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Wednesday Weekly - November 18, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Transcending Transphobia Week
Nov 16 - 20 @ GSRC Carleton
For the week leading up to the Trans Day of Remembrance, we are hosting a number of events to support and uplift trans communities, fight transphobia and transmisogyny, and amplify the voices of trans people.
Wednesday, November 18th: Who Let the Uglies In? 6PM (427 UC) 
Thursday, November 19th: Challenging Transmisogyny, 3PM (427 UC) 
Friday, November 20th: Positive Possibilities: a Transfeminine-Spectrum Panel, 6:30 PM (Raven's Roost, tunnel level of Stormont/Dundas)

My Body My Decision
Wed, Nov 18, 7:30 PM @ 65 Bank St.
Morgentaler Counter Protest Round 3: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/483031468537451/
 
Canada in Africa - Yves Engler Book Launch
Wed, Nov 18, 7 PM @ Café Alternatif, UOttawa
300 Years of Aid & Exploitation. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1644461475794787/
 
Engaging LGBTQ+ Stories & Archives
Wed, Nov 18, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Keeping Our Stories Alive. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/179384249070052/
 
Black Radical Imagination
Nov 19-20 @ Club SAW
Cinema Politica is proud to be a community partner for this exciting event. 
A series of short films curated by Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago), Black Radical Imagination is a program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the African Diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision of post-modern society through the state of current black culture.
Nov. 19th RECLAMATION OF THE BLACK BODY - 
The films in this edition address the state sanctioned violence against people of color, the ritual anchorages of life and the divine feminine.
Nov. 20th AFROSURREAL Screening + Q&A -  7PM
Afrosurreal presupposes that beyond this visible world, there is an invisible world striving to manifest, and it is our job to uncover. 
Followed by food from Detroit Soul Food and Afro-Futurist DJ sets by Gayance (Montreal) and DJ Magnificent (Double Barrel/Ottawa). 
www.sawvideo.com/blackradicalimagination

Surviving Progress Doc
Thurs, Nov 19, 7:30 PM @ Discovery Centre, Carleton Library

PROTEST
Fri, Nov 20, 1 PM @ Confederation Park
Logement, itinérance: URGENCE! Manifestation du FRAPRU et du Réseau SOLIDARITÉ itinérance du Québec à Ottawa et action au Bureau du PM, Justin Trudeau.

Cinematic Conspiracies
Fri, Nov 20, 3:30 PM @ Rm 435 St. Patrick's Bldg, Carleton
Gunn & Greenlee. Lecture by Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago) from Black Radical Imagination, moderated by Aboubakar Sanogo (Assistant Professor, Film Studies), and presented by SAW Video in partnership with Carleton University Film Studies.

The Circle, Power and Healing
Sat, Nov 21, 10 AM @ Park across from North River Rd and Prince Albert St (near Queen Mary)
Albert Dumont is leading a talking / prayer circle on the issue of the Chaudière Falls development; all welcome, advance RSVP required
http://albertdumont.com/the-circle-power-and-healing/

Round Dance
Sat, Nov 21, 5 PM @ Raven's Nest, Carleton
https://www.facebook.com/events/996795673718016/

Imagining Future: Youth Afro-Futurist Workshop
Sat, Nov 21, 5 PM @ Boys and Girls Club, Britannia Clubhouse
In the workshop, curators, arts educators and filmmakers Amir George and Erin Christovale will introduce the concepts of AfroFuturism to a young audience. AfroFuturism describes a cultural aesthetics and philosophy at the intersection of black culture, technology, the imagination, and liberation, including the creation of alternative realities. The participants are invited to explore the diverse AfroFuturist expressions across different disciplines such as music, short films and drawing, and are encouraged to create their own collage artwork.
The capacity for this event is limited. To sign up, please send an email to: programming@sawvideo.com

What Does Sustainability Mean To You?
Mon, Nov 23, 6 PM @ 403 Southam, Carleton
A discussion with local farmers and professors on What Does Sustainability Mean to You? Three panelists will nurture a discussion on how we define sustainability and how we act on these definitions. They hope to develop ideas about how we can develop a common definition of sustainability and ways to work together. Presented by the Carleton Food Collective.
 
The Refugee Crisis: Responsibility & Responses
Mon, Nov 23, 7 PM @ Ottawa Public Library
Join James Milner and Rachel Vincent for an evening discussing the ongoing refugee situation.
James Milner, a leading expert on refugee policy, will be discussing Canada's responsibilities towards and responses to the refugee crisis. Rachel Vincent, Communications Director for the Nobel Women's Initiative, will present the results of her organization's fact finding mission to Europe aimed at investigating the impact the crisis has had on women.

OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Nov 24, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FMwww.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
The Illegal Book Launch
Tues, Nov 24, 7PM @ Centretown United Church
Lawrence Hill, in conversation with Waubgeshig Rice. Free tickets available at OPIRG Carleton! Contact us!!

The Refugee Story: Music, Poetry & Storytelling
Wed, Nov 25, 7 PM @ Raw Sugar Cafe
Ottawa area artists and refugees from Matthew House will get together at Raw Sugar Café for a night of music, poetry and storytelling.

Carleton Food Collective General Assembly
Thurs, Nov 26, 6 PM @ 409 Southam, Carleton
On Nov 26, 2015 the Carleton Food Collective will be having their General Assembly to facilitate the collective leadership of the organization. They will be reviewing finances, talking about how to run future servings and other collaborations they can take part in to transform campus.

Eco Gala Dinner
Thurs, Nov 26, 5:30 PM (doors) @ St. Elias Banquet Centre
Hosted by Ecology Ottawa. Guest speaker Kevin Page. Tickets: http://ecoott.ca/EcoGala2015

Refugees Welcome Community Meeting & Panel
Fri, Nov 27, 7 PM @ Rm 221, Bronson Centre
Come participate in a community meeting at the Bronson Centre to share your views and ideas on how we can make Ottawa a city that is truly welcoming to refugees. https://www.facebook.com/events/1649613881983181/

100% Possible Climate Justice March
Sun, Nov 29, 1 PM @ Ottawa City Hall
Join us in Ottawa for the 100% Possible March for Climate Solutions and Justice. Thousands of Canadians are rallying in Ottawa on November 29, the day before the UN Climate Summit. We're sending a strong message to our new government to take real action on the climate crisis. Nothing short of a 100% clean economy by 2050 will solve climate change, so that must be our goal. For more information on the 100% Possible march and the movement to transition to 100% renewables, visit www.100possible.ca

Feminist Fair
Sun, Nov 29, 1-5 PM @ Montgomery Legion

Terri-Jean Bedford
Wed, Dec 2, 7 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Carleton
The sex worker that brought the Canadian government to the Supreme Court, and won. Free admission community event.
 
Hassan Diab Support Committee
Hassan Diab is a Canadian citizen who is at serious risk of wrongful conviction for a crime he did not commit. As Gerald Caplan writes in The Globe and Mail, in France, Hassan is being subjected to an unjust legal process that is using discredited evidence and unsourced intelligence against him. The Hassan Diab Support Committee is working on publicizing Hassan’s case nationally and internationally by producing a documentary about the case for online sharing and public showings.This documentary will help us spread the word and bring justice and freedom for an innocent man. Please donate to our crowdfunding campaign and share the page with your friends and networks: http://igg.me/at/diab-doc-2015
Our goal is to raise CAD $15,000 by December 20, 2015, to fund the documentary. Any donation, no matter how small, will help achieve our goal.
We encourage you to donate early in the campaign, since a strong start is the biggest predictor of a successful campaign. Any donations in excess of $15,000 will go towards Hassan’s legal defence.

Call Out For Volunteers
Ongoing @ OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
If you’re a fan of dusty texts, updates of government reports and peer-reviewed journals, then you’re in luck! The Resource Centre Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our beloved social-justice library. Tasks include cataloguing, digitizing and other librarian-esque work! Enquire at opirgadmin@gmail.com if interested! 

Books 2 Prisoners Announcement
OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
Books to Prisoners knows that knows that reading can change a person’s perspective and that access to education is a right for everyone. B2P sends books to folks on the inside, and works towards justice for prisoners. 
The group is transitioning its operations from a singular office (at OPIRG-Carleton) to two locations - OPIRG-Carleton and the Garden Spot Kitchen.  Members will be meeting in the coming weeks to re-organize collected books donations and establish a new system for sending out books. The group hopes to complete the transition by the end of November. If you are interested in cleaning files, organizing books or helping out email: opirgadmin@gmail.com. 
In 2016, Books to Prisoners will be engaging in outreach and recruiting new members to continue with regular letter writing and book mailings. There is potential for the group to do more as new members and returning members develop goals going forward.

Posted on November 18, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - November 11, 2015

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

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

Posted on November 11, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - October 14, 2015

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

Posted on October 14, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Membership Advisory: OPIRG-Carleton in Negotiations to Maintain 326 Unicentre

Monday July 27, 2015 - It’s been just over two weeks since OPIRG-Carleton launched its campaign for public support in the face of a termination notice to vacate room 326 Unicentre by July 31st. While the termination notice remains, OPIRG is pleased to announce negotiations are under way to secure a new lease for room 326 Unicentre that would commence on August 1st. 

Over the past 35 years, OPIRG-Carleton has supported hundreds of campaigns, projects, and initiatives, and touched the lives of thousands of people at Carleton and in the wider community. We greatly appreciate the support demonstrated over the past few tumultuous weeks and would like to express our sincere gratitude to everybody who has been patient with the overall strategy we have embarked on, one of diplomacy and negotiations.
 
We would also like to thank the CUSA executive for recognizing the importance of OPIRG to the campus community as a vital resource to students. As soon as negotiations are finalized we will notify our members and supporters

Posted on July 27, 2015 .

Tools for Change Fall Workshop Series [Nov 8-10]

TfC Nov

Working in Groups: How We Approach Organizing Ourselves Collectively
Saturday, Nov. 8th @ 2pm (UniCentre 376, Carleton)
Facilitator: Greg MacDougall
https://www.facebook.com/events/353544568153085

Grassroots activism is a lot about working in small groups. Unfortunately this is not something we're generally very knowledgeable about or good at.

This workshop will help participants explore their experiences, expectations and desires of working collectively and how to make that a more rewarding and effective experience.

We will look at aspects such as membership, meetings, structure, developing collective vision and analysis, aligning our overall goals and priorities with our strategy and tactics, and more.

This will be very much a participatory session where people can work on / through their frustrations and challenges with group work, to develop some insight on what is going on, and what approaches they might like to try applying.

Anti-Oppression 101: Intersectional Approaches
Monday, Nov. 10th @ 1pm (Residence Commons 214, Carleton)
Facilitator: Jade Pichette
https://www.facebook.com/events/375186055981718

Anti-Oppression is the philosophy of challenging the structures that harm and marginalize people. These include, but are not limited to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, disability and more. This workshop will provide an introduction to using an intersectional approach in one's personal and professional lives. Anti-Oppression is an ongoing practice where we all mess up, but this workshop is the first step in a long line of steps for the rest of our lives.

Examining Cis Privilege
Monday, Nov. 10th @ 4pm (Residence Commons 214, Carleton)
Facilitator: Jade Pichette

https://www.facebook.com/events/296861167172059 

Are you one of those weird people who identifies with the gender that you were assigned at birth? If so you may be cis! This puts you as part of the privileged majority. This workshop will take the focus off of trans identities and put the focus cis folks. We will examine the privileges that people have by being cis, how to use privilege for productive activities and how to work in solidarity with trans folks.

Introduction to Consensus Based Facilitation and Decision Making Techniques
Monday, Nov. 10th @ 6pm (UniCentre 376, Carleton)
Facilitators: Alice-Rose Mick & Emma Slaney-Gose
https://www.facebook.com/events/1641582166068379

Consensus decision making is a creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group. Instead of simply voting for an item and having the majority of the group getting their way, a consensus group is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports - or at least can live with. This makes sure that all opinions, ideas and concerns are taken into account. By listening closely to each other, the group aims to come up with proposals that work for everyone.

Consensus is neither compromise nor unanimity - it aims to go further by weaving together everyone's best ideas and most important concerns - a process that often results in surprising and creative solutions, inspiring both the individual and the group as whole.