Dear Friends of the UMIH,
We hope you are taking care as we enter week eight (!) of the temporary physical closure of the university.
CARE microgrants: deadline Wednesday, May 13
With QPOC Winnnipeg, the UMIH is thrilled to support 10 microgrants of $300 each for creative projects from U of M students and community members. Please spread the word to your creative friends, colleagues, and students. Details can be found on the UMIH's Facebook page, or at this link:
Monday and Thursday morning Write-On-Sites have been re-rebranded to Write-ON-LINES. Write-on-sites have gone virtual to prioritize public health and safety while still maintaining our sense of connection during these isolating times. Virtual write-on-sites will continue every Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome to write together, apart. Please email Serenity at: joo(a)cc.umanitoba.ca for the Zoom invite.
For those of us lucky and privileged to have stable income right now and are looking to support community, here are two local initiatives to consider supporting:
--Prairie Province Prisoner Support Fund, organized by a new, Indigenous-led, anti-colonial prison abolition collective, Free Lands Free Peoples: https://ca.gofundme.com/f/prairie-province-prisoner-support-fund
--Sex Workers of Winnipeg Action Coalition (SWWAC): https://www.gofundme.com/f/swwac-covid19-relief-fund
The U of M Libraries invite you to deepen your data and research skills through their upcoming webinars<http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/calendar?cid=2153&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=2153…>, beginning April 22nd. These webinars present the best tools, techniques, and strategies to help researchers remain on track with current goals and projects. To view all workshops or register, please visit: http://bit.ly/onlineworkshopseries
Carnation zine is accepting submissions of art and writing from BIPOC folks for their next publication, themed "Pleasure," until Friday, May 15. Consider submitting your work, and/or share this call for submissions with your networks. Submission guidelines can be found at: https://carnationzine.wordpress.com/submissions/
With the university closure, UMIH is maintaining regular office hours from home, Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Please send an email if you have any questions. Or if you have an idea for humanities-related programming and you want some help getting it off the ground. The UMIH voicemail is also being checked regularly if you prefer to call.
We always welcome new ways to connect.
Take care, friends!