Wednesday Weekly - March 2nd, 2016


OPIRG-CARLETON NEWS


Discussion: Intersecting Identities - Being a Black, Muslim Woman
Wed Mar 2, 2-4pm
CUSA Womyn's Centre (308 Unicentre), Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)
This event will look at what it means to be a Black Muslim woman in a Canadian context, and how the intersection of Islamophobia, racism, anti-Blackness and misogyny affects women. Participants will have a chance to talk about recent events of Islamophobia in the news, how oppressive groups perpetrate anti-Blackness in the Muslim community, and the experiences of being black and Muslim at Carleton. This event is open to all women and female-identifying folks. Food will be served! Find out more.

Tabling at the Atrium!
Thur Mar 3. 10am-4pm
Come visit us or volunteer to work the tables with us during our tabling dates! We'll also have copies of the new issue of the Leveller.

Vigil: #OurThreeBrothers
Thur Mar 3, 7pm
Human Rights Monument (Corner of Elgin and Lisgar)
OPIRG-Carleton will be hosting a vigil to mourn the murder of three Black Muslim Americans, Mohamed Taha Omar, Adam K. Mekki, and Mahunnad A. Tairab, last Wednesday. People are coming together to condemn these executions and the delay of the Fort Wayne Police Department's investigation on the matter. Find out more.

Israeli Apartheid Week 2016
Mar 7- Mar 11
Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Dr)
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, cultural performances, film screenings, multimedia displays and boycott of Israel actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe. IAW seeks to raise awareness about Israel's apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel to contribute to Palestinian resistance for freedom and justice. More info here.

Upcoming Workshops: Gender Equity & Gender Diversity
Tues Mar 8 & 15, 11am to 1pm
Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre, Carleton University (427 Unicentre, 1125 Colonel By Drive)
We will be offering 2 workshops open to volunteers and interested community members, one on intersectional feminism, with a focus on transmisogyny (March 8) and the second on deconstructing masculinity, with inclusive discussion on transmasculinity and nonbinary genders (March 15).

 


COMMUNITY EVENTS


ONGOING

Call-Out: Summer Documentary Series
CKCU is looking to create a summer radio documentary series on Carleton University's subversive history. This series will be looking at the people and places that made Carleton stand out. From Porter Hall's legacy as a punk rock venue to students who made history by leading a campaign to divest from apartheid South Africa, this series is hoping to uncover some things about Carleton that you didn't know about while acting as a time capsule for students in many years to come. If you or anyone you know have fond memories of the divestment from South Africa campaign or the OPIRG defunding campaign, please send an email to Francella Fiallos at v.fiallos@gmail.com

Reproductive Justice Week
Mar 7- Mar 11
University of Ottawa
This is a great week with discussions, workshops and activities centered around going beyond pro-choice. We want to delve deep in the topic of reproductive justice and try looking at it through a very intersectional lens. Find out more.

Grant: Carleton GSA Student Organizations
The Grant for Student Organizations is for activities like academic conferences, colloquia, speaker presentations, panels, workshops, and social events that contribute to graduate students’ education and community. Applicant groups are eligible to receive between $50 and $600 per GSA fiscal year (May to April) per event or program, and no more than $800 per department. More information at http://gsacarleton.ca/student-organizations-grant/.

TODAY

Solidarity Action: Fill the Courtroom Against Racist Violence
Mar 2, 9am
Ottawa Courthouse (191 Elgin St)
On January 13 Hana was a victim of police brutality at YOW airport. Two officers violently took her to the ground and held her down with their knees on her back. Even though she was the victim, they charged her on three accounts and seized her laptop. Let's fill the courtroom on March 2 in solidarity! This will be Hana's second court appearance. Invite your friends! Find out more.

Discussion: Ladybits #2 - Anti-O and the Big O!
Mar 2, 5pm
MacOdrum Library, Rm 481; Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Dr)
The term anti-oppression has gained traction in recent years, but what is it, really? And what does it have to do with sexy times? The Consent Culture Committee hopes to address these questions -- and more – in the second edition of its Ladybits Discussion Series. Join us on Wednesday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m., as we talk about anti-oppressive practice, orgasms, and creating consent in relationships.  All are welcome! Refreshments Provided. Find out more.

Showcase: Inspiring Reconciliation Coffeehouse
Mar 2, 6-9pm
SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St)
The Ottawa/Gatineau Youth Reconciliation Innitiative Team invite you to their Special Showcase Coffeehouse event recognizing 7 years of building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through leadership programs. Come join us for an evening of music, dance and lots of food! There will be no cover charge. All are welcome! Find out more.

THURSDAY

Public Meeting: Anti-Capitalist Front
Mar 3, 6pm
OPIRG-Carleton Office, 326 Unicentre, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)
Come meet fellow anticapitalists interested in organizing together to liberate Carleton and surrounding communities from global capitalism. All are welcomed and food will be provided! For more info email fy237@ncf.ca. Directions: Up the stairs from the Prayer Room and down the stairs from CUSA.

FRIDAY

Picket: Wine Rack
Mar 4, 5-7pm
1105 Bank St
The IWW are representing a worker who was fired while organizing a union at the Ottawa Wine Rack stores. Find out more.

Performances: Just Mingling - A Queer Theatrical Salon
Mar 4, 7pm to Mar 5, 11pm
Arts Court (2 Daly Ave)
An informal evening of fun, song, and theatre. Ottawa playwrights Sarah Waisvisz (Monstrous; Occupy Me), Lawrence Aronovitch (The Lavender Railroad; Galatea), and Margo MacDonald(Shadows; The Elephant Girls) are coming together in Ottawa for TWO NIGHTS ONLY to present their three new short plays. Hosted by The Yes-Men drag king Titus Androgynous, the evening will also feature surprise musical guests. Find out more.

Fundraiser: Help the Wobblies Fight Constellation Brands
Mar 4, 8pm
518 Riverdale Avenue
We'd like to invite you to our home on Riverdale Ave for a House Concert – and sing-along if you're up for it – to raise funds for Miles Krauter and the IWW (the Industrial Workers of the World) in their fight against Constellation Brands, most likely known to you through their Wine Rack stores. Moonfruits, Andrew Johnson, Maya Bassude & Special Guests will be singing and leading songs throughout the night. We'll be passing the hat and running a prize draw to raise funds for Miles. There will be no entry fee. Find out more.

SATURDAY

Presentation: Refugee Crisis - Frontline Experiences Talk
Mar 5, 3pm
Marion Auditorium, UOttawa (140 Louis-Pasteur Private)
Malaysian Students Club Ottawa presents Rayyan Haries, an active Malaysian who operates a makeshift soup kitchen in the Greek island of Lesbos, feeding thousands of refugees fleeing Syria arriving daily on boats, while also having experience working in Vietnam and Japan during environmental crises. He will be giving a talk about his experiences in working with refugees. Find out more.

SUNDAY

Fundraiser: SHElarious Vol. II
Mar 6, 8pm
Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone)
This is the second annual SHElarious fundraising event, coinciding with International Women's Day, celebrating women in comedy. Featuring: Standup by Karen MacDonald, Nyota Nakihimba and Dianne Skoll; solo sketch by Deborah Ring; Music by Tina Wallace and Rhythm & Burgundy (Allison Harris and Kristine Shadid); Improv by Ashley Bardal, Katie Clancy, Sabrina Daniel, Chelsea Fahey, Audrey Grandmaison, Chris Klippenstein, Meghan Murphy, Amanda Pennell, Val Perelshtein, Brie Watson. $7 entry, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Find out more.
 

UPCOMING

Feast & Concert: Beats Beat the Police
Tues Mar 15, 6:30pm
SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St)
Commemorating March 15 International Day to End Police Brutality. Featuring spoken word from King Kimbit and hip-hop by Testament from Test Their Logik, Mother Tareka, and Lee Reed and the launch of issue 25 of Critical Resistance's newspaper, "The Abolitionist". Opening by Elder Albert Dumont. Emcee: John Akapata. Speakers: Proshanto Smith (Ottawa Panhandler’s Union), Emily Munro (POWER), Bridget Tolley (Justice For Gladys Tolley and FSIS), A member of Critical Resistance. Find out more.

Posted on March 9, 2016 .