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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

MayDay evening activities – Sat May 1st

April 18th, 2010

There are two other events going on Saturday (day) that we think people should know about:

The following are events we support and encourage Organizing For Justice partipants to check out on Saturday night…

PROMdemonium

It’s the radical, community-oriented, gender-bending, bike-loving, enviro-humping, queer-diggin, slow dancing, big dress wearing prom that you never had. It is a FUNdraiser for local creative resistance initiatives – including Organizing For Justice.

Featuring:

  • The Sexual Overtones www.sexualovertones.ca
  • DJ Hobo and DJ Sweet Cheeks, DJ Daisy, DJ Chris International and Mr. Caffrey
  • The Infamous Kissing Wheel
  • Cash Bar 19+
  • and more !

8:30pm-1:00am (last call)

at Saint Brigids Centre for Arts and Humanities, 310 St. Patrick
Sorry, the venue isn’t fully accessible.

Tickets: Lower-income accessible tickets: $5. Rest of tickets: sliding scale $10-$20 (or more — it’s a FUNdraiser). Or want to get in free? Volunteer!
* note it will likely sell out, so make sure to get your tickets early!
Tickets available at Venus Envy (320 Lisgar St) and Octopus Books (116 Third Ave)

www.promdemonium.ca

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May Day Celebration & Benefit for Vale-Inco Strikers [USW 6500]

7:30pm at the Royal Oak (Upstairs) 221 Echo Dr. (@ Pretoria Bridge on the canal)

Featuring speakers: Leon Portelance [Vale-Inco striker/ USW 6500], Rosemary Warskett
… and singers: May Day Singers, Poetic Speed

Sponsored by the Socialist Project

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Capital Slam Semi-FInals

The twelve top poets from the Capital Slam season have been invited to throw down their best spoken word magic to try to advance to the finals!

$10, all ages

Doors open at 6:30pm – expected to sell-out so get there early!
at Alumni Auditorium, Jock Turcot University Centre, University of Ottawa

www.capitalslam.com

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Contra Dancing

Contra is a fun form of community dance where you begin and finish one dance (about 10min) with the same partner, progressing up and down the hall in long lines while you dance with different sets of other couples, repeating a sequence of moves guided by the caller. Essentially it’s lots of fun AND excellent exercise.

Dance 8:00pm-11:00pm with free beginner lesson at 7:30pm where basic moves are taught.

at Churchill Rec Centre in Westboro, 345 Richmond Road – side door

$12 general ; $10 members & students (with ID); free for youth 16 and under.
First-time contra dancers receive a card to attend their second dance free*

Note: this is a regular event, the first and third Saturday of every month Sept-June.

www.ottawacontra.ca

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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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link back to MayDay Weekend main page

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