Posts Tagged ‘November 2010’

G20-Toronto Debrief

November 11th, 2010

Friday November 12, 7:00pm
at Morisset Hall room 205, University of Ottawa www.uottawa.ca/maps (MRT building)

~ free / by donation ~ wheelchair accessible ~

Featuring:
* Farrah Miranda, Toronto Community Mobilization Network
* Mike Leitold, Movement Defense Committee
* Sarah Reaburn, Toronto Street Medics
… bios below

Opening by professor Claudette Commanda, Algonquin, Anishinabeg, National Coordinator of First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres

Moderated by Ayesha Asghar, No One Is Illegal-Ottawa

This is the keynote event of the 4th Organizing For Justice gathering. Full info at www.organizingforjustice.ca or 613-656-5498 / org4justice@gmail.com

SPEAKER BIOS:

Farrah Miranda organized with and was a spokesperson for the Toronto Communiyt Mobilization Network (now Community Solidarity Network): “The network is a collection of Toronto-based organizers and allies, that used the fleeting moment of the G8/G20 meetings in Toronto in June 2010 to come together and share the work that we do every other day of the year. Building the momentum for a movement for Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Environmental and Climate Justice, Migrant Justice and an End to War and Occupation, Income Equity and Community Control over Resources, Gender Justice and Queer and disAbility rights.” Farrah also organizes with No One Is Illegal-Toronto.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Mike Leitold lives in Toronto and works as a criminal defence lawyer with a small progressive firm. He is an active member of the Movement Defence Committee (MDC), an autonomous working group of the Law Union of Ontario that organizes legal support for movements for social justice, including the recent anti-G20 mobilizations in Toronto. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Law Union, and is a member and supporter of grassroots organizations including the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Sarah Reaburn is a nurse and member of Toronto Street Medics. Re-incarnated out of the planning for the G20, Toronto Street Medics are individuals with various types of health training who view `health` as a strategic resource for all struggles for justice and dignity. Toronto Street Medics supported resistance to the G20 by providing preventative health care, emergency first aid and aftercare to persons attending the summit in Toronto. When the worlds 20 most dangerous countries are not occupying her downtown core, Sarah organizes with No One Is Illegal-Toronto, Health for All, gardens in her local community garden and paints.

Nov 12-13: Organizing For Justice

November 3rd, 2010

The 4th Organizing For Justice gathering

Social justice, economic justice, environmental justice and healthy communities

Please see underneath the schedule for info on how to contact us, how to stay connected, and how to help us promote or help with this event.

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Fri Nov 12, 7:00pm
Keynote event:  G20-Toronto Debrief

at Morisset Hall room 205, University of Ottawa (map: MRT building) [wheelchair accessible]

~~ free/by donation ~~ wheelchair accessible ~~
~~ click here for full details ~~  click here for facebook event page ~~

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Sat Nov 13, 10:00am-5:15pm
O4J conference – full day of workshops

at Lamoureux Hall, ground floor, University of Ottawa (map: MRT building)
~~ free/by donation ~~ wheelchair accessible ~~ childcare provided ~~

Click here for FULL SCHEDULE OF THE DAYclick here for facebook event page

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Sat Nov 13, 5:30-9:00pm
Post-conference social

at the Royal Oak (basement) on Laurier

Sat Nov 13, 9:00pm on
X-Ray Magazine:  Launch Party and Benefit

at Brixton’s British Pub, Sparks St (at Bank St)
$10 admission ~~ click here for facebook event page

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Contact: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498 – if you’d like to help out, have any accessibility requests, or for any other reason/question

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Organized by: interested individuals with support from Common Cause Ottawa, Socialist Project, and OPIRG/GRIPO-OttawaSponsored by: The Table Restaurant and Bridgeheadand you?


Planning for upcoming O4J – Fall 2010

August 20th, 2010

~ le francais suivre ~

ATTENTION: We would welcome your input and help in putting on the Fall 2010 version of Organizing For Justice (see below for more info). Here are two things you can do:

** Please fill in our survey for input on the event:
English link: http://bit.ly/bYkrgM … en Francais: http://bit.ly/dnjKug

** Please attend our planning meeting:
Thurs September 2nd, 7:00pm
Jack Purcell Community Centre
, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, near the corner of Elgin and Gilmour

Organizing for Justice is a grassroots collective and collaborative community based effort in the Outaouais aimed at creating an activist community of groups, organizers, activists and revolutionaries.

Our main goal is to unite and create a free space for all to share knowledge, skills, experience, to educate and to learn in the realms of social, economic and environmental justice and healthy, sustainable community building.

Organizing for justice hopes to act as a flashpoint to gather groups and individuals alike to discuss vision and strategy as well as skills and tools for effective organizing. Most importantly, the focus is on relationship building between groups and individuals, networking and ultimately unifying those working towards common goals.

Being a collaborative and justice oriented initiative focused on growing and building solidarity within the activist community; we wish to invite all groups and individuals to help shape, define and participate in this year’s Organizing for Justice conference. Make your voices heard!

We wish to get as much input as possible to make this process a success.

The critical function of Organizing for Justice is to provide a platform with which to educate and organize for what our communities demand. Please fill out this survey and let us know what you would like to see/do/learn, and if you’d like to help out. Your survey answers shape what happens at the conference. >> Link: http://bit.ly/bYkrgM

You can also participate hands-on in the planning. We are holding an open planning meeting coming up on the evening of Thursday Sept 2nd – and you are invited!
>> Thurs Sept 2, 7:00pm at Jack Purcell Community Centre, near corner of Elgin and Gilmour

Remember, this is by and for the community. So get involved!

Solidarity,
on behalf of Organizing For Justice
org4justice@gmail.com / 613-656-5498
http://www.organizingforjustice.ca

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ATTENTION : Nous souhaitons tenir une conférence d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice cet automne et accueillons votre aide et vos suggestions (voir ci-dessous pour plus d’information). Voici deux façons dont vous pouvez nous aider :

** Svp complétez notre sondage pour partager vos suggestions pour l’événement:
en Francais: http://bit.ly/dnjKug … English link: http://bit.ly/bYkrgM

** Joignez-nous à notre réunion de planification qui se tiendra :
Jeudi le  2 septembre à 19heures
au centre communitaire Jack Purcell
, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, pres au coin d’Elgin et Gilmour

Organisons-nous pour la Justice est un effort collectif et collaboratif du peuple qui a comme but la création d’une communauté activiste dans la région de l’Outaouais, composé de  divers groupes, organisateurs, activistes et révolutionnaires.

Notre objectif principal est d’unir les gens, ainsi que de créer un espace libre dans lequel nous pouvons partager nos connaissances, nos expériences et nos habiletés. Nous aimerions que cet espace soit utilisé pour que nous tous puissions instruire et apprendre au sujet de la justice sociale, économique et environnementale, ainsi que pour la création d’une communauté saine et soutenable.

Organisons -nous pour la Justice espère rassembler des groupes et des individus pour que nous puissions discuter la vision, la stratégie, ainsi que les divers outils qui nous sommes disponibles et les façons dont nous pouvons améliorer notre efficacité comme mouvement. Nous espérons faciliter l’établissement des relations entre ces groupes et ces individus afin d’unifier ceux qui travaillent vers des objectifs communs.

Étant que nous sommes une initiative orientée vers la justice et la collaboration qui a comme but de promouvoir la solidarité en dedans et en dehors de la communauté activiste, nous souhaitons inviter chaque groupes et individus à nous aider à former, définir et participer à la prochaine conférence d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice. Faites vos voix entendues !

Nous souhaitons obtenir autant de suggestions possibles pour que nous puissions transformer ce processus en réussite!

La fonction principale d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice est de fournir une plate-forme avec laquelle nous pouvons instruire et organiser selon ce que nos communautés exigent. Veuillez compléter ce sondage et faites-nous savoir a quoi vous voudriez participer, ce que vous aimeriez apprendre et si vous voudriez nous aider. Vos réponses contribueront énormément à ce qui ce passera à la conférence.  >> http://bit.ly/dnjKug

Vous pouvez également participer à la planification de la conférence.
Nous tenons une réunion ouverte jeudi le 2 septembre – et vous êtes invité !
>> Jeudi le  2 septembre à 19heures, au centre communitaire Jack Purcell, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, pres au coin d’Elgin et Gilmour

N’oubliez pas, ceci est par et pour la communauté, alors impliqués-vous!

Solidarité,
Au nom d’Organisons-nous pour la Justice
http://OrganizingForJustice.ca
org4justice@gmail.com – 613-656-5498