Posts Tagged ‘Learning’

Let’s Talk about Mental Health Conference 2014

March 5th, 2014

Saturday March 22, 11am-6pm, at the University of Ottawa. Everyone welcome – please register by March 19th. Full details coming soon …

 

The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is proud to present our conference “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” on Saturday March 22nd from 11 am to 6 pm. The day will cover a lot of interesting topics like the politics of mental health and self-care. The conference will also feature an art therapy space and group activity at the beginning of the conference.

 

Update:

Full conference schedule and locations now posted:
https://www.facebook.com/events/229795653893060/
 

Workshops topics will include:

  • Living with Depression: self-care and coping strategies
  • How to cope with difficult life challenges in a positive way
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An Introduction
  • The Note that Changed Us: Cultivating Conditions for Learners and Professors
  • Mental Health, as a Legal Concept
  • Disability and Capitalism
  • “Saneism” and Ableism that exists in social activism movements

    And more to be announced!

There will also tentatively be a speakers panel and a discussion group on body image and mental health. More details are to come!

The conference will include a light lunch and snacks. Please note that there will be ASL interpretation, child care, an active listening support space and that all locations for the conference will be physically accessible.
 

Please register for the Conference by contacting the CSD by March 19th at csd@sfuo.ca or 613-562-5800 x 2683 please feel free to let us know about any accessibility requirements, child care needs or dietary restrictions.

 
More info will be posted here and also on the CSD facebook page when it is available.
 

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! 

Click image for PDF poster

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

Please print and display one or more copies of this poster with information on all these activities, in order to help spread the word. And check out the links for any of them that you may be interested in participating 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
Oct.29-30 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 at link).

May Day weekend in Ottawa

April 20th, 2011

May Day, May 1st, is International Workers’ Day, a day established to commemorate labour struggles by workers around the world since the mid-19th century, when the fight for the 8-hour day cost the lives of many of those active in their labour movements.

May Day posterPlease join us this May Day weekend!

 

Community Consulta
Sat Apr 30, 10:30am-4:30pm
PSAC building, 233 Gilmour at Metcalfe
Hosted by Organizing For Justice
Discussion on building local movements for positive social change
Click here for more info, or simply scroll down to the next post

 

May Day Mass Rally & March
Sun May 1st, 1:00pm
Rally at Parliament Hill, march details TBD
With the Steelworkers
Breaking New Ground to Defend the Rights of All!
Click here for more info

 

May Day Celebration & Benefit for USW 1005
Sun May 1st, 5:00-7:30pm
Avant Garde Bar, 135 Besserer
Hosted by Socialist Project
Featuring live music and brief speakers

 

May Day Street Art Auction
Sun May 1st, 6:00-8:00pm
Jack Purcell Community Centre (off Elgin, near Gilmour)
Hosted by the Ottawa Panhandlers’ Union

 


~ Please help us spread the word ~
Print & display posters: 8.5×11″ size .or. 11×17″ size
Print, cut into four, and distribute flyers
Invite people to the Facebook event

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