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Can Fines now extended until 7 October!

Bring a can of food to any UC Library and we’ll wipe $5 from your fines *.

For example bring in 5 cans and we’ll waive $25 of your fines.

Cans will be donated to the Christchurch City Mission.

*Does not include fines incurred for lost books

SVA’s 10 Essential Lessons for Sustaining a Youth Movement

The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) this week released the 10 Essential Lessons for starting, growing and sustaining a Youth Movement, as understood by the SVA and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student leaders.

In July 2018, 28 student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to New Zealand to engage with 30 members of the 2018 Student Volunteer Army Executive.  The two groups participated in a week long exchange of ideas on youth-led change, sustainable movements, leadership and activism.

To find out more go here>

All Right? Campaign – Rainbow research

The All Right? Campaign is undertaking a piece of research into the well-being of the Rainbow community in Christchurch.

The Campaign has carried out similar research with other communities over the past six years and now they are keen to understand how the LGBT + community is faring in post disaster Christchurch. In particular, they want to know what LGBT+ people identify as their strengths, what changes the community would still like to see, to hear about any emerging issues which impact on the well-being of the community and to consider how the All Right?  campaign could positively contribute. 

The research process is made up of three major components:

  • Interviewing a range of key informants to gather a broad brush picture of what is currently happening in Christchurch and to guide the focus group direction.
  • Running focus groups with a diverse range of community members to gather qualitative and quantitative evidence and feedback.
  • Engaging the community with an online survey to compile quantitative evidence to further inform and test our findings.

This is an invitation to Christchurch Rainbow community members to participate in the focus groups. They will run for approximately two hours and there will be snacks and (non-alcoholic) refreshments. They will also provide a small koha.

For more information and to register, please click here

See also All Right? Facebook here>