Events

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Women’s Health, Women’s Rights Tour

May 23, 2017 to June 01, 2017 | 7:00am
Location: Toronto/ Kitchener/ Peterborough/ Ottawa/ Montreal
Join us for a discussion on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Two representatives from the Likhaan Centre for Women's Health will talk about how women's health clinics in the Philippines are overcoming the challenges of poverty, violence, and the lack of access to contraception and sex education in schools.

Seven: A documentary play

April 24, 2017 | 6:00pm-9:30pm
Location: Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health (in the Cultural Gathering Space) 299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa
Inter Pares presents the Ottawa premiere of Seven at the Wabano Centre on April 24th. The documentary play intertwines seven true stories told by women’s rights activists in Russia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Northern Ireland.

International Women's Day 2017 Ottawa: The Future is Feminist

March 08, 2017 | 6:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario
Join us on March 8, 2017 for Ottawa’s biggest International Women’s Day celebration, featuring the annual Femmy Awards ceremony honouring local feminist change-makers, an activist fair, powerful arts performances, great food and drink, AND a dance party featuring DJ Seiiizmikk!

Inter Pares Film Nights - James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

February 16, 2017 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. Est, Ottawa
This film by Karen Thorsen retraces the life of James Baldwin, writer and black activist, and his exploration of racial and sexual discrimination in his works. This portrait, which weaves in interviews, Baldwin's stirring public speeches, and voiceover readings of extracts from his works, illustrates Baldwin in all of his charm and strength.

My Retirement, Not at the Price of Human Dignity!

February 03, 2017 to April 30, 2017 | (All day)
Location: Across Canada
Quebec and BC’s pension funds have land investments in Brazil that are forcing peasants off their land through violence and fraud. As part of the campaign "My Retirement, Not at the Price of Human Dignity!", Inter Pares is encouraging people to write to the CEOs of the pension funds to express their indignation.

The Pandemic of Violence against Women: Global to Local

October 04, 2016 | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina, 4th Floor Lounge, Toronto, ON
Violence against women around the world is so ubiquitous that the United Nations has called it a global pandemic. Join us as we explore its root causes and characteristics with two passionate activists who have dedicated their lives to addressing this pandemic through listening to marginalized women's stories, learning from their experiences and implementing practical solutions.

Struggles, Strategies and Successes: Women Building Peace in Sudan

October 03, 2016 | 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart St., Room 207 (SWT 207)
Join us for a fascinating conversation with Dr. Asha El-Karib on the efforts of women in Sudan to build peace and democracy amidst a difficult context. Dr. El-Karib is one of Sudan’s foremost women’s rights activists and the Senior Strategic Advisor for the Sudanese Organization for Research and Development based in Khartoum, Sudan.

Migrant Dreams screening at the One World Film Festival

October 01, 2016 | 12:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario
As a special afternoon edition of the Inter Pares Film Nights, Inter Pares is sponsoring a screening of Migrant Dreams, a documentary film by Min Sook Lee exposing the precarity and rights abuses that migrant farmworkers in Ontario face, at the One World Film Festival on October 1st.

Harvesting Freedom tour for migrant workers' rights

September 04, 2016 to October 03, 2016 | (All day)
Location: across Ontario
From September 4th to October 3rd, migrant farmworkers are marching and caravanning across Ontario from Windsor to Ottawa, marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's "temporary" migrant farmworker programs. The caravan is raising awareness among Canadians about how our food system relies on their precarious and underpaid labour, and call on the federal government to offer them permanent residence status and to respect their labour rights.

Join Inter Pares at the World Social Forum!

August 04, 2016 to August 14, 2016 | (All day)
Location: McGill University & Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec
From August 9th to 14th, the World Social Forum (WSF) is coming to a Northern country for the first time since its inception in 2001, in Brazil. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the world's largest gathering of social movements. Between 50 000 and 80 000 activists from civil society groups, organizations, and social movements from all over the world are expected to attend, including many of Inter Pares’ international and national counterparts.

International Women's Day 2016: Happy New Feminist Year!

March 08, 2016 | 6:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Join us on March 8, 2016 for Ottawa’s biggest International Women’s Day celebration, featuring the annual Femmy Awards ceremony honouring local feminist change-makers, an activist fair, powerful arts performances, great food and drink, AND a dance party!

Inter Pares Film Nights - Granito: How to nail a dictator

December 10, 2015 | 6:30pm
Location: Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
For International Human Rights Day, we will screen Granito, a documentary that recounts the extraordinary story of how a film about the civil war in Guatemala helped a new generation of human rights activists tip the scales of justice in the trial against the country’s former dictator, Efraín Rios Montt.

One World Film Festival in Ottawa

September 24, 2015 to September 27, 2015 | (All day)
Location: National Gallery of Canada
From Sept. 24-27, the One World Film Festival in Ottawa will provide a series of documentaries on global issues that will inspire you to make informed choices about Canada’s future.

Inter Pares Film Nights features "The Hole Story"

May 14, 2015 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: 221 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa
Come join us for the 4th night in our series of Inter Pares Film Nights. This month, we will be watching and discussing “The Hole Story,” the 2011 documentary by Quebec filmmakers Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie. "The Hole Story" analyzes Canada's mining industry, particularly its impacts on the environment and workers’ health. After the film, several key activists in the mining justice movement will join us to answer questions and engage in a discussion.

2015 Speakers Series: The Future of International Solidarity: an open dialogue

April 30, 2015 | 2:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa
Come and join us for a lively dialogue with life-long social justice activists to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and to re-think international cooperation and solidarity together.

#BlueShirt4Burma

April 21, 2015 | 1:00am-11:30pm
Location: worldwide
On April 21st, we call on people to honour the memory of U Win Tin, the co-founder of Burma's National League for Democracy and one of the country's longest-serving political prisoners, by raising awareness and taking action for the release of political prisoners still in jail. Please wear a blue shirt or blue clothing, post pictures of yourself wearing blue on social media, and let people know that there are still political prisoners in jail, and that they need our support.

Inter Pares Film Nights features "El Contrato" - Q&A with filmmaker to follow

April 09, 2015 | 7:00pm
Location: 221 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Come and join us for our 3rd edition of Inter Pares Film Nights. This month, we will be watching and discussing “El Contrato” (The Contract), a documentary by award-winning filmmaker, community artist, and teacher Min Sook Lee. “El Contrato” follows farmers from Central Mexico in their annual migration to southern Ontario to pick tomatoes. The documentary shines a light on the unfair working conditions of these migrant workers who come to Canada every year and who work under conditions that no local worker would accept.

Inter Pares Film Nights - spotlight on landgrabs (in French)

March 13, 2015 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: 221 ave. Laurier Est, Ottawa
For our 40th anniversary, we will showcase thought-provoking documentaries for free to inspire, inform and galvanize action for more equal societies. This month, we showcase Fièvre verte, a documentary that shines a light on a phenomenon of massive land acquisition by foreign corporate interest in West Africa. This film gives voices to communities, especially women, who have to live with the disastrous consequences of landgrabs in Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea-Bissau.
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