Posts tagged #Carleton

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 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 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.

Wednesday Weekly - September 23, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
KIM KATRIN MILAN
Wed, Sept 23, 6 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
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/
 
NOII Orientation
Wed, Sept 23, 6:30 PM @ Dalhousie Community Centre
No One Is Illegal New Members Orientation
https://www.facebook.com/events/889997031078079/
 
Arafah Iftar
Wed, Sept 23, 6:30 PM @ Carleton Atrium
https://www.facebook.com/events/1665617583675820/
 
Talking with our Sisters
Wed, Sept 23, 7 PM @ Gallery 101, 51B Young St.
CUAG, Gallery 101, and the Walking With Our Sisters Ottawa Committee are pleased to invite you to join in a conversation between Christi Belcourt and Kara Louttit, moderated by Karen Green.
https://www.facebook.com/events/171412279860646/
 
Decolonizing Indigenous Sexuality - Games Night
Thurs, Sept 24, 5:30 PM @ Ojigkwanong (Paterson), Carleton
https://www.facebook.com/events/1494850057501111/
 
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/
 
Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime
Thurs, Sept 24, 7 PM @ 137 Fauteux, UOttawa
Documentary Premier. Film by Xavier Robles. Mexico, 2015.
(Spanish with subtitles in English)
One year after the mass forced disappearance of 43 students from the Normal School of Ayotzinapa, Xavier Robles documents the case of the students and the situation of impunity and violence in Mexico.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1637937643148537/
 
One World Film Festival
Sept 24-27 @ National Gallery
https://www.facebook.com/events/441062556081208/
 
WWOS Opening Ceremony
Fri, Sept 25, 1 PM @ Carleton Art Gallery
Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative art installation that honours and respects the lives of these women, girls and Two-Spirit people. They are sisters, mothers, aunties, daughters, cousins, grandmothers, wives and partners. They are not forgotten.
Walking With Our Sisters is a collective, collaborative, community-based project that creates a ceremonial public space so that people can come together to honour, to mourn, to remember, and to raise awareness
 
Talk: Robert Fisk
Fri, Sept 25, 7 PM @ St. Matthews Anglican Church
‘Goodbye, Mr Sykes! Adieu, M. Picot!’ How the ISIS ‘caliphate’ frightens the Middle East – and us.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1618814541725991/
 
Anti-War Screenings
Fri, Sept 25, 7 PM @ 202 Montpetit, UOttawa
Military Industrial Complex Films with Cinema Academica and the Ottawa Peace Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/events/476492895864938/
 
Film: Honour Your Word
Sat, Sept 26, 3 PM @ National Gallery of Canada
One World Film Festival: Join us for this powerful doc which follows the struggle of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake as their fight to protect their land, language and way of life. Barriere Lake spokesperson Norman Matchewan, Director Martha Stiegman and Pei-Ju Wang of Barriere Lake Solidarity will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/71470916
 
Capital Slam w/ Lukayo Estrella
Sat, Sept 26, 6:30 PM @ Café Nostalgica, UOttawa
https://www.facebook.com/events/876549105754345/
 
Treaty Workshop w/ Lynn Gehl
Sun, Sept 27, 2 PM @ 187 Gore St., Perth
https://www.facebook.com/events/1130682640294674/
 
Venus Envy Workshops
Sept 27-29, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Going Down: A Guide to Cunnilingus - 27 September - 6:30pm
The Big O! Tips and Tricks for Bigger, Better and More Frequent Orgasms! - 28 September - 6:30pm
Navigating the Ontario Health Care System for Trans People - 29 September - 6:30pm
Facilitated by Lisa Ugray, www.ugray.ca
Register here:
http://venusenvy.ca/schedule/workshops/ottawa
 
The Leveller Story Meeting
Mon, Sept 28, 6 PM @ The Daily Grind
The Leveller Editorial team invites you to participate in a story meeting and contribute to the second issue of Volume 8, scheduled for publishing in mid-October.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464214187220757/
 
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.
 
Alanis King: 3 Plays
Tues, Sept 29, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 25One Community
This long-awaited first collection by playwright and director Alanis King presents three exciting plays interconnected by themes of hope:
spiritual (If Jesus Met Nanabush), 
personal (The Tommy Prince Story) and
cultural (Born Buffalo).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1058469530843825/
 
Supervised Injection Services Discussion
Wed, Sept 30, 11:30 AM @ 47B Fauteux, UOttawa
CSCS with many partner agencies will be hosting a community discussion with students, nurses, activists, researchers, and people who use drugs on the need for supervised consumption services in Ottawa. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/494284294073877/
 
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.
This workshop is a collaboration between the Women's and Gender Studies Student Society, the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, and the CU Aboriginal Service Centre.
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 23, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - July 22, 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 FREE BBQ
Thurs, July 23, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Quad b/n UniCentre & Architecture Bldg, 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 Thursday, July 23 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, OPIRG is hosting a FREE BBQ. Please join us.
https://www.facebook.com/events/466642340162183/

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.
 
Walking Tour: Building the Rideau Canal and the Making of the Ottawa Working Class
Fri, July 31, 9:30 AM @ National Gallery Spider
Part of 'Bytown Days' events being organized by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa.
 
Walking Tour: Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism
Sun, Aug 2, 3:45 PM @ Bytown Museum
Part of 'Bytown Days' events being organized by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Aug 4, 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 July 22, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Membership Advisory: OPIRG STILL Facing Eviction

Short Summary: The threat is real and time is ticking but there is some indication that OPIRG may be able to keep room 326 UC. We need to keep steadfast in our efforts to #SaveOPIRG!
 
Action Items (more details below): 

 Friday July 17th 2015 - It’s been one week since OPIRG launched its campaign for public support in the face of an impending eviction from room 326 Unicentre. OPIRG-Carleton remains committed to finding a solution that will ensure it maintains an office of similar size and centrality in the Unicentre and is optimistic that the CUSA executives will work with OPIRG to do so. Yet OPIRG-Carleton also recognizes the clock is ticking for the organization, as the July 31st eviction notice still stands.

As you may recall,  after 27 years of tenancy, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) President Fahd Alhattab served an eviction notice to OPIRG requiring the organization to vacate room 326 of the Unicentre before July 31st 2015. The CUSA executive originally rejected OPIRG’s July 8th proposal to renew OPIRG’s lease and initiate discussions to reach a mutually beneficial outcome but have since indicated that OPIRG remaining in its space may be possible.  
 
Recent years aside, OPIRG and CUSA have worked collaboratively for decades and the cooperation between the organizations has been to the benefit of students.  OPIRG-Carleton is hopeful that President Alhattab and the executive team at CUSA will follow through with their promise to renew good relations with OPIRG and support the call of the students and community to #SaveOPIRG!
 
In the spirit of collaboration and open discussion towards finding a solution that works for all organizations and groups involved in providing services to students, OPIRG is inviting the staff and executive of Carleton’s student unions, service centre coordinators, and National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) staff for a discussion about space needs and allocation.
 
OPIRG Timeline: 35 Years in the University Centre (UC)

  • 1979, OPIRG was established as a CUSA Club
  • 1981, 80% of voting students institute OPIRG as a levy-funded independent campus group and OPIRG begins renting space from CUSA in the UC
  • 1983, UC stakeholders and OPIRG collaborate and arrange new campus space for OPIRG
  • 1988, OPIRG and CUSA negotiate to establish OPIRG’s move to 326 UC  where OPIRG has operated for the past 27 years
  • 2013, 70% of voting students assert support for OPIRG’s presence on campus
  • June 15 2015, CUSA executives indicate they plan to evict OPIRG from 326 UC and propose room 127B UC as an alternative space. 127B UC is 73% smaller than OPIRG’s current 552 square foot office. 
  • An eviction notice dated June 29th 2015 indicates OPIRG has until July 31st 2015 to vacate.
  • July 8 2015, OPIRG’s proposal to CUSA to extend OPIRG’s lease to room 326 UC while continuing conversations about how to reallocate Unicentre space is rejected by CUSA executives. 
  • July 9 2015, OPIRG releases a membership advisory regarding the pending eviction and solicits support.
  • July 14 2015, OPIRG’s board of directors sends a letter to the CUSA executives encouraging the executive to reconsider its July 8th proposal and indicates it will continue to discuss logistical issues regarding room 127B. The CUSA President and VP Finance Craig Handy come to the OPIRG office, within two hours of the letter being sent, and present a space configuration that would see OPIRG remain in room 326 UC provided OPIRG agrees to a joint media statement and a new lease that may include increased rent. A few hours after the meeting OPIRG receives an email from President Alhattab stating “(...) the proposed plans are not final, and are still subject to variables, due to the several moving pieces. Once plans are final, you will have it in writing of what will be going forward.”
  • July 15th 2015, OPIRG’s board of directors sends CUSA a letter outlining the option presented by President Alhattab and VP Finance Handy and asks for confirmation that the termination letter has been rescinded and for a timeline of when the draft lease renewal and draft press release will be sent to OPIRG.  No response is provided but at a general meeting held the evening of July 15th, President Alhattab clarifies is he not promising anything and that the July 31st eviction deadline remains. He also explains that the potential space shuffle that may occur would see the Food Centre remain in what was the Spot, Henry’s expand to sell CUSA merchandise, the Communications office open in what was the Food Centre (426i) and NEADS move to 127B UC, opening up the back office behind Clubs and Societies to allow the front space to be a co-working space. 

OPIRG Board of Directors’ Recommendations for Moving Forward 
OPIRG continues to strive for an outcome that will allow the organization to maintain its track record of excellent service on campus and in the community. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
 
Please consider taking action in the following ways: 

  • Write your CUSA councillors and executives to: Commend the executive in their attempt to find a solution that enables OPIRG to remain in its current space and Insist CUSA extend the eviction deadline by rescinding the letter of termination so that OPIRG and CUSA can work toward renewing OPIRG’s lease or toward finding comparable space in the Unicentre. 
  • Sign the petition and encourage others to do the same.
  • Join us on Thursday, July 23 (11:30am-2:30pm) in the space between the Unicentre and Architecture Building for a free bbq (food starts @ noon while supplies last) and celebration to #SaveOPIRG!
  • Attend the CUSA council meeting on Monday July  20th, 6pm in Room 608, Robertson Hall to show your support for CUSA councillors who support student space and transparent decision-making
  • Send us an email (opirg@carleton.ca) with a picture of yourself and why you want to #SaveOPIRG to use in our social media campaign.
  • Get involved with OPIRG’s campaign, including class talks, leafletting, tabling, general outreach.

For updates:

Posted on July 17, 2015 .

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - July 1, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Black Lives Matter Call to Action
Thurs, July 2, 5 PM @ Minto Park
Black Lives Matter - Ottawa Coalition is looking for a call to action from our Black brothers and sisters and people of colour brothers and sisters in our city.
We’re looking for community input on people of colour treatment in our city and the changes you would like to see from the community, the city, and the country.
This will be a very informal get together in Minto Park (On Elgin) in what we imagine to be a small circle of people simply giving us their points of views on how and why our community should implement change to better suit us all.
This will be a safe space for Black and people of colour only, as we hope to gain your interest in joining the movement we are starting with Black Lives Matter - Ottawa Coalition.
(Ally welcomed events will be held in the future.)
Black Lives Matter - Ottawa Coalition Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/BLMOttawa
 
Solidarity with Greeks Against Austerity
Sat, July 4, 11 AM @ Greek Embassy, 80 Maclaren St.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1598826137033695/
 
Verniassage - Art Showcase
Sat, July 4, 7 PM @ Venus Envy
Fundraiser for Bursary Program at Venus Envy
https://www.facebook.com/events/838614352895476/
 
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.
 
Artists 4 Walking With Our Sisters
Sun, July 5, 1 PM @ Shenkman Arts Centre
Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative art installation to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the United States.
For more info visit: http://walkingwithoursisters.ca/ 
 
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.
 
Anti-Capitalist Pride Meeting
Tues, July 7, 7 PM @ *kind Community Centre
Because Capital Pride is NOT for queer and trans black people and people of colour, working-class and/or poor queer and trans people, or trans women! It does not express any of our rage or call for any of our needs! We aspire to fight for the liberation of all instead of celebrating false equality. Our liberation will not be funded by “pro-gay” banks! 
We plan to organize workshops, panels, and other events around the year with the help of the community to build the anti-capitalist pride movement. We also plan to organize an action to happen during Capital Pride that will be distinct from Pride-our fight does not end at gaining privileges for some at the cost of abandoning other oppressed people’s fights!
https://www.facebook.com/events/844838498938820/
 
#RiseUpTO - Protest Pan Am Economic & Climate Summits
Wed, July 8, 7 AM @ Berczy Park, Toronto
INFO HERE: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/562140067258155/
 
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)
 
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 July 1, 2015 .

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - June 17, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
AGM & Report Back
Thurs, June 18, 7:30 PM @ 233 Gilmour St.
Ottawa Cuba Connections AGM and Che Guevara Brigade report back.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1602510003352390/
 
Noongam Traditional Pow Wow
Free and Open to All. 
Fri, June 19, 3 PM @ Queen Juliana Park, Dow's Lake
https://www.facebook.com/events/660540844050581/
 
David Suzuki: Letters to my Grandchildren
Friday, June 19, 7 PM @ Centretown United Church
General admission: $10.00
Students/low-income: $5.00
http://octopusbooks.ca/event/david-suzuki-letters-to-my-grandchildren
 
Just Voices Summer Solstice Concert
Sat, June 20, 7 PM @ Ecclesiax Church
https://www.facebook.com/events/1423500551305612/
 
Support Snaps
Sun, June 21, 6:30 PM @ Raw Sugar Cafe
A Night of Spoken Word brought to you by Feminist Twins.
 
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
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, June 23, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
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
 
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 17, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter January 28

OPIRG Anti-Oppression & Decolonization Workshop

Sat, Jan 31, 10 AM - 5 PM @ GSA, Carleton

OPIRG Carleton and GRIPO are hosting an all day workshop, consisting of anti-oppression 101 training and decolonization for all our volunteers and staff. 
OPIRG Carleton requires that all our working groups operate under an anti oppressional and consensus based framework, and thus we encourage all our volunteers to attend this training, regardless if it's for the first time or as a refresher!  Lunch will also be provided.

Posted on January 28, 2015 and filed under Events.