Posts Tagged ‘2010’

Nov 12-13: Organizing For Justice

November 3rd, 2010

The 4th Organizing For Justice gathering

Social justice, economic justice, environmental justice and healthy communities

Please see underneath the schedule for info on how to contact us, how to stay connected, and how to help us promote or help with this event.

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Fri Nov 12, 7:00pm
Keynote event:  G20-Toronto Debrief

at Morisset Hall room 205, University of Ottawa (map: MRT building) [wheelchair accessible]

~~ free/by donation ~~ wheelchair accessible ~~
~~ click here for full details ~~  click here for facebook event page ~~

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Sat Nov 13, 10:00am-5:15pm
O4J conference – full day of workshops

at Lamoureux Hall, ground floor, University of Ottawa (map: MRT building)
~~ free/by donation ~~ wheelchair accessible ~~ childcare provided ~~

Click here for FULL SCHEDULE OF THE DAYclick here for facebook event page

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Sat Nov 13, 5:30-9:00pm
Post-conference social

at the Royal Oak (basement) on Laurier

Sat Nov 13, 9:00pm on
X-Ray Magazine:  Launch Party and Benefit

at Brixton’s British Pub, Sparks St (at Bank St)
$10 admission ~~ click here for facebook event page

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Contact: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498 – if you’d like to help out, have any accessibility requests, or for any other reason/question

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Organized by: interested individuals with support from Common Cause Ottawa, Socialist Project, and OPIRG/GRIPO-OttawaSponsored by: The Table Restaurant and Bridgeheadand you?


Planning for upcoming O4J – Fall 2010

August 20th, 2010

~ le francais suivre ~

ATTENTION: We would welcome your input and help in putting on the Fall 2010 version of Organizing For Justice (see below for more info). Here are two things you can do:

** Please fill in our survey for input on the event:
English link: http://bit.ly/bYkrgM … en Francais: http://bit.ly/dnjKug

** Please attend our planning meeting:
Thurs September 2nd, 7:00pm
Jack Purcell Community Centre
, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, near the corner of Elgin and Gilmour

Organizing for Justice is a grassroots collective and collaborative community based effort in the Outaouais aimed at creating an activist community of groups, organizers, activists and revolutionaries.

Our main goal is to unite and create a free space for all to share knowledge, skills, experience, to educate and to learn in the realms of social, economic and environmental justice and healthy, sustainable community building.

Organizing for justice hopes to act as a flashpoint to gather groups and individuals alike to discuss vision and strategy as well as skills and tools for effective organizing. Most importantly, the focus is on relationship building between groups and individuals, networking and ultimately unifying those working towards common goals.

Being a collaborative and justice oriented initiative focused on growing and building solidarity within the activist community; we wish to invite all groups and individuals to help shape, define and participate in this year’s Organizing for Justice conference. Make your voices heard!

We wish to get as much input as possible to make this process a success.

The critical function of Organizing for Justice is to provide a platform with which to educate and organize for what our communities demand. Please fill out this survey and let us know what you would like to see/do/learn, and if you’d like to help out. Your survey answers shape what happens at the conference. >> Link: http://bit.ly/bYkrgM

You can also participate hands-on in the planning. We are holding an open planning meeting coming up on the evening of Thursday Sept 2nd – and you are invited!
>> Thurs Sept 2, 7:00pm at Jack Purcell Community Centre, near corner of Elgin and Gilmour

Remember, this is by and for the community. So get involved!

Solidarity,
on behalf of Organizing For Justice
org4justice@gmail.com / 613-656-5498
http://www.organizingforjustice.ca

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ATTENTION : Nous souhaitons tenir une conférence d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice cet automne et accueillons votre aide et vos suggestions (voir ci-dessous pour plus d’information). Voici deux façons dont vous pouvez nous aider :

** Svp complétez notre sondage pour partager vos suggestions pour l’événement:
en Francais: http://bit.ly/dnjKug … English link: http://bit.ly/bYkrgM

** Joignez-nous à notre réunion de planification qui se tiendra :
Jeudi le  2 septembre à 19heures
au centre communitaire Jack Purcell
, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, pres au coin d’Elgin et Gilmour

Organisons-nous pour la Justice est un effort collectif et collaboratif du peuple qui a comme but la création d’une communauté activiste dans la région de l’Outaouais, composé de  divers groupes, organisateurs, activistes et révolutionnaires.

Notre objectif principal est d’unir les gens, ainsi que de créer un espace libre dans lequel nous pouvons partager nos connaissances, nos expériences et nos habiletés. Nous aimerions que cet espace soit utilisé pour que nous tous puissions instruire et apprendre au sujet de la justice sociale, économique et environnementale, ainsi que pour la création d’une communauté saine et soutenable.

Organisons -nous pour la Justice espère rassembler des groupes et des individus pour que nous puissions discuter la vision, la stratégie, ainsi que les divers outils qui nous sommes disponibles et les façons dont nous pouvons améliorer notre efficacité comme mouvement. Nous espérons faciliter l’établissement des relations entre ces groupes et ces individus afin d’unifier ceux qui travaillent vers des objectifs communs.

Étant que nous sommes une initiative orientée vers la justice et la collaboration qui a comme but de promouvoir la solidarité en dedans et en dehors de la communauté activiste, nous souhaitons inviter chaque groupes et individus à nous aider à former, définir et participer à la prochaine conférence d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice. Faites vos voix entendues !

Nous souhaitons obtenir autant de suggestions possibles pour que nous puissions transformer ce processus en réussite!

La fonction principale d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice est de fournir une plate-forme avec laquelle nous pouvons instruire et organiser selon ce que nos communautés exigent. Veuillez compléter ce sondage et faites-nous savoir a quoi vous voudriez participer, ce que vous aimeriez apprendre et si vous voudriez nous aider. Vos réponses contribueront énormément à ce qui ce passera à la conférence.  >> http://bit.ly/dnjKug

Vous pouvez également participer à la planification de la conférence.
Nous tenons une réunion ouverte jeudi le 2 septembre – et vous êtes invité !
>> Jeudi le  2 septembre à 19heures, au centre communitaire Jack Purcell, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, pres au coin d’Elgin et Gilmour

N’oubliez pas, ceci est par et pour la communauté, alors impliqués-vous!

Solidarité,
Au nom d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice
http://OrganizingForJustice.ca
org4justice@gmail.com – 613-656-5498

MayDay Weekend: May 1-2

March 25th, 2010

Organizing For Justice presents…

MAYDAY WEEKEND 2010
>> May 1st and 2nd

In Canada and the U.S., ‘Labour Day’ is celebrated in September as part of a cover-up of the real history of the labour movement.

This year, we are celebrating the real labour day by holding a two-day gathering with opportunities to discuss labour activism and a whole lot more.

Saturday May 1, 12:30-6:00pm
Sunday May 2, 12:30-5:00pm

at Jack Purcell Community Centre
(near corner of Elgin and Gilmour)

Free / by donation. No registration required.

Themed around social justice, economic justice, environmental justice and healthy communities.

There will be discussions, workshops/skill-shares, cultural activities, information tables featuring local groups and organizations, snacks and refreshments, and a Saturday community dinner.

www.OrganizingForJustice.ca ~~ 613-656-5498 ~~ org4justice@gmail.com

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SCHEDULE | TABLING | ACCESSIBILITY | VOLUNTEERS | PROMOTION | GET CONNECTED

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SCHEDULE

Saturday May 1:
12:30pm – Opening
1:00pm
– Labour and Work-place Organizing (discussion)
– Community- and Guerrilla-Gardening (workshop)
2:30pm – Cultural Activity
3:00pm
– Collective Environmental Action (discussion)
– Indigenous Solidarity (workshop)
4:00pm
– Tentants’ Rights and Housing Alternatives (discussion)
– Spoken Word Poetry (workshop)
5:00pm – Spoken Word Performance
5:20pm – Community Dinner

Sunday May 2:
12:30pm – Opening
1:00pm
– Sex Activism (discussion)
– *TBC: Silk-screening (workshop)
2:00pm
– Transforming or Ignoring Municipal Politics? (discussion)
– *TBC: Organizing Protests & Legal Issues: Focus on G8/G20 (workshop)
3:00pm – Cultural Activity
3:30pm
– Building a Local Activist Community (discussion)

Note: *TBC on the Sunday means “To Be Confirmed”

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TABLING

If your group or organization would like to table at the event (on Sat and/or Sun), please contact us ASAP. We have 15 tables each day and it is first come, first served: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498

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ACCESSIBILITY

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

We are working on providing childcare and ASL translation; please contact us if you would require either of these: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498 … if anyone can help us arrange sign language translation, please contact us!

There is limited reserved parking for patrons of the community centre. You will need to ask at the front desk for a parking pass for these spots.

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PROMOTION / POSTERING

Please help us spread the word:

Send out this callout to your friends or any listservs you are on

Join and invite your friends to our Facebook page and event:
Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Organizing-For-Justice/112481105432506
Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104454686258267

Print out these 1/4-pg flyers and pass them around:
http://organizingforjustice.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/org4justice-2010-flyer.pdf
(Note: colour version also prints well in B&W)

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VOLUNTEERS

We would really love people’s assistance in putting this event on. Contact us if you can help: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498

In advance:
– Promotions and postering (see above)
– Join the planning committee (for this event and for the future)
– Helping us find ways to offer sign language interpretation

The day(s) of:
– Facilitating discussions
– Note-taking
– Set-up / Set-down
– Childcare

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GET CONNECTED

We are bringing socialism to social media!

http://twitter.com/org4jus

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Organizing-For-Justice/112481105432506

Organizing For Justice is not only the gatherings we organize (this is our third edition!), but also about promoting various other local initiatives and events that are aligned with our values of social justice, economic justice, economic justice, and healthy communities. Join us on Twitter or Facebook to receive updates about various things going on in the local community.

http://www.OrganizingForJustice.ca