Wednesday Weekly - July 20th, 2016



Petition: We Call on Kwantlen Polytechnic University to Provide KPIRG with a Space to Serve its 20,000 Students
Since its inception in 2013, KPIRG has never had dignified working space at KPU. From 2013 to June 2016, the Kwantlen PRIDE collective extended to KPIRG their support through solidarity and the use of the PRIDE office. However, in June 2016, PRIDE and KPIRG were evicted from the PRIDE office and Social Justice Space in the Birch building, to make way for renovations. Renovation plans have intentionally excluded KPIRG. Find out more and sign petition here.


Fundraiser: No One Is Illegal Supporting Nausheen
July 20, 7-10pm
Bar Robo (692 Somerset St W)
This event is put together in collaboration with NOII and individuals from our community. Our goal is to raise funds to help a member of our community in covering the legal cost for their asylum seeking process in Canada. Find out more.


Event: International Drug User Memorial Day
July 21, 10:30am-2pm
Sandy Hill Community Health (221 Nelson St)
Join us in celebrating the lives lost of people who consume drugs. There will be a collective memorial 10:30-12:00, followed by a reception w/ refreshments from 12:00-2:00. We look forward to having you join us... Find out more.

Emergency Solidarity Picket: Goodale, Meet with Hunger-Striking Migrants!
July 21, 12-1pm
269 Laurier Ave W
Over 50 immigration detainees have been hunger striking since July 11th to call for an end to their maximum security indefinite immigration detention. They have requested a meeting with Minister Ralph Goodale who has ignored them. 15 people have died in immigration detention, 3 in just the last five months under the current Liberal government. On Thursday July 21st, join us in solidarity with migrant detainees on hunger strike to demand that Goodale meet with them. Bring placards, friends, family. No more deaths in detention. End indefinite migrant detentions. No detentions without charges and trials. No detentions in maximum security prisons. Find out more.

Healing Space: Survivors Speak - Part 2
July 21, 5-8pm
Kind Space (4th Floor, 222 Somerset St W)
oin us for an evening of healing and creating a space for survivors of sexual violence to share their experiences/stories, build community and crafting. All ages. Refreshments, bus tickets will be provided. Contact 613-914-5855 or Find out more.


Fundraiser & House Concert: For Syrian Family in Ottawa
July 27, 8-11pm
Solo Acoustic House Charity Concert
$20 per person -- proceeds go to a Syrian family who has just arrived in Canada. 
To reserve a spot, email:
Find out more.

Posted on July 20, 2016 .