Due to the closure of the SSMU building, we have moved locations. We are now located on 2075 Boul. Robert Bourassa, Montreal, QC on the 5th floor room #3. It is to the left of the elevators. There is a door that automatically locks so please knock and we will kindly let you in :)
The UGE is back and looking for staffers/volunteers!
Being a staffer means that you spend 2+ hours in our office, assisting people in finding and taking books out of our library, bringing them to the co-op, answering any questions they may have about the UGE, and providing support if necessary! It could also mean tidying up around the office or co-op, or re-shelving books. You could also help work events that the UGE organizes, and if you decide that you want to be more involved you can join our collective!
We will be holding our training on the weekend of September 23-24, time and location TBA (we will post updates in our listserv and on facebook!) It will consist of several workshops over the course of two days. If you’re interested, please fill out this form and contact us with any questions!
Training will be comprised of workshops on anti-racism, anti-ableism, anti-oppression, Intro to Palestinian Issues, Trans 101, as well as Space Training and Co-op Training!
The UGE (as well as many other queer mtl organizations) has made their library collection available to view online here. You can also place books on hold and even self-check out your items.
Room 3 on the 5th floor
2075 Boul. Robert Bourassa, Montreal, QC
Accessible by public transit:
Metro McGill, bus 24, 107, 144
Monday: 10:00AM-12:30PM, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM-11:30 AM, 1:30PM-3:30PM
Thursday: 10:30AM-11:30 AM, 12:00PM-2:30PM, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Please note that the UGE is mostly volunteer run and the above opening hours may fluctuate based on availability – please feel free to email us or call ahead to make an appointment. You can also check out our facebook page for updates.
For regular updates on our hours and events join our listserve by clicking here!
Come join the UGE for our Winter 2016 edition of Staffer Training! We will have 2 days of exciting and informative workshops.
Training will take place Saturday, January 30 from 11am-5pm and Sunday, January 31st also from 11am-5pm.
Training on Saturday, January 30 will take place at QPIRG Concordia: 1500 Maissoneuve Ouest, suite 204
11:00am-11:30am: check ins and breakfast snacks
2:30-4:30: Trans 101
4:30-5:00: check outs
Training on Sunday, January 31st will take place in the Clubs Lounge on the 4th floor of the SSMU building
11:00am-11:30am: check ins and breakfast snacks
1:30-2:15: Lunch (food provided by Midnight Kitchen)
4:30-5: Check outs
If you’re interested in staffing, joining our collective, or joining one of our committees (library, events, and co-op), please fill out this google form!!
If you have not staffed before, training is mandatory both days! (But if you have to miss one day, we can work something out for you to make up training)
Both days of staffer training will be held in wheelchair accessible locations.
Please refrain from wearing chemically/overly scented products to staffer training as we strive to make our spaces scent-free.
If you have other accessibility needs, please let us know using the google form.
In case you’re unfamiliar, a little info about the UGE and what it means to be a staffer:
The UGE, located in room 413 of the SSMU building on McGill campus, is a trans positive feminist organization that seeks to be anti oppressive and antri racist in our practices.
The UGE is volunteer based, with staffers helping to run our office on a day to day basis (11-5 Monday-Friday). Many people use the UGE as a place to relax, unwind, get support, or eat their midnight kitchen!!
Staffers help people visit the Co-op, where we have alternative menstrual products, gender empowerment items, and other great things for pay what you can prices!! Staffers also help visitors check out books from our library or zines from our zine distro!
The UGE also has a collective, which is run non-hierarchically and an approximately 5-10 hour/week commitment (or based on how much time you can contribute)
We also put on events, and have a library with lots of great books as well as a zine distribution center!
We at the UGE are excited for another year of fun, solidarity, and organizing, but we need your help to make it happen!
Hope to see you at Staffer Training!
here is our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1281098631917294/
and the google form again!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xz_ALQyHqfaoxggtqx7tiQ1G65qlancSCKMvBLLg0qg/viewform?usp=send_form
- 54% of trans people in the us have had contact with the police
- 16% of trans people in the us have been incarcerated compared to 2.7% of the us population as a whole
- this number is higher for trans women (21%), black trans people (47%), and indigenous trans people (30%)
hi friends, check out this movie screening on january 26th presented by the prisoner correspondents project. in honor of international
trans prisoner day of action and solidarity, the pcp will be showing cruel and unusual (2006), and there will be a reading from the zine “a caged bird sings” by catherine lynn quick. it’s at café ouvert, which is on the first floor and has an access ramp into the building. the bathrooms are large but with no handlebars. the event starts at 6 pm. see you there!
No Pride in Prisons is holding a rally for International Day of Trans Prisoner Solidarity!
Come along to show your support for incarcerated trans people across Aotearoa. The rally will include speakers from No Pride in Prisons and other organisations discussing the reality faced by trans prisoners in this country. More info to come!
No Pride in Prisons will be making a set of demands:
– In every instance where detention is not mandatory, trans people should not be sentenced to imprisonment.
– For trans people to be sent to the facility of their choosing upon intake
– An end to the double-bunking policies introduced from 2009-2011
– For the Department of Corrections to apologise and take responsibility for the violence incarcerated trans women are facing in New Zealand prisons
Please come along and boost this post for your Auckland followers!!!
The UGE is seeking facilitators/panel speakers for our upcoming event, Trans/formations. We’re looking for folks who have experience in facilitating workshops and also have things to say about trans activism, in Montreal or abroad. The event series starts on November 6th to November 8th, and we’ll have workshops all three days!
For more information, you can email the collective at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our Facebook event!