National Hub Events

Online Playshop: Experiments in Transformative Learning, Sept 5th, 12 – 1pm EST

Are you experimenting with a new learning process you want to facilitate and want a space to jam with others, reflect, brainstorm and get new inspiration? Join us for this online playshop, a space to invest in your own growth and creativity and to connect with other facilitators of transformative learning.

Register here

Righting Relations Doc Night, May 9th – Tales of Sand and Snow

Join us at Righting Relations Doc Night for a screening of “Tales of Sand and Snow” by Hyacinthe Combary.

In a quest to rediscover the spiritual values of his own people, an African filmmaker from the Gourmantche tribe of Burkina Faso visits an Indigenous community, the Atikamekw of northern Quebec. The resulting documentary is a dialogue between those who divine the future in the sand with those who use snow-encased sweat lodges to reconnect with the spiritual world.

Light refreshments will be served and the film will be followed by a discussion. We look forward to learning with you.

This space is wheelchair accessible.

Limited seating. Please reserve your spot here

We are grateful to the National Film Board for their support in this film screening

Introducing Righting Relations Doc Night!

Thanks to our partnership with the National Film Board, Righting Relations is thrilled to launch a series of film screenings which reflect the work of Righting Relations.  We set the reel into motion on March 7th with a screening of the documentary Unarmed Verses by Charles Officer, in honour of Black History (which is every month) at the Catherine Donnelly Foundation in Tkaronto/Toronto, from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation.  At the centre of the story is a remarkly astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.  Unarmed verses is a cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging.

Register for the event here.  Limited spaces available! Snacks provided! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

See the film Trailer here

Upcoming Online National Circles

Building Relationships of Solidarity Between Immigrant, Refugee and Indigenous Communities, Part II: Tues March 6th from 12-1pm EST

Art from decolonization.wordpress.com

To register, email info@rightingrelations.org

Facilitation Tools for Working with Communities to Explore Political and Economic Systems, Part II: Wed March 21st from 12-1pm EST 

Photo by Kelsey Cronin

To register, email info@rightingrelations.org

Righting Relations Winnipeg Recruiting a Part-Time Circle Coordinator

Righting Relations is a women-led, pan-Canadian network that strives to strengthen the capacity of adult educators and adult education to bring social change through political and economic literacy for a just society in Canada. With funding support from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, hubs of adult educators and community organizers have been developing in communities across the country.

Position Description
Righting Relations Winnipeg is looking for a part-time Circle Coordinator, located in Winnipeg, which involves working directly with community circle participants in the community and supporting the coordination of activities of the circle.

The coordinator duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate (book place, order food, etc) circle meetings and activities
  • Communicate and meet with the coordination group on regular basis to debrief and plan ahead
  • Collect information necessary for reporting
  • Update the group’s social media and website
  • Write narrative reports and provide reflections
  • Take detailed notes of circles and meeting minutes and distribute

Term of Contract
5 month position starting April 1, 2018 – August 30, 2018.

The coordinator is expected to work an average of 7 hours a week, but they will not be evenly distributed every week.

Position has the potential for renewal pending funding

Skills/Experience/Qualifications

  • Capacity to travel in the City of Winnipeg
  • Organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience updating websites, communicating through social media
  • The ability to work independently and take initiative while still being a strong team member
  • Have attended previous circles and familiar with Righting Relations Western Hub

Interested candidates may submit their resumes to: westhub@rightingrelations.org

We are Hiring a Central Hub Coordinator!

           

Working for Change in support of the Righting Relations: Strengthening Adult Education for Social Change, a women-led initiative in partnership with the Catherine Donnelly Foundation is seeking a Central Hub Coordinator. The purpose of Righting Relations is to strengthen the capacity of adult educators and adult education to bring about radical social change through political and economic literacy for a just society in Canada.

This is a one-year contract opportunity for a dynamic, creative and skilled person interested in coordinating and advancing regional development on behalf of a national adult education program for social change.

The Central Hub Coordinator manages and administers the Central Hub of the Righting Relations program and facilitates the various working groups/circles associated (and emerging) within the Hub: including program facilitation and implementation, coordination and administration, as well as communications and public relations.

  • Successful candidates have three to five years relevant experience within the adult education/popular education field;
  • Experience in facilitating adult education process from a systemic approach;
  • Awareness of immigrants/refugee exclusion (comprehensive knowledge of the settlement sector);
  • An anti-oppression perspective and inclusionary approach;
  • Demonstrated experience of engagement in social concerns;
  • Experience in exploring and/or working with Indigenous communities (theoretical and practical)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic/organizational and participatory planning;
  • Knowledgeable of the computer programs for word processing, accounting and spreadsheets, email, internet;
  • Ability to use key social media, and an understanding of its importance;

The Central Hub Coordinator is a part-time, one-year contract with flexible hours. It is anticipated that this would be a 21 hours per week commitment.

*Preference is given to candidates within a reasonable commute to Toronto, Ontario.

Closing date: February 20th, 2018

Please submit resume, a letter describing interest in the contract, and the contact information for three references to centralhub@rightingrelations.org

For more information on Righting Relations visit www.rightingrelations.org

 

Please no phone calls. Working for Change and the Righting Relations Steering Committee would like to thank all who apply; however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Online National Circle Feb 7th, 12-1pm EST

Art by Ernesto Yerena

We will share practical facilitation tools we use with the communities we work with to explore political and economic systems and how we can change them, with a focus on working with marginalized communities in Canada.

To register, please email info@rightingrelations.org

 

 

 

 

 

REFLECTIONS ON CANADA 150

What does Canada need to do to become a more just society?

How does being a part of Righting Relations move us toward a more just society on this land we now call Canada? 

Sahar Ibrahim, The Centre for Race and Culture, Edmonton, AB

This year commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Canada.  Whilst we celebrate the birth of one nation, we must also acknowledge the existence of the many First Nations who have lived and stewarded these lands and waters for thousands of years.  We are a nation born out of a complex history of settler-colonialism, nation to nation treaty relationships between First Nations and the Crown, and an attempt to assimilate all nations under one Canada.  How do we navigate this history and right relations, now?

With the exception of our First Nations, we are all immigrants.  However, those immigrants who settled here first, established the systems which continue to govern all aspects of political, economic and socio-cultural life to this day.  These systems, as we’ve seen over the course of history, ensure the success of a few, and the exclusion of many.  How do we address this power imbalance as a nation?  What is needed in order for there to be more equity in our society?

This year, we are celebrating the coming together of a Pan-Canadian, Women-Led initiative in partnership with The Catherine Donnelly Foundation –  Righting Relations: Adult Education for Social Change/Apaji-wla’matulinej.  We are a network of popular/adult educators, using critical, transformative learning processes to lift up our lived experiences and collective wisdom, to examine inequities and move with marginalized communities towards a more just society on this land we now call Canada.  We are a community of practice that recognizes that we need spaces to come together, and co-learn, reflect, strategize, inspire hope, courage and inspiration in order to bolster this work of building an engaged civil society.  

This year we are collecting stories from coast to coast to coast about:

What does Canada need to do to become a more just society?

How does being a part of Righting Relations move us toward a more just society on this land we now call Canada? 

We invite you to join us, by sharing a short 2 min video or a written reflection to info@rightingrelations.org

If you are interested in being part of the network, please reach out!

Together we are stronger than we are alone

Ishbel Munro, Righting Relations Eastern Hub Coordinator, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Adriana Paz, Worker’s Action Centre, Toronto, ON

Catherine Tessa Sumner-Weenusk, band councillor for Bunibonibee Cree Nation, Manitoba

Magdalena Diaz-Arce, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Toronto, ON

Sue Deranger, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, mother, grandmother and bridge-builder

Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot Attorney, Author and Community Leader

Sherri Pictou, Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia and Mount St Vincent University

Theatre for Living’s 2017 production, šxʷʔam̓ət (home), is opening this FRIDAY in Vancouver! 

For our out of town friends: you can watch AND participate in the live, interactive global web cast of šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will be on:

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 7:30pm (PST)

Visit the šxʷʔam̓ət (home) webcast page and bookmark it now!  Please be sure to log on 15 minutes prior so you don’t miss the introductions!
For a time zone reference CLICK HERE.
In Vancouver? be sure to get your tickets now before it sells out!

How do I stream the webcast?

The šxʷʔam̓ət (home) webcast will include a chat space so viewers around the world can talk with “webactors” (actors who are on computers backstage in Vancouver) who can make interventions LIVE on stage on your behalf, wherever you are in the world! 

You will need an Internet connection fast enough to stream video, i.e. if you can play YouTube clips, you can stream the webcast. You should install the latest version of any browser you intend to use, and make sure you have the plugins to run YouTube clips. We’re now able to support smartphones for the broadcast (Android and iPhones) as well as iPads. YouTube’s streaming servers will basically support just about anybody with an internet connection! 
Please share this with your contacts around the world in whichever way you can, especially for those you know are interested in the issues related to Reconciliation and Indigenous rights around the world. The issues related to colonization are global, and we are excited to bring different voices to this interactive play on March 11th!
Organize a webcast party! Bring together a group of friends with several computers (or laptops), get a projector and a big screen and watch the webcast together. People get into the chat space, where there are usually really interesting conversations going on “backstage” about the issues explored.
AND, please spread the word about this unique and exciting project through social media.
We want to hear from you! You can connect with us via Facebook, And Twitter/Instagram @theatre4living where you can tweet us your thoughts on Reconciliation.  Be sure to check out our “What Does Reconciliation Mean To You” campaign on social media #WDRMTY to stay connected with others participating in the conversations. 
For more information, please email us at outreach@theatreforliving.com

 

Walking With Our Sisters

When: January 14 – February 1, 2017

Where: Mt. St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

A touring installation honoring the 1200-plus missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit folks (MMIWG2S) arrives at the MSVU (Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS) Art Gallery as part of it’s North American tour. Comprised of over 1800 moccasin tops made by hundreds of caring hands, it’s a community-based project pushing back against injustice.

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