LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY

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Who is KING KIMBIT? 

King Kimbit is an internationally-acclaimed Hip-Hop artist with a focus on the literary sense, interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. Her poetic work details the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized womxn, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. 

 

Since being crowned Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion in 2012, King has been sharing love and light through her poetry and music across Canada, the US, and more recently in Jamaica, where she worked in part on her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled "Life Lessos Poetically". King currently coordinates Urban Legends’ Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens and is also 1/3 of the founding force of Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop.

 Life Lessons Poetically

Previous events

CANCELLED Common Threads NYC: King Kimbit x Eyeda Sophia x Kimmortal x Meditate x Queen Scholar

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd St, New York

What up New York! Coming to you live from the north side:

COMMON THREADS is a Hip-Hop showcase featuring poetic lyricists King Kimbit (Ottawa, ON), Eyeda Sophia (Toronto, ON), and Kimmortal (Vancouver, BC). Although dispersed throughout colonial Canada, the Common Thread between these three emcees is that each rapper uses their art to speak on and combat the current climate, from racism to misogyny, by creating safer spaces for marginalized Hip-Hop enthusiasts, such as femme and queer folks, to enjoy the art. The north-of-the-border brick, tar, and mortar will be joining forces with familiar New York artists Meditate and Queen Scholar.

Tickets $8 advance/$12 door

Apr7

CANCELLED Common Threads DETROIT: King Kimbit x Eyeda Sophia x Kimmortal

Trumbullplex, 4210 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI

Common Threads is a Hip-Hop showcase featuring poetic lyricists King Kimbit (Ottawa, ON), Eyeda Sophia (Toronto, ON), and Kimmortal (Vancouver, BC). Although dispersed throughout colonial Canada, the Common Thread between these three emcees is that each rapper uses their art to speak on and combat the current climate, from racism to misogyny, by creating safer spaces for marginalized Hip-Hop enthusiasts, such as femme and queer folks, to enjoy the art. Catch this show by these lyrical visionaries!

King Kimbit: https://kingkimbit.ca Eyeda Sophia: https://maxeyeda.bandcamp.com Kimmortal: kimmortal.bandcamp.com

CANCELLED Integrating Comedy and Hip Hop March 21st

Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St., Ottawa

We are back March 21st to bring together two of the greatest art forms, comedy and hip hop. Your MC, Kia Mazar will take you through Ottawa's comedy and hip hop scene.

The first half of the night will consist of 3 of Ottawas favourite comics and end off with 3 rounds of roasts. Two sets of roasters will go head to head until the winner of each round will roast each other. The winner of the roast will be chosen by audience vote. Jeff Davis will be defending his title and the roast champion that night.

Comedians: Peter Saran, Rachel Montgomery, Adam Mensah Adjokatcher

Andrew Wambolt VS George Assily Jeffrey Davis VS Cesar Makhoul

The second half of the show will be our hip hop portion of the night, starting off with the very talented Angeo. Continuing the show will Chubalicious defending his title in a rap battle between another local legend, Teddy KGB.

In collaboration with Cap City Cyphers the night will carry on with freestyle rap. Closing the show is King Kimbit!

Throughout the night Boysdontdraw will have booth set up with their fresh art. BOYSDONTDRAW takes inspiration from hip hop music and pop art icons such as Andy Warhol and puts a modern spin on techniques used by the pop art greats of the past to create transformative portraits of musical talent and so much more.

IMPORTANT The ticket you buy for this event will allow you to stay for the after party at Babylon Nightclub. The after party is an amazing burlesque show valued at $10 a ticket

Tickets: $8 online or 4 for $20 $12 @ door http://bit.ly/Comedyhiphopmarch21st

Location: Babylon Nightclub 317 Bank St.

Time: Doors @ 8:00 PM Show @ 8:30 PM Done @ 11:00 PM

$8 online or 4 for $20 $12 @ door

King Kimbit at Spice: Womxn's History Month

Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel Street, Ottawa

March is Womxn's History Month, and what better way to honour this month than coming together and celebrating talented womxn/non-binary black indigenous and people of colour (bipoc).

All are welcome!

Spice acknowledges that this event takes place on unceded unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

SPICE is a comedy/arts collective that will feature live music, dance, spoken word, comedy, and an art market. Spice centres the voices of marginalized folx such as qtbipoc, womxn and disabled folx.

Please show your support and Spice up your advocacy by attending Spice on March 14th!

Ticket link: https://www.universe.com/events/spice-womxns-history-month-tickets-DP1H9T

Tickets are PWYC starting at $15. If you have need financial support please do not hesitate to contact us at spiceartscollective@gmail.com, or via facebook/instagram, and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.

PERFORMER LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

On March 14th join us as we celebrate Womxn's History month! We are celebrating with performances from both womxn and enby folx.

The line up is as follows: Live music by Anaïs and Cassandra Inniss-Parchment Spoken word by @Victoria Gravesande and King Kimbit Stand up comedy by Seema Rani and Nicole Hosted by Zain Ab and Jaida Welsh

Tickets are PWYC starting at $15. If you have need financial support please do not hesitate to contact us at spiceartscollective@gmail.com, or via facebook/instagram, and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.

Cultural Exchange Party: Food, Fashion & Sharing Space

YOCISO, 1800 Bank St. 3rd floor, Ottawa

An evening of Xchange by the youth of YOCISO via Youth Ottawa's Artistic Mentorship Program 🙏🏽💪🏽✊🏽

• YOCISO PARTY XCHANGE • 💙💚💛 5 - 7PM Friday, March 13, 2020 at YOCISO (3rd floor - 1800 Bank St. above Service Ontario) 🌏🌍🌎 FREE [Donations accepted for YOCISO]

The evening will include Food, Fashion, and Open Mic to encourage teaching and learning of various cultures existing among us, with a feature performance by King Kimbit and raffle for Spice: Womxn's History Month tickets! If you would like to be a part of the Fashion Show and/or open mic, get in touch at kingkimbit@gmail.com.

• Follow @ypx_party_2020 on instagram for more

Ignite XXII: Wisdom of the Past, Present and Future (with King Kimbit as guest judge)

Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

We are excited to announce this year’s theme for IGNITE XXll: Wisdom of the Past, Present and Future - Bài Học Từ Quá Khứ, Hiện Tại và Tương Lai.

Growing up, proverbs have helped us navigate through our everyday lives and are a reflection of the lessons taught by our elders. This year, our goal is to showcase how these messages influenced our upbringing and highlight those who have impacted our lives.

Join us for a night of wisdom and lessons through wonderful performances by VSAs from Eastern Canada.

Location: Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8 Time: 7:00PM-10:30PM

💖 Một chương trình văn nghệ đặc sắc với những màn biểu diễn của các Hội Sinh Viên VN từ các trường đại học phía Đông Canada.

🔥 Với tinh thần tôn vinh và kế thừa văn hóa Việt Nam, chủ đề của chương trình năm nay sẽ là những câu ca dao tục ngữ được ông bà ta truyền lại.

Chương trình có sự tham gia của VSA từ những trường đại học sau: University of Toronto St.George, University of Toronto Mississauga, York University, Ryerson University, Western University, McMaster University, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo và McGill University.

📆 THỜI GIAN: March 7, 2020 | 7:00PM-10:30PM

📌 ĐỊA ĐIỂM: Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8

⚡️ GIÁ VÉ: http://bit.ly/ignitexxii

Early Bird - $20 (SOLD OUT)

Regular - $30

At Door - $40

Early Bird - $20 (SOLD OUT) Regular - $30 At Door - $40

Cap City Cyphers: Past, Present & Future

Cultural Arts Studio, 149 King George - Unit 7, Ottawa

SESSION 19 will be paired with a documentary screening and ending with an Open Mic with a feature performance from founder 4theworld. Emcees, rappers, word samurais of all styles and backgrounds are welcome. Producers, tag and send your beats! Performers for the Open Mic, email us your music at capcitycyphers@gmail.com. No sign-up required for CYPHER portion.

PAST: 5PM Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 1, Episode 1 - The Foundation PRESENT: 6:13PM SESSION 19 FUTURE: 8:30PM Open Mic ft. 4theworld

Cap City Cyphers organizes and operates on the traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. You can learn more about this land claim thanks to Lynn Gehl, PHD here: https://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging/algonquin-anishinaabe-land-acknowledgement

Our main goals at Cap City Cyphers are: 1) to hold safer spaces for creatives to share, foster, and develop skills related to Hip-Hop culture, mainly freestyle emceeing, beatmaking, and live drawing, as well as 2) to keep Hip-Hop culture alive by hosting freestyle rap sessions and presenting educational programming related to Hip-Hop

The intention of our series is to unite all Hip-Hop enthusiasts such as rappers, producers, and visual artists, especially artists who are living in the margins of the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas to explore their creativity in an inclusive and safer space, so we encourage attendees to refrain from rapping or engaging in any hate speech including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. Hip-Hop has been historically a marginalized genre of music, and within that lies further ostracizing of Hip-Hop artists who are racialized, womxn, and queer. While holding this awareness at the forefront, we will not censor or shun people who might be problematic because we also believe that "cancel culture" can be just as harmful. Instead, our method of resolution to keep this a safer space for artists who are racialized, queer, and womxn as an organization is to hold people accountable for their Word by calling them in to a discussion on its power.

YouthSpeak Ottawa: The 4th Slam & Open Mic

Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch , 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa

Join us on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020 for the much anticipated YouthSpeak! Slam at 6:30PM in room B125 (basement) of the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa Main Branch: 120 Metcalfe St.

Open mic available at the start of the slam! Sign up at the door. FREE

YouthSpeak! drop-in writing sessions take place every Monday in the basement of the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch from 5-8PM. If you're 22 and under and would like to attend, feel free to drop by any time. If you are older than 22 and still want to participate, you can sign up to be a volunteer facilitator at youthspeakottawa@gmail.com.

Take Care!

For the first time ever, YouthSpeak will be hosting a Poetry Slam for youth, age 22 and younger. The YouthSpeak writing and performance mentorship will continue ever Monday, with the last Monday of each month reserved for the SLAM. Any youth age 22 and younger are invited to drop-in for the weekly workshop series or compete in the slam or perform in the OPEN MIC portion (non-competitive) at the beginning of the slam. Sign-up at the door.

POETRY SLAM is the competitive form of Spoken Word poetry. The YouthSpeak slam series will determine a team of the top 5 youth poets to represent Ottawa at Voices of Today Youth Poetry Festival in 2020. Donations will be accepted to cover travel costs.

Cap City Cyphers Session 18 @ Produced by Youth End of the Year Celebration

Galerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas, Ottawa

GET YOUR TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE!! LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DESCRIPTION

Our first workshop cycle is coming to an end and we want to invite YOU to come celebrate with us the success of our first cycle students!

During our celebration, each student will showcase their finale musical project! Join us as we hear how each student applied what they've learned during our first cycle.

18:13-18:30 CapCity Cyphers 18:30-21:30 Celebration 21:30-22:00 CapCity Cyphers

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/produced-by-youth-end-of-the-year-celebration-tickets-91448443757?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Cap City Cyphers: Session 18 x Produced by Youth graduation

Galerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas, Ottawa

CAP CITY CYPHERS Our first cypher of Black History month will be at the Produced By Youth graduation party to celebrate young black production students in Ottawa/Gatineau.

GET YOUR TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE!! LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DESCRIPTION

Our first workshop cycle is coming to an end and we want to invite YOU to come celebrate with us the success of our first cycle students!

During our celebration, each student will showcase their finale musical project! Join us as we hear how each student applied what they've learned during our first cycle.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/produced-by-youth-end-of-the-year-celebration-tickets-91448443757

Free. Register via link

King Kimbit at Fête Frissons

Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 boul. Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa

Ottawa based musician and founder of Cap City Cyphers, King Kimbit shares stories of survival and resilience through R.hythm A.nd P.oetry. The audience will be invited to join in a circle, where a conversation will be started over beats in the background.

Celebrate Winterlude in Orléans and shake up winter with a day of family fun! Enjoy free musical entertainment, face-painting, art making, storytelling, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow!

See full itinerary here 👇 http://shenkmanarts.ca/en/calendar_calendrier/february_fevrier_2020/fete_frissons_2020/index.htm

❄ #Winterlude ❄ Capital Experience ❄

Profitez à fond des joies de l’hiver en célébrant le Bal de neige à Orléans avec votre famille! Spectacles de musique, séances de maquillage, ateliers d’art, histoires, danse et plaisir dans la neige; tout est gratuit!

Voir l’horaire de l’activité ici 👇 http://shenkmanarts.ca/fr/calendar_calendrier/february_fevrier_2020/fete_frissons_2020/index.htm ❄ #BaldeNeige ❄ Vivez la capitale ❄

Cap City Cyphers: Session 17

Platinum Tattoos Arts Studios, 2527 Baseline Road, Ottawa

✰ SESSION 17 ✰ at Platinum Tattoos Art Studio ✰ 2527 Baseline Rd. - unit 207
6:13-8:19PM Saturday, January 18, 2020

Worrrrrrrdddddd up!

The FIRST CYPHER of 2020 will be in the #westside #bayshore #centrepointe #iris. Our freestyle rap session #17 will be taking place at Platinum Tattoos Art Studio, owned by rapper BullyZone.

Come spit bars and enjoy the company of your fellow rappers. Conversations on beats and vocals over vibes. Open to everyone, however the venue is stairs only. This space is meant for everyone who is interested in witnessing Freestyle Rap, whether emcee or spectator.

Producers, tag your beats and send them over to capcitycyphers@gmail.com to have them played. We ask that all attendees BE MINDFUL that we do not encourage hate speech of any kind including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism, etc.

Cap City Cyphers organizes and operates on the traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. You can learn more about this land claim thanks to Lynn Gehl, PHD here: https://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging/algonquin-anishinaabe-land-acknowledgement

Our main goals at Cap City Cyphers are: 1) to hold safer spaces for creatives to share, foster, and develop skills related to Hip-Hop culture, mainly freestyle emceeing, beatmaking, and live drawing, as well as 2) to keep Hip-Hop culture alive by hosting freestyle rap sessions and presenting educational programming related to Hip-Hop

The intention of our series is to unite all Hip-Hop enthusiasts such as rappers, producers, and visual artists, especially artists who are living in the margins of the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas to explore their creativity in an inclusive and safer space, so we encourage attendees to refrain from rapping or engaging in any hate speech including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. Hip-Hop has been historically a marginalized genre of music, and within that lies further ostracizing of Hip-Hop artists who are racialized, womxn, and queer. While holding this awareness at the forefront, we will not censor or shun people who might be problematic because we also believe that "cancel culture" can be just as harmful. Instead, our method of resolution to keep this a safer space for artists who are racialized, queer, and womxn as an organization is to hold people accountable for their Word by calling them in to a discussion on its power. https://www.facebook.com/pg/capcitycyphers/about

ULPC Slam #4 ft. King Kimbit

Arlington 5, 5 Arlington, Ottawa

Doors open and sign up at 7:00 Show starts at 7:30 SHARP! 4 open mic spots 9 slam spots $10 the door or online!

FREE for performers, high school students with school ID, and Youthspeak facilitators! We are always looking for volunteers to facilitate our writing and performance mentorship sessions (Monday’s weekly 5-8PM at Ottawa Public

BOOKS 'N' BEATS

Secret Location, Montreal

BOOKS'N'BEATS Knowledge is a tinggg! . .

Bring a book, take a book. Have a look.. Chill, kick back, get your read on.. We got vinyl on decks, snacks on set, special draaank all set.

BLES-SED spinning an all vinyl hip-hop set 🔥 She always brings the heat!! . . This afternoon is in appreciation of reading in our culture. Time to turn up with a book in hand. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is sexy. Vernacular is spectacular! We just wanted to shed a light that reading, kids, is indeed da coolest.

Have a favourite passage you'd like to share? Sign up for the early "Open Page" and read to us baby! We'll even get BLES-SED to bless it with some mood music! Live performances by: King Kimbit (Ottawa) Super King Armor (NYC) Eyeda Sophia (Toronto)

Hosted by Se'lah Genesis!

Happening in a secret location in downtown MTL!! . . Snacks provided! Click ticket link! $10 $5 with book donation

Cap City Cyphers: Session 16 + New York Reach

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The Origin Arts & Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Ave., Ottawa

NEW YORK NIGHT IN OTTAWA with guests from New York City Cypher and Open Mic ft. Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions's Super King Armor (Enrae Mercer) Hip-Hop Business w/ Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Daniel Gallant

We are presenting a FULL DAY of activities starting from 2PM and concluding at 10PM.

2-5PM - REACH - Marketing & Sustainability Workshop w Daniel Gallant, ED of Nuyorican Poets Cafe 5-6PM DINNER IS SERVED - courtesy of The Carleton Food Collective; desert samples and available for purchase by High Cakes - baked same day 6:13-8:19PM - SESSION 16 w/ Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions & Eyeda Sophia 8:30-10PM - OPEN MIC ft. Super King Armor & Eyeda Sophia

2-5PM - REACH - Marketing & Sustainability Workshop w/ Daniel Gallant, Executive Director of Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York

The Cap City Cyphers team is committed to learning, sharing, and building community around Hip-Hop, and so we have invited the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a historical veteran venue/presenter in New York. We will be learning ways to market, build, and sustain our brand as presenters, as well as understanding the impact it would have on the greater Ottawa Hip-Hop community. We cordially invite all Hip-Hop hosts to join us in learning from and building bridges between Ottawa and the birthplace of Hip-Hop, New York City.

This workshop is intended for people who are interested in building and sustaining a vibrant and resourceful community for Hip-Hop artists, organizations, and venues. This workshop will focus on the business of Hip-Hop arts covering brand building and growing networks. This workshop will also provide an opportunity for Ottawa Hip-Hop artists to build a connection with the director of a venue in the heart of New York City. Daniel will also be present during our Open Mic after the Cypher.

" Daniel Gallant is the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Director of Arts Japan 2020, and a marketing consultant. He is the recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship and fellowships from National Arts Strategies and the Devos Institute; he was also recently named to the Fulbright Specialist roster. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, the New York Post, six anthologies from Applause Books and Vintage Books and elsewhere. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Adweek, Crains New York, Inc., New York Magazine, and on MTV, NPR, NY1, PBS, CNN’s United Shades of America and NPR's Planet Money. He has lectured and consulted about arts marketing for organizations including the Kennedy Center, PEN World Voices Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Banff Arts Centre, the 92nd Street Y, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Opera America, Fourth Arts Block, The Field, and many more."

5-6PM - FREE LUNCH (dinner) - served by The Carleton Food Collective

"We are a student-run, pay-what-you-can vegan food provider. We use food to feed people, bring together communities, educate people, and stimulate debate"

6:13-8:19PM - SESSION 16 CAP CITY CYPHERS ft Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions & Eyeda Sophia

Cap City Cyphers organizes and operates on the traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. You can learn more about this land claim thanks to Lynn Gehl, PHD here: https://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging/algonquin-anishinaabe-land-acknowledgement

Our main goals at Cap City Cyphers are: 1) to hold safer spaces for creatives to share, foster, and develop skills related to Hip-Hop culture, mainly freestyle emceeing, beatmaking, and live drawing, as well as 2) to keep Hip-Hop culture alive by hosting freestyle rap sessions and presenting educational programming related to Hip-Hop

The intention of our series is to unite all Hip-Hop enthusiasts such as rappers, producers, and visual artists, especially artists who are living in the margins of the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas to explore their creativity in an inclusive and safer space, so we encourage attendees to refrain from rapping or engaging in any hate speech including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. Hip-Hop has been historically a marginalized genre of music, and within that lies further ostracizing of Hip-Hop artists who are racialized, womxn, and queer. While holding this awareness at the forefront, we will not censor or shun people who might be problematic because we also believe that "cancel culture" can be just as harmful. Instead, our method of resolution to keep this a safer space for artists who are racialized, queer, and womxn as an organization is to hold people accountable for their Word by calling them in to a discussion on its power. https://www.facebook.com/pg/capcitycyphers/about

"Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions is the brainchild of underground, bicoastal, Hip Hop artist Enrae Mercer. Better known as Super King Armor. It is a cypher welcome to beatboxers, poets, singers, musicians, conga players, producers who would like to showcase their beats via boombox, or pill, DJ's you name it! Plus rappers/Mc's of all skill levels are welcome. How else are you gonna get your bars up? Unless you rap with people who are better than you?"

" Eyeda Sophia is a Toronto born, Canadian-Caribbean rap-poet. Her rhymes are fueled by magnetic energy, feverish passion and vivid storytelling. Eyeda unpacks tales of growth and triumph via spoken-word like delivery and a facile flow. She has curated several Toronto based cyphers and events, in support of safer, more inclusive spaces to enjoy rap.

In a single year following the release of her debut tape "Much Love", Eyeda has performed at Long Winter, UNITY Fest, Manifesto, The Rex, Ontario Place, the AGO, the Royal Ontario Museum and venues all across Ontario.

She continues to represent the rebirth of new age Hip-Hop; a place for queer, marginalized and femme peoples.

https://soundcloud.com/maxandeyeda" https://www.diyspring.net/eyedasophia

8:30-10:30PM OPEN MIC ft. Super King Armor & Eyeda Sophia

Sign up (send your beats) to capcitycyphers@gmail.com There are 14 spaces for performers. Please sign up in advance.

Native New Yorker, Super King Armor is a self published Author, founder & host of weekly hip hop cypher Knock-ternal Rhyme sessions, and touring Hip Hop artist from Jamaica, Queens. The Art of Enrae L. Mercer/Super King Armor

The 5th Annual Hip Hop Food Drive in Ottawa

Cafe Dekcuf, 221 Rideau St, Ottawa

[Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal] – Bring Ya Eh Game presents The 5th Annual Hip Hop Food Drive taking place in 3 cities this year. December 12th in Toronto inside Black Swan Tavern, December 13th in Ottawa inside Cafe Dekcuf and December 14th 2019 in Montreal inside Local Legend. The events will feature live performances and all three dates will be hosted by Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Lightskin of Bring Ya Eh Game Radio on CHUO 89.1 FM. With the success of last years donations, Bring Ya Eh Game is proud to bring back the Hip Hop Food Drive for a 5th year as there is a need for this initiative in the community. Tickets at the door are $5 with a non-perishable food donation or $10 without. The food donations for Toronto will be going to Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre and for Ottawa they will be going to The Door and for Montreal they will be going to Depot Community Food Centre. Doors open @ 9 PM in each city.

HHFD gives local artists and supporters a platform to give back to the community by helping out those who are less fortunate!

Celebrate: A Prelude to Christmas - The Academy Choir Christmas Concert

Cornerstone House of Refuge Apostolic Church, 1196 Wellington St. W, Ottawa

The Academy Choir of Ottawa is hosting the Christmas concert, "Celebrate: A Prelude to Christmas" with performances and presentations from, The Academy Choir The Cultural Arts Studio and Accai:Kubuli Dance Co. Stefan Keyes (from CTV) Youth Services Bureau & more!

The Academy Choir is also proud to support and partner with the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive non profit agencies serving youth in this community.

Partial proceeds from this event will go to the Youth Services Bureau.

Migrants Unite! – IMA Canada 2019 Assembly Launch

Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel Street, Ottawa

MIGRANTS UNITE! National Assembly – IMA Canada Launch Event

$15 including food. or, ENTRY INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION! If you would like to register: https://bit.ly/IMACanada

Venue: Happy Goat Coffee Co. 35 Laurel St, Ottawa, ON 6:30pm–8:30pm 30 Nov 2019

We invite you to the opening event of the National Assembly – IMA Canada. We are bringing together refugees, migrants, immigrants, and all those in support of their causes. There will be performances, solidarity statements, poetry, music, and more!

The International Migrants Alliance (IMA) is the first-ever global alliance of organizations of grassroots migrants, refugees and displaced peoples.

Established in June 2008, the IMA aims to strengthen and put forward the voice of the grassroots migrants on issues affecting them and their families. From issues of remittance to rights and welfare to the resolution of forced labor migration, the IMA lays down its analysis from the grassroots migrants’ point of view and challenge the current system and its mechanisms like the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

Currently, the IMA has more than 120 member organizations from more than 30 countries worldwide. Its membership is divided into two – regular members, for grassroots organizations; and associate members, for organizations and institutions that support the causes of migrants.

This event will take place on unceded Algonquin territory.

The Indigenous peoples have had their land, homes, and lives taken by the violent Canadian colonial system. Canada continues this genocide today, through pollution, criminal neglect, cultural extermination, and actual murder.

As proletarian internationalists, we uphold the right of nations to self-determination. We stand with the Indigenous peoples of this land in their struggles and demands for water, land, and ultimately their total sovereignty.

When we educate and organize on these territories, it is in recognition that ending the system of poverty and forced migration from the our homes is our most concrete contribution to stopping the settling of these lands, and that ending the world system of capitalist imperialism is the only way to liberate our people and the Indigenous peoples on whose land we are guests.

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