dis(Orientation) week is a radical alternative to the traditional welcome week and OPEN TO ALL CARLETON STUDENTS with a focus on environmental, economic and social justice. We hope to connect incoming and current students with opportunities to participate in grassroots research, education and action.
Check back throughout the summer for our latest updates!
Mon., Sept 8: PRE-EMPTING DISSENT FILM OTTAWA PREMIÈRE & PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CO-DIRECTOR GREG ELMER at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St, Sunnyside/Bank). The film exposes the political, social, and economic roots of pre-emptive forms of protest policing and their manifestations in spatial tactics, the deployment of so-called ‘less-lethal’ weapons, and surveillance regimes with a focus on the WTO protests in Seattle 1999, FTAA & G8/20 summits, and most recently the Occupy Wall St movements. Presented with support from the University of Ottawa School of Information Studies, the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication, and rabble.ca.
Tues., Sept 9: 'UNPACKING THE ACTIVIST KNAPSACK'.
Interactive and participatory workshop that unpacks activist language such as 'feminism', 'white privilege', 'settler-colonialism', 'food politics', 'ablebodied privilege', 'cis-gender', 'heteronormativity'. LOCATION TBA
Wed., Sept 10: OUTDOOR INFOFAIR & CARLETON FOOD COLLECTIVE SERVING. Join us outside the University Centre and get to know our working groups, the heart of OPIRG-Carleton! Also enjoy a serving of delicious, FREE, healthy food from the Carleton Food Collective.
Wed., Sept 10: DECOLONIZING TOGETHER INDIGENOUS WALKING TOUR
Join us for a Decolonizing Together Indigenous Walking Tour throughout Ottawa to discover indigenous social, political, cultural and artistic spaces with our seasoned guide and educator, Jaime Koebel. The walk will start at the Human Rights Monument (Elgin/Lisgar) at 5:30 PM and end at the National Gallery of Canada. For more information, visit: http://indigenouswalks.com/.
Thurs. Sept 11: 'Activist Human Library', 8 PM, Roosters Coffeehouse: An informal drop-in to meet local activists and amazing community organizations dedicated to economic, environmental & social justice. Presenters TBA shortly.
Fri., Sept 12: COMEDY SHOW WITH AAMER RAHMAN. Critically acclaimed comedian Aamer Rahman will be performing his first show in Ottawa as part of OPIRG-Carleton's fall colloquium event. Aamer tackles questions of injustice and oppression in a comedic and satirical manner. Check out some of his most famous sketches online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw_mRaIHb-M. This event will be pay-what-you-can and preference will be given to OPIRG-Carleton members. Location TBA.