Community Events

2016 09 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

A BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE FOR ALL: THE TIME HAS ARRIVED with Basic Income Canada Network, Robert Rainer (Community Classroom)

Income inequality is a profound characteristic of our current political and economic system.

2016 17 Feb
5:30pm - 7:30pm

TALES FROM THE MARGINS LOOKING IN

The readings by Soraya Peerbaye  (Tell: Poems for a Girlhood) and charles c.

2016 17 Feb
6:00pm

Dear Mandela Film Screening In Support of Rooftops Canada

Rooftops Canada invites you to join us February 17th at 6:00 at the Mayfair Theatre for a screening of the documentary "Dear Mandela" with our very special guests Leilani Farha UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and Lorena Zárate Presi

2016 23 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An Evening with Max Blumenthal, Author of The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

Best-selling author, Max Blumenthal, reports on Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza in July 2014.

Hosted by Lia Tarachansky, a Jaffa-based filmmaker and the Israel/Palestine correspondent for The Real News Network (TRNN)

2016 25 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Claude Lacaille: Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants

People oppose dictators like Pinochet in great numbers, but few actually take action and risk their lives doing so. Claude Lacaille did, particularly in Chile from 1975 to 1986. And he has never ceased fighting for social justice and freedom.

2016 07 Mar
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club Celebrating Women & Literature!

This month, to coincide with International Women's Day on March 8th, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate women and literature at our book club!

2016 17 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Launch of Ginger Goodwin A Worker’s Friend by Laura Ellyn

With bright, strong imagery, Ginger Goodwin presents the story of labour activist and martyr Albert “Ginger” Goodwin.

2016 23 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An Evening with The Germ Guy, Jason Tetro, Author of The Germ Files

Jason Tetro, author of The Germ Code, is back with a very different book but the same message: microbes are amazing, they deserve our respect and we should learn to live with them in harmony. THE GERM FILES: The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life (and H

2016 29 Mar
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Reading of Cosmophilia by Rahat Kurd, a finalist in the 2014 Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize

A Muslim woman engaging in religious and political imagery in lyric and narrative styles, Rahat Kurd steps out our of her cultural comfort zone to provide a unique book of poetry that combines reflections on Kashmir, Muslim culture, and religious imagary, with an often alienating yet al

2016 31 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Shakil Choudhury: Deep Diversity

What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Deep Diversity explores this question and argues that “us vs.