OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Rebel! Rebuild! Rewild!
June 22-28@ Algonquin territory
R!R!R! is an annual eco-anarchist action camp where those of us who dream of a wild future can meet, get to know each other, educate one another, learn skills, and organize for the liberation of Mother Earth. For more information, and to register, please visit .
Beyond the Wheel
Wed, June 24, 11 AM @ OCTEVAW (601-250 City Centre Ave)
A Community Conversation on LGBTQ+ Violence
Support. Don't Punish
Thurs, June 25 @ GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
Ticket Defense Action Day
Thurs, June 25, 1 PM @ Minto Park
Take a stand against tickets that are issued to people living in poverty!
A Poetry Showcase
Thurs, June 25, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
Algonquin Day of Independence
Thurs, June 25, Noon @ Wabano Centre
Join us for the Algonquin Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed's Day of Independence & Celebration, June 25 and 26.
The Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed will declare its TIBENINDIZOWIN (Independence) on June 26, 2015, in order to protect its unceded national territory and resources from the massive exploitation of Canadian governments and all corporations such as mining, logging, fishing and gaming commissions. The Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed, people known as the stewards of the land, are claiming their rightful TIBENINDIZOWIN - independence and title, to protect Mother Earth from all the harm that has been inflicted to the ecosystem and all its beings throughout the years by disrespectful governments and corporations, which has also directly threatened the distinctive culture of the Anishnabe Nation. This will restore the historical nation-to-nation Two Row Wampum Treaty.
**Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/415989035254785/
**June 25th at Noon: Welcoming and feast at the Wabano Centre (Vanier). Algonquin Community members have been walking towards Ottawa since June 15. This 275km journey ends at Victoria Island.
**June 26: Sunrise ceremony on Victoria Island, 5-8am. Speakers and press conference 10am-5pm(location TBD). Agenda and list of speakers:
Garden Build Day
Sat, June 27, 12:30 PM @ SE corner of Nesbitt Bldg, Carleton
We’re in the final stages of the garden's relocation! We recently reached an agreement to build the remaining 2 raised beds and we are looking for volunteers to help with the construction. All tools and supplies will be provided as well as a celebratory BBQ dinner on site!
Kitigànensag is a place for all students, staff and faculty to come together to grow and enjoy healthy, socially just, and sustainable food. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about gardening, and work to increase food security on campus. Plus, volunteers will be given preference for a plot in these new beds!
Food Sovereignty & La Via Campesina Movie Night
Mon, June 29, 7 PM @ 329 Bell St. S
The Carleton Food Collective, in solidarity with La Via Campesina, welcomes everyone to a movie night followed by a collective discussion to raise awareness on grassroots food sovereignty movements.
La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, Indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature. La Via Campesina comprises about 164 local and national organizations in 73 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Altogether, it represents about 200 million farmers. It is an autonomous, pluralist and multicultural movement, independent from any political, economic or other type of affiliation.
March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate
Sun, July 5, 7 AM @ Bus to Toronto
350 Toronto and a large coalition of other groups are organizing this important march in the run-up to the Climate Summit of the Americas just prior to the Pan Am Games.
Departure time: 7 a.m. — so be there by 6:30 or shortly thereafter.
Departure location: University of Ottawa, in front of the Lamoureux building, 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier.
Return time from Toronto: 6 p.m. — so be at the bus by 5:30-5:45 p.m.
Get your bus ticket HERE.
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, July 7, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Posting: Communications Coordinator
Deadline: July 12 @ PERC
Octopus Book Club
Wed, July 15, 6 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.