Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - Nov 9

OPIRG-Carleton News 


The Hassan Diab Story: Documentary Screening and Discussion
Friday, November 11, 6 PM - 8 PM
Carleton University: Minto Centre, 5050
Come learn about the case of Dr. Hassan Diab, a Carleton University professor who was extradited from Canada to France and faces the prospect of a wrongful conviction. Refreshments will be served. Find out more.


Tools For Change Workshop Series
Monday, November 14 - 18
Carleton University
Tools for Change is a weeklong series of workshops that are aimed at orienting the community to activism. Everyone is encouraged to attend these workshops which will provide key introductory lessons on activism and building allyships within our communities. Find out more.

Monday, Sept 14

Anti Oppression 101
1 PM - 3 PM, Southam Hall Room 411
Facilitated by Saph Parchment (Kind Space) 

Decolonizing Our Movements: Supporting Indigenous-Led Movements in our Activism
4 PM - 5:30 PM, Southam Hall Room 411
Facilitated by Colleen Cardinal (A Hidden Generation, Families of Sisters in Spirit)

Tuesday, Sept 15

Consensus Decision Making
1 PM - 3 PM, Southam Hall Room 411
Facilitated by Samiha Rayeda (OPIRG Carleton)  

Non Violent Direct Action
7 PM - 9 PM, Southam Hall Room 411
Facilitated by Rana Nazzal (OPIRG Board of Directors, Students Against Israeli Apartheid)

Wednesday, Sept 16

Documenting Our Movement: Using the Media for Actions
1 PM - 3 PM, Southam Hall Room 411
Facilitated by R.J Pate (Community Organizer, Photojournalist) 

Accessibility Workshop: How to Make our Organizing Accessible
4 PM - 6 PM, Location TBD
Facilitated by Fa'Time Omran (OPIRG Carleton Board of Directors)

Thursday, Sept 17

Social Movements and Mental Health: Dealing with Activist Burnout
1 PM - 3 PM, University Centre Room 374
Facilitated by Muna Mohamed (Ontario Centre for Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health)

Anti Oppression 101
7 PM - 9 PM, University Centre Room 280
Facilitated by Hana Jama (Documentary Filmmaker) 

Friday, Sept 18

Working Group Social!
7 PM, Mikes Place
A fun opportunity to meet and hang out with the OPIRG Carleton volunteers and staff in a fun environment! OPIRG will have a tab going (for food) so come by and snack of some food! 


Where's Our Women Only Gym Hours? 
Why doesn't Carleton have gym time for women and non-binary folks? 

When Ryerson was looking into implementing Women's Only Gym Hour, they did a survey that found 50% of women polled felt uncomfortable accessing gym facilities. There were three main reasons cited
1. history of gender based violence
2. seeing the gym as a male dominated space
3. lack of cultural or religious accommodation

It is so important that all women and non-binary folks feel comfortable accessing fitness facilities. To be considered an inclusive institution, Carleton MUST implement designated Women's (and Non-binary) Only Gym Hours. Find out more about the campaign.

Bursary Applications

OPIRG-Carleton offers four research bursaries every year for Carleton University undergraduate and graduate students (descriptions below), with a focus on social and environmental justice in their research. Bursary applications for 2016-17 are now available. This year we are splitting up the deadlines for each semester. The Undergraduate and Graduate (Terry Cottam Research) student bursaries will be offered in the Fall semester (due November 18), and the International and Indigenous student bursaries will be offered in the Winter semester. Drop by the office (326 Unicentre) to pick up your application form! Find out more. 

WORKING GROUPS

Books to Prisoners Meeting
Friday, November 11, 6 PM - 8 PM
Carleton University: Minto Centre, 5050
Come learn about the case of Dr. Hassan Diab, a Carleton University professor who was extradited from Canada to France and faces the prospect of a wrongful conviction. Find out more.

OPIRG Roots Radio
Roots Radio has a show every second Tuesday at noon on CKCU 93.1 FM. 

Community Events

TODAY

Rally for a Low Income Transit Pass
Wednesday, November 9, 8:30 AM - 10 AM
Marion Dewar Plaza
Find out more.

CUPE 4600 Info Picket
Wednesday, November 9, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Find out more.

Financial Literacy Workshop
Wednesday, November 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Carleton University: UC 314
Find out more.

LGBTTQ+ Bystander Skills Workshop
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Carleton University: GSRC
Find out more.

Ask Africa. 
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Carleton University Atrium
Find out more.

Vimmy Ridge Reading: An Anti War Celebration
Wednesday, November 9, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
1073 Bank Street
Find out more.

FRIDAY

The Hassan Diab Story: Documentary Screening and Discussion

From Palestine to Aleppo: Colonialism, Imperialism and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Friday, November 11, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Carleton University: Loeb A720
Find out more.

MONDAY

Justice for Indigenous Women Workshop with Sylvia Smith
Tuesday, November 15, 7 PM - 9 PM
251 Bank Street
Find out more.

TUESDAY

Police and Profiling: Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice Colloquium
Monday, November 14, 6 PM
Carleton University: 218 Residence Commons
Find out more.

Urban Legends Slam # 6
Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Live on Elgin
Find out more.

Posted on November 10, 2016 .