Upcoming Radical Events in Ottawa

Event Listings: Monday, October 3 – Sunday, October 9, 2022

This is the most recent compilation from the Radical Events Ottawa (REO) List. The REO List is a public announcement list for radical events, meetings, protests, and other activities in Ottawa, Ontario, on unceded Algonquin territory. The Punch Up Collective collects submissions and produces this curated weekly compilation of upcoming activities.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve expanded the list of events we would typically include to feature more online activities and actions, including some that are not specific solely to the Ottawa area.

Would you like to see your event included in the next REO list? Submit it through this form by the Friday before! Find out more about our submission guidelines and how to subscribe or unsubscribe here.


  1. FSIS Vigil – MMIWGT2S & The Police – Tuesday Oct 4, 12-1:30PM

  2. Video Activism Workshop — Starting Oct 4
  3. Islam & Anarchism: Relationships & Resonances – Wednesday Oct 5, 12-1:30PM
  4. Child Care Town HallThursday, October 6th 7:30-8:30PM
  5. Organizer Training 101 — Coming up in October


1. FSIS Vigil – MMIWGT2S & The Police – Tuesday Oct 4, 12-1:30PM
Parliament Hill
hosted by Families of Sisters In Spirit
Missing & Murdered Indigenous WGT2S Families speak out.

2. Video Activism Workshop — October 4-25

Hosted by Digital Arts Resource Centre

During this 4 week, online workshop you’ll create an outline for a media campaign, you’ll get a crash course on documentary filmmaking, social media graphic design, and how to create a media campaign. Come to the class with a topic in mind and work on your project each week receiving feedback from the instructor.

Accessibility note:

Our virtual events take place through the video-calling platform Zoom where there is access to a real-time live Closed Captioning (CC) feature, a Q&A section to accommodate additional accessibility requests, ASL interpreters (if needed, will be provided), dial-in from phone numbers as well as an accessibility point person who is available to assist with troubleshooting or access issues. In addition, our online events in Zoom support screen readers, provide high contrast mode, and have screen magnifiers and visual modifications.

DARC is dedicated to accommodating your needs to the best of our abilities. We acknowledge that there are preexisting barriers to accessing our centre. We perform internal accessibility audits of our physical and digital spaces each year to better serve our community. We also welcome inquiry, feedback and resources regarding accessibility and accessibility improvement by phone (613.238.7648 x. 4) or by email at access@digitalartsresourcecentre.ca.

DARC staff are available and willing to assist with all inquiries and requests regarding physical access during operating and event hours.

Event website: https://digitalartsresourcecentre.ca/video-activism-workshop

3. Islam & Anarchism: Relationships & Resonances – Wednesday Oct 5, 12-1:30PM
95 Clegg St, Social Innovation Workshop

Join the Research Centre for Social Innovation and Transformation for a talk with Mohamed Abdou, in honour of the release of his new book Islam and Anarchism.

Mohamed Abdou is a North African-Egyptian Muslim anarchist activist-scholar. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Cairo. His twenty years of activist research and experience centers on Palestinian, Indigenous, Black, and people of colour liberation, and draws on the Indigenous Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico, as well as his participation in the Egyptian uprisings of 2011.

We ask that people wear masks while indoors. The entrance to the space has an automatic door, without any stairs, and there are gender-neutral washrooms that are wheelchair accessible.

More about Islam and Anarchism (Pluto Press)

Discourse around Muslims and Islam all too often lapses into a false dichotomy of Orientalist and fundamentalist tropes. A popular reimagining of Islam is urgently needed. Yet it is a perhaps unexpected political philosophical tradition that has the most to offer in this pursuit: anarchism.

Islam and Anarchism is a highly original and interdisciplinary work, which simultaneously disrupts two commonly held beliefs – that Islam is necessarily authoritarian and capitalist; and that anarchism is necessarily anti-religious and anti-spiritual. Deeply rooted in key Islamic concepts and textual sources, and drawing on radical Indigenous, Islamic anarchistic and social movement discourses, Abdou proposes ‘Anarcha-Islam’.

Constructing a decolonial, non-authoritarian and non-capitalist Islamic anarchism, Islam and Anarchism philosophically and theologically challenges the classist, sexist, racist, ageist, queerphobic and ableist inequalities in both post- and neo-colonial societies like Egypt, and settler-colonial societies such as Canada and the USA.

4. Child Care Town Hall – Thursday, October 6th 7:30-8:30PM
Online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89268571580?pwd=M1B6T2ZBM2lyNUloUzVvTHIySzZ2UT09

The event will start with an introduction to the current child care context in Ottawa. Candidates running for city council will then respond to questions about their plans for child care.
Panelists: Kim Hiscott (child care operator), Nathan Prier (parent), Amanda Quance (ECE/teacher)

This event will be held virtually, and streamed to Facebook live.
A subtitled version will be posted following the event.

5. Organizer Training 101 — October 19-29

Hosted by Ottawa-Outaouais Industrial Workers of the World General Membership Branch

Do you want to form a union at your workplace for better conditions and respect on the job, but don’t know where to start?

The IWW’s Organizer Training (OT101) is there to demystify the union process by breaking it down into simple steps that anyone can follow. Using real world examples from past union drives, roleplays, and advice from longtime union organizers, we’ll help you develop a plan to fight and win together in your workplace.

Due to Covid restrictions, this training will be held online over our virtual meeting hall (BBB) on two Wednesday evenings and two Saturdays.

Each session is 3 hours long with breaks every hour. All sessions must be attended in order to pass the training. Once completed, you’ll be eligible to attend an OT102, as well as the Training4Trainers program should you wish to become a trainer yourself (and we hope you do!)

1st Session: Wed Oct 19th 6:30-9:30pm EST
2nd Session: Sat Oct 22nd 1-4pm EST
3rd Session:Wed Oct 26th 6:30-9:30pm EST
4th Session: Sat Oct 29th 1-4pmEST

What you’ll need:

  • Laptop or desktop (no phones please) running Firefox or Chrome browser
  • Microphone and Webcam (headphones encouraged)
  • Pen and Notebook
  • Copy of the training booklet (email info@ottawaiww.org to request a printed copy)

Register today

If you’d like to attend, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/EkeRpCj89HxYN9wU6

Deadline for registration is Oct 12th, 2022