Prelude to a Disaster: Screening & Hip Hop Show

Join us on Friday, January 24th at Silence (46  Essex St, Guelph, ON) for a free performance by notable Canadian hip hop artist Lee Reed. The event also features a short film screening of Trouble: Prelude to a Disaster, and a book launch of Inhabit: Instructions for autonomy.

The event kicks off with a screening of Trouble: Prelude to a Disaster, a short, provocative anti-capitalist film on the climate emergency. Trouble is produced by subMedia, a grassroots media
collective which aids social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos.

Inhabit: Instructions for Autonomy is a collectively and anonymously written strategy from a network of autonomous projects across North America. The pocket-size book brings together diverse strands of thinking, activism, and hands-on experimentation into a radical vision for our tumultuous times. Any donation to the event gets you a copy of Inhabit.

Performer Bio:

Lee Reed is Canadian hip hop’s oldest and grumpiest radical left loudmouth, and a respected veteran of the nation’s indie music scene. From mouthpiece for the legendary punk-hop greats Warsawpack and throughout his solo work that followed, Reed’s musical legacy remains committed to the fight for a better world. A 2019 Polaris Prize nominee, and a proud new member of the Strange Famous label roster, Reed shows no signs of slowing down in his old age, as he continues to create some of the most relevant ‘revolutionary’ hip hop this side of 1989.

This event is a lead-up lead-up to OPIRG Guelph’s annual Rebel Knowledge Symposium: “The Earth is on Fire! Moving from Climate Crisis to Climate Justice”. It is clearer than ever that we are in an emergency. In this time of refugee crises, rising coastlines and apocalyptic fires, this is an event to radicalize and strengthen our collective consciousness, and stoke the fires of courage and clarity needed to protect the planet.


Doors: 9 pm
Film screening of Trouble: 9:15 pm
Lee Reed performance: 10:15 pm

The event location is physically accessible.
Entrance is donate what you can or free.
There will be popcorn!

*We acknowledge that within Guelph we are currently occupying the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron/Chonnonton people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize the significance of the Dish with One Spoon Covenant to this land and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.*