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Social Media as a Civic Engagement Tool

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm


E.J Pratt Library, room 306
71 Queens Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 1.7868" N, 79° 23' 34.7964" W

Juggling work, family and other commitments can make it difficult to stay on top of your city’s politics, but the internet and social media have made it easier than ever to be civically engaged. Can’t make it to a Council meeting? Follow the live-stream from the comfort of your home or office. No idea when the issues that matter to you will come up on Council floor? Familiarize yourself with the Toronto City Council Meeting Monitor. Want to meet people who share your views on city issues? Chances are you can find them on Twitter.

Attend this workshop to learn the basics on how to use social media and web resources to stay engaged with your city and connect with others who share your interests.


The Art Day Project

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 5:00am


Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON

The Textile Museum of Canada is pleased to present Creative Matters • The Art Day Project, a partnership to celebrate and demystify the art of rug design and fair trade weaving.

The Art Day Project will launch at the Textile Museum of Canada on November 20, 2013 with an educational exhibit, a lecture, and hands-on design workshops for the general public, post-secondary students and teachers. A comprehensive multi-media presentation of handmade rug production, materials and techniques will offer insights into the complex process of making artisanal carpets in the 21st-century.


(un)sound occupation: a workshop on sound and politics

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:00pm


Trinity Square Video
401 Richmond St. West #376
Toronto, ON
43° 38' 51.5868" N, 79° 23' 41.0784" W

To all local sounders,

Asounder and the Free'scool are inviting you to participate in a series of workshops—(un)sound occupation—to be held over 4 evenings, April 23-26 at Trinity Square Video. These workshops are intended to bring together the realms of sound and politics—deeply linked but rarely examined together—in order to begin developing a shared language and a tactical agenda for the immediate future.

APRIL 23-26, 7-10 PM
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Be an Ally Against Ageism

Book (public domain)

This workshop (PDF) contains outlines for four sessions to help participants recognize patterns of institutionalized ageism, identify age-based stereotypes, and, ultimately, organize against this practice. The exercises are intended to help potential allies end their own oppressive behaviour and act as allies against age discrimination. 




Anarchism 101

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 6:00pm


Camas Books & Infoshop
2620 Quadra St.
Victoria, BC
48° 26' 17.2392" N, 123° 21' 32.274" W

Freeskool event:

Free workshop: Flash Animation for the Movement

Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm


720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 47.8476" N, 79° 24' 38.2248" W

Making animations to zap your website and juice up your PowerPoint snoozers.

This free workshop has 2 sessions of three hours each:

  • Oct 14: Introduction to animation, Flash timelines and tools demo, story-board building.
  • Oct 21: Student's story-boards critiqued and rendered in Flash. The time in between sessions should be used by students to mess around with their own projects.

You will need:


Freedom of Information Workshop

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm


The People's Law School
900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
49° 16' 51.2364" N, 123° 7' 19.632" W

FOI, Open Data and You: Strategies for Access This workshop will feature three leading FOI practitioners and researchers, who will share insight into the state of the public's right to know in BC and provide useful tips and strategies for accessing public information. There will also be plenty of time reserved for open discussion, giving attendees an opportunity to work through specific challenges in a focused and collaborative setting.

Our featured speakers are:

• Frances Bula: Journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region; Department Chair, Journalism, Langara College

Seeing the Strings: Capitalism and Patriarchy

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 6:54pm


SFU Harbour Center
515 West Hastings Street Room 1400
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
49° 17' 3.0048" N, 123° 6' 43.5132" W

As Occupy protests have erupted across the world to decry the injustice of our current economic system, the question arises: What are we fighting against? At present, Vancouver lacks any adequate forum for understanding what capitalism is and how it functions. It is for this reason that we are hosting the Seeing the Strings series of teach-ins to explore how capitalism operates, its inherent violence, and how it interacts with other forms of oppression (eg. sexism, colonialism, criminalization, etc).

The Art, Science and Spirit of Decolonization Workshop by Zainab Amadahy (Mayworks Festival)

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 23.1192" N, 79° 23' 45.96" W


Pre-registration required: email

This workshop explores how emerging science and the relational frameworks found in the cultures of global Indigenous and other ancient wisdom traditions promote well being and decolonization. This discussion will differentiate wisdom teachings from New Age "spirituality" that embraces the "Law of Attraction", cultural appropriation and other activities that mislead and even harm people. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences/teachings across cultures and arts practices. Together we will come away with new and renewed strategies for community building, decolonization and art-making.

Filmmakers Series at RHPL: Refining Your Vision

Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 1:30pm


Richmond Hill Public Library
1 Atkinson Street Room B
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0C1
Phone: 416-572-4376
43° 52' 13.4796" N, 79° 26' 25.9116" W

Have you shot some footage, but are unsure about how audiences will respond? In an interactive screening format, participants will share their footage and receive feedback. Participants must come prepared to share approximately five minutes of footage on DVD.

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