FUN TIMES DOWN AT THE DRAG:
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MONDRAGON BOOKSTORE:
The leaves are falling. The weather is getting cooler. But things are still hot down at Mondragon, Winnipeg's anarchist coffeehouse and bookstore at 91 Albert St. Here's a few of the upcoming events for the autumn season:
MONDRAGON BOOK CLUB:
The Radical Reading Group meets the last Sunday of every month at 7:00 pm down at the Drag. This month's book is 'Wasasa' by Taiaiake Alfred. Next meeting is September 30th. To join the mailing list send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN STAGE NIGHT:
On Wednesday, September 25th,7pm to 9pm, Mondragon will be hosting its first "open Stage Night'. Hopefully to become a monthly event. Comedy, Poetry, Acoustic (or practice amp), theatre, dance, whatever. For more details or to register contact Brock at email@example.com
BEHIND 'TWO WORLDS COLLIDING':
On Thursday, September 27th, 7pm join the crowd down at the drag for a public discussion with filmmaker Tasha Hubbard about issues raised by her award-winning film 'Two Worlds Colliding'. This is the story of Saskatoon's "freezing deaths". The "starlight tours" of that city's police force involved driving young native men outside of the city in winter and leaving them to make their way back in the cold. Or sometimes not to get back. One man, Darrell Night, was dumped at -20 C temperatures in January, 2000. He survived, but is stunned to hear that the body of another native man was discovered in the same area. Only days later yet another corpse, also native is found. Night comes forth with his story and sets in motion a chain of events leading to the conviction of two Saskatoon police officers. These, however, only serve four months for "unlawful confinement". A judicial inquiry follows, and the wounds of the case are still open.
ONE COUNTRY: A BOLD PROPOSAL TO END THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN IMPASSE:
As previously reported on Molly's Blog the Palestinian-American author Ali Abunimah will be giving a lecture as part of his tour to promote his new book of the above name. The event will be held upstairs at the Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre at 7pm. Book signing and mingling will happen downstairs at Mondragon after the event.
JAMMING THE DRAG:
On Thursday, October 11, from 7pm to 9pm Mondragon will host an ongoing series of electronic and experimental music by Professor Gordon Fitzell of the University of Manitoba. Gordon teaches music theory and composition and leads the 'Experimental Improv Ensemble (XIE). He has received many national and international awards including first place in the CBC Radio National Competition for Young Composers.
Stay tuned to Molly's Blog for more announcements as they come in.