Holiday Cover Show

•December 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Here’s something that KIP has never tried before.  On Thursday December 18th, we’re helping out with the Annual Holiday Cover Show at the Capitol Complex to raise funds for the Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization (FAPO) and to collect non-perishable food donations for the Fredericton Food Bank.

Here’s who’s playing:

Pen Cap Chew as Nirvana
Jellyroll as the Talking Heads
The Trick as New Order
The Square Dance Kid & Rob Glencross as Radiohead (acoustic)

Cover is $6 or $5 with 2 non-perishable food items. All proceeds to FAPO and the Food Bank.

Climate Day of Action

•December 3, 2008 • Leave a Comment

The Knowledge is Power Collective will be participating in the Climate Day of Action happening this Saturday. At 1pm a rally is taking place at Officer’s Square and we encourage everyone to come out to deplore the destruction and exploitation of the environment. Bring a placard!

At 2pm we’ll be set up at the reception inside of Wilmot Church, accessable though the entrances on Carleton and King St. Come for snacks, friends and a good read!

News!

•November 30, 2008 • Leave a Comment

November 30: KIP has started tabling at the Flea Market regularly again! We also have lots and lots of lovely new zines, plus some new Beehive Collective patches, lit, posters, etc. Come and check it out!

There is also going to be a FAPO (Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization) benefit show on December 18th at The Capital. Lovely FAPO t-shirts will be sold.

Native Awareness Days at STU

•November 20, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Kip will be set up at STU’s Native Awareness Days this week, Nov. 17-21. We’ve got new issues of the Dominion, Fredericton Anti-Poverty T-shirts (as a fundraiser for FAPO), and all our usual stuff. Come listen to some great speakers and check us out!


Published: November 6, 2008

“Native Awareness Days: Combating Convenient Untruths” will be taking place from November 17-21, 2008.

The purpose of this event is to broaden the scope of understanding of issues that pertain to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

This event, organized by the Native Student Council with support from St. Mary’s First Nation (Education Department), Kingsclear First Nation, Strax (UNB), St. Thomas University Student Union, Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and the Fredericton Childcare Collective, will feature a number of guest lecturers touching on various different topics such as Genocide, Rhetoric, and the Residential School Apology.

• Ward Churchill, Eugenics by Any Other Name: The Scientific Foundations of the Social Sciences:
Tuesday, November 18 – 7 pm in Margaret McCain Auditorium.

A political activist and author of books such as: From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism. (1985-1995), A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present (1998), Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema and the Colonization of American Indians (1998) and many more…

• Isabelle Knockwood, The Apology: Apik’sik’tu’a’qn:
Wednesday, November 19, 7 pm – Conference Room in Holy Cross House

A Mi’kmaq elder from Shubenacadie, NS. Author of Out of the Depths: the experiences of Mi’kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie Nova Scotia. (1998). Knockwood is a former student who survived the Residential School system.

• Dr. Roland Chrisjohn, Half Truths and Whole Lies: The Role of Rhetoric in Truth and Reconciliation:
Thursday, November 20, 7 pm – Brian Mulroney Hall (Room 202)

Director and Professor of Native Studies at St. Thomas University and author of The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Residential School Experience in Canada, among many other works can be found at http://www.nativestudies.org.

• The event will close with a feast and guest drummers The Muskrat Singers from St. Mary’s First Nation. Friday, November 21, 6 pm – Native Student Lounge (Sir James Dunn Hall)

Free childcare will be provided by the Fredericton Childcare Collective. For more information contact Matthew Abbott (f2m5t@unb.ca).

And for more information regarding “Native Awareness Days” please contact (nativestudentcouncil@gmail.com)

Gapzilla and Bane

•October 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

On October 21, from 6 to 11, KIP will be tabling at the Bane show at the Musicplex.

On October 22, from 10 to 1, KIP will be tabling on the main floor of the Student Union Building at the Gapzilla event. Baked goods will be sold by Gapzilla volunteers at 70 cents for women and 1 dollar for men so as to demonstrate the wage gap between the two for people with University degrees. KIP will be selling feminist lit.

See you soon!

The KIP Kids

Visit KIP at the New Brunswick Social Forum!

•September 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment

On Saturday September 27th and Sunday September 28th, the NB Social Forum is taking place. What’s that, you ask? According to the NBSF webpage, it’s a weekend of “exciting panel discussions and informative workshops” regarding a variety of social justice issues that affect New Brunswickers. KIP will be around both day of the event between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Don’t forget to drop by and visit!

Where: NB Sports Hall of Fame, 510 Queen St., Fredericton

The event is free, but advance registration is encouraged. You can register here.

-KIPers

Back from Hiatus!

•August 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Hey folks,

With fall approaching Kip will be once again tabling regularly. Come check us out at the King’s Place flea market this Sunday (don’t forget to also stop by and see our friends at the NB Rebelles table as well!) We will also be tabling on campus and around the city during the first week of September.

Hope to see you soon,

– the Kip kids.