OPIRG Kingston hosts Alt Frosh 2014!

10 Sep


The Ontario Public Interest Research Group Kingston is excited to work with allied groups and friends to host Alt-Frosh 2014! Alt-Frosh strives to foster a diverse and complex conversation as a result these events are open to all members of the Kingston and Queen’s community.

Find all the events and details of each on OPIRG Kingston’s website at opirgkingston.org/events or on Facebook at: 


1. Prison Town – An Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex in Kingston September 12, 3pm at Queen’s University, Theological Hall Room 102

2. Screening Under the Stars: To Be Takei. September 12, 8:15pm, on the lawn outside the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane

3. Porcupine Quill Earring Workshop September 13, 10am at Four Directions Aboriginal Centre 146 Barrie Street

4. POSTPONED Alternative Walking Tours of Kingston leaving the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane 

5. POCTalk Open Mic Night Featuring Lady Sin Trayda MOVED TO September 20th, 7pm at the Sleepless Goat, 91 Princess Street

6. Blue is the Warmest Colour Free Film The Screening Room September 14th, 7pm at the Screening Room 120 Princess Street

7. Blue is the Warmest Colour Discussion Space September 15, 7pm at the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane

8. Free Film Screening: Disruption September 16, 8:30pm at the Grey House Lawn

9. Workbees with Loving Spoonful September 16 and 23, 3:30pm at the Oak Street Community Garden

10. Words that Hurt: Language, Power and Privilege September 17, 7pm at the Red Room, 103 Stuart Street

11. People’s Climate March September 20, for bus leaving details contact jonathonreed[at]me.com. Contact Jonathon Reed for details at jonathonreed[at]me.com.

12. Positive Space Training Session September 21, 1pm, in the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane

13. Diversity Potluck Dinner September 21, 5pm, at the Grey House 51 Bader Lane


Soul Shakedown- Save the Date!

1 Sep

WHEN: September 26, 2014

WHERE: The Grad Club, 162 Barrie Street (accessible)

Doors at 9pm. $8 before 10:30pm, $10 after.
DJ Fictitious Commodity: dub and downtempo
DJ Blue Stocking: Afrobeat, funk and Ethio-jazz
DJ Seditious: Hip hop and neo-soul
DJ Efe Eme: Afro-Cuban, Electro-Latino, and Tropical Psychedelic

Funds raised will support Kingston for Justice in Palestine-Israel Committee, which organizes free events open to the public that aim to promote knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding the ongoing conflict in Palestine-Israel. Events include: teach-ins, roundtables with scholars and activists, film screenings, and special invited speakers.


For more information about the event contact soul.shakedown.collective@gmail.com

Check out the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398705437018598/

Levana is hosting a Welcome Back Open House!

28 Aug
Come and hang out at the Grey House and get to know your Queen’s and Kingston social activist community. Find more about the groups that call this space home, and their allies, have a tea or coffee, grab a snack, and discover our zine library. 

Who will be there? Levana Gender Advocacy Centre, OPIRG Kingston, Reelout Arts Project Inc., Queen’s Coalition Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, Queen’s Feminist Review, Queen’s Pride Project, and many more!

WHERE: 51 Bader Lane Queen’s University, The Grey House 

WHEN: September 2nd 1pm- 5pm 



Kingston Moment of Action in Solidarity with Ferguson, MO and All Victims of Police Brutality

17 Aug

On August 9, 2014, an unarmed Missouri teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a member of the Ferguson Police Department. Since the shooting, protests and uprisings have erupted throughout the United States, expressing outrage at this brutality, and at the ongoing and unchecked racist persecution of Black citizens at the hands of police. Bring signs, voices, and join us in standing with the community of Ferguson and in remembering the life of Michael Brown. 

Please share this event and invite your friends!

WHERE AND WHEN: Springer Market Square

Wednesday August 20th 2014 at 7pm 

Find the event on facebook at:


POCTALK KINGSTON Open Mic Series Featuting Raissa Simone EP Release

13 Aug

ABOUT THE EVENT: 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. Come out, come speak, come listen!

ABOUT POCTALK KINGSTON:  Seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together.

ABOUT THE FEATURE POET: Raissa Simone is all kinds of excited to host her EP release at POCTALK. Her work fuses black power nostalgia, drone music, and whatever shit is making her anxious right now. She really wants you to come to this and then drink red wine and go swimming with her after. 

WHERE AND WHEN: Friday, August, 29th 7:30pm at The Sleepless Goat (91 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario)

$5/ Pay what you can

Sign-up @ 7.00
Show @ 7.30

This is an accountable space- no misogynist/queerphobic/racist/oppressive content tolerated at this event


Kingston in Solidarity with Gaza

7 Aug


Protests are being organized in cities around the world to respond to the ongoing collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza. Since Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip began on July 8th, the Israeli Defense Forces have killed upwards of 1900 Palestinians and have wounded 9500. They continue to destroy homes, displacing over 240,000 victims to date. We cannot stand idly by as this deathly cycle of violence and injustice perpetuates itself over and over again, so we call on you to stand in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

Our last protest at City Hall drew a crowd of over 350 Kingstonians and we expect even more this time. Bring Palestinian flags, banners, and your voices! Spread the word, Gaza needs you. 

We will be gathering in Market Square at 5.30 pm on Friday August 8th.

Find the event on facebook here: 



7 Aug

WHAT: Join us for a POCTALK foodshare at the Grey House! POCTALK was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. POCTALK aims to give a space 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.

We ask that everyone respect this space as PoC, mixed race, and/or Indigenous-only.

WHERE: The Grey House, 51 Bader Lane Queen’s University 

WHEN: Wednesday August 13th at 5pm 

Find the event on facebook here: 



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