Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rad Events This Week!

One Night Stand
Tuesday, April 15th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
VAV gallery 1395 Rene Leveque Blvd West
Concordia's Ceramics Students will be exhibiting their work in the VAV Gallery, open April 7th-18th
Spending just one night in the kiln, heat transforms the soft and malleable clay into a hard ceramic object.
Various artists showcase

Board Games Night
Tuesday, April 15th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Le Milieu games night! The host will bring games and explain it to everyone who wants to participate! There is a great variety and people alone can join the group! We'll make some tables and teams ; a good way to meet knew people and try new games in a wonderful place!
Full Moon total eclipse of the Empire
Tuesday, April 15th, 9:30pm - 3:00am
Kiss Lounge
6246 St-Laurent
There is a copper full moon coming April 15, one of two total lunar eclipses this year. Along with the lunar eclipse, we can gather together in a charming, fun club (St Laurent and Van Horne after the bridge) and let our cool vibe also eclipse any imposed reality we are currently being oppressed by or uninspired by. Art activities, electronic dj's, rock bands, the Space Unicorns Go Go dancers and live Kung Fu along with scents of revolution will be in the air. The first discussions regarding a new globally conscious political party called 'the star party' will also commence at this full moon party. Come meet like minded people who embrace culture, freedom and the idea that the individual shall dream their own reality.
DJS. Live music
Visual Artist:
SixFish gonna bring magic into your eyes whit his 3D Blacklight exposition and a handmade t-shirt to win.
He's gonna do a poi and a danse performance too https://www.facebook.com/sixafish
YOU will have the chance to draw or to write what you want and share it to the world!

Spring Fling!
Wednesdayat 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fripe Fabrique Boutique & Atelier D.I.Y. 388 Saint Zotique Est
Un 5 à 7 pour vous présenter la nouvelle collection de printemps et pour célébrer l'arrivée du temps chaud très attendu!
Laissons-nous vous tentez avec une bonne sangria, un projet DIY, un concours et les délicieux bonbons d'une nouvelle entreprise montréalaise: SQUISH!
Pour plus de details: http://fripefabrique.com/spring-fling-2014/

Soap making workshop
Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Coop la Maison verte, 5785 rue Sherbrooke ouest
We'll make soap together, and you'll take back home your very own soap :)
Contribution: 15$ - 20$

Self-determination(s) against State Repression
-- Anti-Capitalist Discussion Series --
Wednesdays: March 19, April 2, April 16 at UQAM
As part of the month against police repression and brutality, just before the March 21st march against colonialism, racism and the Charter, and in the lead-up to May Day, the CLAC Popular Education Committee presents a series of panels on self-determination in the context of three current struggles: anti-capitalist & anti-racist opposition to the Charter, indigenous resistance to tar-sands pipelines (Line 9/Energy East), and sex workers against unsafe and exploitive working conditions.
Please contact us if you would like to have an info-table during the discussion series: educationpopulaire@clac-montreal.net.
This anticapitalist teach-in is the fourth in a series organized by the CLAC Popular Education Committee. If you would like to get involved in the Popular Education Committee of the CLAC, please contact us!

Self Watering Container
Thursday, April 17th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
We will build together a self watering container!
Contribution: 10$

Resistance to the Third Reich Reading Group 
Thursday, April 17th, 7:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
Resistance to the Third Reich - Eternal War on the Hitler Youth and The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Reading Group)
For this event, we will read two short zines: Eternal War on the Hitler Youth and The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The first is account of the activities of the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely-organized group of youth that subverted, attacked, and otherwise challenged the Hitler Youth and the authoritarian values and practices they represented. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising contains two texts. The first, eponymous, describes the revolt that the Jewish inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto carried out against the Nazis in the spring and summer of 1943. The second, "Little Wanda with the Braids", is an account of the life and activities of Niuta Teitelboim, one of the women couriers of the Warsaw Ghetto underground.
Copies of the readings will be available at La Belle Époque two weeks prior to the event.

Friday, April 18at 10:00pm - 3:00am
To be announced
It's my great pleasure to invite you to an evening of pleasure and fun times in my awesome dungeon! This edition is TIE ME UP, STRAP ME DOWN, whatever that means to you!
NOTE: This event is for women identified and trans folks only!
So we can start the evening well, join me for a cupcake social at 10. Doors will lock PROMPTLY at 12 so we can play in privacy.
All you need are your toys, $20 and a pleasant attitude.
IMPORTANT: the address will be given only to the people who confirm their attendance, regardless if you've come to an event at the space. This assures a safe space for everyone to play and fuck.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: The space has one step to get into the building and one low step to get into the Atelier. The bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. Please be mindful of scents as well as pronouns in the way you address people. All equipment is fat friendly

April Geek OUT! 
Saturday, April 19th, 2:00pm
Burritoville, 2055 Bishop Street
Geek OUT!s are a fun, free celebration of the things that make us geeks. For an afternoon, you get to play board games, hear presentations of local projects, do arts and crafts, eat snacks and laugh in the company of other geeks.
The next Geek OUT! is happening on Saturday, April 19th at Burritoville, 2055-B Bishop Street, Montreal (between Sherbrooke and De Maisonneuve) and will go from 2:00 pm onwards. then at 8:00 PM we'll all head down to Brutopia for a few drinks and some more board games!
***Arts & Crafts! button-making, fridge-magnet-making, felting, collaging, knitting, crochet
***Board games galore! Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Clue, Hero Quest, Last Night on Earth, Illuminati, Battleship, Zombies, RISK, etc, etc. Join in on an already begun game, bring your own, watch and learn, make friends!
Brought to you by the Geek Montreal love brigade. http://www.geekmontreal.com/

Manif pour Le jour de la Terre
Sunday, April 20th, 2:00pm
Place des Arts, 175 rue Ste-Catherine O
122 neoliberals have just been elected into the Quebec parliament https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y3yZcIFlJk
Let us not be guilty of their crimes: Let us assure that we will not compromise.
- We reject the concept of sustainable development, the idea that we can extract resources rampantly without destroying the environment.
- We refuse to be complicit in the production of oil from tar sands, we do not want pipelines.
-We refuse to destroy the lowlands of the St. Lawrence, we do not want shale gas.
- We reject any oil exploitation on Gaspésie, Anticosti or annywhere on the land borrowed from our children.
- We refuse oil extraction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
- We do not want our world to be continuously based on the automobile.
- We refuse to pay for roads, power lines or to offer preferential electricity rates for forestry, mining, etc... We do not want that public schools are vulgar factories workers.
- We know that the climate crisis is the result of capitalism, we do not accept to break the hope of a healthy future to create jobs only for money.

It is important and necessary that we continue. Get connected and gather all together again. Defend our children and their children from greedy shareholders

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Urban Homestead Montreal 2014

Professional Service for 2014
After 3 years of offering a homesteading educational volunteer exchange centrally in the city of Montreal, we are now expanding our repertoire in order to help more folks in the community get started on building the organic garden of their dreams! We have lots of accessible projects, services, products and workshops in order to help you get started. Either you can learn and do the projects yourself, or for more busy folks, we can build your garden for you!
Check out our details and rates below.

For backyards, balconys and other spaces
How can you transform your space using methods great for urban environments, such as vertical planting, self-watering systems and non-toxic supplies.  Learn about what is possible in your space, work together to make sketches of an effective first garden and get tips on lots of cheap ways to make useful and inspiring sustainable projects in your home.
$20 hourly

ü  Raised beds (wooden – reclaimed wood or sustainably harvested wood)
ü  Upside-down tomato Planters
ü  Self-Watering Planters
ü  Mixing or procuring organic soil
ü  Seedling sourcing
ü  Preparation to deal with pests and disease
$20 hourly

  • Red Wriggler Vermi-composting worms $20 a container
  • Self-Watering Containers $15
  • Recycled Pots and Plants $1-$10
  • Fresh Herbs $1-$5
 Vermicomposting and Composting in the City
April 12th, 10am, Public Library– Peterborough, ON
Mini Living Plant Necklaces
 Le Milieu, 1251 Rue Robin

More To Be Announced
See past workshops here.
Follow us on facebook.

More info about the past Urban Homestead Exchange program.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Rad Events This Week!


April 7th to April 27th, Opening Monday April 7th from 5hPM to…
Cheval Blanc, 809 Ontario E.
Le CHEVAL BLANC is happy to invite you to the sublime exhibition EXPO 106U presenting the artwork of 8 visual artists visuels: Eric Braün, Ectoplasm, Xavier Landry, Yves Milet-Desfougères, René Donais, Daniel Erban, Claude Bolduc and Nancy Ogilvie. The exhibition will take place at Cheval Blanc, located at 809 Ontario E. from April 7th to April 27th 2014, and the opening will be held on Monday April 7th from 5hPM to… Opening hours are every day from 3hPM to 3hAM.
Contact: Eric Braün (514)728-9349
Partner of : ratsdeville - the visual arts' diversity webzine

LAST Art in the Atrium Crafternoon!
Tuesday, April 7th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Concordia Greenhouse - 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Join our creative host Kirya for the last event of an amazing early spring creative community gathering! Music, vegan goodies, and maybe even a little wine will help us celebrate a wonderful few months of CRAFTERNOONS!
Wood-burning, hair wraps, and other craftables will be on hand, so feel free to bring a project of your own or jump in on something new! Knitting, sewing, sketching, paper crafts - whatever!
FREE! although no one says no to donations...

Tuesday, April 8th, 8:00pm - 1:00am
Kafein, 1429A Bishop St.
Come out and enjoy the talented work of local writers and poets in our cozy bar. Chill environment, variety of skill levels, drinks, music and hella good times. Bring your pals!
POETRY NIGHTS OF THE FUTURE? April 22, May 6, May 20
Forward a sample of your work to events@kafein.ca
► Drinks ► Poetry ► Music ►

EXPOSITION COLLECTIVE : A Group Show on the theme of L’Eau 
Wednesday April 9th, - April 20, 12:00pm · Ends at 3:00pm
Ame-Art: collectif des Artistes de la galerie Mile-End, 5345, avenue du Parc
Water is not only the source of life, but the element in which all beings in the world are reflected. The artist himself is a river, the muddy waters, becomes again every moment of Creation. Water is unlimited.
Yves Vaillancourt
The Gallery is open (free entry) from Wednesday April 9th -Sunday 20th
Opening hrs: Wed-Fri 12 -6 pm
Sat-Sun 12-5 pm

Finance 101 Workshop
Wednesday, April 9th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Concordia Greenhouse - 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Co-sponsored by Qpirg Concordia and the Concordia Greenhouse project.
Finance coordinators from QPIRG Concordia and Concordia Greenhouse Project team up for a dynamic and titillating 2 part Finance 101 series!
Part 2: Financial Decision Making
In this workshop we will explain what you need to make financial decisions, where to find this information in financial documents and how to compile this information into reports to be reviewed by the board of directors and finance committees
cost: Free
rsvp: concordiagreenhousefinances@gmail.com or noah@qpirgconcordia.org

Knitting Café
Wednesday - Thursday, April 9-10, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu , 1251 rue Robin
Join us every Wednesday to make pretty yarn things while meeting new people and chatting around a nice latte or tea!
Share your skills!
Yarn, needles and crochets available on site.
Pay what you can. Mostly french.

Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Coop la Maison verte, 5785 rue Sherbrooke ouest
During this workshop, we'll build together a vermicomposter.
Vermicompost (or vermicompost) is practiced inside. The decomposition of organic matter is accelerated by the presence of red worms . It is therefore suitable for city life because it does not require a backyard and it is odorless!
Contribution: $ 10

The Kinky Identity Spectrum
Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00pm
Cafe Matina, 272 Bernard Ouest
A roundtable discussion of the Unholy Army of the Night
In our public or private lives, depending on our social networks, we are manifold creatures. Always the same person and yet alternately disclosing one or some of our multiple sides. Our kinky interactions, scenes and relationships too are at the junction of our many identity axes (sex, gender, role, etc.), and these identities are sometimes alternating and moving, and often reshaping. The objective of this roundtable is to explore our complex identities and discuss how they express themselves in a bdsm context, but also to identify and name them – or to express in words how they can’t be defined, we’ll see… One useful outcome of the discussion might also be to help us better describe who we, the Unholy Army of the Night, are.

Spring into Gear!
Thursday, April 10th, 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Concordia University, 1455 boul de Maisonneuve O
Fair: 12 - 5pm on the Hall Building Terrace
(on the 7th floor in case of rain)
With... Right to Move, Santropol Roulant, The Otesha Project, Coalition Velo de Montreal, Les Derailleuses, Vélo Quebec and more!
1:30-2:30pm Montreal Biking 101: A guide to community bike shops, safety, and bike routes 

3:00-4:00pm Adjusting Brakes and Gears
Food by the People's Potato from 12:30 - 2:00pm
Music by CJLO
Open house, advice, and repair with bike co-op Right to Move
Bike-powered blender for making smoothies
Arts and crafts

Panel: 4:30 - 5:30pm on the 7th floor in front of the CSU office
Sustainable Transportation in Montreal: Where are we now and how do we move towards a better system?
Ahmed El-Geneidy from the Urban Planning Department of McGill
Pierre-Luc Auclair from Montreal Bike Coalition
Kelly Pennington, bike messenger and member of Montreal biking community

Hot Topics in Urban Agriculture: April Workshops!
Thursday, April 10th - Friday, April 11, 5-7pm each day
Concordia Greenhouse, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
We are pleased to offer an informative and interactive Do-It-Yourself workshop series, exploring various hot topics in the urban agriculture scene. Empower yourself with easy and affordable projects for houses and appartments.
Check out what`s happening this month below! All the workshops will be free to attend, but materials costs will be listed when necessary.
Soil 101: Getting your garden ready for planting
Thursday, April 10th, 5-7pm
Atrium Lounge

The Greenhouse Collective is pleased to offer an evening devoted to the dirt on soil. We will introduce the preliminary concepts of soil structure, management and preparation methods along with lots of tips and tricks to get your garden off to a great start.
Hosted by Lee Mundy - Greenhouse Farm Coordinator
Window Farming 101
Friday, April 11th, 5-7pm
Atrium Lounge
Have you ever wanted to build your own window farm? Don`t know what that is? Google it and come to our amazing hands on workshop! Grow your own in any space! All materials provided! $10-$20 Pay-what-you-can.
Hosted by Liza Charbel - Jardins sans frontières / Gardens without borders

How to Easily Cut Glass Bottles
Thursday, April 10th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
We will show how to cut glass bottles and turn them into self watering vases and other containers. Bring empty wine bottles if you have them, and remove the label by soaking them overnight in water.
Contribution: $ 10

Thursday, April 10th 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mouseprint Gallery, 1515 St Catherine St W, EV 9 416
Come and see, read, and touch The Butt Show!!
Embroidery, drawing and painting, ceramics and bookworks all explore different angles.
Open April 8 - 11, 2014.

Exchange-Based Economies 
Thursday, April 1th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Exchange-Based Economies: What is holding us back?
If each of us were to take an inventory of our skills and the items we have in our house, it is quite probable that we would be able to think of at least one thing that we could offer to trade with our neighbours. Yet, on the whole, very few of us do engage in these types of exchanges, opting instead to purchase our goods and services with money. At this public conversation, we intend to talk about why that is. Is it a shortage of time to engage in these less conventional transactions? A lack of interest in or awareness of the opportunities for trading that already exist? Or is it the human element – an absence of the community bonds required to facilitate these alternative economies? Some initiatives, like L'Accorderie, The SWAP Team and PlantCatching, have gained popularity in recent years. What motivates those who participate in exchange-based transactions to do so? What benefits do they see? Is this a practice that we think should be more widespread? If yes, what steps and supports are needed?

Centre for Gender Advocacy End of Year Celebration!
Thursday, April 10th, 7:00pm
1500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 404
It's been an incredible year at the Centre for Gender Advocacy!
In November our efforts to campaign for support services for survivors of sexual assault resulted in the creation of Concordia's Sexual Assault Resource Centre!
More people than ever came out for our marches for Missing & Murdered Native Women and Take Back the Night!
We had a number of incredible event series including our back-to-school series, Another Word for Gender, and Thick Skin, a series on gender and racialization.
Our volunteers are what make these and so many more events and services possible. We're grateful that Concordia undergrads showed their support for our work by voting yes to an 8¢ per credit increase to our fee levy!
Please join us to celebrate everything that has been accomplished thanks to our amazing volunteers!
Snacks and beverages provided.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Punk Movie Matinee: Class of 1984
Sunday, April 13, 3:30pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
A fun sunday screening of this over-the-top ultra-violent post-apocalyptic high school gang war punk rock blockbuster Class of 1984. We Are The Future! Dress your punkest and bring your chains! (in English)

LIES Reading Group 
Sunday, April 13, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
To be discussed is the text: Against Innocence: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Safety by Jackie Wang. The entire article can be found in the LIES journal at http://libcom.org/library/lies-journal-marxist-feminism as well as copies will be available at the space at the beginning of April. Wang's article focuses on the politics of difference, analyzing the cases of Trayvon Martin, The Jena 6, Isaiah Simmons, and CeCe McDonald and connecting them to white liberalism's racists notions of who is innocent enough to deserve life. Come to discuss even if you don't find the time to read the whole article!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Rad Events This Week!

Natural Soap Making
Monday, March 31st, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Learn how to make your own natural soaps at home!
10$, materials included.

Monday, March 31st, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CSU Lounge, 7th Floor Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the final screening of our regular Winter 2014 program! Come out for the Quebec premiere of this heart-pounding, behind-the-scenes doc that follows a defiant theater troupe in Belarus as their underground performances challenge antiquated mores, stereotypes, and censorship in the last European dictatorship. The event is presented in collaboration with the Teesri Duniya Theatre.
Behind the scenes with the acclaimed troupe of subversive performers who, in a country choked by censorship, defy Europe's remaining dictatorship.

Fossil Fools Day: Concordia & McGill Gathering Against Big Oil
Tuesday, April 1st, 3:00pm
Concordia University - Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve W.
On April 1st, FOSSIL FOOLS DAY, grassroots organizers will be coordinating actions across the country. More info: www.wearepowershift.ca/fossil_fools
Divest Concordia, Divest McGill and friends are planning a collaborative action to denounce the folly of institutional investments in fossil fuels and related industries! We plan to show our schools and our city that the fossil fuel industry's plans for rapid expansion are so at odds with a safe and livable planet.
3:00 at Concordia (on the Hall Building's 2nd floor Mezzanine) for speeches, music, alliance-building, & FREE FOOD!
4:30 at McGill (at the y-intersection in front of the Arts building) for a fun rally with collective speeches, and a mock OIL-SPILL DIE-IN as the grand finale!
Silly costumes are encouraged!

Le Milieu's choir!!!
Tuesday, April 1st 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Come sing! It's so much fun and makes you feel good!
French and English songs.
Welcome all, talent not necessary!

A discussion on art for social change
Tuesday, April 1st, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Loyola Chapel Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Visit Mon Montréal, Nos Valeurs - My Montreal, Our Values and join Marc Pronovost for a discussion on art for social change on April 1, 2014.
The discussion will begin at 5:30pm.
Marc Pronovost is General and Artistic Manager, and co-founder, of B21 - an organization working on project management and evaluation of the social impact of artistic projects in relation to sustainable development goals in Canada and in the State of New York, USA.
He also works as choreographer and co-Artistic Manager for Maison Corbeau, an immersive theatre company based in Montreal that aims to challenge the public to physically take part in theatrical events and to break the standard passive behaviour.
Every Tuesday 5 to 6pm

Old Time Radio Theatre Live Podcast Recording
Tuesday, April 1st, 7:00pm
MainLine Theatre, 3997 boul. Saint-Laurent
Old Time Radio Theatre is a monthly podcast, on No More Radio, featuring some of Montreal's finest talent dedicated to recreating the magic of radio's Golden Age.
Complete with live sound effects, we bring you greatest mystery, suspense, and horror stories ever to grace the airwaves.
Suggested donation $8

COCo presents a talk with Liam Barrington-Bush, author of Anarchists in the Boardroom
Tuesday, April 1st, 7:00pm
Café l'Artère, 7000 avenue du Parc
The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) presents: A talk with Liam Barrington-Bush, author of Anarchists in the Boardroom.
Liam will share with you some thoughts from his recent book, concerning social media and social movements, and the ways in which they can help our organizations be more like people.
Where? Café l’Artère, 7000, Avenue du Parc Montréal, Québec H3N 1X1
(delicious food available!)
Why? So you get a unique occasion to discuss how this could apply to your own organization.
How much? What you can pay. Suggested donation of 10$ to cover Liam’s travel expenses.
What else?: Please register using this form, and tell your friends and colleagues! You can arrive starting at 6:00 if you’d like to eat, drink and mingle before the talk starts.

Groucho Fractal in Montreal 
April 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
Concordia University (7th Floor of Hall) & The Nomad, 129 Van Horne
The presentation and workshops will be hosted by artist and inventor Scott Beibin.
129 Van Horne
Friday, April 4th
7pm to 9pm
Tickets: We will begin distribution Monday, March 31st!
Groucho Fractal’s Nearly Amazing Quantum Transdimensional Eco-Tech Survival Guide at the End (and Beginning) of Everything is a spectacle featuring a veritable bevy of new ideas. It explores the intersection of science, consciousness, art, nature, and focus/meditation techniques.
The interactive show features a recursive self-contained miniature closed-grid ecosystem featuring a bicycle powered electrical generator, brain computer interface device, and the SourcerBot, a self replicating environmentally friendly 3D food printer which creates snacks by using audience members brainwaves.
The show invites us to dig deeply into the tangled and complex relationships between power and energy (both electrical and political) while approaching a future filled with decentralized systems built upon the scaled-up philosophies of mutual aid, and environmental sustainability.
During the performance, a semi-permanent autonomous zone is created in which to contemplate the myriad of ways in which emerging technologies may be incorporated into everyday life through a lens of celebration, caution and skepticism.
And yes, vegan snacks made from brainwaves.
Wednesday, April 2nd
11am until 7pm (total 8 hours)
Location: 7th floor of Hall Building at Concordia University
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1eutFuE
Learn to build an open source 3d printer. The first 5 hours of the workshop will be dedicated to building the SourcerBot 3d printer. The last 3 hours are dedicated to basic 3d design modeling and 3d printing. Attendees will also learn basic 3D computer aided design modeling using free and open-source software. Snacks will be offered throughout the workshop.
Hosted by Scott Beibin with a videochat by co-inventor Azi Mandias.
Thursday, April 3rd
11am until 4pm (total 5 hours)
Location: 7th floor of Hall Building at Concordia University
RSVP: http://bit.ly/LBMqPL
Learn to build a bike generator. The first hour of the workshop will be an overview of the technology behind the bike powered generator. The last four hours will be dedicated to building the generator. Snacks will be offered throughout the workshop.
Hosted by Scott Beibin with a videochat by a surprise guest.
Admission to all presentations are FREE
* Please note workshop space is limited. RSVP with the above links if you're interested in attending.

Negotiating and Building Relationships With University Leadership: Bureaucracy and Tensions in Organizing
Wednesday, April 2nd, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sustainable Concordia, 2090 Rue Mackay
In conjunction with ongoing conversations at Sustainable Concordia regarding the question of what student groups are positioned to do well, and alternative examples of how to engage the Concordia community on student political issues we will be hosting a workshop for campus organizers facilitated by former CSU President Lex Gill on experiences of dealing with the administration during the student strike.

Anti-oppressive Community Yoga is back!
Wednesday, April 2nd, 8:15pm - 1:15pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Good news everyone: I'm re-starting my anti-oppressive yoga classes!! As part of the GrassRoots Yoga Populaire collective (https://www.facebook.com/yogapopulaire?fref=ts), I will be offering pay-what-you-can, drop-in classes Wednesdays at 8:30pm at the lovely Coop Le Milieu!! These will be gentle yoga and relaxation classes in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
*Queer and Trans* friendly*
*Body positive*
*Welcome to people of all colours, ethnicities, religions and (sub-)cultural backgrounds*
*Private, Non-gendered bathroom*
*I won't gender essentialize or assume sex or gender*
*Come 15 minutes early if you have any special concerns or just want to chat*
*What to bring. Since these classes won't be happening in a yoga studio, please bring some things to replace the regular props:
- A yoga mat, if you have one
- A blanket or bath towel
- A throw cushion or pillow
- Some cash, if you can, to support the service and this fantastic co-op that offers a free community space for artists kids and everyone in between!

Knitting Café
Wednesday, April 2nd, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Join us every Wednesday to make pretty yarn things while meeting new people and chatting around a nice latte or tea!
Share your skills!
Yarn, needles and crochets available on site.
Pay what you can.

Free City Radio #2 - Zine Launch!
Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore, 2150 Bishop Street
Free City Radio II focuses on cooperative social and economic systems. As the crisis of neoliberal capitalism becomes more and more apparent, as the voracious environmentally destructive practices of extractive industries, like the tar sands in Canada, move to becoming the key to contemporary “economic development”, the necessity of alternative economic and social systems become more and more urgent. As people work to oppose these destructive practices of capitalism, we also need to focus on and reflect about possible collective ways to create a more sustainable society.
Traditions of cooperative economics stretch back thousands of years. Indigenous trading, governance and treaty systems Turtle Island represent a deep connection between allocation of human labour, ecological systems and lessons about human nature. Today, cooperative farms, producer cooperatives, consumer cooperatives and worker cooperatives follow a need to move our sustenance and our future out of the capitalist system.
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A tea time French Conversation Group
Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
This is a small round table style french conversation lesson for anglophones who want to meet their neighbours/fellow coop visitors and practice french conversations.
This will be a facilitated conversation, and our french guide of the afternoon will be Rachel Chainey. Your conversation facilitator will be Lucia Wong who'll try to move the conversation beyond "d'ou viens-tu?" and "qu'est que ton travail?" and try to keep everyone speaking a little bit beyond your current level. All levels of French speakers are welcome, though the aim is to have conversations happening slowly and at a gentle pace, so it may be more comfortable for intermediate level speakers. If there are other fluent french speakers who would like to come help volunteer their time and help teach, it would be very welcomed!
It's important that this space be safe and we encourage people to ask each other to repeat/slow down/and let each other speak as slowly and brokenly as they need to to work through their thoughts. And if you get stuck, we'll be there to try to help you work through your thought and express yourself.
$2 voluntary contribution would be appreciated.

Seed SWAP and Compost Tea
Wednesday, April 2nd 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Coop la Maison verte, 5785 rue Sherbrooke ouest
Bring your seeds too and leave with new seeds!
We will also show how to make compost tea.
Compost teas can be used as a complement to fertilization, but they are mostly known for their antiparasitic effects.
Contribution: $ 10

Living with Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, April 2nd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Loyola Chapel Concordia University,7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Living with Developmental Disabilities: Have we made progress towards real integration?
In the summer of 2013, a disturbing letter was anonymously sent from a neighbour to a grandmother complaining that her “mentally handicapped” grandson did not belong in their normal, residential community. Describing the child as a hindrance and a wild animal, the writer went so far as to suggest the boy should be euthanized. While many in the community responded by offering support to the family, the publication of this letter raised a lot of questions. How common are these disturbing attitudes and hateful feelings? Where does this intolerance come from and what impact does it have on these vulnerable members of our society? After a long history of institutionalization, the 1960s ushered in a movement towards embracing and including people with development disabilities into community based living. How far have we come towards the goal of full integration and how far do we still need to go? This public conversation will focus on the progress made to date and will encourage each of us to ask: What can we do to facilitate greater openness?
Organized in collaboration with The Centre for the Arts in Human Development (http://cahd.concordia.ca/)

Smut Slam Montréal: TRICKS LIES & FOOLS
Wednesday, April 2nd, 8:00pm
Le Cagibi, 5490 boul St. Laurent
April's SMUT SLAM puts "us" in "mischievous" on Wednesday, April 2, at 20:00 at le Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent (@ St-Viateur). The theme for this SMUT SLAM is “TRICKS, LIES, AND FOOLS," that is, sexual tales involving schemers and dreamers, tricks and tricksters... sexy stories related to any definition of those words.
SMUT SLAMMERS sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute piece of smut/sex/erotica, based on their real lives and ideally relating to the theme of “TRICKS, LIES, AND FOOLS", and a lucky eight to ten names will be drawn at random. There will be a team of ?ve judges – educators, performers storytellers, writers, and anyone who loves sex stories.
RULES: - no notes (this is storytelling) - no costumes or props (this is not theatre) - only five minutes (with a one-minute grace period) AND - the story must be real and have happened to you.
NOT A SMUT SLAMMER? Don’t worry. The audience is in for a good time at SMUT SLAM! Sit back and enjoy. All we ask is: - No interrupting. - No heckling. - No necking in the front row. Doors open at 19:30, and the smut starts slamming at 20:00. Admission is only $10 at the door, 18 and over please!

Thursday, April 8, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Yellow Fish Art Galerie, 3623 Boul. St. Laurent
presented by the Concordia Fibres Student Association.
The body and its tools, the senses, are an interface between the inner world of consciousness-- intellectual and emotional responses, and the outer world of space and sensory stimulation.
Vernissage: Saturday, April 5, 5-8 pm
Work by
April Martin, Hope Phillips, Rebecca Smyth, Isabel Prado Caro, and Veronique Tremblay.
Part of festival en avril - fibre/textile/art

Sustainability Discussion Session
Thursday, April 3rd, 7:00pm
Concordia Greenhouse, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Tzm Montreal will be discussing sustainability, economics, and food at the Concordia Greenhouse in an open discussion format.
Free to attend. Just bring an open mind, concerns, questions, comments etc.

April 2nd to April 30th 2014
Launch & Opening Thursday April 3rd 5hPM to11hPM
USINE 106U, 160 Roy E.
USINE 106U is happy to convey you to the launch of the first issue of 106U Magazine and to the opening of the magnificient exhibition LAPINOPHOBIE presenting the artwork of 30 visual artists: Mark Prent, Eric Braün, Winky, Jean-Martin (Raven), Mimi Traillette, Ectoplasm, René Donais, Daniel Erban, Xavier Landry, Sébastien Forest, Claude Bolduc, Away, Cathou Lemire, Lucas Lefort, Ron T Simon, Nancy Ogilvie, Yves Milet-Desfougeres, Pan Polonium, José Bernard, Martin Tremblay, Yzabelle Sénécal, Fredy Bouhier, Alexandra Cuellar, Luc Giard, Al Kray, Jean-Marc Desbiens, Skull Studio (Corpusse), Jean-Michel Cholette, Maria Dokuchaeva and Patrick Cady. Hallucinogenic paintings, textiles works, disquieting kinetic sculptures, erotic etchings, original drawings, trash plush toys, surrealist jewelry other fascinating curiosities will massively take over the space. The exhibition takes place at USINE 106U, 160 Roy E. from April 2nd to April 30th 2014, and the opening will be held on Thursday April 3rd from 5hPM to 11hPM. Opening hours are Saturday to Wednesday noon to 6hPM , Thursday & Friday from noon to 9hPM
Contact: Eric Braün (514)728-9349

GMOs: Is There a Future for genetically Modified Food?
Friday, April 4, 5:15pm - 7:15pm
JMSB Room 2.210
GUSS and the CSU are proud to present Lucy Sharratt, the only full time anti-GMO campaigner in Canada, who works for about 17 different groups (council of Canadians, Canadian organic growers, society for a GE free BC, etc). Their mission statement is: To promote food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world by facilitating, informing and organizing civil society action.
Join us for a unique status update about genetically modified (GM) food, crops, and animals. What's the controversy all about? What's the reality of GM in Canada, and what's the future both here and around the world?
While the subject of GMOs is prevalent, many people are unaware of current political developments, and we believe this will be both informative and relevant to many students here at Concordia. Don't miss this, and come with questions!
More info can be found here www.cban.ca

Friday, April 4at 9:30pm - 3:00am
MainLine Theatre, 3997 boul. Saint-Laurent
Fling yourself into Spring!
With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to) Montreal Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!)
We are always looking for Designated Dancers for our evenings, whose job it is to ask folks to dance, and to turn wallflowers into perennials. If you are outgoing, warm, compassionate and gregarious and this appeals to you - please contact the organizers at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com and we will send you more info about your possible role.
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People of Qouleur: Activism and the Arts Among Racialized and Indigenous Queers in Montreal
Friday, April 4, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS)
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Library Building, Room 1042
The Simone de Beauvoir Institute and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling present:
People of Qouleur: Activism and the Arts Among Racialized and Indigenous Queers in Montreal
This panel, then, will turn an analytical eye towards Qouleur, casting a spotlight not only on the establishment and evolution of the Qollective, but also the conditions that led to its formation and that continue to propel its existence to this day, including the harsh economic, social, and legal realities faced by queer immigrants and refugees, the challenges of working with white allies, and the difficulties posed by neo-liberal and neo-conservative forms of nationalism in relation to finding a sense of belonging. With all the very complex issues Montreal thrusts upon racialized and indigenous queers who live within its bounds, this panel presents an opportunity for the wider public to discover and learn about the new ways of being that have been embodied and enacted by members of the Qouleur Qollective

All Cardassians Are Bastards pt III
Friday, April 4, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
All Cardassians Are Bastards: a Star Trek Anarchist Screening Series
A laid back screening of a Star Trek episode (you know, one of those 'political' ones) followed by discussion. Star Trek fans or newcomers are all welcome. Free popcorn! (in english)
This month we will be screening the *2-part* DS9 episode 'Past Tense'!

Introduction to small scale urban permaculture design
Saturday, April 5at 10:00am - 1:00pm
MacDonald Campus (Centennial Center), in Ste anne de Bellevue
As part of the Permaculture classes at Mac Campus, the McGill Mac Campus in Sainte Anne de Bellevue.
We'll be sharing small scale urban permaculture designs for abundant, holistic, integrated and harmonious edible eco-systems optimizing space and resources!
The presentation will be followed by a practical design exercise on the campus students' garden.

Cotton Candy avec/with Lavender May
Saturday, April 5, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
MainLine Theatre, 3997 boul. Saint-Laurent
Session #82 - Cotton Candy
Dr. Sketchy Montreal invites you to its next event: Cotton Candy. Come draw the amazing Lavender May during a cotton candy-filled event!
This session will take place on Saturday, April 5, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent Blvd. The cover will be $10 and don’t forget your sketchbook.
Fun fact: On top of performing worldwide, Lavender May also appeared on the TV show Le Banquier during their special burlesque edition.

Music Improv Workshops
Saturday, April 5, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Music Improvisation Games
This workshop invites participants to explore social interactions through the use of sound and music (interacting soundly).
The purpose of the course is to accompany the participants in the open sea of improvisation, using each participant’s body-response as the compass to navigate through this journey. Through listening to others and their own body, participants will engage in creative activities, tapping into their memories and imagination.
The workshop is based on exercises coming from different traditions of improvisation: theatre of the oppressed, vocal singing, body percussion, and interactive musical pedagogy.
Sound will be used for the pleasure of manipulating it's sensual power and for interacting with others.
The ultimate targets of this workshop are self-discovery and having fun.
The course is for musicians and non-musicians and can be offered in French and English

Saturday, April 5, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Notre Dame Des Quilles, 32 Beaubien est
We are extremely excited to announce LAZY SATURDAY: a fun evening of mellow activities and music. The ever-so-gracious Notre-Dame-des-Quilles (located at 32 rue Beaubien Est) will be welcoming us from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday, April 5th. The whole iHollaback Montréal team will be there, equipped with a variety of games, crafts and self-care goods will be made available to you all afternoon long.
You’ll obviously be able to play BOWLING as well, and we suggest that you imagine every pin to be an aspect of patriarchy or of rape culture which you’ll be able to LITERALLY DESTROY with your bowling ball!!!! (We’re really looking forward to that, can you tell?). DJ High Tunes will be on the turntables starting at 8pm, and the très rad resident DJ will be taking over at 10pm for a night of funky dancing if you so desire.
This will also be a great opportunity to come hang out, have discussions about public harassment, exchange stories, find out more about our organization, and so on, within a safe, pleasant and musical environment. All activities are free, although we really appreciate donations of any size, given that we are a team of volunteers with a lot of enthusiasm but very little funding.

Saturday, April 5, 7:00pm
La Tangueria, 6355 Avenue du Parc
7pm-8.30pm - All level workshop with Thierry + Tobias (Norvege/France - Ottawa)
8.30-midnight - Tango soirée (milonga)
DJ: Thierry jouera eclectic!
20$ cours + soirée (for the workshop + party) BYOB and snacks

We’re born naked the rest is drag? 
A workshop to explore masculiniti(es) as a Drag King 
Saturday April 5 2-8pm and Sunday April 6 1-5pm
1500 Maisonneuve W, 404
This workshop starts with our own approaches to and experiences with ‘masculinty’ and ‘femininity’ to go on with the creation of a consistent and individual drag persona. We will use voice and posture exercices and give an introduction to how to transform our bodies (packing, binding, facial hair). This process will be enhenced by short films of famous Drag Kings and photographs.
Once our drag persona is created and after having dinner, we would like to go out and access male dominated spaces or go to a bar, in small groups. Keep this evening/night free for this adventure!
On Sunday we will take time together in order to reflect on our experiences as Kings Saturday night. After a brunch and exchange between us Kings, we would like to address the following questions: What do we like of ‘masculinity’, what do we not like? How does our behaviour change when we are Kings? What kind of reactions did we get?
Finally, we would like to discuss the definition of drag (Who am I? Who is my Drag persona? Can I distingish them?), the definition of performance (Do we need political consciousness? Stage vs daily life...) as well as the link to feminism (Do we want to ‘incorporate’ the oppressor’? Or: can drag be subversive and ‘deconstruct gender’ and what does that mean?). Discussions want to be respectful for the particular contexts of trans* and/or racialized folks.
A buffet on Saturday as well as a brunch on Sunday is served.
The event is free. We ask you to bring ‘masculin’ clothes, mascara and scissors, if possible.
Please register as soon as possible under do.it.theirself@gmail.com
If you would like to do whisper translation, let us know, too!:)
The location is wheel-chair accessible, metro Guy-Concordia 3 min. away.
♥ Thanks so much for the support of the UnionFor Gender Empowerment Go check out their website http://unionforgenderempowerment.org

Ste. Emilie Skillshare Events
3942 rue Ste. Emilie





UNMAN, WITTERING & ZIGO (1971) Un ''creepy thriller'' géniale!
Sunday, April 6, 7:00pm
Cinéma VA-114, 1395 René-Lévesque O. (métro Lucien l'Allier ou Guy)
April 6 avril 7pm
Cinéma VA-114 1395 René-Lévesque O.
(angle Crescent, métro Lucien l’Allier ou métro Guy)
ADM : 8$, 6$ (étudiantes / students, 65+)
(1971, U.K., 102 min.) John Mackenzie
“If you’re curious about terror…” Adapted from the 1950s radio play by Giles Cooper, UNMAN, WITTERING & ZIGO is a strange British thriller following John Ebony, played by 60s British icon David Hemmings (of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED), a school master arriving at a remote boarding school for young men to replace a teacher who recently died there under mysterious circumstances. Bright-eyed and passionate to begin his teaching career, Ebony is met with the dread and jadedness of his fellow colleagues. From the first day in the classroom, he is met with the challenge of keeping his class, 5 Form B, on topic and in line. When the class members begin making odd claims about his predecessor’s death, the school master begins to realize that he may be in over his head and perhaps, in serious danger of meeting a violent end.
One of the Cineclub’s archival treasures, this brilliant film will please thriller and horror fans looking for rare and overlooked gems. Hemmings’ performance as the increasingly perturbed and challenged Ebony is strong, made all the better by the performances of the students, whose calm and poise is remarkably creepy. The remote British setting and deliberate pace of director Mackenzie’s chilling piece only adds to the suspense that make UNMAN, WITTERING & ZIGO an absolute must-see.
BONUS! - For the added movie-going pleasure of all you lords and ladies, at intermission we are offering a typical “afternoon tea” that was served in the teacher’s lounge of private boy’s schools in England circa 1971; British teas served in antique gold-rimmed china cups on linen amongst flowers as well as très British treats like tarts, buttered scones and fruit jams. Don’t miss this night!www.cineclubfilmsociety.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rad Events This Week!

SACOMSS' Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week!
Monday, March 24th, 10:00am-10:00pm
SACOMSS (Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society) is hosting a week of workshops surrounding sexual assault and its intersecting themes! There will be workshops throughout the week, and the week will end with our annual awareness art exhibit, zine distribution, and evening of performances on Friday, March 28th. We are hoping to create a safer space for artistic responses to sexual violence and its intersecting themes.
Peer support/active listening volunteers will be present at every event.


MONDAY, March 24th -> Consent Culture//Zine Making
SSMU Clubs Lounge, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
This is a two-part workshop!
The first hour will be a workshop on consent and communication, with an emphasis placed also on non-sexual consent. Discussion will centre around this, as well as intersecting themes.
The second hour will be for creating and working on a zine on consent culture, focused on the question "What does consent culture look like?". The zine will then be handed out at the Fire With Water Art Show on Friday, March 28th.

Gerts Bar, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
SACOMSS will be at Gerts on Monday to give away pizza and flyers, as well as to chat and answer questions you may have about SACOMSS or getting involved! Come say hi and have some free pizza, on us!

TUESDAY, March 25th -> Kink and Consent
Location TBA, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Curious about kink? Want to brush up on your negotiation skills? This workshop will focus on what consent looks like in a BDSM context. How do we communicate our desires? How do we make sure everyone is having a good time? What do we do if something goes wrong? All levels of experience welcome. Let's talk about kink and consent!

WEDNESDAY, March 26th -> EMPOWERING VOICES: Active Listening and Support
SSMU Clubs Lounge, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
A follow-up to the Empowering Voices forum held in November, SACOMSS and the Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE) are co-hosting a workshop on Active Listening and Support.
This workshop will explore the idea of support, what it looks like, how to support people in our lives, and how this may be different for different folks. Come to discuss these important ideas, and to learn tangible active listening skills to be a supportive individual for yourself, your peers, and your community!

THURSDAY, March 27 -> The Proposed Sexual Assault Policy: A Presentation and Discussion
SSMU 302, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
A few student groups released a Sexual Assault Policy Proposal and Open Letter (find here: http://sexualassaultpolicyatmcgill.com/) on Friday, March 21st. This Policy Proposal is the result of months of work and collaboration, and is largely meant to serve as a template for the creation of a comprehensive Sexual Assault Policy at McGill, and to bring different interested students, administration and community members into a discussion about what that policy should look like.
People who have been involved in the Policy Proposal's creation will give a presentation of what the Policy includes, and then open the floor for discussion over others' ideas of what such a policy should look like. We invite anyone interested in getting more involved to also attend!

FRIDAY, March 28th -> Open Library
SACOMSS Centre (SSMU B-27), 10am - 12pm
Did you know that the Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS) has a library?! With books, zines, illustrated novels, pamphlets and some films? Most people don't! And the best part is that it is free and you do not need a library card, or to be a McGill student! Everyone is welcome.
Come stop by to check out the library, learn how to take out books and to hang out! There will be snacks!

The art show is located at Collectif Rats9, on the 5th floor of the Belgo Building, 372 St Catherine St Ouest. The visual art will be on display from Wednesday, March 26th to Friday, March 28th.
The vernissage and performance evening will be the evening of Friday, March 28th, at 6:30 pm. There will also be snacks and zines!

Migrant Farm Workers in Quebec
Monday, March 24th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
QPIRG Concordia 1500 De Maisonneuve West Suite 204
Who caught your chicken today?
"They must still be out back catching the chicken," is a common cliche joke when waiting longer that usual for your food in a restaurant.
Far from people's minds are the real workers who catch thousands of chickens per day in Quebec farms. Their work conditions are a mystery to most. Even more shocking to some are that many of these workers are from foreign countries.
Presented by Joey, Mario, & Manuel from The Immigrant Workers Centre as a part of Le Frigo Vert's 2014 Workshop series.
Please be advised this is a scent-free space.
If child-care is required, please contact tave.cole@gmail.com 48 hours in advance.

BAY OF ALL SAINTS - Quebec premiere screening
Monday, March 24th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CSU Lounge, 7th Floor Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Quebec premiere screening of this remarkably shot documentary that tells the story of three single mothers who live in extreme poverty next to one of Brazil's wealthiest cities. Filmed over six years, this doc follows their fight for affordable housing in a corrupt political system. Supported by Sustainability Action Fund Concordia and CCSL!
Seated atop the sullied waters of Brazil’s Bay of All Saints, rows of palafitas—haphazard shacks supported by stilts—house a landless urban community slated for relocation. Over the course of six years, Norato, a refrigerator repairman raised in these sea-lodged slums, acquaints us with the diverse personal histories and daily struggles of Geni, Jesus and Dona Maria, three single mothers settled on the bay.
The government’s efforts to reclaim the occupied waters in the name of ecological restoration mean an uncertain future for each of the hardworking families, who cannot be sure if the promise of social housing will be kept. Offering a glimpse into the complexities of urban poverty, Bay of All Saints is a telling portrait of bureaucratic inefficacy and its impacts on communities told through the experiences and stories of the women’s fight for a home.

Understanding the media
Monday, March 24th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Talking circle:
understanding media: nature, role, strategies...
Current and historic case studies presented.

Art in the Atrium: Recycle Your Candles!
Tuesday, March 25th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Concordia Greenhouse, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Bring your old candle stubs and containers (like mason jars, tins, cracked cups, etc) to make new functional candles.
Reduce waste by learning a new skill with this useful craft!
Wick and some wax/containers provided.
Free - Donations Welcome

Tuesday, March 25th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The People's Potato Kitchen 1455 de Maisonneuve W. 7th floor
Many cosmetics contain toxic chemicals, and those that don't are often super duper expensive! Be kind to your bod and save money by learning how to make your own moisturizer, lip balm & salves! It's simple, fun, and can be personalized to fit your needs.
This workshop with include a demonstration on how to make moisturizer, lip balm, & salves, as well as a discussion about the creepy cosmetics industry.
The People's Potato Kitchen is wheelchair accessible.
For those with scent sensitivities, please note that essential oils will be used in this workshop.

Bookbinding: Accordion Books
Tuesday, March 25th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Accordion books have a rich history spanning the globe. They are the first rendition of books as we now know them. Join us at Le Milieu where we will learn how to make these 3 variations of this versatile book! An introduction to pertinent bookbinding materials and tools will be given at the beginning of the workshop.
This workshop is kid-friendly, please feel free to bring your children!
No experience necessary. $15, all materials provided.
Upcoming workshops (subject to change):
April 8th • Japanese Stab Binding
April 22nd • Long Stitch Binding
May 6 • Notepads & Perfect Binding

Anarchists in the Boardroom: Book Launch & Discussion!
Wednesday, March 26th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore, 2150 Bishop Street
Anarchists in the Boardroom: How Social Media and Social Movements Can Help your Organization to be More Like People
There are lessons emerging all around us, in the new social movements that have swept the globe, and in the organising patterns found on social media.
Could Twitter and Occupy help our NGOs, charities, trade unions and voluntary organisations to both stay relevant in the times ahead and live our values through the ways that we organise?
‘Anarchists in the Boardroom’ is a journey through worker-run factories, Occupy encampments, a spattering of non-violent direct actions and even a few forward-thinking companies, to make the case for helping our organisations ‘to be more like people.’ It asks us to brush away our ‘professional’ assumptions and interact as we do when we don’t have job descriptions or business plans telling us how to change the world. It reminds us of the power each of us has to make change happen, even within the most entrenched of bureaucracies!

Kombucha Making Workshop
Wednesday, March 26th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Coop la Maison verte, 5785 rue Sherbrooke ouest
At the Coop La Maison Vert, NDG.
We'll make Kombucha together, this drink we call the drink of life for all its amazing virtues! Bring a glass container of 2ltr or more and take home your very own kombucha culture.
Contribution: $ 20

Criminal Law Info Share
Wednesday, March 26th, 7:30pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue WellingtonThe law functions, in some measure, by mystifying the real logic of its
operation to those subject to it. The first in a series, this workshop
will explore a topic in Canadian criminal law. We will focus on
implications for a person accused of a crime and contrast the ideas
propagated by the state about the justice system with the rules that apply
in court. No prior legal knowledge is required.
This month: when may evidence that police obtain in a way that violates an
accused person's rights (e.g. an illegal search or a coerced confession)
be excluded at trial?
In English with whisper translation to French.

Understanding Nervous System and Immunity Through Herbal Remedies
Thursday, March 27th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
QPIRG Concordia 1500 de maissoneuve w suite 204
Understanding Nervous System and Immunity Through Herbal Remedies
In this workshop the participants will learn some anatomical and physiological connections between our nervous and immune systems, in order to make wiser herbal choices when it comes to benefiting both of these.
We will learn the main healing plants in each of these departments, how they inter-depend and learn how to transform them into some common remedies. mixed levels, no pre-requisite necessary
Presented by Tamara Filyavich as a part of Le Frigo Vert's 2014 Workshop series.
Please be advised this is a scent-free space.
QPIRG Concordia is wheelchair accessible.
If child-care is required, please contact tave.cole@gmail.com 48 hours in advance.

Insect Hotel
Thursday, March 27th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Insect Hotels is a concept that optimizes the presence of insects that are desired in ecosystems where pollination and biodiversity are sought, such as in our gardens
Contribution: $10

Being Chinese in Quebec, film screening & discussion with Parker Mah
Thick Skin: Reflections on race, gender and political resistance, a 
Thurs, Mar 27, 6:30pm
Concordia University, 1515 Ste. Catherine West, EV 1.615:
Parker Mah, Being Chinese in Quebec
Screening of "Being Chinese in Quebec: A Road Movie" and Q & A following the film with co-host Parker Mah.
Parker Mah is a Montreal-based musician, and co-host of the feature-length documentary film <<Être Chinois au Québec >> (Being Chinese in Quebec). In the film, Mah and fellow road-tripper Bethany Or embark on a journey across Quebec to meet various Chinese-Quebecers and ask the question: What does it mean to be Chinese in Quebec?
The film addresses the quest for identity and equal representation of Chinese-Quebecers in the face of a dominant majority culture, with a historical eye to the legacy of discriminatory government policies such as the Head Tax and the Chinese Exclusion Act and their consequences on a fragmented but vibrant community.
--childcare with 48 hours notice
--whisper translation to French available

Spring Party in the Greenhouse!!
Thursday, March 27th,, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Concordia Greenhouse, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Up in the Greenhouse it`s always summer! Come celebrate Spring with us as we plant new seedlings and prepare for another glorious growing season in Montreal!
The Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble radical marching band will be playing, so prepare so shake your ass with your friends in our rooftop greenhouse oasis!
Tea and snacks will be served
FREE!! Donations Accepted.
Come join us for our last party during the 2013-2014 School Year!

 Montreal’s unique queer open stage with YOU (yes, YOU, YOU, YOU!) as super-star on stage!
March 28th, 8:30 P.M.
Café l’Artère, Coopérative de Solidarité - 7000 Ave du Parc
It’s end of March and we’re just about ready to get out of our apocalyptic winter funk, and what better way to do so than to celebrate with queer friends and artists? On top of that, it’s La Mackerel’s birthday (the old biatch!)
Then come to GENDER B(L)ENDER!
GENDER B(L)ENDER is a monthly open mic, an event for queers and by queers where everyone can have access to a stage without being judged or boo-ed! You want to sing your sexcapades? You want to dance your identities? Play the piano? Dramatize your coming-out? Do “experimental” art? We welcome EVERYTHING! From lip-sync to catwalk, from poetry to stand-up, from music to parody, from piano to song, from guitar to poses that will make us gag, from narratives that will make us cry to whatever strikes your fancy and creative artistic expression that wouldn't find a stage elsewhere!
Go ahead, show us what you would do if you were a drag race competitor?
Debut your first stand-up piece!
Make a dress with macaroni pieces and walk us a cheesy runway!
Sing a medley of 10 Britney Spears songs!
Perform a parody of Céline Dion!
Nobody will be turned down. Nobody will be boo-ed!
For more details, or to book your spot ahead (it's advised to book beforehand), write to:
Otherwise, turn up on the day itself and register from 8 pm onwards.
Evening brought to you and hosted by Kama La Mackerel:
With the wonderful support of Queer McGill: http://queermcgill.ca/
The space is wheelchair accessible, but we regret that the washrooms are not (small door frames)

International Women’s Day 2014
>Feminist Poster Exhibition<
March 3 to 30, Opening Event: Thursday, March 6, 7pm

8pm: Free screening of Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983)
*film in English only - unfortunately French subtitles are not available
This exhibition presents a selection of feminist posters to celebrate women's struggles on International Women's Day and to underscore the fact that feminist movement is still needed in the continuing fight for women's basic rights, economic freedom, dignity, and respect.
Feminist struggle has been taking place for many years, but it has often excluded, whether passively or actively, women of colour, working-class women, lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, and trans people. In bringing together these posters, this exhibition seeks to represent and promote a radical, inclusive, anti-racist, and trans-positive understanding of feminism.
"Radical feminism is working for the eradication of domination and elitism in all human relationships. This would make self-determination the ultimate good and require the downfall of society as we know it today."'
Cellestine Ware, Woman Power: The Movement for Women's Liberation, 1970

Queer McGill's Amateur Drag & Burlesque Show
Saturday, March 29, 8:00pm
Café Cléopatra, 1230 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
IT'S BACK! Yes, the very first edition of DRAG AND BURLESQUE this year.
(or better yet, ALL the sexy people)
DRAG AND BURLESQUE is Queer McGill's bi-yearly unique amateur drag, burlesque, and performance art showing. An event for queers and by queers where everyone can have access to a stage without being judged or boo-ed!
NEW at drag or burlesque? We LOVE you.
OLD at drag or burlesque? We WORSHIP you.
IN THAT AWKWARD TEENAGER stage of drag and burlesque? We're not quite sure what to do with you, but I guess YOU'RE GREAT.
If you would like to perform or would like more information, please email Grace at dragandburlesque.qm@gmail.com.
Nobody will be turned down. Nobody will be boo-ed!

Herbal Study Group
Thursday, March 27th, 7:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
Part 2: This month: Anxiety
Created with the intent on learning more about plants and their natural
remedies, as well as empowering ourselves with knowledge about our body
systems, this relaxing get-together will focus on a body system and the
herbs that help heal it. This is not a presentation by any expert, but a
skill share, intended to inspire folks to study and learn together. There
will be a few textbooks at the space, as well as the internet...but
ideally people will have researched a bit beforehand and come to share as
well as listen. There will be tea and snacks!

BELIEVE community art exhibit
Friday, March 28at 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
A belief is something you 'hold beloved'. So what or who do you love?
What do you believe?
Come and discover the artwork of over twenty artists who have accepted our invitation to express their core beliefs creatively through art!
Refreshments will be offered.

Anti-oppressive Community Yoga is back!
March 12 - April 9, Starts at 8:15pm · Ends at 11:15pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Good news everyone: I'm re-starting my anti-oppressive yoga classes!! As part of the GrassRoots Yoga Populaire collective (https://www.facebook.com/yogapopulaire?fref=ts), I will be offering pay-what-you-can, drop-in classes Wednesdays at 8:30pm at the lovely Coop Le Milieu!! These will be gentle yoga and relaxation classes in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
*Queer and Trans* friendly*
*Body positive*
*Welcome to people of all colours, ethnicities, religions and (sub-)cultural backgrounds*
*Private, Non-gendered bathroom*
*I won't gender essentialize or assume sex or gender*
*Come 15 minutes early if you have any special concerns or just want to chat*
*What to bring. Since these classes won't be happening in a yoga studio, please bring some things to replace the regular props:
- A yoga mat, if you have one
- A blanket or bath towel
- A throw cushion or pillow
- Some cash, if you can, to support the service and this fantastic co-op that offers a free community space for artists, kids and everyone in between!

Sunday, March 30, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke West
PLEASE NOTE: We will continue to be in the Prud'Homme room located within the Victoria Hall Community Centre, right next to the Westmount Public Library. The address is 4626 Sherbrooke Street West, & the Prud'Homme room is just up the main entrance stairs & to the right.
Bring up to twenty (20) well cared for books* that you’ve already enjoyed & are willing to part with. Tables will be set up so everything can be sorted into categories. Any leftovers remaining by the end of the afternoon will be donated to the Westmount library.
We will also be swapping audio books, music CDs, & DVDs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Room for rent at The Homestead!

Hello Montreal!

The Homestead is looking for a new housemate!
July 1st move-in!

1 bedroom for rent on the 1st floor and basement of a 2-story house right beside metro Frontenac between the Plateau and HoMa.

The House and Perks!
  • Large sunny kitchen filled with plants!
  • Living room with pull-out couch for guests, office nook and library.
  • Extensive library featuring collections include Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jack Kerouac, Robert Jordan, Douglas Coupland, as well as vegetarian cookbooks, philosophy texts and classic works.
  • Zine library with over 100 zines, with a focus on D.I.Y. skills, food zines, gardening zines, queer zines and perzines galore.
  • Basement with project potential: Bike shop, Homebrewery, Preserves and more!
  • Large storage space in basement
  • Big sunny backyard! Compost systems – Bike racks – Fun decor.
  • Vegetable, herb and perennial gardens
  • Barbeque and Patio Lounge
  • Washer/Dryer/Clothesline
  • 3 affectionate cats
Your Room
  • A sunny room with a large window facing the backyard gardens on the first floor of the townhouse. 
  • Large, with closet and optionally semi-furnished
  • Wood floors, freshly painted light green (you can repaint if you like!)
  • Independent heat control.
The Neighbourhood (Saint-Marie)
  • 5 Minutes from the Metro (green line)
  • 2 Minutes to park
  • 2 Minutes to community centre with gym and pool
  • 2 Minutes to grocery, asian market, mini farmers market (in summer and fall), Fast food
  • 10 Minutes to Touski
  • 20 Minutes to downtown, 20 minutes to the Plateau by Metro
I am: 29 year old woman, working as a loctician (dread stylist) from home part time, and also in urban agriculture at the Concordia Greenhouse. I am vegan, creative and progressive in nature.
I enjoy board games, conversation, crafting and projects, cooking, gardening and DIY culture.

Ideally, you are:
A good communicator
Into doing projects!
Pretty clean
Open minded

Rental Details
  • $500 plus split hydro. Includes hi-speed wireless internet.
  • Split domestic supplies!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Rad Events This Week!

"NO FRACKING WAY!" Film Screening and Discussion
Monday, March 17th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204
The anti-fracking movement at Elsibogtog, A short film by Clifton Nicholas
No Fracking Way! is a short 20 minute documentary about the struggle against fracking in Mi'kmaq territory and the impact of heavy handed police intervention on peaceful protest in October 2013. The people of Elsibogtog and people involved in the anti-fracking movement discuss the impact of the proposed fracking operation by Texas based energy company SWN and the RCMP response to the resistance to fracking. Information for donations for legal defense for those arrested will be provided at screening.
Film by Clifton Nicholas, a member of the Kanehsatake Mohawk Community.
Introduction by Lindsay Nixon of the Indigenous Women and Two-Spirit Harm Reduction Coalition.
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCrRfrSQNsE
This event is part of Israeli Apartheid Week (March 10-17); info: www.iawmontreal.org
Presented by QPIRG Concordia: Your campus-community link for social change. info: www.qpirgconcordia.org

Quilting skillshare
Monday, March 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Come share your quilting skills and traditions! Welcome to all even if you never quilted before and are just curious!

Demonstration and March: Against colonialism, racism and the proposed Quebec Charter of Values (Bill 60)
Gathering at Mt-Royal métro (Mt-Royal Avenue, between Berri and Rivard)
Part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa. Organized by Ensemble contre la Charte xenophobe. Supported by l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ), QPIRG Concordia, Solidarity Across Borders, No One Is Illegal, Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) at Concordia, Concordia Student Union (CSU), Study In Action (UQÀM, Concordia & McGill)

Je refuse mon augmentation de loyer et je m'informe!
April 9, 6:30pm · Ends at 10:00pm
Association des locataires de Villeray, 7378 rue Lajeunesse (local 213)
Dans les prochaines semaine, vous receverez peut-être un avis d'augmentation de loyer de votre propriétaire. Vous avez le droit de le refuser!
Pour connaître vos droits et vos recours, participez à l'un des ateliers donné par l'Association des locataires de Villeray. C'est gratuit, comme toutes les activités de l'Assocition. Inscription par téléphone obligatoire.
Mercredi 12 mars à 18 h 30
Lundi 17 mars à 14 h
Mardi 25 mars à 18 h 30
Mercredi 2 avril à 14 h
mercredi 9 avril à 18 h 30
Inscription et information 514-270-6703. Laissez-nous un message et nous vous rappellerons.

Queer Dance Class
Monday, March 17th, 7pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
Queer Dance Class is:
The easiest dance class you can imagine (um probably even easier then you're imagining... seriously).
♥ Anti-oppressive dance facilitation to sweet, salty and bangin' tunes.
♥ Queerly conceived to queer dance classes right up.
♥ A space to find ways of working/jiggling/strutting/so many other-ings/swaying that makes you feel fucking great.

MY BROOKLYN - Montreal premiere with director in attendance
Monday, March 17th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
DB Clarke Theatre, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Montreal premiere of this powerful film that looks at the economic and political forces which push residents out of working class neighborhoods to make room for luxury condos. With director Kelly Anderson and Martin Blanchard, community organizer at Comité logement de la Petite-Patrie. Quebec premiere screening in collaboration with the Planners Network, UPA Concordia, Institut de politiques alternatives de Montréal, Scpasa Concordia and the Geography Undergraduate Student Society at Concordia. Supported by Sustainability Action Fund Concordia and CCSL.
My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves to Brooklyn in 1988, lured by cheap rents and bohemian culture. By Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods she has come to call home. She watches as an explosion of luxury housing and chain store development spurs bitter conflict over who has a right to live in the city and to determine its future. While some people view these development patterns as ultimately revitalizing the city, to others, they are erasing the eclectic urban fabric, economic and racial diversity, creative alternative culture, and unique local economies that drew them to Brooklyn in the first place. It seems that no less than the city’s soul is at stake...

Art Saves Lives!
Monday, March 17th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
La Ruche d'Art St-Henri, 4525 rue Saint-Jacques
Art Saves Lives! But can it save society?
The arts have a magnetic way of pulling people from the margins, celebrating our human diversity and significantly contributing to meaningful community life. In recognition of Creative Arts Therapies Week and to honour the human behaviours of art making, this public conversation will explore the multiple ways the arts improve our health, the well-being of our families and our neighbourhoods. If the act of making art in community is recognized to be beneficial, why don’t more of us engage in this practice more often? For many, art making is seen as child’s play or something reserved for the talented creative class. Where does this perception come from and what would it take for it to change? Whose responsibility is it to make creative practices more accessible? What would that look like? Together, we will imagine a world in which art making is viewed as a priority for everyone throughout all stages of life. How do we get there and what would the benefits be?

Reconnecting the Voice: An Introduction to Music Therapy
Tuesday, March 18th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Le Milieu. 1251 rue Robin
This workshop will be a basic introduction to vocal therapy techniques. Vocal psychotherapy is an approach which uses deep breathing, natural sounds (a famous example is the primal scream, though it is not always so drastic!), toning (sustained vowels in synchrony with the group or therapist), vocal improvisation, and free associative singing. Vocal psychotherapy can be used as a means to deal with anxiety, depression, and stress. It can help individuals reconnect with a natural, confident voice that may be obscured by trauma or emotions. It can help strengthen the vocal chords for those experiencing voice changes.
Singing in front of others can sometimes be a daunting experience. All potential participants should be made aware that everything that comes up in this session will be help in strict confidence by myself and by the other workshop members, and that the workshop atmosphere is non-judgemental, and non-evaluative. Also, nothing will be asked of participants if they are not comfortable.

Volunteer for the 14th annual Concordia University WASTE AUDIT
Tuesday - Thursday, Starts at 5:00pm · Ends at 7:15pm
Concordia University, 1455 boul de Maisonneuve O
Concordia University invites you to get knee deep in trash. The waste audit has told us some amazing things about Concordia's ecological impact, like the fact that 85% OF CONCORDIA'S TRASH IS RECYCLABLE AND COMPOSTABLE.
The plan: This audit will focus on Concordia's administrative building - the GM. We'll start with a 3 day audit. After implementing composting bins in kitchenettes and bathrooms, and removing trash bins from offices, we'll audit one more time to see how much waste we've diverted. We expect to drastically reduce that figure from 85%.
No waste sorting experience necessary! You'll get some snacks and a brief training. We'll provide you with full protective gear and then we'll get right into sorting and weighing waste.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn about the in's and out's of recycling and composting.
We'll also have a contest to see who can find the oddest item in the trash!
Sign up to volunteer for any day, or even more than one day.
Volunteer shifts are from 5pm-7:15pm each day!
Fill out this form with the slots you want to volunteer for!
Snacks provided before the audit!

Le Milieu's choir
Tuesday, March 17th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Come sing! It's so much fun and makes you feel good!
French and English songs.
Welcome all, talent not necessary!
Every Tuesday 5 to 6pm

Tuesday, March 18th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
QPIRG Concordia 1500 de Maisonneuve W. Suite 204
At this workshop participants will be learning how to sew their own cloth reusable menstrual pads, with a waterproof nylon layer, removable flannel lining, and wings. Using reusable cloth pads saves money, is healthier, more comfortable, better for the environment, as well as being fun and empowering! They can also be easily altered to fit your body!
The pads are sewn using a sewing machine, but require only minimal sewing knowledge. A free pattern and information regarding menstrual-pad use and care will be provided, as well as discussion around the menstrual industry and menstrual self-care.
The workshop will be presented using gender-neutral language.
Please be advised this is a scent-free space.
QPIRG Concordia is wheelchair accessible.

SASU Presents: A Night of Ethnomusicology
Tuesday, March 20th, 6:00pm
Petit Campus, 57 Prince-Arthur Est
The Sociology Anthropology Student Union is hosting its first ever Ethnomusicology conference!
Ethnomusicology—simply defined—is the study of the music of the world. While the definition of music is broadly interpreted, various forms of sounds and rhythms have the ability to spread throughout and influence culture. Ethnomusicology as an academic discipline has the ability to observe “music” in regards to its cultural, social, linguistic, material, and even biological relations. Ethnomusicology’s relationship with Anthropology is a close one as the ethnographic study of music is often invoked throughout research, however this ever-expanding discipline is not limited to rigid and strict guidelines regarding its research methods or theoretical outputs.
It is this open and self-reflexive attitude that contributes to the wonder of Ethnomusicology. In a world where striking and daunting issues constantly bombard us—music does not have to be a problem. While music has the power to both comment on and critique political, social, cultural development, it can simultaneously exist as a fun and refreshing breath of academic air.
That being said, we invite you to join us for an evening of performances, talks, discussion, and trivia! There will be a free drink included for the first 150 people and of course it is free and open to anyone.

Panel sur la Gentrification à Montréal
Tuesday, March 20th 6:30pm
Concordia University - Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve W. 7th floor
"Our streets, our stories, our future: reflections on resistance to gentrification from the Sud-Ouest, Parc-Extension, and Hochelaga Maisonneuve"
Join us for a panel discussion taking place between representatives of community organizations, each actively fighting for housing justice in their neighbourhoods on the Island of Montreal. The Panelists will be asked to present, based on their experiences working with gentrification issues in their areas, how they define gentrification, what challenges they have learned from in the past, and what the greatest issues they face in the future. Dialogue will be encouraged between panel members, as well as questions from the audience.
Through these anecdotal presentations, there is the expectation that conversations regarding strategies, common struggles, and a clearer picture of how gentrification struggles look like on the island of Montreal will emerge. Participating groups on the panel will include:
- Olivier Prud’homme (Comité d’Action de Parc-Extension)
- Patricia Viannay (P.O.P.I.R)
- Jonathan Aspireault-Massé (Comité BAILS).
This event will be free and open to all, with plenty of refreshments and snacks. The presentation will take place in French, will English whisper translation available if needed.

Ateliers de Poésie au Milieu!
Tuesday, March 17th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Ateliers de poésie au Milieu.
Expériences d’écriture et de performance.
Lectures, écoutes. Découvertes. Partages. Observations, jeux, astuces, pratiques, etc.
Parce que je suis certaine qu’il y a en chacun de nous un tout petit poème qui ne demande qu’à être dit, pour respirer un peu.
Rencontres 1 à 4 : mardis 4 février, 18 février, 4 mars et 18 mars.
Relâche le 1er avril.
Rencontres 4 à 8 : mardis 15 avril, 29 avril, 13 mai et 27 mai.
Soirée show-zine en juin.
(Voilà le secret : celles et ceux qui participeront de manière régulière pourront imprimer un texte dans une revue collective et/ou le performer lors du lancement de celle-ci.)
Contribution volontaire. Suggérée entre 10$ et 20$.

CEUS "Head & Hands" Talent Show
Tuesday, March 18th 7:00pm
Gerts Bar, 3480 McTavish
The Civil Engineering Undergraduate Society is hosting a talent show at GERTS!
Come support your local talent all while supporting a local charity. Head & Hand is a great charity committed to the physical and mental health of our community’s youth. - See more at: http://headandhands.ca/about-us/#sthash.ZeTOnaDN.dpuf
The winner of the talent show will have the money raised donated to the charity in their name :)
There will also be an open mic portion of the night for any impromptu performers !
Tickets are only $5 and will be sold by any council member !
Or contact Becca at (514 409 8568) for tickets
At the door ticket will be 7$ so be sure to buy in advance !!

Window Farming
Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Coop la Maison verte, 5785 rue Sherbrooke ouest
We'll be building a basic window farm system, to grow food by our window, hydroponically.
Suggested contribution of $15-$20

Anti-capitalist, anti-racist and feminist perspectives against the Charter
Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Local A2580, UQAM (métro Berri-UQAM)
A forum for discussion, opened by presentations by Karl Kersplebedeb (anti-capitalist activist), Dolores Chew (founder-member South Asian Women's Community Centre; member CERAS (forum on South Asia); founder-member 8th March Committee of Women of Diverse Origins; History and Humanities instructor, Marianopolis College; Research Associate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute), and Joël Pedneault (queer organizer and member of Ensemble contre la charte).
Background: ensemblecontrelacharte.tumblr.com
This workshop is organized as part of an Anti-Capitalist Discussion Series: Self-determination(s) against State Repression
All events have childcare and whisper translation EN-FR. Any specific accessibility needs? Please contact us at educationpopulaire@clac-montreal.net.
Organized by the Popular Education Committee of the CLAC, a committee of GRIP UQAM and a working group of QPIRG Concordia.

Self-determination(s) against State Repression -- Anti-Capitalist Discussion Series --
Wednesdays: March 19, April 2, April 16 
As part of the month against police repression and brutality, just before the March 21st march against colonialism, racism and the Charter, and in the lead-up to May Day, the CLAC Popular Education Committee presents a series of panels on self-determination in the context of three current struggles: anti-capitalist & anti-racist opposition to the Charter, indigenous resistance to tar-sands pipelines (Line 9/Energy East), and sex workers against unsafe and exploitive working conditions.
All events have childcare and whisper translation EN-FR. Any specific accessibility needs? Please contact us at educationpopulaire@clac-montreal.net.
Wednesday March 19th @ 7pm: Anti-capitalist, anti-racist and feminist perspectives against the Charter
A2580, UQAM (métro Berri-UQAM)
A forum for discussion, opened by presentations by Karl Kersplebedeb (anti-capitalist activist), Dolores Chew (founder-member South Asian Women's Community Centre; member CERAS (forum on South Asia); founder-member 8th March Committee of Women of Diverse Origins; History and Humanities instructor, Marianopolis College; Research Associate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute), and Joël Pedneault (queer organizer and member of Ensemble contre la charte).
Background: ensemblecontrelacharte.tumblr.com
Wednesday April 2nd @ 7pm: Indigenous Resistance to Tar-sands Pipelines (Line 9/Energy East)
A2845, UQAM (métro Berri-UQAM)
A panel discussion about grassroots indigenous resistance to tar sands, with a focus on Line 9 and Energy East. Details TBA.
Background: http://reclaimturtleisland.com/
Wednesday April 16th @ 7pm: Anti-capitalist solidarity with sex workers
UQAM (room tba)
A panel-discussion to discuss and build anti-capitalist solidarity with sex workers. Details TBA.
Background: http://robynmaynard.com/2012/07/15/carceral-feminism-the-failure-of-sex-work-prohibition-3/

Art therapy discovery workshop
Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
This bilingual workshop, facilitated by Gabrielle Gingras and Vanya Hanson, Master's students in Art Therapy at Concordia University, will introduce the Intention/Witness Studio Process by Pat Allen, PhD, art therapist. Come experiment the power of art with us in a safe group setting!
"The art and writing tasks of the Studio Process access the unlimited potential of the Creative Source, support healing change and clarify life situations. Simple engagement with drawing, painting and sculpture serve as a technology of the sacred, available to anyone at any point in life, with any level of art experience.
Studio Process consists of forming an intention as a guide to art making, creating from a place of freedom and experimentation, allowing the image to lead by following its energy, and writing and reading a witness to the art alone or in a safe group environment.
The core Studio Process can be combined with a group or community intention to explore common issues such as our perception of others, visioning community solutions or creating community celebrations or rituals. We can explore and be guided in our personal lives as well as in our actions in the world. Pat's present work involves engaging with nature using the principles of the Studio Process.
Intention: This is a statement of what you would like to receive from the Creative Source at this particular moment. An intention should be made in writing before each art making time. Prior to writing it is helpful to become quiet, focus on the breath, and relax, allowing the intention to rise up and make itself known. Intention should be worded clearly, in present tense, without using the word 'want'. For example: 'I explore my creativity' not 'I want to explore my creativity'. To do this we must be in agreement in body, mind and spirit in order to manifest our unique truth.
Art Making: Use any simple materials that you enjoy, follow the marks you make and your sense of pleasure until you feel a sense of completion. Simple art materials and tasks are described in Art as a way of knowing.
Witness: The witness is your chance to actualize your intention by turning your attention and full consciousness to what you have received in your art making.
Key Concepts:
Creative Source: The life energy that is the birthright of every person. It is a vast unending, incomprehensible source of potential. It is called the Void, chi, ki, inner wisdom, the One, ein sof or God depending on the tradition. Art and writing are a means to tap into Source. Other means include prayer, meditation, music and movement.
Safe Group Environment: This is created when each person present is fully engaged in his or her own art process without interfering in the process of others. The no comment rule has proved very effective in ensuring safety.
Source: www.patballen.com/pages/process.html

Organic Cosmetics: You Can Do It!
Thursday, March 20th, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sustainable Concordia, 2090 Rue Mackay
SICK of not knowing what you truly put on your own skin?
FED UP with spending so much money on beauty and skin care products?
Do you CARE about your impact on the environment?
Wanna ENJOY the satisfaction of something you made yourself?
Enjoy taking care of yourself, your wallet AND the environment for FREE!!
Different workshops will be held for you to make your own natural AND organic cosmetics:
cleansing lotion, moisturizing face mask, body scrub, bath salts, and nourishing hair mask! Essential beauty products to be used every day by girls AND boys!
Please bring your 5 containers - minimizing environmental impact - and join us for a fun and educational good time!
Please sign-up here: http://goo.gl/T33GxC

Challenging Fatphobia
Thursday, March 20th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
QPIRG Concordia 1500 de maissoneuve w suite 204
This workshop is designed to explore the meaning of fatphobia - the oppression of, discrimination against and prejudices about fat people based on their size – understand how we all, no matter our actual body size, may have been affected by fatphobia, and challenge social and health-related myths about fatness and fat people.
Presented by Nathalie Cohen as a part of Le Frigo Vert's 2014 Workshop series.
Please be advised this is a scent-free space.
If child-care is required, please contact tave.cole@gmail.com 48 hours in advance.

Thursday, March 20th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Aquaponics is a system for farming fish and plants together in a mutually beneficial cycle, indoors or outdoors.
We will be putting together a small home scale aquaponics system.
Contribution: $15

Thursdayat 6:30pm - 9:30pm
200, rue Sherbrooke Ouest (salle SH-3420)
Confirmed panelists:
- Denise Jourdain & Elyse Vollant (Uashat-Maliotenam), on Indigenous resistance to Plan Nord and the defence of traditional lands;
- Émilie Laliberté (Stella), on the self-organizing efforts of sex workers;
- Laurence Parent (RAPLIQ) – on disability organizing and self-determination;
- Gabrielle Bouchard (Centre for Gender Advocacy) – on gender self-determination;
- Christina Xydous (QPIRG Concordia) – on anti-racist feminist opposition to Bill 60 (Charter of Quebec Values).
This opening panel, in French (with whisper translation into English), will explore diverse struggles of self-determination against oppression, making links between our collective organizing for justice and the interconnectedness of our struggles.
For more information about STUDY IN ACTION:

20 on the 20th: FRIGO VERT BIRTHDAY BASH!!!
Thursday, March 20th, 8:00pm - 3:00am
Café l'Artère, 7000 avenue du Parc
Join us for a glorious celebration as one of Montreals first natural food coops turns 20!!!
Le Frigo Vert cant wait to party with all of its friends, cake, slideshow and these awesome people:
Leah and Lightning Bolts
Brass Mob::::: http://www.brassmob.ca/
Public Transit :::::http://publictransport.bandcamp.com/
Fakes ::::http://vimeo.com/82588218
DJ Styling of the Venus Collective::::::::

Friday, March 21 1:00am - 2:30am
Sustainable concordia board room, 2090 Mackay
Yes you saw right, LCSA is hosting a BEER&CIDER making workshop. Please read carefully and register!
Brewing your own beer and cider is a lengthy process. Throughout this workshop, you will have the opportunity to come in and participate every step of the way! Participants will also keep their bottled beer & cider at the end of the workshop
A 5$ deposit will be needed to register to this event and will be given back on the first day of the workshop. This event is **FREE**
Please come by during our office hours at AD506 LOY to bring your deposit.

Rythm: From Not Racist to Anti-Racist
Friday, March 21 12:00pm - 2:00pm
3480 McTavish, Room 203
Rhythm is a workshop developed to revision anti-racist learning as ceremony, ritual, and remembrance. Activists and learners of all levels of experience will be guided through storytelling, meditation, and theatrical exercises in order to explore the realities of racism, racist violence, and racial privilege. Designed to provide participants with tools for critical self-reflection, self-care, and anti-racist intervention, Rhythm provides frameworks for identifying our own privileges, oppressions, and developing appropriate strategies for uncovering and confronting racism in community work. Based in a philosophy of rigorous self-exploration and healing work, the workshop excavates the notions of white guilt, reverse racism, and “colour-blindness”, grounding participants in a remembrance of colonial legacies. As some exercises are emotionally intense and may be triggering, participants are advised to choose their own level of participation and consider emotional readiness before attending.
Kai Cheng Thom, stage name Lady Sin Trayda is an artist, writer, and community worker based in Montreal. They currently write a sex column, Bad Ass: (Queer) Sex and Dating for Youngist.com and a political column, From Gaysia With Love for the McGill Daily. More of their work can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SinTrayda?fref=ts.
This workshop is wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available upon request (24 hours notice, at 514 398 7432 or qpirg at ssmu.mcgill.ca).

Muslim Women at the Centre: Responding to and Resisting Bill 60
March 21 - March 22, 2:00pm · Ends at 4:00pm
3480 McTavish, Room 203
In the months since talk of the PQ government’s Charter of Values/Secularism began, we’ve seen a lot of speculation, a lot of strategy, and a lot of scary stuff happening in the public sphere. While the rights of marginalized religious groups and women are debated in the Assemblee Nationale and in the media, manifestations of racism are on the rise and many people consider leaving Quebec. In this discussion and workshop, Muslim women will discuss their perspectives on the heightened climate of racism in Quebec today, possible directions for Bill 60, and what can be done. Participants will be invited to work together to generate concrete strategies to resist Bill 60 and counteract the climate of racism.
This workshop is wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available upon request (24 hours notice, at 514 398 7432 or qpirg at ssmu.mcgill.ca).

Art Therapy Discovery Workshop: Quilt Journals
Friday, March 21at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Creative workshop open to all!
Presentation and exploration of fiber art techniques and making of a letter-size piece of art inspired by "journal quilts". These mini quilts revisit themes contained in a personal diary, in the form of collage, drawing, embroidery, text and/our painting on fabric.
Come play with textures and colours and discover or re-discover art therapy!
Facilitated by Marilène Gaudet, art therapist
10$ materials included.

Lucy Sharratt-Coordinator for the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network-Campaining for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
Saturday, March 22at 1:30am in UTC+04
GMOs: Is There a Future for genetically Modified Food?
GUSS and the CSU are proud to present Lucy Sharratt, the only full time anti-GMO campaigner in Canada, who works for about 17 different groups (council of Canadians, Canadian organic growers, society for a GE free BC, etc). Their mission statement is: To promote food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world by facilitating, informing and organizing civil society action.
Join us for a unique status update about genetically modified (GM) food, crops, and animals. What's the controversy all about? What's the reality of GM in Canada, and what's the future both here and around the world?
While the subject of GMOs is prevalent, many people are unaware of current political developments, and we believe this will be both informative and relevant to many students here at Concordia. Don't miss this, and come with questions!
More info can be found here www.cban.ca

My Montreal, Our Values
March 21 - April 3, 6:00pm · Ends at 9:00pm
Loyola Chapel Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West
A citizen photo exhibition exploring Montreal's cultural and religious diversity. Participants from a number of different backgrounds spent a day taking photographs of their routines, loved ones and the small moments that make up their daily lives. Join us on March 21 at 6pm at Concordia's Loyola chapel to celebrate these stories and to share our experiences of living in this beautifully pluralistic city.
Vernissage and launch of website : 21 Mars 18:00-21:00
Opening hours: M-F L-V 09:00-17:00 S/S - S/D 09:00-17:00

Anti-Gaspé: Repenser le systéme d'Alimentaire pour mettre fin au gaspillage
Friday, March 21at 6:15pm - 9:15pm
NDG Food Depot- 2146 av. Marlowe
For the latest discussion as part of the Monthly Potluck series, Transition NDG invites you to come and share your voice on the topic of Waste in the current food systems.
We hope to collectively determine what and where the problems lie which are causing this valuable resource to be ignored and under-managed, while also sharing and envisioning what solutions exist on a personal, community, business and political level.
These same solutions can effectively transform this resource into positive social change for a more sustainable less wasteful food system.
For more information about the event or if you would like to get involved in a food transformation workshop leading up to this event, please contact for more details.

Your Radio is a Bomb: The Explosive power and potential of independent media
Saturday, March 22at 1:30pm
Concordia University - Hall Building (7th Floor)
Facebook this. Tweet that. Texting. Sexting. Today, we seem to have more power than ever to say what we want and broadcast it to the world.... but is anybody listening? And is anything gonna change?
This workshop will explore the revolutionary potentials and limitations of independent and community media. With a particular focus paid towards community radio, we will look at some of the turning points in the recent history of grassroots media, and try to draw inspiration to fuel our present-day struggles.
In the first 15 minutes of this workshop, we will look at the history of community radio and other forms of autonomous movement media. Here we will look at the Bolivian miners' stations in the late 1940s, the rise of the Pacifica network in the USA, and the expropriation of radio stations during the Oaxaca uprising in Mexico in 2006. In the next 15 minutes, we will talk about some local examples of independent media in Montreal, and play some clips from CKUT radio. And finally, for the last hour of the presentation, we will do a hands-on tutorial for using digital recording equipment. Participants will be shown the basics of how to use microphones to conduct interviews, and then will be encouraged to record interviews with other presenters at Study in Action. Those interviews will later be aired on CKUT radio.

Saturday, March 22at 9:00pm - 3:00am
La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint-Laurent
Featuring : Tony Ezzy, Pyongyang, Jef Barbara and DJ Andy Williams!
Come celebrate local non-profit organization Archive Montreal’s 15 years of promoting and preserving Montreal’s independent arts scene, and help fund the conversion of it. Distroboto art vending machines for the new Canadian coins!
TICKETS: $12 en avance ou en ligne à http://www.liftticketsystem.com/tickets/soirée-15e-anniversaire-archive-montréal-avec-jef-barbara-pyongyang-tony-ezzy-djs ou à la porte.

PORN CAFE: intelligent discussions about the shit that turns us on
Sunday, March 23 8:00pm
Le Cagibi, 5490 boul St. Laurent
When did porno pussy start to be shaved, and why? Where do power dynamics intersect in interracial gang-bang videos? Plots for adult films: do you need them?
These and other questions are on the menu at the PORN CAFE.
Admission: $5 (18+ only)
Every month, Sexploreum brings you a presentation of classic or groundbreaking porn, and then follows it up with guest panel commentary and facilitated discussion. Whether you are a avid and thoughtful porn consumer, a student of human nature, or just curious what all the fuss is about, PORN CAFE is a place for you!
The series continues on Sunday, March 23, with "The Crash Pad", the 2005 groundbreaker that launched its own empire of popular online serial installments, and brought new power and diversity to queer, feminist, pro-fuck porn. We're jumping 35 years and across the continent from the film we saw last month, so buckle up, buttercup!

Queers/Trans Yoga
Sundays, 7-8:30pm
Studio Sundari - 6264 St. Hubert

Come and spend an hour working with your body and mind at QTY, Studio Sundari.
The class will be a Hatha/Vinyasa style class and is open for all abilities and body types.
Come and meet your community in a safe, non judgemental space!
There will be mats for all those who do not have one, blocks, filtered water and a gender neutral change area.
The class is from 7.30pm till 8.30pm, but you can arrive as of 7pm to get yourself comfortable in the space.
$15.00 for the class