Student Association for International Development
The Students Association in International Development (SAID) strives to link the experiences of learning about, discussing, debating and acting upon issues relevant to developing countries and Indigenous communities. As a group, we're investigating the connection between learning about global issues and using that knowledge to affect change; through action and education we endeavour to raise awareness of development issues and the existence of alternatives to economic globalization.
Community Movements Conference
SAID's largest event of the year is an annual conference. Entitled the Community Movements Conference series, the weekend-long event takes place in the Winter term. Among the participants in SAID conference are students, activists, academics from Canada and around the globe. A key objective of the conferences has been to deepen communication and promote solidarity both locally and globally through workshops, dialogue and critical reflections on challenges in international development.
This years conference:
The 13th Annual Trent Community Movements Conference is a two-day event taking place at Sadleir House on January 31st and February 1st, 2020. This year's topic is Homes, Housing, and Human Rights, is addressing topics surrounding the human right to housing through a local, federal, and international lens. The weekend will be filled with presentations and workshops from academics and social activists concerned with the relationship people have with the spaces they call home. The conference aims to acknowledge and address the hidden and visible dimensions of precarious, alternative, and insufficient housing conditions. We aim to explore the different ways in which ‘housing’ has been discussed and treated within public discourse, policy, and the development industry. The 2020 Community Movements Conference aims to create an inclusive space where such discussions can occur. In order to provide a diverse set of knowledges and practices, we will be reaching out to individuals, local organizations, and members of larger global movements whose areas of focus are situation-specific. By bringing in voices with both holistic and hands-on expertise, we will ensure that this conference reduces the chances of neglecting and rejecting subaltern experiences.
The dates we'll be selling tickets (prior to the event) all 10am to 4pm:
January 14th-OC -$10
January 17th -TSC -$10
January 21st -OC -$10
January 24th -TSC -$10
January 27th -OC -$10
January 28th - TSC -$10
January 29th - OC -$10
January 30th - OC -$10
At the door- $15
Tickets are $10 if you purchase before the event dates and $15 if you purchase at the door.
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