Sunday, July 24, 2016

Radical Events and Things to Do During the World Social Forum in Montreal

If you are in Montreal for the World Social forum, you will certainly be interested in visiting these radical bookstores and activist spaces, as well as participaing in these events during your time in this city…

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Radical Bookstores and Activist Spaces to Visit While in Montreal

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore 2150 Bishop Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2E9

Librairie L’Insoumise 2033 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec H2X 2T3

Maison Norman Bethune 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (Qc) H2K 2Z1

QPIRG Concordia 1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204
Open Mon to Thurs, 12pm – 6pm.
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice. We seek to make campus-community links and inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches.

(list of other radical bookstores in Canada)

Progressive Events to Attend While in Montreal

Prisoners Justice Day Punk Show
Sunday, August 7 at 8 PM – 11 PM. Brasserie Beaubien, 73 Beaubien E. Between sets, members of the Termite Collective will share the history of Prisoners Justice Day, which is on August 10th. PJD is a day when folks in prison, and friends and family on the outside, commemorate people who have died in prison. Historically, prisoners have refused to work or eat and supporters on the outside have hosted benefit shows, vigils, and other events to raise awareness about the conditions prisoners face in prison.  Facebook:

Vigil to mark the 8th Anniversary of the Murder of Fredy Villanueva
August 9, 6pm, behind 12 000 boul. Rolland, Montréal-Nord, in the parking lot of the Henri-Bourassa Arena: Vigil for Fredy Villanueva, an 18-year old who was murdered in 2009 by  a Montreal police officer. Facebook:

Demonstration: For Another World to be Possible… Capitalism Must Be Destroyed!
Place Pasteur, St-Denis Street (between St Catherine and de Maisonneuve), Thursday August 11th at 6pm: Attack the capitalist scum in their cozy hinterland… to make another world possible! More information:

Queer Between the Covers
August 13th, 11am-6pm, Centre communautaire de Loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie, 1700 Amherst, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3L5. Queer Between the Covers is organized by a collective of volunteers with the support of QPIRG Concordia. Through this event, we hope to provide access to queer materials that are otherwise unavailable or hard to find in the city, as well as draw attention to the role of queer bookstores in providing community space and supporting queer cultural production.

Black Summit (Hoodstock)
Saturday, August 13 at 10 AM – 11 PM: The Black Summit is the 3rd edition of Hoodstock, an event that aims mobilize the forces of communities of colour through workshops, performances, and discussions by, with, and for members of Black and racialized communities. Come out and meet other engaged residents to discuss and learn about a series of topics, including: Black feminism, white privilege, Black history, gentrification, nutrition, etc.

People’s Health Assembly
Monday, August 15, 8:30am-4:00pm at the Centre St-Pierre (1212 Panet). From monitoring environmental impacts on communities to campaigns for access to healthcare and against corporate interests, we work in diverse ways on health justice. But we share a common goal: the right to health for all! An opportunity to come together to reflect, to strategize, and to plan our ways forward in collaboration and in solidarity with each other to build a vision for health justice.

Community Radio Stations to Listen to in Montreal

on the main Kersplebedeb website:

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