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April 2018

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

April 29, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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April 2019

Gil’s Hootenanny: Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Clark Hall, RA Centre

The 10th Anniversary Hootenanny will feature Maria Dunn, Maria Hawkins, and the Elizabeth Riley Band, with a special presentation by Dr. Stephen Richer, who will pay homage to Pete Seeger for the 100th anniversary year of his birth.

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Workers Cabaret

April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Avant Garde Bar, 135 1/2 Besserer St.

Join us for a fun night at the Workers Cabaret. Featuring Just Voices Choir, the Apparatchiks, the Union Thugs and other special guests.

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Book Launch

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
25One Community, 251 Bank Street, 2nd floor
Ottawa,

Join us for a book launch of the new edition of Winnipeg 1919: The Strikers’ Own History of the General Strike, By The Winnipeg Defence Committee, Edited by Norman Penner. The launch will feature historian Christo Aivalis, who has a new introduction in the book discussing how the lessons learned in 1919 remain relevant today. Co-Sponsored by Octopus Books. More information on the book is available here: http://www.lorimer.ca/adults/Book/3089/Winnipeg-1919.html

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Film Screening: Never Forgotten

April 29 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Never Forgotten: The Making of a Depression-era Documentary Filmmaker Juan Bello and the Workers’ History Museum have produced a new documentary about the On-to-Ottawa Trek, which chronicles the march of a thousand unemployed men to protest the poor conditions in Depression-era federal work camps. There will be an avant-première screening followed by a panel discussion on April 29, 2019 at the Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa at 7 pm. In partnership with the Workers' History Museum - Musée de…

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Participatory Dance: Body Percussion and Traditional Dance with Kurdish Influences

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

Join a participatory workshop on body percussion and traditional dance with Kurdish influences from Eastern Anatolia. The workshops will be led by Ömer Ongun, a dancer, choreographer and body musician from Istanbul, Turkey. He is a member of Bogazici Performing Arts Ensemble (BGST) and Kardeş Türküler (Songs of Fraternity) dance-music project promoting peace and solidarity through representing the cultural diversity of Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Balkans and Caucasia. BGST consists of amateur and professional artists offering performing arts projects and running education…

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May 2019

Workers Cabaret: Resistance Is Beautiful

May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Join the Fight for $15 & Fairness Ottawa for a May Day workers cabaret!

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May the Fourth May Day Potluck

May 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 101, Jack Purcell Community Centre

May the force of resistance be with you this May Day, and every day! Join Punch Up Collective and your favourite radicals in Ottawa for an intergalactic, intergenerational celebration of May Day and our diverse histories of struggle and resistance! May Day is a really important holiday for us, marking as it does the noble history of people who have in the past and who in the present come together to make this world a more just, livable, and delightful place…

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Podcast: Sandy and Nora Talk Politics Live!

May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Court Court Room

Have you ever wanted to *see* Sandy and Nora talking politics? Now is your chance! With the rise in the far right, journalists who aren't sure how to cover it and politicians whose corruption is showing more and more every day, Sandy and Nora will take you through our political reality and, of course, take questions from the audience. This will be a live taped event for the Sandy & Nora Talk Politics podcast: https://sandyandnora.com.

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Fightin’ Back Beats with David Rovics

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel Street
Ottawa, ON Canada

MayWorks Ottawa and The Communist Party of Canada are proud to host American independent musician David Rovics for a rousing, revolutionary evening of entertainment. David Rovics was born in New York City, and as a guitar-slinging singer/songwriter now based in Portland, Oregon, has toured in over two dozen countries, including at mass protests throughout North America and Europe. In addition to Rovics' musical involvement with the anticapitalist movement, labour, environmental and antiwar movements internationally, he has shared the stage on…

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Storytelling and Panel on the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Nepean Council Chambers

The Workers’ History Museum is holding a storytelling event with Ruth Stewart-Verger of the Ottawa Storytellers about the strike with a panel discussion afterwards. Her grandparents lived in Winnipeg in May of 1919. Her family tells the story of Grandfather William Coulter, one of the Strike Committee of 100. This fundraising event is being held Monday, May 13th at the former Council Chambers at Centrepointe Nepean at 7:30 pm. The entrance fee is $10 each. Hosted by the Workers' History Museum - Musée de l’histoire ouvrière.

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Readings From A Socialist Playwright

May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Court Court Room

Readings from a socialist playwright, Darrah Teitel. Darrah Teitel is a socialist and a playwright living in Ottawa Ontario. Her most recent credits include The Omnibus Bill (Counterpoint Players, May 2019) Behaviour (GCTC, 2019) Corpus (Teesri Duniya 2014, Counterpoint 2014) The Apology (Alberta Theatre Projects 2013, Next Stage Festival 2011) Marla’s Party (SummerWorks 2008) the CBC radio drama Palliative (2007) She Said Destroy (National Theatre School of Canada, 2007). Darrah was the GCTC’s Playwright in Residence in 2015 and 2017,…

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Film Screening: Final Offer

May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Screening of the NFB documentary "Final Offer" May 14, 7pm @ The Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly) FREE EVENT! Because the filmmakers Robert Collison and Sturla Gunnarsson were given unparalleled freedom to record the historic 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation, Final Offer provides a vividly accurate portrait of a high-level labour negotiation. Final Offer is an extraordinary film about revolutionary events.

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