Wednesday Weekly, September 16, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.

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(Regular Campus / Community Events Follow...)

Wednesday, September 16

Confidence, Consent and Communication: How Sex-Positivity Makes for Hotter Sex Workshop
GSA Lounge @ 6pm
Facilitated by Venus Envy, consider this sex positivity 101! Confidence, Consent and Communication focuses on creating a positive relationship with sex. Learn how to move beyond judgment and stigma to embrace what works for you, and to be more comfortable voicing what doesn’t. We will also discuss how to handle different wants and needs, and how to hear a ‘No’ with compassion. Sex positivity affects our self-image, our ability to communicate and establish boundaries, and gives us permission to approach new experiences with a resounding ‘Yes!’. Open to everyone!
https://www.facebook.com/events/885789908123698/

Thursday, September 17

OPIRG Carleton Interactive Info Fair
Carleton Atrium @ 10am – 4pm
Join OPIRG Carleton and its 15 Working Groups for a radical orientation to student activism on campus. Get involved and take action! Music provided by CKCU 93.1 FM.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1094038880607057/

Radical Hip Hop Concert
Ritual Night Club @ 8pm
A joint collaboration between OPIRG Ottawa and OPIRG Carleton brings you three hours of politically charged and revolutionary music starting with Himig Masa, YC the Cynic, and Rebel Diaz and headlined by Bambu!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1658570767711938/

Friday, September 18

Wild Edibles Walking Tour
OPIRG Carleton @ 1pm
Discover the edible and healing properties of the common wild and weedy plants growing in and around campus. This walk will be led by Amber Westfall, herbalist, forager and medicinal herb farmer.
https://www.facebook.com/events/540439779452513/

Wednesday, September 23

Fall Colloquium featuring Kim Katrin Milan
Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University@ 6pm
A joint collaboration between OPIRG Carleton and the Womyn’s Centre allows us to bring Kim Katrin Milan, a writer, multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, and educator who facilitates radical community dialogues, to Carleton. Milan is the co-founder and current executive director of The People Project, a movement of queer and trans folks of color and allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, art activism and collaboration.
https://www.facebook.com/events/933635903377678/ 

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BOOK LAUNCH: What Kind of Citizen?
Wed, Sept 16, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
What Kind of Citizen? Educating our Children for the Common Good with Joel Westheimer.
 
Feministing Panel
Wed, Sept 16, 7:30 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Carleton
With Lori Adelman and Jos Truitt.
 
HARPERMAN
Thurs, Sept 17, 2 PM @ Parliament Hill
Cross-Canada Harperman Sing-Along. www.harperman.ca
 
Truth & Reconciliation
Thurs, Sept 17, 3 PM @ GSA Boardroom, Carleton
Aboriginal Service Centre and GSA's Reconciliation and Truth Committee meeting.
 
Refugees Welcome Vigil
Thurs, Sept 17, 6:30 PM @ Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
http://www.refugeeswelcome.ca/ 
 
Book Launch: Canada in Africa
Thurs, Sept 17, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
CANADA IN AFRICA: 300 YEARS OF AID AND EXPLOITATION
Author Yves Engler will be in conversation with Kristen Shane, Associate Editor of Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly after his talk, followed by Q&A and book signing
If you’ve ever wondered why 45% of Africans still live on less than one dollar a day you should read this book.
 
DIVEST NOW: SAIA Mtg
Fri, Sept 18, 12 PM @ OPIRG, 326 Unicentre
Students Against Israeli Apartheid - Carleton General Meeting.
Want to learn more about SAIA-Carleton or are you interested in volunteering? Join us this Fridays Fall General Meeting for an introduction to the group, our basis of unity, current campaigns, upcoming events and to discuss the strategies for the 2015-2016 academic term.
 
Debriefing Elsipogtog Book Launch
Fri, Sept 18, 7 PM @ St Paul's Eastern United Church
The Indigenous Peoples’ solidarity Movement – Ottawa, the Parti Communiste Revolutionaire / Revolutionary Communist Party, and Rebel!Rebuild!Rewild! co-present the book launch of Miles Howe’s new book, “Debriefing Elsipogtog: Anatomy of a Struggle” which is about the Mi’mkaq of
Elsipogtog and their allies successful fight to stop fracking on their territory.  This powerful grassroots resistance offers many lessons for everyone interested in protecting the environment and working for indigenous sovereignty and solidarity.
 
Nation to Nation Alliance
Sat, Sept 19, 11 AM - 3 PM @ Victoria Island
Hosted by Executive Committee of Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed (ANORW)
Please join us for a day of peaceful assembly to publicly address and give emphasis of our Treaties & Relationship with the Crown on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.
The Anishnabe (Algonquin) Nation are in need of external support to hold in account of an illegitimate decision and act made to cede a portion of our Anishnabe Territory without the involvement of the Crown and nor was a proper consultation given to all Anishnabe People or Communities of our Nation. 
The Albert & Chaudière Falls has remained a cultural, vocal and representing center for all our Nations since time of immemorial, through the early times of colonialism. The land has always been kept UNCEDED by our Ancestors & Nation. Importantly, it is a SACRED SITE to our people and neigboring nations. It is vital to bring forth new designs and polices to ensure the vision and diplomatic practices for the Sacred Site & Islands will benefit and give inheritance to our future generations through this demo.

Memorial March for the Victims of Harperism
Sat, Sept 19, 11 AM @ Supreme Court Lawn

WWOS Concert Fundraiser
Sat, Sept 19, 7 PM @ Carleton University Art Gallery
For Walking With Our Sisters.
 
Buffy Ste Marie Talk
Sat, Sept 19, 7 PM @ Centretown United Church
Power in the Blood: A Conversation with Buffy Ste Marie. 
 
FEM(ME) Frosh Carleton
Sept 21-26 @ Womyn's Centre, Carleton
Includes:
 - Meet n' Greet, Mon, Sept 21, 6:30pm @ Womyn's Centre
 - Anti-Oppression Workshop, Tues, Sept 22, 4:30pm @ BECAMPS
 - Feminist External Resource Human Library, Tues, Sept 22, 8pm @ Roosters
Full Schedule Here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/879714415411082/
 
Queer 101 Workshop
Mon, Sept 21, 4:30 PM @ GSRC, Carleton
 
Take Back the Night
Thurs, Sept 24, 6 PM @ Minto Park
Take Back The Night continues to be about women reclaiming their right to walk alone at night without fear of violence and to continue to enforce the movement to end violence against women.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1482543852069745/
 
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Sept 29, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Workshop: Introduction to Indigenous Solidarity
Thurs, Oct 1, 6:30 PM @ Rm 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
This is a two hour workshop that introduces people to the basics of indigenous solidarity. We explore some of the history of indigenous resistance, key concepts, terminology and how to do indigenous solidarity.
This workshop is intended for everyone who is interested in beingnprincipled allies to indigenous people. This workshop was designed by, and will be presented by, non-indigenous people.
IPSMO: http://www.ipsmo.org/
 
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/ 
 
Books 2 Prisoners Volunteer Call-out
Books to Prisoners has been an OPIRG Carleton Working Group for many years and is looking for more students to get involved. B2P responds to letters from prisoners, mails books into various prisons, receives book donations, and holds book sales. Email vopcopirg@gmail.com to get involved.

Posted on September 16, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.