Wednesday Weekly - January 20, 2016


Social Justice Media Week: From Headlines to Hashtags
Are you interested in learning some graphic design basics or how to make a successful online media campaign? What about DIY radio, newspaper, or documentary? Maybe you just want to know how to swerve away from nasty news reporters and jeering journalists? Then come out to these FREE events happening this week!

Social Justice Media Panel
(Tips on Making Your Own Media and Navigating Mainstream Media's Pitfalls)
Wednesday, January 20th, 6-7:30pm

Online Media Campaigns
Thursday, January 21st, 1-2pm

Find out more.

Bursaries Applications Are Now Open!
OPIRG-Carleton provides four $500 research bursaries annually to Carleton students. The bursaries are offered to a(n) Indigenous student, International student, graduate student, and undergraduate student, respectively, whose research falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. The deadline to apply is Thursday January 28th 2016 by 4pm.  If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website or contact our office: 326 UniCentre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application forms are available on the website at:




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.

Hanky Panky Pride
Jan 25-29
The Carleton University Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre presents: Hanky Panky Pride! Because Pride is just about sex, right? WRONG! When queerness was heavily stigmatized in the 1970s, queer men would wear handkerchiefs to indicate that they wanted to hook up (as well as the kind of sex they were into.) Since then, the Hanky Code has given rise to a number of other LGBTQ+ symbols, such as femme flagging with nail polish. Find out more.

Green Week at uOttawa
Jan 25-28
This year will feature a screening of the documentary This Changes Everything, a Repair Fair and many other workshops. This is only a small sample of the fun, as we will also be having Monday breakfast and lunches served throughout the week. Find out more.

Grant: Carleton GSA Student Organizations
Jan 25-28
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

RISE 2016
Jan 1-31
RISE stands for Revitalizing Indigenous Strength & Education. It will be a month long celebration in January at Carleton University in the spirit of Aboriginal Awareness Month. Find out more.


Ottawa District Labour Council All-Candidates Forum
Jan 20, 5:30-6:45pm
J.K. Wylie Room, PSAC National Headquarters (233 Gilmour Street)

The Ottawa and District Labour Council (ODLC) is the voice of unions in Ottawa. On February 17th, the ODLC will hold elections for positions on its Executive Board. To prepare for that important moment, we invite you to attend an all-candidates forum. Find out more.

Meet & Greet: InSol Womyn of Colour Collective
Jan 20, 6pm
CUSA Womyn's Centre (308 UniCentre, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

The CUSA Womyn's Centre and Opirg Carleton have joined together to re-launch the InSol: Women of Colour Collective. Join us to discuss our goals/missions/manifesto (and femifesto) together. Let us know if you have any ideas on events we can do for International Women's Week. Or a specific activity you'd like to do like yoga, art, writing, etc that is just for us WoC. 
We also hope to do solidarity work with other groups on campus and in the community. Looking forward to meeting you all! Find out more.

Fundraiser: Queer & Questioning [trivi... uh... night!]
Jan 20, 7pm
Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone Avenue)

All genders and sexualities are welcome for this trivia night. All proceeds go to the Queer Mafia Community Fund, which is used to host free, accessible, non-alcohol-based community events like workshops, film screenings, and trainings, as well as to offset some of the costs (rental, graphic design, promotion, fees, etc.) to make events more accessible in the future. Find out more.


Book Launch: "Access to Information & Social Justice"
Jan 21, 7pm
Octopus Books Centretown (251 Bank St, 2nd Floor)

Join us for the launch of Access to Information and Social Justice with Jamie Brownlee and Kevin Walby. Access to Information and Social Justice combines the political and the practical aspects of Access to Information (ATI) research into a single volume in order to help invigorate critical social science, investigative journalism, and activism in Canada. Find out more.


Rally: Stop Austerity Cuts & Privatization
Jan 22, noon
Marriott Hotel (100 Kent St North)

Hospitals in crisis, hydro privatization, mounting student debt and rising inequality! Stop devastating cuts to public services and social programs that are hurting our community by rallying at NOON outside the Ontario Pre-Budget consultation. Find out more.

Benefit Concert: Shawenjeagamik (House of Compassion) Aboriginal Drop-In Centre
Jan 22, 7-10:30pm
Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone Avenue)

Although the Centre has remained open, it is operated solely by donations and volunteers. Services and hours were reduced to keep it running, with two staff from Odawa Native Friendship Centre. The challenges facing Shawenjeagamik (House of Compassion) are still there, so let's keep it on the radar! Find out more.

RISE 2016 - Tipi Confessions Carleton: A Night of Indigenous Sexuality (19+)
Jan 22, 8:30-10:30pm
Rooster's Coffeehouse (4th Floor UniCentre, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

Featuring short films by Howard Adler, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Ariel Smith w/ special guest Geraldine "Jibby" King. Come with your most risque sexual encounters that can be read out loud anonymously! Ooh la la!! Find out more.


National Organizing Call-Out: The Anti-Oppression Network
Jan 24, 6pm
Spreecast (online web-broadcasting platform)

Organized on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, & Musqueam peoples / Vancouver. A "canadian" national (coast-to-coast-to-coast) call out for communities to engage and launch their own respective Anti-Oppression Network collectives. Find out more.


Demonstration: Rally to Remind the Carleton Board of Governors That We're Watching!
Jan 26, 3:30pm
Gandhi Statue, River Building, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Come have a hot beverage and a hot meal provided by the G-Spot while we remind the Board of Governors that students are watching and are not happy!! Bring signs, banners, instruments, pots and pans. Over the past year the Senior Administration has attempted to override the democratic nature of this important decision making body by limiting debate, providing false ultimatums about tuition increases, disallowing union executives to serve as BoG reps and restricting attempts to educate the Carleton community about BoG activity and history! An Open Letter has been sent to the BoG by Campus United voicing concerns and recommending ways towards more collective leadership. At the upcoming Board Meeting on January 26th we have an opportunity to follow through with these grievances with ACTION! Find out more.

Posted on January 20, 2016 .