Thu, Nov 15th, 7:00pm–9:00pm
703 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
Join us at this very exciting free, public event featuring Mike Dawson, Catherine Gidney, Donald Wright, and more for their first official Symbols of Canada book launch at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The book has been called “amusing,” “insightful,” and praised for the way it “challenges us to think about why particular stories, activities, landscapes, and events are invested with national meaning.” This event is free and open to the public. Books are on sale at the deeply discounted price of $30.00 (taxes included, while supplies last). This is a catered, cash bar event courtesy of the publisher Between the Lines and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Tue, Nov 20th, 6:00pm–8:30pm
University of Ottawa, Learning Crossroads Building (CRX), Room C307, 3rd Floor, 100 Louis-Pasteur Pr., Ottawa, ON
Join us as the University of Ottawa Ontario Public Interest Research Group and the Criminology Graduate Students Association hosts a free public event featuring Ann Hansen on November 20, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Learning Crossroads Building (CRX) in Room C307.
In January 1983, Ann Hansen was arrested along with four fellow members of urban guerrilla organization Direct Action, which had orchestrated a bombing campaign the previous year. (The group is better known these days as the Squamish Five, following their arrest on the Sea-to-Sky Highway by police disguised as a road crew.)
Hansen served seven years of a life sentence in federal prisons, saying her experiences strengthened her resolve to fight the system that jails women for minor offences often related to poverty, abuse and mental health issues.
Join us for this free public discussion about Ann’s life and Canada’s prison-industrial complex.