Archived Community Events

2015 04 Feb

Octopus Book Club - Clearing the Plains

You are invited to Octopus Book Club for a discussion of "Clearing the Plains, Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life" by James Daschuk

2015 28 Jan

A Crisis in Jerusalem: Presentation by Dr. Jeff Halper

Please circulate this event to your community. We look forward to seeing you there! 

NCCAR is pleased to present Dr. Jeff Halper,  who founded the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions will analyze the current tensions and what can be done about them.

2015 22 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist with Brewster Kneen and Eric Chaurette

Brewster Kneen is well known as a leading analyst of the industrial food system in Canada and around the world.

2015 20 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements with Chris Dixon

Recent decades have seen the exciting convergence of anti-authoritarian radicalism and broader-based movements in the U.S. and Canada.

2015 16 Jan

Orchestrating Austerity Impacts and Resistance with Stephen McBride and Donna Baines

The economic stimulus which followed the 2007-08 global financial crisis have been succeeded by what we now call “austerity” measures –characterized by a renewed assault on public spending and further restructuring of social and labour market policies.

2015 12 Jan
1:00pm - 2:30pm

The War on Drugs, A Failed Experiment with Paula Mallea

In 1971, President Richard Nixon coined the term “War on Drugs.” His campaign to eradicate illegal drug use was picked up by the media and championed by succeeding presidents, including Reagan.

2014 10 Dec
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Your Water Footprint Book Launch with Stephen Leahy

Your Water Footprint reveals how water is essential to our way of life in ways we never imagined. While water usage continues to soar, shortages now affect more than 3 billion people including millions of Americans and Canadians.

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.