Posts tagged #SocialJustice

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 14, 2015

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

Posted on October 14, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - 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 - August 19, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
August 19-23
Celebrating Indigenous Arts In Algonquin Territory. For details about the entire festival schedule visit www.asinabkafestival.org.
 
Black Votes Matter Strategy Session
Sat, Aug 22, 10 AM - 1:30 PM @ PSAC, 233 Gilmour St.
The Black Canadian community is an important voting bloc. It holds a lot of power by only if Black Canadian voters show up at the polls at election time. Let's work to make it happen.
At this session, we will discuss strategies for mobilizing the Black Canadian vote in Ottawa, developing inclusive campaigns which aim to reach out to the fll diversity of Ottawa's Black communities, and engaging all political parties.
A free lunch will provided.
Registration Required: 
For more information contact: David Onyalo at donyalo@clc-ctc.ca, or Mackenzie Deschambault at mdeschambault@clc-ctc.ca. 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-votes-matter-tickets-18029306140
 
ABR2015: Unceded Ottawa - A Conversation
Sat, Aug 22, 12 PM @ Albert Island, 6 Booth St.
UNCEDED OTTAWA: The Algonquin and the Outaouais
The purpose of this public conversation is to enlighten our audience to the history and relationship of the Algonquin to the Outaouais region. We will hear ideas from a grand body of thought regarding our nation's past, the land, the water, development, and how we can move society as a whole towards a more egalitarian and compassionate present.
 
Ottawa Dyke March
Sat, Aug 22, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
THE 11th EDITION OF THE OTTAWA DYKE MARCH is being organized by and for dykes* throughout the streets of Ottawa, and we are always seeking volunteers.
 
CHOMP
Sat, Aug 22, 5 PM @ AIDS Committee of Ottawa
A dinner for anyone who is a friend, partner, family, supporter, or themselves a member of the trans population! 
 
Gay Torment
Sat, Aug 22, 6 PM @ Sandy Hill Community Centre
CALLING ALL QUEERDOS / HOMO PUNX / TRANS BABES:
We're coming together to celebrate & affirm our lives in a way that makes sense to us - less corporate, more doing this thing together. We are against a pink-washing/white-washing corporate pride and FOR a community-based party that remembers the revolutionary roots of pride as a riot.
Here's the run-down:
DOORS AT 6PM
ALL AGES / DRY SHOW / no one will be turned away for being high or drunk, but no alcohol in the space please!
6:30PM Ⓐ a showing of SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON'S CAFETERIA, a documentary by Susan Stryker that tells the story of the riot that set the stage for Stonewall.
8:30PM Ⓐ BANDS! More bands to be announced.
SETS FROM:
▼JILTED X (Montreal)▼http://jiltedx.tumblr.com/
▼THE WATERSHED HOUR (Peterborough)▼http://watershedhour.bandcamp.com/
This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. It is our collective responsibility as settlers on this land to acknowledge the historical and continued violence of colonialism that seeks to erase Indigenous people in Canada, some of whom we may be sharing space with this evening. We acknowledge that colonialism continues to thrive through a deeply embedded culture of racism and white supremacy perpetuated not only by our government but within our communities.
 
Queer Pride 2015
Sun, Aug 23, 11 AM - 10 PM @ Somerset Street Village (at Bank)
Somerset St. Specials + Sexy Bike & Car Wash. Think...
Suds, speedos, beer, patios, DJs, kids zone and BBQ in support of Ten Oaks and For Pivots Sake. https://www.facebook.com/events/943931862296693/
 
OPIRG Job Applications DUE
Mon, Aug 24, 5 PM @ OPIRG Carleton
JOB POSTING: PART-TIME VOLUNTEER, OUTREACH AND PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR (CONTRACT) - The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Carleton (OPIRG-Carleton) is seeking applications for a Volunteer, Outreach and Programming Coordinator. This is a part-time contract position for 21-24 hours per week. The desired start date is August 31st, 2015 with the final date of employment scheduled as April 30th, 2016. http://www.opirgcarleton.org/job-postings/
 
BOOK LAUNCH: Children of the Broken Treaty
Tues, Aug 25, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream Book Launch with Charlie Angus, Janelle Nakogee and Nadine Tookate. Octopus Centretown, 251 Bank Street. Admission is Free and All Are Welcome.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Sept 1, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
https://www.facebook.com/events/388578044669188/
 
SlutWalkOttawa 2015 March
Sun, Sept 13, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Rape culture manifests itself in many forms, from victim blaming to slut-shaming to much more. We’re here to challenge the shaming and blaming of victims of sexual violence. We’re here to say that it is never the victim’s fault.
All are welcome to attend. We do not require any dress code. We do not require that you come to SWO with the intention of reclaiming the word ‘slut’; all we ask is that you support challenging and ending rape culture.
If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to help out, please email us at slutwalkottawa@hotmail.com.
twitter: @slutwalkottawa
tumblr: www.slutwalkottawa.tumblr.com

Posted on August 20, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - August 12, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
#OurFuture: A Progressive Youth Vision for Canada
Wed, August 12, 6:30 PM @ 25One Community
It's International Youth Day - and we're celebrating in Ottawa with a series of pecha kucha talks by local youth activists talking about their vision for the future of Canada...and what they're doing to achieve it!
What is pecha kecha? It's a 4 minute talk with accompanying visuals...a new image every 20 seconds. Our dynamic young speakers will be talking about their work to change Canada for the better!
Featuring speakers from:
- Next Up Ottawa
- USC Canada: Food Security
- Canadian Federation of Students
- UNESCO Youth Forum 
- Build Together, Women of the Building Trades
- A7G - Assembly of Seven Generations
- Public Service Alliance of Canada Young Workers Committee
- United Way: Gen Next Program
- Canadian Labour Congress
Cost: Free
Food: Apps & non-alcohol beverages
 
PRIDE Film Screening
Fri, August 14, 8:30 PM @ Dundonald Park
A Queer Mafia Fam-Friendly Outdoor Film Screening under the stars.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1621610598109188/
 
Homo Phono
Sat, August 15, 10 PM @ Raw Sugar Cafe
Queer Dance Party
 
Nizh-Minidoowag: 2-Spirit Film Screening
Sun, Aug 16, 7:30 PM @ PTS, 331 Cooper St
Presenting Organizations: Presented by Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival and Kind (formerly Pink Triangle Services). Film list here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499784430313621/
 
Free the Falls! Free the Islands! Rally at City Hall
Mon, Aug 17, 8:30 AM @ Human Rights Monument
We don’t want condominiums built on stolen Algonquin islands!
We want City Council to be accountable and democratic, and we want the Ontario Municipal Board to be a fair and transparent institution!
We don't want City Hall to and the Ontario Municipal Board to make underhanded and illegal deals with developers.
In October of 2014, City Council approved a request by Windmill Development to rezone Chaudière and Albert Islands so that the construction company could build condominiums on the islands. City council did this despite the many concerns raised by the many people who attended the city council meeting. First Nations people and communities were not properly consulted about the proposed development. 
This rally will be immediately before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) pre-hearings, and we want to fill the room. 
Additionally, we’re asking you to contact your city Councillors, MPPs and MPs to let them know:
1. That you don’t want condominiums built on Albert and Chaudière Islands. Instead, you want this sacred place by the Chaudière Falls to be respected and restored for healing and ceremony.
2. You don't want this case dismissed at the pre-hearing, which is the Motion the City has put forward. You believe this matter deserves a full OMB hearing. Thanks!
Tentative Schedule:
8:30am – Free Snacks and Coffee
8:40am – Opening by Albert Dumont
8:55am – Drumming
9:00am – World Truth Speakers Posse
9:05am – Speakers
9:40am – Drumming
9:50am – Closing and let's go fill City Hall's Keefer Room for the pre-hearing!
**********************
The OMB pre-hearings will start at 10:00am at City Hall (Ottawa), in the Keefer Room, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Cartier Square Ottawa ON, Algonquin Territory. At first we asked folks to call the OMB to the reserve a seat at the pre-hearing, but they operate by first come first serve. The Keefer room has a capacity for 60, and the OMB claims they have never run out of room.
Here is all the information about the pre-hearing:
Pre-hearing case # PL141340, Case description: OPA 143, Development of Chaudière and Albert Islands. Start date: Aug 17th. Duration: 3 days
http://freethefalls.ca/
 
WWOS Tobacco Tie-in
Mon, Aug 17, 6 PM @ St. Paul's Eastern United Church
We invite you to join us at the Faith House on August 18th for an evening of storytelling about the Palestinian struggle for freedom. Two speakers will
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Aug 18, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
PRIDE Safer Partying Workshop w/ SPOT-ACO
Tues, Aug 18, 5 PM @ Pressed
Queer Pride Queer Mafia & AIDS Committee of Ottawa Presents:
During Pride Week festivities many of us love to party or know people who love to party. Come hang out with the lovely folks from QM & ACOs Safer Partying Outreach Team (SPOT) to discuss & explore some of the things you can do for safer partying.
 
Indigenous and Palestinian Reflections on Gaza: The Siege, Freedom Flotilla, and BDS
Tues, Aug 18, 6:30 PM @ Faith House, 18 Blackburn Ave
We invite you to join us at the Faith House on August 18th for an evening of storytelling about the Palestinian struggle for freedom. Two speakers will reflect on their experiences working in solidarity with the people of Palestine and, in particular, Bob Lovelace will discuss his recent experience on the Freedom Flotilla III.
BOB LOVELACE is an Algonquin traditionalist, father of seven, activist, scholar, professor of Aboriginal Studies at Queens University, and former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. This summer, he took part in the Freedom Flotilla III Mission, which attempted to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinian Gaza Strip. The ship on which he was traveling was raided by Israeli military forces, at which point he was imprisoned and subsequently deported. He is coming to Ottawa to share the story of his experiences with us.
RANA NAZZAL is a Palestinian-Canadian student, writer, and activist who organizes with Students Against Israeli Apartheid Carleton (SAIA) and sits on the board of directors of OPIRG-Carleton. She will discuss what solidarity with Palestine looks like, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and how folks can get involved. 
The prepared presentations will be followed by an open discussion.
This event is a collaboration between Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Carleton (SAIA-Carleton) and Rebel! Rebuild! Rewild!, an eco-anarchist collective dedicated to supporting the struggles of Indigenous communities against the extractive industry.
*THIS IS A FREE EVENT*
 
Black Votes Matter Strategy Session
Sat, Aug 22, 10 AM - 1:30 PM @ PSAC, 233 Gilmour St.
The Black Canadian community is an important voting bloc. It holds a lot of power by only if Black Canadian voters show up at the polls at election time. Let's work to make it happen.
At this session, we will discuss strategies for mobilizing the Black Canadian vote in Ottawa, developing inclusive campaigns which aim to reach out to the fll diversity of Ottawa's Black communities, and engaging all political parties.
A free lunch will provided.
Registration Required: 
For more information contact: David Onyalo at donyalo@clc-ctc.ca, or Mackenzie Deschambault at mdeschambault@clc-ctc.ca. 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-votes-matter-tickets-18029306140
 
ABR2015: Unceded Ottawa - A Conversation
Sat, Aug 22, 12 PM @ Albert Island, 6 Booth St.
UNCEDED OTTAWA: The Algonquin and the Outaouais
The purpose of this public conversation is to enlighten our audience to the history and relationship of the Algonquin to the Outaouais region. We will hear ideas from a grand body of thought regarding our nation's past, the land, the water, development, and how we can move society as a whole towards a more egalitarian and compassionate present.
 
Ottawa Dyke March
Sat, Aug 22, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
THE 11th EDITION OF THE OTTAWA DYKE MARCH is being organized by and for dykes* throughout the streets of Ottawa, and we are always seeking volunteers.
 
Gay Torment
Sat, Aug 22, 6 PM @ Sandy Hill Community Centre
CALLING ALL QUEERDOS / HOMO PUNX / TRANS BABES:
We're coming together to celebrate & affirm our lives in a way that makes sense to us - less corporate, more doing this thing together. We are against a pink-washing/white-washing corporate pride and FOR a community-based party that remembers the revolutionary roots of pride as a riot.
Here's the run-down:
DOORS AT 6PM
ALL AGES / DRY SHOW / no one will be turned away for being high or drunk, but no alcohol in the space please!
6:30PM Ⓐ a showing of SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON'S CAFETERIA, a documentary by Susan Stryker that tells the story of the riot that set the stage for Stonewall.
8:30PM Ⓐ BANDS! More bands to be announced.
SETS FROM:
▼JILTED X (Montreal)▼http://jiltedx.tumblr.com/
▼THE WATERSHED HOUR (Peterborough)▼http://watershedhour.bandcamp.com/
This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. It is our collective responsibility as settlers on this land to acknowledge the historical and continued violence of colonialism that seeks to erase Indigenous people in Canada, some of whom we may be sharing space with this evening. We acknowledge that colonialism continues to thrive through a deeply embedded culture of racism and white supremacy perpetuated not only by our government but within our communities.
 
Algonquin Park-Silver Lake Exchange
Aug 24-30, 2015
Organized by Canadian Roots Exchange, this program is an opportunity to connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. Hosted by community members, participants will canoe, hike and learn about environmental justice and the history of the Algonquin land claim and how it affects the peoples who live within the territory today. Participants will also travel to Silver Lake to learn, participate and volunteer at the Silver Lake Pow Wow. This program is highly experiential and includes daily camping, hiking and canoeing. Any interested participants should submit an online application, or contact info@canadianroots.ca
 
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
https://www.facebook.com/events/388578044669188/
 
SlutWalkOttawa 2015 March
Sun, Sept 13, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Rape culture manifests itself in many forms, from victim blaming to slut-shaming to much more. We’re here to challenge the shaming and blaming of victims of sexual violence. We’re here to say that it is never the victim’s fault.
All are welcome to attend. We do not require any dress code. We do not require that you come to SWO with the intention of reclaiming the word ‘slut’; all we ask is that you support challenging and ending rape culture.
If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to help out, please email us at slutwalkottawa@hotmail.com.
twitter: @slutwalkottawa
tumblr: www.slutwalkottawa.tumblr.com

Posted on August 12, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - July 29, 2015

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

Posted on July 29, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - July 22, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
OPIRG-Carleton FREE BBQ
Thurs, July 23, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Quad b/n UniCentre & Architecture Bldg, Carleton
OPIRG-Carleton is facing a July 31st eviction from room 326 of the University Centre. OPIRG was served the eviction notice from the CUSA executive without sufficient notice or appropriate consultation. OPIRG has been a part of the Carleton campus since 1979 and has operated out of room 326 UC since 1988. CUSA has offered to move OPIRG to room 127B of the Unicentre, which is 73 per cent smaller than OPIRG’s current space. OPIRG has asked the CUSA executive to rescind the eviction notice and engage in dialogue with our shared membership and affected groups regarding space reallocation in the UniCentre.
On Thursday, July 23 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, OPIRG is hosting a FREE BBQ. Please join us.
https://www.facebook.com/events/466642340162183/

FILM: Selma
Fri, July 24, 9 PM @ Dundonald Park
Under the Stars. FREE.
 
CKCU Picnic
Sat, July 25, NOON @ Britannia Park
As a show of appreciation, please join us for a relaxing picnic in the park! Bring your family or a friend and don't forget your blanket and/or lawn chair. Sandwiches, salads, deserts and drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring something if you feel inclined. Please R.S.V.P. to volunteer@ckcufm.com by July 21st to confirm guests and dietary preference (vegan, veggie, omnivore). We look forward to seeing you!!!!
 
QueerED: Picnic in the Park
Thurs, July 30, 3:30 PM @ Dundonald Park
Come on out to this sizzling summer edition of QueerED! We will be having a picnic in Dundonald Park, complete with board games and sports. We will be supplying food, but you are welcome to bring snacks to share. This event is open to all LGBTQ+ students at Carleton, U of O, Algonquin, or La Cité. Come on out to QueerED to socialize with other queer post-secondary students in an inclusive space!
 
Feminist (Indoor) Yard Sale
Thurs, July 30, 5 PM @ Atrium, Carleton
Need your fill of feminist stuff this summer? The Womyn's Centre is hosting a summer indoor yard sale! We will have folks selling clothes, books, crafts and handmade things! We still have a spot or two left so if you would like a table for *free* please email us at womyns_centre@cusaonline.ca
*This is a free event and open to everyone*
July 30ths 5-8pm in the atrium between Roosters and Starbucks!
We will be selling our old feminist and women related literature - anything sold at our table supports us so we can buy NEW books for our library! So please consider stopping by :)
 
Bi'Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Karaoke Fundraiser
Fri, July 31, 7 PM @ Shanghai Restaurant
Seeking raffle donations for our raffle table. (If you have an item to donate please contact info@indigenousadoptee.com 
Seeking donations of raffle items: 
Art, craft, painting, drawings
gift certificates
gift baskets
t-shirts/clothing swag
All proceeds to support  the Bi'Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering
The 2nd National Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering is coming up August 25, 26,27th. It is an important unique event for Indigenous adoptees and their families and unlike any other specifically for those who identify with the 60's scoop.
The gathering is for adoptees/foster care survivors who have been impacted by the 60's scoop and their children.
To make this event successful we fundraiser all year long by hosting events, presentations and seek donations from the community, unions and churches.
 
Walking Tour: Building the Rideau Canal and the Making of the Ottawa Working Class
Fri, July 31, 9:30 AM @ National Gallery Spider
Part of 'Bytown Days' events being organized by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa.
 
Walking Tour: Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism
Sun, Aug 2, 3:45 PM @ Bytown Museum
Part of 'Bytown Days' events being organized by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Aug 4, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Algonquin Park-Silver Lake Exchange
Aug 24-30, 2015
Organized by Canadian Roots Exchange, this program is an opportunity to connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. Hosted by community members, participants will canoe, hike and learn about environmental justice and the history of the Algonquin land claim and how it affects the peoples who live within the territory today. Participants will also travel to Silver Lake to learn, participate and volunteer at the Silver Lake Pow Wow. This program is highly experiential and includes daily camping, hiking and canoeing. Any interested participants should submit an online application, or contact info@canadianroots.ca
 
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
https://www.facebook.com/events/388578044669188/

Posted on July 22, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.