Wednesday Weekly - August 26, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
GSA Welcome Weeks!
Aug 29-Sept 19 @ Carleton University
Graduate Student BBQ: Aug 31 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Political Tour of Campus: September 2 @ 3 - 4:30 pm
Grad Fair: September 3 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Political Tour of Campus: September 3 @ 1:30 - 3 pm
The Grand Re-Opening of GSA Community Garden Kitigànensag: September 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tues, Sept 1 @
Fall 2015 - Flood, blockade, occupy and shut down the systems that jeopardize our future!
Starting this September, Rising Tide North America is calling for mass actions to shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival.
Already, hundreds of thousands are streaming into the streets to fight back against climate chaos, capitalism and white supremacy. 
#FloodTheSystem organizers are supporting the formation of local action councils that will organize actions relevant to their communities. If you want to start organizing or connect with a regional action council right away, go here:
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.
Canada's Chemical Valley Toxic Tour
Sat, Sept 5, 12 PM @ Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia, ON
Ten years ago, a report surfaced that showed two girls were being born for every boy in Aamjiwnaang First Nation due to toxic chemicals emanating from industry in Chemical Valley. The news made international headlines and shamed the Canadian government. Since that time, more refineries have been built, more pipelines have spilled, and the community continues to be poisoned day after day, week after week, year after year. 
But Aamjiwnaang has fought back. Grassroots members have done speaking tours, petitions, lawsuits, rallies, blockades, scientific testing, and built networks of supporters to help share the story of what is happening to our lands, and our people. 
We are asking for you to experience for one day what many of us experience our whole lives. Come and see the miles of petrochemical plants. Witness the pollution with your own eyes, ears, noses, and feel what it has done to our land and our people. 
Chemical Valley is the climate and pollution crisis of Southern Ontario. It is where fracked gas is processed. It is the place of all of the environmental crises of our times. It is a place of environmental racism: the Valley exists on stolen land, and its people are being slowly killed by pollution. 
Join us in our fight against environmental racism, climate chaos, and extreme pollution. 
Please register at
SlutWalkOttawa 2015
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
OPIRG Carleton Rad Frosh
Sept 14 - 18 @ Carleton University
Full Schedule here:
Memorial March for the Victims of Harperism
Sat, Sept 19, 11 AM @ Supreme Court Lawn

Kim Katrin Milan @ Carleton
Wed, Sept 23, 6 PM @ Carleton (Room TBD)
OPIRG Carleton and the Womyn's Centre present Kim Katrin Milan, writer, multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator who facilitates radical community dialogues. Part of the Womyn's Centre's Feminist Frosh.

Posted on August 26, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.