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A series of speeches and lectures from the finest minds of our time. Fresh ideas from speakers of note.
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An evening with George Elliott Clarke

January 4, 2017
| Canada's seventh poet laureate talks about being Africanadian, and his most recent book "The Motorcyclist."
Length: 53:11 minutes (97.39 MB)
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Protecting the right to protest: Free speech versus corporate power

December 15, 2016
| Slap suits are a common tactic which corporations use to shut down criticism. Four speakers talk about how to slap down slap suits at Media Democracy Days 2016.
Length: 1:03:08 minutes (83.15 MB)
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Ryan McMahon: Red Man Laughing

December 9, 2016
| Indigenous comedian and storyteller Ryan McMahon delivered this year's Media Democracy Days 2016 keynote address.
Length: 59:02 minutes (77.73 MB)
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The Israeli occupation of Palestine: Two perspectives

November 24, 2016
| Two talks about Israel and Palestine: Dr. Philip Leech-Ngo of University of Ottawa; and Greg Albo of York University.
Length: 56:13 minutes (51.48 MB)
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Lawrence Hill on his novel, 'The Illegal'

October 18, 2016
| From Octopus Books in Ottawa, author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice talks to Lawrence Hill about his novel "The Illegal."
Length: 53:51 minutes (56.52 MB)
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Indigenous peoples' struggles and resistance

September 21, 2016
| Building solidarity for land, self-determination and justice.
Length: 1:01:24 minutes (56.22 MB)
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Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of 'Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to everyone)'

September 13, 2016
| An interview at Octopus Books, Ottawa, Ontario about having brown skin in a black and white world.
Length: 59:47 minutes (68.42 MB)
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Justice for Grassy Narrows

June 1, 2016
| Community elders, youth musicians and activist/journalist Avi Lewis call upon the Ontario government to clean up mercury contamination in Northwestern Ontario affecting Indigenous communities.
Length: 1:18:22 minutes (89.7 MB)
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Voices of Experience: Diversity and leadership

May 4, 2016
| Voices of Experience is a panel put together by Ryerson University's Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Office, Career Centre and Student Life organization.
Length: 1:00:56 minutes (139.5 MB)
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Who will win the digital revolution?

April 21, 2016
| A talk by Robert McChesney and John Nichols based on their book "People Get Ready - The Fight Against the Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy."
Length: 1:07:12 minutes (64.14 MB)