Upcoming Actions

Upcoming Actions

Now until April 22 & 23 – Support the AHCS-GSA non-confidence motion in Dean Manfredi

The Art History and Communication Studies-Graduate Students Association (AHCS-GSA) is collecting signatures in support of their unanimously adopted General Assembly motion of non-confidence in the Faculty of Arts Dean Christopher Manfredi for his leadership around the PPP.


1) Read the motion and add your signature, CLICK HERE;

2) Print forms to gather signatures in-person, CLICK HERE;

3) Help spread the word by putting up a poster: PPP_Posters(Sig) or circulating this article published in the Daily: Why we have no confidence in the Dean.

Signatures will be collected until Noon on April 22. Everyone is welcome to join in the delivery of the motion and signatures to the Faculty of Arts Chairs and Directors meeting and to Senate on April 23.

Feb. 18-19 – Protest the anti-democratic PPP outside of the Faculty of Arts & Senate meetings

We call all students, faculty, and staff in the 13 departments affected by the PPP, and from across campus, to demonstrate your concern and solidarity. Join us outside of the Faculty of Arts meeting in Arts 160 on Tuesday, February 18, at 2:40pm (the meeting starts at 3:00pm). And again outside of the Senate meeting in Leacock 232 on Wednesday, February 19, at 2:10pm (the meeting starts at 2:30pm). We will be meeting at 1pm this Friday (Feb. 14) in Arts B-22, across from Subway in the basement, to make signs for these protest events. We will gather outside of these meetings to publicly call for the Dean respect the democratic process and respond to our outstanding demands that include:

  1. Release the details (including budgets, job descriptions, alternative plans, process mapping) on the PPP website;
  2. Respect and act in accordance with the collective agreements of affected workers.

For more information, please review these 5 reasons why you should take a stance on the PPP.


Past Actions

Jan. 22nd  2014 – AUS Town Hall

The Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) called for a Town Hall about the PPP on Wednesday, Jan 22, at 5:30 in Leacock 219. Dean Manfredi and Associate Deans will be present.

Jan. 14th  2014 – Town Hall

On Tuesday, January 14th, SOS-McGill hosted a town hall that brought together staff, faculty and students in order to promote awareness and build solidarity in our efforts to stop the forced relocation of our departmental staff. An anonymous statement was read by an affected staff member, Professors Amelia Jones’ letter against the PPP was read, and David Roseman (VP-Labour Relations, MUNACA) spoke. We had a productive discussion that resulted in several demands and possible actions. Do stay tuned for more information. To see CBC’s coverage of the town hall, click here.

Dec. 5th 2013 – Art Action Against Austerity

On Thursday December 5th at McLennan & Redpath Libraries, SOS-McGill performed an educational art action that put a face on austerity in our libraries and departments. See the press release (SOSMcGillPressRelease) & check out the photos from the action.


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More to Come!

Do you have an event you’d like to share? Contact us at solidarityatmcgill [at] gmail.com


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