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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

 

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?