FREE REGISTRATION TO THE PEOPLES’ SOCIAL FORUM FOR STUDENTS

26 Jul

We’re so excited about the Peoples’ Social Forum coming up in August 21st-24th, that we are offering TO PAY EACH AND EVERY QUEEN’S STUDENTS REGISTRATION FEE.
Registration is $25 a person, so we expect this to reach a lot of people!
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC 901) is funding two busses to bring people from Kingston to Ottawa and back as well. YOUR TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THIS EVENT, as well as your registration fee, WOULD ALSO BE PAID FOR.

For those not familiar, The Peoples’ Social Forum (PSF) is a critical public space aimed at fostering activist involvement of individuals and civil society organizations that want to transform Canada as it exists today.
It is a space for social movements to meet and converge, for the free expression of alternative ideas and grassroots exchanges. It seeks to inspire practical involvement in social movements and develop networked action strategies aimed at fostering the convergence of struggles, toward building a broad strategic alliance against neo-liberal and neo-conservative policies in Canada.
To find out more about the PSF, what to expect, where to find afforable accomodation options, and more you can visit the website here:http://www.peoplessocialforum.org/home/

The Kingston organizing community for this event will also be hosting a Registration Day and Free BBQ on July 31st at 5pm at McBurney Park. Register, sign-up for the bus, and learn more about PSF. Find the event on Facebook here:

http://www.peoplessocialforum.org/home/

 Please invite and share with others that may be interested.

Please email us at levanacentre@gmail.com with any questions you may have, and to register for FREE. We look forward to seeing you there.

In Solidarity,

the Levana Collective

People’s Social Forum (PSF) Registration Day and FREE BBQ

25 Jul

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WHAT: Come out to a FREE BBQ and REGISTER for the upcoming Peoples’ Social Forum (PSF) happening in Ottawa August 21-24
http://www.peoplessocialforum.org/

WHAT IS THE PEOPLE’S SOCIAL FORUM?

Next month, a convergence unlike any other will descend upon the Capital of the territory known as Canada. Activists, students, unions, Indigenous peoples, youth, environmentalists, and thousands of ordinary individuals from every region will unite to oppose the current political and economic direction, and propose a plurality of alternative paths towards a better world.
BE THERE. Included in the registration fee are all conference activities, arts, cultural events, workshops, POC and indigenous speakers, children’s forum and much more!!!

Also transportation WILL BE PROVIDED FOR FREE to & from Ottawa.

Registration $25.00 If you got it -Free if you don’t  (LEVANA HAS OFFERED TO PAY FOR ANY STUDENTS WANT WANT TO ATTEND- JUST EMAIL US AT levanacentre@gmail.com )

WHERE/ WHEN: SKELETON PARK 5PM

KINGSTON RALLY FOR GAZA

18 Jul

This is a silent vigil, but please bring signs.

Gaza: End the Siege!
Stop the Bombing!
Harper’s Silence = Death
Solidarity with the people of Gaza

WHEN: July 22nd 5pm- 5:30pm

WHERE: Kingston City Hall

POCTALK KINGSTON Open Mic Series featuring Lady Sin Trayda

4 Jul

Another AWESOME POCTALK event to look forward to!!

A BIT ABOUT POCTALK: was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. This event aims to give a space and a mic to self-identified people of colour, mixed race, and/or Indigenous people to share their poetry, stories, jokes, songs, histories, resistance, and lives. POCTALK seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together. Come out, come speak, come listen!

A BIT ABOUT THE FEATURE POET: LADY SIN TRAYDA, born RYAN KAI CHENG THOM, aka CHINA ROSE is a fiery writer, performer, spoken word artist and drag-dance sensation. A little Chinese grrl with a big, lipsticked mouth, her words pack a revolutionary punch that takes the fight right to the heart of expectation, stereotyping, and all kinds of oppression. Lady Sin and her alter-egos have traveled across Canada to bring poetic performances to pages and stages from her hometown of Vancouver to her current haunts in Montreal. She has featured at such venues as the Vancouver Poetry Slam, the Throw Poetry Collective, Montreal’s Radical Queer Semaine, and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, competing as a finalist at the Verses International Poetry Festival 2012. She has performed alongside such artists as D’bi Young, Kalmunity Vibe, and the Montreal Slam Team, and is a resident at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts’s Spoken Word Residency 2013.
As Ryan Kai Cheng Thom, Lady Sin has also been a featured columnist for The McGill Daily, with journalistic pieces also appearing in The Fulcrum and The Charlebois Post. Their poetry has appeared in, ditch, OutWrite: A Queer Review, Intersections Journal, Kanata Journal, Convergence Journal and What If? Magazine, among others. Lady Sin and her work have been profiled by Concordia University’s The Link and CKUT Radio’s The Morning After.
With her eyes on the horizon and her feet in the glorious, star-strewn gutter of her roots, Lady Sin Trayda is always on the lookout for new vistas of performance, and new boundaries to push.

WHERE: THE SLEEPLESS GOAT
$5/PWYC
Sign-up @ 7.30
Show @ 8.00

This is an accountable space- no misogynist/queerphobic/racist/oppressive content tolerated at this event
CHECK OUT THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/546032348835465/LADY SIN

Corridor Culture Presents: Seminar Series on Free Ideas

3 Jul

about is the collective: ‘The Corridor Culture collective builds social connectivity in Kingston and the region’s cultural sector by aiding cultural producers’ travel along Ontario’s rail corridors and by bridging visiting scholars and artists with diverse audiences here and along the corridor. We are a group of Kingston artists, curators, researchers, and community members, that aims to strengthen the already energetic Kingston arts community and regional network by facilitating travel and connecting cultural visitors and target audiences here and elsewhere in the region…’

about the series: ‘The Seminar of Free Ideas is a series of free talks given by local artists, scholars, and cultural, producers. Please join us for an event of utopian thinking of cosmological dreaming, and or socially grounded knowledge production as we liberate new ways of thinking. new/old knowledge and work through particular ideas, archives, and stories that will be discussed publicly, liberated from the studio or classroom environment

Check out more details on the rest of the series and the collective here:

http://corridorculture.org/?page_id=456

Click the following link to check out the poster for the series!

H. de HEUTZ :: LATHE :: IMAGE REPERTOIRE at the Artel

26 Jun

Check out H. de HEUTZ,  LATHE, and IMAGE REPERTOIRE live at the Artel (205 Sydenham St.) this Friday!

http://www.sulpont.ca/hdh http://

lathe.bandcamp.com/

http://imagerepertoire.bandcamp.com/

$8 / pwyc Support your local arts/music scene at The Sleepless Goat// all proceeds that H. de HEUTZ makes from this show will go straight to the Goat

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POCTALK Kingston & 747 Films: Chicago 10 FREE MOVIE SCREENING

26 Jun

WHAT: Chicago 10 is a 2007 American partially animated film written and directed by Brett Morgen that tells the story of the Chicago Eight. The film features the voices of Hank Azaria, Dylan Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider, Liev Schreiber, James Urbaniak, and Jeffrey Wright in an animated reenactment of the trial based on transcripts and rediscovered audio recordings, making the film fall in the animated documentary genre. It also contains archival footage of Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, William Kunstler, Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, Tom Hayden, and Leonard Weinglass, and of the protest and riot itself. The title is drawn from a quote by Rubin, who said, “Anyone who calls us the Chicago Seven is a racist. Because you’re discrediting Bobby Seale. You can call us the Chicago Eight, but really we’re the Chicago Ten, because our two lawyers went down with us.”
Free movie screening. Donations accepted. 
All welcome!

WHEN/ WHERE: Sunday June 29th 2pm at the AKA Autonomous Social Centre (the red and black house at the corner of Queen and Princess St. )

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