Archive for September, 2009

Help us promote the conference!

September 4th, 2009

We’d really appreciate you helping us get the word out about the conference. Word-of-mouth, hand-to-hand promotions is the type of grassroots marketing that we feel can really help spread the buzz.

What you can do:

* print off and pass out flyers – we have 1/4 page flyers, two different versions, each in two lanuages … print off a page (or print them doublesided, english on one side and french on the other), in black and white or colour, cut them in four, and pass them out to people and/or leave a few at your friendly neighbourhood business or other suitable location:

* print off a poster(s) and stick it up somewhere

* send out an email announcement

* RSVP to our Facebook events so you can invite your friends

Thanks for your help!

Horaire en Français!

September 4th, 2009

Voici les détails de l’horaire qui sera finalisé très bientôt!

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SAMEDI 17 octobre, 19h, au Dépanneur Sylvestre, 9 rue Fortier, Gatineau (Directions)

Table Ronde sur le thème: Réponses communautaires aux crises économiques et environnementales.

Présentations par:
Celeste Côté (Club Sierra du Canada)
Christian Lageais (Parti Marxiste-Léniniste du Canada)
Bill Clennett (Québec Solidaire)

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DIMANCHE 18 octobre, au Pavillon Lucien-Brault, UQO, 101 rue St-Jean Bosco, Gatineau (secteur Hull) (Directions)

*10h30 — C’EST QUOI AUJOURD’HUI LA SOLIDARITÉ (Atelier de réflexion), par le CEDISOL

*12h00 — Diner (fourni)

*13h00 — HONDURAS: RÉSISTANCE POPULAIRE FACE AU COUP D’ÉTAT MILITAIRE, par François Guindon (Rights Action)

\\QUOI?// Depuis le 28 juin dernier, le Honduras est devenu le théâtre d’un coup d’État militaire ; répression et violations des droits humains se vivent au quotidien. L’oligarchie, la Cour suprême, le congrès, les puissantes transnationales et les militaires honduriens continuent de faire la sourde oreille à la résistance populaire et à la condamnation diplomatique internationale unanime.

\\QUI?// François Guindon vit au Guatemala depuis 2007. Il collabore avec Rights Action (www.rightsaction.org) depuis 2008 et accompagne les communautés et organisations qui, malgré la persécution et la criminalisation de leur lutte, résistent aux exploitations minières dévastatrices de Goldcorp au Guatemala et au Honduras.

*15h00 — UN AUTRE MONDE EST POSSIBLE: LES FORUMS SOCIAUX MONDIAUX

\\Quoi?// Des étudiants de l’université d’Ottawa ont présenté au dernier forum social mondial de Belém au Brésil un atelier sur l’éthique des compagnies minières canadiennes au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde. Comment les forums sociaux mondiaux sont une proposition d’alternatives et un laboratoire de changements sociaux.

Si vous avez des questions contactez-nous au organisons.justice@gmail.com

Sat Oct 17: Book/Info-fair, Workshops/Sessions, Community Dinner

September 4th, 2009

Saturday October 17, 10:00am-8:00pm

Location: 440 Albert St (the old Ottawa Technical High School, between Albert & Slater just east of Bronson)

Featuring:

  • Book-fair/info-fair, 10am-6pm – with vendors and local community groups and organizations
  • Workshops / sessions – four time-slots of jam-packed ‘edutainment’ (see schedule below)
  • Community dinner and social – beginning at 6:00pm

Workshops/Sessions schedule:

10:30am-12:00pm – click for details of sessions

  • Movement- and Coalition-Building
  • Diversity, Equity and Anti-Oppression
  • Measuring Sustainability – Is there room in the middle?

12:30pm-2:00pm click for details of sessions

  • Queer Struggles and the Economic Crisis
  • Healthy Activism / Preventing Burnout
  • Housing and Anti-Poverty Organizing
  • Resistance to the Coup in Honduras

2:30pm-4:00pmclick for details of sessions

  • Labour Solidarity and Resistance
  • Indigenous Peoples and the Law
  • Building an Anarchist Organization
  • Successful Online Campaigns and Internet Communication

4:30pm-6:00pm click for details of sessions

  • Cooperatives: A Different Way of Doing Business
  • Know Your Rights (when dealing with the cops)
  • Environmental Organizing

Fri Oct 16: Music/Theatre/Spoken Word

September 4th, 2009

Thursday October 16, 7:00pm-midnight

Location: Atomic Rooster bar, 303 Bank St (at McLaren)

An evening of live music, theatre and spoken word
~ plus inspiring stories of activism between acts ~

Featuring:

Spoken Word:
* Free Will
* Faye Estrella
* Rob Friday
* Gein Wongwww.geinwong.com

Theatre:
* Open Forum Theatre, where you the audience gets to be part of the show (but only if you want) ~~ led by Tracey and Angela: Tracey is organizing the PowerShift Canada conference (Oct 23-26) and Angela will be providing an art space at PowerShift. www.powershiftcanada.org

Socially Conscious Sing Along:
* led by Maura Volante, www.mauravolante.ca

Live Band (to get you groovin’ and movin’):
* Dolas, Celtic folk