Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - April 15, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.

Volunteer Open House
Wed, Apr 22, 11 AM - 3 PM @ OPIRG (326 UC)
Volunteer this Summer with OPIRG Carleton. Drop by the office and get plugged in! Snacks served.
OCDC Public Forum
Wed, Apr 15, 6:30 PM @ Ottawa City Hall
Many problems apparently continue in Ottawa's Innes Road jail. This event at City Hall, free and open to all, looks at how things have evolved at OCDC 18 months after CPEP's previous public forum. The event features short presentations from various speakers, stories from prisoners and their families, and time for public input and dialogue. How has OCDC responded to recent high profile controversies, including a settlement with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after a mentally ill prisoner with cancer was kept in solitary confinement for more than 200 days? Other issues on the table include continuing problems with crowding, inadequate medical, dental and psychiatric care, lack of programming, recreation and yard time, violence and lack of supervision, and problems with diet and food distribution.
In the Jean Pigott Place space in the main hallway of City Hall. Free and open to all. Refreshments provided.
Wed, Apr 15, 6:30 PM @ A720 Loeb, Carleton
Board Elections & Free Food.
Bike Tune-up & BBQ
Thurs, Apr 16, 11 AM-2 PM @ Between UniCentre and Canal Bldg, Carleton
The GSA is holding a Bike Tune-up & BBQ with Vegan & Gluten free options. This event is for the whole Carleton community, so please spread the word! During this event, we will be continuing discussions about accessible education and the negative impact of record-high levels of student debt in Canada.
Stop C-51 Street Picket
Thurs, Apr 16, 11:30 AM @ Corner of Bank and Laurier
Help distribute pamphlets about Bill C-51 and collecting signatures for Elizabeth May's petition to the House of Commons. Part of the All Out to Stop Bill C-51 - Week of Education April 13 - 20.
Community Mobilization Workshop
Thurs, Apr 16, 6 PM @ 25One Community
What Canadian Muslims Need To Know about Bill C-51.
Gender Neutral Clothing Swap
Thurs, Apr 16, 6 PM @ Pink Triangle Services, 331 Cooper St.
Casseroles Against Austerity
Thurs, Apr 16, 7 PM @ Maison du Citoyen, 25 rue Laurier, Hull
Casseroles contre l'austérité en Outaouais.
Postering & Chalking
Fri, Apr 17, 3 PM @ Bank & Gilmour Bridgehead
Meet Us On The Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week - Postering and Chalking Event
Stop C-51 Demo & March
Sat, Apr 18, 1 PM @ PMO - Wellington/Elgin
Gathering point: Prime Minister's office, Wellington at Elgin. March to the Byward Market, ending at 2:30 in front of the US Embassy. Bring your friends, your best signs and cheers, add your name to the petition if you haven’t already, and join the tens of thousands of Canadians that are standing up against this act of fear mongering. Also part of the All Out to Stop Bill C-51 - Week of Education April 13 - 20. 
US Embassy Picket
Sun, Apr 19, 2 PM @ US Embassy
Global Day of Solidarity with the Venezuelan People to oppose U.S. sanctions on Venezuela. Across from U.S. embassy in Ottawa, Major's Hill Park side, Mackenzie St.
G-Spot Meeting
Sun, Apr 19, 4 PM @ 329 Bell St. S
Do you have ideas for the Carleton Food Collective? Want to know how we operate? Want to be a part of our beautiful group? Then come on down to the General Meeting! There will be focaccia, news, and events! No need for experience, we just want to hear you!
Ottawa Zine Off
Tues, Apr 21, 7:30 PM @ Pressed, 750 Gladstone
IPSMO's 4th Annual Celebrating the Defense of Mother Earth
Wed, Apr 22, 6 PM @ Centretown United Church
Join the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa this Earth Day for a feast, movie and panel celebrating Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirits and the defense of Mother Earth. We will celebrate with a feast, a screening of the movie Karistatsi Onienre: The Iron Snake, and a panel discussion with Jocelyn Iahtail (Cree), Gabrielle Fayant (Metis) and Lynn Gehl (Algonquin).
The event is also a fundraiser for Shawnejeagamik, the 510 Rideau Indigenous Drop-In Centre. Shawnejeagamik means “House of Compassion” in the Algonquin language, and has recently had its government funding cut. If the funding isn't restored, or alternate funding isn't found, then the shelter will be forced to close.
6:00pm Welcoming by Annie St. Georges (Algonquin)
6:15pm Free Feast
7:00pm Movie - Karistatsi Onienre: The Iron Snake
8:00pm Panel Discussion
9:30pm Closing
May Day 2015 Meet-Up
Wed, Apr 22, 6:30 PM @ 25One Community
Coffeehouse, Open Mic, and Placard Making! For more info contact:
Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, dozens of Israeli soldiers arrested Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, after breaking down the door of her home in Ramallah.  She has been issued an administrative detention order, imprisoning her for six months without charge or trial. In addition to being a member of the Palestinian Parliament, Jarrar is a prominent women’s rights activist and advocate for the rights of political prisoners.
“My mother always speaks the truth to power. She is a woman and a loved leader. Also, my mother was recently involved in working on Palestine joining the International Criminal Court. They went after her for all of these reasons,” said Yafa Jarrar, one of Jarrar’s daughters.
Take action:
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Volunteer for Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering
Seeking local Indigenous & non-Indigenous volunteers to help us with a variety of roles for the 2015 Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering taking place at Rideau Hill Camp August 25-27th, 2015. Please click the Volunteer Spot button to sign up and check out the roles you can participate in Meals, accomodations and transportation provided in-kind. Chi meegwetch!

Posted on April 15, 2015 .