TGE Dialogues

TGE Dialogues is a series of free, daily events to raise awareness about the services available to survivors in Ottawa. These events are presented in partnership with local anti-violence community organizations.

Tuesday January 24

5:30PM: Supporting Survivors – Hosted by SASC Ottawa

Join us at The Gladstone Theatre for a free workshop to learn about how to support survivors of sexual violence with Sasc Ottawa as part of TGE Dialogues. Doors open at 5, workshop starts at 5:30.

7:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

Wednesday January 25

5:30PM: Margins to the Centre – Hosted by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Jeremy Dias and special guests highlight the experiences of queer & trans marginalized persons and their intersectional experiences of violence. The panel will discuss the roles of community, agencies, businesses and government to create change and safer spaces, and to discuss ideas on how to address domestic violence. Come share your ideas and thoughts for a more inclusive community. 

7:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

Thursday January 26

5:30PM: The Impact of Cyberviolence – hosted by OCTEVAW

Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram (to name a few) are social media sites that have become the voice of our generation. These Internet platforms are tools used to discover who we are, to connect with each other and think globally, but these can also become spaces that perpetuate toxic norms and violence. The problem of cyberviolence and online abuse is the greatest challenge the Internet faces today. While social media sites do not cause cyberviolence they do impact the ways in which this violence occurs and they can impact the ways in which this violence is prevented!

Come and learn about the current work being done in Ottawa, Ontario to help prevent and end cyberviolence. Learn what cyberviolence is and isn’t, how young women are becoming change-makers and why social media companies have a responsibility to intervene!

Tech Without Violence is collaboration between the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) and the Youth Services Bureau’s Purple Sisters Youth Advisory Committee, with support from Status of Women Canada. Developed by the Purple Sisters—a group of Ottawa youth dedicated to bringing attention to issues facing young women in their community—this new online hub provides practical information for young social media users and key recommendations social media platforms can use to address and prevent cyberviolence. This project focuses on five of the most popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr.

7:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

Friday January 27

5:30PM: Improving Sexual Assault Legal Resources – Hosted by the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.

Join us for a discussion on handling court cases with a trauma-informed approach with Toronto lawyer Helgi Maki and founder of ComingForward.ca Linda Redgrave, moderated by Sunny Marriner. 

7:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

Saturday January 28

2:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

4:30PM: Art & Activism

Get your creative boost at an afternoon of arts, crafts and activism in The Gladstone lobby. Or spend time with yoga therapist Amelia Griffin in the theatre for a relaxing afternoon of self-care and movement.

7:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

PAST

Friday January 20

5PM: Glen Canning Keynote Address – Hosted by OCTEVAW, the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women

Glen Canning, activist, writer, and father of Rehtaeh Parsons, delivers a keynote speech on about youth, consent and the way mixed messages about how society defines rape affected Rehtaeh’s case.

7:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

Following the performance, Canning and MANifest Change, OCTEVAW’s program to engage men in violence prevention, will join the team of The Ghomeshi Effect for a talkback.

Saturday January 21

2:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

4:30PM: Art & Activism

Get your creative boost at an afternoon of arts, crafts and activism in The Gladstone lobby. Bring a project you’ve been working on and join local Cree artist RJ for a patchwork workshop. Or spend time with yoga therapist Amelia Griffin in the theatre for a relaxing afternoon of self-care and movement.

7:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

Sunday January 22

2:30PM: Performance of The Ghomeshi Effect

7:30PM: The PepTides & Church of Trees Fundraiser

One-of-a-kind collaboration between Ottawa pop-band The PepTides, dream-pop duo Church of Trees and the cast of The Ghomeshi Effect