Wednesday Weekly - August 19, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
August 19-23
Celebrating Indigenous Arts In Algonquin Territory. For details about the entire festival schedule visit
Black Votes Matter Strategy Session
Sat, Aug 22, 10 AM - 1:30 PM @ PSAC, 233 Gilmour St.
The Black Canadian community is an important voting bloc. It holds a lot of power by only if Black Canadian voters show up at the polls at election time. Let's work to make it happen.
At this session, we will discuss strategies for mobilizing the Black Canadian vote in Ottawa, developing inclusive campaigns which aim to reach out to the fll diversity of Ottawa's Black communities, and engaging all political parties.
A free lunch will provided.
Registration Required: 
For more information contact: David Onyalo at, or Mackenzie Deschambault at
ABR2015: Unceded Ottawa - A Conversation
Sat, Aug 22, 12 PM @ Albert Island, 6 Booth St.
UNCEDED OTTAWA: The Algonquin and the Outaouais
The purpose of this public conversation is to enlighten our audience to the history and relationship of the Algonquin to the Outaouais region. We will hear ideas from a grand body of thought regarding our nation's past, the land, the water, development, and how we can move society as a whole towards a more egalitarian and compassionate present.
Ottawa Dyke March
Sat, Aug 22, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
THE 11th EDITION OF THE OTTAWA DYKE MARCH is being organized by and for dykes* throughout the streets of Ottawa, and we are always seeking volunteers.
Sat, Aug 22, 5 PM @ AIDS Committee of Ottawa
A dinner for anyone who is a friend, partner, family, supporter, or themselves a member of the trans population! 
Gay Torment
Sat, Aug 22, 6 PM @ Sandy Hill Community Centre
We're coming together to celebrate & affirm our lives in a way that makes sense to us - less corporate, more doing this thing together. We are against a pink-washing/white-washing corporate pride and FOR a community-based party that remembers the revolutionary roots of pride as a riot.
Here's the run-down:
ALL AGES / DRY SHOW / no one will be turned away for being high or drunk, but no alcohol in the space please!
6:30PM Ⓐ a showing of SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON'S CAFETERIA, a documentary by Susan Stryker that tells the story of the riot that set the stage for Stonewall.
8:30PM Ⓐ BANDS! More bands to be announced.
▼JILTED X (Montreal)▼
▼THE WATERSHED HOUR (Peterborough)▼
This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. It is our collective responsibility as settlers on this land to acknowledge the historical and continued violence of colonialism that seeks to erase Indigenous people in Canada, some of whom we may be sharing space with this evening. We acknowledge that colonialism continues to thrive through a deeply embedded culture of racism and white supremacy perpetuated not only by our government but within our communities.
Queer Pride 2015
Sun, Aug 23, 11 AM - 10 PM @ Somerset Street Village (at Bank)
Somerset St. Specials + Sexy Bike & Car Wash. Think...
Suds, speedos, beer, patios, DJs, kids zone and BBQ in support of Ten Oaks and For Pivots Sake.
OPIRG Job Applications DUE
Mon, Aug 24, 5 PM @ OPIRG Carleton
JOB POSTING: PART-TIME VOLUNTEER, OUTREACH AND PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR (CONTRACT) - The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Carleton (OPIRG-Carleton) is seeking applications for a Volunteer, Outreach and Programming Coordinator. This is a part-time contract position for 21-24 hours per week. The desired start date is August 31st, 2015 with the final date of employment scheduled as April 30th, 2016.
BOOK LAUNCH: Children of the Broken Treaty
Tues, Aug 25, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream Book Launch with Charlie Angus, Janelle Nakogee and Nadine Tookate. Octopus Centretown, 251 Bank Street. Admission is Free and All Are Welcome.
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Sept 1, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.
SlutWalkOttawa 2015 March
Sun, Sept 13, 2 PM @ Human Rights Monument
Rape culture manifests itself in many forms, from victim blaming to slut-shaming to much more. We’re here to challenge the shaming and blaming of victims of sexual violence. We’re here to say that it is never the victim’s fault.
All are welcome to attend. We do not require any dress code. We do not require that you come to SWO with the intention of reclaiming the word ‘slut’; all we ask is that you support challenging and ending rape culture.
If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to help out, please email us at
twitter: @slutwalkottawa

Posted on August 20, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.