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Action Speaks Louder

Action Speaks Louder is the bi-annual newsletter of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group at the University of Toronto. We publish articles about social and environmental justice advocacy and activism, with a specific focus on issues that affect members of the campus community. If you would like to see copies of our previous issues, please come by our office at 563 Spadina Crescent, room 101 or you can view our most recent issue and past issue on Issuu here.

We welcome anyone who is interested in joining the editorial collective for Action Speaks Louder please get in touch with us at actionspeaksloudertoronto@gmail.com. You do not need any prior experience with publishing in order to participate and we will provide the requisite training and mentorship. If you enjoy working on publications and/or are interested in learning more, Action Speaks Louder is a great opportunity to be part of a production process from start to finish and learn the editing and technical skills needed for publishing.

We publish two issues of the newsletter per year: a fall issue comes out in September, with the production process running throughout the summer and a winter issue published in January or February, with the production process taking place during the fall term. If you would be interested in writing for us about a particular political issue you are passionate about or a campaign you are working on, please write to us at actionspeaksloudertoronto@gmail.com for more information on the pitch process.

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The fall 2016 edition of Action Speaks Louder, OPIRG Toronto’s biannual newsletter, is hot off the press! Come pick one up outside our office in the North Borden Building (563 Spadina Crescent, room 101). You can also read the most recent issue online at Issuu below: (Or link directly here).


The Fall 2016 issue of Action Speaks Louder features:

  • an article by Taina Da Silva from Grassy Narrows First Nation about defending the land and protecting the water in their community
  • Ellie Ade Kur speaking about confronting racism in CUPE 3902
  • Jared Ong on the fight for a $15 minimum wage
  • Members of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network on colonization and Canadian mining companies
  • OPIRG action group listings, a resource list and more!

We work to create space for students and community members to reflect on pressing issues within current struggles for social and environmental justice. If you would like to join our editorial collective, please write to us at opirg.toronto@gmail.com. The editorial collective will begin meeting in October to start work on out Winter 2017 issue.

If you would rather just write for us, submit a pitch! The submission deadline for the Winter 2017 issue is Monday, October 17, 2016. To send us a short pitch or for questions about the pitch process, please email actionspeaksloudertoronto@gmail.com.