Archived Community Events

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

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 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 10 Oct
12:00pm - 1:00pm

October 10th is World Mental Health Day

On Oct.

2014 06 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Uprising! Women as Change Makers, An interactive conversation with Sally Armstrong

In partnership with Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), we will be present at this interactive event with Sally Armstrong, award winning humanitarian, journalist and author.

2014 02 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship Book Launch

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? explores the broad range of international experiential learning options available to Canadian students, as well as the  opportunities and the ethical dilemmas that come with them.

2014 01 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lecture & Book Launch: The Cuban Revolution and it's relationships with Canada and the United States

In collaboration with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Ottawa-Cuba Connections, the Canadian Network on Cuba and Frente para la Defensa de los Pueblos Hugo Chavez, Octopus presents a short lecture by Keith Bolender based on his latest book Cuba Under Siege, American Policy, the Revolution an

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

Drives all Night Book Reading and Musical Performance by Jamie Anderson

Sept. 26 2014
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W,

2014 25 Sep
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Film Screening: Revolutionary Medicine - a Story of the First Garífuna Hospital

In partnership with Cinema Politica, Octopus Books presents "Revolutionary Medicine" a documentary directed by Beth Geglia & Jesse Frees

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

Resisting Canada’s Myths of War and Peacekeeping: three book launches with Jessica Squires, Luke Stewart, Sarah Hipworth & Stephen Dale!

Resisting Canada’s Myths of War and Peacekeeping! We are launching three books under this common theme with author Jessica Squires, Luke Stewart, Sarah Hipworth & Stephen Dale!