Wednesday Weekly - February 3, 2016


Story Meetings for the Leveller
The Leveller Editorial team invites you to participate in a story meeting and contribute to the fifth issue of Volume 8. Come pitch an idea, be assigned an article, or get involved in many other ways. If you are unable to attend and would like to be involved, please email us with your ideas!

Mon, Feb. 8 @ 6pm - OPIRG-Carleton (326 UC)*
Tues, Feb. 9 @ 6pm - Centretown (location TBD)

* We regret that the OPIRG office is inaccessible. Please message us if this is an issue so we can make other arrangements.

Find out more.

Cinema Politica Film Screenings
Educate yourself on the plight of refugees with these two upcoming film screenings from Cinema Politica:

Feb 4 - A Syrian Love Story
Feb 10 - Last Chance

Read more about these movies below.




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.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Feb 1-7
Join us with our Twitter Scavenger Hunt, Podcast series, Wrap-Up Event, and more. 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.

Open Meetings: Consent Culture Committee of the Carleton Graduate Students Association
Jan 20-Feb 3
The Consent Culture Committee is the next generation of the No Means No Committee. We wanted to gather students together to challenge rape culture on campus and help reimagine and build consent culture in its place. We will be holding a series of open meetings to encourage new volunteers and new members to join. 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 Series: InterSEXtionality - Faith, Gender & Sexuality
Feb 1-4
SCM Ottawa in partnership with the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies is hosting a film screening at Carleton University to explore marginalized gender and sexuality identities within the Navaho, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions. Films will start at 7 p.m., followed by a facilitated discussion. Cost: FREE! And we'll have popcorn. Find out more.


Workshop: Independent Media
Feb 3, 4pm
Room 5028, Faculty of Social Sciences Building, uOttawa (75 Laurier Ave East)

Come and learn how a progressive newspaper functions, the role that independent media can play in activism, and how to make your own media and get your message out. This workshop will present an opportunity to build skills related to producing media and is a chance to get involved with a progressive newspaper on campus. Find out more.


Film Premiere: A Syrian Love Story
Feb 4, 6:15pm
Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St)

Director Sean McAllister and one of the protagonists will be in attendance. Filmed over 5 years, A SYRIAN LOVE STORY charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. Amer, 45, met Raghda, 40, in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. They fell in love and when released got married and started a family together. This film tells the lovers' story as they flee to Lebanon with their children and eventually become political exiles in the sleepy town of Albi, France. The poignant story of comrades and lovers Raghda and Amer is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland, their family, and each other. Find out more.


Picket: Wine Rack Downtown
Feb 5, 7-9pm
277 Elgin Street

Wine Merchants UNITE and the IWW are on the move! The campaign continues to reinstate Miles Krauter. Miles was fired--in violation of Ontario labour law and Canada's Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms--for trying to organize Ottawa's Wine Racks. Legal avenues are being pursued, but in the meantime, activists are sending a clear message to Constellation Brands: infringing workers rights is NOT OK! Find out more.


Conference: INSPIRA Youth Leadership
Feb 6, 9am-5pm
River Building, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Created in 2012 by the Humanitarian Organization of Latin American Students, the INSPIRA Youth Leadership Conference is a unique event that brings together students, the latin community, field experts and diplomatic personalities. Find out more.


Workshop: How To Support A Friend
Feb 8, 3-5pm
403 Southam Hall, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Carleton Sexual Assault Support Services is excited to host a "How to Support a Friend" workshop to kick-off Sexual Assault Awareness Week on campus! Our discussions will be based around how you can be a supportive friend to someone who has experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault. Being an ally can be an important part of a survivor's healing process! Find out more.


Vigil: Have a Change of Heart, Bring Hassan Diab Home
Feb 9, 11am
Global Affairs Canada (125 Sussex Drive)

Join us as we present Valentines and flowers to Global Affairs, asking them to have a change of heart, and then walk a short distance to the French embassy, urging them to also have a change of heart, recognize they have the wrong man in custody, and send him back home. Find out more.


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.

Film Screening: Last Chance
Feb 10, 7pm
Room 252, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Cinema Politica Carleton is proud to present a screening of "Last Chance," directed by Paul-Émile d'Entremont, a story about the turbulent journeys of five LGBTQ people who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and nervously await a decision that will change their lives forever. All five remain hopeful their adopted country will show them the compassion they deserve. 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.


Posted on February 3, 2016 .