Wednesday Weekly - December 2, 2015


The Anti-Islamophobia Workshop is Tonight!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 6-7:30PM
280 Unicentre, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive) 

OPIRG-Carleton will be hosting a workshop on anti-Islamophobia to help participants understand the history of Islamophobia and ways to combat it in their communities and spaces. Find out more.

Opt-Out Week
November 30th-December 4th
OPIRG will be available for members to opt-out of their levy during office hours for the week as well as open to community members who would like to sign-up for a community membership. Office hours for the week are Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM. 




Transfeminine Healing Space
A healing space exclusively for trans women and transfeminine folks taking the shape of a bi-weekly discussion/support group hosted by the SFUO's WRC. Find out more.

Healthcare for Deepan Campaign
Even though the Federal Court ruled in July of 2014 that the government's 2012 retrenchment from refugee healthcare was "cruel and unusual", immigration status is still used to deny healthcare to Deepan and more than half a million other people excluded from status in Canada. Find out more.

University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival
Thursday, Dec 3 - Sunday, Dec 6
The Festival is an activity within the 16 Days of Activism Against Sexual Violence organized by Women in International Security Canada. Screenings will be free and open to public! Find out more.


Sex Workers Rights: A Discussion with Terri-Jean Bedford
Dec 2, 7pm
Carleton University's Fenn Lounge (1125 Colonel By Drive, Residence Commons)

Join us on December 2nd at 7:00pm in Fenn Lounge where Terri-Jean Bedford, the sex worker that brought the Canadian Government to the Supreme Court of Canada and successfully struck down Canada’s previous prostitution laws, will speak about her experiences. Doors open at 6:30, this is a free event but space is limited. Find out more.


Laura Alphonse from the DisAbled Women's Network of Canada (DAWN)
Dec 3, 2:30pm
Carleton University BECAMPS (314 University Centre, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

CDAC and the Womyn's Centre are proud to bring in Laurie Alphonse on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Alphonse will be discussing the intersection between gender and disability and disability in the context of gender-based violence. There will be refreshments provided and the space will be physically accessible. Find out more.

Vigil for National Day of Remembrance & Action on VAW
Dec 3, 5:30pm
Atrium (4th Floor) in Unicentre, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Hosted by the CUSA Womyn's Centre and Carleton Student Engineering Society (CSES) & Consent Culture Committee. Join us for a student led vigil to honor National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. There will also be a healing circle afterwards at the Graduate Student Association (6th floor Unicentre) open to all students. Speakers TBA. Find out more.

Next Up Holiday Fundraiser
Dec 3, 7-10pm
Faith House Ottawa (18 Blackburn Ave)

Next Up is a social & environmental justice leadership program that works to train, inspire, and connect youth. Join us for a holiday party and fundraiser! Support youth empowerment! Enjoy acts by local artists, including Freedom Writer, Apollo the Child, Radiyah Chowdhury and Moon Fruits. Mix & mingle with members of our community working to make the world a better place. Find out more.


Free Screening of "A Sinner in Mecca"
Dec 4, 7-10pm
University of Ottawa (75 Laurier Ave, University Centre)

Join the Universalists Muslim group as they screen "A Sinner in Mecca", produced and directed by Parvez Sharma. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome - all ethnicities, all faiths, all colours, all genders. Suggested rating 12 and up. Donations welcome. Find out more.


Diversity Dance Party
Dec 5, 11pm
Gainsbourg Légionnaire (9 rue Aubry, Gatineau, Quebec)

Le 5 Décembre marque le retour de DJ Zabber pour une autre édition de Diversité dance party. Soirée amusante Garantie ! Une partie des profits seront offert a l'organisme Jeunesse Idem. Santé!
Belle gang et bonne bière! Venez en grand nombres! // December 5th will be another edition of diversity Dance Party.DJ Zabber is returning which is guaranteed to be a blast as always. Proceeds will be shared with Jeunesse Idem. Cool people and delicious beer! See you there! Cheers!. Find out more.


December 6th Vigil
Dec 6, 6pm
Minto Park (Corner of Elgin St and Gilmour Ave)

The Women’s Monument in Minto Park is the location each year at which we gather to honour all women who have died as a result of male violence. This outdoor Vigil is followed by an ecumenical gathering at the First United All Saints Church on Richmond Road in Ottawa at 7:30 pm. Find out more.


Mother-Baby Prison Health Guidelines Launch
Dec 9, 7-9pm
Ottawa Birth & Wellness Centre (2260 Walkley Rd)

Please join the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights for the Ottawa launch of the Mother-Baby Prison Health Guidelines and to discuss the right of incarcerated mothers to nurse and bond with their babies.This is a free family friendly event. Snacks will be provided. No RSVPs needed. Find out more.

Posted on December 2, 2015 .