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April 2018

WORKERS CABARET: Loon Choir / Himig Masa / Mohammad Ali Aumeer

April 27 @ 8:30 pm
Black Squirrel Books and Espresso Bar, 1073 Bank St
Ottawa,

Join us for a Workers Cabaret, featuring Loon Choir / Himig Masa / Mohammad Ali Aumeer No cover! Doors at 8:30pm, show starts at 9:00pm. Himig Masa (9:30) Himig Masa formed in 2010 as the cultural group of Migrante Ottawa, which is part of Migrante Canada – an alliance of Filipino migrant organizations that advocate for the rights and welfare of migrants in Canada and fundamental change in the Philippines. Loon Choir (10:30) Charlie Chaplin synth addressing injustice with a…

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ART EXHIBIT — Workers’ Struggle, Workers’ Resistance

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arts Court Library, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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FEATURE EXHIBITS:   A Labour of Love Project Workers Rights – Stories from the New Generation By: Mohammed Ali Buhay Migrante (Migrant’s Life) An up close and personal glimpse of the migrant workers’ journey By Pilipinong Migrante Sa Canada (PMSC-Ottawa) and photographer Rey Martin   Elise Campeau (Louve) Elise Campeau (Louve) is a Canadian, Francophone Metis artist born in 1971 in the Québec region of the Outaouais. She is a self-taught artist who paints indigenous themes mostly with acrylic and…

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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The Revolution will not be exhibited is a Waska Pimatisiwin and panel discussion organized by artists, activists, and social scientists to discuss issues concerning with social, cultural, political, and economic struggles in contemporary society.   This ceremony/performance/talk aims to generate solidarity and coalition among different struggles: precarious workers, indigenous peoples, immigrants, people of color, LGBTI community, people with disabilities, and others affected by systematic oppression.   The Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited 2, will take place in Ottawa, Canada on…

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PARTICIPATORY ART — Come wash with us: Seeking home in story “Tasht Collective”

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bayshore Field House, 175 Woodridge Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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Come wash with us: Seeking home in story is a collaborative research-creation piece by a collective of four women. The members of our collective originally come from the Middle/Near East. Having lived in a volatile region before calling Canada home, all four of us have inherited memories of atrocities from our families, just as we have lived ourselves through civil wars, military coups, bloody revolutions and political repressions. It is these inherited and lived difficult memories that also have become…

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RAIN OR SHINE: COMMUNITY PIZZA BAKE & PICNIC

April 29 @ 1:30 pm
Bayshore Community Garden and Oven, 175 Woodridge Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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The food is free and the picnic is happening rain or shine! Come and bake pizzas with us! We will have pizza basics (dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese), space, tools and directions as needed for you to bake your own pizza. Bring your special toppings and your enthusiasm to bake pizza together in a wood-burning community oven. Featuring a performance by Moonfruits! Escorted by a banjo and a parlour guitar, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies captivate listeners and celebrate common ground. Partners…

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BOOK RELAUNCH: October 1906: Two striking trade union leaders murdered by employer thugs

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arts Court Studio, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Canada

En français ci-dessous. Buckingham, Ville occupée ('Buckingham, Occupied city'), first published 1983, by Pierre Louis Lapointe. A nearly-forgotten story (at least in anglophone Ottawa) of the brutal and premeditated murder of two locked out (or striking) mill workers in the Ottawa region - specifically the MacLaren family pulp mill of Buckingham, Québec - was originally unearthed and told by renowned Québecois historian of the region Pierre Louis Lapointe in his ground-breaking 1983 work Buckingham, Ville occupée. At the invitation of…

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FILM SHOWING: Migrant Dreams

April 30 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Doors open at 7pm, Film starts at 7:30 Followed by a discussion with film director Min Sook Lee A powerful feature documentary by multiple award-winning director Min Sook Lee (El Contrato, Hogtown, Tiger Spirit) and Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Herman’s House), tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low wage migrants are tied to…

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May 2018

MAY DAY MARCH

May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Supreme Court Lawn, 301 Wellington Street + Google Map

RALLY: Supreme Court lawn, 301 Wellington St, 6 P.M. MARCH: 6:30 P.M. May Day / International Workers' Day is an international day of celebrating workers' struggles and commemorating all the sacrifices that revolutionaries have made to change the world into a better place for working class people. Struggles against capitalism, colonialism, racism, imperialism, patriarchy and other links in the chains of oppression that bind us all come together on this day. There are many reasons to come out and take…

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THEATRE: 13 Tableaux of a Precarious Worker

May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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Written by Özgür Çınar and Gülden Özcan Directed by Özgür Çınar ‘13 Tableaux of a Precarious Worker’ is a play about the growth of precarious work and its impacts on individuals in the neoliberal era. It tells the untold story of this insecure, non-standard, part-time, temporary form of employment that leads to the lack of benefits, low wages, dangerous working conditions, juggling multiple jobs, longer hours of work and unpredictable futures for workers. The storyline of the play consists of…

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Radical Comix: A Conversation with George S. Rigakos

May 2 @ 6:30 pm
Arts Court Studio, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Canada
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Red Quill Books (RQB) is an Ottawa-based radical publishing collective, dedicated to consciousness raising, ecology and community. Besides critical academic works, RQB produces rather unusual graphic novels with academic themes for mass readership, a series called Radical Comix. We will have a conversation with the Editor of RQB, George S. Rigakos to learn more about Radical Comix and their impacts on building radical communities. http://redquillbooks.com/

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THEATRE: 13 Tableaux of a Precarious Worker

May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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Written by Özgür Çınar and Gülden Özcan Directed by Özgür Çınar ‘13 Tableaux of a Precarious Worker’ is a play about the growth of precarious work and its impacts on individuals in the neoliberal era. It tells the untold story of this insecure, non-standard, part-time, temporary form of employment that leads to the lack of benefits, low wages, dangerous working conditions, juggling multiple jobs, longer hours of work and unpredictable futures for workers. The storyline of the play consists of…

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