Critical Engagements: a new series of lunch-time talks and book launches

Schedule for August & September 2012:

Where: 251 Bank Street (at Cooper), 2nd Floor “Under One Roof” (unless otherwise indicated)

When: Lunch events at 12 Noon, Book launches at 7:00 PM (unless otherwise indicated)

Note: All events are free. Wheelchair accessible at 251 Bank Street. For the lunch events, please bring your own lunch.


Wednesday, August 15 at 12 Noon   Workers fight austerity!

With Mostafa Henaway, Immigrant Workers Centre (Montreal) –  Mostafa is a writer and community organizer at the Immigrant Workers centre in Montreal. He is active in campaigns around placement agency workers, temporary foreign workers and laid-off textile workers.

Wednesday, August 29 at 12 Noon    What does Harper have against refugees?

With Peter Showler, Refugee Forum, University of Ottawa.  Peter is the Director of the Refugee Forum at the Human Rights Research & Education Centre, University of Ottawa. He is an adjunct professor of law and teaches Advanced Refugee Law.

Wednesday, September 12 at 12 Noon   Justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women 

With Bridget Tolley, Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS).  Bridget is Anishinabe:kwe (Algonquin woman) from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation in Quebec. She works with families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and communities impacted by police violence. She co-founded Families of Sisters in Spirit in 2010.

Wednesday, September 26 at 12 Noon   Health & Justice for Refugees

With Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Health Justice Collective (Montreal)  Samir Shaheen-Hussain is a pediatrician who has been involved in radical grassroots social justice movements for over a decade. He was active in the Montreal component of the June 18 National Day of Action against cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program and is currently involved in the “We refuse to cooperate!” campaign.



Monday, August 13 at 6:00 PM      Bonita Lawrence, Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario [Note Different Location]

Minwaashin Lodge, 424 Catherine St (2nd floor)
Ottawa, Unceded Algonquin Territory. Sponsored by Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO)

Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM    Aziz Choudry, Organize! Building from the Local for Global Justice

Friday, September 28 at 7:00 PM    Andrew NikiforukThe Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude

Organized by Octopus Books
613 233 2589 (Glebe)
613 688 0752 (Centertown)


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