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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 . . .


Green Economy Perspectives
December 15, 2017
Join us for a candid and critical conversation with Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May as we continue to solicit perspectives on the green economy.      Show more . . .


Ontario-Wide College Student Walkout
December 15, 2017
Walkout to protest shortening of college semester, cancelling of holiday vacation, and response to strike by the college administration. Centennial College Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590528707657453/ Sheridan College Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194572667785235/     Show more . . .


New Socialist's Social Night
December 15, 2017
We spend a lot of time building anti-racist events and other actions, organizing public talks and educationals. Now it's a chance to step back and socialize with friends! Join us for a social night at The Tranzac's cozy Tiki Room!     Show more . . .


Rally in Solidarity with Catalonia
December 16, 2017
Rally in Solidarity with Catalonia:      Show more . . .


International Migrants Day
December 18, 2017
"On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Human Rights Protections for Practicing Indigenous Spirituality
December 18, 2017
The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition is pleased to present: Human Rights Protections for Practicing Indigenous Spirituality      Show more . . .


Rally Against Hate
December 18, 2017
Pamela Geller, a well-known American Islamophobic blogger, is speaking at a hate event on Monday, December 18th. After her speech, she will be interviewed by Ezra Levant from The Rebel, compounding the divisive messages she is communicating.      Show more . . .


Taking it local: An update on human rights
December 19, 2017
This FREE one-day event features plenary and concurrent sessions on a variety of human rights topics. Featured speakers include guests from the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the City of Ottawa and other community leaders. Breakfast, lunch and light refreshments will be provided.     Show more . . .


#NOMIC Forum & March
December 19, 2017 to December 21, 2017
We will continue to hold space and vigil to serve as a visual reminder and an urgent plea that we as Nation to Nation Treaty partners want something tangible done and we want it done now!      Show more . . .


International Human Solidarity Day
December 20, 2017
"Global problems require collective solutions. At a time of divisiveness on many key global issues, from armed conflict to forced migration, people need to turn toward each other in common cause, not away from each other in fear." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Addressing the Rohingya Genocide: What We Can & Must Do
December 22, 2017
Professor John Packer has remained engaged with Rohingyas since the early 90's, notably promoting awareness of their situation as the world's most numerous stateless people and helping the organisation of Rohingya representation and genuine articulation of their legitimate concerns outside     Show more . . .


Environmental Politics, Justice and the Arts Lecture - YES! for a Day
January 08, 2018 to January 08, 2017
Do you have a passion for environmental and social change? The York Environmental Studies (YES!) for a Day program is your opportunity to try out the Environmental Studies experience at York University and see if it's right for you! We offer visits Monday to Friday from January to March. It's     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 . . .


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 . . .


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 . . .


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 . . .