Wednesday Weekly - March 16th, 2016


Annual General Meeting & Board of Directors Nomination
Tues Mar 22, 6-8pm
282 Unicentre, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Please join OPIRG-Carleton as it celebrates another year of social and environmental justice work at its Annual General Meeting. Questions? Dietary or accommodation needs? RSVPs welcome but not required!   

If you are interested in being on the OPIRG-Carleton Board, you will need to fill out a nomination form and submit a hard copy to the OPIRG office (326 UniCentre) and electronically to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) (please cc: OPIRG staff at by 5pm March, 21st 2016.

Volunteer Appreciation Party!
Tues Mar 22, 8:30pm
Mike's Place (2nd Floor Unicentre, Carleton U, 1125 Colonel By Drive)
After the Annual General Meeting, join us in celebrating OPIRG Carleton, our volunteers, and Board members! There's limited seating, so please RSVP to Lukayo at





19th Annual Aboriginal Family Festival - Children & Youth Pow Wow
Mar 19-20
Raven`s Nest, Carleton University
Traditional Pow Wow specifically for Children & Youth who are learning more about their culture through the teachings of Adults and community members. Tiny Tot Specials on both days, Baby Welcoming Ceremony and Youth Recognition Award on Saturday. The event is open to everyone...admission is by donation! Find out more.

Disability Justice Week
Mar 21-24
University of Ottawa
A week for and by disabled students and their allies, featuring various workshops, ranging from Metis Finger Weaving to community cooking. We are glad to host Leah Lakshmi and Mia Mingus, prominent activists who will introduce this campus to the beautiful, radical, and transformative framework of Disability Justice. “Only universal, collective access can lead to universal, collective liberation. This is Disability Justice.” - Sins Invalid. Find out more.

Algonquin College Pride Week
Mar 21-24
Algonquin College
Algonquin College Queer Alliance in support from the Algonquin SA present 2016 Pride Week! Discussions, workshops, a social, a burlesque show, and a fair! Find out more.

Israeli Apartheid Week
Mar 21
University of Ottawa
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, cultural performances, film screenings, multimedia displays and boycott of Israel actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe. Last year’s IAW was incredibly successful with over 215 cities participating worldwide. Find out more.

Think Kink Week
Mar 22-25
Carleton University
Join the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre and the Womyn's Centre for an educational week about kink and BDSM! The goal of Think Kink Week is to demystify kink practices and communities, while educating students about safe(r) and consensual BDSM. Find out more.

Fundraiser: Theland's Journey
Mar 23-27
Kitigan Zibi to Gatineau
As he nears his 13th year in the Physical World, Theland has decided to embark on a Journey to show his continued commitment, support, and solidarity with families, and in particular those youth impacted by violence and MMIWG2 (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People). Coming from a People of runners, Theland has initiated a 134 KM Walk/Run from Kitigan Zibi First Nation (Quebec) to Gatineau park QC beginning on Wednesday, March 23rd. The Walk/Run is expected to last between 3-5 days with approximately 5-6 hours each day dedicated to running. Please consider donating - out more.

Call-Out: Summer Documentary Series
CKCU is looking to create a summer radio documentary series on Carleton University's subversive history. This series will be looking at the people and places that made Carleton stand out. From Porter Hall's legacy as a punk rock venue to students who made history by leading a campaign to divest from apartheid South Africa, this series is hoping to uncover some things about Carleton that you didn't know about while acting as a time capsule for students in many years to come. If you or anyone you know have fond memories of the divestment from South Africa campaign or the OPIRG defunding campaign, please send an email to Francella Fiallos at

Grant: Carleton GSA Student Organizations
The Grant for Student Organizations is for activities like academic conferences, colloquia, speaker presentations, panels, workshops, and social events that contribute to graduate students’ education and community. Applicant groups are eligible to receive between $50 and $600 per GSA fiscal year (May to April) per event or program, and no more than $800 per department. More information at


Workshop & Screening: The Revolution Will Be Live
Mar 16, 6pm
600 University Centre, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)
The YCL & GSA presents to you an evening with world famous poet Malik Al-Nasir, protege of Gil Scott Heron, includes a free screening of his short film "Word Up: From Ghetto to Mecca" as well as a workshop where he teaches you how to fight the powers that be through poetry and explains how poetry helps him with this activism. Find out more.

Book Launch: Ginger Goodwin - A Worker's Friend
Mar 16, 7pm
251 Bank Street (Octopus Bookstore)
With bright, strong imagery, Ginger Goodwin presents the story of labour activist and martyr Albert “Ginger” Goodwin. This accessible and thoughtful graphic history explores Goodwin’s life, work, and death in the mining communities of Cumberland and Trail, British Columbia. Drawing on local history, and exploring the ways the history of labour organizing affects contemporary movements,Ginger Goodwin is a story that needs to be shared.Find out more.

Event: Jokes on Wheels
Mar 16, 8:30pm
Rooser's Coffeehouse (4th Floor Unicentre), Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)
CDAC presents Jokes on Wheels 2016 sponsored by Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club. Come join us at Rooster's for a night of comedy devoted to shattering the taboo around disability featuring some of Canada's top comics with disabilities and Carleton students. Headlined by Andre Arruda and Michael Liftshitz, it promises to be a fun and laugh-filled night. Find out more.


Speaker Series: Queerness & Kink - "Deviant Laws"
Mar 17, 11:30am-1pm
133 Fauteaux Hall, University of Ottawa (57 Louis Pasteur St)
OUTLaw will be hosting a speaker series on queerness, kink, and the law. Dr. Ummni Khan, Associate Professor at Carleton University and Author of Vicarious Kinks: S/M in the Socio-Legal Imaginary, will share with us the history of sadomachism and its contrariety with law and pathology. Shelley Taylor, Sexual Health Educator and Founder of Venus Envy, will give us insight on how our legal system puts restraints on access to sexual material. We are very grateful to have them both at our conference this year. Find out more.


Showcase: Caribbean History Out of Many - A Journey Through the History
Mar 18, 7-10pm
Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave)
For Black History Month, W.I.S.E in collaboration with various clubs and groups is proud to present our traditional social for the month of feburary. This year our theme speaks to the different and various cultures that emigrated to the Caribbean from all across the world. This year we will be focusing more on Caribbean HItsory and the contributions of Caribbeans towards the freedom and liberation of its people. Find out more.


Conference: Aditawazi Nisoditadiwin - Reconciliation, Responsibilities & (Re) Creating Relationships
Mar 19
Ojigkwanong (228 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive)
Carleton University’s Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE) and the Word Warrior Student Society will be holding its third annual student research conference with special keynote address by Billy-Ray Belcourt. This will be a forum for Indigenous and Indigenist researchers and students to come together to (re)focus strategies towards reconciliation through the lenses of critical academic and Indigenous inquiries that bring diverse knowledges and experiences to the knowledge gathering process. Find out more.

Rally & Picket: No to War, Canada Out of Iraq & Syria
Mar 19, 1pm
U.S. Embassy (York and Sussex)
Join in Anti-War Actions Across Canada to Mark the 13th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq and to Oppose Canada's Involvement in Wars of Aggression! Find out more.

Indigenous Walk: Language of Landscape - Gals & Galleries
Mar 19, 2pm
The Ottawa Art Gallery (2 Daly Ave)
Artist Jaime Koebel will perform a series of four unique Indigenous Walks in the context of the exhibition All that you touch. Each walk is free and open to the public. Find out more.

Screening: Migrante
Mar 19, 4-7pm
422 Simard Hall, University of Ottawa (60 University Private)
A film that tackles the hardships experienced by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Free admissions and refreshments. Find out more.

Gala: Black History Month
Mar 19, 7pm
Canadian Museum of History (100 Laurier St, Quebec)
The Black History Month Gala is an evening upon which Canadians can exchange insights and advances on issues concerning black communities. Find out more.


Campaign & Viewing: Tell the CarletonU Board of Governors to Vote NO on Tuition Increase
Mar 21, 4-7pm
Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)
Join us in calling on the Board of Governors to vote NO to tuition increases. We refuse to let the university ignore students and will makesure they know we are paying attention. Find out more.


Meeting: Ottawa Sanctuary City Network
Mar 22, 6-7:30pm
Room 119, 219 Argyle Ave
The Ottawa Sanctuary City Network invites you to come to our Open Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is for people who wish to volunteer and get involved can "plug in" and learn about the network and its three current priorities: 1) Political advocacy, 2) Access to Education and 3) Data Collection & Research. Join us to see how you can contribute to the campaign's efforts! Volunteers will be invited to join each group as well as help develop and implement a plan of action to make Ottawa a Sanctuary City! Find out more.


Workshop: Anti-Oppression & Diversity Outreach
Mar 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Faith House (18 Blackburn Ave)
Faith House Members are happy to start hosting a series of workshops with the focus on social justice community building. We are hoping that we will turn it to an annual tradition. Our goal is to actively participate in building a more united diverse and welcoming community, we made our space open to our community and in order to maintain this we would like to tied up our links through these educational and fun workshops. Find out more.

Workshop: Creative Sex - Lessons Taught by Disability
Mar 23, 7:30-9:30pm
Venus Envy Ottawa (226 Bank St)
What can having a disability teach the rest of the world about great sex? If you ask these facilitators, a hell of a lot! Whether it is the in-built creativity that comes with living disabled, increased communication with a partner or the $30000 wheelchair that doubles as the ultimate sex toy, the lessons of disability can be sprinkled throughout the best sex you’ve ever had. Join us and learn how celebrating the differences in our bodies can lead to a new level of amazing. Our workshop will entice and engage you to think about the bedroom in a whole new way…with a disabled spin! 

Posted on March 17, 2016 .