Archived Community Events

2014 07 Dec
1:15pm - 4:30pm

BOOKS AND BIRYANI: A conversation with Dr. Monia Mazigh, author of the novel-" Mirrors and Mirages"

Please join us for an afternoon of delicious biryani
     As we peruse the pages of books and delve into the lives
     Of characters who mirror our own humanity . . .

2014 05 Dec
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Celia's Song, Lee Maracle in conversation with Waubgeshig Rice

We are thrilled that much respected and loved author Lee Maracle will be joined by our friend Waubgeshig Rice, author of a new novel Legacy for a launch of her new nvoel: Celia's Song!


2014 28 Nov


Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism celebrated annually just after American Thanksgiving.

This Friday, November 28, join millions from countries around the world and see what Buy Nothing Day feels like!

2014 27 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Threatening Democracy Book Launch with Normand Landry and Pierre Sadik

Threatening Democracy: SLAPPs and the Judicial Repression of Political Discourse is an introduction to the phenomenon of judicial intimidation used against socially and politically active citizens.

2014 26 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Indivisible, Indigenous Human Rights Edited by Joyce Green Book Launch with Mary Eberts and Paul Joffe

Indigenous rights are generally conceptualized and advocated separately from the human rights framework.

2014 21 Nov
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Trans Activism in Canada, A Reader, Book Launch with Dan Irving

Co-sponsored by the institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University:

2014 15 Nov
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Slave to the Farm Book Signing with Erika Tafel

This is a true tale of a teenage girl who, in 1983, refused to go to school and became a ward of Quebec’s juvenile system, eventually making her way to The Farm.

2014 13 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Resources, Empire and Labour with DAVID LEADBEATER and Keith Newman

The interconnections of natural resources, empire and labour run through the most central and conflict-ridden crises of our times: war, environmental degradation, impoverishment and plutocracy.

2014 13 Nov

Rally for Hassan Diab

Dear Friends and Supporters,

2014 11 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia Book Launch with Author Lukas Straumann and Mutang Urud

Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia investigates what Gordon Brown has called ‘probably the biggest environmental crime of our times’—the massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers.

2014 08 Nov
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Education in Action's Fall Community Event

7-10 pm
Saturday November 8, 2014
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
Corner of Bank Street and First Avenue (enter off First Avenue)
Just follow the crowd of fun people!

2014 08 Nov
1:00pm - 3:00pm

They Called Me Number One, Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School with Author CHIEF Bev Sellars

Saturday, Nov. 8 2014
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W, Ottawa

2014 07 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention with Tings Chak

In the past six years, over 80,000 people have been jailed, without charge or trial, with no end in sight. This includes children, who are detained or are separated indefinitely from their caregivers.

2014 06 Nov
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Legacy with Waubgeshig Rice

Presented by A B Series:

2014 06 Nov

A Flawed Freedom Book Launch and Film Screening of Miners Shot Down

In collaboration with the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, veteran analyst and activist John S.

2014 05 Nov

Cancelled! Talk & Book Launch with Irvin Jim and John S. Saul

Please note that this event is cancelled. One of our speaker, Irvin Jim, has an emergency meeting with his union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).

Aplogoize for the inconvenience. 

2014 01 Nov
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Clearing the Plains Book Launch, James Daschuk in Conversation with Rick Harp

Taking advantage of James Daschuk coming to Ottawa to receive Sir John A.

2014 29 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Food: A Hungry Capital Book Launch At West End Well, Nourishment for a Change

During the past 20 years the food scene in Ottawa has changed from a landscape of pub grub-driven dining to a vibrant environment for trendy eateries and forward-thinking chefs.

2014 29 Oct
8:30am - 5:30pm

ARAR +10 National Security and Human Rights a Decade Later

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014 23 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You A Primer on Radiation and Health Book Launch with Florian Oelck

The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most.

2014 21 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Visitor, My Life in Canada Book Launch with Anthony Stewart and Priscilla Walton

In collaboration with Carleton University's Department of English and Literature, Octopus Books presents "Visitor, My Life in Canada" by Anthony Stewart. Anthony will be joined by Dr. Priscilla L.

2014 20 Oct

Lecture: A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts, Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce by James Copnall

Why did the world's newest country, South Sudan, sink into a devastating civil war less than three years after independence? How did the secession of its southern region affect the 'rump state', Sudan?

2014 17 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Launch of Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird with Armand Garnet Ruffo

Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon, and his first paintings were in cheap watercolour on birch bark and moose hide.

2014 17 Oct

The Blue Dot Tour: An evening with David Suzuki in Ottawa

On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special evening of inspiration, music and learning.

2014 10 Oct
12:00pm - 1:00pm

October 10th is World Mental Health Day

On Oct.