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How can alternative media be used to address stereotypes and promote a fuller understanding of the contributions of ethno-cultural communities in Canadian media? The United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) Multimedia & Multiculturalism (M&M) Initiative presented a discussion to explore efforts to create alternative narratives of lives and experiences. Over 80 people attended the event […]

On June 5th, two local residents chained their bikes to equipment in order to stop illegal tree cutting (it was without notice and against federal environmental law). Community members gathered in the evening to further voice their opposition. Intersection of Adelaide and Holmwood, Ottawa, Ontario. Speaking: Martha McKeen, Diane McIntyre, and two young residents.

Available for free online viewing or printing to read offline, this booklet contains much of what was covered in the Fall 2011 Activism Course: Building a Better World. Also features four appendices and a full page of additional resources with links. View e-book (PDF) PDF version for easy printing PDF version to print/fold into ‘zine’ […]

Featuring 14 videos from the Sept 10th event featuring candidates Wali Farah (NDP), Alex Hill (Green Party), and Yasir Naqvi (Liberal Party) [the Conservative candidate was unable to attend at the last minute due to illness]. The 1st Voice of Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session aimed at providing a platform for Muslim youth in […]

Being Whole

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a guest post from Julie Rage Lalonde, originally posted as a Facebook note Being Whole   Anyone who knows me well knows that I am an intense person, yes, but I laugh at funerals, use sarcasm when I probably shouldn’t and really do believe in a silver lining. If you know me well you also […]

An article (along w/ podcast & 10 videos) profiling the Multimedia & Multiculturalism Initiative, and it’s Ottawa launch event. The project deals with the problem of misrepresentation in the media through different activities and programs that engage youth and connect different organizations and institutions. This article was published in a slightly revised version on rabble.ca. […]

Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq on the Breaking Cycles plenary on the first full day of the international Women’s Worlds 2011 conference in Ottawa, July 2011.

Her latest album, “At Last” with producer MoSS, was nominated for a Juno and has made the long-list for the 2011 Polaris Prize. She’s performing in Ottawa this coming Thursday July 7th as part of the international Women’s Worlds 2011 conference www.womensworlds.ca See my article from apt613.ca – “Eternia one of many strong voices at […]