Wednesday Weekly - February 24th, 2016


Tabling at the Atrium!
Thur Feb 25, Mon Feb 29, Thur Mar 3
Come visit us or volunteer to work the tables with us during our tabling dates! We'll also have copies of the new issue of the Leveller.

Film Screenings & Fundraiser: First Peoples, First Screens
Fri Feb 26, 6:30pm
482 MacOdrum Library, Discovery Centre, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Carleton Cinema Politica is proud to present the new program First Peoples, First Screens. FPFS showcases contemporary Indigenous Canadian political filmmaking, including documentary, animation, experimental films, and genre fiction, ranging in length from under two minutes to over two hours, made all across the country. Find out more.

Upcoming Workshops: Gender Equity & Gender Diversity
Tues Mar 8 & 15
Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre, Carleton University (427 Unicentre, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

We will be offering 2 workshops open to volunteers and interested community members, one on intersectional feminism, with a focus on transmisogyny (March 8) and the second on deconstructing masculinity, with inclusive discussion on transmasculinity and nonbinary genders (March 15). Find out more here and here.





Campus Pride Week (uOttawa)
Feb 28-Mar 1
Campus Pride Week is a week of workshops, parties, panels, and so much more! Find out more.

Black HERstory Month (CarletonU)
Feb 1-25
The CUSA Womyn's Centre is putting on 10 events this month. 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


Social: Social Justice Career Night
Feb 24, 7-10pm
Johnny Farina (216 Elgin St)

Join us after Career Day for conversation, networking, & appetizers! Find out more.


Panel: The Unrepresented - Supporting Refugee Children
Feb 25, 11:30am-1pm
CLAIHR, University of Ottawa Chapter (Fateaux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur St)

Panelists: Jacquline Bonisteel, Marya Zarif, Abdulrajman al-Masri, Jesse Ranuata. Moderated by Laïla Demirdache. Find out more.

Presentations: Ottawa Hijab Solidarity Day
Feb 25, 4-6pm
Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West)

Hijab Solidarity Day is a response to the reality that in Canada women who veil are especially susceptible to discrimination and harrassment because they are visibly Muslim. There is an escalation of such incidents in Ottawa. When women are harassed for wearing a hijab, all women are hurt. Find out more.

Screening: The Black Power Mixtape
Feb 25, 7pm
2104 Canal Building, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

The Young Communist League of Ottawa will be hosting a free film night in partnership with Carleton Cinema Politica. We are screening The Black Power Mixtape, a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. Find out more.

Screenings & Talk: Invisible City
Feb 25, 7pm
Club SAW (67 Nicholas St)

INVISIBLE CITY follows the lives of two black teens from Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood, Kendell and Mikey, as they make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. The evening will also feature a new Heritage Minute about Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond, a Nova Scotian woman who challenged racial segregation and is often referred to as "Canada's Rosa Parks," courtesy of Historica Canada. Find out more.

Fundraiser: Open-Mic for the Ecojustice Clinic
Feb 25, 7-10pm
Father & Sons (112 Osgood St)

Come out and support your fellow law student performance and help us raise funds for the Ecojustice Clinic so they can keep on fighting for a healthy environment. PWYC donations at the door. Find out more.


March & Rally: Release Marlene Carter
Feb 26, 9:15-11am
The Royal Mental Health Centre (1145 Carling Ave)

Marlene Carter, a First Nations woman (from Onion Lake Cree Nation, SK) has been held in seclusion at the Brockville Mental Health Centre Forensic Treatment Unit since autumn of last year. We are demanding she be released from seclusion! Find out more.

Discussion: Problematic Faves
Feb 26, 2pm
Women's Resource Centre, uOttawa (220 University Centre, 85 University Private)

The WRC will now be hosting biweekly discussions analysing popculture and society using a critical, intersectional feminist lens. We will be looking at the many things we love and hate and try to understand how and why we feel the way we do as well as dealing with our problematic faves. Find out more.

Screenings: Sexuality, Aesthetics, and Embodied Resistance
Feb 26, 5-8pm
River Building Theatre, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

With filmmakers Chase Joynt, Casey Mecija, Vivek Shraya, and Danielle Peers! Find out more.


Discussion: There's Room In The City
Feb 27, 2-5pm
Gallery 101 (51b Young St)

Roundtable discussion with stories and information on resettlement and integration of newcomers in Ottawa. Find out more.

Discussion: Re-Imagining Borders to Achieve Food Security
Feb 27, 7-9pm
G-Spot (329 Bell St South)

Borders are everywhere yet at the same time increasingly no where. Millions are migrating around the globe in search of hospitable land. Inevitably, they run into borders, some less welcoming then others. At the same time, many countries are integrating and seeking to open borders. Why do we have borders? How do these lines support or impede food security? Join us for a friendly discussion on the relationship between borders and the global food system. All are welcomed and free food will be provided! Find out more.

Social: Soul~Food Saturdayz
Feb 27, 9pm
G-Spot (329 Bell St South)

The food collective tree grows! Branching out with Soul~Food Saturdayz, a new monthly social for gspoters, friends, family and anyone who enjoys good music, chill peeps and free food. Let us feed your soul this Black History Month with some Old School; Motown classics, soul, jazz, funk and some groovy beats to make you MOVE. Come by and meet some new cats and jam with us the last Saturday of the month. Find out more.


Rally & March: Free Akikodjiwan (Chaudière) Falls and Its Islands
Feb 28, 1pm
Asinabka (Victoria Island)
Join us for a peaceful rally in solidarity with ANORW (Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed), as well as with other First Nations and Environmental activists to protect Akikodjiwan against the mega-housing development project called Zibi, which is already underway, and against Hydro Ottawa’s ambitions. Find out more.

Screening: Noongom Episodes 1 & 2
Feb 28, 2:30-4:30pm
Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave)

Noongom TV Show talks about Indigenous people in Ottawa today. Walking with various community members through their stories and perspecrtives of what they face and what it means to be Indigenous today. Episode 1 is about Pow Wows and Episode 2 is about Homelessness. Find out more. 


Panel Presentation: Civil Unliberties - The Space Between Policing and Justice
Tues Mar 1,7-9pm
Dalhousie Community Centre (755 Somerset St W)

This panel presentation investigates the problems arising when formal structures that should ensure fair, equal access for all people to public spaces instead work to disenfranchise racialized, Indigenous, (im)migrant, unhoused, and low-income people. From the courtroom to the streets, the actual practices of policing, prosecuting, and profiling create a space of injustice, all in the name of national security and public safety. Asking “Whose public? Whose safety?” our panel will address “carding,” the practice of police profiling racialized and Indigenous people and disproportionately arresting and harassing them, as well as policing practices that target people who are believed to be undocumented migrants. Find out more.


Solidarity Action: Fill the Courtroom Against Racist Violence
Mar 2, 9am
Ottawa Courthouse (191 Elgin St)

On January 13 Hana was a victim of police brutality at YOW airport. Two officers violently took her to the ground and held her down with their knees on her back. Even though she was the victim, they charged her on three accounts and seized her laptop. Let's fill the courtroom on March 2 in solidarity! This will be Hana's second court appearance. Invite your friends! Find out more.

Showcase: Inspiring Reconciliation Coffeehouse
Mar 2, 6-9pm
SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St)

The Ottawa/Gatineau Youth Reconciliation Innitiative Team invite you to their Special Showcase Coffeehouse event recognizing 7 years of building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through leadership programs. Come join us for an evening of music, dance and lots of food! There will be no cover charge. All are welcome! Find out more.


Feast & Concert: Beats Beat the Police
Tues Mar 15, 6:30pm
SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St)

Commemorating March 15 International Day to End Police Brutality. Featuring spoken word from King Kimbit and hip-hop by Testament from Test Their Logik, Mother Tareka, and Lee Reed and the launch of issue 25 of Critical Resistance's newspaper, "The Abolitionist". Opening by Elder Albert Dumont. Emcee: John Akapata. Speakers: Proshanto Smith (Ottawa Panhandler’s Union), Emily Munro (POWER), Bridget Tolley (Justice For Gladys Tolley and FSIS), A member of Critical Resistance. Find out more.

Posted on February 24, 2016 .