The Lunchtime Chat Series

15 Nov

WHAT: Join us over lunch in a discussion on burnout and the ways that it shows up in our lives. We will discuss experiences with burnout and coping, and think about different strategies for taking care of ourselves and building resilience in our communities.

WHERE: The Livingroom of The Grey House (51 Bader Lane, Queen’s University)

WHEN: November 27th from noon until 2pm

Lunch will be provided by the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre.

To minimize our environmental impact we are moving towards using reusable cups, bowls and plates. Please bring your own mug and bowl if you can.

Peer support will be available for those who need it.

Coordinated by Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and OPIRG Kingston


Levana Feminist Reading Group reads Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

14 Oct

WHAT: Come discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as part of our first Feminist Reading Group! All are welcome.

WHERE: The Grey House (51 Bader Lane, Queens University)

WHEN: October 28th at 5:30pm

You can find a copy of the book at Novel Idea Bookstore, Stauffer Library, or Kingston Public Library.


Levana Lunchtime Chat Series is back!

14 Oct

WHAT: Join us over lunch in a discussion on violence in the classroom and the myth of ‘safe spaces.’ We will also discuss survival strategies for difficult/hostile learning environments.

WHERE: The Livingroom of The Grey House (51 Bader Lane, Queen’s University)

WHEN: October 23rd from noon until 2pm

To minimize our environmental impact we are moving towards using reusable cups, bowls and plates. Please bring your own mug and bowl if you can.

Support will be available for those who need it.

This event is in coordination with QCRED and OPIRG Kingston

Reading Group: Undoing Border Imperialism

14 Oct


WHAT: Let’s all read Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia and talk about it! Copies are available at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Blue Heron Books & Zines and also for borrow from others.
You can also buy a copy from AK Press here:
If you are having difficulty securing a copy please contact khatija [at] riseup [dot] net

WHERE: The red and black house on Queen St at Wellington St (ramp entrance)

WHEN: November 19th 6pm

Children welcome to attend, though please note that no formal child minding is planned. AKA has an accessible entrance and an accessible, gender neutral washroom. AKA also has children’s books and toys as well as other supplies. All are welcome!

About the book:
Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, livedexperiences of displacement, and movement-based practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author’s experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North America.

“Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North America’s most innovative, diverse, and effective new move­ments. That this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom in this book is a tremendous gift to us all.” —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

Pineapples Against the Patriarchy zine launch!

14 Oct

WHAT: We are excited to support the Kingston launch of the first issue of Pineapples Against the Patriarchy: Kingston’s response to Rape Culture and MRAs. This event will include readings from the zine and a discussion regarding what prompted its creation. Zines will be available for $2/PWYC, which will support future issues of the zine. Pineapples, among other fruit, will be served. This event is free.

WHEN: October 14th 6:30pm- 8:30pm

WHERE: The red and black house on Queen St at Wellington St (ramp entrance)

Children are welcome, though please note that the event offers no formal child minding and that the zine readings and discussion will contain mature and potentially triggering content.

For more information please contact mifeministzine(at)gmail(dot)com.

About the zine: Pineapples Against the Patriarchy (PAPS) challenges rape culture, misogyny within our classrooms, in our activism, our homes, in the streets, and at our jobs. It is one of Kingston’s many responses to the disturbing rise of Men’s Rights Activism (MRA) that has targetted, harassed and inflicted violence upon feminist students, organizers, activists and community folks. This zine brings together diverse experiences and forms of resistance as well as seeks to offer strategies for how to stay engaged and overcome the effects of misogyny through our collective artistic expressions.


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 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] Contact Jonathon Reed for details at jonathonreed[at]

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

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