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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.
Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation.
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?
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.
Hassan Diab is an innocent Canadian citizen, a university professor, husband and father of two young Ottawa children, wrongfully sent to France where he sits in a tiny jail cell 22 hours a day undergoing years-long investigation for a crime he did not commit.
Please join us for light refreshments, a talk and book signing with public health journalist for The Globe and Mail, André Picard.
It's Authors for Indies Day! Come on in to celebrate independent bookstores across the country with Ottawa-based authors on April 29.
Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization and the cultural, educational, and health consequences of those disruptions.
“Although there have been countless cases of women’s madness throughout history, almost no personal accounts have been formally documented. Was there no one to listen to these women, to write down their thoughts? Is it an arbitrary oversight?
Please join us in a discussion of James Baldwin's first novel Go Tell It on the Mountain at our book club on April 4.
Towards a Prairie Atonement addresses the question of our relationship with the land. Enlisting the help of a Metis Elder, Trevor Herriot revisits the history of one corner of the Great Plains.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts.” -Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York
"Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods," - journalist Chuck Todd, “Meet the Press”
Tom Rosenstiel, head of the Washington-based American Press Institute, will be in Ottawa to launch his first work of fiction, the political thriller Shining City, and also to launch into a discussion of the stranger than fiction world of the news media and the Trump presidency.
In the coming decades, the bulk of Africa's anticipated urban population growth will take place in smaller cities.
This community classroom is developed in response to a phenomenon of increasing precarious work across industries therefore increasing economic insecurity.
The story of the bloody 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge is, according to many of today’s tellings, a heroic founding moment for Canada. This noble, birth-of-a-nation narrative is regularly applied to the Great War in general. Yet this mythical tale is rather new.
We are thrilled Kahente Horn-Miller and Zoe Todd, two contributors to Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place, will be with us to discuss this book!
Please join co-editors and six Ottawa-based contributors: Sophie Cloutier, Heather Eaton, Richard Feist, Eileen Kerwin Jones, Lauren Michelle Levesque, Noel Salmond and Martin Samson in a discussion of Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation!
Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped the city of Montreal.
Please join us celebrating Black History Month with author Christopher Stuart Taylor in a discussion of his new book Flying Fish in the Great White North: The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians. Dr.
In collaboration with Muslim Link, Ottawa's online Muslim community newspaper, this community classroom is to explore the resistance and resilience of Black Muslims in Canada as they face discrimination and erasure in the mainstream narratives of
Unwilling to endure a culture of silence and submission, and disowned by her family, Nadia leaves her native Tunisia in 1984 amidst deadly violence, chaos, and rioting brought on by rising food costs, eventually emigrating to Canada to begin her life.