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English Events

September 2015



Native Women in the Canadian prison industrial complex;

Job Posting from COCo;

Book Launch by the Immigrant Workers Centre;

Native Art.Culture evening at l'Escalier;

Friday's Vigil against the occupation of the Palestine;

Revolution Fest at Coop Katacombes;

Solidarity across borders Unity march against deportations;

Public conversation of University of the street cafe;

Citizens in action free public conference on climate change;

Book launch and show by Norman Nawrocki;

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native Women in the Canadian Prison Industrial Complex

Starts: Monday, September 28th 2015 at 6:30 pm

Ends: Monday, September 28th 2015 at 8:30 pm

Monday, September 28, 6:30pm-9pm

McGill University, Moot Court,

3660 Peel

Panel Discussion:

Native Women in the Canadian Prison Industrial Complex

With guest speakers: Sheri Pranteau, Alana Boileau, and Danielle Linnen

Although Native women make up just 4-5% of the Canadian population,

they now make up more than 35% of the population of women in

Canadian prisons, and the number is on the rise.

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) says that

poverty-related crimes are becoming life sentences for Native women.

Come discuss systemic racism in our legal system and the ways in which

it feeds the problem.

Danielle Linnen first started practicing international environmental

and Aboriginal law at the United Nations Environment Programme.

She later joined Dionne Schulze law firm to focus her practice on Canadian

Aboriginal law, mainly involving administrative, environmental and

constitutional law.

Danielle has also been involved in specific claims files before the Specific

Claims Tribunal and represents former residential school students from

several communities in Quebec. Alana Boileau is the justice and public

security coordinator for the Quebec Native Women's association.

As a Québécoise, Alana is interested in helping non Aboriginal people

in the province to unlearn some of the harmful stereotypes they believe

to be true about their own history.

Today, Alana's work focuses around the issue of missing and murdered

Indigenous women. She is currently coordinating a study to help grasp

the situation in Quebec, and is also collaborating with a group of Aboriginal

people working in Montreal as well as the Montreal police to create a missing

and murdered Indigenous women's protocol which will hopefully assist in

ensuring that no other Indigenous family in Quebec has to experience

the turmoil that too many have already gone through.

Sheri Pranteau is a 37 year old native woman, mother and partner who was

convicted of Manslaughter and Robbery-Use of a firearm in 1999.

She served 17 years in prison. She has been out on parole for the

past 5 years.

Before prison she lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She grew up in a family

coping with alcoholism, abuse, and violence. This event is part of the

Centre for Gender Advocacy's annual fall event series

Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action


book Launch

"Learning Activism:

he Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements"

by Aziz Choudry.

Venue :

Immigrant Workers Centre

4755 Van Horne Ave, Suite 110

(near Plamondon métro)

Sept. 30; 5-7 p.m.


Des copies du livre seront disponibles a un prix réduit.

Tous les bénéficies des ventes seront verses au Centre


Any money raised from the sale of the book will be contributed

to the Immigrant Workers Centre.


job posting by COCo

COCo Highlight, E-bulletin Posting, Front Page /by Parker Mah

COCo is looking for a Community Technology and Web Development

Intern under the Young Intern program, coordinated by Communautique


Who We Are:

The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) promotes social justice, active

citizenship, democracy, and just socio-economic development in Quebec by

supporting the growth of healthy organizations and strong communities.

COCo is a provincial, non-profit organization that works primarily with

English-speaking, bilingual, and ethno-cultural community organizations.

COCo works within a collaborative structure where all team members

are responsible for a variety of tasks.

Commun-IT is a project of COCo that focuses on the use of Information

and Communications Technology (ICT) by English-speaking community

groups in Quebec. We aim to guide, support, and empower community

groups to improve their technological capacity and autonomy in order to

better realize their missions.

The Opportunity:

COCo is hiring a Community Technology and Web Development Intern.

This is a 6 month position at 30 hours/week, starting October 2015 and

ending March 2016. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.


Salary: $19.91/hour, with the benefits of working in a flexible, creative,

non-traditional work environment.

Selection Criteria: The candidate must:

be between 15 and 30 years of age at the time of application have

taken or be currently taking courses at the post-secondary level be a

Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person having the status

of refugee in Canada and have the right to work in Canada; and not

receive EI benefits while participating in the internship not have already

participated in a past Young Intern program.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Working in a collaborative team environment, the Commun-IT

Community Technology and Web Development intern is tasked with:

Assisting in the coordination of Commun-IT contracts:

Conducting assessment meetings

Evaluating existing ICT situations with a critical eye to the needs

and realities of community groups

Updating the CRM database to ensure proper tracking

Assessing websites and performing technology audits to

make concrete recommendations

Developing, researching and assessing ICT services and tools

Aiding in the development of strategy documents in ICT planning

and strategy

Assisting in the development of an organizational ICT self-assessment tool;

Organize and aggregate existing Commun-IT ICT tools; identify knowledge


Update and augment the Commun-IT website

Test and report on comparative analyses of ICT platforms,

tools and software for community groups;

Providing training and coaching related to Information and

Communications Technology for COCo member groups.

Work with other Commun-IT staff to provide ICT services in web


Prepare mock-ups and storyboards;

Develop website architecture in WordPress;

Assist in the development, layout and editing of content

Design the layout as well as site structure and graphics/animation

Modify basic WordPress code or themes as needed

Install website analytics

Research & perform SEO optimization

Research & perform basic security hardening

Research, apply and/or integrate different cloud computing platforms in project,

contact, or file management

Aid in the development of an online impact tracking tool;


Qualifications required:

A high level of spoken & written English & French Demonstrated work

or volunteer experience in the community sector Demonstrated experience

with the one or more of the following areas of communications and technology:

E-strategy and Communications Planning Branding and Marketing in the

non-profit context Graphic Design for Web and Print Constituent

Relationship Management (CRM) Social Media and Website Management

Working with Mainstream and Alternative Media Interest in developing skills

in facilitation, popular education, creating accessible tools, and

workshop development; Knowledge of, and relationships with, the

English-speaking, bilingual, ethnocultural and francophone community

networks; Exemplary team-player who enjoys sharing tasks, working

collaboratively and building capacity within the team, while still being

able to work autonomously; Ability to work in a responsive, flexible and

creative work environment; Strong critical analysis abilities from a

social justice perspective;

Additional Assets

Work experience collaborating with other creative / communications /

tech professionals Experience developing and maintaining websites

using the WordPress CMS SEO skills Experience with Salesforce or

Nationbuilder platforms A good knowledge of other organizations and

initiatives in the not-for-profit tech sector;

To apply, please forward:

– Your CV (in the language of your choice)

– Your cover letter

– An example of a popular education tool (created by you) designed

to inform community groups of best practices / strategies for developin

an effective web presence (1 page max. in English)

– NB:

Candidates selected for an interview will also be asked for their web


As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment

of diverse communities, COCo recognizes that living under marginalization

and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and


People of color, people with disabilities, women, Two-Spirited, queer people,

trans* people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are

strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify in the application.

We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities

we serve.

Deadline for applications: please email your application to

by midnight, Sunday, October 4th 2015.

While we thank you for your applications, only candidates chosen

or an interview will be contacted.


native ART.CULTURE evening,

October 1st

Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!

Thursday October 1st starting at 22h00

At Café-bar l'Escalier;

552, Saint-Catherine East Street

This Thursday, October 1 we will count with a Country performance of

a Kathia Rock's in a duet formation.

Kathia Rock's musical universe is tinged with poetry.

It gets its inspiration from urbanity and life in community.

Her warm voice is accompanied by melodies coming from her ancestra

roots and contemporary music. Being born and raised on the Côte Nord,

all her work is founded and inspired by this identity as both Aboriginal

and Quebecer. Her cultural references and her creativity find their source

in this dual membership, this double identity to which she is deeply attached.

Some describe it as music of the soul.


But for Nicholas Santerre, Country music represents over all a great

opportunity, for whom the pleasure of playing comes first. Nick discovered

the country, the true, this of 40s, a time when the banjo accompanied

the singers on stage as well as the guitar.

He did not need more to give him a love of the "music of the people."


Both, in their own way, bring to life their musical passion. After several encounter

they decided to unite their voices and thus reviving the repertoire of the greatest

duets Country music.


Finally, like past evenings, we will dance on the music of D.J.

Señor Kiko. Resident Dj for the Native ART.CULTURE evenings at l'Escalier,

Señor Kiko is a Montreal based DJ from Mexico City.

He is representing Cumbia bass, tribal and moombathon sounds.


The Native ART.CULTURE evenings:

Sharing moments with the aboriginal community of Montreal

on every first Thursday of each month!

Poster included! Open to all!

Free admission!

Organised by: First Nations Circle of UQAM,

(Le Cercle des Premières Nations de l'UQAM) and The ART . CULTUR

committee from the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Strategy NETWORK


More information

Also in Facebook

Gustavo Zamora Jiménez

Coordonnateur Cercle des Premières Nations de l’UQAM UQAM,

bureau DS-3223 514. 987.3000 poste 6793.


Fridays Vigil


Weekly Vigil Noon to 1 PM

End the occcupation !

Join PAJU and support the heroic resistance of the Palestinian People.

Become part of the longest-running protest vigil in Canadian history,

every Friday in front of in front of Indigo Books

on the north-west corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College.


Friday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at noon.


Silent vigil in protest against the occupation.



corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College.


Invite your freinds. We hope to see you there.

The Vigil Committe.


revolution Fest III

Montreal Sisterhood 5th Anniversary

Organisé par Revolution Fest et COOP KATACOMBES

October 8 to - October du 12,2015 at 8 pm




1635 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal H2X2S9

L'heure est maintenant venue de vous présenter les groupes musicaux

qui performeront lors du Revolution Fest III.


Une présentation de Montreal Sisterhood et RASH-Montréal.

Jeudi 8 octobre /// Soirée Folk

Ol' Savannah / Folk / Montréal


Robert Fusil et les chiens fous / Folk / Montréal


Collectif Stompin' Trees / Folk / Montréal

Hard Up / Folk-Punk / Montréal



Friday, October 9, 20159

Soirée Punk/Oi!/Hardcore

La Société Elle A Mauvaise Haleine / Anarcho-Punk

Lille (France) Première fois en Amérique!


Subsistance / Punk-Hardcore / Montréal Show de reformation!


The Brass / Oi! / New York City (USA) Première fois à Montréal!


Drunken Dogs / Folk-Punk / Montréal et environs


Dissidence / Punk / Montréal Premier show à vie!


Saturday october 10///

Soirée Punk/Oi!/Hardcore


Kaos Urbano / Streetpunk-Oi! / Madrid (Espagne)

20 ans de carrière! Première fois au Canada!


J'aurais Voulu... / Punk-Rock / Strasbourg (France)

Première fois au Canada!


Action Sédition / Streetpunk-Oi! / Montréal


Half Truth / Hardcore / Montréal Premier show à vie!


solidarity across borders



Starting Point: Norman Bethune Square

(corner of Guy and De Maisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia)


The conditions of migrants and refugees worldwide have captured public

attention. In Europe, the USA, Mexico and elsewhere, we witness a

humanitarian disaster. In the Dominican Republic, people of Haitian

origin are attacked and threatened with deportation. In Canada,

non-status Haitians and Zimbabweans are also facing forced removal.


Stop deportations!

Welcome all migrants and refugees!

Status for All!

Join us in large numbers to show your support for this important

cause which is everyone's issue since we are all migrants,

whether from nearby or from far.


Organized together by:

* Le Comité d'action des personnes sans statuté-daction-des-personnes-sans-statut/631945366949579


* Le Comité d'actions contre la décision 168-13 de la République dominicaine


* Unissons-nous - Let's unite


* Solidarité sans frontières /

Solidarity Across Borders


tel: 438-933-7654


-> We are actively seeking endorsements and support for this march;

please send your group endorsement to


-> Please share this callout widely; invite your friends to attend on facebook;

posters and flyers ready for distribution very soon.

For background concerning the deportation of Haitians and Zimbabweans

from Canada:é-daction-des-personnes-sans-statut/631945366949579 -


For background about the situation facing Dominicans of Haitian origin

in the Dominican Republic:


public conversations of university of the street cafe

October 6

From AI to Animals: How do we define intelligence?

October 6, 2015, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

As humans, we have long understood and celebrated reason and consciousness

as exclusively our domain; defining other species as merely instinct-driven

machines. But are we truly alone as rational, thinking beings?

Recent advancements in AI, from robots to self-driving cars, bring us

closer to realizing the dream (or nightmare) of creating true artificial

intelligence. Beyond that, our recognition of animal intelligence and

communication abilities is also increasing; from elephants making art,

to great apes learning sign language. As we increase our knowledge and

interactions with animals and robots will our notion of intellect expand?

In this public conversation, we will reflect on our conceptions of intelligence

as they apply to humans, animals, and AI.

Are we restricted by our own subjectivity as a species, or can we take a

more global view?

How does our understanding of intelligence influence our interactions with,

and recognition of, other beings?



Linda Cochrane is a recent doctoral graduate in the field of cognitive science

with emphasis on philosophy of mind, consciousness, and artificial intelligence.

She also has degrees in mathematics, philosophy, and computer science.

Linda taught a course in the philosophy of artificial intelligence at

Concordia University and is currently developing a text book on the same




Jamie Robinson is returning for her third season as a moderator with University

of the Streets Café. When she’s not dreaming up new and exciting

conversation topics, Jamie can be found bee keeping, volunteering

for her local CSA basket or working on the board of the Mercy Project.

This fall, Jamie will begin graduate studies in Concordia's INDI program.



Mariposa… le Café

5434 Côte-Saint-Luc Rd.



Linda Cochrane



Susan Edey


University of the Streets Café

Contact 514-848-2424 ext. 4893.


October 15

True Wealth: Can working less help us find it?


October 28

More Than Willpower:

What supports do we need to lead an active life?


November 4 Participatory Mapping:

How can maps empower our communities and affect change?


November 19

Living Language in Montreal: What's your experience?

November 24

The Best of Intentions:

Are we mistaking charity for social justice?


November 30

Partnering for Change:

How can community-university partnerships succeed?


citizens in action free public conference


Citizens in Action, a non-profit, non-partisan, progressive group of concerned citizens,

dedicated to political, social & economic justice is honoured to present:

A Free Public Conference Absent from the Current Federal Election i

the most important issue of the Century,

Climate Change :

by guest speaker Professor, scientist, writer & broadcaster

Dr. Normand Mousseau

Dr. Mousseau is professor of Physics at Université de Montréal.

He is a specialist in complex materials, energy and natural resources.

He has published several books on these topics, including:

"La Révolution de gaz de schiste," and

"Le Défi des ressources minières."


He served as co-chair on Québec's Commission on Energy.

Among his numerous public appearances, he participated in a panel

of Al Gore's Climate Change Reality Project, last July, in Toronto.

Since 2011, he has been hosting the popular weekly science radio show:

"La Grande Équation."


Dr. Mousseau will speak about the challenges we face in stemming the harmful

effects of Climate Change and the solutions proposed by Sustainable Canada

Dialogue, a group of academics from across the country, who show us that

action on this issue could enrich and transform our society. He will also review

the position of the various parties on this question and discuss how they

can rise up to the challenges.


To be followed by a discussion period.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015.


Concordia University, School of Community & Public Affairs,

2149 Mckay St

(between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve Blvd.)

Time: 7.00 p.m. sharp

N. B. We usually meet second Tuesday of each month, to tackle

a different political issue, at Concordia University, same time, same place.


For further information, please call the founder & coordinator of the group

Nadia Alexan, at

tel. (514) 846-0644,

or e-mail:

(sponsored by the Concordia's Student Association)


Facebook event:

Citizens in Action An Alternative Globalization Organization

"Another World is Possible" Together we can make a difference


book launch + show /

lancement du livre + spectacle

Tues Oct 13, early show /

7pm, $5

Casa del Popolo,

4873 boul St-Laurent


Montreal's celebrated veteran rebel wordsmith / violinist / badmouth,

Norman Nawrocki, launches his 13th book, AGITATE! Anarchist rants, raps,

poems with a sampled /

looped violin performance /

reading and special guests,


Tues, Oct 13th,

Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul St-Laurent, 7pm. Early show. $5.

AGITATE! (Les Pages Noires, 2015) contains his newest subversive tall

tales, rap songs, poetics, fiction, rhymes and rants about war resistance,

sexism, Louis Riel, police violence, terrorist babies, homophobia, refugees,

and more.

Essential reading for 21st century rebels. Also contains a dozen brilliant

works of art by a local illustrator, Mathieu Chartrand.


Nawrocki, "A Montreal legend," says The Montreal Gazette, is a longtime

memeber of the city's underground literary, music and theatre scene.

He's the author of 12 books of poetry, short stories and a novel.

An accomplished violinist and prolific composer, he has released over

50 albums solo and with his bands. His last album was Cazzarola!

– the musical soundtrack for his novel of the same name.

His last book was No Masters! No Gods! Dare to dream.

ISBN 978-2-9805763-7-9; 80 pages; illustrated; 8.5” x 5.5”;

special show price: $10


AGITATE! Anarchist rants, raps, poems :

La 13ième livre du "légendaire anarcho-rocker" (VOIR, Mtl) Norman Nawrocki

sur la pensée subversive et la créativité. Bobards, fiction, rêves, comptines

et coups de gueule pour les rebelles du 21e siècle.

Merveilleusement illustrée par Mathieu Chartrand (L'ATTAQUE!).

Norman lira et arrachera son loop de violon échantillonné.


"Une vie pour trouver la politique et la poésie dans la rue et de

les prendre là-bas sous forme revitalisée".

– Vancouver Province

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