OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
GSA Grad Fair
Thurs, Sept 3, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Green space b/n Unicentre, Architecture & Canal Bldgs
There are many ways to get involved on campus! Stop by to chat with representatives from a wide range of campus groups, including OPIRG Carleton, Books to Prisoners, the Leveller newspaper, and Roots Radio. Bring your bike and your appetite as there will be free bike tune ups and a free lunch, cooked and served by the Carleton Food Collective.
Grand Re-Opening of GSA Community Garden Kitigànensag
Thurs, Sept 3, 3 PM @ the Garden
Join the GSA for a free BBQ as they celebrate the completion of Kitigànensag, the GSA Community Garden, in its new location (behind Nesbitt Building). The garden provides the Carleton community with greater access to food security, sustainability and community development. Check out what it has to offer and hear some local politicians and members of the Carleton community speak.
FULL GSA WELCOME WEEKS SCHEDULE: http://gsacarleton.ca/welcomeweeks/
Cinema Politica Carleton Volunteer Meeting
Thurs, Sept 3, 1 PM @ OPIRG Carleton, 326 Unicentre
Carleton Cinema Politica is revving up for another year of powerful, political documentary and we are looking for new volunteers and collaborators to make it our best season yet! Are you interested in communications or outreach? Have a proposal for an amazing activist screening? Come join us at our first meeting of the year and get involved! No experience necessary
The Eleventh Hour Art Show
Thurs, Sept 3, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Fri, Sept 4, 6 PM @ FSS 4007, UOttawa
Artivism is an event dedicated to fostering a discussion of the critical consciousness that comes with the intersection of Black artistry and activism. $10/Pay What You Can.
Canada's Chemical Valley Toxic Tour
Sat, Sept 5, 12 PM @ Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia, ON
Chemical Valley is the climate and pollution crisis of Southern Ontario. It is where fracked gas is processed. It is the place of all of the environmental crises of our times. It is a place of environmental racism: the Valley exists on stolen land, and its people are being slowly killed by pollution.
Join us in our fight against environmental racism, climate chaos, and extreme pollution.
Please register at http://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com/
OPEN HOUSE: Next Up Ottawa
Mon, Sept 7, 6 PM @ 25One Community, 251 Bank
Join us for an Information Night to learn more about the Next Up program, find out how to apply, and meet some of its community supporters and alumni. Everyone welcome and snacks and tea will be available.
WHAT IS NEXT UP? Next Up is a national network of progressive leadership programs for youth (18-32) interested in social and environmental justice. Over 7 months, we look at how change is made in society, combining theory, practice, and hard skills.
Story Meeting - the Leveller newspaper
Mon, Sept 7, 6 PM @ The Daily Grind Cafe
The Leveller Editorial team invites you to join us as we prepare to launch our 8th Volume!
Come pitch an idea, be assigned an article, or get involved in many other ways. If you are unable to attend and would like to be involved, please email us with your ideas!
Vintage Video Games & Movie Night
Tues, Sept 8, 7 PM @ Cafe Alternatif, UOttawa
IPSMO, and OPIRG-Ottawa present Vintage Videogames and Movie Night
We’re happy to work with DSA, SAFA, and IPMSO to kick off your orientation
week! Vintage videogames, fancy mocktails, tasty treats, and a thriller
about revenge and retribution! First come, first serve.
The movie, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, is set in 1976 when a Mi’gMaq teenager
plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a
residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Sun, Sept 13, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Rape culture manifests itself in many forms, from victim blaming to slut-shaming to much more. We’re here to challenge the shaming and blaming of victims of sexual violence. We’re here to say that it is never the victim’s fault.
All are welcome to attend. We do not require any dress code. We do not require that you come to SWO with the intention of reclaiming the word ‘slut’; all we ask is that you support challenging and ending rape culture.
If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to help out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPIRG Carleton Rad Frosh 2015
Sept 14 - 18 @ Carleton University
Full Schedule here: http://www.opirgcarleton.org/rad-frosh/
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Sept 15, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: email@example.com.
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.
Memorial March for the Victims of Harperism
Sat, Sept 19, 11 AM @ Supreme Court Lawn
Kim Katrin Milan @ Carleton
Wed, Sept 23, 6 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
OPIRG Carleton and the Womyn's Centre present Kim Katrin Milan, writer, multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator who facilitates radical community dialogues. Part of the Womyn's Centre's Feminist Frosh.