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Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - November 2

OPIRG-CARLETON NEWS

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

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

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

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

Bursary Applications

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

WORKING GROUPS

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

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

TODAY

#ALLOUTNOV2 National Day of Action for Free Tuition

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

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

THURSDAY

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

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

SATURDAY

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

TUESDAY

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

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

Posted on November 2, 2016 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - November 11, 2015

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

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

Posted on November 11, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - October 14, 2015

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

Posted on October 14, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - September 30, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
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/
 
Film: Put This On The Map
Wed, Sept 30, 5:30 PM @ GSRC, Carleton
Join the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre and Equity Service's Sexual Assault Support Services for an evening of queer documentary-watching and discussion! We will be serving popcorn and drinks. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/883368065050393/
 
Intro to Fossil Free UOttawa
Thurs, Oct 1, 12 PM @ Tabaret Lawn, UOttawa
DIVEST!
https://www.facebook.com/events/896634633717405/
 
Workshop: Intro to Indigenous Solidarity
Thurs, Oct 1, 6:30 PM @ 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 being principled 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/
 
Carleton Up For Debate
Thurs, Oct 1, 7 PM @ Carleton Atrium
The non-partisan event, hosted by Carleton Oxfam and the Carleton Equal Voice Chapter and sponsored by CUSA, GSA and the Womyn's Centre, will be a debate between representatives from all Carleton political party chapters (Young Conservatives, Liberals, New-Democrats and Greens). The debate will be focused on issues pertaining to women -- issues that are typically ignored. 
 
Student Action Prep Day
Fri, Oct 2, 12 PM @ UOttawa (tbd)
Putting Student Issues on the Agenda: Banner Making Party
Join us for a Friday afternoon of banner making and student outreach as we prepare for a Day of Action to put student issues on the political agenda. The banner will be used on October 7th, 2015 when students across the province will be engaging in actions to prove that students do care and are speaking up this election.
https://www.facebook.com/events/548254571994503/
 
Rally for Workers Rights
Fri, Oct 2, 12:30 PM @ HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
Join the Workers Action Group of Solidarity Against Austerity for a rally in support of Mugshots workers. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1483361798633232/
 
The Refugee Crisis: Teach-In & Community Meeting
Fri, Oct 2, 2:30 PM @ Southam 516, Carleton
This teach-in/community meeting has a couple of broad goals. First, we wish to make a political/ideological intervention into the conversation in order to build up our analysis to guide our concrete interventions and critiques of the interventions being posed. Second, we hope to push open and extend the critical the space that’s opening up at Carleton around the refugee crisis and to link with other global critical debates and movements.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1474952479477720/
 
Manifestation contre l'austerité
Sat, Oct 3, 11 AM @ rue Laval & Charlevoix, l'Île de Hull
Horaire de la journée:
11h00: Fabrication de pancartes et bannières
12h00: Diner populaire
13h00: Assemblée populaire sur la résistance à l’austérité
14h00: Manifestation
https://www.facebook.com/events/899996540073654/
 
Honouring the Children of MMIWG2S Ceremony & Pow Wow
Sat, Oct 3,  12-5 PM @ Rideau High School
Families of Sisters in Spirit ,Minwaashin Lodge & No More Silence presents
" Honoring Our Children of the Missing and Murdered Women/Families " 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1566240090318883/
 
Honouring Our Sisters in Spirit
Sun, Oct 4, 11 AM @ Parliament Hill
Let's fill the Hill on Oct. 4th to show love and support to all Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit and to all the children that were left behind. Let's make this the biggest and loudest " Stomp Dance " in Honour of our Sisters In Spirit and the Children who were left behind. Anyone that would like to help or volunteer please email familiesofsistersinspirit@gmail.com
Kichi meegwetch kakina ♥
https://www.facebook.com/events/485337538297426/
 
2015 Election Forum on Healthcare
Sun, Oct 4, 1:30 PM @ Ottawa Public Library
- Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition
- Melissa Newitt, National Coordinator (Interim), Canadian Health Coalition
- Julie White, Council of Union Retirees of Canada
- Michael McBane, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
At Issue:
- Federal Funding Commitments
- Privatization and 2-tier Health Care
- National Drug Plan
- Seniors’ Health Care
https://www.facebook.com/events/165331087139997/
 
Film: This Changes Everything
Sun, Oct 4, 6:30 PM @ Mayfair Theatre
With Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, "This Changes Everything" is a documentary feature which explores the most pressing issue of our times – climate change – through the eyes of seven communities on the front lines.
https://www.facebook.com/events/960286854055374/
 
Workshop: Mental Health & Intimate Relationships
Sun, Oct 4, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
This workshop focuses on intimate relationships of all kinds and the complicated ways they can be affected when those involved struggle with mental health issues.
https://www.facebook.com/events/963159647084024/
 
Canadian Mining and Criminalization in the Americas
Mon, Oct 6, 7 PM @ PSAC Bldg, 223 Gilmour St
With guest, Esperanza Salazar, from Colima, Mexico. Esperanza Salazar is a member of Bios Iguana, an environmental organization in Colima, Mexico that forms part of the Mexican Network of Mining Affected Peoples (REMA).
Following Esperanza's presentation is a discussion. 'In the National Interest? Criminalization of Land and Environment Defenders in the Americas' documents the intensification of criminalization related to Canadian economic interests in four Latin American countries, making connections with recent trends to heighten measures for repression and social control in Canada. The report is available here: http://www.miningwatch.ca/news/canadian-mining-puts-lives-and-democracy-risk-americas-report
https://www.facebook.com/events/131541950532151/
 
Carleton Anticapitalist Meetup
Tues, Oct 6, 6 PM @ Roosters, Carleton
Come meet fellow anticapitalists on campus and discuss the possibility of working more closely together on campaigns to liberate Carleton and surrounding communities from global capitalism. We will be sitting at the back near the windows.
 
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/
 
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.
 
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 30, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - August 26, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
GSA Welcome Weeks!
Aug 29-Sept 19 @ Carleton University
HIGHLIGHTS:
Graduate Student BBQ: Aug 31 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Political Tour of Campus: September 2 @ 3 - 4:30 pm
Grad Fair: September 3 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Political Tour of Campus: September 3 @ 1:30 - 3 pm
The Grand Re-Opening of GSA Community Garden Kitigànensag: September 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SCHEDULE: http://gsacarleton.ca/welcomeweeks/

#FloodTheSystem
Tues, Sept 1 @ www.floodthesystem.net
Fall 2015 - Flood, blockade, occupy and shut down the systems that jeopardize our future!
Starting this September, Rising Tide North America is calling for mass actions to shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival.
Already, hundreds of thousands are streaming into the streets to fight back against climate chaos, capitalism and white supremacy. 
#FloodTheSystem organizers are supporting the formation of local action councils that will organize actions relevant to their communities. If you want to start organizing or connect with a regional action council right away, go here: http://www.FloodTheSystem.net/organize
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Sept 1, 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/
 
Canada's Chemical Valley Toxic Tour
Sat, Sept 5, 12 PM @ Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia, ON
Ten years ago, a report surfaced that showed two girls were being born for every boy in Aamjiwnaang First Nation due to toxic chemicals emanating from industry in Chemical Valley. The news made international headlines and shamed the Canadian government. Since that time, more refineries have been built, more pipelines have spilled, and the community continues to be poisoned day after day, week after week, year after year. 
But Aamjiwnaang has fought back. Grassroots members have done speaking tours, petitions, lawsuits, rallies, blockades, scientific testing, and built networks of supporters to help share the story of what is happening to our lands, and our people. 
We are asking for you to experience for one day what many of us experience our whole lives. Come and see the miles of petrochemical plants. Witness the pollution with your own eyes, ears, noses, and feel what it has done to our land and our people. 
Chemical Valley is the climate and pollution crisis of Southern Ontario. It is where fracked gas is processed. It is the place of all of the environmental crises of our times. It is a place of environmental racism: the Valley exists on stolen land, and its people are being slowly killed by pollution. 
Join us in our fight against environmental racism, climate chaos, and extreme pollution. 
Please register at http://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com/
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/AamjiwnaangSarniaAgainstPipelines
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TakeActionASAP
Email: asap1491@gmail.com
 
SlutWalkOttawa 2015
Sun, Sept 13, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Rape culture manifests itself in many forms, from victim blaming to slut-shaming to much more. We’re here to challenge the shaming and blaming of victims of sexual violence. We’re here to say that it is never the victim’s fault.
All are welcome to attend. We do not require any dress code. We do not require that you come to SWO with the intention of reclaiming the word ‘slut’; all we ask is that you support challenging and ending rape culture.
If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to help out, please email us at slutwalkottawa@hotmail.com.
twitter: @slutwalkottawa
tumblr: www.slutwalkottawa.tumblr.com
 
OPIRG Carleton Rad Frosh
Sept 14 - 18 @ Carleton University
Full Schedule here: http://www.opirgcarleton.org/rad-frosh/
 
Memorial March for the Victims of Harperism
Sat, Sept 19, 11 AM @ Supreme Court Lawn

Kim Katrin Milan @ Carleton
Wed, Sept 23, 6 PM @ Carleton (Room TBD)
OPIRG Carleton and the Womyn's Centre present Kim Katrin Milan, writer, multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator who facilitates radical community dialogues. Part of the Womyn's Centre's Feminist Frosh.

Posted on August 26, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - August 19, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
August 19-23
Celebrating Indigenous Arts In Algonquin Territory. For details about the entire festival schedule visit www.asinabkafestival.org.
 
Black Votes Matter Strategy Session
Sat, Aug 22, 10 AM - 1:30 PM @ PSAC, 233 Gilmour St.
The Black Canadian community is an important voting bloc. It holds a lot of power by only if Black Canadian voters show up at the polls at election time. Let's work to make it happen.
At this session, we will discuss strategies for mobilizing the Black Canadian vote in Ottawa, developing inclusive campaigns which aim to reach out to the fll diversity of Ottawa's Black communities, and engaging all political parties.
A free lunch will provided.
Registration Required: 
For more information contact: David Onyalo at donyalo@clc-ctc.ca, or Mackenzie Deschambault at mdeschambault@clc-ctc.ca. 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-votes-matter-tickets-18029306140
 
ABR2015: Unceded Ottawa - A Conversation
Sat, Aug 22, 12 PM @ Albert Island, 6 Booth St.
UNCEDED OTTAWA: The Algonquin and the Outaouais
The purpose of this public conversation is to enlighten our audience to the history and relationship of the Algonquin to the Outaouais region. We will hear ideas from a grand body of thought regarding our nation's past, the land, the water, development, and how we can move society as a whole towards a more egalitarian and compassionate present.
 
Ottawa Dyke March
Sat, Aug 22, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
THE 11th EDITION OF THE OTTAWA DYKE MARCH is being organized by and for dykes* throughout the streets of Ottawa, and we are always seeking volunteers.
 
CHOMP
Sat, Aug 22, 5 PM @ AIDS Committee of Ottawa
A dinner for anyone who is a friend, partner, family, supporter, or themselves a member of the trans population! 
 
Gay Torment
Sat, Aug 22, 6 PM @ Sandy Hill Community Centre
CALLING ALL QUEERDOS / HOMO PUNX / TRANS BABES:
We're coming together to celebrate & affirm our lives in a way that makes sense to us - less corporate, more doing this thing together. We are against a pink-washing/white-washing corporate pride and FOR a community-based party that remembers the revolutionary roots of pride as a riot.
Here's the run-down:
DOORS AT 6PM
ALL AGES / DRY SHOW / no one will be turned away for being high or drunk, but no alcohol in the space please!
6:30PM Ⓐ a showing of SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON'S CAFETERIA, a documentary by Susan Stryker that tells the story of the riot that set the stage for Stonewall.
8:30PM Ⓐ BANDS! More bands to be announced.
SETS FROM:
▼JILTED X (Montreal)▼http://jiltedx.tumblr.com/
▼THE WATERSHED HOUR (Peterborough)▼http://watershedhour.bandcamp.com/
This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. It is our collective responsibility as settlers on this land to acknowledge the historical and continued violence of colonialism that seeks to erase Indigenous people in Canada, some of whom we may be sharing space with this evening. We acknowledge that colonialism continues to thrive through a deeply embedded culture of racism and white supremacy perpetuated not only by our government but within our communities.
 
Queer Pride 2015
Sun, Aug 23, 11 AM - 10 PM @ Somerset Street Village (at Bank)
Somerset St. Specials + Sexy Bike & Car Wash. Think...
Suds, speedos, beer, patios, DJs, kids zone and BBQ in support of Ten Oaks and For Pivots Sake. https://www.facebook.com/events/943931862296693/
 
OPIRG Job Applications DUE
Mon, Aug 24, 5 PM @ OPIRG Carleton
JOB POSTING: PART-TIME VOLUNTEER, OUTREACH AND PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR (CONTRACT) - The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Carleton (OPIRG-Carleton) is seeking applications for a Volunteer, Outreach and Programming Coordinator. This is a part-time contract position for 21-24 hours per week. The desired start date is August 31st, 2015 with the final date of employment scheduled as April 30th, 2016. http://www.opirgcarleton.org/job-postings/
 
BOOK LAUNCH: Children of the Broken Treaty
Tues, Aug 25, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream Book Launch with Charlie Angus, Janelle Nakogee and Nadine Tookate. Octopus Centretown, 251 Bank Street. Admission is Free and All Are Welcome.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Sept 1, 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/
 
SlutWalkOttawa 2015 March
Sun, Sept 13, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Rape culture manifests itself in many forms, from victim blaming to slut-shaming to much more. We’re here to challenge the shaming and blaming of victims of sexual violence. We’re here to say that it is never the victim’s fault.
All are welcome to attend. We do not require any dress code. We do not require that you come to SWO with the intention of reclaiming the word ‘slut’; all we ask is that you support challenging and ending rape culture.
If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to help out, please email us at slutwalkottawa@hotmail.com.
twitter: @slutwalkottawa
tumblr: www.slutwalkottawa.tumblr.com

Posted on August 20, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - August 12, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
#OurFuture: A Progressive Youth Vision for Canada
Wed, August 12, 6:30 PM @ 25One Community
It's International Youth Day - and we're celebrating in Ottawa with a series of pecha kucha talks by local youth activists talking about their vision for the future of Canada...and what they're doing to achieve it!
What is pecha kecha? It's a 4 minute talk with accompanying visuals...a new image every 20 seconds. Our dynamic young speakers will be talking about their work to change Canada for the better!
Featuring speakers from:
- Next Up Ottawa
- USC Canada: Food Security
- Canadian Federation of Students
- UNESCO Youth Forum 
- Build Together, Women of the Building Trades
- A7G - Assembly of Seven Generations
- Public Service Alliance of Canada Young Workers Committee
- United Way: Gen Next Program
- Canadian Labour Congress
Cost: Free
Food: Apps & non-alcohol beverages
 
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/
 
Homo Phono
Sat, August 15, 10 PM @ Raw Sugar Cafe
Queer Dance Party
 
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/
 
Free the Falls! Free the Islands! Rally at City Hall
Mon, Aug 17, 8:30 AM @ Human Rights Monument
We don’t want condominiums built on stolen Algonquin islands!
We want City Council to be accountable and democratic, and we want the Ontario Municipal Board to be a fair and transparent institution!
We don't want City Hall to and the Ontario Municipal Board to make underhanded and illegal deals with developers.
In October of 2014, City Council approved a request by Windmill Development to rezone Chaudière and Albert Islands so that the construction company could build condominiums on the islands. City council did this despite the many concerns raised by the many people who attended the city council meeting. First Nations people and communities were not properly consulted about the proposed development. 
This rally will be immediately before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) pre-hearings, and we want to fill the room. 
Additionally, we’re asking you to contact your city Councillors, MPPs and MPs to let them know:
1. That you don’t want condominiums built on Albert and Chaudière Islands. Instead, you want this sacred place by the Chaudière Falls to be respected and restored for healing and ceremony.
2. You don't want this case dismissed at the pre-hearing, which is the Motion the City has put forward. You believe this matter deserves a full OMB hearing. Thanks!
Tentative Schedule:
8:30am – Free Snacks and Coffee
8:40am – Opening by Albert Dumont
8:55am – Drumming
9:00am – World Truth Speakers Posse
9:05am – Speakers
9:40am – Drumming
9:50am – Closing and let's go fill City Hall's Keefer Room for the pre-hearing!
**********************
The OMB pre-hearings will start at 10:00am at City Hall (Ottawa), in the Keefer Room, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Cartier Square Ottawa ON, Algonquin Territory. At first we asked folks to call the OMB to the reserve a seat at the pre-hearing, but they operate by first come first serve. The Keefer room has a capacity for 60, and the OMB claims they have never run out of room.
Here is all the information about the pre-hearing:
Pre-hearing case # PL141340, Case description: OPA 143, Development of Chaudière and Albert Islands. Start date: Aug 17th. Duration: 3 days
http://freethefalls.ca/
 
WWOS Tobacco Tie-in
Mon, Aug 17, 6 PM @ St. Paul's Eastern United Church
We invite you to join us at the Faith House on August 18th for an evening of storytelling about the Palestinian struggle for freedom. Two speakers will
 
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.
 
PRIDE Safer Partying Workshop w/ SPOT-ACO
Tues, Aug 18, 5 PM @ Pressed
Queer Pride Queer Mafia & AIDS Committee of Ottawa Presents:
During Pride Week festivities many of us love to party or know people who love to party. Come hang out with the lovely folks from QM & ACOs Safer Partying Outreach Team (SPOT) to discuss & explore some of the things you can do for safer partying.
 
Indigenous and Palestinian Reflections on Gaza: The Siege, Freedom Flotilla, and BDS
Tues, Aug 18, 6:30 PM @ Faith House, 18 Blackburn Ave
We invite you to join us at the Faith House on August 18th for an evening of storytelling about the Palestinian struggle for freedom. Two speakers will reflect on their experiences working in solidarity with the people of Palestine and, in particular, Bob Lovelace will discuss his recent experience on the Freedom Flotilla III.
BOB LOVELACE is an Algonquin traditionalist, father of seven, activist, scholar, professor of Aboriginal Studies at Queens University, and former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. This summer, he took part in the Freedom Flotilla III Mission, which attempted to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinian Gaza Strip. The ship on which he was traveling was raided by Israeli military forces, at which point he was imprisoned and subsequently deported. He is coming to Ottawa to share the story of his experiences with us.
RANA NAZZAL is a Palestinian-Canadian student, writer, and activist who organizes with Students Against Israeli Apartheid Carleton (SAIA) and sits on the board of directors of OPIRG-Carleton. She will discuss what solidarity with Palestine looks like, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and how folks can get involved. 
The prepared presentations will be followed by an open discussion.
This event is a collaboration between Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Carleton (SAIA-Carleton) and Rebel! Rebuild! Rewild!, an eco-anarchist collective dedicated to supporting the struggles of Indigenous communities against the extractive industry.
*THIS IS A FREE EVENT*
 
Black Votes Matter Strategy Session
Sat, Aug 22, 10 AM - 1:30 PM @ PSAC, 233 Gilmour St.
The Black Canadian community is an important voting bloc. It holds a lot of power by only if Black Canadian voters show up at the polls at election time. Let's work to make it happen.
At this session, we will discuss strategies for mobilizing the Black Canadian vote in Ottawa, developing inclusive campaigns which aim to reach out to the fll diversity of Ottawa's Black communities, and engaging all political parties.
A free lunch will provided.
Registration Required: 
For more information contact: David Onyalo at donyalo@clc-ctc.ca, or Mackenzie Deschambault at mdeschambault@clc-ctc.ca. 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-votes-matter-tickets-18029306140
 
ABR2015: Unceded Ottawa - A Conversation
Sat, Aug 22, 12 PM @ Albert Island, 6 Booth St.
UNCEDED OTTAWA: The Algonquin and the Outaouais
The purpose of this public conversation is to enlighten our audience to the history and relationship of the Algonquin to the Outaouais region. We will hear ideas from a grand body of thought regarding our nation's past, the land, the water, development, and how we can move society as a whole towards a more egalitarian and compassionate present.
 
Ottawa Dyke March
Sat, Aug 22, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
THE 11th EDITION OF THE OTTAWA DYKE MARCH is being organized by and for dykes* throughout the streets of Ottawa, and we are always seeking volunteers.
 
Gay Torment
Sat, Aug 22, 6 PM @ Sandy Hill Community Centre
CALLING ALL QUEERDOS / HOMO PUNX / TRANS BABES:
We're coming together to celebrate & affirm our lives in a way that makes sense to us - less corporate, more doing this thing together. We are against a pink-washing/white-washing corporate pride and FOR a community-based party that remembers the revolutionary roots of pride as a riot.
Here's the run-down:
DOORS AT 6PM
ALL AGES / DRY SHOW / no one will be turned away for being high or drunk, but no alcohol in the space please!
6:30PM Ⓐ a showing of SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON'S CAFETERIA, a documentary by Susan Stryker that tells the story of the riot that set the stage for Stonewall.
8:30PM Ⓐ BANDS! More bands to be announced.
SETS FROM:
▼JILTED X (Montreal)▼http://jiltedx.tumblr.com/
▼THE WATERSHED HOUR (Peterborough)▼http://watershedhour.bandcamp.com/
This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. It is our collective responsibility as settlers on this land to acknowledge the historical and continued violence of colonialism that seeks to erase Indigenous people in Canada, some of whom we may be sharing space with this evening. We acknowledge that colonialism continues to thrive through a deeply embedded culture of racism and white supremacy perpetuated not only by our government but within our communities.
 
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/
 
SlutWalkOttawa 2015 March
Sun, Sept 13, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Rape culture manifests itself in many forms, from victim blaming to slut-shaming to much more. We’re here to challenge the shaming and blaming of victims of sexual violence. We’re here to say that it is never the victim’s fault.
All are welcome to attend. We do not require any dress code. We do not require that you come to SWO with the intention of reclaiming the word ‘slut’; all we ask is that you support challenging and ending rape culture.
If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to help out, please email us at slutwalkottawa@hotmail.com.
twitter: @slutwalkottawa
tumblr: www.slutwalkottawa.tumblr.com

Posted on August 12, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.