Posts Tagged ‘Power’

CALLS for PROPOSALS TO PRESENT
and for SUBMISSIONS TO PUBLISH

December 6th, 2011

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS TO PRESENT
and for SUBMISSIONS TO PUBLISH

(upcoming conferences and publications)

  • Music and Social Justice
  • Queer(ing) Crisis: Struggles, Mobilizations & Possible Futures
  • Contesting Power, Envisioning Alternatives, Creating Futures: The (Missed) Connection between Research and Social Change
  • The Global Economic Crisis and Canada: Perception Versus Reality
  • Declassified Mental Health Support and Survival Guide

**Note: if there are other calls/notices that we have missed, please add as a comment, or email org4justice@gmail.com

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Music and Social Justice
February 24-25th, 2012 at Carleton University

Carleton University’s newly formed Music and Social Justice Collective is holding an interdisciplinary symposium on the subject of music and social justice entitled “Sound Changes: Music and Social Justice” to be held on February 24 and 25, 2012 at Carleton University. This initiative is an outgrowth of Professor Jesse Stewart’s graduate seminar “Music and Social Justice”. Bringing together graduate students and academics from a wide variety of disciplines as well as performers, community activists, and other cultural workers, the symposium will examine music’s capacity to act as an agent for positive social change in a variety of musical, social, and cultural contexts.

Proposals due: December 9th, 2011

More info: contact@musicandsocialjustice.org
http://musicandsocialjustice.org/

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Queer(ing) Crisis: Struggles, Mobilizations & Possible Futures
March 2nd, 2012 at Carleton University

Queer(ing) crisis is an interdisciplinary conference inviting discussions around questions of global, economic, political, legal and other forms of crisis through a queer lens. The conference will be a forum to bring together different disciplines and to provide a space for exploring the multiple perspectives concerning queer crisis. The conference also seeks to build solidarity, establish alliances, and to cultivate an intellectual community amongst those working in critical sexuality studies.

Proposals due: January 8th, 2012

More info: queerconferencecarleton@gmail.com
http://www1.carleton.ca/politicaleconomy/2011/cfp-queering-crisis-struggles-mobilizations-possible-futures

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Contesting Power, Envisioning Alternatives, Creating Futures: The (Missed) Connection between Research and Social Change
March 16th, 2012 at Carleton University

The Organizing Committee of the 13th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Economy welcomes abstracts from graduate students for a conference to take place Friday, March 16th 2012. We invite papers that explore the relationship between research and action. Presenters are welcome to base their papers on academic research and/or activist experience.

Proposals due: January 16th, 2012

More info: ipecarleton@gmail.com
http://www1.carleton.ca/politicaleconomy/2011/cfp-contesting-power-envisioning-alternatives-creating-futures-the-missed-connection-between-research-and-social-change

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The Global Economic Crisis and Canada: Perception Versus Reality
– 2013 issue of Alternate Routes journal
– Conference on March 23rd, 2012 at Ryerson University in Toronto

Alternate Routes is seeking contributions that go beyond the rhetoric of recession versus recovery as measured by narrowly economistic factors. We are seeking papers that chart the full affects of the global economic crisis and its implications for Canada. In what ways has international instability affected Canada? To what extent are such features structurally-induced, the product of contemporary circumstances, the result of specific policies of particular administrations, or some combination of other factors? What are the characteristics, politics, and forms of resistance to Canadian versions of austerity? What new challenges and opportunities have been created? How should progressives respond?

Proposals for conference are due: January 15, 2012

Article submissions due: April 31st, 2012

Contact: editor@alternateroutes.ca
http://www.alternateroutes.ca/index.php/ar/announcement/view/299

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Declassified Mental Health Support and Survival Guide

OPIRG-Kingston wants to develop a zine that will explore resources, tactics and strategies around self-care, supporting our friends, consent, and other such topics. We believe that there are no better experts about our lives than ourselves. We want this publication to come directly from our community (students, staff, faculty) which has the knowledge, skills and experience to develop solutions for our community. We are seeking to provide resources, tactics and strategies through soliciting
*articles *artwork *poetry *stories, etc.

Submission deadline: January 18th, 2012.

Contact: mentalhealth@opirgkingston.org with submissions, questions, comments and more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/253727021352654/

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!