letter to:

Ruth Blackburn, Executive Assistant
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6K 1X9
Fax: (604) 736-4381