Posts tagged #Ottawa

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 28, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Climate Action Organizing Meeting
Thurs, Oct 29, 5:30 PM @ 25One Community (rm #3), 251 Bank St.
From Nov 5-8, a series of sit-ins will be held in Ottawa to welcome the incoming Prime Minister and demand action on climate change. The goal of the action is to peacefully sit-in front of 24 Sussex and deliver a series of welcome gifts over four days of escalating action. The demand is to freeze tar sands expansion and rapidly, and justly, transition Canada to a clean energy economy. 
Participants are required and we're asking you to choose one of the possible days to participate in the sit-in. Billeting is also required to put up people/groups arriving from out of town. Further, a whole series of volunteer roles need to be filled. Please contact daniel.cayley@350.org to get involved. Learn more here: http://climatewelcome.ca/  
 
CKCU Fundraising Concert/Broadcast
Thurs, Oct 29, 9 PM @ Dominion Tavern
Please support your campus community radio station! Since 1975 we have been providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programs 24x7x365. There is no CKCU without you. For your donation you get our deepest appreciation and a tax receipt. www.ckcufm.com
This is your chance to be a part of a live Ottawa Live Music broadcast, see four great bands, and support CKCU 93.1FM at the same time! Performing Live: The Minor 9s, Muffler Crunch, The Tenenbaums. and Hawk Man!! $10 - doors open with Minor 9s at 9pm, live broadcast of Muffler Crunch starts 10pm sharp!
 
Intersections: blk.womyn
Sun, Nov 1, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
this project is put in place to reveal the many intersections that shape blk.womyn lives. we are (re)shaping the narratives around blk history that often exclude womyn and focus on the US. 
the project focuses on the identity of womyn within blk.african.caribbean diasporas and aims to delineate the distorted conceptualization of blk.womyn.
Artists - Mariline Buvat, Daniel Effah, Rashawn Griffith, Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, and Elfreda Tetteh

Deadline: Ali Mustafa Journalism Award
Sun, Nov 1 @ rememberingalimustafa.org
The  Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism honours Ali’s life and work by supporting other freelance journalists documenting causes or issues related to struggles for social justice. On 9 March 2014, Ali was killed in Aleppo by an explosion from a barrel bomb dropped by a Syrian government aircraft. Ali was photographing the destruction and helping those who had just moments earlier been hit by a barrel bomb. Ali was only 29 years old at the time. Applications for the inaugural award will be accepted until 1 November 2015. Please visit rememberingalimustafa.org to find out more about the award and how to apply. 
 
FILM: Disability Liberated
Mon, Nov 2, 2:30 PM @ FSS 4004, UOttawa
Disability Liberated aspires to step into the conspicuous void within critiques of the “prison industrial complex” – namely the absence of discussion of disability oppression / ableism, despite the disproportionate representation of people with disabilities within prisons and gated institutions. Disability Liberated is a furious mourning, an elegy to all that we have lost, and a promise to fight like hell for all that survives.
COST: This is an exciting opportunity for community building and to raise funds for Sins Invalid!! We're asking individuals to pay $4 - $10. The sliding scale begins at $0 for those unable to pay.
 
Garden Spot Serving
Tues, Nov 3, 8:15 AM @ Outside UC Front Door, Carleton
Breakfast serving of hot oatmeal. Please bring reusable containers and "silverware" if possible. 
 
Honouring and Supporting MMIWG2S
Tues, Nov 3, 12 PM @ Parliament Hill
Honouring and Supporting our Indigenous Sisters/MMIWG2S Against Police Violence and Killings. We are holding a mid-day rally on Tuesday Nov. 3rd to further our awareness campaign about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2S). The objective is to show our solidarity for the Indigenous Women from Val d'or who are speaking out publicly about sexual violence and physical violence at the hands of the Quebec police.
 
Manifestation contre l'austerité
Tues, Nov 3, 1 PM @ Soupe Populaire au 297, boulevard des Allumetières, Hull
Manifestation en Outaouais - Le communautaire dehors contre l'austérité.
En famille, entre groupes communautaires, entre amis ou en solo... citoyens, travailleurs, C.A, directions, bénévoles, militants, étudiants, Joignez-vous à nous! 
Cette manifestation, la plus grosse de l'année en Outaouais, aura lieu dans le cadre des journées de grève du communautaire du 2 et 3 novembre 2015.
 
History of Ottawa River Watershed Lecture
Wed, Nov 4, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank St.
History of Ottawa River Watershed, A Lecture by Peter Di Gangi, Research Director for Algonquin Nations Secretariat (Community Classroom). 
Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is a contested place. It is situated on unceded Algonquin Territory across both sides of Ottawa River Watershed. Currently, it is part of the Federal Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation between Canada, Ontario and the "Algonquins of Ontario" (AOO), which include the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn (Golden Lake First Nation) and nine other non-status off-reserve groups.
A Comprehensive Land Claim, also called a modern-day treaty, involves 3 parties: the First Nation(s) whose land is under negotiation, the federal government and the province or territory. In all cases, when a Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation is concluded, the First Nation extinguishes their Aboriginal Rights and Title of their inherent territory, converts to a municipality and receives a one-time monetary compensation, majority of which would be used to pay for the negotiation itself. As of this year, there are about 100 comprehensive land claim and self-government negotiation tables across the country. Not only the Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation process is time consuming and costly, but most importantly, it is a continual colonial policy designed to assimilate and exterminate Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is designed without First Nations’ meaningful participation and without meeting the minimum standard set out in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
 
Garden Spot Serving
Thurs, Nov 5, 12:15 PM @ Library Tunnel, Carleton
We are unaware of what the menu will be but we can assure you it will be healthy, vegan, tasty, and student organized. Please bring reusable containers and "silverware" if possible. 
 
Refugee School Bake Sale
Thurs-Fri, Nov 5-6, 10 AM - 4 PM @ Unicentre Atrium, Carleton
Hosted by the Carleton University Muslim Students Association. All proceeds from this bake sale will help fund the Al Rahma Syrian refugee school in Tripoli, Lebanon.
 
CPAWS Talks Forests
Thurs, Nov 5, 7 PM @ Tabaret Hall, UOttawa
Boreal Birds and the Ottawa Valley with Michael Runtz and Dr. Jeff Wells. Tickets: $15. http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/events/cpaws-talks-forests-with-michael-runtz-and-dr.-jeff-wells
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Nov 10, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Call Out For Volunteers
Ongoing @ OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
If you’re a fan of dusty texts, updates of government reports and peer-reviewed journals, then you’re in luck! The Resource Centre Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our beloved social-justice library. Tasks include cataloguing, digitizing and other librarian-esque work! Enquire at opirgadmin@gmail.com if interested! 
 
Books 2 Prisoners Announcement
OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
Books to Prisoners knows that knows that reading can change a person’s perspective and that access to education is a right for everyone. B2P sends books to folks on the inside, and works towards justice for prisoners. 
The group is transitioning its operations from a singular office (at OPIRG-Carleton) to two locations - OPIRG-Carleton and the Garden Spot Kitchen.  Members will be meeting in the coming weeks to re-organize collected books donations and establish a new system for sending out books. The group hopes to complete the transition by the end of November. If you are interested in cleaning files, organizing books or helping out email: opirgadmin@gmail.com. 
In 2016, Books to Prisoners will be engaging in outreach and recruiting new members to continue with regular letter writing and book mailings. There is potential for the group to do more as new members and returning members develop goals going forward.
 
Volunteer w/ Free the Falls Group
We are looking for more volunteers for the Free the Falls group supporting the late Chief William Commanda's vision for a public and indigenous peace centre and park on Chaudiere and Albert Island, to "free" the Chaudiere falls and to fight to stop the corporate Windmill/Dream multi-million dollar condo development. http://freethefalls.ca/ 

Posted on October 28, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - October 21, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
CONSENT CULTURE WEEK
Oct 20-22 @ Carleton University
Hosted by the Womyn's Centre. Check here for events:
https://www.facebook.com/events/179016642435860/ 
 
Protest at Israeli Embassy
Wed, Oct 21, 12 - 1:30 PM @ 50 O'Connor St.
As the Israeli atrocities and crimes continue against the Palestinian civilians and mainly children, we are standing in solidarity and support of the struggle of the Palestinian people. This event is sponsored by Independent Jewish Voice (IJV), Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR), and the Palestinian Student Association (PSA).

Asexuality Awareness Week
Wed-Fri, Oct 21-23 @ GSRC, Carleton
Wednesday, October 21st - Movie Night: (A)sexual (4-6, 427 UC) 
Thursday, October 22nd - Asexuality/Aromanticism Workshop (5-6:30, BECAMPS, 314 UC) 
Friday, October 23rd - Asexual/Aromantic Closed Discussion Group (3:30-4:30, 427 UC) 
 
Launch at Venus Envy
Wed, Oct 21, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home. 
A transformative memoir by a queer disabled woman of colour and abuse survivor.
In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
 
Building Consent Culture on Campus w/ D'bi Young Anitafrika
Thurs, Oct 22, 3 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Carleton
D'bi Young Anitafrika is a Jamaican-Canadian dub poet, monodramatist, and educator, as well as a Dora Award-winning actor and playwright. D'bi will be speaking on how to build consent culture on campus as well as how to re-imagine consensual spaces and activism. This is a FREE event, and refreshments will be provided. 
 
Decolonizing Sexuality - Gender Fabulousness
Thurs, Oct 22, 4 PM @ Ojigkwanong (228 Patterson Hall), Carleton
Join us for an evening of gentle learning and fun interactive games (including a gender binary hopscotch!) to get us thinking about various understandings of Indigenous genders & sexualities! Open to all folks.
Featuring Melody McKiver & Alexa Lesperance
Hosted by Aboriginal Service Centre & the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
 
The Revolution Will Not Have A Bibliography
Thurs, Oct 22, 4 PM @ FSS 4007, UOttawa
The Revolution Will Not Have A Bibliography: Student Activism In The Corporate University - Alok Vaid-Menon of DarkMatter Poetry
Join us for a workshop at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality that explores how the academic industrial-complex keeps us reading rather than revolting.
DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian.
 
Indigenous Walking Tours
Fri-Sat, Oct 23-24, 7/8 PM @ Contact: jaime@indigenouswalks.com
Indigenous Walks is a walk and talk tour through downtown Ottawa that looks at the landscape, monuments and architecture through an Indigenous Perspective. The next two upcoming Indigenous Walks are BRAND NEW called, "~Very Scary Stories~". 
October 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Interpretor: Jaime Koebel ($20/person: Payable upon arrival) 
October 24, 8:00pm - 9:30pm: Interpretor: Jaime Koebel ($20/person: Payable upon arrival) 
Stay tuned for the meeting spots! To reserve your spot in the group, please contact jaime@indigenouswalks.com or call 613 290 8597. 
For more information check out: www.IndigenousWalks.com. For information on the schedule details, run your cursor over the date on the calendar.
 
CKCU Funding Drive
Oct 23 - Nov 8 @ CKCU, Carleton
Please support your campus community radio station! Since 1975 we have been providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programs 24x7x365. There is no CKCU without you. For your donation you get our deepest appreciation and a tax receipt.
Kick-off Nights at Zaphod Beeblebrox (Oct 23-24): 
https://www.facebook.com/events/916407791783890/
 
Workshop: Ask the Midwife
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
This workshop is geared towards all people thinking about pregnancy, are pregnant or have a general interest in all things birth and/or midwifery. 
 
Mental Health on Air Documentary Launch
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed -- in Canada and in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania, where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns.
Two radio shows, along with school-based listening clubs, are helping to foster the next generation of leaders of Malawi and Tanzania by starting a discussion on the difficult topic of depression and mental health. Join Farm Radio International and TeenMentalHealth.Org at the launch of this insightful documentary.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Oct 27, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.

Deadline: Ali Mustafa Journalism Award
Sun, Nov 1 @ rememberingalimustafa.org
The  Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism honours Ali’s life and work by supporting other freelance journalists documenting causes or issues related to struggles for social justice. On 9 March 2014, Ali was killed in Aleppo by an explosion from a barrel bomb dropped by a Syrian government aircraft. Ali was photographing the destruction and helping those who had just moments earlier been hit by a barrel bomb. Ali was only 29 years old at the time. Applications for the inaugural award will be accepted until 1 November 2015. Please visit rememberingalimustafa.org to find out more about the award and how to apply. 
 
CPAWS Talks Forests
Thurs, Nov 5, 7 PM @ Tabaret Hall, UOttawa
Boreal Birds and the Ottawa Valley with Michael Runtz and Dr. Jeff Wells. Tickets: $15. http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/events/cpaws-talks-forests-with-michael-runtz-and-dr.-jeff-wells
 
Volunteer w/ Free the Falls Group
We are looking for more volunteers for the Free the Falls group supporting the late Chief William Commanda's vision for a public and indigenous peace centre and park on Chaudiere and Albert Island, to "free" the Chaudiere falls and to fight to stop the corporate Windmill/Dream multi-million dollar condo development. http://freethefalls.ca/

Posted on October 21, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - 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 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 - 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, September 16, 2015

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

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

(Regular Campus / Community Events Follow...)

Wednesday, September 16

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

Thursday, September 17

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

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

Friday, September 18

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

Wednesday, September 23

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

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

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

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

Posted on September 16, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - August 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.