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OPIRG-Carleton Newsletter (Jan 23 - Jan 30)

OPIRG Carleton is on air again!

Listen to the show, name the show, and enter a naming contest to win!

OPIRG Carleton's radio show re-launched today on CKCU 93.1 FM.

Listen to us every other Tuesday.

So, as the OPIRG-CKCU 2013, Wairimu and Fazeela, the show host, don’t have a name for this show yet, aside from the descriptive but somewhat dry “OPIRG-Carleton on CKCU” tag. We thought, in real democratic style, that we would ask you, our listeners, to help us out and come up with a name for us based on what OPIRG stands for and what we aim to do on this show. We have a $25 voucher to Mike’s Place on campus for the winner of this little contest – come up with a snazzy title for our OPIRG-Carleton show, and have a couple of drinks and food on us. If you have any ideas throughout the show or throughout the week, email us at

Free Palestine: Report Back from the World Social Forum in Brazil

  • Join Octopus Books a lunchtime discussion series.
  • Wednesday, January 23
  • 12:00 pm
  • 251 Bank Street (Octopus Books at Under One Roof- 2nd Floor)

Hear first-hand accounts from the World Social Forum special session on Palestine that took place in Brazil in late November. As the Canadian government continues its unflinching support of the State of Israel, learn about the grassroots movements in Palestine and around the world that are fighting against Israeli Apartheid.

Yafa Jarrar is a member of Students against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), and Mike Palecek is a National Union Rep at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

This event is organized in partnership with Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) Carleton

Aboriginal Art and Food Expo!

  • The Aboriginal Service Center- Carleton University
  • Wednesday, January 23
  • 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Porter Hall, Carleton University

The Aboriginal Service Centre at Carleton University would like to celebrate Aboriginal Month by hosting an Aboriginal Art and Food Expo here on campus!

The Expo will feature art by various Aboriginal artists from Ottawa and elsewhere. As well as a food section where Aboriginal cuisine can be enjoyed!

Students, Faculty, and the Public can feel free to attend this Expo. Taste foods, check out Art, and if they like purchase something to take home with them.

Artists interested in booking space for this event can contact Shady Hafez at or at 613-809-2111

For more information, please visit:

Carleton Pride Week!

  • Carleton University GLBTQ Center
  • Wednesday, January 23 - January 25
  • 9:00 am - 11:55 pm
  • Carleton University

Carleton's very own Pride Week is finally here! We're getting ready for an amazing and UNAPOLOGETIC five days of programming that celebrate our awesome LGBTQ+ communities.


For he full list of programming, please visit:

Documentary Screening of the Suffering Grasses

  • Cinema Politica 
  • Wednesday, January 23
  • 7:00 pm
  • Paterson Hall, Room 303, Carleton University
  • Admission by donation.

Film synopsis: Over a year later, with thousands dead and counting, the ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps. In all such conflicts, large and small, it is civilians—women and children, families and whole communities—who suffer at the leisure of those in power. While focusing on the plight of those caught in the crossfire of the hegemons, we seek to unravel the conflict by exploring the motivations of its actors—the Ba’athist regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Free Syrian Army and other geopolitical players like the United States, Israel, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, the Gulf countries... When elephants go to war, it is the grass that suffers. This is a film about the elephants, but made for the grasses.

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Moving Beyond Theory: Actively Addressing Oppression in Gender Justice Movements

  • Workshop in partnership with the Carleton University Graduate Student's Association (GSA)
  • Wednesday, January 23
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • GSA Lounge, Carleton University

In order to build safer, equitable and just communities, anti-oppression practice (AOP) must be the foundation.  This workshop will explore how we can utilize AOP framework within our anti gender based violence movements. Our hope is to look at ways we can actively engage in inclusive and accessible gender justice strategies and analyses. Through case examples from lived experience, facilitated discussions and art creation, we will strengthen our capacity to address power dynamics.  Participants will be provided concrete tools and resources to increase communication skills, support self-reflection and provide emotional relief within our work.

For more information, please visit:

Idle No More Teach-in!

  • OPIRG-Carleton
  • Thursday, January 24
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • GSA Lounge, Carleton University


Join us as we discuss the important issues that surround the Idle No More Movement and learn how you can get involved.

  • What is the Idle No More movement?
  • How to be an ally to the movement?
  • What are our roles as settlers, immigrants, and/or indigenous peoples on this territory?

Opening ceremonies start at 2pm, discussion panel from 3 - 5pm. Hosted by OPIRG-Carleton. MC'd by Ash Courchene.

Speakers include: Shady Hafez- Coordinator at the Aboriginal Service Center. Gabrielle Castilloux- First Peoples Council.

This event is open to all!

CU Human Rights Society Meet and Greet!

  • CU Human Rights Society
  • Friday, January 25
  • 6:00 pm
  • Mike's Place, Carleton University

To all human rights students, and any other people you want to bring that are interested in social justice and/or want to learn more about the human rights society.The Carleton University Human Rights Society is having a meet and greet this Friday for human rights students and folks interested in social justice. Come out to Mike’s Place to meet fellow human rights students (and maybe get to know some professors) and play some board games.

For more information, please visit:

Idle No More Global Day of Action

On January 28th when Canadian MPs return to the House of Commons, we will greet them with a strong message.

Across the country and around the globe there is a new kind of movement against the Harper Conservatives.

Common Causes - a new initiative bringing together social justice, environmental, labour and other activist groups is organizing for a global day of peaceful action to fight back against targeted attacks by this government on indigenous communities, environment protection, our public services, worker’s rights, a women’s right to choose, workers, charitable organizations, civil liberties, migrant and immigrant and refugee rights.

Among the many groups in our large coalition, Idle No More, is participating on January 28th and have chosen to make it a day of action for their cause. Our cause is the same.

This day of action will include anchor events in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. This event will see organizers from Idle No More partnering with folks from the Council of Canadians, environmental groups, trade unions, health care advocates and many more.

We encourage you to organize your own event to show solidarity or to attend an Idle no More event near you.

For more information, please visit:

Dr. Bonita Lawrence: "Treaties, the Indian Act, and the Algonquin Land Claim"

  • The Aboriginal Studies Program in collaboration with Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
  • Saturday, January 31
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • University of Ottawa

Dr. Bonita Lawrence (York University) will be speaking about her new book, Fractured Homeland. It focuses on non-status Algonquins in Ontario and their struggles around identity and nationhood, set against the backdrop of the Algonquin comprehensive land claim.

Book Launch of: "Women in Israel: Race, Gender, and Citizenship" by Nahla Abdo

  • Octopus Books 
  • Saturday, January 31 7:00 pm
  • Octopus Books at Under One Roof (251 Bank Street, 2nd floor)

"Women in Israel" provides a fresh, gendered analysis of citizenship in Israel. Working from a framework of Israel as a settler-colonial regime, this important, insightful book presents historical and contemporary comparative approaches to the lives and experiences of Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and Palestinian Arab women citizens. Nahla Abdo shows that no solution to the problems of the region can be found without changing existing racial and gender boundaries to citizenship.

Join us for this exciting book launch! This event is co-organized by Octopus Books and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University

For more information, please visit:

Posted on January 23, 2013 and filed under Events.