A different Canada… begins with respect, relationships and openness to change.
Join us Friday evening, October 19th and all day Saturday, October 20th to learn more about Indigenous peoples’ perspectives on education and how to build respectful, positive and lasting partnerships.
Covenant Chain Link III will include movie screenings on Friday evening, guest speakers, panel discussions, workshops, spoken word performances, displays, resources, networking opportunities and more!
Guest speakers include:
Simona Arnatsiaq, Inuit rights activist and residential school survivor
Albert Dumont, Algonquin elder, poet and storyteller
Francine Lemay, translator, sister of Marcel Lemay, who was killed during the 1990 Oka crisis
Lois McCallum, Métis Senator and rights advocate
Susanna Singoorie, Inuit elder
Joel Westheimer, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
Where: Bronson Centre, Mac Hall, 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
When: On October 19th (registration at 6:15 pm) & October 20th (registration at 8:30 am)
This event is co-sponsored by: KAIROS Canada, Legacy of Hope, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Presbyterian Church in Canada, Project of Heart, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, United Church of Canada
This year, OPIRG Carleton and OPIRG-Ottawa/GRIPO-Ottawa have teamed up to organize a conference focusing on Global Apartheid: the system of global inequality that dictates access to wealth, power and basic human rights based on race and place*. Apartheid, an institutionalized system of racial subjugation which means ‘separateness’ in Afrikaans, did not end when South African apartheid formally ended in 1994, but continues to manifest itself today in many local and global contexts: Indigenous struggles for justice from Turtle Island to Palestine; Canada’s system of unfree migrant labour; struggles against colonial borders and racist citizenship regimes around the world; and racialized economic apartheid, to name but a few examples.
>> FRIDAY JANUARY 22
Opening Plenary :: Race, Space, and (In)Justice
Global Apartheid from South Africa to Turtle Island
A panel discussion with Shawn Brant, Rozena Maart, Chris Ramsaroop, and Jaggi Singh 7:00pm :: Carleton University, Azrieli Theatre 102
>> SATURDAY JANUARY 23
Building Movements to End Apartheid :: Workshops & Panels
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Morisset Hall, 65 Universite Pvt, University of Ottawa
*Advance registration required – PWYC, $5-10 suggested (includes breakfast, lunch, and conference materials)
>> Click here to register
>> Click here for schedule
… schedule includes ‘Indigenous Solidarity For Settlers’ at 2:00pm presented by IPSMO
Artists Against Apartheid :: No One Is Illegal-Ottawa Fundraiser
9:00pm, East African Restaurant, 376 Rideau Street
PWYC // suggested $5 at the door – all proceeds to No One Is Illegal-Ottawa
Featuring the Ottawa debut of Palestinian spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadah performing poems from her critically acclaimed CD “Hadeel” www.rafeefziadah.ca
PLUS * Ian Keteku (Ottawa) * Free Will (Ottawa) * Faye Estrella (Ottawa) * Readnex Poetry Squad (New York) * Beats by DJ yalla!yalla! and DJ Mikkipedia