Organizing For Justice workshops

The Organizing For Justice conference happens from Oct15-18 in Ottawa/Gatineau. It is focused on social, economic and environmental justice and healthy communities. This year’s theme is ‘Grassroots Responses to the Economic and Environmental Crisis’.

IPSMO will be tabling as part of the Book/Info-Fair on Saturday Oct 17 at 440 Albert St, as well as helping to put on two of the workshop panels that day:

12:30pm – ‘Queer Struggles in an Economic Crisis‘, with:

  • Nadijah Robinson from Agitate! Ottawa
  • Jeremy Dias from Jer’s Vision
  • Percy Lezard from 2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations
  • Gary Kinsman, Author and Activist

2:30pm – ‘Indigenous Peoples and the Law‘, with:

  • John Moore, a First Nations person from Serpent River First Nation currently living in Sudbury who has been fighting for justice for nearly 23 years against racism in the Canadian Court System
  • Romola Trebilcock from Circle of All Nations, who will be speaking on the legacy of Donald Marshall Jr both in terms of the criminal system and land rights issues
  • Beverly J. Pyke from the Akwesasne Peoples Fire, who will be speaking about the current community resistance to the border situation, as well as some history

Details about the conference can be found at or by contacting or 613-656-5498

The conference consists of five different events:

  • Thurs Oct 15, 6:30 pm – Keynote Panel Discussion, at the Ottawa Public Library main branch auditorium (120 Metcalfe St)
  • Fri Oct 16, 7:00pm-midnight – Music, Theatre, Spoken Word and Social Event, at the Atomic Rooster (303 Bank St)
  • Sat Oct 17, 10:00am-8:00pm – Full day of Workshops, Book/Info-fair, followed by Community Dinner at 6pm, at 440 Albert St (the Old Ottawa Technical High School)
  • Sat Oct 17, 7:00pm – Table Ronde (panel discussion in French), at le Dépanneur Sylvestre, 9 Fortier, Gatineau
  • Sun Oct 18, 10:30am-4:30pm – Ateliers [workshops in French], at UQO, Pavillon Lucien-Brault, 101 rue Saint Jean Bosco, Gatineau