Posts Tagged ‘Grassroots’

Media Democracy Day in Ottawa – Fri Nov 2nd – and launch of ottawa.mediacoop.ca

October 30th, 2012

Please join us to celebrate putting control of media into people’s hands and not corporate control.

7pm Friday Nov 2nd, at Octopus Books Centretown
251 Bank St, 2nd floor – Under One Roof

Speakers and discussion, on different media issues as well as local alternative media projects.

And the official launch of the website of the Ottawa Working Group of the Meda Co-op, ottawa.mediacoop.ca

Free or by donation,
all proceeds will go to the upcoming Media Democracy Conference being held Nov 16-18 at the University of Ottawa: http://
organizingforjustice.ca/

OPEN FORMAT 12 Friday Dec 9th
– a benefit for Organizing4Justice

December 6th, 2011

{pleasure through sound presents}

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OPEN FORMAT 12 — a benefit for Organizing4Justice

Friday, December 9, 2011
Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset St. West), Ottawa
9:oo PM to 1:oo AM

Pay what you can (donation requested)
ALL AGES

Sponsored in kind by CHUO 89.1 FM (www.chuo.fm)

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:::::: OPEN FORMAT ::::::

is a monthly series presenting a changing roster of secret DJs mixing together
music they love, freely and regardless of genre.

It is free but by donation, with the DJs of each night directing
all monies to people and/or places in our communities where it may be helpful.

Please support events like this so they can continue to take place in yr town!

 

:::::: Organizing 4 Justice ::::::

is a grassroots community project that aims to foster:

  • vision, strategy, and communication
  • skills and tools for effective organizing
  • relationship-building and networking

around the themes of:
** social justice ** economic justice ** environmental justice ** healthy communities **

https://organizingforjustice.ca/

 

:::::: OPEN FORMAT aims ::::::

  • . To share music in a communal space, without prejudice, hype, commercial ambition, or posturing.
  • . To acknowledge and contribute to the conditions within which music of all kinds can be created & enjoyed.
  • . To look outward, embracing the political, the undefined, the steadfast, the over-looked and the sincere.
  • . To unfetter from the straight-jackets of taste and habit.

http://pleasurethroughsound.blogspot.com/

 

Triple E October:
Get Educated, Engaged, & Effective!

October 2nd, 2011

Six multi-day learning opportunities on health and justice in our communities and workplaces.
 

Click image for PDF poster to print

Please print and display one or more copies of the poster (to the right) with information on all these activities, in order to help spread the word. And check out the descriptions/links below for any of the activities you may want to participate in.

 
The Politics of Resistance
Workshop Series

Oct.17-Dec.12 Mon. evngs
(Intro session Oct 3rd/10th)

A workshop series on effective non-violent action. Explores sociopolitical struggles and changes in power and politics. Suggested donation: $50 (optional). Facilitated by Mike Kaulbars. More info here.

 
Activism: Building a Better World
Oct.11-Nov.15 Tues evngs
Participant-driven course on how to learn, organize and take action on what matters most to us. Build on collective knowledge, experience and inspiration. Sliding scale cost. Facilitated by Greg Macdougall, 613-656-5498. More info here.

 
Tools for Change Workshop Series
Different stand-alone workshops in Oct and Nov on the following topics: Grassroots Fundraising, Making Our Movements Accessible, Campaign Strategy, Media Strategy 101&201, Avoiding Burnout & Sustaining our Communities. No cost. Facilitated by OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa, 613-230-3076. More info here.

 
Sexuality Awareness Program Training
Oct.15-Nov.5 Saturdays
Background knowledge, information, practical skills and resources to help participants deal with and understand issues of sexuality. $300, or no cost if you become a community education volunteer: Planned Parenthood Ottawa, 613-226-3234. More info here (will need to scroll down a bit).

 
Aboriginal Perspectives on Education
Oct.28-Oct. 29 Fri evng, Saturday
‘Covenant Chain Link II’ – Building bridges of understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples: panel discussions, workshops, displays, resources, documentaries, networking opportunities, and more! $30/45 (discounts avail.) Contact Ed Bianchi, 613-235-9956 ext. 221. More info here (link to PDF).

 
Industrial Workers of the World Organizer Training
NEW DATE – Nov 19-20 Sat/Sun
For anyone who seeks to organize a union in their workplace. 2-day intensive workshop to increase capacity and skills, with an emphasis on the IWW Solidarity Unionism model. Topics include: how to begin an organizing campaign, preparing to go public with your union, applicable federal/provincial labour laws & more. Sliding scale cost. Facilitated by OttawaIWW.org – (More info here). Register ASAP!