Wednesday Weekly - January 13, 2016


Social Justice Media Week: From Headlines to Hashtags

OPIRG Carleton presents free workshops and a panel on the media and social justice.

Graphic Design Basics
Tuesday, January 19th, 1-2pm

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 at or contact our office: 326 UniCentre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application forms are available on the website at:




RISE 2016
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.

Call for Papers - Not My Heritage: New Identities/Voices in Conversation
"Not My Heritage" is a one-day student-run symposium exploring questions of whose heritage is being conserved and whose is being unrepresented. Find out more.


RISE 2016 - Indigenous Creations: Arts & Crafts Expo
Jan 14, 10am-4pm
River Building Atrium, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Local indigenous artisans will have arts and crafts for sale. Find out more.


RISE 2016 - "The Pass System" Movie Screening with Alex Williams
Jan 15, 6pm
2200 River Building, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

THE PASS SYSTEM illuminates Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. For over 60 years, the Canadian government illegally denied many Indigenous peoples of the prairies the basic freedom to leave their reserves. An interview with director of the film Alex Williams by Kahente Horn-Miller and a Q&A to follow. Find out more.


Fundraiser: CRE-ERC Kuujjuaq Exchange
Jan 16, 5-8pm
St. Paul's Eastern United Church (473 Cumberland Street)

12 youth were selected from the Ottawa/Gatineau area to be part of the exchange hosted by Canadian Roots Exchange - Échanges Racines Canadiennes where they will be experiencing life in a remote northern community to continue bridging gaps between indigenous and non-indigenous youth in Canada. Youth from Kuujjuaq will be experiencing life in the Capital of Canada sometime in May. There will be food and performances by Cody Coyote, David White Deer Charette, and Theland Kicknosway. Find out more.


Demonstration: Kirli Savasa Son Baris ve Demokrasi. Stop the Dirty War for Peace in Democracy in Turkey.
Jan 18, 11am-3pm
Parliament of Canada (111 Wellington Street)

We are inviting you to join the demonstration against the fascist massacres committed by the Turkish State in the Kurdish provinces and cities, In Turkey. We will meet in front of the parliament building in Ottawa, with participants from Montreal and Toronto communities. Representatives of the Kurdish communities in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa would present files to the representatives of Canadian government and political parties, to the UN offices in Ottawa, and to Turkish Embassy. Find out more.

Posted on January 13, 2016 .