Wednesday Weekly - September 9, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
 
Solidarity with the Unist'ot'en Camp
Wed, Sept 9, 7 PM @ UCU 215, UOttawa
IPSMO is inviting everyone to our Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Camp event for banner making and planning. We have the art supplies, so come make some art with us, and talk about next steps in case of a police raid, as well as ongoing solidarity with the camp!
"The Unist'ot'en Camp is a non-violent occupation of Unceded Unist'ot'en territory." - https://www.facebook.com/unistoten
 
Workshop: Dignity for All
Thurs, Sept 10, 12:30 - 3 PM @ St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 151 Laurier
Organized by Citizens for Public Justice.The workshop will be on poverty in Canada and how to use the Dignity for All National Anti-Poverty Plan in local communities.
 
Indigenous Mental Health Discussion Series
Thurs, Sept 10, 5 PM @ Ojigkwanong Aboriginal Lounge, Carleton
Presented by Aboriginal Service Centre, First Peoples Council, and the Student Alliance for Mental Health.
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PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to the general public although priority will be given to Indigenous voices.
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We will start our discussion with a general welcome, introductions to the format of the series, and deciding what topics attendees want to cover in future groups.
If time allows, we may partake in some quick discussion on mental health and indigeneity.
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Workshop: Introduction to Indigenous Solidarity
Fri, Sept 11, 11 AM @ Morisset Terrace, UOttawa
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.
 
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.
 
SlutWalkOttawa 2015
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 slutwalkottawa@hotmail.com.
twitter: @slutwalkottawa
tumblr: www.slutwalkottawa.tumblr.com
 
Pop-up Fundraiser for NOII-Ottawa
Sun, Sept 13, 5 PM @ Bread By Us, 1065 Wellington St.
Join us for tasty food and great music on Sunday sept 13th from 5pm to 10pm.
Pizza and other goodies provided by Bread By Us and Top Shelf Preserves for free.
Local beer, Wine and in house cocktails
Awesome performers will share with us their music: 
- Rita Carter
- Denis Kashi
- Lucila Al Mar
Entrance is 5$ to 10$ sliding scale at the door
Bread By Us is an accessible venue.

OPIRG Carleton Rad Frosh
Sept 14 - 23 @ 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: opirgonckcu@gmail.com.
 
Students Against Israeli Apartheid New Members Meeting
Tues, Sept 15, 1 PM @ OPIRG Carleton, 326 Unicentre
Want to learn more about SAIA-Carleton or are you interested in volunteering? Join us next Tuesday for an introduction to the group, our basis of unity, current campaigns, upcoming events and how you can help.
 
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.
 
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.

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.
 
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.
This workshop is a collaboration between the Women's and Gender Studies Student Society, the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, and the CU Aboriginal Service Centre.
IPSMO: http://www.ipsmo.org/
PJIWGS: https://carleton.ca/womensstudies/
ASC: http://carleton.ca/aboriginal/
WGSSS:https://www.facebook.com/groups/wgstss/

Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.