Archived Community Events

2014 03 Mar
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Conversation: In Religion’s Name, Abuses against Religious Minorities in Indonesia

Please join Andreas Harsono, an Indonesia Researcher for Human Rights Watch for a discussion of religious intolerance and related violence in Indonesia. A topic that has been Andreas' main focus for a couple of years.

2014 27 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch: The Tears in Their Laughter with Carlyle Mitchell

Please join us for a launch of a new novel "The Tears in Their Laughter " with the author Carlyle Mitchell, a local writer and Ottawa resident. 

2014 26 Feb
12:00pm - 1:00pm

LUNCHTIME ROUNDTABLE: Women and Girls’ Eyes on the Neighbourhood: Feeling Safe in Public Space

Everyone has a right to feel safe in their community. To create safe public spaces, we must identify and understand what makes people feel unsafe in their neighbourhoods. There has been limited focus on how women and girls experience safety at a neighbourhood level.

2014 25 Feb
6:30pm - 9:00pm

CINEMA POLITICA OCTOPUS: HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm for a screening of a beautiful, thoughtful, and moving documentary on spirituality and social justice. This story follows five Mayan activists who take on multinationals in Guatemala.

2014 19 Feb
12:00pm - 1:00pm

LUNCHTIME ROUNDTABLE: Save Canada Post Part II

A series of actions have been taken place across the country to confront the most recent outrageous cuts of the Harper Government: elimination of door-to-door mail delivery in urban centres and an increase in the cost of a stamp to $ 1 - to pave the road for privatizing our commons, our public se

2014 30 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

book launch for ngo-ization

Does the professionalization of activism help or hinder social movements?

Join us for an evening of discussion and debate with editor Aziz Choudry and contributor Brewster Kneen

2014 29 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book launches for Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa & Sexual Diversity in Africa

Join us for an evening of discussion of sexuality and social justice in Africa with S.N. Nyeck and Marc Epprecht

2014 28 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

My Journey with Olivia Chow

Please join us as we present in partnership with the Ottawa Writers Fest and Harper Collins, Olivia Chow—Member of Parliament, seasoned politician and widow of former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton—in conversation about My Journey, her candid new memoir.

2014 22 Jan
12:00pm - 1:00pm

SAVE CANADA POST! OCTOPUS BOOKS LUNCH ROUND TABLE

With Mike Palecek, National Union Representative, Canadian Union of Postal Workers

On December 11 2013, Canada Post announced that it planned to phase out door-to-door mail delivery in urban centres over a five-year period, and to increase the cost of stamps to $1, in order to save this C

2014 17 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book launches for Islands of Decolonial Love & Wild Rice Dreams

Join us for an evening of story, song and poem with Leanne Simpson and Vera Wabegijig

Hosted by Wabu Rice. author of Midnight Sweatlodge

2014 12 Jan
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Ishmael Beah launches his new book - Radiance of Tomorrow

Grab your tickets for the launch of Ishmael Beah's new novel!

Octopus and co-sponsor Centretown United Church are thrilled to present Ishmael Beah in celebration of his new novel Radiance of Tomorrow.  In conversation with CBC Ottawa's Ad

2013 12 Dec
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Book launch for PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS AND THE AGE OF AUSTERITY

With Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage

In recent years, the intensity of state-led attacks against public sector workers has reached a fevered pitch, raising the question of the role of public sector unions in protecting their members and the broader public interest.

2013 05 Dec
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Dave Bidini Launches Latest Book "Keon and Me"

Location: Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset W)

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366318873501447/

2013 29 Nov
12:00am - 11:00pm

Buy Nothing Day

2013 28 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Critical Impressions Art Show

Critical Impressions Art Show: A Question of Unequal Power and Opportunity, Exploring the Role of Structual Violence in the Lives of street-Engaged Youth

Nov. 28th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

2013 26 Nov
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cinema Politica Film Screening of "Occupy Love"

251 Bank St

6:30pm

2013 24 Nov
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Book Signing with Janet Merlo and "No One to Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP"

116 Third Ave

Janet Merlo will be signing books available for purchase at our Glebe location.

October 23, 2013 Official Release of Janet Merlo’s No One To Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP

Media Release

2013 23 Nov
11:00am - 4:00pm

Apartment 613- Support Local Book Sale and Signing

Come and purchase books from local authors in the National Capital Region who write in English, French and Spanish. Books will include fiction, non-fiction, YA novels, poetry, mystery, children’s books and comics. 

2013 21 Nov
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join CCPA for Ed Finn's Book Launch and Retirement Dinner

He's the brains behind the CCPA Monitor. He's a true legend. It’s hard to believe, but Ed Finn will be retiring next spring.

2013 19 Nov
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Book Launch with Harsha Walia's "Undoing Border Imperialism"

251 Bank St, 2nd Floor (25OneCommunity)

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/405255972935213/

2013 16 Nov
6:00pm - 11:00pm

Education in Action annual community dinner

Full sit down dinner, with dessert.

2013 06 Nov
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Stephen Kimber's "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five

Stephen Kimber's book recounts the events leading up to the arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban anti-terrorism agents wrongfully arrested and convicted of “conspiracy to commit” espionage against the United States.

2013 04 Nov
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Launch of Steven Law's "Tailings of Warren Peace"

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401575650074318/

251 Bank St, 2nd Floor (25OneCommunity)

2013 01 Nov
12:00pm

Support Local- Apt 613

Support Local month happens every November in Ottawa, showcasing more than 110 businesses, artists, musicians and restaurants that make our city the creative hub it is.

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