Posts Tagged ‘Community Dinner’

MayDay Weekend: May 1-2

March 25th, 2010

Organizing For Justice presents…

>> 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. ~~ 613-656-5498 ~~




Saturday May 1:
12:30pm – Opening
– Labour and Work-place Organizing (discussion)
– Community- and Guerrilla-Gardening (workshop)
2:30pm – Cultural Activity
– Collective Environmental Action (discussion)
– Indigenous Solidarity (workshop)
– 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
– Sex Activism (discussion)
– *TBC: Silk-screening (workshop)
– Transforming or Ignoring Municipal Politics? (discussion)
– *TBC: Organizing Protests & Legal Issues: Focus on G8/G20 (workshop)
3:00pm – Cultural Activity
– Building a Local Activist Community (discussion)

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



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:, 613-656-5498



The venue is wheelchair accessible.

We are working on providing childcare and ASL translation; please contact us if you would require either of these:, 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.



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:

Print out these 1/4-pg flyers and pass them around:
(Note: colour version also prints well in B&W)



We would really love people’s assistance in putting this event on. Contact us if you can help:, 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



We are bringing socialism to social media!

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.

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)


  • 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