Posts Tagged ‘organizing for justice’

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

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?


Looking for Workshop Proposals! ~ La Recherche de Suggestions d’Ateliers

October 3rd, 2010

~~ Note: Deadline extended to end of Sunday, October 17th. ~~

la version française suit…

ORGANIZING FOR JUSTICE  ((( O4F )))  is looking for workshop proposals!

We are holding our 4th conference/gathering this November (tentatively set for a keynote/feature presentation/workshop Thurs Nov 11 or Fri Nov 12 and full-day of workshops on Sat Nov 13). Note: You can find information on our past gatherings, and more about us, at http://www.organizingforjustice.ca

The O4J gathering is about the themes of social, economic, and environmental justice and healthy communities. A ‘workshop’ session can be a workshop, a presentation, a panel discussion, or an open discussion, or any other format you propose.

The focus of sessions should be on the two O4J gathering purposes:
1) To further/develop an understanding/analysis of strategy/tactics and vision in our efforts for change
2) To assist people in learning skills and tools that can be used in these efforts

The O4J gathering is not focused on having sessions that merely educate people on a certain issue, although some discussion of the issue may be relevant when discussing the types of approaches people (may) take or have taken on that issue.

We are soliciting proposals for sessions to be held on the full-day part of our schedule (Sat Nov 13, unconfirmed). These can be offered in English, French or bilingual.

All session that can be accommodated by our allotted space and time will be accepted. Any needed selection will be made on the basis of matching the above noted O4J gathering purposes and to avoid duplication. Suggestions for combining proposals may be made.

If you are interested in offering to lead/organize or take part in a session, please contact us with the following information (email org4justice@gmail.com or call 613-656-5498, with proposals and/or questions)

* Title of session:
* Format of session:
* Short description:
* Purpose of session / intended outcomes:
* Facilitator/presenter/panellist(s):
* Qualifications/background of facilitator/presenter/panellist(s):
* Any proposed expenses (transportation, supplies, etc):

Please submit proposals as soon as possible, and no later than (new)  Sun Oct 17

Thank you – on behalf of the planning committee for O4J
org4justice@gmail.com ~ http://organizingforjustice.ca ~ 613-656-5498

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ORGANISONS-NOUS POUR LA JUSTICE est à la recherche de suggestions d’ateliers!

Nous comptons tenir notre quatrième conférence au mois de novembre (nous espérons avoir un atelier/présentation jeudi le 11 ou vendredi le 12 novembre, ainsi qu’une journée longue d’ateliers samedi le 13 novembre). Notez: Vous pouvez vous informer au sujet de notre organisation, ainsi que nos conférences précédentes à http://organizingforjustice.ca

Notre conférence se concentra autours des thèmes de justice sociale, environnementale, et économique, ainsi que la création d’une communauté saine et soutenable. Un ‘atelier’ peu être un atelier, une présentation, une discussion, ou n’importe quel autre format que vous proposez.

Un atelier devrais poursuivre un des buts suivant d’organisons-nous pour la justice:
1) De développer nos connaissances/analyser nos stratégies, nos tactiques et notre vision par rapport à notre lutte pour le changement.
2) D’assister les gens à augmenter leurs connaissances et à apprendre de nouveaux outils qui nous aiderons dans nos efforts.

Nous n’avons pas comme but principal d’avoir des ateliers qui ont uniquement comme but d’éduquer les gens sur un sujet en particulier, mais nous reconnaissons qu’un peu de discussion sur le sujet est essentiel pour pouvoir discuter les divers façons que nous pouvons (ainsi que d’autres gens avant nous on pu) approcher le sujet.

Nous recherchons des suggestions pour la journée longue qui prendra place samedi le 13 novembre (date non-confirmée). L’atelier peu se tenir en anglais, en français, ou peu être bilingue.

Tous ateliers pour lesquels nous avons assez d’espace et de temps seront acceptés. Si une sélection deviens nécessaire, nous baserons celle-ci en considérant si les buts d’organisons-nous pour la justice notez ci-haut sont suivis ou pour éviter d’avoir plus d’un atelier sur le même sujet.

Si vous êtes intéresser a donner/organiser ou participer a un atelier, svp contacter-nous et laissez-nous savoir l’information suivante (envoyez un courriel org4justice@gmail.com ou appelez nous 613-656-5498)

*Titre de l’atelier
*Format de l’atelier
*Courte description
*Point de l’atelier/orateur/…
*Qualifications/expérience de la personne nommée
*Couts (transportation, matériaux, etc.)

SVP nous laisser savoir vos suggestions aussitôt que possible ainsi que pas plus tard que (nouveau) dimanche le 17 octobre.

Merci de la part du comité de planification d’organisons-nous pour la justice
org4justice@gmail.com ~ http://organizingforjustice.ca ~ 613-656-5498