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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.

Membership Advisory: OPIRG-Carleton Facing July 31st Eviction

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. OPIRG has been sub-leasing room 326 from CUSA since 1988. OPIRG was first made aware of CUSA’s intentions to potentially relocate OPIRG at a meeting on June 15th. The lack of adequate notice and consultation contradicts decades of cooperation between CUSA and OPIRG on student space in the University Centre. For example, OPIRG’s previous moves (1983, 1988) were preceded by extensive dialogue between CUSA, OPIRG, and affected groups. This eviction risks to interrupt OPIRG’s long-standing service to the students of Carleton.

OPIRG's Legacy
For over 35 years, OPIRG-Carleton has served Carleton and the community as a student-led and student-funded not-for-profit organization that promotes social and environmental justice through research, action and education. OPIRG-Carleton has contributed to the divestment from Apartheid South Africa and the Burma dictatorship, bringing recycling to campus, developing a naturalization site on campus, working with CUSA and other campus groups to secure student space, and supporting a multitude of working groups and projects in coordination with various service centres. From sustainable building to understanding colonization and working toward equality-based relationships between individuals and groups, OPIRG-Carleton volunteers have made lasting impacts on Carleton and the community at large.

OPIRG Timeline: 35 Years in the Unicentre

  • 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. 

OPIRG Board of Directors' Recommendations for Moving Forward
OPIRG has a long-standing history on campus serving Carleton students and the community at large. In our current challenge of eviction, we are striving toward an outcome that will allow the organization to continue its track record of excellent service. Here are a few options we see as consistent with our capacity to continue to serve the students and community of Carleton:

  • Insist CUSA extend the eviction deadline by renewing OPIRG’s lease to allow adequate time to work toward a mutually beneficial outcome. 
  • Find comparable space on campus in terms of size and centrality where OPIRG can continue to serve students. 
  • For updates:
    1. Join our listserv: http://www.opirgcarleton.org/opirgnewsletter/
    2. Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OPIRGCarleton
    3. Follow us on Twitter: @OPIRGCarleton
    4. Website: http://www.opirgcarleton.org/    
  • Join us on Wed., July 15th @ 6pm for a general meeting in the OPIRG office (326 UC)
  • Sign the petition
  • Email the CUSA executives and council telling them OPIRG deserves more time! Please cc: opirgcarleton.board@gmail.com & opirg@carleton.ca. You can find a template of an email below (please edit as appropriate) Letters from community members, professors, university staff and other organizations are much appreciated!: 

To: Fahd Alhattab <pres@cusaonline.ca>  

CC: Craig Handy <vpf@cusaonline.ca>, Maddie Adams <vpsi@cusaonline.ca>, Frena Hailekiros <vpss@cusaonline.ca>, Sofia Dala <vpi@cusaonline.ca>, Sean Smith <vpsl@cusaonline.ca>, Rod Castro <rodcastro@cusaonline.com>, OPIRG-Carleton <opirgcarleton.board@gmail.com>, <opirg@carleton.ca>, Binayak Kanungo <bini.kanungo@carleton.ca>, Daniel Giacca <danielgiacca@cmail.carleton.ca>, Abram Fehr <abe.fehr@carleton.ca>, Erin Hemm <erinhemm@cmail.carleton.ca>, Jasmine Shaw <jasmineshaw@cmail.carleton.ca>, Lucas Brewster <lucasbrewster@cmail.carleton.ca>, Adam Carroll <adam.carroll@carleton.ca>, Alex Rochon <alexrochon@gmail.com>, Kendra Kading <kendrakading@cmail.carleton.ca>, Kevin Nguyen <kevinvnguyen@cmail.carleton.ca>, Obasa Baderinwa <badeobasa@cmail.carleton.ca>, Taryn Ashdown <tarynashdown@cmail.carleton.ca>, Sean Illman-White <seanillmanwhite@cmail.carleton.ca>, Matthew Pelletier <matthew.pelletier@carleton.ca>, Alexis Oundo <Alexis.oundo@carleton.ca>,  Brett Parnell <brett.parnell@carleton.ca>, Keith Burley <keithburley@cmail.carleton.ca>, Lauren Gravis <laurengravis@cmail.carleton.ca>, Liam Harrington <liam.harrington@carleton.ca>, Kate Little <kathrynlittle@cmail.carleton.ca>, Sebastian Srugo <sebastiansrugo@cmail.carleton.ca>, Will Lafrance <willlafrance@cmail.carleton.ca>
 
Subject: OPIRG-Carleton Eviction Notice
 
Dear President Fahd Alhattab, 
 
As a student at Carleton, active in several campus groups, I am disappointed to hear of OPIRG’s impending eviction. While I appreciate your desire to increase space for Clubs and Societies, your current plan to displace OPIRG-Carleton to an office with 73% less space unnecessarily disadvantages OPIRG, a student led group with over 35 years on campus. 
 
I urge you to extend OPIRG’s lease to facilitate more involved conversations with OPIRG as well as other student stakeholders. For an organization that has operated in its current space for 27 years, and within the Unicentre for over 35 years, allotting more time to ensure OPIRG is moved to a space of comparable size and centrality is more than reasonable. It is also in keeping with CUSA’s commitment to transparency and good governance. 
 
I look forward to hearing from you and your executive about plans to include OPIRG and student stakeholders in the decision making process regarding space in the Unicentre. Only good things can come from inviting OPIRG and more students to the planning table. 
 
Yours Truly, 
 
[NAME HERE]

 

Posted on July 9, 2015 .

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - July 8, 2015

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

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

Posted on July 8, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - 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 - May 27, 2015

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

ACTION: Against CANSEC
Wed, May 27, 8 AM - 6 PM @ EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr.
Join Ten Hours Against Terrorism, a Nonviolent Protest at CANSEC15, Canada’s largest weapons fair and host to some of the world’s worst human rights violators and torturers. Take Bus 97 to Airport/Uplands (6144).
 
ACTION: No Windmill Condos
Wed, May 27, 6 PM @ "Zibi", 6 Booth St.
Come out for a peaceful assembly to let Riverkeeper supporters know that cooperating with Windmill Inc. is against First Nations rights. Bring signs, music makers and flags. Also, we are our own media.
http://freethefalls.ca/
 
QueerED Queeraoke
Wed, May 27, 9:30 PM @ The Lookout, 41 York St.
Open to all LGBTQ+ students at Carleton, U of O, Algonquin, or La Cite.
 
May 28th Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, dozens of Israeli soldiers arrested Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, after breaking down the door of her home in Ramallah.  She has been issued an administrative detention order, imprisoning her for six months without charge or trial. In addition to being a member of the Palestinian Parliament, Jarrar is a prominent women’s rights activist and advocate for the rights of political prisoners.
May 25 Update: Israel’s military prosecution has officially appealed the court’s decision to release Khalida on bail and under other stated conditions. Consequently, Khalida will NOT be released on Tuesday. The appeal’s hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 1:00pm. As expected, the prosecution team is doing everything in their power to keep her imprisoned. The court’s earlier decision to release Khalida on bail is not a result of a just and righteous Israeli “legal system”. The international community played a central role in mounting international pressure by keeping the Free Khalida campaign alive and by keeping the letters to their MPs, Senators, government representatives and to the IOF going. Your role in this was and continues to be critical, and your actions have been fruitful in good results. Now more than ever, it is necessary to double these efforts, escalate the pressure and recreate the traffic before Thursday, May 28! We as you to keep the letters, emails, phone calls, faxes, and meetings going to your MPs from now until Thursday. 
For more information: Visit the Free Khalida campaign webpage:http://www.freekhalidajarrar.org/take-action/
 
Artists for Social Justice
Fri, May 29, 7 PM @ Cafe Nostalgica
CPEP’s 3rd Annual Artists for Social Justice. Witness art as a medium for social change.
 
#StopC51 Convergence
Sat, May 30, 2 PM @ Parliament Hill 
UNITE 4 Our Rights! #StopC51 Convergence in Ottawa.
 
#BlackLivesMatter March
Sat, May 30, 5 PM @ U.S. Embassy 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1009102005767200/
 
Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Fundraiser & Call for Volunteers
Sat, May 30, 6:30 PM @ Bronson Centre
The Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Planning Committee is honoured and proud to present an evening of entertainment with a very special guest Juno Award winning musician and nominee, Grand Chief Of Muskegowuk Council Lawrence Martin - Wapistan
With performances by:
Lesley Parlane - Storyteller
Theland Kicknosway - Hoop Dancer 
Cody Coyote - Hip Hop Artist
http://www.codycoyotemusic.com/ 
Twin Flames - Jaaji Okpik & Chelsea June
http://www.twinflamesmusic.com/bio
Emcee: Duane Morrisseau Beck
 - Pay What you Can – suggested donation $10.00 
Meal tickets will be sold for $10.00 : 
Vegetarian Chili, or Meat Chili 
Baked Bannock ( Whole Wheat or Plain)
Apple Crumble Dessert
Cedar Tea/Coffee/Herbal Tea 
If you'd like to volunteer to help make this event successful please email us at info@indigenousadoptee.com
We are accepting donations of prizes, art items, gift certifcates to be raffled off.
 - This event is public and open to all.
All proceeds go to 2015 Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Aug 25-27th, 2015
Event sponsored with the help and colloboration of KAIROS Ottawa
This event will coincide with the events happening for KAIROS TIme for Reconcilation:
http://www.kairoscanada.org/events/time4reconciliation/
 
Walk for Reconciliation
Sun, May 31, 11 AM - 2 PM @ Ecole Secondaire de L'ile, 255 rue Saint-Redempteur
A walk to designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. https://www.facebook.com/events/379087602283136/
 
Union Guerrilla Gardening
Sun, May 31, 12 PM @ Union Local 613
Enjoy beer and snacks in this early spring planting season.
 
Fight Bill C-51 - Part 2
Mon, June 1, 12 PM @ Corner of Wellington & Elgin
https://www.facebook.com/events/1585582961702547/
 
Mass Blanket Exercise
Mon, June 1, 5:30 PM @ Parliament Hill
Hosted by A7G. https://www.facebook.com/events/698434986914543/
 
Overcoming Adversity
Mon, June 1, 7 PM @ Christ Church Cathedral
Jointly hosted by Octopus books, KAIROS Canada and Mennonite Central Committee, this is an evening of conversation, discussing the influence and impact of the residential school system. Edmund Metatawabin and Armand Garnet Ruffo In Conversation with CBC's Shelagh Rogers.
 
Decolonization and Development
Mon, June 1, 7 PM @ 329 Bell St. South
Decolonization and Development: A Discussion with Romola Vasantha Thumbadoo. Hosted by the Carleton Food Collective. 
 
WWOS Memorial
Mon, June 1, 9 AM - 4 PM @ Delta Ottawa City Centre
There will be a Special Walking With Our Sisters Memorial to Remember the Children, Honouring those that didn’t Return Home From Residential School.
 
Hidden Generations
Tues, June 2, 7 PM @ Cafe Nostalgica
Speaker Series: Hidden Generations on the Road with Colleen Cardinal. https://www.facebook.com/events/698856686889905/
 
Hearing: Rezone "Zibi"
Wed, June 3, 10 AM @ Ottawa City HallThe Preliminary Hearing for the appeal to oppose the rezoning of  the Chaudiere & Albert Islands from "parkland" to "retail, commercial & residential" will be held and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - -  COME AND SUPPORT DOUGLAS CARDINAL, ROMOLA TREBILCOCK, LINDSEY LAMBERT,  LARRY MCDERMOTT, AND RICHARD JACKMAN!
 
DanceDanceSolidarity
Wed, June 3, 8 PM @ 110 Cambridge St. N
The Punch Up Collective Presents: DanceDanceSolidarity: A Congress Party! Donations and Raffle for the End Immigration Detention Network and Hassan Diab. https://www.facebook.com/events/1393235214338928/ 
 
OPIRG ROOTS RADIO
Next show: Tues, June 9, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.

Posted on May 27, 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.