Tuesday, April 22, 2014

JOATU - Jack Of All Trades Universe Skill share Launches !



Everyone has something to offer in the Jack of all trades Universe (JoatU)


The Montreal-based aspiring non-profit social enterprise is launching a cross-country awareness and crowd-funding campaign.


The Jack of all trades Universe is an online community marketplace – a space where members can exchange any type of value that they can imagine. Members can use their skills to grow, build, or create anything they want to trade, rent or sell within their personally-defined community boundaries.  

JoatU and it’s growing number of users are laying down a foundation for the development of the decentralized open-sourced world.

JoatU’s goal is to bring currency generation and local exchange to communities everywhere.
JoatU allows people to literally create their own jobs.  “By 2020, more than 40 percent of the American workforce, or 60 million people, will be freelancers, contractors and temp workers…”¹ The benefits to individuals cannot be understated.

JoatU isn’t just for individual exchanges however.  “It is also a community currency generator – literally a money printer for communities,” explains Jamie Klinger, JoatU’s founder.

When a member makes an offer that is beneficial to the community, currency is generated to pay the individual for their service by the JoatU currency generator.  But it is up to the communities to decide what offers they will and will not support.

By creating currency to fund offers that benefit the community, the entire community can directly address its own needs through JoatU service offers. JoatU will enrich the quality of our very lives.

Learn more about JoatU at www.joatu.com and join the 40-day crowd-funding campaign starting April 22nd at love.joatu.com. For more information, contact JoatU’s founder, Jamie Klinger, at 514-594-5250 or jamie@joatu.com.



Why would users want the JoatU Unit, instead of cash?

By using the user-created JoatU currency, the products and services that are more valuable to the community will receive a higher voted value by the community members, making JoatU users the decision makers in terms of the assigning the level of demand for specific services that serve their needs.

Key benefits of JoatU:

  • Perhaps a local organization needs volunteers and resources for an upcoming festival or event – if the event is considered valuable by the community, the JoatU reimbursement for volunteered time or items will increase, as per the ‘mean’ taken from the community’s vote.

  • With a community driven, democratic system, there tends to fairer imbursement and pricing of goods and services.

  • A ‘User Reviews’ system will support users in their selection, as they will see feedback from other users regarding those users offering services, so they can select with confidence.

  • Users can also loan items for JoatU. Using GPS mapping for search results, users could contribute to a festival by lending tables or equipment for the event.

  • This in turn empowers volunteers with more Units for their time, to then have greater say and investment in what they will see as the next worthwhile endeavor for their community in future.

JOATU’s aim is to learn from the inefficiencies in our current economic system, and offer the alternative of a truly democratic, locally driven, equitable system.


What is JoatU’s crowd funding project for $25,000 going to be used for?

JoatU is well on the way to becoming a reality, but needs help from those who will benefit from its vision.  $25,000 will not only pay for talented developers, programmers, and design work for the initial beta release of JoatU, but will allow us to continue testing JoatU into the near future and dedicate the time necessary to the business aspects of the system that will make JoatU a financially sustainable vehicle for change.
If JoatU is capable of reaching further funding levels at $50,000, $75,000, and $100,000, we will work to build in additional features including collaborative community decision making with Loomio, collaborative community offers (many-to-community), collaborative individual offers (many-to-one) and a fully operable mobile application.  The priorities of the project will be determined by our collaborative decision-making group.

October 5th, 2012 – JoatU’s idea creation
April 22, 2014 (Earth Day) – Crowdfunding launch
Early July 2014 - $100+ funders are invited into Loomio collaborative decision-making group to help decide how to best spend our crowdfunding money to have JoatU built and maintained most effectively
Late January, 2015 – JoatU Site Launch


Monday, April 21, 2014

Rad Events This Week!


Source: Fix.com


http://www.fix.com/blog/national-garden-month/

Living Plant Necklace
Monday, April 21st, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu - 1251 rue Robin
Celebrate Earth Day in STYLE!
Create and customize your very own Living Plant Necklaces.
Put together little components to make your own tiny terrarium necklaces, designed to your desire! Easy and fun to create. Drop by any time to make your own with all materials provided.
$10 contribution - sliding scale.

Earth Day Fundraiser
Tuesday April 22th,  5pm to 7pm
Théâtre Ste Catherine - 264 rue Ste Catherine East
Come celebrate spring, Earth Day and fundraise for Les Filles Qui Poussent -a new kids summer day camp focused on Urban Agriculture and female empowerment!
Tickets available: @ Coop Le Milieu -1251 rue Robin, Theatre Ste Catherine - 264 rue Ste Catherine E and at the door. PRICE: $20
(Price includes Appetizer Menu and Live Musical Entertainment by Concordia Music Students)

Montreal Swap Club Meet-up and Exchange!
Tuesday, April 22nd, 7:00pm
6521 ave de chateubriand
A fun and delicious swap this April!
Come at 7pm and bring clothing, accessories, and potluck food to swap! FILL YOUR BAGS and YOUR BELLIES!
~Please bring vegan food so that everyone can participate~

Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote's Gender Failure Book Launch in Montreal
Tuesday, April 22nd, 7:00pm
La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint-Laurent
Two of Canada’s most treasured and celebrated trans artists, Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon, present their acclaimed multimedia show “Gender Failure,” featuring animation and video elements from Seattle artist Clyde Petersen. Through visuals, words, sounds, and original music, “Gender Failure” explores and exposes the prolific pair’s failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary—and ultimately how the gender binary doesn’t add up. Coyote brings their razor-sharp timing and powerful narrative, while Spoon adds an ethereal voice and poetic turns of phrase to the dynamic duo’s now eight-year-old artistic partnership.
This is also the official book launch of Gender Failure, a poignant collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys from gender failure to gender self-acceptance. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, it's a book that will touch LGBTQ readers and others, revealing, with candor and insight, that gender comes in more than two sizes. Gender Failure is co-written by Rae and Ivan and published by Arsenal Pulp Press: http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=398
Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm
Tickets at Eventbrite, $15 at the door (No one turned away)
www.raespoon.com
www.ivanecoyote.com
Accessibility:
This venue is not wheelchair accessible. It's three levels of stairs up and the washrooms are not accessible.

Queer Revolution! Not Mere Inclusion! Book Launch
Wednesday, April 23rd, 6:30pm
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore, 2150 Bishop Street
Since 2009, the Against Equality collective has been challenging the gay mainstream and revitalizing the queer political imagination. Against Equality: Queer Revolution Not Mere Inclusion is the collective’s opportunity to share its newest work with the world—a collection of all of the collective's books in one concise edited volume published by AK Press in April 2014.
Ryan Conrad, the co-founder of the Against Equality archive and editor of all of the collective’s anthologies, along with a number of contributors, will join us at the Concordia Co-op Bookstore for a brief reading and discussion of the new collection.

Urban Aboriginals and the Police
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Innovation Jeunes - Innovation Youth, 1410 Pierce
Urban Aboriginals and the Police: How can the day-to-day reality be improved?
For decades, Montreal’s Cabot Square has served as an important social hub and meeting place for members of the city’s Aboriginal population who experience the significant challenges of poverty, isolation, and homelessness. At any given time, the square can also be the scene of a strained confrontation between its occupiers and the SPVM. Why do the relationships between Aboriginal people and the police continue to be so tense? Is the cultural sensitivity training that police officers currently receive really equipping them to interact with Aboriginal people in positive ways? This public conversation is an opportunity for each of us to consider a systemic problem, to share our stories and to envision solutions. How can the situation be improved both for today and the long term? When we witness a disrespectful interaction between a marginalized person and the police, what should we do? As Cabot Square prepares to undergo significant transformations, the opportunity to renew these relationships seems golden, but how exactly can they be made better?

Introduction to PERMACULTURE 
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Coop la Maison verte, 5785 rue Sherbrooke ouest
What is Permaculture? It's origins and principles? Come discover and share with us!

Gala des Prix Expozine Awards Gala mit Lederhosen Lucil!
Thursday, April 24th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Divan Orange, 4234 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
The Expozine Alternative Press Awards recognize the best publications that were available at the Expozine Small press fair in the fall of 2013, in three categories: book, zine and comic. At Expozine, the organizing team asked each of the more than 270 exhibitors to submit a copy of their best new publication for consideration for the Expozine Alternative Press Awards.
Montreal’s own Lederhosen Lucil will be the MC for the evening. The awarding of prizes will begin at 7 p.m. Copies of most of the 36 nominated publications will be available, as well as many of their authors and creators !
For more information or to consult the list of finalists, visit www.expozine.ca .

RECLAIM TURTLE ISLAND SPECIAL PREMIERE
Thursday, April 24th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
QPIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, # 204
Join us for the special premiere of Reclaim Turtle Island's NEW film followed by a discussion with Amanda Lickers. Reclaim Turtle Island is a grassroots radical media project that works to develop resources to build capacity for Indigenous sovereigntist and anticolonial struggles in Turtle Island. Reclaim Turtle Island supports the active decolonization of so-called North America by elevating the voices of frontline land defenders and building support for grassroots Indigenous resistance to colonial-capitalism.
Indigenous Resistance to Resource Extraction. Defend our lands. Shut down the tar sands.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXiWcL23sXo
http://www.reclaimturtleisland.com/

Natural Body Creams and Balms
Friday, April 25at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu 1251 rue Robin
Make stuff!

Spiral Herb Construction at Mac Campus
Saturday, April 26at 9:00am - 1:00pm
Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21111 Lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevuwww.mcgill.ca/macdonald
This year, the MacDonald Student's Ecological Garden, a student-run CSA, is developping a niche of herb production for teas and spices mix products!
As part of their project, they want to build spiral herbs for the plantation of perennial herbs, and to create a meditation garden.
We are hosting a workshop on how to build spiral herbs with all the material provided, 10min of walk from the main campus, and you will get your own guidebook with the construction guidelines!

Seed Starting Workshop, Info Session and Registration
Saturday, April 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Girls Can Grow Garden Camp, 1251 rue Robin
Calling all families!
Les Filles will be hosting a FREE seed starting workshop to teach youngsters how to grow plants from seed! Plus more fun activities and education.
All the while we will be providing information about our upcoming Summer Day Camp for girls and taking more registrations!

ProchoixNB / #NBProChoice : MTL EN SOLIDARITÉ
Saturday, April 26th, 2:00pm
Place Émilie-Gamelin
Bordered by Berri Street, Saint Hubert Street, Saint Catherine Street and De Maisonneuve Boulevard
Come show your support for FULL ACCESS to abortion services in New Brunswick!
Join women and men across Canada who are standing in solidarity with New Brunswick and DEMANDING access to FULL health care services as guaranteed to all Canadians by the Canada Health Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms!
The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, NB, is being forced to close due to lack of funding, since the New Brunswick Government contravenes the Canada Health Act and does not fund abortion services in private clinics, and their Regulation 84-20, requiring two doctors to declare the service 'medically necessary,' makes it extremely difficult for people to access funded abortion services in hospital.
WE DEMAND THAT THE RIGHT TO CONTROL OUR BODIES BE RESPECTED!
WE DEMAND FULL ACCESS TO ABORTION SERVICES IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND ACROSS CANADA!
For more background: http://nbprochoice.tumblr.com/takeaction
To take part in ongoing solidarity actions in Montreal, join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/555972261185070/?fref=ts

Handmade Clothing & Art Sale
Saturday, April 26th, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
6521 Ave de Chateaubriand
Healing Heart Designs will be hosting our first clothing & art sale! All are welcome to attend. There will be vegan snacks, crafts, jewellry, accessories, art prints and more to collect.
♥ Lovely cocktails will also be sold so you can pre-game for your Saturday night on the town ♥
To vend at the event, it's $5 for a table and this small fee is just to cover the cost of printing posters & flyers. Please confirm ASAP to get your spot - beccalovesblog@gmail.com
Located right across Beubien Metro.

Sewing Skillshare / Repair-a-Tear
Sunday, April 27th, 3:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
This is an informal sewing workshop that will cover
some basics about sewing machine use and move quickly onto tutorials about denim patching, zipper replacing, and general tear repair. Several machines will be on hand for these tutorials and afterwards we can get to fixing any items you might have(related or not to the tutorials).
Don't live in a throw out culture, fix it and wear it on!

Mushrooms...How to grow mushrooms in the garden and on a balcony!
Saturday, April 26, 2pm
La ruelle verte Desnoyers (Saint-Henri)
Mushrooms are not only delicious and decorative, they are also excellent companion plants. On April 26, let Julie and David guide you in the basics of fungal gardening. On the "menu": grey oyster, elm oyster and stropharia mushrooms.
Participants will each receive a mushroom starter kit.
The workshop will be given in French by bilingual instructors. Suggested donation of $10. But no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
*The number of kits available is limited. To reserve a spot at the workshop and a kit, please send an email to
info@reseaujardin.org
www.facebook.com/events/618633194893215
Reservations & info: info@reseaujardin.org
With the Gardening Network of the Southwest and Verdun.

Radical Queer Semaine 2014

PROGRAMMING :

Monday, April 21th

3h00 pm / Consent – Les Fulmineuses @ l'Astérisk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1426851040905258/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

6h30 pm / Tango queer @ L'Achoppe
https://www.facebook.com/events/1412468955689048/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Tuesday, April 22th
6h00 am/ Screening-debate : anti-gay marriage movements in France @ la Déferle

8h00 pm / Play back @ Free standing room

Wednesday, April 23th

6h30 pm / Build-a-Vagina @ l'Achoppe
https://www.facebook.com/events/1482536958624605/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

8h00 pm / Secte oral sect @ Café Coop le Touski

Thursday, April 24th

6h30 pm / Gender and Movement @ l'Achoppe
https://www.facebook.com/events/539525682835108/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

8h00 pm / BDSM Shibari Initiation @ l'Achoppe
https://www.facebook.com/events/301238236700755/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


Friday, April 25th

6h00 pm / HIV prevention @ la Déferle

7h00 pm / Sex work – Risk reduction @ la Déferle

8h00 pm / Gender B(l)ender @ l'Artère
https://www.facebook.com/events/617503244993877/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Saturday, April 26th

12h30 am / Testimony : discussion and production @ l'Astérisk
https://www.facebook.com/events/565271470237037/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

2h00 pm / CinéQueer @ la Déferle

5 pm - 9h30 pm Forum social des peuples
@ La Déferle

8h30 pm / Kingdom Cum : The Bromantics @ Royal Phoenix Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/591080547639086/

Sunday, April 27th

11h00 am / Brunch @ la Déferle

12h30 am / Queer Reading circle – Homonationalism @ la Déferle
https://www.facebook.com/events/554022981378466/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

13h00 pm / Trans Lady Picnic @ Parc Laurier
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154043833175165

3h00 pm / Radical Faeries – Magic Queer @ Rats 9

Ateliers et Evenments de 1407 rue valois à Montréal
Local anarchiste de critique & de lutte sociale
1407 rue Valois

Soirée de propositions pour le mois de mai
21 avril, 19:00
La soirée de proposition est un moment informel, où toute personne qui souhaite présenter un projet d’atelier, et/ou un évènement, est conviée à faire part de ses propositions. La soirée est ouverte à tous et toutes et ce, que l’on souhaite ou non proposer un évènement. C’est le moment de proposer vos projets, vos envies d’investir l’espace pour une projection, un potluck, une soirée festive, un atelier, une discussion…

RQS: Projection/débat sur l’anti-mariage gay en France
22 avril, 18:00
La Radical Queer Semaine a lieu dans divers espaces de Montréal du 19 au 26 avril.
Le mardi 22 avril, c’est une projection/débat à la Déferle sur l’anti-mariage gay en France.
Animé par Amélie Larose Dubois.
http://radicalqueersemaine.com/fr/
Il est (re)venu, le temps de (re)créer un espace autonome queer où on peut danser le “flamingo” , exprimer son côté punk et radical, se sentir confortable, collant.e, sentimental.e, et où les idées s’envolent comme des papillons…
Un espace dont l’ambition est de créer une communauté solide et solidaire, qui engage le débat, fait la fête, discute, partage les savoirs et les saveurs, s’inspire, en questionnant les limites et les enjeux autour de la notion d’identité. Un espace qui pose aussi la question « c’est quoi le queer? » – en abordant son inclusivité et son accessibilité. Un espace politisant et politisé – à travers son mode d’organisation collectif, à travers ses événements nourrissant la réflexion sur nos modes de vie, nos choix et nos rêves. Un espace qui souhaite être plus sécuritaire pour la communauté, où on peut laisser notre bagage du quotidien à la porte pour vivre autre chose, dans un contexte qui cherche à réduire le malaise, l’insécurité ou l’inconfort de chacun.e. Il est (re)venu le temps d’avoir un espace respectueux, accueillant, généreux et convivial, qui t’invite – en tant que toi, la personne que tu es – pour  parler de ce qui t’intrigue et des façons de vivre notre diversité. Un espace qui essaie de limiter les barrières financières, physiques, mentales et émotionnelles. Il est (re)venu le temps de créer un espace queer de solidarité entre personnes LGBTTQIA, travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe, personnes migrantes, people of color et personnes vivant avec le VIH – en se positionnant contre tout type de discrimination et d’exploitation. Un espace qui se veut antiraciste, anticapitaliste, féministe et anticolonialiste. Allons-y! Osons-nous! Il est (re)venu le temps… de la Radical Queer Semaine!

RQS: Les Bêtes d’hier, Plantes médicinales et mythes sur le corps féminin
23 avril, 18:00
La Radical Queer Semaine a lieu dans divers espaces de Montréal du 19 au 26 avril.
Le mercredi 23 avril aura lieu à la Déferle un atelier donné par les Bêtes d’hier sur les plantes médicinales et les mythes sur le corps féminin.
http://radicalqueersemaine.com/fr/
Il est (re)venu, le temps de (re)créer un espace autonome queer où on peut danser le “flamingo” , exprimer son côté punk et radical, se sentir confortable, collant.e, sentimental.e, et où les idées s’envolent comme des papillons…
Un espace dont l’ambition est de créer une communauté solide et solidaire, qui engage le débat, fait la fête, discute, partage les savoirs et les saveurs, s’inspire, en questionnant les limites et les enjeux autour de la notion d’identité. Un espace qui pose aussi la question « c’est quoi le queer? » – en abordant son inclusivité et son accessibilité. Un espace politisant et politisé – à travers son mode d’organisation collectif, à travers ses événements nourrissant la réflexion sur nos modes de vie, nos choix et nos rêves. Un espace qui souhaite être plus sécuritaire pour la communauté, où on peut laisser notre bagage du quotidien à la porte pour vivre autre chose, dans un contexte qui cherche à réduire le malaise, l’insécurité ou l’inconfort de chacun.e. Il est (re)venu le temps d’avoir un espace respectueux, accueillant, généreux et convivial, qui t’invite – en tant que toi, la personne que tu es – pour  parler de ce qui t’intrigue et des façons de vivre notre diversité. Un espace qui essaie de limiter les barrières financières, physiques, mentales et émotionnelles. Il est (re)venu le temps de créer un espace queer de solidarité entre personnes LGBTTQIA, travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe, personnes migrantes, people of color et personnes vivant avec le VIH – en se positionnant contre tout type de discrimination et d’exploitation. Un espace qui se veut antiraciste, anticapitaliste, féministe et anticolonialiste. Allons-y! Osons-nous! Il est (re)venu le temps… de la Radical Queer Semaine!

RQS: Atelier/discussion sur la prévention du VIH, le travail du sexe et la réduction des risques
25 avril, 18:00
La Radical Queer Semaine a lieu dans divers espaces de Montréal du 19 au 26 avril.
Le vendredi 25 avril aura lieu à la Déferle un atelier/discussion sur la prévention du VIH (de 18h à 19h) suivi d’un atelier/discussion sur le travail du sexe et la réduction des risques (de 19h à 20h).
http://radicalqueersemaine.com/fr/
Il est (re)venu, le temps de (re)créer un espace autonome queer où on peut danser le “flamingo” , exprimer son côté punk et radical, se sentir confortable, collant.e, sentimental.e, et où les idées s’envolent comme des papillons…
Un espace dont l’ambition est de créer une communauté solide et solidaire, qui engage le débat, fait la fête, discute, partage les savoirs et les saveurs, s’inspire, en questionnant les limites et les enjeux autour de la notion d’identité. Un espace qui pose aussi la question « c’est quoi le queer? » – en abordant son inclusivité et son accessibilité. Un espace politisant et politisé – à travers son mode d’organisation collectif, à travers ses événements nourrissant la réflexion sur nos modes de vie, nos choix et nos rêves. Un espace qui souhaite être plus sécuritaire pour la communauté, où on peut laisser notre bagage du quotidien à la porte pour vivre autre chose, dans un contexte qui cherche à réduire le malaise, l’insécurité ou l’inconfort de chacun.e. Il est (re)venu le temps d’avoir un espace respectueux, accueillant, généreux et convivial, qui t’invite – en tant que toi, la personne que tu es – pour  parler de ce qui t’intrigue et des façons de vivre notre diversité. Un espace qui essaie de limiter les barrières financières, physiques, mentales et émotionnelles. Il est (re)venu le temps de créer un espace queer de solidarité entre personnes LGBTTQIA, travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe, personnes migrantes, people of color et personnes vivant avec le VIH – en se positionnant contre tout type de discrimination et d’exploitation. Un espace qui se veut antiraciste, anticapitaliste, féministe et anticolonialiste. Allons-y! Osons-nous! Il est (re)venu le temps… de la Radical Queer Semaine!

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
fripefabrique.com
GRATUIT!
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!
www.clac-montreal.net

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.

KINKY CUPCAKE
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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1561336340758219/
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!
***Workshops!
***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

URBAN HOMESTEAD MONTREAL
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.



CONSULTATIONS:
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

GARDEN CONSTRUCTION:
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

SHOP
  • Red Wriggler Vermi-composting worms $20 a container
  • Self-Watering Containers $15
  • Recycled Pots and Plants $1-$10
  • Fresh Herbs $1-$5
WORKSHOPS IN APRIL
 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!

GO VOTE!


EXPO 106U at CHEVAL BLANC
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.
www.usine106u.com
Contact: Eric Braün (514)728-9349
usine106u@gmail.com
Partner of : ratsdeville - the visual arts' diversity webzine
http://ratsdeville.typepad.com/
www.facebook.com/#!/groups/2530061080
www.alientv.org

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...

POETRY NIGHT 020 @ KAFEIN
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
► WANT TO PERFORM YOUR POETRY OR PROSE? ►
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
www.ame-art.com
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.

VERMICOMPOST
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!
Workshops:
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?
Panelists:
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.
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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.
Free.
Hosted by Lee Mundy - Greenhouse Farm Coordinator
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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

THE BUTT SHOW
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)
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wFVpKYNvRU

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.

DANGEROUS ACTS: STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS OF BELARUS - Quebec premiere screening
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.
cinemapolitica.org/concordia

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.
http://coco-net.org/coco-presents-talk-liam-barrington-bush-author-anarchists-boardroom/

Groucho Fractal in Montreal 
April 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
Concordia University (7th Floor of Hall) & The Nomad, 129 Van Horne
3 DAYS OF EVENTS IN MONTREAL!
WORKSHOPS: APRIL 2ND & 3RD @ CONCORDIA
LIVE SHOW: APRIL 4TH @ THE NOMAD
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THE GROUCHO FRACTAL SHOW + 2 ECO-TECH WORKSHOPS
The presentation and workshops will be hosted by artist and inventor Scott Beibin.
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THE GROUCHO FRACTAL SHOW (LIVE!)
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.
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WORKSHOP: BUILD A SOURCERBOT 3D PRINTER
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.
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WORKSHOP: BUILD A BIKE GENERATOR
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.
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TICKETS
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*
*Bilingual*
*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.
info :
http://freecityradio.org/
http://facebook.com/freecityradionow

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!

FEELS
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
http://www.enavril.com/programmation.html

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.

LAPINOPHOBIE
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
www.usine106u.com
Contact: Eric Braün (514)728-9349
usine106u@gmail.com

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

MONTREAL QUEER SLOWDANCE! 
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

LAZY SATURDAY
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.

Soirée QUEER TANGO
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
Bilingual
FREE
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
MONDAYS:
RADICAL MEDITATION GROUP 4:30-6:30 PM.

TUESDAYS:
SEW AND TELL 5-8 PM
DRAWING JAMS 7-10PM

SATURDAYS:
RADICAL MEDITATION GROUP 12:30-2PM
OPEN STUDIO 1-6PM

LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH:
POC (& ALLIES) GAMES NIGHT 8-11PM

ROTATING NIGHT OF THE MONTH:
POCLUCK (EXCLUSIVE EVENT, AND WILL BE ADVERTISED DURING THE MONTH)

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+)
UNMAN, WITTERING & ZIGO
(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.

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/655580301180384


MONDAY, March 24th -> SACOMSS PIZZA GIVEAWAY
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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/729022247137547/

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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/549185828513990

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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/266788383482283/

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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/555916421189700

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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1428717797375184

ART SHOW/VERNISSAGE
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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/539562839496044/

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.
cinemapolitica.org/concordia

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

D.I.Y. MOISTURIZER, LIP BALM & SALVES
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
ABOUT THE BOOK
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!

GENDER B(L)ENDER
 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!)
You want to BE. ON. STAGE. WITHOUT. BEING. JUDGED?
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:
lamackerel@gmail.com
Otherwise, turn up on the day itself and register from 8 pm onwards.
Evening brought to you and hosted by Kama La Mackerel:
https://www.facebook.com/KamaLaMackerel
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.
You want to BE. ON. STAGE. WITHOUT. BEING. JUDGED?
You want to STRIP. IN. FRONT. OF. YOUR. FRIENDS?
You want to FLIRT. WITH. THAT. ONE. SEXY. PERSON?
(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!
FREE
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*
*Bilingual*
*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!

BOOK SWAP
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.