TUESDAY ~ March 15th 2011

Today’s show:

  • the morning breath
  • the literary report
  • previews of the Edgy Women Festival
  • homelessness issues with the Change for Change organization
  • an interview with Jasbir Puar the author of the book “Terrorist Assemblages: homonationalism in queer times” by Doug Smith
  • vigil on Parliament Hill  for missing aboriginal women

Listen to hour ONE

Edgy Women Festival - Annie Sprinkle

Listen to hour TWO

The Edgy Women Festival is hitting Montreal, starting this Thursday (March 17th) and running through to April 3rd. It is a sex positive feminist performing arts festival featuring cutting edge performances based around female sexuality, workshops, free shows etc… The majority of the events are taking place at Sala Rossa, La Centrale and Studio 303 in the Belgo Building. For the schedule and more information about the festival visit the website at www.edgywomen.ca. Today on the show we played two segments from an interview done by Jess Grossman of CKUT’s Audio Smut Collective with Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens. Both are taking part in an evening of performance art at Sala Rossa this Saturday March 19th as well as giving love and sex advice at La Centrale this Monday March 21st at La Centrale.

Change for Change is an international organization started by students to raise awareness and aid for homelessness issues. The McGill Chapter is the first in Canada and is holding several events in the coming weeks and looking for new participants. Today we spoke with Talia Smith, a representative from the McGill Chapter. Visit their website at www.cfcmcgill.ca or email Change for Change at cfcmcgill@gmail.com to get involved and find out about their initiatives and events.

Jasbir Puar is the author of the book “Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times” and today on the show we featured an interview with the author by Doug Smith. For more information about this book, visit the publisher’s website at http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=14425 .

The McGill Human Rights Interest Group has organized a vigil on Parliament Hill called The Shoe Statement for this Friday March 18th at 2 pm. The group is collecting 500 shoes which they will bring to 13 Dys to Honour Aboriginal WomenParliament Hill to symbolize the over 500 aboriginal women who have gone missing. Speakers at the vigil will include Bridget Tolley, a proud Algonquin woman and grandmother from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg located in Quebec, Kristen Gilchrist, a PhD candidate and researcher at Carleton University in Ontario whose dissertation explores the growing movement on behalf of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and Lindsay Mossman, the Amnesty International coordinator for the programme of work on Women’s Human Rights. This morning we spoke with Tiffany Boisvert, the General Coordinator of the McGill Human Rights Interest Group. If you would like to donate shoes you can visit one of the following locations: SSMU building, Education building (lobby), Biology building lobby (far door from the terrace), Dentistry building (by the M1 classroom), Architecture building (lobby), Law building (by the SAO and in the basement), Leacock building (Arts AUS lounge in the basement). Drop points will also be set up in the following residences in the next few days: Carrefour Sherbrooke, Molson Hall, Douglas Hall, McConnell Hall, Gardner. Visit the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182431998466835#!/event.php?eid=182431998466835 or the McGill Human Rights Interest Group’s web page http://www.lsa-aed.ca/documents/clubs/hrwg.pdf for more details.

If you would like to attend the vigil the group has organized a bus that will leave from the McGill Law building at 9:30 am on Friday which is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. To add your name to the list email tiffany.boisvert@mail.mcgill.ca

COMMUNITY LISTINGS:

Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism in Canada and Palestine
Tuesday, March 15 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
H-110 Auditorium
1455 de Maisonneuve West
Montreal, QC
Closing Panel of Israeli Apartheid Week:
“Decolonization Begins at Home – Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism
in Canada and Palestine”
Speakers:
* Clifton Nicholas – Mohawk activist from Kanehsatake involved in
current anti-mining struggles
* Audrey Redman – Journalist, writer, and residential school survivor
* Ben Powless – Indigenous Environmental Network campaigner against
the Alberta Tar Sands

Much as indigenous Palestinians have been resisting displacement from
their lands since 1948 and even before, the original peoples of Turtle
Island (“North America”) have been struggling against colonization
since 1492. This panel discussion will bring together Native activists
from different parts of the country to talk about their own
communities’ struggles against colonialism and erasure. Links will be
drawn between the current situation in Palestine and indigenous
communities in Canada. Speakers will address various topics such as
the impacts of the Alberta tar sands on native communities,
residential schools, and anti-mining struggles on the Kanehsatake
Mohawk territory.
ADVENTURES OF THE LOVE ART LAB
Andreane Leclerc (MTL)
Annie Sprinkle (SF)
Elizabeth Stephens (SF)
Contortion + Annie Sprinkle, porn star/performance artist & Elizabeth
Stephens, founder of SexEcology.
March 19th at 8:30 pm
@ Sala Rossa
more events at www.edgywomen.com

SOCIAL JUSTICE DAYS
this week
COMMUNITY FAIR: Activities Night for Activists (and aspiring activists!)
Tuesday, March 15th, 1pm
Shatner Ballroom, 3480 McTavish (Metro Peel), 3rd Floor
Introduction To Tenants Rights: A Workshop
Wednesday, March 16th, 1pm
Lev Bukhman Room, Shatner Building, 2nd Floor, 3480 McTavish (Metro Peel)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Tar Sands: Life and Death Downstream” with George Poitras
Thursday, March 17th, 6:30pm
Centre St. Pierre, 1212 rue Panet (Metro Beaudry) Salle
Laure-Gaudreault (Rm. 200)
An unfiltered look at the world’s largest industrial project, its
impacts on ecology and Indigenous rights, from Fort Chipewyan to
Montreal.

MUSIC on today’s show:

Five Alarm Funk – The Night time is the right time  – March 15 at the Belmont 4483 St-Laurent

Beaver Sheppard – Fat in the Head – http://www.myspace.com/beaverlakehome The IDLERS & Beaver Sheppard will be at  Il Motore (173 Jean Talon West) on Sunday, March 27 at 9:00pm

Giant Hand – Books http://www.myspace.com/322726752/music/songs/Books-79155079 album release show this Thursday w/Michael Duguay – March 17 @ Le Cagibi

Bad Uncle – Black River – http://www.myspace.com/saybaduncle Bad Uncle, Scott Dundar will be at L’Escogriffe Wednesday March 16th at 9 pm

Hooded Fang – Highway Steam – Hooded Fang will be playing at Divan Orange this Saturday March 19th with Cherry Chapstick and the F in Fresh (featuring one of our guests from last week… Charlotte Cornfield!) http://www.myspace.com/hoodedfang

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