Full Schedule

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~~~WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7th~~~

Bouteloua: In Solidarity with Algonquin Sacred Falls
8pm-12am
Bar Le Ritz PDB
179 Rue Jean Talon West
(Metro De Castelnau)

Were you aware that there is currently a battle to “urbanize” a sacred river and waterfall belonging to the Algonquin people, mere kilometres away, just between what we know as Ottawa and Gatineau? The companies and supporters of the unjust construction say this will improve “the way Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous private sector companies work together”. However, it is clear that without consensus between Algonquin communities, there can be no steady steps towards “reconciliation”.

Support for the condo development stands in firm contradiction with reconciliation! Indigenous governments of the region stand in strong opposition to the proposed development. Join us in an evening of support for those on the forefront of this present day’s illegal land appropriation, and to celebrate Indigenous Sovereignty. You can find more information about this issue here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/larry-rousseau/zibi-condos-windmill_b_10511760.html,
and here:
https://intercontinentalcry.org/algonquin-first-nations-call-to-support-protection-of-sacred-waterfalls-area/

Bouteloua Collective invites you to a magical evening to bring support and solidarity for those fighting against this unjust development.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186448902093806/

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~~~FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9th~~~

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!***
 
Please note that Qpirg-McGill and Accessibilize have decided to postpone this event to a later date to allow more time for preparation and to make the planning process more accessible. We look forward to putting this event on in the future and we will post updates when a more clear timeline is decided upon! Thanks everyone for their interest in the event.

Accessibilize (Non)Reading List Launch
1pm-3pm
SSMU Building, room 108
3480 McTavish
(Metro Peel)

Have you ever wanted to read/learn more about anti-ableism but you just don’t seem to find the time or energy? Have you ever wanted to learn more about ableism, accessibility or disability justice? If so, this launch might be the right place for you. Come pick up a reading list full of articles, videos, and audio that focuses on accessibility and anti-ableism. We will share a selection from the list and facilitate a discussion. No reading ability necessary- someone will read to you! No previous knowledge necessary either.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165614990748633/

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~~~TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13th~~~

Disabled at University! Zine-Making Workshop
1pm-3pm
SSMU Building, room 108
3480 McTavish
(Metro Peel)

This zine making workshop will address what it’s like to be disabled at university. During the workshop, participants will be invited to write stories, guides, make photo series, drawings, paintings, comics etc around (but not limited to) some of the following issues:

-accessibility/accommodation
-accessing student services/health services
-passing privileges
-disability culture on campus
-disability pride
-hints/tips/and advice for other disabled students, professors, or faculty
-disability & sexuality
-disability & intersectionality
-tips for asking for support from your non-disabled friends peers/professors
-conferencing while disabled

Who can participate?

Current students, recent grads, independent scholars, faculty, university staff who identify as disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, mad-identified, D/deaf, HoH, fat etc are all welcome to participate. Please come even if you feel like you’re “not disabled enough” or “too young to be disabled” to claim a disabled identity. A spectrum of experiences is valuable! Please RSVP to the event here: oliviadreisinger@gmail.com

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/640872979621731/
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~~~THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15th~~~

Harm Reduction and/as Mutual Aid
2:30pm-5pm
SSMU Building, room 108
3480 McTavish
(Metro Peel)

This two-part workshop will cover some of the basic ideas about harm reduction and some of the contexts in which harm reduction is used as an approach – such as drug use and safer sex; the workshop will then go on to look at harm reduction as a more general approach and the ways in which harm reduction as a framework is a fundamental part of supporting one another. The first part of the workshop will be discussion based with a mix of discussion in a big group and discussion / activities in smaller groups, and the second part of the workshop will be focused on learning about the use of Naloxone (a drug used to treat opioid overdoses).

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1992828254309749/
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Boomerang Effect: Islamophobia and Mental Health in Academia
4pm-6pm
SSMU Building, Lev Bukhman room 203
3480 McTavish
(Metro Peel)

By reflecting on the work of afropessimists and Black liberationists, this workshop will critically analyze the institution of Islamophobia and how it operates within academic contexts. This workshop will first introduce Islamophobia, address the construction of Islamophobia as an infrastructure and explore how Islamophobia operates on an individual level. This workshop will highlight the racialization and politicization of Islam and Muslims and will analyze the role Islamophobia plays in mental health within Muslim communities.

If you want to learn more about what Islamophobia is, how it affects Muslims, the different forms it takes, how it is commonly justified (such as through claiming censorship), and how you can be an ally and actively combat Islamophobia within your community, we encourage you to attend this workshop!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397506047336068/

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~~~SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17th~~~

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!***

Unfortunately this workshop has been postponed until May or June. The facilitator was coming from out of town, but unfortunately had to cancel this weekend. We will post an update when we know the exact date.

Gentrification, LGBTQ2SI+ Communities and Modes of Resistance
1pm-3pm
Centre for Gender Advocacy
1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 404
(Metro Guy Concordia)

In this workshop, participants will explore dominant discourses about neighbourhoods and gentrification, and how processes of gentrification and displacement relate to LGBTQ2SI+ communities. Together we will examine colonial discourses of neighbourhood “development/progress” and explore how LGBTQ2SI+ communities have been both complicit in supporting gentrification and victims of displacement ourselves. We will look at local and global examples of queer and trans resistance to gentrification and, as a group, generate ideas and discuss other tangible strategies for intervention in gentrification and associated displacement, with a focus on avoiding complicity/cooptation of LGBTQ2SI+ communities.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407473866375241/

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Our Bodies, Our Stories: a performance showcase & fundraiser
Théâtre Ste Catherine
264 Ste Catherine E
Montreal QC
H2X 1L4

Feb 17, 2018
Doors/portes: 7pm
Show: 8pm

Our Bodies, Our Stories, a QTBIPOC arts & performance mentorship and training program is excited to present a mid-year performance showcase & fundraiser!

Feat.
Alejandro
Bev
Jodie-Ann
Jupiter Brown
Kě Xīn Li
Omaria
root
Yassi Vile

Hosted by Kama La Mackerel

Join us for an evening of performance, story-telling, poetry & music as the participants in Our Bodies, Our Stories share work that they have been developing over the course of the past few months.

PWYC (suggested donation $15-20, no-one turned away for lack of funds) – all funds go directly towards funding the program.

About Our Bodies, Our Stories: https://qtbipocmtlart.org/

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~~~MONDAY FEBRUARY 19TH~~~

Blackness & Disability
2:30pm-5pm
SSMU Building, Lev Bukhman room (203)
3480 McTavish
(Metro Peel)

This event is organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE), McGill University and the Black Students’ Network of McGill as part of Black History Month/Le Mois de l’Histoire des Noirs at McGill. Join us for a critical and much needed conversation about the intersection between Blackness and disability and the impact of racism and ableism at McGill and beyond.

Panel conversation moderated by Rachel Zellars featuring Futsum Abbay, Gift Tshuma, Kylie Brooks, and Karine-Myrgianie Jean-François.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/184148055686113/
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Undoing Harm: Surviving White Supremacy in Quebec by Taking Care of Each Other
6pm-8pm
Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier
2450 Workman
(Metro Lionel-Groulx)

How can we apply the lens of harm reduction to the pain caused by white supremacy? How can we begin to support each other to better reduce the impact of this harm on our lives? How can Indigenous and Black communities collaborate meaningfully to move forward together? What would we say to each other if whiteness wasn’t in the room?

The Black Indigenous Harm Reduction Alliance invites you to join us for a discussion on these questions with author Chelsea Vowel. Chelsea, Robyn Maynard, and Lindsay Nixon will talk about their recent work and what inspired them to write, as well as where they hope conversations about white supremacy, Black and Indigenous identities, and collaborations between these communities will go next. Afterwards the discussion will open up to the room, to invite the experiences and knowledge of those in attendance into the conversation. Our goal is not to propose definitive answers to these huge questions, but rather to begin to build the necessary trust for Black and Indigenous peoples to grapple with complex issues that affect us outside of the white gaze.

This is a closed event for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145384722805583/