Archived Community Events

2015 13 Apr
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Ottawa Launch of the Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift by Carrie Saxifrage

According to George Marshall, author of Don’t Even Talk About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, psychology tells us that decisions are made in our emotional brains which respond to stories and metaphors that draw upon experience.

2015 07 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear, Resistance in Dangerous Times with Fiona Jeffries

As the Egyptian revolution gained momentum in the winter of 2011, a common refrain echoed across Cairo’s Tahrir Square: “The wall of fear came down!” Mass protests against fear and authoritarianism have also rumbled across the aggrieved streets and plazas of Tunis, Athens, Madrid

2015 01 Apr
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club - Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.

We will discuss Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa at our 2nd book club meeting! Our leader for this discussion is Mujahed Kamil who is also from Jenine, a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank.

2015 24 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Inconvenient Truth about Harper’s Canada

You are invited to join Michael Harris, author of  PARTY OF ONE: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover,  & Donald Gutstein, author of HARPERISM: How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada.


2015 19 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Orchestrating Austerity Impacts and Resistance with Donna Baines and Stephen McBride

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 17 Mar
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Workshop: Consent and Sexual Assault Law

Reports of sexual assault have appeared frequently in the news over the past few months. One of the most memorable cases can be attributed to former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault scandal.

2015 05 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An Evening with Karyn Freedman, Author of ONE HOUR IN PARIS - A TRUE STORY OF RAPE AND RECOVERY

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2014
WINNER of the 2015 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction!

2015 25 Feb

An Evening with Caroline Shepard, Author of Unlit Spaces

Unlit Spaces, a new novel by Caroline Shepard, brings to life the haunting story of Cailey Donald, a young woman who flees her rural Manitoba home in the wake of lingering childhood trauma.

2015 24 Feb
5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Harper Record on trial

“You wont recognize Canada when I’m through with it”: The Harper Record on trial

2015 23 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Talk to Your Doc, The Patient Guide with Mary Hawkins

Talk to Your Doc, The Patient's Guide is the definitive guide for patients looking for the best possible health outcome.  Mary F.

2015 18 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening with RUPERT ROSS, author of Indigenous Healing Exploring Traditional Paths

Ross’s first book, Dancing with a Ghost, began his exploration of aboriginal approaches to justice and the visions of life that shape them. In his second book, Returning to the Teachings, Ross went on to examine the aboriginal preference for “peacemaker justice.”

2015 10 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Libya, Pan Africanism, African Unity and the quest for peace with Professor Horace Campbell

The Institute of African Studies presents a talk entitled “Libya, Pan Africanism, African Unity and the quest for peace.” This is a part of the African Studies Umeme: African Flashpoin

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: