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Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - January 11, 2017

News and events from OPIRG-Carleton! 
Your student-led social justice hub on campus.

This Week: 

  • Happy New Year from OPIRG Carleton
  • Manifestations of Colonial Violence
  • First Winter SMHAC Meeting 
  • R.I.S.E. Events Happening all Month
  • Community Event Listings: Blood of Extraction Book Launch, Sex & Disability Workshop, and more! 

OPIRG-Carleton News

Happy New Year from OPIRG Carleton
Happy new year and welcome back to all our members and community! OPIRG Carleton has an exciting semester planned for Carleton students this year, with insightful and engaging events, workshops, and campaigns. 

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and keep checking our newsletter to stay up to date on all our events and news. 

Manifestations of Colonial Violence
Thursday, January 12, 7 PM
Dunton Tower, Room 2203

Manifestations of Colonial Violence: Accounts from Survivors of Residential Schools and Indigenous Child Welfare Policies

Featuring Colleen Cardinal and John Moses: 

Colleen Cardinal will be speaking on the Sixties Scoop/Indigenous Child Removals, what it is, who it impacted, how it impacted and its connection to ongoing violence, racism and contemporary issues affecting Indigenous peoples today. Colleen will also be speaking on the grassroots organizing of adoptee gatherings, rallies and educational awareness being done by the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare. 

John Moses will be speaking on his late father Russ's residential school memoir, written in 1965. This memoir recounts the conditions his father endured at the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford Ontario, which he attended from 1942-1947. 

First Winter SMHAC Meeting
Wednesday, January 11
Carleton University: Library Room 464

Community News

R.I.S.E. Events Happening all Month
R.I.S.E (Revitalizing Indigenous Strength and Education) is a month-long series of events put together by the CUSA Mawandoseg Centre. Events are happening all month long. Check out the schedule below!
 

Community Events This Week

*Click on the event title to find out more. 

Blood of Extraction Book Launch
Wednesday, January 11, 7 PM - 9 PM
1134 Bank Street 

The Pass System
Wednesday, January 11, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Library and Archives Canada 

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars Book Launch
Thursday, January 12, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Venus Envy Ottawa

The 4th Carleton Community Art Exhibition
Friday, January 13-22
Carleton University Art Gallery 

Sagine Soul Art Show
Saturday, January 14
Venus Envy Ottawa

Sex & Disability with Venus Envy
Tuesday, January 17
Carleton University: UC Room 314


Send us your Events! 
OPIRG-Carleton is happy to advertise your community event or campaign related to environmental, economic and social justice. Send us a brief description of your event to vopc@opirgcarleton.org to be added to our weekly newsletter. 

Contact
326 UniCentre,
Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Unceded Algonquin Territory
613-520-2757
vopc@opirgcarleton.org 
www.opirgcarleton.org

Posted on January 11, 2017 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - November 2

OPIRG-CARLETON NEWS

#ALLOUTNOV2 National Day of Action for Free Tuition
On November 2 Ottawa students, labour solidarity partners, and community members will be going ALL OUT in support of universal, public post-secondary education in Canada. 

Join us at any point during the day's events!

10AM - Breakfast in the University Centre (UC) Atrium
11AM - Rally in the UC Atrium
11:30AM - Bus loading outside the UC to uOttawa

Noon - Rally on Tabaret Lawn
12:30 - March to Prime Minister's Office & Parliament Hill
1PM - Rally on Parliament Hill 

Bursary Applications

OPIRG-Carleton offers four research bursaries every year for Carleton University undergraduate and graduate students (descriptions below), with a focus on social and environmental justice in their research. Bursary applications for 2016-17 are now available. This year we are splitting up the deadlines for each semester. The Undergraduate and Graduate (Terry Cottam Research) student bursaries will be offered in the Fall semester (due November 18), and the International and Indigenous student bursaries will be offered in the Winter semester. Drop by the office (326 Unicentre) to pick up your application form! Find out more. 

WORKING GROUPS

The Leveller newspaper
Two story meetings for the Leveller are coming up this week. One will take place this Friday, November 4 from 5-6 PM at OPIRG Carleton and another will be Saturday, November 5 at 3 PM at Umi Cafe.

OPIRG Roots Radio
Roots Radio has a show every second Tuesday at noon on CKCU 93.1 FM. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

TODAY

#ALLOUTNOV2 National Day of Action for Free Tuition

Human Rights Social
Wednesday, November 2, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Carleton University: Dunton Tower 2203
Find out more.

Unfree Labour? Book Launch with Co-Editors
Wednesday, November 2, 7 PM - 9 PM
251 Bank Street
Find out more.

THURSDAY

Social Justice Fair
Thursday, November 3, 6 PM - 8 PM
Carleton University: Fenn Lounge
Find out more.

Last day to send in feedback for Carleton's Draft Sexual Violence Policy! 

SATURDAY

Islamophobia, the Media and You! Ottawa Workshop
Saturday, November 5, 10 AM - 5 PM
National Council of Canadian Muslims
Find out more.

TUESDAY

Tell me a Story Slam: Immigrant Edition
Tuesday, November 8, 6 PM - 9 PM
120 Metcalfe Street
Find out more.

Joining our Fires: Women for the Protection of Lands and Waters
Tuesday, November 8, 7 PM - 8 PM
Canadian Human Rights Monument
Find out more.

Posted on November 2, 2016 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - November 18, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Transcending Transphobia Week
Nov 16 - 20 @ GSRC Carleton
For the week leading up to the Trans Day of Remembrance, we are hosting a number of events to support and uplift trans communities, fight transphobia and transmisogyny, and amplify the voices of trans people.
Wednesday, November 18th: Who Let the Uglies In? 6PM (427 UC) 
Thursday, November 19th: Challenging Transmisogyny, 3PM (427 UC) 
Friday, November 20th: Positive Possibilities: a Transfeminine-Spectrum Panel, 6:30 PM (Raven's Roost, tunnel level of Stormont/Dundas)

My Body My Decision
Wed, Nov 18, 7:30 PM @ 65 Bank St.
Morgentaler Counter Protest Round 3: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/483031468537451/
 
Canada in Africa - Yves Engler Book Launch
Wed, Nov 18, 7 PM @ Café Alternatif, UOttawa
300 Years of Aid & Exploitation. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1644461475794787/
 
Engaging LGBTQ+ Stories & Archives
Wed, Nov 18, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Keeping Our Stories Alive. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/179384249070052/
 
Black Radical Imagination
Nov 19-20 @ Club SAW
Cinema Politica is proud to be a community partner for this exciting event. 
A series of short films curated by Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago), Black Radical Imagination is a program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the African Diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision of post-modern society through the state of current black culture.
Nov. 19th RECLAMATION OF THE BLACK BODY - 
The films in this edition address the state sanctioned violence against people of color, the ritual anchorages of life and the divine feminine.
Nov. 20th AFROSURREAL Screening + Q&A -  7PM
Afrosurreal presupposes that beyond this visible world, there is an invisible world striving to manifest, and it is our job to uncover. 
Followed by food from Detroit Soul Food and Afro-Futurist DJ sets by Gayance (Montreal) and DJ Magnificent (Double Barrel/Ottawa). 
www.sawvideo.com/blackradicalimagination

Surviving Progress Doc
Thurs, Nov 19, 7:30 PM @ Discovery Centre, Carleton Library

PROTEST
Fri, Nov 20, 1 PM @ Confederation Park
Logement, itinérance: URGENCE! Manifestation du FRAPRU et du Réseau SOLIDARITÉ itinérance du Québec à Ottawa et action au Bureau du PM, Justin Trudeau.

Cinematic Conspiracies
Fri, Nov 20, 3:30 PM @ Rm 435 St. Patrick's Bldg, Carleton
Gunn & Greenlee. Lecture by Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago) from Black Radical Imagination, moderated by Aboubakar Sanogo (Assistant Professor, Film Studies), and presented by SAW Video in partnership with Carleton University Film Studies.

The Circle, Power and Healing
Sat, Nov 21, 10 AM @ Park across from North River Rd and Prince Albert St (near Queen Mary)
Albert Dumont is leading a talking / prayer circle on the issue of the Chaudière Falls development; all welcome, advance RSVP required
http://albertdumont.com/the-circle-power-and-healing/

Round Dance
Sat, Nov 21, 5 PM @ Raven's Nest, Carleton
https://www.facebook.com/events/996795673718016/

Imagining Future: Youth Afro-Futurist Workshop
Sat, Nov 21, 5 PM @ Boys and Girls Club, Britannia Clubhouse
In the workshop, curators, arts educators and filmmakers Amir George and Erin Christovale will introduce the concepts of AfroFuturism to a young audience. AfroFuturism describes a cultural aesthetics and philosophy at the intersection of black culture, technology, the imagination, and liberation, including the creation of alternative realities. The participants are invited to explore the diverse AfroFuturist expressions across different disciplines such as music, short films and drawing, and are encouraged to create their own collage artwork.
The capacity for this event is limited. To sign up, please send an email to: programming@sawvideo.com

What Does Sustainability Mean To You?
Mon, Nov 23, 6 PM @ 403 Southam, Carleton
A discussion with local farmers and professors on What Does Sustainability Mean to You? Three panelists will nurture a discussion on how we define sustainability and how we act on these definitions. They hope to develop ideas about how we can develop a common definition of sustainability and ways to work together. Presented by the Carleton Food Collective.
 
The Refugee Crisis: Responsibility & Responses
Mon, Nov 23, 7 PM @ Ottawa Public Library
Join James Milner and Rachel Vincent for an evening discussing the ongoing refugee situation.
James Milner, a leading expert on refugee policy, will be discussing Canada's responsibilities towards and responses to the refugee crisis. Rachel Vincent, Communications Director for the Nobel Women's Initiative, will present the results of her organization's fact finding mission to Europe aimed at investigating the impact the crisis has had on women.

OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Nov 24, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FMwww.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
The Illegal Book Launch
Tues, Nov 24, 7PM @ Centretown United Church
Lawrence Hill, in conversation with Waubgeshig Rice. Free tickets available at OPIRG Carleton! Contact us!!

The Refugee Story: Music, Poetry & Storytelling
Wed, Nov 25, 7 PM @ Raw Sugar Cafe
Ottawa area artists and refugees from Matthew House will get together at Raw Sugar Café for a night of music, poetry and storytelling.

Carleton Food Collective General Assembly
Thurs, Nov 26, 6 PM @ 409 Southam, Carleton
On Nov 26, 2015 the Carleton Food Collective will be having their General Assembly to facilitate the collective leadership of the organization. They will be reviewing finances, talking about how to run future servings and other collaborations they can take part in to transform campus.

Eco Gala Dinner
Thurs, Nov 26, 5:30 PM (doors) @ St. Elias Banquet Centre
Hosted by Ecology Ottawa. Guest speaker Kevin Page. Tickets: http://ecoott.ca/EcoGala2015

Refugees Welcome Community Meeting & Panel
Fri, Nov 27, 7 PM @ Rm 221, Bronson Centre
Come participate in a community meeting at the Bronson Centre to share your views and ideas on how we can make Ottawa a city that is truly welcoming to refugees. https://www.facebook.com/events/1649613881983181/

100% Possible Climate Justice March
Sun, Nov 29, 1 PM @ Ottawa City Hall
Join us in Ottawa for the 100% Possible March for Climate Solutions and Justice. Thousands of Canadians are rallying in Ottawa on November 29, the day before the UN Climate Summit. We're sending a strong message to our new government to take real action on the climate crisis. Nothing short of a 100% clean economy by 2050 will solve climate change, so that must be our goal. For more information on the 100% Possible march and the movement to transition to 100% renewables, visit www.100possible.ca

Feminist Fair
Sun, Nov 29, 1-5 PM @ Montgomery Legion

Terri-Jean Bedford
Wed, Dec 2, 7 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Carleton
The sex worker that brought the Canadian government to the Supreme Court, and won. Free admission community event.
 
Hassan Diab Support Committee
Hassan Diab is a Canadian citizen who is at serious risk of wrongful conviction for a crime he did not commit. As Gerald Caplan writes in The Globe and Mail, in France, Hassan is being subjected to an unjust legal process that is using discredited evidence and unsourced intelligence against him. The Hassan Diab Support Committee is working on publicizing Hassan’s case nationally and internationally by producing a documentary about the case for online sharing and public showings.This documentary will help us spread the word and bring justice and freedom for an innocent man. Please donate to our crowdfunding campaign and share the page with your friends and networks: http://igg.me/at/diab-doc-2015
Our goal is to raise CAD $15,000 by December 20, 2015, to fund the documentary. Any donation, no matter how small, will help achieve our goal.
We encourage you to donate early in the campaign, since a strong start is the biggest predictor of a successful campaign. Any donations in excess of $15,000 will go towards Hassan’s legal defence.

Call Out For Volunteers
Ongoing @ OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
If you’re a fan of dusty texts, updates of government reports and peer-reviewed journals, then you’re in luck! The Resource Centre Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our beloved social-justice library. Tasks include cataloguing, digitizing and other librarian-esque work! Enquire at opirgadmin@gmail.com if interested! 

Books 2 Prisoners Announcement
OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
Books to Prisoners knows that knows that reading can change a person’s perspective and that access to education is a right for everyone. B2P sends books to folks on the inside, and works towards justice for prisoners. 
The group is transitioning its operations from a singular office (at OPIRG-Carleton) to two locations - OPIRG-Carleton and the Garden Spot Kitchen.  Members will be meeting in the coming weeks to re-organize collected books donations and establish a new system for sending out books. The group hopes to complete the transition by the end of November. If you are interested in cleaning files, organizing books or helping out email: opirgadmin@gmail.com. 
In 2016, Books to Prisoners will be engaging in outreach and recruiting new members to continue with regular letter writing and book mailings. There is potential for the group to do more as new members and returning members develop goals going forward.

Posted on November 18, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - November 11, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Octopus Book Club
Wed, Nov 11, 6 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein.
 
Panel: Statelessness and Citizenship in Canada
Thurs, Nov 12, 7 PM @ Rm 083 Tabaret, UOttawa
Justice for Deepan and OPIRG-Ottawa presents "Statelessness and Citizenship in Canada". This discussion panel will focus on issues of statelessness and citizenship through lenses of international development, criminology and law. Deepan Budlakoti will speak about his experience of being stateless according to the Canadian government. https://www.facebook.com/events/920356614715268/
 
Tai Alfred Talk: Research as Indigenous Insurgence
Thurs, Nov 12, 7 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons, Carleton
Brought to you by the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education, Graduate Students' Association, and Aboriginal Service Centre. Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, from Kahnawá:ke in the Mohawk Nation, is a Professor of Indigenous Governance and Political Science at the University of Victoria.
 
Co-Book Launch: Disarming Conflict
Thurs, Nov 12, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank
Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield By Ernie Regehr  
Worth Fighting For: Canada’s Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror Edited by Lara Campbell, Michael Dawson and Catherine Gidney  

Anishnabe Cultural Demo to Protect Sacred Site
Fri, Nov 13, 11 AM @ Victoria Island
Join us for this day to gather our thoughts, beliefs, expectations and visions shared by our Anishnabe (Algonquin) members of the Ottawa River Watershed. Through this peaceful demonstration, we would like to focus the vocal issues of what our people feel and wish to express their positions in regards to the Windmill Developments and Zibi projects. 
There has been No Deed of Sale from the Anishnabe Nation to sell our Sacred Site to make this a private site and now made inaccessible to our nation’s passage or presence which violates our Wampum Treaties made since the arrival of settlers on our hosting grounds. Akikadjowan remains an unceded Territory to all our people. The Anishnabe Nation were never given any proper consultation for these developments to take place and nor was it traditionally accepted by any of Council our Elders (on or off reserves) by a collective agreement to bring changes to our historical Sacred Grounds. It is important today that our diverse influential front-runners, entrepreneurs, and groups of people respect the true Anishnabe protocols by having to include the Nation before taking any form of a major business that will destroy a sacred site or make an impact the environment that can have a huge effect on the Nation’s culture and people.
https://www.facebook.com/events/906805976034420/
 
Cinema Politica: After the Last River
Fri, Nov 13, 7 PM @ Rm 303 Paterson, Carleton
Join us for a screening of After the Last River, directed by Victoria Lean. After the Last River is a "damning indictment of the de Beers diamond company and Canadian government's complicity in the oppression of Canada’s Indigenous people." 
Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a point of view (POV) documentary that follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More. Filmmaker Victoria Lean connects personal stories from the First Nation to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is a imperiled homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others.
https://www.facebook.com/events/769892136448840/
 
CKCU 40th Anniversary Celebration
Nov 13-14 @ see below
We invite you to join us for a weekend-long toast to 40 years of great radio on the occasion of the Mighty 93’s birthday, Nov. 13-15. See old friends. Share memories. Raise a glass to those we have lost. Raise another to CKCU’s contribution to our community and to ourselves.
Friday, Nov. 13
No Fly List w/ High Waters, Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank St.
9 p.m., $10 adv. or at the door
Saturday, Nov. 14
CKCU Gala Event, Oliver’s, Carleton University Centre
6 p.m., $40 adv. or at the door
Whether you are a CKCU alumnus, volunteer, listener, staff member, friend or secret admirer, you represent a piece of history. Help trigger memories as we celebrate 40 years of Ottawa’s community radio station. Please RSVP at info@ckcufm.com. For more information, visit ckcufm.com.
 
SASC Ottawa's Pancake Breakfast
Sat, Nov 14, 8:30 AM - 1 PM @ PSAC, 233 Gilmour St.
Come join us for a pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the amazing work of the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa.
There will be two sittings:
Sitting #1 from 8:30am-10:00am
Sitting #2 from 11:30am-1:00pm
Families are welcome. And, don;t forget to bring a friend!
**Tickets!!**
$10 for Adults
$5 for Children under 12
Tickets can be purchased by calling 613-725-2160 ext. 221 or on Eventbrite
 
World Toilet Day
Sat, Nov. 14, 12 PM @ McNabb Park
Come join us for a fun and informative afternoon of celebrating World Toilet Day in an effort to raise awareness about the need for a network of safe and accessible toilets in the city of Ottawa. This event promises to be fun for all with songs from The Raging Grannies, a theatrical toilet set-up for pictures and selfies, toilet paper crafts, and toilet paper games including a contest for the fastest person to fully wrap a partner in toilet paper! Prizes include... toilet paper!
 
Sing "Mawtini" for Palestine
Mon, Nov 16, 12:30 PM @ UC Atrium, Carleton
A call for solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for their freedom and rights. Please organize peaceful solidarity events all over the world that include chanting Mawtini in groups arround the world. The song to be filmed and loaded on social media. #لنغني_موطني_معاً
Attire: White Shirts & Black Pants - Wear your Kofyya as well
 
Transcending Transphobia Week
Nov 16 - 20 @ GSRC Carleton
For the week leading up to the Trans Day of Remembrance, we are hosting a number of events to support and uplift trans communities, fight transphobia and transmisogyny, and amplify the voices of trans people. 
Monday, November 16th: Trans Social, 3PM (427 UC) 
Tuesday, November 17th: Trans Sexualities Workshop, 6PM (427 UC) 
Wednesday, November 18th: Who Let the Uglies In? 6PM (427 UC) 
Thursday, November 19th: Challenging Transmisogyny, 3PM (427 UC) 
Friday, November 20th: Positive Possibilities: a Transfeminine-Spectrum Panel, 6:30 PM (Raven's Roost, tunnel level of Stormont/Dundas)
 
My Body My Decision
Wed, Nov 18, 7:30 PM @ 65 Bank St.
Morgentaler Counter Protest Round 3: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/483031468537451/
 
Canada in Africa - Yves Engler Book Launch
Wed, Nov 18, 7 PM @ Café Alternatif, UOttawa
300 Years of Aid & Exploitation. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1644461475794787/
 
Engaging LGBTQ+ Stories & Archives
Wed, Nov 18, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Keeping Our Stories Alive. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/179384249070052/
 
Trivia Night
Sun, Nov 15, 9 PM @ Hintonberg Public House
In support of OCTEVAW's Shine the Light. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1505519839759716/
 
Round Dance
Sat, Nov 21, 5 PM @ Raven's Nest, Carleton
https://www.facebook.com/events/996795673718016/
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Nov 24, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
The Refugee Story: Music, Poetry & Storytelling
Wed, Nov 25, 7 PM @ Raw Sugar Cafe
Ottawa area artists and refugees from Matthew House will get together at Raw Sugar Café for a night of music, poetry and storytelling.
 
Refugees Welcome Community Meeting & Panel
Fri, Nov 27, 7 PM @ Rm 221, Bronson Centre
Come participate in a community meeting at the Bronson Centre to share your views and ideas on how we can make Ottawa a city that is truly welcoming to refugees. https://www.facebook.com/events/1649613881983181/
 
100% Possible Climate Justice March
Sun, Nov 29, 1 PM @ Ottawa City Hall
Join us in Ottawa for the 100% Possible March for Climate Solutions and Justice. Thousands of Canadians are rallying in Ottawa on November 29, the day before the UN Climate Summit. We're sending a strong message to our new government to take real action on the climate crisis. Nothing short of a 100% clean economy by 2050 will solve climate change, so that must be our goal. For more information on the 100% Possible march and the movement to transition to 100% renewables, visit www.100possible.ca
 
Call Out For Volunteers
Ongoing @ OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
If you’re a fan of dusty texts, updates of government reports and peer-reviewed journals, then you’re in luck! The Resource Centre Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our beloved social-justice library. Tasks include cataloguing, digitizing and other librarian-esque work! Enquire at opirgadmin@gmail.com if interested! 
 
Books 2 Prisoners Announcement
OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
Books to Prisoners knows that knows that reading can change a person’s perspective and that access to education is a right for everyone. B2P sends books to folks on the inside, and works towards justice for prisoners. 
The group is transitioning its operations from a singular office (at OPIRG-Carleton) to two locations - OPIRG-Carleton and the Garden Spot Kitchen.  Members will be meeting in the coming weeks to re-organize collected books donations and establish a new system for sending out books. The group hopes to complete the transition by the end of November. If you are interested in cleaning files, organizing books or helping out email: opirgadmin@gmail.com. 
In 2016, Books to Prisoners will be engaging in outreach and recruiting new members to continue with regular letter writing and book mailings. There is potential for the group to do more as new members and returning members develop goals going forward.

Posted on November 11, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - November 4, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
History of Ottawa River Watershed Lecture
Wed, Nov 4, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank
History of Ottawa River Watershed, A Lecture by Peter Di Gangi, Research Director for Algonquin Nations Secretariat (Community Classroom). 
 
Climate Welcome: Sit-In
From Nov 5-8, a series of sit-ins will be held in Ottawa to welcome the incoming Prime Minister and demand action on climate change. The goal of the action is to peacefully sit-in front of 24 Sussex and deliver a series of welcome gifts over four days of escalating action. The demand is to freeze tar sands expansion and rapidly, and justly, transition Canada to a clean energy economy. 
Participants are required and we're asking you to choose one of the possible days to participate in the sit-in. Billeting is also required to put up people/groups arriving from out of town. Further, a whole series of volunteer roles need to be filled. Please contact daniel.cayley@350.org to get involved. Learn more here: http://climatewelcome.ca/  
 
Garden Spot Serving
Thurs, Nov 5, 12:15 PM @ Library Tunnel, Carleton
We are unaware of what the menu will be but we can assure you it will be healthy, vegan, tasty, and student organized. Please bring reusable containers and "silverware" if possible. 
 
Refugee School Bake Sale
Thurs-Fri, Nov 5-6, 10 AM - 4 PM @ Unicentre Atrium, Carleton
Hosted by the Carleton University Muslim Students Association. All proceeds from this bake sale will help fund the Al Rahma Syrian refugee school in Tripoli, Lebanon.
 
CPAWS Talks Forests
Thurs, Nov 5, 7 PM @ Tabaret Hall, UOttawa
Boreal Birds and the Ottawa Valley with Michael Runtz and Dr. Jeff Wells. Tickets: $15. http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/events/cpaws-talks-forests-with-michael-runtz-and-dr.-jeff-wells 

Job Apps Due for Gender and Sexual Diversity Centre
Fri, Nov 6
·       Educator Conference Coordinator
·       Day of Pink & Gala Coordinator
·       Francophone Education Coordinator
·       Stand Up, Speak Out Theatre Project Youth Outreach Coordinator
http://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/job-opportunities-we-are-hiring/
 
Action to Save Sacred Algonquin Land on the Chaudière  Islands
Sat, Nov 7, 10 AM - 2 PM @ 3 Eddy St.
After initial legal and political skirmishes, the real battle against Windmill Corporation’s money grab on the Chaudière Islands (the old ‘Domtar lands’) is about to begin. On Saturday November 7th, between 10 AM and 2 PM, Windmill hopes to make its first condo sales (at Number 3 Eddy Street). (http://www.zibi.ca/zibi-ottawa-kanaal-is-coming/) Community and labour activists will be mounting an information picket to warn prospective buyers not to waste their money on a project that faces years of litigation by Algonquin First Nations and the threat of regular anti-development actions by community-based opponents. The leadership of five Algonquin communities have expressed their complete opposition to the development.
You can join the growing ranks of opponents to Windmill’s project by attending the information picket. In addition to warning prospective buyers about the risk they face, and hearing from key figures in the anti-Windmill movement (e.g., renowned Indigenous architect, Douglas Cardinal), the picket will launch a new Student and Labour Action Committee under the general umbrella of Free the Falls. (http://freethefalls.ca/) Come and learn more about how to join this high-profile battle against a big greenwashing company that has pockets deep enough to buy friends in politics, the media and even in some Indigenous circles. If, like us, you believe justice is a prerequisite for achieving the kind of reconciliation championed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission advocated this summer, you’ll find yourself among allies in our movement.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Nov 10, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Awaiting Winter's End Launch
Sat, Nov. 10, 2 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank
Do you love to cuddle up with your child and share books that are not only fun to read but that also inspire questions and promote further investigation? 
Cindy Missen Ross' new children's book "Awaiting Winter's End", Illustrated by Ottawa artist Steph Ross, might be for you and your child.
 
Canada: A New Tax Haven Launch
Tues, Nov 10, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
In Canada: A New Tax Haven, Alain Deneault traces Canada’s relationship with Commonwealth Caribbean nations back through the last half of the twentieth century, arguing that the involvement of Canadian financiers in establishing and maintaining Caribbean tax havens has predisposed Canada to become a tax haven itself – a metamorphosis well under way.
 
Under Siege: Canadian Mining and Militarization in Guatemala
Tues, Nov 10, 7 PM @ Vanier Hall, Rm 5070, UOttawa
Guest speaker: Luis Solano, Guatemalan investigative journalist, economist and political analyst, author of the book "Oil, Mining and Power in Guatemala. Public lecture in English and Spanish, with translation to English. A short documentary film may be presented to facilitate the discussion.
For five years, communities affected by the Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine have been peacefully defending their lands and livelihoods. Multiple plebiscites have been organized in which more than 55,000 people in seven municipalities have voted against the silver mine and the proposed expansion plans. https://www.facebook.com/events/847622812016887/
 
Tai Alfred Talk: Research as Indigenous Insurgence
Thurs, Nov 12, 7 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons, Carleton
Brought to you by the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education, Graduate Students' Association, and Aboriginal Service Centre. Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, from Kahnawá:ke in the Mohawk Nation, is a Professor of Indigenous Governance and Political Science at the University of Victoria. He is the recipient of a Canada Research Chair, the award for best column writing by the Native American Journalists Association, and a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Taiaiake has served as an advisor on land and governance issues to his own and other First Nations’ governments since 1987, and before this he was an infantryman in the US Marine Corps. He is the author of three books: Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors and Peace, Power, Righteousness from Oxford University Press, and Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom, from the University of Toronto Press.
 
Disarming Conflict Co-Book Launch
Thurs, Nov 12, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank
Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield By Ernie Regehr  
Worth Fighting For: Canada’s Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror Edited by Lara Campbell, Michael Dawson and Catherine Gidney  

Cinema Politica: After the Last River
Fri, Nov 13, 7 PM @ Rm 303 Paterson, Carleton
Join us for a screening of After the Last River, directed by Victoria Lean. After the Last River is a "damning indictment of the de Beers diamond company and Canadian government's complicity in the oppression of Canada’s Indigenous people." 
Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a point of view (POV) documentary that follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More. Filmmaker Victoria Lean connects personal stories from the First Nation to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is a imperiled homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others.
https://www.facebook.com/events/769892136448840/
 
CKCU 40th Anniversary Celebration
Nov 13-14 @ see below
We invite you to join us for a weekend-long toast to 40 years of great radio on the occasion of the Mighty 93’s birthday, Nov. 13-15. See old friends. Share memories. Raise a glass to those we have lost. Raise another to CKCU’s contribution to our community and to ourselves.
Friday, Nov. 13
No Fly List w/ High Waters, Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank St.
9 p.m., $10 adv. or at the door
Saturday, Nov. 14
CKCU Gala Event, Oliver’s, Carleton University Centre
6 p.m., $40 adv. or at the door
Whether you are a CKCU alumnus, volunteer, listener, staff member, friend or secret admirer, you represent a piece of history. Help trigger memories as we celebrate 40 years of Ottawa’s community radio station. Please RSVP at info@ckcufm.com. For more information, visit ckcufm.com.
 
SASC Ottawa's Pancake Breakfast
Sat, Nov 14, 8:30 AM - 1 PM @ PSAC, 233 Gilmour St.
Come join us for a pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the amazing work of the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa.
There will be two sittings:
Sitting #1 from 8:30am-10:00am
Sitting #2 from 11:30am-1:00pm
Families are welcome. And, don;t forget to bring a friend!
**Tickets!!**
$10 for Adults
$5 for Children under 12
Tickets can be purchased by calling 613-725-2160 ext. 221 or on Eventbrite
 
Transcending Transphobia Week
Nnov 16 - 20 @ GSRC Carleton
For the week leading up to the Trans Day of Remembrance, we are hosting a number of events to support and uplift trans communities, fight transphobia and transmisogyny, and amplify the voices of trans people. 
Monday, November 16th: Trans Social, 3PM (427 UC) 
Tuesday, November 17th: Trans Sexualities Workshop, 6PM (427 UC) 
Wednesday, November 18th: Who Let the Uglies In? 6PM (427 UC) 
Thursday, November 19th: Challenging Transmisogyny, 3PM (427 UC) 
Friday, November 20th: Positive Possibilities: a Transfeminine-Spectrum Panel, 6:30 PM (Raven's Roost, tunnel level of Stormont/Dundas)
 
Call Out For Volunteers
Ongoing @ OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
If you’re a fan of dusty texts, updates of government reports and peer-reviewed journals, then you’re in luck! The Resource Centre Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our beloved social-justice library. Tasks include cataloguing, digitizing and other librarian-esque work! Enquire at opirgadmin@gmail.com if interested! 
 
Books 2 Prisoners Announcement
OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
Books to Prisoners knows that knows that reading can change a person’s perspective and that access to education is a right for everyone. B2P sends books to folks on the inside, and works towards justice for prisoners. 
The group is transitioning its operations from a singular office (at OPIRG-Carleton) to two locations - OPIRG-Carleton and the Garden Spot Kitchen.  Members will be meeting in the coming weeks to re-organize collected books donations and establish a new system for sending out books. The group hopes to complete the transition by the end of November. If you are interested in cleaning files, organizing books or helping out email: opirgadmin@gmail.com. 
In 2016, Books to Prisoners will be engaging in outreach and recruiting new members to continue with regular letter writing and book mailings. There is potential for the group to do more as new members and returning members develop goals going forward.

Posted on November 4, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - October 28, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Climate Action Organizing Meeting
Thurs, Oct 29, 5:30 PM @ 25One Community (rm #3), 251 Bank St.
From Nov 5-8, a series of sit-ins will be held in Ottawa to welcome the incoming Prime Minister and demand action on climate change. The goal of the action is to peacefully sit-in front of 24 Sussex and deliver a series of welcome gifts over four days of escalating action. The demand is to freeze tar sands expansion and rapidly, and justly, transition Canada to a clean energy economy. 
Participants are required and we're asking you to choose one of the possible days to participate in the sit-in. Billeting is also required to put up people/groups arriving from out of town. Further, a whole series of volunteer roles need to be filled. Please contact daniel.cayley@350.org to get involved. Learn more here: http://climatewelcome.ca/  
 
CKCU Fundraising Concert/Broadcast
Thurs, Oct 29, 9 PM @ Dominion Tavern
Please support your campus community radio station! Since 1975 we have been providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programs 24x7x365. There is no CKCU without you. For your donation you get our deepest appreciation and a tax receipt. www.ckcufm.com
This is your chance to be a part of a live Ottawa Live Music broadcast, see four great bands, and support CKCU 93.1FM at the same time! Performing Live: The Minor 9s, Muffler Crunch, The Tenenbaums. and Hawk Man!! $10 - doors open with Minor 9s at 9pm, live broadcast of Muffler Crunch starts 10pm sharp!
 
Intersections: blk.womyn
Sun, Nov 1, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
this project is put in place to reveal the many intersections that shape blk.womyn lives. we are (re)shaping the narratives around blk history that often exclude womyn and focus on the US. 
the project focuses on the identity of womyn within blk.african.caribbean diasporas and aims to delineate the distorted conceptualization of blk.womyn.
Artists - Mariline Buvat, Daniel Effah, Rashawn Griffith, Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, and Elfreda Tetteh

Deadline: Ali Mustafa Journalism Award
Sun, Nov 1 @ rememberingalimustafa.org
The  Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism honours Ali’s life and work by supporting other freelance journalists documenting causes or issues related to struggles for social justice. On 9 March 2014, Ali was killed in Aleppo by an explosion from a barrel bomb dropped by a Syrian government aircraft. Ali was photographing the destruction and helping those who had just moments earlier been hit by a barrel bomb. Ali was only 29 years old at the time. Applications for the inaugural award will be accepted until 1 November 2015. Please visit rememberingalimustafa.org to find out more about the award and how to apply. 
 
FILM: Disability Liberated
Mon, Nov 2, 2:30 PM @ FSS 4004, UOttawa
Disability Liberated aspires to step into the conspicuous void within critiques of the “prison industrial complex” – namely the absence of discussion of disability oppression / ableism, despite the disproportionate representation of people with disabilities within prisons and gated institutions. Disability Liberated is a furious mourning, an elegy to all that we have lost, and a promise to fight like hell for all that survives.
COST: This is an exciting opportunity for community building and to raise funds for Sins Invalid!! We're asking individuals to pay $4 - $10. The sliding scale begins at $0 for those unable to pay.
 
Garden Spot Serving
Tues, Nov 3, 8:15 AM @ Outside UC Front Door, Carleton
Breakfast serving of hot oatmeal. Please bring reusable containers and "silverware" if possible. 
 
Honouring and Supporting MMIWG2S
Tues, Nov 3, 12 PM @ Parliament Hill
Honouring and Supporting our Indigenous Sisters/MMIWG2S Against Police Violence and Killings. We are holding a mid-day rally on Tuesday Nov. 3rd to further our awareness campaign about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2S). The objective is to show our solidarity for the Indigenous Women from Val d'or who are speaking out publicly about sexual violence and physical violence at the hands of the Quebec police.
 
Manifestation contre l'austerité
Tues, Nov 3, 1 PM @ Soupe Populaire au 297, boulevard des Allumetières, Hull
Manifestation en Outaouais - Le communautaire dehors contre l'austérité.
En famille, entre groupes communautaires, entre amis ou en solo... citoyens, travailleurs, C.A, directions, bénévoles, militants, étudiants, Joignez-vous à nous! 
Cette manifestation, la plus grosse de l'année en Outaouais, aura lieu dans le cadre des journées de grève du communautaire du 2 et 3 novembre 2015.
 
History of Ottawa River Watershed Lecture
Wed, Nov 4, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank St.
History of Ottawa River Watershed, A Lecture by Peter Di Gangi, Research Director for Algonquin Nations Secretariat (Community Classroom). 
Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is a contested place. It is situated on unceded Algonquin Territory across both sides of Ottawa River Watershed. Currently, it is part of the Federal Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation between Canada, Ontario and the "Algonquins of Ontario" (AOO), which include the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn (Golden Lake First Nation) and nine other non-status off-reserve groups.
A Comprehensive Land Claim, also called a modern-day treaty, involves 3 parties: the First Nation(s) whose land is under negotiation, the federal government and the province or territory. In all cases, when a Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation is concluded, the First Nation extinguishes their Aboriginal Rights and Title of their inherent territory, converts to a municipality and receives a one-time monetary compensation, majority of which would be used to pay for the negotiation itself. As of this year, there are about 100 comprehensive land claim and self-government negotiation tables across the country. Not only the Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation process is time consuming and costly, but most importantly, it is a continual colonial policy designed to assimilate and exterminate Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is designed without First Nations’ meaningful participation and without meeting the minimum standard set out in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
 
Garden Spot Serving
Thurs, Nov 5, 12:15 PM @ Library Tunnel, Carleton
We are unaware of what the menu will be but we can assure you it will be healthy, vegan, tasty, and student organized. Please bring reusable containers and "silverware" if possible. 
 
Refugee School Bake Sale
Thurs-Fri, Nov 5-6, 10 AM - 4 PM @ Unicentre Atrium, Carleton
Hosted by the Carleton University Muslim Students Association. All proceeds from this bake sale will help fund the Al Rahma Syrian refugee school in Tripoli, Lebanon.
 
CPAWS Talks Forests
Thurs, Nov 5, 7 PM @ Tabaret Hall, UOttawa
Boreal Birds and the Ottawa Valley with Michael Runtz and Dr. Jeff Wells. Tickets: $15. http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/events/cpaws-talks-forests-with-michael-runtz-and-dr.-jeff-wells
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Nov 10, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Call Out For Volunteers
Ongoing @ OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
If you’re a fan of dusty texts, updates of government reports and peer-reviewed journals, then you’re in luck! The Resource Centre Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our beloved social-justice library. Tasks include cataloguing, digitizing and other librarian-esque work! Enquire at opirgadmin@gmail.com if interested! 
 
Books 2 Prisoners Announcement
OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
Books to Prisoners knows that knows that reading can change a person’s perspective and that access to education is a right for everyone. B2P sends books to folks on the inside, and works towards justice for prisoners. 
The group is transitioning its operations from a singular office (at OPIRG-Carleton) to two locations - OPIRG-Carleton and the Garden Spot Kitchen.  Members will be meeting in the coming weeks to re-organize collected books donations and establish a new system for sending out books. The group hopes to complete the transition by the end of November. If you are interested in cleaning files, organizing books or helping out email: opirgadmin@gmail.com. 
In 2016, Books to Prisoners will be engaging in outreach and recruiting new members to continue with regular letter writing and book mailings. There is potential for the group to do more as new members and returning members develop goals going forward.
 
Volunteer w/ Free the Falls Group
We are looking for more volunteers for the Free the Falls group supporting the late Chief William Commanda's vision for a public and indigenous peace centre and park on Chaudiere and Albert Island, to "free" the Chaudiere falls and to fight to stop the corporate Windmill/Dream multi-million dollar condo development. http://freethefalls.ca/ 

Posted on October 28, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - October 21, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
CONSENT CULTURE WEEK
Oct 20-22 @ Carleton University
Hosted by the Womyn's Centre. Check here for events:
https://www.facebook.com/events/179016642435860/ 
 
Protest at Israeli Embassy
Wed, Oct 21, 12 - 1:30 PM @ 50 O'Connor St.
As the Israeli atrocities and crimes continue against the Palestinian civilians and mainly children, we are standing in solidarity and support of the struggle of the Palestinian people. This event is sponsored by Independent Jewish Voice (IJV), Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR), and the Palestinian Student Association (PSA).

Asexuality Awareness Week
Wed-Fri, Oct 21-23 @ GSRC, Carleton
Wednesday, October 21st - Movie Night: (A)sexual (4-6, 427 UC) 
Thursday, October 22nd - Asexuality/Aromanticism Workshop (5-6:30, BECAMPS, 314 UC) 
Friday, October 23rd - Asexual/Aromantic Closed Discussion Group (3:30-4:30, 427 UC) 
 
Launch at Venus Envy
Wed, Oct 21, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home. 
A transformative memoir by a queer disabled woman of colour and abuse survivor.
In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
 
Building Consent Culture on Campus w/ D'bi Young Anitafrika
Thurs, Oct 22, 3 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Carleton
D'bi Young Anitafrika is a Jamaican-Canadian dub poet, monodramatist, and educator, as well as a Dora Award-winning actor and playwright. D'bi will be speaking on how to build consent culture on campus as well as how to re-imagine consensual spaces and activism. This is a FREE event, and refreshments will be provided. 
 
Decolonizing Sexuality - Gender Fabulousness
Thurs, Oct 22, 4 PM @ Ojigkwanong (228 Patterson Hall), Carleton
Join us for an evening of gentle learning and fun interactive games (including a gender binary hopscotch!) to get us thinking about various understandings of Indigenous genders & sexualities! Open to all folks.
Featuring Melody McKiver & Alexa Lesperance
Hosted by Aboriginal Service Centre & the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
 
The Revolution Will Not Have A Bibliography
Thurs, Oct 22, 4 PM @ FSS 4007, UOttawa
The Revolution Will Not Have A Bibliography: Student Activism In The Corporate University - Alok Vaid-Menon of DarkMatter Poetry
Join us for a workshop at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality that explores how the academic industrial-complex keeps us reading rather than revolting.
DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian.
 
Indigenous Walking Tours
Fri-Sat, Oct 23-24, 7/8 PM @ Contact: jaime@indigenouswalks.com
Indigenous Walks is a walk and talk tour through downtown Ottawa that looks at the landscape, monuments and architecture through an Indigenous Perspective. The next two upcoming Indigenous Walks are BRAND NEW called, "~Very Scary Stories~". 
October 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Interpretor: Jaime Koebel ($20/person: Payable upon arrival) 
October 24, 8:00pm - 9:30pm: Interpretor: Jaime Koebel ($20/person: Payable upon arrival) 
Stay tuned for the meeting spots! To reserve your spot in the group, please contact jaime@indigenouswalks.com or call 613 290 8597. 
For more information check out: www.IndigenousWalks.com. For information on the schedule details, run your cursor over the date on the calendar.
 
CKCU Funding Drive
Oct 23 - Nov 8 @ CKCU, Carleton
Please support your campus community radio station! Since 1975 we have been providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programs 24x7x365. There is no CKCU without you. For your donation you get our deepest appreciation and a tax receipt.
Kick-off Nights at Zaphod Beeblebrox (Oct 23-24): 
https://www.facebook.com/events/916407791783890/
 
Workshop: Ask the Midwife
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
This workshop is geared towards all people thinking about pregnancy, are pregnant or have a general interest in all things birth and/or midwifery. 
 
Mental Health on Air Documentary Launch
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed -- in Canada and in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania, where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns.
Two radio shows, along with school-based listening clubs, are helping to foster the next generation of leaders of Malawi and Tanzania by starting a discussion on the difficult topic of depression and mental health. Join Farm Radio International and TeenMentalHealth.Org at the launch of this insightful documentary.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Oct 27, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.

Deadline: Ali Mustafa Journalism Award
Sun, Nov 1 @ rememberingalimustafa.org
The  Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism honours Ali’s life and work by supporting other freelance journalists documenting causes or issues related to struggles for social justice. On 9 March 2014, Ali was killed in Aleppo by an explosion from a barrel bomb dropped by a Syrian government aircraft. Ali was photographing the destruction and helping those who had just moments earlier been hit by a barrel bomb. Ali was only 29 years old at the time. Applications for the inaugural award will be accepted until 1 November 2015. Please visit rememberingalimustafa.org to find out more about the award and how to apply. 
 
CPAWS Talks Forests
Thurs, Nov 5, 7 PM @ Tabaret Hall, UOttawa
Boreal Birds and the Ottawa Valley with Michael Runtz and Dr. Jeff Wells. Tickets: $15. http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/events/cpaws-talks-forests-with-michael-runtz-and-dr.-jeff-wells
 
Volunteer w/ Free the Falls Group
We are looking for more volunteers for the Free the Falls group supporting the late Chief William Commanda's vision for a public and indigenous peace centre and park on Chaudiere and Albert Island, to "free" the Chaudiere falls and to fight to stop the corporate Windmill/Dream multi-million dollar condo development. http://freethefalls.ca/

Posted on October 21, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - October 14, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Eric Stanley Colloquium
Wed, Oct 14, 2:30 PM @ 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
Necrocapital: AIDS, Affective Accumulation, and Viral Labor.
 
Walking With Our Sisters
Wed, Oct 14, 5:30 PM @ Carleton University Art Gallery
Canadian Roots Exchange Field Trip
 
DIY Sushi Dinner
Wed, Oct 14, 6 PM @ Carleton Food Collective, 329 Bell St. S
Join the Consent Culture Committee for its second FREE DIY Sushi Dinner party!
 
CKCU Funding Drive Mtg
Wed, Oct 14, 7 PM @ Senate Rm, Robertson Hall, Carleton
Annual CKCU Funding Drive Meeting. All things funding drive, database, phone room, on air presentation, events, 40th Anniversary Update and more. Plus Pizza !!!! A must for all CKCU volunteers to attend.
 
Womyn's Centre Bake Sale
Thurs, Oct 15, 10 AM - 2 PM @ Carleton Atrium
https://www.facebook.com/events/1049319835080111/
 
TRC Info Session
Thurs, Oct 15, 3 PM @ GSA Boardroom, Carleton
Aboriginal Service Centre and GSA’S Truth and Reconciliation Committee.
 
Planning Meeting
Thurs, Oct 15, 4 PM @ Womyn's Centre, Carleton
This meeting is for anyone interested in planning the events and programming for December 6th (The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women).
 
Dance for Palestine & JNF Protest
Thurs, Oct 15, 5:15 PM @ Chateau Laurier (in front)
Join us for traditional Palestinian dabke dancing led by local community members, and free traditional Palestinian food, as we celebrate Palestinian identity while protesting an anti-Palestinian "charitable" organization, outside their annual fundraising gala.
https://www.facebook.com/events/868048096658380/
 
Book Launch: Religious Freedom at Risk
Thurs, Oct 15, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
Religious Freedom at Risk: The EU, French Schools, and why the Veil was Bannned.
 
Decolonize Art - Response to the Vandalized Murals
Sat, Oct 17, 10:30 AM-5:30 PM @ Odawa Native Friendship Centre
In response to the vandalized murals within Ottawa, Ningoshkoz invites you to come and attend to promote combating racism and oppression with art and education. We've invited various artists to come speak about their work. We'll be having a discussions on decolonizing art and gaining hands on experience with graffiti. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. 
 
HARPERMAN Farewell Sing-Along
Sun, Oct 18, 2 PM @ Parliament Hill
 
Get Out the Vote
Mon, Oct 19 @ Local Polling Station
with Ecology Ottawa.
 
CONSENT CULTURE WEEK
Oct 20-22 @ 2017 Carleton University
Hosted by the Womyn's Centre. Check here for events:
https://www.facebook.com/events/179016642435860/ 
 
Mental Health on Air Documentary Launch
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed -- in Canada and in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania, where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns.
Two radio shows, along with school-based listening clubs, are helping to foster the next generation of leaders of Malawi and Tanzania by starting a discussion on the difficult topic of depression and mental health. Join Farm Radio International and TeenMentalHealth.Org at the launch of this insightful documentary.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Oct 27, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Volunteer w/ Free the Falls Group
We are looking for more volunteers for the Free the Falls group supporting the late Chief William Commanda's vision for a public and indigenous peace centre and park on Chaudiere and Albert Island, to "free" the Chaudiere falls and to fight to stop the corporate Windmill/Dream multi-million dollar condo development. http://freethefalls.ca/ 

Posted on October 14, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - October 7, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Books 2 Prisoners Meeting
Wed, Oct 7, 6 PM @ OPIRG-Carleton, 326 UC
Get involved with OPIRG's long-standing working group. Books to Prisoners responds to letters from prisoners, mails books into various prisons, receives book donations, and holds book sales.
 
Indigenous Mental Health Discussion Series Part II
Thurs, Oct 8, 5 PM @ Ojigkwanong, 228 Paterson, Carleton
Presented by Aboriginal Service Centre, First Peoples Council, and the Student Alliance for Mental Health.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to the general public although priority will be given to Indigenous voices.
Building on our conversation from last month, we will continue to discuss mental health themes like Western vs Tradtional methods of handling mental health, allyship and support, and overcoming intergenerational trauma.
 
Family Stories, Support Services and Systemic Challenges for Families of MMIWG
Thurs, Oct 8, 7 PM @ Ojigkwanong, 228 Paterson, Carleton
Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), Gallery 101, and the Walking With Our Sisters Ottawa Committee invite you to:
Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Family Stories, Support Services and Systemic Challenges
A conversation with Deborah Chansonneuve, Roxanne Morrisseau and Mallory Whiteduck
 
Climate March Planning
Thurs, Oct 8, 6 PM @ Sandy Hill Community Centre
Worldwide, there is a call to action on November 29, the day before the opening of the Climate Summit in Paris, Ecology Ottawa is a partner in the organization of a large, positive, family-friendly march in Ottawa this November 29, at Parliament Hill. Our primary demand is for a 100% clean economy by 2050, one that respects and implements the International Declaration on Indigenous Rights that invests in and creates low-carbon, good jobs we can all be proud of, and that stops tar sands expansion and new pipeline infrastructure that perpetuates Canada's reliance on fossil fuels. Ecology Ottawa, in partnership with Équiterre, would like to invite you to join the discussion around this mobilization.
 
Community Forum on Carding
Fri, Oct 9, 6 PM @ Rm 307 Grad Bldg, UOttawa
The Anti-Carding Action Project invites you to organize against the current effort to regulate street checks (i.e. carding) in Ottawa. We strongly believe that carding as a policing tool legitimizes racial profiling and legalizes the unlawful harassment of racialized Canadians, indigenous peoples, and low-income communities in the name of public safety. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/403736876492075/
 
Film: This Changes Everything
Fri-Sat, Oct 9-10, 6:30 PM @ Mayfair Theatre
**This Changes Everything returns to the Mayfair following the sold-out sneak preview with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis!
Friday's night's screening is hosted by Ecology Ottawa, The Council of Canadians, 350 Ottawa, and Greenpeace-Ottawa Local Group.
Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
 
Indigenous Resistance Day
Sat, Oct 10, 11 AM - 7 PM @ Odawa Native Friendship Centre
Indigenous people across Turtle Island are celebrating 500 years of resistance and resilience together, and reclaiming Thanksgiving as a traditional community harvest instead of the modern Columbus Day celebration. Come join us for an open house at the Odawa Friendship Centre for music, films, food, conversation, potlatch style. Bring your arts and crafts for sale, there is a round table discussion all day, and films generously donated by the Ottawa International Animation Festival with a program called Welcome to Kanata.
 
Storm the Riding
Sat, Oct 10, 1-5:30 PM @ Woodroffe United Church
If you want to see environmental leadership from the federal government, join Ecology Ottawa to flood the community, knock on doors, and talk about why it is important to vote to ensure environmental leadership. Training provided, free snacks and refreshments, and debrief afterward.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Oct 13, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
After the Sands Book Launch
Tues, Oct 13, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
With Gordon Laxer and Bruce Campbell. Hailed as “a myth-destroying blockbuster book” by Ralph Nader, After the Sands outlines a vision and road map to transition Canada to a low-carbon society: a plan lacking within all of Canada’s major political parties.
 
Eric Stanley Colloquium
Wed, Oct 14, 2:30 PM @ 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
Necrocapital: AIDS, Affective Accumulation, and Viral Labor. 
 
CKCU Funding Drive Mtg
Wed, Oct 14, 7 PM @ Senate Rm, Robertson Hall, Carleton
Annual CKCU Funding Drive Meeting. All things funding drive, database, phone room, on air presentation, events, 40th Anniversary Update and more. Plus Pizza !!!! A must for all CKCU volunteers to attend.
 
Womyn's Centre Bake Sale
Thurs, Oct 15, 10 AM @ Carleton Atrium
 
Dance for Palestine & JNF Protest
Thurs, Oct 15, 5:15 PM @ Chateau Laurier (in front)
Join us for traditional Palestinian dabke dancing led by local community members, and free traditional Palestinian food, as we celebrate Palestinian identity while protesting an anti-Palestinian "charitable" organization, outside their annual fundraising gala.
https://www.facebook.com/events/868048096658380/
 
Mental Health on Air Documentary Launch
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed -- in Canada and in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania, where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns.
Two radio shows, along with school-based listening clubs, are helping to foster the next generation of leaders of Malawi and Tanzania by starting a discussion on the difficult topic of depression and mental health. Join Farm Radio International and TeenMentalHealth.Org at the launch of this insightful documentary.
 
Volunteer w/ Free the Falls Group
We are looking for more volunteers for the Free the Falls group supporting the late Chief William Commanda's vision for a public and indigenous peace centre and park on Chaudiere and Albert Island, to "free" the Chaudiere falls and to fight to stop the corporate Windmill/Dream multi-million dollar condo development. http://freethefalls.ca/ 

Posted on October 7, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.