Wednesday Weekly - April 20th, 2016


Next Board Meeting
Friday, April 22, 1pm
OPIRG Office (326 Unicentre, CarletonU)

Board meetings are always open to all. Come meet the new Board Members and have your voice heard in OPIRG Carleton Programming for the next year (2016-2017)! If you are planning on attending, please 48 hours in advance.



Support Attawapiskat Youth

  1. Click here for the Official Demands to the Federal Government from Attawapiskat youth.
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Volunteers Needed: Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Rally April 29 2016
Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with sound/audio, transportation, kitchen help, hall set up, t-shirt sales, raffle table, and being marshalls at the rally. Find out more.

Letter Writing Campaign: Hassan Diab
We are urging the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Stéphane Dion, and the Minister of Justice, Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould, to raise Hassan’s case with their counterparts in France, and make sure that Hassan is promptly released and returned to his home in Canada.  At the very least, the deeply flawed handwriting analysis and unsourced intelligence, which were withdrawn from the Canadian extradition proceedings, should not be used against Hassan in France. Using these discredited elements against Hassan undermines his right to a fair legal process and is a recipe for wrongful conviction. Please join our letter writing campaign by writing to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice around April 12. By raising our voices in unison we can make a real impact and push for the speedy release of an innocent man. Find out more.

Art Exhibition: Positive Sex - Eroticizing Safer Sex Practices in Canada in the 1980s and 1990s
Apr 8 - May 8
MacOdrum Library, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive) 
This exhibition explores AIDS activists’ work to #eroticize safer sex practices in Canada in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Eroticizing was a personal and political intervention. It was a way of refusing to see “sex-crazed, ‘promiscuous’, bath-going gay men” as a problem and refusing to push for monogamous “politically correct” relationships. It was a way of clearing space for ambiguities and contradictions as well as for fisting and fingering. It was a way of caring for oneself and others, for friends and fuck buddies, and for people living with HIV/ AIDS. Eroticizing safer sex, as this exhibition makes clear, was a personal, political and liberatory effort. Curated by members of the AIDS Activist History Project. Find 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


Clothing & Accessories Swap: Swap 'Til You Drop
Apr 20, 6:30pm
AIDS Committee of Ottawa (19 Main St)
A QUEER GENDER BENDING EVENT! ft. BEATS, BOARDS & SNACKS presented by Queering613. We seek to centralize those who wear larger sizes; The more participants and donations we get in larger sizes, the more we will all have to choose from at the swap. As a major bonus, community members who access our clothing bank and have difficulty finding their size will stand to benefit. Unswapped Items will be donated. Find out more.

Screening: This Changes Everything
Apr 20, 7:30pm
Discovery Centre, Room 482, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)
Co-Presented by Carleton Cinema Politica, Carleton Climate Commons, 350 Ottawa, and Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op. Directed by Avi Lewis and produced in conjunction with Lewis' partner Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name, This Changes Everything is an urgent dispatch on climate change that eschews the abstract and rhetorical in favour of the personal and immediate. Find out more.


Green Eggs 'n' Protest: Tell Ottawa Chamber of Commerce It's NOT OK to Host TransCanada on Eve of Earth Day
Apr 21, 6:30-9:30am
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (150 Albert St)
Join us for some protest with your breakfast as we remind the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce that it's downright rude, on the eve of Earth Day, to host TransCanada promoting the Energy East pipeline! Have some protest with your breakfast! You can still make it to work after! Bring placards, bring banners!Find out more.

Book Launch & Discussion Panel: Engaging the Other - Public Policy and Western-Muslim Intersections
Apr 21, 5:30pm
Black Squirrel Books & Café (1073 Bank St)
Featuring Karim H. Karim; the Director of the Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam and Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, Beverly Boutilier; Director, Analysis and Planning, Global Centre for Pluralism, and H.Masud Taj. Find out more.


Indigenous Walks: Architecture of Justice - From the Inside
Apr 23, 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.

Art Show & Discussion: A Migrant's Life / Buhay Migrante
Apr 23, 5-8pm
School of the Photographic Arts Ottawa (168 Dalhousie St)
- meet the photographer (& it's also his graduation! He's the first Filipino to graduate from SPAO!)
- up close & personal (hear from the project's participants)
- let's get together to continue the discussion re. the migrant experience
- it's also an art show over Filipino refreshments
Find out more.


Walk & Gathering: Commemoration of the 101th Year of the Armenian Genocide
Apr 24, 12pm
Parliament Hill (111 Wellington St)
More than ever, let us show to Turkey and Azerbaijan that WE REMEMBER AND DEMAND. Let us walk for all the victims of 1915, but as well for all our soldiers today in Nagorno-Karabakh. Find out more.

Crafting Party: Patch Making
Apr 24, 4-7pm
Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone Ave)
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) invites you to take part in our Survivor Quilt Project at our Patch Making Party at Pressed.  Bring your friends, family, and/or little ones to get artsy and create messages of support, validation, and solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. You don't need to be an artist or a quilter! Open to all genders. All contributed patches will be sewn together into a quilt as a symbol of our community united in the fight against sexual violence. The final project will be unveiled at City Hall on May 2nd, 2016 (details to come). ORCC will be providing some art supplies but feel free to bring your own. Find out more.


Meeting: Food Not Bombs
Apr 27, 6pm (To Be Confirmed)
Dundonald Park (Somerset and Lyon)
Let's have our first meeting of the year and share ideas of what we would like to see happening this summer with Food not Bombs! Lets hear what folks that have been involved in it before have to say and let's hear some new ideas as well! Find out more.

Posted on April 20, 2016 .