Wednesday Weekly - November 25, 2015

OPIRG-Carleton News

We have a new staff member, Lukayo! Our new Volunteer, Outreach and Programming Coordinator has joined OPIRG-Carleton. They can be reached at

Anti-Islamophobia Workshop
Wednesday, December 2nd - 6PM
Location: TBD

OPIRG-Carleton will be hosting a workshop on anti-Islamophobia to help participants understand the history of Islamophobia and ways to combat it in their communities and spaces. Find out more.

Opt-Out Week
November 30th-December 4th
OPIRG will be available for members to opt-out of their levy during office hours for the week as well as open to community members who would like to sign-up for a community membership. Office hours for the week are Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM. 


Community Events



Healthcare for Deepan Campaign
Even though the Federal Court ruled in July of 2014 that the government's 2012 retrenchment from refugee healthcare was "cruel and unusual", immigration status is still used to deny healthcare to Deepan and more than half a million other people excluded from status in Canada. Find out more.


The Ottawa Premiere of Resistencia: The Fight for Aguan Valley
Nov 25, 6:30pm
Mayfair Theater (1074 Bank St) 

Filmed over four years, beginning with the coup itself, 'Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley' follows one clever journalist and three audacious members of the farmers' movement as they build-up their new communities and agitate for a return to democracy. Find out more.

The Refugee Story: Music, Poetry & Storytelling
Nov 25, 7-9pm
Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset St W)

Ottawa area artists and refugees from Matthew House will get together at Raw Sugar Café for a night of music, poetry and storytelling. Artists include award winning Ottawa musical poet King Kimbit and musician Denis Kashi. Find out more.


Féministes Musulmanes - Muslim Feminists DGD
Nov 26, 4:30-7:30pm
University of Ottawa (85 University Private, University Centre Room 301A)

The uOttawa Women's Resource Centre is excited to put on a new series of discussion groups for Muslim women to look at the issues we face inside and outside our communities from an intersectional and feminist perspective. Find out more.

Warm Meal Delivery to the Homeless
Nov 26, 5-5:30pm
Corner of Waller St & Daly Ave

Join this collective for their monthly warm meal delivery to the homeless community of Ottawa. They will be packing and distributing fresh food from Carleton University's cafeteria. No previous experience is needed. Find out more.

Economics for Everyone Book Launch
Nov 26, 5:30-7:30pm
251 Bank St, 2nd Floor

The event will feature a talk by Jim Stanford, Q&A, reception, and book-signing. The book will be available for sale for $25, all proceeds go to the CCPA. Find out more.

An Evening with CBC's Waub Rice
Nov 26, 7:30pm
Carleton University Ojigkwanong Aboriginal Centre (1125 Colonel By Drive, Paterson Hall Room 228)

At this free event Waub will be talking about the challenges journalists face reporting on aboriginal issues and sensitive human rights topics. He will also be discussing how the newly elected Liberal government will influence and affect these issues. Find out more.

PRIMED2: Launch Workshop & Dance Party
Nov 26, 7:30pm
Venus Envy (226 Bank St)

Join us for two fun events as we celebrate the launch of the newest version of PRIMED : a safer sex guide for trans guys and the guys they f&%k! This event is open to all, including cis (non-trans) men, poz men, partners of gay/bi/queer trans men, our friends, lovers, and people allergic to labels. Find out more.


Syrian Bake Sale / Vente de pâtisseries pour les réfugiés syriens
Nov 27, 10am-4pm
University of Ottawa (75 Laurier Ave, University Centre)
UOTTAWA Capital Welcomes is holding a bake sale to fundraise for incoming refugees into Ottawa. They will also be accepting clothing donations and more volunteers. Find out more.

Hydro Not For Sale Rally
Nov 27, 3:30-5:30pm
2249 Carling Ave
The Ontario government's scheme to privatize hydro will lead to higher rates, reliability problems, and less money for schools and hospitals. We say: stop! Find out more.

WRC Volunteer's Zine Launch - Lancement du zine des bénévoles du CRF
Nov 27, 7pm
University of Ottawa (85 University Private, University Centre Room 220)

The University of Ottawa's Women's Resource Centre is launching an artsy booklet (also known as a zine) full of insightful articles and amazing art on feminism and anti-oppression. Come grab a copy, meet the volunteer team and enjoy some treats at Café Alt! Readings to be announced. Find out more.

Welcoming Refugees to Ottawa: Community Meeting and Panel Discussion
Nov 27, 7-9pm
Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave, Room 221)
Come participate in a community meeting at the Bronson Centre to share your views and ideas on how we can make Ottawa a city that is truly welcoming to refugees. The Panel will include Louisa Taylor, Executive Director of Refugee613; Hector Alfonso Almendrades, an organizer with Ottawa Sanctuary City network; Jen Ridgely, Assistant Professor Carleton University; Decky Kipuka Kabongi, PhD Candidate Carleton University. Find out more.

Florecerás Guatemala - Guatemala Will Flourish Tour
Nov 27, 7pm
Centretown United Church (507 Bank St)

Consensus Multimedia and the Cross-Cultural Sound Exchange are proud to present the Estudiantina of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala (EUSAC) in a highly entertaining concert that will bring Guatemalan popular music traditions to life performed by one of the gems of the Latin American New Song music movement. Find out more.


100% Possible March
Nov 29, 1-4pm
Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)

It’s time to show our newly elected Prime Minister and government that we expect bold action on climate change. This is a family friendly march in Ottawa, taking place the day before the UN Climate Summit in Paris begins. It’s as an opportunity to celebrate climate solutions and urge our new government to take bolder action on climate change. Find out more.

2nd Annual #FeministFair
Nov 29, 1-5pm
Montgomery Legion (330 Kent St)

This free or pay-what-you-can event of feminist vendors will also be fundraising for Planned Parenthood Ottawa. Find out more.

Born in Gaza Screening
Nov 29, 5:30-8pm
Centrepointe Theatres (101 Centrepointe Drive, Chamber Room)

The Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians, Capital region, would like to invite all of you for the screening of the movie “Born in Gaza” for the first time in Ottawa, in commemoration of the International day of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Admission and coffee-chatting time starts at 5:30p.m. Movie will be screened at 6:00 p.m. The Program includes welcoming remarks and live singing in addition to a short presentation about “Canada Park”. Find out more.


5 Broken Cameras Screening
Nov 30, 7pm
Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive, Canal Building Room 3101) 

Take a study break and join Carleton's Young Communist League and Students Against Israeli Apartheid for FREE snacks and a FREE film screening of 5 Broken Cameras! The film chronicles the story of one Palestinian man's relentless efforts to document his village's resistance to Israeli settlers in the West Bank. Find out more.

Manifestation de soir à Gatineau
Nov 30, 7pm
Village Place-Cartier, Gatineau, Quebec

En cette période d'austérité, il est temps que Gatineau se mobilise plus régulièrement . Montrons au gouvernement Couillard que nous sommes tannés de rester là à rien faire et à le regarder détruire le Québec. Donc, travailleurs, travailleuses, étudiant(e)s, professeur(e)s, citoyen(ne)s; tous et toutes ensemble, luttons! En savoir plus.

Allies of A Hidden Generation
Nov 30, 8:30pm
Carleton University's Rooster's Coffeehouse (1125 Colonel By Drive, University Centre 4th Floor)

Colleen Cardinal, '60s scoop' (from the 1950s to the 1980s) adoptee, has been working on a documentary about Indigenous adoptees who were removed from their birth parents by the colonial state. After a presentation on the documentary, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker and guest speakers. Baked goods will be available by donation, and all donations will support the documentary. Find out more.


Fem(me) Talk - Intersecting Violences: Gender-Based Violence & The Search for Healing
Dec 1, 6-7pm
Carleton University's BECAMPS (1125 Colonel By Drive, University Centre Room 314) 

This Fem(me) Talk will focus on the intersections of race, health, work and class. We will look at the dis/honourable and un/respectable citizen and body -- the body with HIV and AIDS, the sex worker, the sex positive, the person with disability, as well as who gets honour and honours those bodies. Find out more.


Sex Workers Rights: A Discussion with Terri-Jean Bedford
Dec 2, 7pm
Carleton University's Fenn Lounge (1125 Colonel By Drive, Residence Commons)

Join us on December 2nd at 7:00pm in Fenn Lounge where Terri-Jean Bedford, the sex worker that brought the Canadian Government to the Supreme Court of Canada and successfully struck down Canada’s previous prostitution laws, will speak about her experiences. Doors open at 6:30, this is a free event but space is limited. Find out more.

Posted on November 25, 2015 .