Community Media Workshop: Research Skills

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 13:00 to 15:00

Want to follow that paper trail or find out the inside history of that corporation, but just can't track down the documents? Come to a research workshop with journalist Tim Groves to learn how to find the info you want online! This workshop will cover advanced search tools as well as databases and resources that contain documents that are hard to find in other places. Journalists and aspiring media-makers of all levels of experience are invited to attend!

Community Media Workshop: How to Do an Interview

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 13:00 to 15:00

Want to build your skills in community media creation? Then this is the workshop for you! Come learn about how to conduct an interview--how to approach subjects, ask good questions, work with the material you get, and more! Scott Neigh of Talking Radical Radio will share knowledge from his years of making podcasts featuring interviews about important community issues.

An Evening for This Changes Everything - Support Indigenous Rights - Fight Line 9

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 13:30

Before the Friday 7pm showing of the This Changes Everything documentary at Princess Cinemas, hear Chippewas of the Thames band councilor and educator Myeengun Henry speak about resource developments and the line 9 pipeline, and Indigenous rights. 5:30pm at Waterloo Town Square.

from press release: Join Chippewas of the Thames Band Councillor, and respected Elder Myeengun Henry for the opening of Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein's film "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" on October 9 at 5:30 PM at Waterloo Town Square. After a short rally we will march to Princess Cinemas where Myeengun will say a few words and introduce the 7:00 PM showing.

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Black Lives Matter - KW Protest

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 11:00

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
4:00pm @ Kitchener City Hall

Callout from UW Students for Palestinian Rights and the Association of Black Students at WLU..
What happens to police officers who shoot unarmed black men? NOTHING.
On Thursday stand with us and let everyone know that nothing is unacceptable! We will not stand as an injustice is committed and we will not rest until justice is served!

Stand with us because BLACK LIVES MATTER!

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GRMC Indy Media School 2014 (day 2)

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 05:00 to 11:00

When: Sunday, December 7 2014
10 am to approximately 4 pm (may be earlier)

Where: Critical Media Lab - 44 Gaukel St, Kitchener ON (Everest College Building - across from bus station)

GRMC Indy Media School 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 05:00

When: Saturday., November 22 and Sunday, December 7 2014
10 am to approximately 5 pm (may be earlier)

Where: Critical Media Lab - 44 Gaukel St, Kitchener ON

KW Halloween Critical Mass

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:00 to 15:30

We just got this call out from the KW Critical Mass Committee... :)

Howdy living humyns,

How bout a halloween critical mass?

a *WHAT?* a big old chunk of peeps on bikes riding from waterloo to
kitchener on halloween! Resisting car culture and honouring our dead
friends/ celebrating halloween (and/or whatever else you need to

*WHEN? *This friday, the 31 of october at 6pm

*WHERE?* Meet at the Waterloo Park band shell, which is at the west end of
waterloo of westmount. You can also get there from the iron horse
trail which runs through the park. When you get to the petting zoo, cross
the parking lot and ride down the path that goes between the sports field
and creek, crossing the bridge over the creek and turn right..follow the
path until you get to a group of humans with bicycles at the band shell.

*WHO? *Us!! and our bikes. Please feel free to bring friends.

*HOW? *Just bring yourself, your bicycle and bike lights (if you have extra
ones, please bring them too). If you feel up to it, please bring a costume
and animal noises too! Its halloween after all, ya'll! Oh, and water!
stayyy hydrated:)

We will most likely be riding from the park down to king street until we
get to victoria park, in kitchener. If you want to join us at any point,
feel free to.

We should be done at the latest by 7:30pm, so you can get to your
respective halloween activities.

Toxic Tour: On the Front Line - Aamjiwnaang

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 06:00 to 15:00

Toxic Tour
May 10th, 2014
Starting at 12:00pm
1942 Virgil Ave.

Come out to Aamjiwnaang's Toxic Tour 2014, an informational walk through a front line community called Aamjiwnaang and the monster that is Chemical Valley, 62 industry plants in the 25km radius of Aamjiwnaang which makes up 40% of Canada's chemical industry. On this tour, we will walk through Aamjiwnaang and beside one of the Great Lakes, through chemical valley and back along Talfourd Creek through Aamjiwnaang again. When we gather, we will start and along the way give prayers to the 4 directions, which we do as long as we are learning and experiencing. The walk will be followed by a meal and some time for discussion. We hope to see people of turtle island joining together for this day of action.

Aamjiwnaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines

Vigil in Memory of Loretta Saunders and to remember all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 15:00

Vigil in Memory of Loretta Saunders and all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Where: Waterloo Town Square
When: Thursday March 27th 2014, 7:30pm

Loretta Saunders was an Inuit scholar from Newfoundland and Labrador who was studying to become a lawyer in Halifax. She was studying a very important topic which concerns all of us Indigenous women, and that is around safety and Sisters in Spirit. Loretta’s passing signifies the importance to act, and “speak even if your voice shakes.”

Mi'kmaq Warrior Speaking Tour, Kitchener Stop (KW/Guelph)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 13:30 to 16:00

Mi'kmaq Warrior Speaking Tour, Kitchener Stop (KW/Guelph)

Local coalition rallies to demand Grand River Conservation Authority Board take action against Enbridge Line 9 tar sands pipeline project

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 04:30

Press Release - September 27, 2013 Contact: Adam Lewis - Phone: 226-476-1038

WHAT: Rally and delegation to GRCA opposing Enbridge's Line 9 reversal
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 8:30 a.m
WHERE: Grand River Conservation Authority Head Office, 400 Clyde Rd., Cambridge

Cambridge, ON (Sept. 27, 2013) -- This morning, the Waterloo Region Coalition Against Line 9 is rallying at the GRCA head office during the Board of Directors meeting, joined by community members from throughout the Grand River watershed. The Coalition will present their declaration against Enbridge’s plans to pump tar sands bitumen through the Waterloo Region and Grand River watershed via the Line 9 pipeline. The declaration is now signed by over 25 local community, environmental, and public interest organizations, small businesses, and over 550 individuals, but is not yet supported by the GRCA.

“Transporting diluted bitumen through the Region threatens our drinking water and ecosystems,” says Coalition spokesperson Adam Lewis. “The GRCA is responsible for protecting our watershed, and must step up to the plate to fulfill its mandate and keep tar sands bitumen out of our region. We can’t afford a disaster like the spill in Michigan in 2010.”

The 2010 rupture of Enbridge pipeline Line 6B spilled more than 3 million litres of diluted tar sands bitumen into the Kalamazoo river and is the largest inland oil spill in American history, with cleanup costs of over $1 billion USD. Lewis continues, “Enbridge is still cleaning up this mess that made many people sick and killed many animals and plants. Line 9’s design is just as old and flawed as Line 6B. The question isn’t whether or not Line 9 will spill, but when.”

Kitchener Event: Court Support and Raise the Rates Rally!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 08:00 to 12:00

From the PMUS (Poverty Makes Us Sick) Blog: "Restore the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit, Protect the Freedom to Protest!"

Click further for full details or visit the PMUS blog.

Tuesday September 17, 2013, Speakers Corner (Kitchener DT) - 12:00 Noon.

@kwpmus, #savecsumb, #raisetherates

Film Screening: The Suffering Grasses

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 15:00

THE SUFFERING GRASSES: when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffersHagey Hall 1104 Come see and hear more about the conflict in Syria through Students for Peace in Syria's screening of this award-winning documentary. Middle Eastern snacks provided."Almost two years later, with thousands dead and counting, the ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm of political tensions in the Middle East and an unsavory reflection of the world at large.

Our Scars- Touring Self Harm Awareness Project

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00

Presented by WPIRG, venue is Environment 3- 1408, University of Waterloo OurScars is a touring advocacy project attempting to change society’s understanding of self harm and to promote community based healing.The workshop is free, dinner and bus tickets will be provided.Goals:Hold Care Providers Accountable and Change Policy – Institutionalized care for those who self harm is one of the largest barriers to healing.

Film Screening: The People of the Kattawapiskak River

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00

Free documentary film screening presented by WPIRG ( About the Film: On October 28,2011, Theresa Spence, chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation, declared a state of emergency in her community in northern Ontario. The housing conditions on the reserve made international headlines and revealed the often hidden realities of extreme poverty in one of the world`s wealthiest countries. A media storm erupted in Canada as the plight of the isolated First Nation captivated the country.

KW Solidarity Action With #SwampLine9!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 08:30

Kitchener-Waterloo community members, their families, friend, and far-flung guests are all invited to come out and show solidarity with the #Swamp Line 9 occupation happening just south of us in Westover ON!

We are meeting @ Kitchener City Hall tomorrow at 12:30pm, where we'll be handing out flyers, talking to the public about the occupation and Enbridge's plans for Line 9, as well as unveiling banners in solidarity with the action. Please join us if you can!

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Cinema Politica Screening: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 14:00

MC 4040 (Math & Computing Building, University of Waterloo) Breast cancer has become the poster child of cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless people walk, run and shop for the cure. Directed by Léa Pool and produced by Ravida Din, Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary from the National Film Board of Canada that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has become obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Pink Ribbons, Inc. also takes us back to the questionable origins of the ubiquitous ribbon.

Creative Action Design

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 13:30

Want to create actions that create a buzz among your members and get your opponent’s and the media’s attention? Learn the basics of design, planning, timing and implementing great actions. About the facilitator: Jessica Bell is the co-founder and director of the Tools for Change training program, a lecturer in advocacy and government relations at Ryerson University, and a steering committee member of TTCriders. Snacks and bus tickets will be provided.

Turkey in Revolt: Q & A with Turkish Students

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 09:00

What began on May 28 as a protest to protect one of Istanbul's last major parks from being turned into a shopping mall, has now become a major revolt against government oppression and for freedom across Turkey. Join two Turkish students who will be speaking live via video to find out what is behind the revolt and what is happening now. Omur Kurt is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She is an active member of Assistant Solidarity, a group working to improve conditions for research assistants in Turkey. Özgür Balkılıç is a Ph.D.


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