Community Events

2017 30 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women’s Health, Women’s Rights Tour: Ottawa

Octopus Books, Inter Pares and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights present: Women’s Health, Women’s Rights. Join us for a discussion of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

2017 01 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars with author William S. Geimer

Canada did not come of age at Vimy, and in all of Canada's wars both soldiers and civilians have died in vain. So why do people continue to support war in general, despite its poor record of benefits? And why, in particular, does Canada involve herself in other people's wars?

2017 04 Jun
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Book Signing with Lori Dennis, author of Lyme Madness

Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation.

2017 07 Jun
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras with Author Tyler Shipley

In June 2009, the democratically elected president of Honduras was kidnapped and whisked out of the country while the military and business elite consolidated a coup d’etat.

2017 08 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Grounded Authority Book Launch, Author Shiri Pasternak in Conversation with Hayden King

Since Justin Trudeau’s election in 2015, Canada has been hailed internationally as embarking on a truly progressive, post-postcolonial era—including an improved relationship between the state and Indigenous peoples living within its borders.