Wednesday Weekly Newsletter Dec. 3

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community. 


Tues, Dec 9, 7 PM @ Café Nostalgica
What better way to celebrate another successful semester than to join forces across campuses to appreciate our members and volunteers?
Opirg Carleton, CUPE 4600, CUPE 2626, GSAÉD, APTPUO, and The Leveller newspaper invite our members and volunteers to Café Nostalgica on Tuesday, December 9 at 7-10 pm. Food will be served, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
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OPIRG Refund Period Continues

Mon-Fri, Dec 1-510 AM-4 PM @ 326 UniCentre
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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.

CUSAM Meeting

Wed, Dec 3, 3 PM @ GSA Lounge, 6th flr UniCentre

Join the fight to lower tuition at Carleton.

PHOTO EXHIBIT: Oil - The Sands to Suburbs Connection

Wed, Dec 3, 7 PM @ Champlain Rm, Ottawa City Hall

Alex MacLean is an award winning photographer, pilot, Harvard-trained architect, and author and co-author of 11 books. Through his stunning aerial photography, Mr. MacLean will reveal rarely seen views of what an oil junkie society looks like from the sky. From our growing tar sands in Alberta to the Texas suburban extreme, he follows the supply and demand of our oil addiction; its consequences for urban form, and some hopes to curb it, with a sampling of innovative solutions from Europe and North America.


Thurs, Dec 4, 4:30 PM @ Womyn's Centre, Carleton

December 6th, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the massacre and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Days of Activism at Carleton is here to bring awareness on the events that took place on December 6th, 1989. It exists to support all action to eradicate gender-based violence, support students in need, and to commemorate the lives lost at the Montreal massacre at École Polytechnique.
Every year December 6th the community meet to remember and honour the memory of the 14 women murdered at École Polytechnique in Montreal December 6th, 1989. If folks would like to go as a group, we will be leaving campus around 5pm. Location: Minto Park (Elgin and Gilmour).


Thurs, Dec 4, 7 PM @ Carleton University Art Gallery 
Join us for an evening at the Carleton University Art Gallery featuring local performers and artists who engage with the issue of gendered violence through their work. Local visual artists will display their work. Spoken word poets Gabriel Castilloux and Janna Klostermann will perform, followed by singer-songwriter Erin Saoirse Adair.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is on December 6th, which is a Saturday this year, so we've organized an evening in recognition of this important day a couple of days early. 
Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and all are welcome. The final of several the GSA is hosting leading up to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women as a part of our No Means No campaign.

BOOK LAUNCH: Celia's Song

Fri, Dec 5, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown

Book Launch of Celia's Song, Lee Maracle in conversation with Waubgeshig Rice.


Sat, Dec 6, 11:30 AM @ 87 George St.
We are getting together to support the actions of the National Popular Assembly (Mexico), which was created to demand justice for the 43 missing #Ayotzinapa students. On December 6 and 7th the National Popular Assembly will lead the peaceful take-over of Mexico City demanding justice for the 43 missing students and all other victims of state violence in Mexico. We will lead a walk from CTV news (87 George St) to the corner of O'connor and Metcalfe, were the Mexican embassy is located. 
We are currently recruiting 43 volunteers who can "wear" the pictures of each one of the missing students during our walk. Get in touch with Eren Cervantes-Altamirano either in Facebook or by email to 


Sun, Dec 7, 3 PM @ Pressed, 750 Gladstone

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IPSMO Open Meeting

Sun, Dec 7, 4 PM @ 323 Chapel St., Board RoomThe Indigenous Peoples' Solidarity Movement - Ottawa is a local, grassroots indigenous solidarity collective that supports indigenous struggles for justice and decolonization. We have been organizing in Ottawa for the past 8 years and have done, and do, solidarity organizing with Six Nations land defenders, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, organizing to secure justice for missing and murdered women, girls, two-spirits and their families, and many other communities,
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Next show: Tues., Dec 9, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!!

Anti-Austerity Protest

Tues, Dec 9, 4:30 PM @ Bureau de la député Maryse Gaudrault (259 Boul. St-Joseph)


Wed, Dec 10, 6 PM @ Harper's office, 80 Wellington St.

Come join in and invite your friends and family (via facebook & other) to Idle No More's second anniversary Round Dance (Bring hand Drums and wear your Regalia if you can)).
This circle will be a reminder to all Canadians and the Canadian Government how central and crucial First Nation's presence, spirits and voices are in protecting the land, water, air and animals for future generations.
All Nations are welcome to join and show their Solidarity with Turtle Island's First Nations. David White Deer Charette will be heading the round dance. This young man is big medicine to many. We are fortunate that he will be heading the round dance songs.
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WORKSHOP: Resilient Resistance

Dec 13-14, 1 PM @ Ottawa City Hall

The Canadian Council of Muslim Women's Project Communitas with funding from the Kanishka Project will be conducting a weekend community and individual resilience training workshop at Ottawa City Hall. The Initiatives will aim to create greater inter-community interdependence, dialogue and understanding; to strengthen mitigation, preparedness and response to crisis and sudden change; to have a better understanding of threats to Canadian safety; to foster active citizenship, civic pride and community connections, and to empower youth and community. More info:

Posted on December 3, 2014 .