Check out our booth at the ‘Planting the Seeds: A Social Justice Fair from 3-5pm today (Oct 6) in Wallace Hall in the JDUC.

Planting the Seeds: A Social Justice Fair is a bit like the annual Clubs Night, but you don’t have to filter through booths to get to the social justice and community organizing work you’re looking for! Come check out various groups and organizations on campus and in town doing social justice work, meet progressive folks in the community, and eat some free catered snacks!


Schedule/Programme Brochure

Posted: October 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Check out our flyer and download it-hot off the press!

!nstigate 2010 – Flyer

Day 1 October 14th:
  1. Destigmatizing Poverty: Transformative Teaching and Learning Workshop 10:15am, (JDUC Polson rm)
  2. “Solidarity Building between Community and Academe” Working Group Presentation and Workshop, 10:15am (JDUC John Orr rm)
  3. Roundtable Access to Higher Education at Queen’s in ‘Times of Budget Crisis’, 1:30pm (JDUC John Orr rm)
  4. Recognizing Privilege: Academe, the Community, and Activism, 3:30pm, (JDUC Polson rm)
Day 2: October 15th
  1. What is Participatory Action Research? Research By and For the Community, 9am (Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Boucher room)
  2. Systemic Barriers to Violence Free Lives: A Participatory Workshop on Economic Advocacy for Women and Children, 1pm, (Artillery Park, rm #1, 76 Ordnance)
  3. Radical Urban Food Tour, 3pm-4:15 (Artillery Park 76 Ordnance)
Day 3: October 16th
  1. Plenary Roundtable (all invited, open to the public), “Respecting Difference, Seeking Solidarity: Towards Sustainable Anti Poverty Actions” by Margaret Little (10am)
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Public Service Announcement

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

!nstigate 2010:Anti-Poverty Rant-In (an interdisciplinary and community based anti-poverty conference)

Instigate 2010:Anti-Poverty Rant-In is an interdisciplinary and community-based conference taking place October 14th-16th at various locations in downtown Kingston and on the Queen’s University campus. Come out to engage in discussions around issues that affect YOU as a member of our community. Share your thoughts and ideas about ways to move forward in the creation of a just and equitable Kingston. Check out our website for full details of the conference schedule:

Come out and get your rant on!

October 1st Fundraiser:

Come out to the first Soul Shakedown of Fall 2010! A fundraiser event for the !nstigate 2010 Anti-Poverty conference. Global Grooves with Djs: Redfood, Seditious, Grenedier and El Tico. We will be shakin it at a Time To Laugh (394 Princess st), doors open at 10:30, $8 before 11pm, $10 after.

Kingston Soul Shakdown Mandate:

Soul Shakedown parties aim to bring the best in rare dance grooves from funk, soul to Latin, Brazilian, Pan-African, Arabic, Asian Dub, Bhangra Hip Hop and more. The party also raises funds for organizations doing social justice work and groups that challenge the status quo of neoliberal capitalism and colonization. We strive to construct a safe space where diverse peoples can shake it out with freedom and flair.

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Radical Urban Food Tour!

Posted: September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I had the pleasure of a radical urban food adventure. Leda took me around various neighborhoods north of princess and downtown, showing me all the wild/urban plants you can eat! I was impressed with all of the various plants that grow in our ally ways, and front yards that have healing and nutritional properties. I highly recommend attending Leda’s Radical Urban Food Tour during the conference Oct 16th from 3-4:15pm, meeting at Artillery Park (76 Ordnance). Stay tuned for her zine that will be uploaded soon.


Register for our workshops

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

If you would like to donate to the conference to offset some of our costs and attend our workshops, please consider donating using our PayPal account below.