Posts tagged #social justice

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 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 - 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 5, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
VIGIL: The Slaughter of Trans Women and Why?
Sat, Aug 8, 1 PM @ Strathcona Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/573322349473762/
 
Decolonial Picnic at Chaudière Falls
Sun, Aug 9, 1:30 PM @ Dundonald Park (or meet at 2:30 pm at Chaudière Falls)
Free Food and potluck!
Come join us for a fun community oriented afternoon - food, music and learning about the history of the Chaudière Falls and their Islands.
We will meet at Dundonald Park at 1h30pm on August 9th and walk or bike together to Victoria Island. On Victoria Island we will have a group picnic at 3h00pm. Musician Leonard Youngfoot will be playing, as well as other artists, we hope. We will tour the Island and the Chaudière Falls from 4h00 to 5h00pm and have a discussion about the proposed Condominium development and colonialism there.
Lindsay Lambert will be joining us and will be talking about the history of the area. Lindsay is a local activist who has been working to free the falls and the islands for many years. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as the backstory to the proposed Zibi condominium development.
If you would like to contribute with the entertainment or with you knowledge of the Chaudière falls and the proposed destruction, contact us.
We will bring some food, and are asking everyone to bring some as well.
Schedule:
- 1h30pm Meet at Dundonald park to walk to Victoria Island
- 2h30pm Arrival at Victoria Island
- 3h00pm Picnic and music
- 4h00-5h00pm Tour of Chaudiere falls and speakers to be announced.
- 5h30 Wrap up.
 
Prisoners' Justice Day
Mon, Aug 10, 2-6 PM @ Jack Purcell Community Centre
Prisoners’ Justice Day (PJD) emerged as a prisoner-initiated day of non-violent strike action to commemorate the death of Eddie Nalon in the segregation unit of Millhaven maximum-security penitentiary on August 10th 1974. It was first observed in 1975. In 1976, the prisoners of Millhaven issued a communication “To All Prisoners and Concerned Peoples from across Canada”, calling for one-day hunger strikes in opposition to the use of solitary confinement and in support of prisoners’ rights, in memory of Eddie Nalon, as well as Robert Landers, who also died alone in ‘the hole’. Since that time, PJD has become an internationally-recognized day of solidarity and action, both inside and outside the prison, to commemorate deaths in custody and reflect upon other human rights atrocities behind bars.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462232767410857/
 
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/
 
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/
 
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.
 
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 August 5, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

Wednesday Weekly - May 13, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
GSRC Movie Night
Wed, May 13, 6 PM @ GSRC Carleton (427 UC)
Jupiter Ascending. https://www.facebook.com/events/951636008188979/
 
Wages of Rebellion
Wed, May 13, 7 PM @ Centretown United Church
with Chris Hedges. https://www.facebook.com/events/684282791682326/
 
Pro-Life Zombie Walk
Thurs, May 14, 12 PM @ Major's Hill Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/866986306695393/
 
Counter-Protest: March "for Life"
Thurs, May 14, 12:30 PM @ Minto Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/1438458406454766/
 
Omar Khadr and Facts over Fear
Thurs, May 14, 7 PM @ 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
An introduction and discussion of the human rights and justice issues of Omar Khadr's trial and release. https://www.facebook.com/events/1425152067793858/
 
Book Launch: Exploring Disability Identity and Rights
Thurs, May 14, 7 PM @ 25One Community
Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives with Ravi Malhotra and Morgan Rowe. https://www.facebook.com/events/451936378314002/
 
Majestic Family Fun Day
Sun, May 17, 10 AM - 3 PM @ Jack Purcell Community Centre
A celebration of family diversity. Free BBQ and family activities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1411439479163518/
 
Screening: Pride
Sun, May 17, 4 PM @ Mayfair Theatre
Free.
 
Voices for Women 2015
Wed-Thurs, May 20-21, 9 AM - 5 PM @ Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/352385238305433/
 
Symposium: Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Wed, May 20, 9 AM - 5 PM @ FTX Bldg, UOttawa
https://www.facebook.com/events/882570585149119/
 
OPIRG ROOTS RADIO
Next show: Tues, May 26, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, dozens of Israeli soldiers arrested Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, after breaking down the door of her home in Ramallah.  She has been issued an administrative detention order, imprisoning her for six months without charge or trial. In addition to being a member of the Palestinian Parliament, Jarrar is a prominent women’s rights activist and advocate for the rights of political prisoners.
“My mother always speaks the truth to power. She is a woman and a loved leader. Also, my mother was recently involved in working on Palestine joining the International Criminal Court. They went after her for all of these reasons,” said Yafa Jarrar, one of Jarrar’s daughters.
Take action: http://www.freekhalidajarrar.org/
 
Volunteer for Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering
Seeking local Indigenous & non-Indigenous volunteers to help us with a variety of roles for the 2015 Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering taking place at Rideau Hill Camp August 25-27th, 2015. Please click the Volunteer Spot button to sign up and check out the roles you can participate in Meals, accomodations and transporation provided in-kind. Chi meegwetch!
http://indigenousadoptee.com/volunteer-for-2015-bi-giwen-indigenous-adoptee-gathering/

Posted on May 13, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.

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.