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Disarm, Defund, Dismantle

This panel on police abolition discussion features anthology editor Kevin Walby and local organizers from Winnipeg Police Cause Harm, Justice 4 Black Lives Winnipeg and the Sex Workers of Winnipeg Action Coalition. This event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and on a YouTube livestream.

New Indigenous Orientation Toolkit

On Friday, Sept. 23, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg launched a government-funded project called Indigenous Orientation Toolkit that will assist in developing understanding between newcomers and Indigenous communities. This resource is for organizations serving newcomers to help educate on Indigenous cultures and the ways that colonialism impacts Indigenous communities today.

Culture Days in downtown Winnipeg

Culture Days is a series of events located in Downtown Winnipeg that celebrate cultural expression and creativity. From Oct. 1 to 8, Culture Days showcases art installations, music, dance, storytelling, craft-making, workshops and local markets. These weeklong events take place at various locations, including Central Park, The Forks, Stephen Juba Park, Old Market Square, Chinatown and Hargrave Street Market. For more information, visit

Advance voting at specific polling stations

From Oct. 3 to 21, registered voters can access the advance voting polling stations in specific locations of Winnipeg. Through the City of Winnipeg’s website, students at the University of Winnipeg can check their eligibility and register to vote for the 2022 Municipal and School Boards Election. On Oct. 4 and 5, an advanced voting station will be available at the University of Winnipeg in the Manitoba Boardroom (2M70) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

U of W closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On Friday, Sept. 30, the University of Winnipeg will close to honour residential-school survivors and reflect on how colonialism and systemic injustices negatively impact Indigenous communities. Throughout the week, U of W held a series of events acknowledging the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, including art displays, traditional ceremonies and guest speeches from survivors Dr. Mary Jane McCallum and Geraldine “Gramma” Shingoose.

Published in Volume 77, Number 04 of The Uniter (September 29, 2022)

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