Wednesday Weekly - December 9, 2015


Volunteer with OPIRG-Carleton!
We're looking for more student volunteers for the following positions: Office & Resource Centre Assistant, Special Events Assistant, Radio Show Assistant, Researcher, Transportation & Billeting Support Worker, and Accountability & Crisis Support Worker! You can download or print out an application form, fill it out, and email it to or bring it to the office in person.

Exam Period Relax Zone
Thur Dec 10, Tue Dec 15
Thur Dec 17, Tue Dec 22

OPIRG-Carleton will be hosting 1 hour breaks at our office during exam time before the winter holiday, providing free snacks and art activities! Contact us for more details!



Petition: Letter in Support of Dr. Gorelick
 We the undersigned want to express our support for Dr. Root Gorelick. As reported initially in the Ottawa Citizen, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has unanimously passed a motion to begin a censure investigation against Carleton University for its disregard for the democratic functioning of the institution through its revised Statement of General Duties, Fiduciary Responsibilities, and Conflict of Interest. This statement would demand an unprecedented level of secrecy from a democratically elected faculty representative on the Board of Governors, and would force Dr. Gorelick to sign away his academic freedom. Find out more.

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.


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.


Write for Rights
Dec 10, 4-8pm
National Amnesty International Office (312 Laurier Ave East)

Every year, on December 10, International Human Right Day , activists in more than 140 countries around the world come together to write letters calling for the protection and promotion of human rights. Last year, in Canada, over 30,000 participants contributed more than 35,000 letters to worldwide total. Find out more.

Movies That Matter: Free Screening of PRIDE
Dec 10, 6:30pm
Bytowne Cinema (325 Rideau Street)

The Netherlands Embassy underlines the importance of International Human Rights Day. This year we will focus on LGBT rights by screening an inspirational comedy based on remarkable true events: Pride. Find out more.



Syrian Refugee Support Showcase and Fundraiser
Dec 11, 6-10pm
Planet Coffee (24a York Street)

iTrust Ottawa invites you to an evening of music, food and more at Planet Coffee. All proceeds from this event will go to Refugee613! Find out more.


CHEO Charity Tournaments
Dec 12
Wizard's Tower (3350 Fallowfield) and Kessel Run Games (2803 St. Joseph Blvd)
There are two tournaments happening on Saturday, one with Magic the Gathering starting at 9am, and the other with Warhammer 40,000 starting at 10am.


Refugees Welcome - Community March Against Islamophobia
Dec 13, 1pm
Dundonald Park (Corner of Somerset St W and Lyon Ave)

You are invited to this family friendly community march to demonstrate that our community welcomes all refugees regardless of religious beliefs or ethnic backgrounds, and to show that we do not tolerate the spreading of hate and fear. Find out more.


Truth and Reconciliation Final Report
Dec 15, 11:30am-3pm
Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By Drive)

The event will mark the end of the Commission’s six year mandate. The Commission is a component of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its job is to inform all Canadians about what happened in Indian Residential Schools (IRS) and document the truth of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the IRS experience. The opening procession will being at 12 noon, and there will be some beverages served following the event until 3pm. Find out more.


Stand Up, Speak Out Theatre Project Fall Showcase
Dec 16, 7-9pm
Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (120 Metcalfe Street)

Come watch this free play and join in as a Spect-actor as we share original stories and monologues about LGBTQ+ youth identity and experiences. This is an original forum theatre play (from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed techniques) challenging discrimination and the stigmas attached to sexual health, gender and sexual orientation. Find out more.

Posted on December 9, 2015 .