Wednesday Weekly - February 10th, 2016


Volunteer Training Workshop Series: Direct Action
Friday, Feb 12, 1-3pm
Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre, Carleton University (427 Unicentre, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

In this 2 hour interactive workshop we'll discuss how to plan and make non-violent direct actions that are engaging, accessible, and gets results.Find out more about the event and its accessibility notes.

Tonight's Cinema Politica Film Screening: Last Chance
Wednesday, Feb 10, 7pm
Room 252, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

This film tells the story of the turbulent journeys of five LGBTQ people who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. Find out more.

FSIS Feast & Give Away: Honour the Kokums & The Children
Saturday Feb 13, 10am-1pm
St. Paul's Eastern United Church (473 Cumberland St)

Families of Sisters in Spirit's 6th Annual Day of Justice for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People! Show your love for Kokums and Kids! There will be brunch, ceremony and a free store/giveaway for Indigenous families. Find out more.




Black HERstory Month
Feb 1-25
The CUSA Womyn's Centre is putting on 10 events this month. Find out more.

Queering Black History Month
Feb 1-23
Carleton's Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre, the Institute of African Studies Student Association, the Race and Ethnicity Centre (REC Hall), and the Womyn's Centre are partnering to create an inclusive Black History Month that celebrates Black LGBTTQ+ People! Find out more.

Petition - Justin Trudeau: Ban Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh & Neo-Masculinist Group "Return of Kings" from Entering Canada
Daryush Valizadeh and "Return of Kings" are pro-rape, homophobic and misogynistic. With rumors of "Return of Kings" coming to the nations capitial, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on February 6, 2016 to the Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, myself and many others have decided to make this petition to ban Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh and any member of "Return of Kings" from entering Canada. Find out more.

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


Film Screening: Ninth Floor
Feb 10, 5:30pm
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St)

Over four decades after the infamous Sir George Williams Riot, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Making an audacious foray into non-fiction, writer and director Mina Shum engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption. Find out more.

Craft Night: Non-Heteronormative Valentines
Feb 10, 6:30-9:30pm
Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone Ave)

Tired of Hallmark bringing you down with their tradition relationship themed cards? Let us help! For a mere $2* you can join us for a night of card & craft making for your fav queer(s). If you would like to bring/donate supplies as well that would be excellent and appreciated. Find out more.

Public Meeting: Ottawa-Cuba Connections
Feb 10, 7pm
JKW Boardroom, Public Service Alliance of Canada (233 Gilmour St)

Report back from delegations, opportunities to take part in activities and become a member. Find out more.

Showcase: Consent Art and Poetry
Feb 10, 8pm
Rooster's Coffeehouse, Carleton University (4th Floor University Centre, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

What does creating consent look like to you? Is it best depicted through a song, a painting, a photo or a poem? The Consent Culture Committee of the Graduate Student Association in association with Equity Services is showcasing art submissions that are part of their "Creating Consent" competition. Find out more.


Press Conference: Predatory Lending
Feb 11, 10:30-11:30am
City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West)

Join ACORN members, and supporters for a special report release and information on our predatory lending campaign. Members want to see municipal zoning lines that minimize distances between lenders and require licensing fees to operate. Research and lawyer, Peter Kucherepa will release his paper on the proliferation of predatory lenders in neighborhoods like Vanier, which has the highest per capita concentration in Canada. We will also release policy options for the city of Ottawa. Find out more.


Panel: Black History Month
Feb 12, 11am-3pm
University Centre Agora, uOttawa (Main Floor, 85 University Private)

The Black History Month Pannel will include speakers such as Professor Joanne St Lewis, RJ Pate and will be moderated by CBC's Adrian Harewood. This panel taking place in the UCU Agora on the 12th of February will be discussing black unity through social media and the ways in which social media can be used to build a stronger, unified movement. Find out more.

Posted on February 10, 2016 .