OPIRG Carleton Wednesday Weekly - Two SAIA Workshops this Week!

News and events from OPIRG-Carleton! 
Your student-led social justice hub on campus.

This Week: 

  • SAIA Workshops
  • $15 & Fairness in 2017! Organizing Meeting
  • Gender Based Violence on Our Campus? Keynote by Farrah Khan
  • e-Petition on Refugee Transportation Loans 
  • Support Deepan Budlakoti's GoFundMe
  • The 4th Carleton Community Art Exhibition 
  • R.I.S.E. Events Happening all Month
  • Community Event Listings: The Gomeshi Effect events, Songs Upon the Rivers Book Launch, Babely Shades and more! 

OPIRG-Carleton News

SAIA Workshops
SAIA Carleton has two upcoming workshops this week! Check them out below. 

BDS 101 Workshop
Thursday, January 26, 4 PM - 5:30 PM
OPIRG Carleton (326 University Centre)  

Apartheid 101 Workshop
Friday, January 27, 5 PM - 6:30 PM
OPIRG Carleton (326 University Centre)  

$15 & Fairness in 2017! Organizing Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
251 Bank Street 

Gender Based Violence on Our Campus? Keynote by Farrah Khan
Thursday, February 9, 7 PM - 10 PM
Location: TBD

Community News

e-Petition on Refugee Transportation Loans
Most refugees resettled to Canada must pay for their medical exam and their travel to Canada.  Since most refugees of course can’t afford these expenses, Canada offers them a loan.  As a result, refugee families start their new life in Canada with a debt of $10,000 or more.  They must repay this loan with interest.

These loans undermine refugees’ ability to integrate and to contribute to their full potential in their new home.  Refugee youth are forced to work long hours while going to school, or even postpone further education, because of the need to pay back the debt.

Join in the call on the Canadian government to eliminate the loan burden on refugees. Absorbing the costs of transportation and overseas medical expenses for refugees is a good investment for refugees and for Canadian society.

Sign and share this e-petition by 28 January 2017: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-547

Support Deepan Budlakoti's GoFundMe  
Deepan Budlakoti, activist behind the "Justice for Deepan" campaign and OPIRG working group is recovering from recent burns and has launched a GoFundMe to raise funds for his medical fees.

Click here to read the Ottawa Citizen article on Deepan's burns
Click here to donate to the GoFundMe

The 4th Carleton Community Art Exhibition
January 13 - 22
Carleton University Art Gallery 

R.I.S.E. Events Happening all Month
R.I.S.E (Revitalizing Indigenous Strength and Education) is a month-long series of events put together by the CUSA Mawandoseg Centre. Events are happening all month long. Check out the schedule below!

Community Events This Week

*Click on the event title to find out more. 

TGE Dialogues: Margins to the Centre
Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Gladstone Theatre 

TGE Dialogues: The Impact of Cyberviolence
Thursday, January 26, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Gladstone Theatre 

Intro to Meditation
Thursday, January 26, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
342 Tory Building 

Songs Upon the Rivers
Thursday, January 26, 7 PM - 9 PM
Octopus Books

TGE Dialogues: Improving Sexual Assault Legal Resources
Friday, January 27, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Octopus Books

Babely Shades Presents: Janice Jo Lee
Friday, January 27, 8 PM - 11:30 PM
The Origin Arts and Community Centre 

Fry Bread Showdown & Fundraiser
Saturday, January 28, 5 PM - 8 PM
473 Cumberland St. 

Connect with us

Send us your Events! 
OPIRG-Carleton is happy to advertise your community event or campaign related to environmental, economic and social justice. Send us a brief description of your event to vopc@opirgcarleton.org to be added to our weekly newsletter. 

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Posted on January 25, 2017 .