Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - April 22, 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.
IPSMO's 4th Annual Celebrating the Defense of Mother Earth (Volunteers Required!)
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
If you are available on April 22nd, please contact Canute. You can call/text him at 613-720-4358, or email him at
May Day 2015 Meet-Up
Wed, Apr 22, 6:30 PM @ 251 Bank St.
Coffeehouse, Open Mic, and Placard Making! For more info contact:
QueerED Movie Night
Thurs, Apr 23, 4:30 PM @ PTS, 331 Cooper St.
Come on out to our second QueerED to socialize with other queer post-secondary students in an inclusive space!
May Day Organizing Mtg
Thurs, Apr 23, 6 PM @ 251 Bank St.
The Truth that Wampum Tells (Volunteers Required!)
Thurs, Apr 23, 6:30 PM @ Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St.
The Truth that Wampum Tells: Learning Canada’s Constitutional History through Wampum Diplomacy. Featuring Author / Activist / Artist Dr. Lynn Gehl, Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe. If you are available on April 23rd, please contact Robyn (IPSMO) at
Casseroles contre l'Austerité
Thurs, Apr 23, 7 PM @ Maison du Citoyen, 225 rue Laurier, Hull
Devant les mesures d'austérité imposées par le gouvernement libéral de Philippe Couillard, et en solidarité avec les étudiant-e-s toujours en grève, re-sortons nos casseroles pour se préparer au 1er mai!
Indonesian Embassy Protest
Fri, Apr 24, 12 PM @ 44 Parkdale Ave.

Manifs chaque Vendredi contre l'Austerité
Fri, Apr 24, 6 PM @ Village Place Cartier, Hull
Justice for Deepan Benefit Concert
Fri, Apr 24, 8 PM @ Zaphod BeeblebroxJesse Dangerously, THE FAYS and The Lindbergh Babies have joined forces for one night in solidarity with Justice for Deepan Budlakoti. Deepan was born in Canada, and yet inexplicably facing "deportation" to India by this government. All the money raised from these performances will go toward Deepan's legal defence. Opening the evening will be Human Rights & Constitutional lawyer Yavar Hameed, to help contextualize this bizarre and deeply disturbing case. For more information visit: - $10 at the door.
All In: Worker Organizing Beyond the Mainstream Labour Movement
Mon, Apr 27, 7 PM @ Bronson Centre
Public Forum: Never Forgotten
Tues, Apr 28, 6:30 PM @ PSAC Bldg, 233 Gilmour St.
Caravan Ayotzinapa-Ottawa. Honouring the parents, students & survivors of state violence in Ayotzinapa.
Film: Enduring Roots
Tues, Apr 28, 7:30 PM @ First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
Enduring Roots: The over 100 year Story of the 'Jewish National Fund (JNF)'. Tyler Levitan from Independent Jewish Voices will introduce this movie and then lead the discussions afterwards.
Next show: Tues, Apr 28, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
Fri, May 1, 4 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Resist Austerity - Demand Change. 
- Stop Bill C-51
- $15 Min. Wage Now
- End Student Debt- Free tuition 
- Save Canada Post
- Stop the pipelines!
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:
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 transporation provided in-kind. Chi meegwetch!

Posted on April 22, 2015 .