Posts Tagged ‘community’

March 16: Edge-U-cation

March 4th, 2011

Edge-U-cation

Wed March 16 – 7:00pm sharp (6:30pm refreshments/ice-breakers)
at PSAC building, JK Wlyie boardroom (first floor)
233 Gilmour (at Metcalfe)

Thinking about liberating education!

Click to print the poster PDF

How can we overcoming the domesticating and confining education we experience everyday in our major institutions and media? What does a truly liberating education look like and how do we engage with it?  Come and share your thoughts and experiences.

In our contemporary culture, learning how to learn and how to think independently is just as important as mastering any particular technical skill.

And to learn the things we do need, we need to learn to find (or create) opportunities and spaces outside of the traditional institutions and approaches that have ‘taught’ us how to be ourselves.

This event will offer the opportunity to explore ways of learning – based on our experiences and our aspirations – and discuss what is being done (or could be) in the community to facilitate an ongoing connected process of individual and community learning.

Edge-u-cation is being held in dozens of cities throughout the world as part of the Evolver.net ‘spores’ network:
http://www.evolver.net/edge-u-cation_spore

!! Please join us !!

** This event will formally end by 8:45pm
The space is open until 9:15pm for any informal continuation of discussion/planning

** All ages welcome.
Very young children? Also welcome.
Please read http://bit.ly/kidznoize

** Contact: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498
Please contact us if you have further needs/accommodations

** Further reading/resources:
http://equitableeducation.ca/ed-resources

** Event co-hosted by:
www.OrganizingForJustice.ca
www.EquitableEducation.ca

** Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134904603244791

** SPECIAL NOTE **
Organizing For Justice is planning an upcoming consulta on creating ‘infrastructures of dissent’ in Ottawa, with a focus on (but not limited to) education and learning … please stay tuned for details:
– Email list: http://bit.ly/O4J-list
– Facebook: http://on.fb.me/org4jus
– Website: www.organizingforjustice.ca

MayDay Weekend, May 2nd schedule

April 18th, 2010

Sunday May 2:

at Jack Purcell Community Centre

12:30pm – Opening

1:00pm
– Sex Activism (discussion)
– Silk-screening (workshop) note: best to bring your own shirt to screen onto

2:00pm
– Transforming or Ignoring Municipal Politics? (discussion)
G8/G20 Huntsville/Toronto meetings and community mobilization of resistance: What are we fighting for, and what are we up against? (workshop)

3:00pm – Just Voices choir

3:30pm
– Building a Local Activist Community (discussion)

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MayDay Weekend, May 1st schedule

April 18th, 2010

Saturday May 1 :

at Jack Purcell Community Centre

12:30pm – Opening

1:00pm
– Labour and Work-place Organizing (discussion)
– Community- and Guerrilla-Gardening (workshop)

2:30pm – Singing4Justice with Maura Volante

3:00pm
– Collective Environmental Action (discussion)
– Indigenous Solidarity (workshop)

4:00pm
– Tenants’ Rights and Housing Alternatives (discussion)
– Spoken Word Poetry (workshop)

5:00pm – Spoken Word Performance

5:20pm – Community Dinner

link to evening activities

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