Wednesday Weekly Newsletter February 11

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

WORKSHOP: Healthy Relationships
Thurs, Feb 12, 12 PM @ GSA Lounge, Carleton
Looking for an alternative to the typical Valentine's Day event? Join OPIRG Carleton, the GSA, and CUPE 4600 for a workshop on Healthy Relationships facilitated by Planned Parenthood Ottawa.
 OPIRG Carleton Info Fair
Wed, Feb 11, 10 AM - 4 PM @ Carleton Atrium
Join OPIRG Carleton and our 12 Working Groups to learn more about and get involved with social justice initiatives on campus and in the community.
Queering Black History Month
Wed, Feb 11, 6:30 PM @ Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave.
A photography exhibit and panel discussion celebrating the intersectionalities of queerness and blackness in the context of Black History Month. #notjustamonth
CUSAM Winter Meeting
Thurs, Feb 12, 4 PM @ GSA Lounge, Carleton
While the Carleton University Student Action Movement (CUSAM) has been hibernating over the cold winter, much progress has been made. We will be announcing some major victories, and planning our future actions moving forward. All are welcome. Old members and any student who is interested in pushing for more affordable education.
FSIS 5th Annual Day of Justice Feast & Ceremony
Thurs, Feb 12, 6 PM @ Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Honouring and Remembering Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two spirit, Supporting the Living. Families of Sisters in Spirit & The Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Fri, Feb 13, 6 PM @ Rm 1007 FSS, UOttawa
No More Stolen Sisters! End violence against indigenous women, girls and two-spirits. We will be hearing from grassroots indigenous women about the violence that they and other women and girls are experiencing, what they are doing to stop it and what non-indigenous people can do to help. If we have time we will also be screening the film, “"Survival, Strength, Sisterhood,”
Next show: Tues, Feb 17, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
OPIRG Carleton Bursaries Announcement
Due Thurs, Mar 12, 3:30 PM @ OPIRG Carleton
OPIRG-Carleton is accepting applications for the Terry Cottam Research Bursary for Graduate Students, Undergraduate Research Bursary and International Student Bursary. Applications will be accepted until March 12th 2015 at 3:30pm. Bursary recipients will be recognized at the Annual General Meeting on April 1st in Dunton Tower 2203 at 6:30pm. Applications at the OPIRG office or online at
March 5-7, 2015
Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) is hosting a national youth forum: “Bridging the Gap” from March 5-7, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba! The interactive national youth forum aims to connect youth from across the country and to explore how to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada. The forum allows youth (29 and under) to develop leadership skills, gather and dispel stereotypes, and facilitate reconciliation. CRE is inviting interested participants, youth presenters, and sponsors to participate in this national event!
For more information on how to apply and enter a contest to win a sponsored space, please contact or visit the Canadian Roots website:
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

Posted on February 11, 2015 .