OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
VIGIL: The Slaughter of Trans Women and Why?
Sat, Aug 8, 1 PM @ Strathcona Park
Decolonial Picnic at Chaudière Falls
Sun, Aug 9, 1:30 PM @ Dundonald Park (or meet at 2:30 pm at Chaudière Falls)
Free Food and potluck!
Come join us for a fun community oriented afternoon - food, music and learning about the history of the Chaudière Falls and their Islands.
We will meet at Dundonald Park at 1h30pm on August 9th and walk or bike together to Victoria Island. On Victoria Island we will have a group picnic at 3h00pm. Musician Leonard Youngfoot will be playing, as well as other artists, we hope. We will tour the Island and the Chaudière Falls from 4h00 to 5h00pm and have a discussion about the proposed Condominium development and colonialism there.
Lindsay Lambert will be joining us and will be talking about the history of the area. Lindsay is a local activist who has been working to free the falls and the islands for many years. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as the backstory to the proposed Zibi condominium development.
If you would like to contribute with the entertainment or with you knowledge of the Chaudière falls and the proposed destruction, contact us.
We will bring some food, and are asking everyone to bring some as well.
- 1h30pm Meet at Dundonald park to walk to Victoria Island
- 2h30pm Arrival at Victoria Island
- 3h00pm Picnic and music
- 4h00-5h00pm Tour of Chaudiere falls and speakers to be announced.
- 5h30 Wrap up.
Prisoners' Justice Day
Mon, Aug 10, 2-6 PM @ Jack Purcell Community Centre
Prisoners’ Justice Day (PJD) emerged as a prisoner-initiated day of non-violent strike action to commemorate the death of Eddie Nalon in the segregation unit of Millhaven maximum-security penitentiary on August 10th 1974. It was first observed in 1975. In 1976, the prisoners of Millhaven issued a communication “To All Prisoners and Concerned Peoples from across Canada”, calling for one-day hunger strikes in opposition to the use of solitary confinement and in support of prisoners’ rights, in memory of Eddie Nalon, as well as Robert Landers, who also died alone in ‘the hole’. Since that time, PJD has become an internationally-recognized day of solidarity and action, both inside and outside the prison, to commemorate deaths in custody and reflect upon other human rights atrocities behind bars.
PRIDE Film Screening
Fri, August 14, 8:30 PM @ Dundonald Park
A Queer Mafia Fam-Friendly Outdoor Film Screening under the stars.
Nizh-Minidoowag: 2-Spirit Film Screening
Sun, Aug 16, 7:30 PM @ PTS, 331 Cooper St
Presenting Organizations: Presented by Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival and Kind (formerly Pink Triangle Services). Film list here:
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Aug 18, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
Algonquin Park-Silver Lake Exchange
Aug 24-30, 2015
Organized by Canadian Roots Exchange, this program is an opportunity to connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. Hosted by community members, participants will canoe, hike and learn about environmental justice and the history of the Algonquin land claim and how it affects the peoples who live within the territory today. Participants will also travel to Silver Lake to learn, participate and volunteer at the Silver Lake Pow Wow. This program is highly experiential and includes daily camping, hiking and canoeing. Any interested participants should submit an online application, or contact
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.

Posted on August 5, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.