1. BUILDING UP
ato decide to occupy the administration building, you first must have a clear contention with the administration’s behavior. • 6Party: The administration decided to illegally cancel the results of a very tense and critical referendum on QPIRG Mcgill and CKUT’S existence, for unclear reasons. Allies of QPIRG and CKUT occupied the building for 5 days to reverse the ruling and ask for the resignation of the then Deputy Provost Student Life and Learning (DPSLL) Morton Mendelson. • Divest Mcgill: The administration’s Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR) claimed that climate change does not cause “grave social injury” as a response to Divest Mcgill’s request that the university divest from fossil fuels. CAMSR’S report argued that divestment was therefore unwarranted. ayou need momentum to claim that people are backing your action. You can build support by: • Receiving overwhelmingly positive referendum results over a question supporting your struggle
( 6Party + Divest Mcgill) • Pitching tents in front of the Mcgill administration to inform the public about the subject
( Divest Mcgill) • Collecting signatures and endorsements from student groups, professors, and departments
( Divest Mcgill) amake sure your occupation happens at the right time:
• To mobilise people and retain the administration’s attention, it’s always best to do it mid- semester.