XAO is an annual series of events aimed at challenging oppression in various forms and raising awareness about equity and social justice issues. This series of events involved collaboration with a number of campus clubs and groups to host a variety of events including workshops, seminars, art shows, performances, and large-scale keynote speaker series. Past speakers have included David Suzuki, Stephen Lewis, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Angela Davis, Ward Churchill, Desmond Cole and Ruben Carter.