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Connexions Calendar

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Amazonia: The Rights of Nature
March 10, 2017 to January 28, 2018
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought-provoking, socially and environmentally-conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Curated by Dr. Nuno Porto (MOA Curator, Africa and Latin America), Amazonia explores the     Show more . . .


Women March On Toronto: Defining Our Future
January 20, 2018
Because we're not done yet.      Show more . . .


Women's March Canada – Winnipeg March
January 20, 2018
Women's March Canada – Winnipeg March acknowledges that we march on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation      Show more . . .


Avoiding Burnout: Self Care for Activists and Changemakers
January 22, 2018
If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you've suffered from burnout at some point in your life. Perhaps you have also witnessed friends, colleagues or even whole organizations in various levels of exhaustion. In this workshop, we will examine what burnout looks like, how it can be     Show more . . .


Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Future
January 23, 2018
In an education system based on Western values and knowledge, Black students go through school feeling alienated and graduate ill-equipped to bring about transformative changes in their communities. Is it not time to restructure the system?      Show more . . .


Work and Organizing in Digital Media
January 24, 2018
While many laud the benefit of digital technologies for the production of digital media - more access, more voices, more ways to tell a story, for example - paying attention to the experiences of workers in digital media demonstrates intensifying struggles underway. This talk presents research on     Show more . . .


Unsettling the Commons
January 24, 2018
Drawing on interviews with 51 anti-authoritarian organizers to investigate what it means to struggle for "the commons" within a settler colonial context. Unsettling the Commons interrogates a very important debate that took place within Occupy camps and is taking place in a multitude of movements in     Show more . . .


Secure Web Browsing and Anonymity with Tor Browser
January 25, 2018
Celebrate Data Privacy Day with a hands-on workshop with Toronto-based developer for the Tor Project, Sukhbir Singh. Mr Singh has been a software developer in the applications and community team of the Tor Project since 2012.      Show more . . .


Getting Organized: Tools for Resisting Racism and White Supremacy
January 25, 2018 to January 27, 2018
Why this Conference now? From Idle No More and the broader indigenous people's struggle for decolonization, to Black Lives Matter and resistance to police brutality and institutionalized racism, to the migrant justice movement’s resistance to the use of borders to control, divide and exploit     Show more . . .


Montreal: Rally against NAFTA
January 27, 2018
Join the Montreal chapter on January 27 at noon to rally against NAFTA during the negotiations. Venue TBA     Show more . . .


International Holocaust Remembrance Day- A series of events
January 28, 2018
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated annually by the United Nations on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This year, Italy is the chair country of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. It is a global day of memorialisation for the victims of     Show more . . .


How to be an Ally: Anti-Oppression 101
January 30, 2018
This is an introductory workshop that engages a wide range of learners in understanding power dynamics, oppression and liberation in a Canadian and global context. The workshop explores the language of social justice, and looks at models for creating more equitable communities. The workshop examines     Show more . . .


Community Organizing - how to connect with others and gain support for your cause
January 31, 2018
In person outreach and engaging the public in a 'one on one' or public speaking fashion can easily feel overwhelming, even for the most extroverted of us. So how can you ease the stress, anxiety, and initial barriers to actually getting people to talk to you? Come learn some tips, tricks, and best     Show more . . .


The Crises in the Gulf and Palestine
February 01, 2018
The recent decision by President Donald Trump to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem amidst international condemnation has made the US the only country in the world to officially recognize Israel’s illegal, unilateral annexation of that city. At the same time, intensifying bloody repression     Show more . . .


Conversations Toward Reconciliation
February 09, 2018
The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee report (2015) and its 94 recommendations across all sectors have generated increased interest in the area of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in Canada. This series will identify an Indigenous framework incorporating values and principles     Show more . . .


2018 Social and Environmental Justice Symposium
February 09, 2018 to February 11, 2018
OPIRG Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium is a convergence of academic and community research, activism, and art focused on social and environmental justice issues. We are aiming to make research more accessible to all and to foster deeper relationships and idea sharing     Show more . . .


Connected by Commitment: Oppression and Our Responsibility to Undermine It
February 14, 2018
Saying that political and social oppression is a deeply unjust and widespread condition of life is not a terribly controversial statement. Likewise, theorists of justice frequently consider our obligation to not turn a blind eye to oppression. But what is our culpability in the endurance of     Show more . . .


Ontario EcoSchools SuperConference
February 21, 2018 to February 22, 2018
Join us for a day of learning and networking that will focus on building environmental leadership in our school communities. This conference is open to everyone (including teachers, school staff, outdoor education centres, administration, EcoTeam leads, and general public) and is an event not to be     Show more . . .


Diversity & Inclusion Round-Table and Tri-Awards Celebration
March 20, 2018
In celebration of the Equity Offices' 20th anniversary, join us on March 20th, 2018 for the Diversity & Inclusion Round-Table and Tri-Awards Celebration. At this event you will hear from leading practitioners in the fields of equity, diversity and inclusion.      Show more . . .


Accessibility Ministry Module 6: Disability and Suffering
March 24, 2018
Disability and suffering share a complicated and convoluted history. Too often, it is assumed that people with disabilities are suffering their disability, and yet for many people disability is more closely related to who they are as a person than to suffering. Hear first-hand perspectives of     Show more . . .


International Rosa Luxemburg Conference
April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Rosa Luxemburg and Her Ideas: Engaging the Left and Impacting the World      Show more . . .


RightsCon Toronto 2018
May 16, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Access Now is excited to bring the seventh edition of RightsCon, the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age. RightsCon is where human rights experts, investors, business leaders, technologists, engineers, activists, and government representatives from around the world work     Show more . . .


Socialist Studies 2018: Rekindling the Socialist Imagination
May 29, 2018 to June 01, 2018
This year the Society for Socialist Studies meets on Treaty Four territory and the homeland of the Métis. Regina is where the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation penned its 1932 Regina Manifesto, which laid out a program for eradicating capitalism and replacing it with a planned socialist     Show more . . .