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What do activists know? Learning Activism is designed to encourage a deeper engagement with the intellectual life of activists who organize for social, political, and ecological justice.
Join Jeff Bursey, Brecken Hancock and Chris Turnbull for a reading of their latest creation Mirrors on which dust has fallen, Broom Broom and continua!
From hardscrabble Milwaukee to dreamy Hawaii, from turbulent Montreal to free-spirited California, Red Star Tattoo is Sonja Larsen's unforgettable memoir of a young life spent on the move.
Access to Information and Social Justice combines the political and the practical aspects of Access to Information (ATI) research into a single volume in order to help invigorate critical social science, investigative journalism, and activism in Canada.
Join us celebrating Birdie, one of the Best Books of the Year in 2015 on CBC and National Post, and one of the books on the CBC Reads 2016 longlist!
This is an event that cannot be missed.
Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.
Due to lots of interests in learning about the history of Ottawa River Watershed and positive feedback from our previous session of the same topic, we are hosting this lecture again on December 8! Please see below for details.
Join The Book Project Collective at Octopus Books on December 3rd for the launch of Resilience and Triumph, an inspiring compilation of stories by immigrant women.
George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101.
Hosted by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative
Thursday, November 26
251 Bank St. 2nd floor
After being shown at festivals worldwide, broadcast on the world's largest Spanish-language television network, and taken on a 54-city tour of North America, Ottawa's own Jesse Freeston is bringing his most-acclaimed film to date back to the city that made him.
Lawrence Hill will be in Ottawa to discuss his new novel The Illegal on November 24 with you hosted by CBC's Waubgeshig Rice, author of Midnight Sweatlodge and Legacy. Guaranteed to be a stimulating evening!
Between the Lines and Octopus Books present co-launch of two books about Canadian anti-war history and disarming conflict today:
Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
Observer Book of the Year
New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year
In Canada: A New Tax Haven, Alain Deneault traces Canada’s relationship with Commonwealth Caribbean nations back through the last half of the twentieth century, arguing that the involvement of Canadian financiers in establishing and maintaining Caribbean tax havens has p
Please join Education in Action for our annual fall community fundraising event.
Do you love to cuddle up with your child and share books that are not only fun to read but that also inspire questions and promote further investigation?
THE BATTLE TO SAVE SACRED ALGONQUIN LAND ON THE CHAUDIÈRE ISLANDS FROM WINDMILL CORPORATION’S ‘CONDO-LAND’ PROJECT IS ABOUT TO ESCALATE!
The Institute of African Studies Presents
A Public Talk and Book Launch -
“On Their Own: Women, Urbanization, and the Right to the City in South Africa” with Allison Goebel, Queen’s University
Eduardo Galeano, world-renowned Uruguayan journalist and best known for his 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent died at age 74 on April 13 2015. On that day, the world lost a leading voice of the Latin American left.
Coach House Books, Bookthug, Biblioasis and Octopus Books present three authors and their new book:
Arctic historian Kenn Harper has spent decades researching and writing the untold stories of the North. This series gathers the best of his regular column about the history of Inuit and other peoples in the circumpolar North.
In this startlingly original vision of Canada, thinker John Ralston Saul unveils 3 founding myths. Saul argues that the famous “peace, order, and good government” that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of the country’s true nature.
This book examines matters of religious freedom in Europe, considers the work of the European Court of Human Rights in this area, explores issues of multiculturalism and secularism in France, of women in Islam, and of Muslims in the West.