Wednesday Weekly - October 7, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Books 2 Prisoners Meeting
Wed, Oct 7, 6 PM @ OPIRG-Carleton, 326 UC
Get involved with OPIRG's long-standing working group. Books to Prisoners responds to letters from prisoners, mails books into various prisons, receives book donations, and holds book sales.
 
Indigenous Mental Health Discussion Series Part II
Thurs, Oct 8, 5 PM @ Ojigkwanong, 228 Paterson, Carleton
Presented by Aboriginal Service Centre, First Peoples Council, and the Student Alliance for Mental Health.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to the general public although priority will be given to Indigenous voices.
Building on our conversation from last month, we will continue to discuss mental health themes like Western vs Tradtional methods of handling mental health, allyship and support, and overcoming intergenerational trauma.
 
Family Stories, Support Services and Systemic Challenges for Families of MMIWG
Thurs, Oct 8, 7 PM @ Ojigkwanong, 228 Paterson, Carleton
Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), Gallery 101, and the Walking With Our Sisters Ottawa Committee invite you to:
Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Family Stories, Support Services and Systemic Challenges
A conversation with Deborah Chansonneuve, Roxanne Morrisseau and Mallory Whiteduck
 
Climate March Planning
Thurs, Oct 8, 6 PM @ Sandy Hill Community Centre
Worldwide, there is a call to action on November 29, the day before the opening of the Climate Summit in Paris, Ecology Ottawa is a partner in the organization of a large, positive, family-friendly march in Ottawa this November 29, at Parliament Hill. Our primary demand is for a 100% clean economy by 2050, one that respects and implements the International Declaration on Indigenous Rights that invests in and creates low-carbon, good jobs we can all be proud of, and that stops tar sands expansion and new pipeline infrastructure that perpetuates Canada's reliance on fossil fuels. Ecology Ottawa, in partnership with Équiterre, would like to invite you to join the discussion around this mobilization.
 
Community Forum on Carding
Fri, Oct 9, 6 PM @ Rm 307 Grad Bldg, UOttawa
The Anti-Carding Action Project invites you to organize against the current effort to regulate street checks (i.e. carding) in Ottawa. We strongly believe that carding as a policing tool legitimizes racial profiling and legalizes the unlawful harassment of racialized Canadians, indigenous peoples, and low-income communities in the name of public safety. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/403736876492075/
 
Film: This Changes Everything
Fri-Sat, Oct 9-10, 6:30 PM @ Mayfair Theatre
**This Changes Everything returns to the Mayfair following the sold-out sneak preview with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis!
Friday's night's screening is hosted by Ecology Ottawa, The Council of Canadians, 350 Ottawa, and Greenpeace-Ottawa Local Group.
Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
 
Indigenous Resistance Day
Sat, Oct 10, 11 AM - 7 PM @ Odawa Native Friendship Centre
Indigenous people across Turtle Island are celebrating 500 years of resistance and resilience together, and reclaiming Thanksgiving as a traditional community harvest instead of the modern Columbus Day celebration. Come join us for an open house at the Odawa Friendship Centre for music, films, food, conversation, potlatch style. Bring your arts and crafts for sale, there is a round table discussion all day, and films generously donated by the Ottawa International Animation Festival with a program called Welcome to Kanata.
 
Storm the Riding
Sat, Oct 10, 1-5:30 PM @ Woodroffe United Church
If you want to see environmental leadership from the federal government, join Ecology Ottawa to flood the community, knock on doors, and talk about why it is important to vote to ensure environmental leadership. Training provided, free snacks and refreshments, and debrief afterward.
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Oct 13, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
After the Sands Book Launch
Tues, Oct 13, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
With Gordon Laxer and Bruce Campbell. Hailed as “a myth-destroying blockbuster book” by Ralph Nader, After the Sands outlines a vision and road map to transition Canada to a low-carbon society: a plan lacking within all of Canada’s major political parties.
 
Eric Stanley Colloquium
Wed, Oct 14, 2:30 PM @ 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
Necrocapital: AIDS, Affective Accumulation, and Viral Labor. 
 
CKCU Funding Drive Mtg
Wed, Oct 14, 7 PM @ Senate Rm, Robertson Hall, Carleton
Annual CKCU Funding Drive Meeting. All things funding drive, database, phone room, on air presentation, events, 40th Anniversary Update and more. Plus Pizza !!!! A must for all CKCU volunteers to attend.
 
Womyn's Centre Bake Sale
Thurs, Oct 15, 10 AM @ Carleton Atrium
 
Dance for Palestine & JNF Protest
Thurs, Oct 15, 5:15 PM @ Chateau Laurier (in front)
Join us for traditional Palestinian dabke dancing led by local community members, and free traditional Palestinian food, as we celebrate Palestinian identity while protesting an anti-Palestinian "charitable" organization, outside their annual fundraising gala.
https://www.facebook.com/events/868048096658380/
 
Mental Health on Air Documentary Launch
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed -- in Canada and in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania, where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns.
Two radio shows, along with school-based listening clubs, are helping to foster the next generation of leaders of Malawi and Tanzania by starting a discussion on the difficult topic of depression and mental health. Join Farm Radio International and TeenMentalHealth.Org at the launch of this insightful documentary.
 
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/ 

Posted on October 7, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.