Wednesday Weekly - April 6th, 2016


Next Board Meeting
Friday, April 8, 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 email 48 hours in advance.



Support Black Lives Matter Toronto - Tent City
Activists have been camping outside of Toronto Police Services Headquarters for four days now and will continue to do so in protest of this past week’s recent cases of anti-Black racism: the Special Investigation Unit’s decision not to indict the officers who killed Andrew Loku, the City’s decision to shrink Afrofest, and recent police killing of Alex Wettlaufer. Please donate and/or join ongoing Ottawa solidarity actions. 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


Workers Focus Group: CarletonU Standalone Sexual Assault Policy
Apr 6, 1:30pm
506 Tory Building, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)
Carleton University is in the midst of crafting a standalone sexual assault policy. A first draft of the policy has been created, and focus groups will be held to provide feedback. A workers focus group will be held on April 7th from 1:30-3PM in 506 Tory. Anyone who is working in any capacity and holds student status is encouraged to attend and to provide feedback on the draft of the policy. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A 4600 MEMBER TO ATTEND, YOU CAN BE WORKING IN ANY CAPACITY. FREE FOOD and Peer support workers will be on site. Space is limited so please RSVP. Find out more.

Open Auditions: Body Monologues
Apr 6, 6-9pm
PSAC Building (233 Gilmour St)
We are looking for people who want to tell their own unique story about what it is like to live in their bodies in our body-obsessed culture. All types of performances are desired: spoken word, monologues, rants, songs, dances, short skits and more! Find out more.

Screening & Fundraiser: The Mask You Live In
Apr 6, 6:30pm
Bytowne Cinema (325 Rideau St)
The Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women is hosting a film fundraiser of the documentary The Mask You Live In. All proceeds toward the I Can MANifest Change program to teach boys and men how to prevent and stop violence against women. You can buy tickets on Eventbrite or buy them at the door for $10 each. Tickets may also be purchased to allow young males to attend the screening for free. Find out more.

Performance: Trans-Script
Apr 6, 8:30pm
Roosters Cafe (4th Floor, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive)
Trans-Script is the fourth piece of original theatre produced by Faith and Arts Ottawa. It is engaging, moving, challenging and a bit of a departure for us. We’ll be performing it around Ottawa in March and April 2016. Becoming our own best selves is never easy. How do we find and define our identities? What does it mean to be a woman? Or a man? What can we change? What happens to our most important relationships when we do change? Find out more.


Presentation: Navigating the Ontario Health Care System for Trans People
Apr 11, 3-4:30pm
Rm E206, Student Commons, Algonquin College (1385 Woodroffe Ave)
Lisa Ugray will talk about getting a first prescription, informed consent, bodily autonomy, SRS, CAMH, and more. Lisa has updated her workshop to include information about the new regulations from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care which came into effect March 1, 2016! Find out more.


Talk Back Sessions: Stonewall History
Apr 12, 7pm
AIDS Committee of Ottawa (19 Main St)
Featuring Nance Lomax [Stonewall Riot veteran] & Suzanne Poli [LGBTQ historian & photograper]. Find out more.


Gala & Fundraiser: Day of Pink
Apr 13, 6:30-9:30pm
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park (1525 Princess Patricia Way)
The Gala is a fabulous event featuring a reception and an award ceremony. At the award ceremony, we will give Awards to leaders from across Canada who have gone above and beyond in the fight against bullying and discrimination. This year we are proud to celebrate the lives contributions of queer and trans people of colour. In celebration will have local artists who share in the experiences and stories of this theme. There is no admission fee, but there is a raffle and silent auction. Find out more.

Posted on April 6, 2016 .