Video from Punch Up’s event on April 27th, titled “All In: Worker Organizing Beyond the Mainstream Labour Movement.” The panel featured amazing speakers from Prostitutes of Ottawa-Gatineua Work, Educate, Resist, Justice for Migrant Workeres, Toronto Harm Reduction Workers Unions, and the Toronto Drug Users Union.
The Punch Up Collective Presents:
DanceDanceSolidarity: A Congress Party!
Congress is in Ottawa! Let’s reach for true interdisciplinarity, shake off the polite torpor of the paper that opens no questions, and embrace extra-institutional pleasures like chatting and dancing!
There will be a DJ from 9:30 on, and a cash bar throughout the evening hosted by bartenders equally capable of giving you a good drink or hot critical analysis. Or come for the chance to smash an “evil prison” piñata, participate in raffles for books, or offer donations toward two worthy causes: The End Immigration Detention Network, which works toward an end to deportations and detentions, and full immigration status for all migrants, and Justice for Hassan Diab, which opposes the unjust prosecution, extradition, and imprisonment of an innocent person.
Much of the action will be outside, under a covered area accessed via a wood-chip path that has worked for wheelchair users. Access to the house is up three stairs; there is a bathroom on the ground floor about ten feet from the back door, and there is a gas station with a wheelchair accessible bathroom a block away, on Somerset at Bronson. We don’t have any pets, and the house is normally a low-scent space.
From University of Ottawa, take any of the buses going down the transitway (the 8, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, or 98) and get off at Bay and Albert, then walk up Bronson. Or catch the 2 or the 4 from the Rideau Centre and get off at Bronson and Somerset