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Let’s Talk About Mental Health conference March 9-10, 2013 in Ottawa

March 2nd, 2013

Let’s talk about Mental Health conference

March 9-10 at the University of Ottawa campus
on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory

 

The SFUO’s Mental Health Coalition, in collaboration with the SFUO Campaign’s Department, the Centre for Students with Disabilities and the Peer Help Centre, will host the first ever radical mental health conference hosted by the Student Federation at the University of Ottawa. The conference entitled, “Let’s Talk about mental Health”, aims to take an anti-oppressive approach to reduce stigma and stereotypes associated with mental health and mental illness, bring an understanding to the importance and power of language, and to accept and celebrate mental diversity.

IMPORTANT: Registration deadline March 6th – or March 4th for ASL interpretation  

 

See the schedule outline below,
or click here for the detailed conference information document

 

Saturday, March 9th:

  • 9:15-9:45 breakfast, provided (Location: UCU Terminus)
  • 10:00-11:00 Resisting Mentalism: Becoming an Ally to Mad People and the Consumer/Survivor Community, part 1 by Alisa and Elizabeth (Location: UCU 205)
  • 11:30-12:30 Option A: Resisting Mentalism: Becoming an Ally to Mad People and the Consumer/Survivor Community, part 2 by Alisa and Elizabeth (Location: UCU 205) Option B: Grieving and Mental Health by Simone from Bereaved Families of Ottawa (Location LMX 390)
  • 12:30-1:30 lunch, provided (Location UCU Terminus)
  • 1:30-2:30 Option A: Active Listening and Peer Support by Amanda from Peer Help Centre (Location LMX 390) Option B: The Icarus Project: Radical Peer-based Mental Wellness organizing by Melissa, Anna, Greg (Location: UCU 205)
  • 3:00-5:00 Panel, with break and refreshments (Location: UCU Terminus), details to come
  • 5:30-7:30 Mad Student Society peer support meeting hosted by Alisa and Elizabeth (Location: TBD)

Sunday, March 10th:

  • 9:15-9:45 breakfast, provided (Location UCU Terminus)
  • 10:00-11:00 Proactive self care by Amanda and Alison (Location: UCU 205)
  • 11:30-12:30 Strength and Resilience of Indigenous Women Impacted by Intergenerational Trauma by Colleen and Kristen from Families of Sisters in Spirit (Location: UCU205)
  • 12:30-1:30 lunch, provided (Location UCU Terminus)
  • 1:30-2:30 Option A: Intersectional Approaches to Radical Mental Health Justice: Criminalization, Racialization, Sexism and Ableism from an Anti-Oppression and Decolonization Framework, Part 1 by Abla (Location: UCU 205) Option B: HIV, AIDs, and Mental Health by Sarah from Aids Committee of Ottawa (Location LMX 390)
  • 3:00-4:00 Option A: Intersectional Approaches to Radical Mental Health Justice: Criminalization, Racialization, Sexism and Ableism from an Anti-Oppression and Decolonization Framework, part 2 by Abla (Location: UCU 205) Option B: The Art of Listening: Tapping into the transformational power of skilled listening by Lana (Location LMX 390)
  • 4:00-5:00 Break, or Progressive Muscle Relaxation workshop by Lana (Location: UCU 205)
  • 5:00-8:00 coffee house, refreshments provided (Location: UCU Terminus)

 

Notes:

*Some workshops have a part 1 and a part 2. We would ask that if you would like to attend, you sign up for both parts of the workshop

Brief Accessibility Notes:

All events will be held in buildings with elevators, in spaces that are physically accessible to those using mobility devices, and have washrooms which are also physically accessible to those using mobility devices.

ASL Interpretation is currently tentatively booked. Please notify us by March 4th if you would like that service present.

ASL, as well as other accommodations can be requested in the application form.  

 

Conference Contact Information:
Kyla Harkins, Centre for Students with Disabilities
211F University Centre, 85 University Private
613-562-5800 X 2683
csd@sfuo.ca
 

Media Democracy conference:
November 16-18 in Ottawa

September 21st, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a conference on Media Democracy in Ottawa on Nov 16-18, in partnership with the Ottawa Working Group of the Media Co-op.   Please help us promote the conference:

This conference is intended for media makers, activists and others who are interested in learning more about alternative media and developing some reporting skills. It will address different issues with the media as well as providing training for media making. The conference is free or by donation. No advance registration is required. Children are welcome (read our philosophy on kids).   More about the conference:

  • Connect: with like-minded people; with media makers; with ideas and inspiration
  • Cultivate: an apply-able understanding of principles of media literacy (incl. media making)
  • Create: improve media-making skills and perspectives; a network of media makers/activists; a media coop organization in Ottawa
  • Conspire: to come up with plans to have more effective, healthy community media
  • Launch of Media Coop idea in Ottawa: people are aware, able to use, become members

 

Click image to print poster

Format/Schedule:

  • Fri Nov 16, 7pm
    Keynote speakers/presentations
    at University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall room 202
    See the list of keynote speakers
  • Sat Nov 17, 9:30am-5:30pm
    Panel Discussions and Workshops
    at University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor
    See the list of workshops/panels
  • Sun Nov 18, 1-3pm
    Special organizing/welcome meeting for the Media Co-op
    at University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor

For more information or any questions, please email org4justice@gmail.com or call 613-656-5498 You can receive email updates by subscribing to the Organizing For Justice announcement email listserv at bit.ly/O4J-list   SPONSORS

  MEDIA SPONSORS

 

OPEN FORMAT 12 Friday Dec 9th
– a benefit for Organizing4Justice

December 6th, 2011

{pleasure through sound presents}

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OPEN FORMAT 12 — a benefit for Organizing4Justice

Friday, December 9, 2011
Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset St. West), Ottawa
9:oo PM to 1:oo AM

Pay what you can (donation requested)
ALL AGES

Sponsored in kind by CHUO 89.1 FM (www.chuo.fm)

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:::::: OPEN FORMAT ::::::

is a monthly series presenting a changing roster of secret DJs mixing together
music they love, freely and regardless of genre.

It is free but by donation, with the DJs of each night directing
all monies to people and/or places in our communities where it may be helpful.

Please support events like this so they can continue to take place in yr town!

 

:::::: Organizing 4 Justice ::::::

is a grassroots community project that aims to foster:

  • vision, strategy, and communication
  • skills and tools for effective organizing
  • relationship-building and networking

around the themes of:
** social justice ** economic justice ** environmental justice ** healthy communities **

https://organizingforjustice.ca/

 

:::::: OPEN FORMAT aims ::::::

  • . To share music in a communal space, without prejudice, hype, commercial ambition, or posturing.
  • . To acknowledge and contribute to the conditions within which music of all kinds can be created & enjoyed.
  • . To look outward, embracing the political, the undefined, the steadfast, the over-looked and the sincere.
  • . To unfetter from the straight-jackets of taste and habit.

http://pleasurethroughsound.blogspot.com/

 

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/