Wednesday Weekly Newsletter February 18

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

WORKSHOP: Raising and Reclaiming our Vibrations: Disconnecting from the Colonial Narrative
Tues, Feb 24, 6 PM @ Room TBD, Carleton
How has the history of colonization and slavery shaped the ways that we have seen ourselves and our communities? This workshop will explore ideas and concepts embedded in Afrofuturism, science-fiction and developing stronger visions for ourselves, our communities and the ways that we are interconnected with the Earth, using movement, role-playing and discussion. Facilitated by Sharrae Lyon.
TALK: Indigenous Healing with Rupert Ross
Wed, Feb 18, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank
In Indigenous Healing: Exploring Traditional Paths, the former crown prosecutor Rupert Ross shares the lessons and insight acquired from years of working with, and learning from, aboriginal communities across Canada.
Community Meeting
Wed, Feb 18, 7:30 PM @ Centretown United Church
An opportunity to discuss the impact recent program changes for Centre 507 will affect the community.
Annual Reconciliation Day
Sun, Feb 22, 2 PM @ St. Albans Anglican Church
The 16th annual Reconciliation Day in Ottawa, presents: Underground Railroad Refugees & their First Nations Guides.
B2P Letter Writing Night
Mon, Feb 23, 6:30 PM @ OPIRG (326 UC)
Books 2 Prisoners Ottawa has been around for 20 years. B2P receives lots of requests for books from prisoners all over the US and in Canada, and one of their main activities is sending books for free.
Pack the Courtroom for Deepan
Tues, Feb 24, 1:45 PM @ 170 Laurier
Deepan Budlakoti Health Hearing. Meet in the main lobby of 170 Laurier (room still unknown) at 1:45. Hearing starts at 2pm. Someone will be downstairs for a while to let people know what the room is. Although a Canadian resident born in Ottawa, Deepan was forced to buy private health insurance to obtain basic health coverage. He is challenging the Ontario government for refusing to provide him with a health card and access to basic medical services that everyone in Canada should be able to access. 
PANEL: The Harper Record on Trial
Tues, Feb 24, 5:30 PM @ 25One Community
Octopus Bookstore and invite you to join Maude Barlow, Karl Nerenberg, and Mark Bourrie 
for a discussion of the Conservative record- and beyond.
PANEL: Women, Kink, and Feminism
Tues, Feb 24, 8 PM @ GSA Carleton
Conversation on safer space with a number of womyn-identified panelists involved in the community. We will explore concepts of power and agency, masulinities and feminities, consent, and the myths associated with BDSM. With this panel discussion, we ask the question "Is there power in submission?" The panel will be moderated by our good friend Lilith from Femme Fetale (CKCU).
Next show: Tues, Mar 3, 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
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 18, 2015 .