OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Climate Action Organizing Meeting
Thurs, Oct 29, 5:30 PM @ 25One Community (rm #3), 251 Bank St.
From Nov 5-8, a series of sit-ins will be held in Ottawa to welcome the incoming Prime Minister and demand action on climate change. The goal of the action is to peacefully sit-in front of 24 Sussex and deliver a series of welcome gifts over four days of escalating action. The demand is to freeze tar sands expansion and rapidly, and justly, transition Canada to a clean energy economy.
Participants are required and we're asking you to choose one of the possible days to participate in the sit-in. Billeting is also required to put up people/groups arriving from out of town. Further, a whole series of volunteer roles need to be filled. Please contact email@example.com to get involved. Learn more here: http://climatewelcome.ca/
CKCU Fundraising Concert/Broadcast
Thurs, Oct 29, 9 PM @ Dominion Tavern
Please support your campus community radio station! Since 1975 we have been providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programs 24x7x365. There is no CKCU without you. For your donation you get our deepest appreciation and a tax receipt. www.ckcufm.com
This is your chance to be a part of a live Ottawa Live Music broadcast, see four great bands, and support CKCU 93.1FM at the same time! Performing Live: The Minor 9s, Muffler Crunch, The Tenenbaums. and Hawk Man!! $10 - doors open with Minor 9s at 9pm, live broadcast of Muffler Crunch starts 10pm sharp!
Sun, Nov 1, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
this project is put in place to reveal the many intersections that shape blk.womyn lives. we are (re)shaping the narratives around blk history that often exclude womyn and focus on the US.
the project focuses on the identity of womyn within blk.african.caribbean diasporas and aims to delineate the distorted conceptualization of blk.womyn.
Artists - Mariline Buvat, Daniel Effah, Rashawn Griffith, Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, and Elfreda Tetteh
Deadline: Ali Mustafa Journalism Award
Sun, Nov 1 @ rememberingalimustafa.org
The Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism honours Ali’s life and work by supporting other freelance journalists documenting causes or issues related to struggles for social justice. On 9 March 2014, Ali was killed in Aleppo by an explosion from a barrel bomb dropped by a Syrian government aircraft. Ali was photographing the destruction and helping those who had just moments earlier been hit by a barrel bomb. Ali was only 29 years old at the time. Applications for the inaugural award will be accepted until 1 November 2015. Please visit rememberingalimustafa.org to find out more about the award and how to apply.
FILM: Disability Liberated
Mon, Nov 2, 2:30 PM @ FSS 4004, UOttawa
Disability Liberated aspires to step into the conspicuous void within critiques of the “prison industrial complex” – namely the absence of discussion of disability oppression / ableism, despite the disproportionate representation of people with disabilities within prisons and gated institutions. Disability Liberated is a furious mourning, an elegy to all that we have lost, and a promise to fight like hell for all that survives.
COST: This is an exciting opportunity for community building and to raise funds for Sins Invalid!! We're asking individuals to pay $4 - $10. The sliding scale begins at $0 for those unable to pay.
Garden Spot Serving
Tues, Nov 3, 8:15 AM @ Outside UC Front Door, Carleton
Breakfast serving of hot oatmeal. Please bring reusable containers and "silverware" if possible.
Honouring and Supporting MMIWG2S
Tues, Nov 3, 12 PM @ Parliament Hill
Honouring and Supporting our Indigenous Sisters/MMIWG2S Against Police Violence and Killings. We are holding a mid-day rally on Tuesday Nov. 3rd to further our awareness campaign about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2S). The objective is to show our solidarity for the Indigenous Women from Val d'or who are speaking out publicly about sexual violence and physical violence at the hands of the Quebec police.
Manifestation contre l'austerité
Tues, Nov 3, 1 PM @ Soupe Populaire au 297, boulevard des Allumetières, Hull
Manifestation en Outaouais - Le communautaire dehors contre l'austérité.
En famille, entre groupes communautaires, entre amis ou en solo... citoyens, travailleurs, C.A, directions, bénévoles, militants, étudiants, Joignez-vous à nous!
Cette manifestation, la plus grosse de l'année en Outaouais, aura lieu dans le cadre des journées de grève du communautaire du 2 et 3 novembre 2015.
History of Ottawa River Watershed Lecture
Wed, Nov 4, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank St.
History of Ottawa River Watershed, A Lecture by Peter Di Gangi, Research Director for Algonquin Nations Secretariat (Community Classroom).
Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is a contested place. It is situated on unceded Algonquin Territory across both sides of Ottawa River Watershed. Currently, it is part of the Federal Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation between Canada, Ontario and the "Algonquins of Ontario" (AOO), which include the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn (Golden Lake First Nation) and nine other non-status off-reserve groups.
A Comprehensive Land Claim, also called a modern-day treaty, involves 3 parties: the First Nation(s) whose land is under negotiation, the federal government and the province or territory. In all cases, when a Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation is concluded, the First Nation extinguishes their Aboriginal Rights and Title of their inherent territory, converts to a municipality and receives a one-time monetary compensation, majority of which would be used to pay for the negotiation itself. As of this year, there are about 100 comprehensive land claim and self-government negotiation tables across the country. Not only the Comprehensive Land Claim negotiation process is time consuming and costly, but most importantly, it is a continual colonial policy designed to assimilate and exterminate Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is designed without First Nations’ meaningful participation and without meeting the minimum standard set out in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Garden Spot Serving
Thurs, Nov 5, 12:15 PM @ Library Tunnel, Carleton
We are unaware of what the menu will be but we can assure you it will be healthy, vegan, tasty, and student organized. Please bring reusable containers and "silverware" if possible.
Refugee School Bake Sale
Thurs-Fri, Nov 5-6, 10 AM - 4 PM @ Unicentre Atrium, Carleton
Hosted by the Carleton University Muslim Students Association. All proceeds from this bake sale will help fund the Al Rahma Syrian refugee school in Tripoli, Lebanon.
CPAWS Talks Forests
Thurs, Nov 5, 7 PM @ Tabaret Hall, UOttawa
Boreal Birds and the Ottawa Valley with Michael Runtz and Dr. Jeff Wells. Tickets: $15. http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/events/cpaws-talks-forests-with-michael-runtz-and-dr.-jeff-wells
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Nov 10, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / www.ckcufm.com (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Out For Volunteers
Ongoing @ OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
If you’re a fan of dusty texts, updates of government reports and peer-reviewed journals, then you’re in luck! The Resource Centre Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our beloved social-justice library. Tasks include cataloguing, digitizing and other librarian-esque work! Enquire at email@example.com if interested!
Books 2 Prisoners Announcement
OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)
Books to Prisoners knows that knows that reading can change a person’s perspective and that access to education is a right for everyone. B2P sends books to folks on the inside, and works towards justice for prisoners.
The group is transitioning its operations from a singular office (at OPIRG-Carleton) to two locations - OPIRG-Carleton and the Garden Spot Kitchen. Members will be meeting in the coming weeks to re-organize collected books donations and establish a new system for sending out books. The group hopes to complete the transition by the end of November. If you are interested in cleaning files, organizing books or helping out email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2016, Books to Prisoners will be engaging in outreach and recruiting new members to continue with regular letter writing and book mailings. There is potential for the group to do more as new members and returning members develop goals going forward.
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/