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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, September 16, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.

***OPIRG'S RAD FROSH IN PROGRESS***

(Regular Campus / Community Events Follow...)

Wednesday, September 16

Confidence, Consent and Communication: How Sex-Positivity Makes for Hotter Sex Workshop
GSA Lounge @ 6pm
Facilitated by Venus Envy, consider this sex positivity 101! Confidence, Consent and Communication focuses on creating a positive relationship with sex. Learn how to move beyond judgment and stigma to embrace what works for you, and to be more comfortable voicing what doesn’t. We will also discuss how to handle different wants and needs, and how to hear a ‘No’ with compassion. Sex positivity affects our self-image, our ability to communicate and establish boundaries, and gives us permission to approach new experiences with a resounding ‘Yes!’. Open to everyone!
https://www.facebook.com/events/885789908123698/

Thursday, September 17

OPIRG Carleton Interactive Info Fair
Carleton Atrium @ 10am – 4pm
Join OPIRG Carleton and its 15 Working Groups for a radical orientation to student activism on campus. Get involved and take action! Music provided by CKCU 93.1 FM.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1094038880607057/

Radical Hip Hop Concert
Ritual Night Club @ 8pm
A joint collaboration between OPIRG Ottawa and OPIRG Carleton brings you three hours of politically charged and revolutionary music starting with Himig Masa, YC the Cynic, and Rebel Diaz and headlined by Bambu!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1658570767711938/

Friday, September 18

Wild Edibles Walking Tour
OPIRG Carleton @ 1pm
Discover the edible and healing properties of the common wild and weedy plants growing in and around campus. This walk will be led by Amber Westfall, herbalist, forager and medicinal herb farmer.
https://www.facebook.com/events/540439779452513/

Wednesday, September 23

Fall Colloquium featuring Kim Katrin Milan
Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University@ 6pm
A joint collaboration between OPIRG Carleton and the Womyn’s Centre allows us to bring Kim Katrin Milan, a writer, multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, and educator who facilitates radical community dialogues, to Carleton. Milan is the co-founder and current executive director of The People Project, a movement of queer and trans folks of color and allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, art activism and collaboration.
https://www.facebook.com/events/933635903377678/ 

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BOOK LAUNCH: What Kind of Citizen?
Wed, Sept 16, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
What Kind of Citizen? Educating our Children for the Common Good with Joel Westheimer.
 
Feministing Panel
Wed, Sept 16, 7:30 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Carleton
With Lori Adelman and Jos Truitt.
 
HARPERMAN
Thurs, Sept 17, 2 PM @ Parliament Hill
Cross-Canada Harperman Sing-Along. www.harperman.ca
 
Truth & Reconciliation
Thurs, Sept 17, 3 PM @ GSA Boardroom, Carleton
Aboriginal Service Centre and GSA's Reconciliation and Truth Committee meeting.
 
Refugees Welcome Vigil
Thurs, Sept 17, 6:30 PM @ Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
http://www.refugeeswelcome.ca/ 
 
Book Launch: Canada in Africa
Thurs, Sept 17, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
CANADA IN AFRICA: 300 YEARS OF AID AND EXPLOITATION
Author Yves Engler will be in conversation with Kristen Shane, Associate Editor of Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly after his talk, followed by Q&A and book signing
If you’ve ever wondered why 45% of Africans still live on less than one dollar a day you should read this book.
 
DIVEST NOW: SAIA Mtg
Fri, Sept 18, 12 PM @ OPIRG, 326 Unicentre
Students Against Israeli Apartheid - Carleton General Meeting.
Want to learn more about SAIA-Carleton or are you interested in volunteering? Join us this Fridays Fall General Meeting for an introduction to the group, our basis of unity, current campaigns, upcoming events and to discuss the strategies for the 2015-2016 academic term.
 
Debriefing Elsipogtog Book Launch
Fri, Sept 18, 7 PM @ St Paul's Eastern United Church
The Indigenous Peoples’ solidarity Movement – Ottawa, the Parti Communiste Revolutionaire / Revolutionary Communist Party, and Rebel!Rebuild!Rewild! co-present the book launch of Miles Howe’s new book, “Debriefing Elsipogtog: Anatomy of a Struggle” which is about the Mi’mkaq of
Elsipogtog and their allies successful fight to stop fracking on their territory.  This powerful grassroots resistance offers many lessons for everyone interested in protecting the environment and working for indigenous sovereignty and solidarity.
 
Nation to Nation Alliance
Sat, Sept 19, 11 AM - 3 PM @ Victoria Island
Hosted by Executive Committee of Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed (ANORW)
Please join us for a day of peaceful assembly to publicly address and give emphasis of our Treaties & Relationship with the Crown on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.
The Anishnabe (Algonquin) Nation are in need of external support to hold in account of an illegitimate decision and act made to cede a portion of our Anishnabe Territory without the involvement of the Crown and nor was a proper consultation given to all Anishnabe People or Communities of our Nation. 
The Albert & Chaudière Falls has remained a cultural, vocal and representing center for all our Nations since time of immemorial, through the early times of colonialism. The land has always been kept UNCEDED by our Ancestors & Nation. Importantly, it is a SACRED SITE to our people and neigboring nations. It is vital to bring forth new designs and polices to ensure the vision and diplomatic practices for the Sacred Site & Islands will benefit and give inheritance to our future generations through this demo.

Memorial March for the Victims of Harperism
Sat, Sept 19, 11 AM @ Supreme Court Lawn

WWOS Concert Fundraiser
Sat, Sept 19, 7 PM @ Carleton University Art Gallery
For Walking With Our Sisters.
 
Buffy Ste Marie Talk
Sat, Sept 19, 7 PM @ Centretown United Church
Power in the Blood: A Conversation with Buffy Ste Marie. 
 
FEM(ME) Frosh Carleton
Sept 21-26 @ Womyn's Centre, Carleton
Includes:
 - Meet n' Greet, Mon, Sept 21, 6:30pm @ Womyn's Centre
 - Anti-Oppression Workshop, Tues, Sept 22, 4:30pm @ BECAMPS
 - Feminist External Resource Human Library, Tues, Sept 22, 8pm @ Roosters
Full Schedule Here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/879714415411082/
 
Queer 101 Workshop
Mon, Sept 21, 4:30 PM @ GSRC, Carleton
 
Take Back the Night
Thurs, Sept 24, 6 PM @ Minto Park
Take Back The Night continues to be about women reclaiming their right to walk alone at night without fear of violence and to continue to enforce the movement to end violence against women.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1482543852069745/
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Sept 29, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Workshop: Introduction to Indigenous Solidarity
Thurs, Oct 1, 6:30 PM @ Rm 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
This is a two hour workshop that introduces people to the basics of indigenous solidarity. We explore some of the history of indigenous resistance, key concepts, terminology and how to do indigenous solidarity.
This workshop is intended for everyone who is interested in beingnprincipled allies to indigenous people. This workshop was designed by, and will be presented by, non-indigenous people.
IPSMO: http://www.ipsmo.org/
 
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/ 
 
Books 2 Prisoners Volunteer Call-out
Books to Prisoners has been an OPIRG Carleton Working Group for many years and is looking for more students to get involved. B2P responds to letters from prisoners, mails books into various prisons, receives book donations, and holds book sales. Email vopcopirg@gmail.com to get involved.

Posted on September 16, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY - AUGUST 5, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
VIGIL: The Slaughter of Trans Women and Why?
Sat, Aug 8, 1 PM @ Strathcona Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/573322349473762/
 
Decolonial Picnic at Chaudière Falls
Sun, Aug 9, 1:30 PM @ Dundonald Park (or meet at 2:30 pm at Chaudière Falls)
Free Food and potluck!
Come join us for a fun community oriented afternoon - food, music and learning about the history of the Chaudière Falls and their Islands.
We will meet at Dundonald Park at 1h30pm on August 9th and walk or bike together to Victoria Island. On Victoria Island we will have a group picnic at 3h00pm. Musician Leonard Youngfoot will be playing, as well as other artists, we hope. We will tour the Island and the Chaudière Falls from 4h00 to 5h00pm and have a discussion about the proposed Condominium development and colonialism there.
Lindsay Lambert will be joining us and will be talking about the history of the area. Lindsay is a local activist who has been working to free the falls and the islands for many years. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as the backstory to the proposed Zibi condominium development.
If you would like to contribute with the entertainment or with you knowledge of the Chaudière falls and the proposed destruction, contact us.
We will bring some food, and are asking everyone to bring some as well.
Schedule:
- 1h30pm Meet at Dundonald park to walk to Victoria Island
- 2h30pm Arrival at Victoria Island
- 3h00pm Picnic and music
- 4h00-5h00pm Tour of Chaudiere falls and speakers to be announced.
- 5h30 Wrap up.
 
Prisoners' Justice Day
Mon, Aug 10, 2-6 PM @ Jack Purcell Community Centre
Prisoners’ Justice Day (PJD) emerged as a prisoner-initiated day of non-violent strike action to commemorate the death of Eddie Nalon in the segregation unit of Millhaven maximum-security penitentiary on August 10th 1974. It was first observed in 1975. In 1976, the prisoners of Millhaven issued a communication “To All Prisoners and Concerned Peoples from across Canada”, calling for one-day hunger strikes in opposition to the use of solitary confinement and in support of prisoners’ rights, in memory of Eddie Nalon, as well as Robert Landers, who also died alone in ‘the hole’. Since that time, PJD has become an internationally-recognized day of solidarity and action, both inside and outside the prison, to commemorate deaths in custody and reflect upon other human rights atrocities behind bars.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462232767410857/
 
PRIDE Film Screening
Fri, August 14, 8:30 PM @ Dundonald Park
A Queer Mafia Fam-Friendly Outdoor Film Screening under the stars.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1621610598109188/
 
Nizh-Minidoowag: 2-Spirit Film Screening
Sun, Aug 16, 7:30 PM @ PTS, 331 Cooper St
Presenting Organizations: Presented by Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival and Kind (formerly Pink Triangle Services). Film list here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499784430313621/
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Aug 18, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Algonquin Park-Silver Lake Exchange
Aug 24-30, 2015
Organized by Canadian Roots Exchange, this program is an opportunity to connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. Hosted by community members, participants will canoe, hike and learn about environmental justice and the history of the Algonquin land claim and how it affects the peoples who live within the territory today. Participants will also travel to Silver Lake to learn, participate and volunteer at the Silver Lake Pow Wow. This program is highly experiential and includes daily camping, hiking and canoeing. Any interested participants should submit an online application, or contact info@canadianroots.ca
 
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
https://www.facebook.com/events/388578044669188/

Posted on August 5, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Membership Advisory: OPIRG-Carleton signs License Agreement for its Longtime Office Space

Wednesday July 29th 2015 - After 3 weeks of mobilizing support in the face of a termination notice to vacate room 326 Unicentre, OPIRG-Carleton has signed a new license agreement for its office space of 27 years.  The agreement is for a term of 7 months beginning  August 1st 2015 and running through to January 31st 2016. 

Over the past 35 years, OPIRG-Carleton has supported hundreds of campaigns, projects, and initiatives, and touched the lives of thousands of people at Carleton and in the wider community. The support of students and the wider community is greatly appreciated. Indeed your messages of OPIRG-Carleton’s significance to you and the community fueled the organization's resolve to maintain its office or seek a comparable space.

OPIRG-Carleton is appreciative that CUSA was able to advance its co-working space for Clubs & Societies without requiring OPIRG to downsize its office and thanks the CUSA executive for recognizing the importance of OPIRG to the campus community as a vital resource to students.

With OPIRG-Carleton’s space secured, the organization looks forward to focusing its resources on supporting grassroots initiatives for social and environmental justice and welcomes your continued participation. August will involve preparing for a radical welcome week for students in September, planning a public interest school decolonization conference, and supporting the work of OPIRG’s 14 working groups.

Posted on July 29, 2015 .

Membership Advisory: OPIRG-Carleton in Negotiations to Maintain 326 Unicentre

Monday July 27, 2015 - It’s been just over two weeks since OPIRG-Carleton launched its campaign for public support in the face of a termination notice to vacate room 326 Unicentre by July 31st. While the termination notice remains, OPIRG is pleased to announce negotiations are under way to secure a new lease for room 326 Unicentre that would commence on August 1st. 

Over the past 35 years, OPIRG-Carleton has supported hundreds of campaigns, projects, and initiatives, and touched the lives of thousands of people at Carleton and in the wider community. We greatly appreciate the support demonstrated over the past few tumultuous weeks and would like to express our sincere gratitude to everybody who has been patient with the overall strategy we have embarked on, one of diplomacy and negotiations.
 
We would also like to thank the CUSA executive for recognizing the importance of OPIRG to the campus community as a vital resource to students. As soon as negotiations are finalized we will notify our members and supporters

Posted on July 27, 2015 .

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - July 15, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
OPIRG-Carleton General Meeting
Wed, July 15, 6 PM @ 326 Unicentre, Carleton
OPIRG-Carleton is facing a July 31st eviction from room 326 of the University Centre. OPIRG was served the eviction notice from the CUSA executive without sufficient notice or appropriate consultation. OPIRG has been a part of the Carleton campus since 1979 and has operated out of room 326 UC since 1988. CUSA has offered to move OPIRG to room 127B of the Unicentre, which is 73 per cent smaller than OPIRG’s current space. OPIRG has asked the CUSA executive to rescind the eviction notice and engage in dialogue with our shared membership and affected groups regarding space reallocation in the UniCentre.
On Wednesday, July 15 at 6pm, OPIRG is hosting a general meeting in room 326 UC so that our undergraduate and graduate student members, campus community, alumni, and community stakeholders can come together to discuss the current situation and potential courses of action. Please join us.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1637354213169123/

State Invaders - CCPA Monitor Release Party
Wed, July 15, 5:30 PM @ House of Targ
The July-August issue of the Monitor focuses on Canada's love affair with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).
 
Octopus Book Club
Wed, July 15, 6 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
http://octopusbooks.ca/event/octopus-book-club-discussion-all-about-love-new-visions-by-bell-hooks 
 
Harm Reduction Meet & Greet
Thurs, July 16, 1:30 PM @ Dundonald Park, Centretown
https://www.facebook.com/events/897522120283485/

2015 Ottawa Int'l Drug Users Memorial
Tues, July 21, 10 AM @ Cathcart Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/800944073359486/ 
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, July 21, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
FILM: Selma
Fri, July 24, 9 PM @ Dundonald Park
Under the Stars. FREE.
 
CKCU Picnic
Sat, July 25, NOON @ Britannia Park
As a show of appreciation, please join us for a relaxing picnic in the park! Bring your family or a friend and don't forget your blanket and/or lawn chair. Sandwiches, salads, deserts and drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring something if you feel inclined. Please R.S.V.P. to volunteer@ckcufm.com by July 21st to confirm guests and dietary preference (vegan, veggie, omnivore). We look forward to seeing you!!!!
 
QueerED: Picnic in the Park
Thurs, July 30, 3:30 PM @ Dundonald Park
Come on out to this sizzling summer edition of QueerED! We will be having a picnic in Dundonald Park, complete with board games and sports. We will be supplying food, but you are welcome to bring snacks to share. This event is open to all LGBTQ+ students at Carleton, U of O, Algonquin, or La Cité. Come on out to QueerED to socialize with other queer post-secondary students in an inclusive space!
 
Feminist (Indoor) Yard Sale
Thurs, July 30, 5 PM @ Atrium, Carleton
Need your fill of feminist stuff this summer? The Womyn's Centre is hosting a summer indoor yard sale! We will have folks selling clothes, books, crafts and handmade things! We still have a spot or two left so if you would like a table for *free* please email us at womyns_centre@cusaonline.ca
*This is a free event and open to everyone*
July 30ths 5-8pm in the atrium between Roosters and Starbucks!
We will be selling our old feminist and women related literature - anything sold at our table supports us so we can buy NEW books for our library! So please consider stopping by :)
 
Bi'Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Karaoke Fundraiser
Fri, July 31, 7 PM @ Shanghai Restaurant
Seeking raffle donations for our raffle table. (If you have an item to donate please contact info@indigenousadoptee.com 
Seeking donations of raffle items: 
 - Art, craft, painting, drawings
 - gift certificates
 - gift baskets
 - t-shirts/clothing swag
All proceeds to support  the Bi'Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering
The 2nd National Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering is coming up August 25, 26,27th. It is an important unique event for Indigenous adoptees and their families and unlike any other specifically for those who identify with the 60's scoop.
The gathering is for adoptees/foster care survivors who have been impacted by the 60's scoop and their children.
To make this event successful we fundraiser all year long by hosting events, presentations and seek donations from the community, unions and churches.
 
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
https://www.facebook.com/events/388578044669188/

Posted on July 15, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - July 8, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
#RiseUpTO - Protest Pan Am Economic & Climate Summits
Wed, July 8, 7 AM @ Berczy Park, Toronto
INFO HERE: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/562140067258155/
 
Launch of Queer Tarot Book
Thurs, July 9, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Please join author Oliver Pickle of Montreal’s Metonymy Press for the official Ottawa launch of the long-awaited She Is Sitting in the Night: Re-visioning Thea’s Tarot. 
 
Counter Summit: Peoples Social Forum
July 10-11@ Toronto
wheelchair accessible • childcare provided
Social Forum in Toronto to counter the Pan American Economic Summit that will bring the heads of Shell, Rockefeller Foundation, US, Canadian and European Chambers of Commerce, as well as Canada's Finance Minister, ex-Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and John Negroponte to Toronto from July 8 to the 10th, 2015.
Starting July 10, the Peoples' Social Forum will be hosting a counter summit in Toronto, bringing together activists, students, unions, Indigenous peoples, youth, environmentalists, and hundreds of ordinary individuals to oppose the current political and economic direction of thiscountry, and propose a plurality of alternative paths towards a better world. 
This gathering will take place on Missassauga Anishinaabe territory. It has been a home and hunting grounds to many peoples, including the Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. It is the territory of the One Dish One Spoon treaty, which was made between the Anishinaabe and Haudenausonee in order to share hunting and fishing territories. What belongs to one belongs to all. In this spirit, we will come together to find ways to work together towards a more just and joyful world.
More information: www.peoplessocialforum.org/torontopsf/
GENERAL SCHEDULE
July 10: 5pm-9pm – The Peoples' Picnic Block Party: a kick-off for the Toronto Peoples' Social Forum
July 11: 9am-9pm – Toronto Peoples' Social Forum (opening, workshops, alt media fair and closing plenary
July 12: PSF General Assembly (only open to people/organizations involved with the PSF organizing)
 
Idle No More Webinar: Impacts of the Oka Crisis
Sat, July 11, 9 AM @ Webinar
Webinar will be facilitated by Ellen Gabriel and Jolene Rickard. The webinar is part of the activities of the art exhibit Onehkwéntara Kanehstóte – the Red Post commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Occupation of Kanehsatà:ke & Kahnawà:ke (1990 Oka Crisis) and its impacts. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1457197401262447/
 
Ask Women Anything
Tues, July 14, 6 PM @ Artissimo Coffee n Tea
Featuring the Feminist Twins.
https://www.facebook.com/events/730599353733123/
 
State Invaders - CCPA Monitor Release Party
Wed, July 15, 5:30 PM @ House of Targ
The July-August issue of the Monitor focuses on Canada's love affair with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).
 
Octopus Book Club
Wed, July 15, 6 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
http://octopusbooks.ca/event/octopus-book-club-discussion-all-about-love-new-visions-by-bell-hooks 
 
Harm Reduction Meet & Greet
Thurs, July 16, 1:30 PM @ Dundonald Park, Centretown
https://www.facebook.com/events/897522120283485/
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, July 21, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.

Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
https://www.facebook.com/events/388578044669188/

Posted on July 8, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - June 24, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.

Rebel! Rebuild! Rewild!
June 22-28@ Algonquin territory
R!R!R! is an annual eco-anarchist action camp where those of us who dream of a wild future can meet, get to know each other, educate one another, learn skills, and organize for the liberation of Mother Earth. For more information, and to register, please visit .
rebelrebuildrewild.noblogs.org

Beyond the Wheel
Wed, June 24, 11 AM @ OCTEVAW (601-250 City Centre Ave)
A Community Conversation on LGBTQ+ Violence
https://www.facebook.com/events/1667440860143709/ 

Support. Don't Punish
Thurs, June 25 @ GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
https://www.facebook.com/events/1455873518056911/ 

Ticket Defense Action Day
Thurs, June 25, 1 PM @ Minto Park
Take a stand against tickets that are issued to people living in poverty!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1587796784841197/ 

A Poetry Showcase
Thurs, June 25,  7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
http://octopusbooks.ca/event/a-poetry-showcase

Algonquin Day of Independence
Thurs, June 25, Noon @ Wabano Centre
Join us for the Algonquin Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed's Day of Independence & Celebration, June 25 and 26.
The Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed will declare its TIBENINDIZOWIN (Independence) on June 26, 2015, in order to protect its unceded national territory and resources from the massive exploitation of Canadian governments and all corporations such as mining, logging, fishing and gaming commissions. The Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed, people known as the stewards of the land, are claiming their rightful TIBENINDIZOWIN - independence and title, to protect Mother Earth from all the harm that has been inflicted to the ecosystem and all its beings throughout the years by disrespectful governments and corporations, which has also directly threatened the distinctive culture of the Anishnabe Nation. This will restore the historical nation-to-nation Two Row Wampum Treaty.
**Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/415989035254785/
**June 25th at Noon: Welcoming and feast at the Wabano Centre (Vanier). Algonquin Community members have been walking towards Ottawa since June 15. This 275km journey ends at Victoria Island.
**June 26: Sunrise ceremony on Victoria Island, 5-8am. Speakers and press conference 10am-5pm(location TBD). Agenda and list of speakers: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/415989035254785/

Garden Build Day
Sat, June 27, 12:30 PM @ SE corner of Nesbitt Bldg, Carleton
We’re in the final stages of the garden's relocation! We recently reached an agreement to build the remaining 2 raised beds and we are looking for volunteers to help with the construction. All tools and supplies will be provided as well as a celebratory BBQ dinner on site!
Kitigànensag is a place for all students, staff and faculty to come together to grow and enjoy healthy, socially just, and sustainable food. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about gardening, and work to increase food security on campus. Plus, volunteers will be given preference for a plot in these new beds!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1626435414267592/

Food Sovereignty & La Via Campesina Movie Night
Mon, June 29, 7 PM @ 329 Bell St. S
The Carleton Food Collective, in solidarity with La Via Campesina, welcomes everyone to a movie night followed by a collective discussion to raise awareness on grassroots food sovereignty movements.
La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, Indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature. La Via Campesina comprises about 164 local and national organizations in 73 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Altogether, it represents about 200 million farmers. It is an autonomous, pluralist and multicultural movement, independent from any political, economic or other type of affiliation.
https://www.facebook.com/events/573176462821681/ 

March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate
Sun, July 5, 7 AM @ Bus to Toronto
350 Toronto and a large coalition of other groups are organizing this important march in the run-up to the Climate Summit of the Americas just prior to the Pan Am Games.
Departure time:   7 a.m.  — so be there by 6:30 or shortly thereafter.
Departure location:  University of Ottawa, in front of the Lamoureux building, 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier. 
Return time from Toronto:  6 p.m. — so be at the bus by 5:30-5:45 p.m.
Get your bus ticket  HERE.

OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, July 7, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.

Job Posting: Communications Coordinator
Deadline: July 12 @ PERC
http://www.goodwork.ca/job=30472

Octopus Book Club
Wed, July 15, 6 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
http://octopusbooks.ca/event/octopus-book-club-discussion-all-about-love-new-visions-by-bell-hooks 

Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
https://www.facebook.com/events/388578044669188/

Posted on June 24, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.