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 

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/events/319551354871201/

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

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Kingston in Solidarity with Gaza

7 Aug

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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: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/934211926604418/

POCTALK KINGSTON Foodshare!

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: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/796491920395159/

POCTALK KINGSTON Film Screening of Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe

7 Aug

WHAT: Join us for a POCTALK film screening of Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe. While all are welcome at the film, we ask that everyone respect the space as PoC, mixed race, and/or Indigenous-centric. Come out, snack on free popcorn and beverages, and watch an incredible film!

A BIT ABOUT THE GROUP: 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. 

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

WHEN: Wednesday August 13th at 8pm

Check out the event on facebook here: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/260478820829133/

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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

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