Archive for November, 2010

G20-Toronto Debrief

November 11th, 2010

Friday November 12, 7:00pm
at Morisset Hall room 205, University of Ottawa www.uottawa.ca/maps (MRT building)

~ free / by donation ~ wheelchair accessible ~

Featuring:
* Farrah Miranda, Toronto Community Mobilization Network
* Mike Leitold, Movement Defense Committee
* Sarah Reaburn, Toronto Street Medics
… bios below

Opening by professor Claudette Commanda, Algonquin, Anishinabeg, National Coordinator of First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres

Moderated by Ayesha Asghar, No One Is Illegal-Ottawa

This is the keynote event of the 4th Organizing For Justice gathering. Full info at www.organizingforjustice.ca or 613-656-5498 / org4justice@gmail.com

SPEAKER BIOS:

Farrah Miranda organized with and was a spokesperson for the Toronto Communiyt Mobilization Network (now Community Solidarity Network): “The network is a collection of Toronto-based organizers and allies, that used the fleeting moment of the G8/G20 meetings in Toronto in June 2010 to come together and share the work that we do every other day of the year. Building the momentum for a movement for Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Environmental and Climate Justice, Migrant Justice and an End to War and Occupation, Income Equity and Community Control over Resources, Gender Justice and Queer and disAbility rights.” Farrah also organizes with No One Is Illegal-Toronto.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Mike Leitold lives in Toronto and works as a criminal defence lawyer with a small progressive firm. He is an active member of the Movement Defence Committee (MDC), an autonomous working group of the Law Union of Ontario that organizes legal support for movements for social justice, including the recent anti-G20 mobilizations in Toronto. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Law Union, and is a member and supporter of grassroots organizations including the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Sarah Reaburn is a nurse and member of Toronto Street Medics. Re-incarnated out of the planning for the G20, Toronto Street Medics are individuals with various types of health training who view `health` as a strategic resource for all struggles for justice and dignity. Toronto Street Medics supported resistance to the G20 by providing preventative health care, emergency first aid and aftercare to persons attending the summit in Toronto. When the worlds 20 most dangerous countries are not occupying her downtown core, Sarah organizes with No One Is Illegal-Toronto, Health for All, gardens in her local community garden and paints.

Building Radical Communities

November 11th, 2010

1:00pm Sat Nov13
Lamoureux Hall first floor, U of Ottawa
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Building radical communities, an alternative to individual based activism

Building radical and sustainable communities that will serve as a safe space for all.

We’ll be talking about what it means to be in a safe space, how that pans out in larger more diverse groups, and what works and what doesn’t.

This workshop will be interactive and rich with discussion because to build a radical community, we need everyone’s input.

Faciliators:  Shushan Araya and Michelle Blackburn

Targets of Repression

November 11th, 2010

4:00pm Sat Nov13
Lamoureux Hall first floor, U of Ottawa
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Targets of repression: How to live a life on urban city streets with criminal bail conditions


Short introduction by the facilitator followed by information exchange, story telling, skill sharing, and support group discussion.

Masks and Faces

November 3rd, 2010

4:00pm Sat Nov13
Lamoureux Hall first floor, U of Ottawa
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Masks and Faces

A workshop that looks at some of the dynamics of power and resistance: what power is, it’s types and sources, how it plays out, and how we participate or resist. This workshop is can be done on it’s own, or serve as an introduction to Politicis of Resistance Workshop Series http://greenfyre.org/content/power-and-dissent-workshop

Facilitator: Mike Kaulbars