Culture Shock is an annual event series dedicated to exploring the myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, indigenous people and communities of colour. Culture Shock seeks to bring together members of these communities to engage in dialogue about issues relevant to their lives, as well as to educate non-members around some of the issues faced by communities of colour in Canada and beyond. Every year, QPIRG and the SSMU bring panels, workshops, film screenings and fundraiser parties to McGill students and the broader Montreal community as part of the Culture Shock programming. Culture Shock is co-organized annually by the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

All events are free and open to the public.

Find the full schedule here:

Some of the events that might be of interest:

Film Screening: “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance”
Co-sponsored by Midnight Kitchen
Thursday, October 18th – 1pm
SSMU Building 3480 McTavish, room 302 (metro Peel)

Workshop: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change
Presented by Pam Gross a delegate with the Conversations with the Earth (CWE)
Friday, October 19th – 12pm
SSMU Building 3480 McTavish, room 302 (metro Peel)