(dis)Orientation week 2014!

OPIRG-Carleton is proud to present our annual dis(Orientation) week 2014: a radical alternative to the traditional welcome week and OPEN TO ALL CARLETON STUDENTS with a focus on environmental, economic and social justice. We hope to connect incoming and current students with opportunities to participate in grassroots research, education and action. See below for our full programming schedule.

MON., SEPT 8: PRE-EMPTING DISSENT FILM OTTAWA PREMIÈRE & PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CO-DIRECTOR GREG ELMER at the Mayfair Theatre, 6 PM (1074 Bank St, Sunnyside/Bank). The film exposes the political, social, and economic roots of pre-emptive forms of protest policing and their manifestations in spatial tactics, the deployment of so-called ‘less-lethal’ weapons, and surveillance regimes with a focus on the WTO protests in Seattle 1999, FTAA & G8/20 summits, and most recently the Occupy Wall St movements. Presented with support from the University of Ottawa School of Information Studies, the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication, and rabble.ca. PANEL TO FOLLOW SCREENING featuring co-director Greg Elmer, Nicholas Lamb and Sabrina Fernandes. Nicholas Lamb is a Carleton PhD candidate who has been studying, writing, and talking about the policing of the June 2010 Toronto G20 ever since he was one of 1105 arrested at the protest. Sabrina Fernandes is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Carleton University. She researches Left praxis in Brazil, including the recent protests and resistance around the FIFA World Cup. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/498584773577360/

Tues., Sept 9: 'UNPACKING THE ACTIVIST KNAPSACK'. 6 PM, Dunton Tower 2017, Carleton University.
An introduction to common phrases and languages commonly used in activist spaces such as: 'settler-colonialism', 'white privilege', and 'feminism'. Unpack academic language to better understand how power and privilege relate to you in a friendly environment with a side of DIY button and patch-making! For more information, visit: 

Wed., Sept 10: OUTDOOR INFOFAIR & CARLETON FOOD COLLECTIVE SERVING. Join us outside the University Centre & Architecture building and get to know our working groups, the heart of OPIRG-Carleton! Also enjoy a serving of delicious, FREE, healthy food from the Carleton Food Collective. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/663119470439148/?fref=ts.

Wed., Sept 10: DECOLONIZING TOGETHER INDIGENOUS WALKING TOUR, @5:30 PM, Human Rights Monument (Elgin/Lisgar)
Join us for a Decolonizing Together Indigenous Walking Tour throughout Ottawa to discover indigenous social, political, cultural and artistic spaces with our seasoned guide and educator, Jaime Koebel. The walk will start at the Human Rights Monument (Elgin/Lisgar) at 5:30 PM and end at the National Gallery of Canada. For more information, visit: http://indigenouswalks.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/711919985545631/?fref=ts.

Thurs. Sept 11: 'Activist Human Library', 7 PM, Graduate Students Association (6th Floor University Centre): An informal drop-in to meet local activists and amazing community organizations dedicated to economic, environmental & social justice. Confirmed presenters:

  • Brandon Wint, poet & activist
  • Campaign for Safer Consumption Sites in Ottawa
  • Ecology Ottawa
  • Families of Sisters in Spirit
  • IPSMO (Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement of Ottawa)
  • Justice for Deepan Budlakoti
  • Planned Parenthood Ottawa
  • Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)
  • Sophie Harkat, has been a tireless human rights campaigner since her husband Mohamed Harkat was arrested under a security certificate on 10 December 2002. Overnight, Sophie became a media advocate and has since had twelve years intense experience in working with media on this issue.
  • Students Against Israeli Apartheid Carleton

or more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/720341468014376/?fref=ts

Fri., Sept 12: COMEDY SHOW WITH AAMER RAHMAN. Doors open 7 PM, Babylon Nightclub (Bank/Gilmour). Critically acclaimed comedian Aamer Rahman will be performing his first show in Ottawa as part of OPIRG-Carleton's fall colloquium event. Aamer tackles questions of injustice and oppression in a comedic and satirical manner. Check out some of his most famous sketches online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw_mRaIHb-M. You must register for a ticket at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/opirg-carletons-fall-colloquium-comedy-night-waamer-rahman-tickets-12710638863. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/273949462813529/?fref=ts

Posted on September 4, 2014 .