Wednesday Weekly Newsletter Dec. 17

Happy Holidays from OPIRG Carleton. Thanks to all of our volunteers, directors, and members for a great semester. The Wednesday Weekly will return to you on January 7th. OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community. 

OPIRG Volunteer Recruitment: Media Relations

OPIRG Carleton is currently recruiting Media Relations volunteers to help us with our rebranding efforts on campus. If you have media-related skills related to film, graphic design, web design, photography, writing, outreach, or wish to learn some of these skills, please get in touch at 

OPIRG Carleton Office Clean-up

Dear OPIRG volunteers, as the semester winds down we are giving the office a make-over, which includes cleaning up our public desktop computers. If you have files on the desktops or saved elsewhere on the computers, please come and save them to a usb, as they will be deleted by January. Please write to if you wish to schedule a time to come in the office.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Wed, Dec 17, 12 PM @ 216 Murray St.
The PROUD study will be releasing data from its participatory research of people who use drugs in Ottawa. The data will relate to survey participants who had engaged in sex work and will focus on sex workers' experiences with homelessness and the law. POWER will be speaking about the recent passage of Bill C-36 and how it will impact sex workers who live and work in our region. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Just Voices 10th Annual Winter Solstice

Wed, Dec 17, 7 PM @ Irene's PubJoin us for a festive evening of songs celebrating the solstice and a new take on seasonal classics. Song sheets will be handed out for the sing-a-long portion so start warming up your vocal chords! The evening will also feature a mummers play! Free admission, donations accepted.

Dangerous Poetry

Wed, Dec 17, 7:30 PM @ Avant-Garde Bar

People are encouraged to write their own poems, poems that might be banned, or read the poems of previous centuries, poems that have carried us thus far.

GSRC Holiday Potluck & Sing-Along

Fri, Dec 19, 5 PM @ GSRC, Carleton

Join us in the GSRC this holiday season for tasty food, rad friends, and heartfelt songs! We would like to appreciate the hard work that our volunteers have contributed by the hosting a night of merriment, with a sing-along conducted by our music major superstar, Mel!

OHMYJAM (fundraiser for NOII & Justice for Deepan)

Sat, Dec 20, 10:30 PM @ Babylon Nightclub 
The Queer Mafia  presents OTTAWA'S BIGGEST QUEER JAM
Hip Hop / RNB / Dancehall / Trap / Reggae
DJ Mace { Ebony & Ivory Ent / Caravibe }
DJ Debonair { Queer Mafia }
19+ | $7 Before 11:30p
Limited pwyc available before 11:30p
* Partial Proceeds to No One is Illegal and Justice for Deepan

Give the Gift of Health: Justice for Deepan

Like hundreds of thousands of other people living in Canada, Deepan is being denied healthcare because of immigration status. As you know, Canada is refusing to recognize Deepan's citizenship, and attempting to cast him out of his home society. Because Canada ties healthcare to immigration status, he finds himself among the ranks of those who are either denied healthcare entirely, or must battle with a bewilderingly complex bureaucracy to obtain even the most basic coverage.

Posted on December 17, 2014 .