OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Volunteer Open House
Wed, Apr 22, 11 AM - 3 PM @ OPIRG (326 UC)
Volunteer this Summer with OPIRG Carleton. Drop by the office and get plugged in! Snacks served.
Thu, Apr 9, 6 PM @ Gallery 101, 51B Young St.
WWOS HONOURING MMIWG2S - In wanting to reclaim and create some of our own images and messages around MMIWG2S, Walking With Our Sisters - Ottawa Youth Committee invites you to an evening of stencil/patch making!
Thurs, Apr 9, 6:45 PM @ Bytowne Cinema
International Day of Action in Support of Mumia Abu Jamal
Fri, Apr 10
The life of brilliant journalist, intellectual, and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is in great danger. On March 30, after months of medical neglect, Mumia - imprisoned at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, PA - went into diabetic shock and was hospitalized with life-threatening high blood sugar. Just two days later, he was transferred back to the same prison that failed to diagnose or treat him. His diet is dangerous and his health is deteriorating. Only massive pressure will stop his medical execution through neglect and malpractice.
Consider taking action to implore the state and prison to guarantee Mumia access to medical care, his family and more.
1. Call, fax and email the following state officials to raise the above demands.Take action now – demand that the Department of Corrections permit Mumia to have a diabetes specialist of his choosing. Say you are calling about prisoner WESLEY COOK, # AM8335:
~ DOC Secretary John Wetzel: 717-728-4109; email@example.com.
~ Gov. Tom Wolf: 717-787-2500; fax 717-772-8284; firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Prison Superintendent John Kerestes: 570-773-2158; email@example.com.
~ Director, PA Dept of Corrections Health Care Services Christopher Oppman,717-728-5309
2. Sign this petition demanding proper health care, visitor access, and freedom for Mumia: https://www.change.org/p/john-e-wetzel-pa-secretary-of-corrections-tom-wolf-pa-governor-stop-the-medical-execution-of-mumia-abu-jamal-by-neglect-and-malpractice-3
3. Donate to Mumia’s Medical Fund: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mumia-abu-jamal-needs-medical-care-now
4. Tweet widely using the hashtags #mumiamustlive, #saveMumia and #Blacklivesmatter.
Fri, Apr 10, 4:30 PM @ Carleton Atrium
147 is not just a number. #OneKenya
Manifestation anti-austérité en Outaouais
Fri, Apr 10, 6 PM @ Village Place Cartier
Sat, Apr 11, 10 AM @ Knox Presbyterian Church
Workshop on mass surveillance and online privacy in Canada.
Community Record Show
Sat, Apr 11, 11 AM @ St. Anthony's Banquet Hall
Film: Two Spirits
Mon, Apr 13, 5 PM @ Pride Centre, UOttawa
Launch: The Big Swim
Mon, Apr 13, 5:30 PM @ Raw Sugar Cafe
The Big Swim (Climate Change Memoir) Reading and Discussion with Author Carrie Saxifrage.
Protest in Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar
Tues, Apr 14, Noon @ 50 O'Connor St.
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://samidoun.net/2015/04/breaking-news-khalida-jarrar-ordered-to-six-months-administrative-detention/
OPIRG ROOTS RADIO
Next show: Tues, Apr 14, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Forum: OCDC
Wed, Apr 15, 6:30 PM @ Ottawa City Hall
Public Forum on the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre at City Hall.