Archived Community Events

2007 14 Nov
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Book Launch: Kevin Dooley's "The Other Man"

Ottawa Public Library, Main Branc, Auditorium 120 Metcalfe Stree The Other Man is a poignant tale of war and its ongoing traumatic aftermath. InformationL 613-726-7583 or 613-829-5141

2007 12 Nov
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Naomi Klein & Screening of Short Film "The Shock Doctrine"

Monday, November 12, 20077:00pm - 10:00pmThe Bronson Centre Auditorium211 Bronson AvenueOttawa, ONWe are excited to announce that we have rescheduled Naomi Klein's visit to Ottawa. The event will open with a viewing of “The Shock Doctrine: A Short Film”, created by Naomi Klein and Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Y tu mamá también, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), directed by Jonás Cuarón. This will be followed by a lecture and discussion with Ms. Klein. The buzz that has been generated around her book, only available for 10 days ensures this will be an fascinating evening. To quote our friend Howard Zinn...

2007 11 Nov
11:00am - 1:00pm

The 'New Anarchism': A Talk by Cindy Milstein

Jack Purcell CC, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, Elgin near Gilmour Over the past few years, anarchism has emerged as one of the most compelling currents within today's anti-capitalist milieu. With its emphasis on participation and prefigurative politics, anarchism has contributed to diverse experiments in horizontal organization as well as social power, alongside or in solidarity with a variety of anti-authoritarian movements worldwide. It has also brought a refreshing wave of utopian thinking to a tired Left. And perhaps for the first time in its own history, anarchism is all that much more relevant and even workable in this era, variously labeled the network society, the information age, or simply globalization. This talk will explore the outlines of what's been called "the new anarchism," including whether it's new at all, against the backdrop of the present moment, in an attempt to capture some of the vibrancy and even innovations of - and tensions within - contemporary anarchism.

2007 05 Nov
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Unschooling Oppression Conference Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) University of Ottawa Campus map Monday, November 5th Guest speaker: David Noble

2007 03 Nov
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Boycott Chapters/Indigo

At the Chapters at Rideau and Sussex As the Israeli Occupation passes its 40th year with continuingbrutality and the unflinching support of the Canadian government, it'sintegral for all Canadians who believe in justice and peace in the

2007 28 Oct
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Anarchism & the Environment

Anarchism and the EnvironmentTalk by local activists*No known informants allowed*Sunday, Oct. 28 at NoonJack Purcell Community Centre320 Jack Purcell Lane

2007 26 Oct
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Breaking The Spell: Anarchism in Seattle at the WTO Riots 1999

University of Ottawa Friday October 26, 2007 Screening begins 19h00 Venue: University of Ottawa, MacDonald Hall Auditorium (MCD 146), 150 Louis Pasteur Street, Ottawa, Ontario USA/2006/63 minutes/English

2007 24 Oct
6:30pm - 9:00pm

IWW Workshop

Ottawa-Outaouais Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is pleased toannounce the début of a free workshop that could help you change your life.It is for anyone who has ever complained about their job and wishes

2007 24 Oct
8:30am - 3:00pm

Organic Solutions for a Pesticide Free Ottawa

Embassy West Hotel - 1400 Carling Ave.Organized by the Organic Landscape AllianceBeginner and advanced organic horticultural workshops, panel discussion entitled “Why Ottawa Needs A Strong Pesticide Bylaw”, networking with Ottawa area organic landscaping professionals, information on organic services & products, and an opportunity to learn about OLA.

2007 20 Oct
9:00am - 5:00pm

Imagine Ottawa Social Forum

Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Social Forum Our day-long Saturday program offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn and participate. The morning session includes more than twenty

2007 19 Oct
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Harlan County USA

University of Ottawa Friday October 19, 2007 Screening begins 19h00 Venue: University of Ottawa, MacDonald Hall Auditorium (MCD 146), 150 Louis Pasteur Street, Ottawa, Ontario USA/1976/104 Minutes/English

2007 18 Oct
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Imagine Ottawa Presents "A Tour of the World We Need"

Thursday, October 18, 8 pm "A Tour of the World We Need" Chris Turner (author of Planet Simpson) will speak about achieving a sustainable future as outlined in his new book, The Geography of Hope. Following the

2007 16 Oct
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Ward Churchill in Ottawa

Alumni AuditoriumUniversity of Ottawa!!! TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST !!!Available at:OPIRG-Carleton ( (

2007 13 Oct
7:00pm - 10:00pm

War Resisters

Campaign Fundraiser 7$ Cover Mercury Lounge, 56 ByWard Market featuring Bonjay, mc Mohammad Ali, and dj Trevor Walker for more information see

2007 12 Oct
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Live Nude Girls UNITE!

University of Ottawa Friday October 12, 2007 Screening begins 19h00 Venue: University Of Ottawa, MacDonald Hall Auditorium (MCD 146), 150 Louis Pasteur Street, Ottawa, Ontario USA/2000/70 Minutes/English for more information

2007 07 Oct
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Chicago Writer John Messinger Joined by Locals Jennifer Whiteford and Megan Butcher

The Avant Garde Bar135 1/2 Besserer St.Ottawa, ON  "Writers perform pieces inspired by the weirdest junk bought at a dollar store. This show has been running to sold-out shows in Chicago for two years, and will double as a release party for Dollar Store founder Jonathan Messinger's book, Hiding Out. The show will also feature Ottawa writers Jennifer Whiteford and Megan Butcher."

2007 06 Oct
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Day of International Action for a Free Burma

Global March for Myanmar/Burma!!!12pm meet at Parliament Hill1pm March to Chinese embassy A Day of International Action for a Free Burma (Oct. 6th) Worldwide       "Simultaneous Demonstrations in Cities around the world."

2007 04 Oct
10:00am - 11:00am

Sisters In Spirit Vigil

Charles Lynch Theatre130S Centre BlockHouse of CommonsOttawa, Ontariofor more information

2007 30 Sep
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Anarchist Discussion on Animal Liberation

Animal LiberationShowing of the movie, "Earthlings"Free Movie and discussionEarthlings is a documentary about humankind's absolute economic dependenceand brutal exploitation of animals raised as pets, food, clothing,

2007 28 Sep
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ottawa Critical Mass Cycle

Ottawa Critical Mass meets on the last Friday of each month at Confederation park (Elgin and Laurier) at 5:30, ride leaves at 6pm!Bring your friends, sound makers, costumes, and your energy!

2007 26 Sep
6:30pm - 9:00pm

IWW Workshop

Ottawa-Outaouais Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is pleased toannounce the début of a free workshop that could help you change your life.It is for anyone who has ever complained about their job and wishes

2007 24 Sep
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ecology Ottawa Fundraising Dinner at the Green Door

Green Door, 198 Main St.Join us for a vegetarian bonanza of locally grown foods!Contact:

2007 21 Sep
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Books to Prisoners Benefit Show

Slam poet Oni the Haitian Sensation, Mile Over Mecca and The Joey Only Outlaw Band!Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street)September 21stDoors 8pm. First band 930pm10$ or 8$ with donated books.

2007 20 Sep

Ladyfest Ottawa 2007

Ladyfest Ottawa 2007 kicks off its four-day celebration on Thursday September 20 at Mavericks with live-wire performances by Toronto's Katie Stelmanis, Ottawa's Hollowtip Hearts and Montreal's Kickers. Friday night spotlights the female face of hip-hop, also at Maverick's, with local slam poet Stargazer, Eekwol, a Native rapper from Saskatoon, hot Toronto emcee Masia One, and a dance party with DJ L'oqenz. On Saturday September 22, Doll and Catriona Sturton rock the afternoon away at an all ages Endhits basement show. Over at Barrymore's on Saturday evening, Ladyfest Ottawa joins forces with The Ottawa International Animation Festival to present Animated Women and Chicks and Giggles, an evening of female-flavoured animation, featuring shorts by Signe Baumane (NYC), Joanna Quinn (UK), and Janet Perlman (Mtl), followed by the hilarity of Much Music Video on Trial's Holly Prazoff and comedic partner Inessa Frantowski (Toronto). Ladyfest Ottawa's 2007's (in)famous workshops take place at all day at Jack Purcell Community Centre. Topics include the ever popular I'm Coming! Guide to the Female Orgasm hosted by Venus Envy, Write Here, Write Now: A Guide to Blogs, Zines and Self-Publishing with local writers/bloggers Megan Butcher and Jennifer Whiteford, What the Eff am I Signing?! Clever Girls' Guide to Copyright and Contract Law offered by feminist law firm Galldin Liew, and Cyberselling with Brooklyn-based clothing designer Supayana. Also on Saturday at Jack Purcell, is our fierce and fabulous Not Your Grandma's Craft Sale , featuring gorgeous goods from crafters from Ottawa, Montreal and nearby! And to close it out on Sunday September 23, at Capital Music Rehearsal, Ladyfest Ottawa is delighted to present a Rock Camp For Girls, a chance for the next generation to learn to play instruments, as taught by women musicians. Registration for the Rock Camp is required (application form).

2007 20 Sep
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Take Back the Night

6:30 Rally at Minto Park7:00 March7:45 Info Fair at City HallThis event will include a rally with speakers on the subject of violence against women, followed by a march through the streets of Ottawa, to reclaim them as our own, and as safe space for everyone. The night will end with an info fair. Bring yourself, your friends, signs, and your loud voices!