Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ottawa Police Association Hall, 141 Catherine St, Ottawa ON, K2P 1C3 Women's Day/Black History Month Celebration Reception: Walk in Her Shoes: Celebrating 40 Years of Black Women's Contributions to the MATCH Fund. For over 40 years, The MATCH Fund has partnered with grassroots organizations in over 71 countries to bring about lasting change, helping women and girls improve their lives and their communities. From Rosemary Brown's tenacious and fearless leadership to Madonna Larbi's vigilant advocacy for women and racial minorities, we continue to stand on these courageous shoulders.Join us to celebrate their powerful legacies! Tickets: $50. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, door prizes. All proceeds will go to The MATCH Fund. Purchase tickets by calling 613-761-3684, online at matchinternational.org/events.campaigns
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
IDRC, W. David Hopper Room, 8th flr, 150 Kent St., Ottawa, ON
IDRC presents: IWD Panel Discussion: Is innovation sexist? Our panelists will examine what innovation means for women and what women mean for innovation by sharing their experiences from Brazil, Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. They will explore the personal and systemic challenges women face in driving innovation, debate the unique strengths women bring to innovation eco-systems, and discuss what makes them hopeful about the future of innovation. Panel - Moderator: Rachel Vincent (Nobel Women’s Initiative), Helani Galpaya (LIRNEasia), Nozipho Motsa (University of Zululand), Cecilia Rocha (Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University), Tabitha Gathoni Mundia (2009 alumna of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences). Admission is free but registration is mandatory:
Wednesday March 8, 2017, 7:30 PM
Co-hosted by GCTC: Great Canadian Theatre Company
GCTC Studio Theatre, 1233 Wellington Street West (corner of Holland)
CTCA Welcomes Canada’s Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke to Ottawa Poetry Reading and Performance. OPEN to the general public. Free admission.
Thursday March 9, 2017
Dunton Tower 2017, Carleton University
Lecture - “From ‘Coloured’ and ‘Negro’ and ‘Black’ to ‘Africadian’ and ‘Afro-Metis’: The Black-Ink Odyssey of George Elliott Clarke”. Co-hosted by the Dept. of English. OPEN to members of the Carleton Community. Free and accessible.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10 AM - 4 PM
Shenkman Arts Centre- 245 Centrum Blv., Ottawa, Ontario K1E 0A1
Spring Market - Presented by CAB Expos Public · Shopping · Hosted by Crafters, Artisans & Businesses Expos - CAB Expos. VENDORS: Free admission. To book a space as a vendor please contact Lindsay Bégin or email firstname.lastname@example.org When sending your message please let me know what type of business, product or service you are looking to promote.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fox & Feather - 283 Elgin St, Ottawa
NB2PW March Mixer in the Market Series: Purposeful Networking. Networking activities guaranteed to meet and greet. We expect this to be a great opportunity to reconnect and showcase your networking skills with new attendees. Bring your business cards and a friend, and make the most of this opportunity to socialize with like-minded Black professional and business women. Costs: Member $5.00; Non-Member $10. Not including food and refreshments. Please bring your business cards. RSVP: email@example.com
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Recording begins just after 7pm, come early!
BLACK SQUIRREL BOOKS, 1073 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S
CBC POP-UP with Alan Neal, host of CBC Radio's ALL IN A DAY
It's a fun new series they're trying at venues around town, called CBC Pop-Up. Alan is asking people on stage about one moment that changed your life...This week's responders include Global Affairs professor Kamari Clarke, poet Brandon Wint, bookseller Katie Massiah and film reviewer Vladimir Jean-Gilles...and there's music through the show too, courtesy of The Acorn and a surprise musical guest that Alan won't tell me about! Seating is first-come, first-serve! AND IT'S A REALLY TINY SPACE. So get there early. More details: goo.gl/pvP3MJ
March 16, 2017
6:30pm - 9:30pm
70 Bongard Avenue, Ottawa
Collab Space Presents: Entrepreneurs in Action. Are you an entrepreneur or a start-up business looking to:
• Connect with local entrepreneurs & experts.
• Get educated from some of Ottawa's brightest minds.
• Meet motivated and driven individuals with a passion for success.
Then you're invited to CollabSpace, Ottawa's newest Entrepreneurial Community Center for our FREE big Networking Event held the third Thursday of every month. Whether you're brand new to the field or an industry leader, come out for a night of networking and conversation. FREE ENTRY, FREE FOOD. BRING EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
Friday, March 17, 2017
8 PM - 11 PM
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7A2
CONCERT: Join jazz vocalist Antoine L Collins and his enthusiastic fans at Mercury Lounge in a musical tribute to the late Nat King Cole on the Jazz legend's 98th birthday. Accompanying Antoine is the stellar jazz quartet of John Fraser Findlay – keyboard, Richard Page – sax, Phillip Victor Bova – bass, and T. Bruce Wittet – drums. The celebration concludes with CKCU’s T-23 spinning some deep house jazz beats. Antoine's performance previews his upcoming tribute album: Nature Boy – The Music of Nat King Cole. Antoine is passionate about Nat's masterful storytelling, which addresses universal themes, as well as deeply personal struggles, hopes, loves, regrets, and fears that Antoine is certain will resonate deeply today among a new generation. Purchase Tickets here: $15.00 - http://bit.ly/2m6ks2t
Le samedi 18 mars 2017
18 h à 21 h
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins,333, ave. King Edward, Ottawa, ON K1N 7M5
10e Prix du Regroupement Affaires Femmes. Thème: « Dix ans du RAF et dix ans de #BlackgirlMagic dans la capitale nationale! ». Dans le cadre de la Journée internationale de la femme, le RAF organise annuellement un gala dans le but de souligner et d'appuyer le travail remarquable des femmes noires francophones et francophiles œuvrant dans la capitale nationale. Regroupement Affaires Femmes est un organisme à but non lucratif qui a été créé par et pour les femmes noires francophones de la région d’Ottawa et de Gatineau. Sa mission est de motiver les femmes et leur entourage en offrant des activités sur la santé, le bien-être et l’épanouissement personnel et de briser l`isolement des personnes âgées. ACHAT DE BILLETS EN LIGNE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-10e-gala-du-prix-du-raf-32459248486?aff=efbevent
Après le GALA, A.J.O-MARÏA-JANE. ENT. présente le After-party Party du Gala du Prix RAF. Le Dj. Black Jack créera une ambiance musicale exceptionnelle pour honorer les femmes noires de la communauté au SALON Chic du bar Le Forum (2ième étage) situé au 815 Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau QC J8T 2W2.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Ottawa Pianos & Keyboards- 1412 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1H7Y9
CONCERT: The Classics - An Evening With John Kofi Dapaah & Renée Landry. Travel back in time through the musical era's with a collection of jazz, Motown and Pop hits. Join John Dapaah & Renée Landry for an intimate duo performance, as they pay tribute to the timeless classics of Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, and many more! ARTIST WEBSITES:
http://www.johndapaah.com/ and www.reneelandryofficial.com
TICKETS: $25, available at Eventbrite. PLEASE NOTE: A portion of ticket sales will be donated to CHEO - The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (tickets will not be refunded, but can be passed along to another guest).
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, 180 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2P 1B7
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) & Le Mouvement Ontarien des Femmes Immigrantes Francophones (MOFIF) have partnered to create "Telling Our Stories: Immigrant Women’s Resilience". The graphic novel is part of a provincial-wide public education campaign funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to prevent sexual violence in Ontario. The novel features discussion questions for educators and focuses on important themes that: challenge perceptions of victim blaming; enhance knowledge about consent culture; highlight the importance of supporting survivors; and Respond to workplace sexual harassment. The following persons will be present: representatives from OCASI, MOFIF, CALACS Francophone d’Ottawa, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, as well as some of the brave and creative women who were part of the success of: “Telling Our Stories: Immigrant Women’s Resilience”.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8am - 10:30am
Perkins Family Restaurant, 1130 St. Laurent Blvd
A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN. Business Owners, Community Builders, Trades, Athletes, and STEM hosted by - Ottawa Opportunities Network. Our annual Women's Day breakfast celebration brings together many of Ottawa's diverse business professionals to meet, mix and mingle over a delicious breakfast! Get your chance to hear our wonderful speakers, network and start to build new connections! GUEST SPEAKERS: Valerie Assoi, City For All Women Initiative: Une ville pour toutes les femmes. SPONSORS: Ariadni Athanassiadis, Kyma Professional Corporation; Marie-Claude Choiniere, Tupperware. TICKETS:
Jeudi 23 mars 2017
17 h 00 – 19 h 00
Pavillon des diplômés Alex Trebe, salle 116, Université d'Ottawa
La liberté ne pointait pas vers le Nord: Conférence annuelle Shirley Greenberg présentée par Mme Délice Mugabo. Sujet: Les femmes noires esclaves en Nouvelle-France, leurs stratégies de résistance et les implications pour la lutte féministe noire au Québec. Bio: Délice Mugabo est membre du Third Eye Collective, groupe misant sur la justice transformatrice pour travailler sur les enjeux de la violence sexuelle dans les communautés noires. Détentrice d'une maîtrise en géographie de l'Université Concordia, sa recherche portait sur le militantisme radical noir à Montréal dans les années 90. Se voulant une contribution à une littérature émergente dans le domaine de la géographie noire, cette recherche examinait les façons dont le militantisme noir réimagine et transforme l'espace et le lieu. Elle est maintenant étudiante au doctorat en géographie au Graduate Center, University of New York, où elle se penche sur la violence à l'égard des femmes noires esclaves en Nouvelle-France, plus précisément, sur les cas documentés de femmes noires esclaves qui ont tenté de fuir le Québec à l'époque.ENTRÉE LIBRE. Plus d'info:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Origin Arts & Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2M6
SPOKENWORD PERFORMANCE: MISSING LinX + FRIENDZ SBREAD LUV
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Starting at 9 AM
Cultural Arts Studio, 40 Colonnade Rd, Nepean, ON K2E 7J6, Canada
The Cultural Arts Studio, School Of Afro-Caribbean DanceCommunity Open House. Join us for a preview of our new space! We invite you to visit and if possible donate time and/or money towards the renovations to create a beautiful creative space for our cultural arts! Come see the beautiful design plan sponsored by Charleswatermarked Designs. Meet our amazing community radio personalities as this event is being broadcast live all day on CHUO 89.1 FM. Make a monetary donation and be entered into a draw for amazing prizes donated by generous community sponsors! The Cultural Arts Studio-Community Open House is generously sponsored by Rent In Ottawa, CHUO 89.1 and CharlesWatermarked Designs.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Reception 2:00pm to 2:45, bowling 3-5pm
Walkley Bowling Lane - 2092 Walkley Road, Ottawa
Bowling with family and friends. As part of our Physical Literacy recreation program, the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association is inviting you to Come Bowl With Us on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Cost: $10 per person. All proceeds raised will be going to the Jamaican Association's Granny in Jamaica - this falls under the Adopt-A-Gran Program.
There will be door prizes and lots of fun!! As we are providing light refreshments, we need to know how many people are coming. Please respond no later than March 20th, 2017, as spacing is limited. For more info and registration, please contact: Eglan - 613-748-1185; Renford- 613-799-3439; Myra -613-733-6619; Joyce smith - 613-526-4345
Joanne: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-292-3375
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Mayfair Theatre - 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa
Film Screening: Gentrified: Ethnic Cleansing, American Style. 120 minutes — Jason Black, United States, 2017. English. Informative documentary followed by opportunity to network. Presented by B1 Canada. Admission: $20
Thursday, March 30, 2017
25One Community, 251 Bank Street, ottawa
Admission: PAY WHAT YOU CAN
"Journalism, Culture and Politics in the Age of Trump", a public conversation between Nichelle Smith, a features editor at USA TODAY, CBC News Ottaw's Adrian Harewood. Ms. Smith is the Issues Editor of USA TODAY's annual Black History Month Special Edition. She is based in Washington D.C. but was born in Gary,Indiana. More info at: http://octopusbooks.ca/event/chasing-trump-a-conversation-on-journalism-culture-and-politics-between-usa-today-network
Friday, March 31, 9:10pm
Saturday, April 1, 6:55pm
Sunday, April 2, 4:25pm
Monday, April 3, 4:45pm
Tuesday, April 4, 6:50pm
ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. Ottawa K1N 5Y4
FILM: I Am Not Your Negro - 2016 Academy Award nominee - Best Documentary Feature. 95 min. Directed by: Raoul Peck. Starring: Documentary Feature narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Screenplay by: James Baldwin, Raoul Peck. Full description at: http://www.bytowne.ca/movie/i-am-not-your-negro