Sunny Drake in Carleton November 14th & 15th
This event is sponsored by OPIRG-Carleton, CUSA Gender
and Sexuality Resource Centre, Department of Anthropology and
Sociology, and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and Sexuality
Studies Carleton U.
There are two events here: one on November 14th and one on November 15th! Both are wheelchair accessible!
November 14th @ 8pm Residence Commons 270- FREE
Performance of Transgendered Seeking...
Description of this performance:
Jimmy is trying to quit romance, cold turkey. An exposing, funny
and tender look at queer relationships including run-ins with the
polyamory police, online dating mishaps, and how relationship scripts
and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect our
relationships. Transgender Seeking… includes clever unconventional use
of multimedia. Jimmy is trying to quit romance, cold turkey, so he’s
joined your Romance-aholics Anonymous group. Since the break-up, he’s
been trying to prove that he’s “Great! Fine! Never been better!” His
secret comforts include watching cheesy old black and white romance
films – but don’t tell his radical friends… An exposing, funny and
tender look at queer relationships, the bold visions we have and the
often hilarious struggles in living up to them. Run-ins with the
polyamory police about jeolousy. Online dating mishaps. How relationship
scripts and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect
our relationships. Transgender Seeking… includes clever unconventional
use of multimedia projections.
November 15th @ 1pm Residence Commons 208- FREE
Trans Anti-Oppression 101
An introductory workshop about trans* identities, strengths, challenges, and allyship.
About Sunny Drake // Educator// Facilitator// Theatre Artist// Workshop Facilitator & Educator:
Performance & theatre // 36 years in the making, queer &
trans theatre maker & educator Sunny Drake is a complex piece of
art. He lives his creative escapades, is usually in the middle of an art
in life experiment.
Sunny is largely self-taught and has created his own unique style
of multi-genre theatre, which he has been evolving since he was a
teenage girl. Sunny has performed in theatres, festivals, living-rooms,
streets, work places, deserts, schools, universities, basements,
backyards & conferences in Australia, the USA & Canada. Sunny
has performed in numerous festivals including the San Francisco
Festival (2010), the USA National Queer Arts Festival
(2008/10/12), NACL Festival (New York 2010), Mardi Gras (Sydney
2009/10), Gasworks Arts Park (Melbourne 2009/10),
Brisbane Festival’s UNDER THE RADAR (2009), Feast (Adelaide 2009/10), Metro Arts Independents (2012),
Pride Toronto (2013) and SummerWorks (2013).
Sunny has facilitated over 280Carleton Food Collective General Meeting
workshops in the past 15 years including LGBTIQ training, creative
workshops, practical political workshops, community engagement,
professional development for project workers & artists. Participants
have included people of diverse age, gender, cultural, sexuality,
disability and class backgrounds; educational institutions
(universities, high schools…), artists, young people, collectives,
service providers & government in both urban & rural contexts.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/531901880229338/
Wednesday November 6
OPIRG-Carleton Office (326 Uni Centre)
The Collective, in the early days of its
return, is especially in need of volunteer support to re-establish our
presence on campus. We would like to expand our volunteer base in order
to gather the many creative ideas we all posses and implement these
ideas in a way that does not weigh too heavily on any of us.
We would like to
call out to the general membership to discuss the importance of
volunteers and the energy they can contribute to the Collective. The
Collective is looking for two or three new board members. We are all
volunteers but 'Directors' are those who contribute extra energy and can
reliably carry out some of the Collective's core operations until the
end of the academic year (May 2014). We would also like to identify
those who would simply like to help cook and serve in our future
servings. The date of the General Meeting will be on November 6th, at
6:00pm in the OPIRG Office (326 University Centre). We seek to meet
those who are interested in helping out with the many functions of the
Collective. Whether you want to engage in food-activism, help create a
more sustainable campus, or just enjoy cooking and serving food for the
people, we would love to welcome you to the team.
Agenda The agenda of the General Meeting will entail:
- report of expenses and revenue
- updates on the issue of space
- election of new Directors
- relations with CUSA and the GSA
- discussion on future operations
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/169531176588495/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Briarpatch is seeking submissions for March/April 2014 issue
Deadline: November 5th, 2013
As a grassroots publication rooted in social movements, Briarpatch Magazine is an open platform for activists and organizers of all stripes to connect with one another and reach a national readership. Briarpatch is
seeking submissions for our March/April 2014 issue. We are
looking for feature articles, provocative essays, investigative
reportage, interviews, profiles, reviews, humour, and photography rooted
in an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist analysis. If you’ve got a story
in mind, we want to hear your pitch!
Queries are due November 5, 2013. If your query is
accepted, first drafts will be due by December 5. Your query should
outline what ground your contribution will cover, give an estimated word
count, and indicate your relevant experience or background in writing
about the issue. If you haven’t written for Briarpatch before, please
provide a brief writing sample. Please review our submission guidelines
here: http://briarpatchmagazine.com/announcements/view/call-for-submissions8 before sending your query to editor AT briarpatchmagazine DOT com.
Our standard rates of pay are as follows:
· $50 – Profiles, short essays, parting shots (generally <1000 words)
· $100 – Feature stories, photo essays
· $150 – Research-based articles and investigative reportage (generally 1500-2500 words)
We reserve the right to edit your work (with your active involvement), and cannot guarantee publication.
Stephen Kimber's "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five"
Wednesday November 6th
Under One Roof, 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor
Stephen Kimber's book recounts the events leading up to
the arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban anti-terrorism agents
wrongfully arrested and convicted of “conspiracy to commit” espionage
against the United States. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/529418083809939/?previousaction=join&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
RED LIPS [cages for Balck girls] Racialized Queer/Trans identities and the Prison Industrial Complex
CUSA Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre
Thursday November 7th
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carleton University Tory Building Room 446
This participatory, multimedia workshop will
shed light on the intricate system we call the Prison Industrial Complex
(PIC). Using RED LIPS [cages for Black girls] as a point to start from,
we will discuss how this system disproportionately effects Racialized,
Queer/Trans bodies. Facilitated by kyisha williams. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/235618983268035/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Solidarity Rally For the Tsilhqot'in Nation at the Supreme Court
Thursday November 7th
Supreme Court of Canada
Join the Tsilhqot'in delegation that have traveled
across Turtle Island to be in the Supreme Court for the hearing of their
landmark title case. The case - now going on 2 decades stands to be the
first to concretely establish aboriginal title to land without the
extinguishment of rights and title that has been demanded by Canada
through the modern treaty / land claim process.
It's a grueling day so let's give them a strong show of support and
fill the delegation and legal team with good positive energy for a successful outcome.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING DRUMS AND WEAR REGALIA
We will also have a smaller ceremony to start the day if you are
interested - meet us at the Court at 7:45 am. More information contact:
Ramsey Hart firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-298-4745 (mobile)
For more about the court case see this brief backgrounder: http://www.raventrust.com/blog/2013-09/backgrounder-tsilhqot-146-in-nation-v-british-columbia-and-canada.html
For more information about this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425916604290725/?previousaction=join&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
Transformative Justice 101 Workshop: Confronting Interpersonal Violence without the Cops or the Courts
Thursday Nonmember 7th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Ottawa, 215 UCU (Near 1848, 2nd floor UCU, behind the Peer Help Center)
In this interactive workshop, Lena Carla Palacios will
cover the history, theories, principles, and phases of transformative
justice. Together, we will develop our own community accountability
strategies and see how to apply them to a series of challenging
scenarios depicting everyday forms of interpersonal, sexual, state, and
structural violence.To conclude, we will debrief with a creative
response activity to reflection on transformative justice in our own
Lena Carla Palacios is a PhD Candidate (Education and Communication
Studies) at McGill University. She is an active member and a lead
project coordinator of Life after Life, a Montreal-based collective
dedicated to prison abolition and the de-criminalization of formerly
incarcerated girls, women, and queer and transgender people. Her
research focuses on transnational feminist prison studies, prison
education, critical race feminism, restorative and transformative
justice, media justice, as well as transnational youth- and student-led
social movements. Lena is also a filmmaker and is currently working on a
short documentary about Indigenous women who are "doing time on the
outside" with a life sentence.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/546561955422225/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
Turning Point for Indigenous Land Rights: Tsilhqot'in Title and the Supreme Court- PUBLIC FORUM
Friday November 8th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa
Leadership from the Tsilhqot'in National Government
Grand Chief Ed John, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Louise Mandell, Mandell Pinder. LLP
For the first time in almost a decade, the Supreme Court of Canada
is considering the vital question of Indigenous peoples' right to own
and control their traditional lands and resources. The outcome of the
Tsilhqot'in title case could have far reaching implications in Canada,
and possibly around the world. This forum will examine the way Canadian
constitutional and international human rights law are converging in
this landmark case. Speakers include prominent lawyers from the case.
Sponsored by Amnesty International, Assembly of First Nations,
Canadian Friends Service Committee, Centre for Indigenous Rights, Centre
for International Policy Studies, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian
Nations, First Nations Summit, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou
Istchee), KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Tsilhqot'in
Nation Government, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
A reception with light refreshments will follow at noon.
There is no charge for attendance. Donations will be accepted to
support the Tsilhqot’in Title Express. For more information, please
contact, Craig Benjamin, email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/616719271724403/?previousaction=join&source=1
C.A. Paradis: Don't sell SodaStream!
Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Sunday November 10th
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
C.A. Paradis- 1314 Bank Street, Ottawa
Independent Jewish Voices - Ottawa has politely asked C.A. Paradis,
a high end kicthenware store, to remove SodaStream products from its
shelves. They've refused to stop carrying this brand that manufactures
on stolen Palestinian land. Join us for an information picket outside of
their store to inform shoppers to stop buying SodaStream!
Why Boycott SodaStream?
While SodaStream, a home water carbonation device, claims that it
is “Made in Israel”, its main factory is in the occupied West Bank
industrial zone of Mishor Edomim, in the settlement of Ma’ale
Adumim. Ma’ale Adumim is one of the largest of the illegal settlements
and, because it connects Jerusalem to the Jordan Valley, dividing the
Palestinian West Bank in two, is a major obstacle to any peace
agreement. SodaStream’s taxes go directly to supporting the
infrastructure of Ma’ale Adumim.
SodaStream’s operations exemplify the reality of Palestinian life
under occupation, with few employment opportunities. It takes advantage
of a virtually captive Palestinian workforce, paying them less than half
of the minimum wage and subjecting them to terrible working conditions.
Those who have disagreements are labelled “security risks”, making them
Do not support Israeli Settlements:
Israel builds and subsidizes more illegal settlements (colonies)
every year. Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank provides
ultimate control over all of the territory, with illegal settlements,
illegal settler-only roads, the separation barrier, military zones,
roads, and bases. Israel’s illegal land and resource confiscation and
occupation has benefited illegal settlements and destroyed Palestinian
homes, farms, businesses, and lives. The Israeli military imposes
curfews, assassinates Palestinians, and invades communities at will,
abducting and imprisoning Palestinian civilians, including children.
There is frequent violence by settlers against Palestinians in nearby
communities, which is largely ignored by the complicit Israeli army.
Without an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, there will be
no peace for Israel and Palestine, and absolutely no justice for
Palestinians. Help us work towards peace and justice by boycotting
SodaStream! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/193815690805403/?previousaction=join&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
Building for Future Generations Art Auction & Gala
Friday November 15
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Elias Conference & Banquet Facility, Ottawa
You are cordially invited to Building for Future
Generations: 18th Annual Odawa Art Auction & 2nd Annual Youth For
Northern Communities’ Joining Hands for Our Community Gala, Friday,
November 15, 2013 at St. Elias Banquet Hall, 750 Ridgewood Ave.
This is one of our major fundraisers of the year! Over the past
fourteen years Odawa has raised over $250,000. All proceeds support
programming for Aboriginal youth, families, elders and community
This year’s proceeds will be going towards a vision to own a
structure that will house Makonsag Head Start programming as well as
Ottawa’s first Aboriginal High School and potentially other youth and
child programs. All art is donated and overhead costs are covered by
ticket sales as well by our main sponsor, Human Concern International
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/643842152316817/648078545226511/?notif_t=like
Undoing Border Imperialism Book Launch
Presented by: Octopus Bookstore, No One Is Illegal Ottawa, OPIRG-GRIPO. Sponsored by: Public Service Alliance of Canada-National Capital Region (PSAC)
Tuesday November 19
Octopus Books, 251 Bank St, 2nd floor, unceded Algonquin territory
"Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic
discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based
practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights
movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor
exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized
empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of
border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author’s
experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for
all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the
barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce,
loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward
liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short
contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North
Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular
educator rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian
liberation, anti-racist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist
movements and communities for over a decade.
"Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North
America’s most innovative, diverse, and effective new movements. That
this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom
in this book is a tremendous gift to us all." —Naomi Klein, author of
The Shock Doctrine
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/405255972935213/
Disability Awareness Week 2013
November 18th - November 22nd
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
University of Ottawa, Unceded and Unsurrendered Algonquin Terrirtory
Disability Awareness Week is a week of fun and
educational events related to various aspects of disability. Our goal is
to raise awareness about inaccessibility and existing inaccessible
barriers that students at university face, especially those that
identify with having a disability. Examining and challenging the
existing societal views/values towards disability is a crucial step
towards raising awareness. This week is organized by the Centre for
Students with Disabilities within the SFUO. We are looking forward to collaborating with our partners for these events!
Monday November 18: DINNER IN THE DARK with the Sustainable Development Centre, featuring story teller Kim Kilpatrick
6:00pm-8:00pm in Desmarais room 12102
Participants will wear blindfolds while eating a delicious 3
course vegan meal and drink and listening to guest speakers and
storytellers. Please note that an individual’s experience of vision lose
cannot be understood by participating in this event.
*Tickets are will be on sale at the SFUO office (UCU 102) for $8.00
Tuesday November 19: MIA MINGUS: beyond Justice, an introduction to Disability Justice Keynote Speech
6:00pm-7:30pm in the UCU Alumni Auditorium (University Centre)
What is Disability Justice? How is it different from Disability
Rights? What is ableism? How can we start integrating a disability
justice analysis into our work as activists and organizers? How is
disability and ableism connected to other forms of oppression? A
disability justice analysis deepens and strengthens all of our work for
social justice because ableism underlines whose bodies are considered
desirable or disposable. This talk will introduce the disability justice
framework and how it connects with different communities and movements.
Disability justice has the power to shift our work so we can fight for
liberation for all of us, not just some of us.
Mia Mingus will be speaking in English only. American Sign
Language interpretation will be available. Presented in partnership with
the Pride Centre and the Women's Resource Centre.
Wednesday November 20th: WORKSHOP WITH MIA
MINGUS: “Transforming our Responses to Violence: Transformative Justice
and Community Accountability”
11:00am-1:00pm in UCU room 215 (University Centre)
This workshop will address how transformative justice and
Community Accountability can help us re-imagine our responses to
violence. It will provide a beginning understanding of transformative
justice and Community Accountability work, what it is and how it works
to respond to and ultimately end violence. We will also address the
complexities and critiques of current responses to violence. There will
be teaching, discussion and small group work. In addition to learning
about transformative justice, we will use media, video and audio
This workshop will be in English only.
Wednesday November 20th: TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE with the SFUO Pride Centre
UCU Agora stage (University Centre) in the afternoon
Description to come.
Thursday November 21: DISABILITY STUDIES AT UOTTAWA SPEAKERS PANEL with GSEAD (Graduate Student Association)
11:00am-1:00pm in the UCU Terminus (University Centre)
As a part of Disability Awareness Week, the Centre for Students
with Disabilities with the GSAED (Graduate Student Association) will be
hosting a panel on Studying Disability at the University of Ottawa. If
you are a graduate student and are wanting to share your experience with
studying Disability and research, please contact email@example.com or call (613)562-5800(ext:2783) .
Friday November 22: DISABILITY ARTS AND POETRY NIGHT
7:00pm-10:00pm at SAW Gallery (Club SAW), 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa.
The CSD is looking to recruit artists (music, poetry, spoken word,
story tellers, visual artists and others) to present and perform at our
Disability Arts Night at SAW Gallery on November 22ndperforming please
do not hesitate to contact the CSD by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), call (613-562-5800 x 2683) or stop by the CSD (UCU 211F).
ASL (American Sign Language) INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE.
ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST WHERE POSSIBLE. CONTACT email@example.com OR CALL (613-562-5800 x 2683).