Wednesday Weekly Newsletter January 28

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

OPIRG Anti-Oppression & Decolonization Workshop
Sat, Jan 31, 10 AM - 5 PM @ GSA, Carleton
OPIRG Carleton and GRIPO are hosting an all day workshop, consisting of anti-oppression 101 training and decolonization for all our volunteers and staff. 
OPIRG Carleton requires that all our working groups operate under an anti oppressional and consensus based framework, and thus we encourage all our volunteers to attend this training, regardless if it's for the first time or as a refresher!  Lunch will also be provided.
Jeff Halper Presentation: Crisis in Jerusalem
Wed, Jan 28, 7:30 PM @ First United Congregation of Ottawa
Jerusalem is experiencing a startling increase in violence. Dr. Halper, who founded the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions will analyze the current tensions and what can be done about them. Student tickets $10.
Hip Hop: Frank Waln & the Sampson Bros
Wed, Jan 28, 8 PM @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
Presented by Carleton Aboriginal Service Centre, Carleton GSA and the SFUO.
OPIRG/ASC WORKSHOP: Environmental Sustainability
Thurs, Jan 29, 6 PM @ Ojigkwanong (228 Paterson), Carleton
Environmental Sustainability from an Indigenous Perspective with Ben Powless. Presented by OPIRG Carleton and the Aboriginal Service Centre.
Screening: The Human Scale
Thurs, Jan 29, 6:30 PM @ Bytowne Cinema
Free. Stay after the film for a panel discussion and Q&A about what the City of Ottawa has done well (and what it can do better) with regards to urban planning, sustainable transportation, and creating a more livable city.
Protest in support of Algonquin Sacred Site
Fri, Jan 30, 8:15 AM @ Palais du Congrès, Gatineau
Earlier this year, the discovery of ancient artifacts on land near the Chaudière Falls in Gatineau prompted First Nations activists to occupy the site, which is slated for redevelopment. Given the findings, some people want the city to put the brakes on the $43-million project. Algonquin off-reserve chief Roger Fleury was among the occupiers arrested in September for refusing to leave. At 9am, we will proceed to Room 1 on the first floor to support Roger and six others for the injunction. 
We need as many people as possible to support Roger in his quest for protecting ancient Heritage Archaeological site found this past summer.
Next show: Tues, Feb 3, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
The Leveller - Vol. 7, No. 4 Release
Available in print and online @
Violence in Mexico / Premier Wynne on Tuition / Pride Week / Prison Fungus / Reclaiming Indigenous Voices  / Les Sans-Culottes: Le réveil des Atikamekw / Tory Daycare Attack / John A’s B’day / Boko Haram and Western Indifference / Cherry Picking Foreign Policy / Ebola Response / American Sniper Review / Remembering Zinn / Column: Resistance is Fertile / Creativity and Consent / Power to the People / Bottles not Cans / We are Jose / Chris Dixon’s Another Politics/ Feature: Algonquins of Barriere Lake / WHODUNIT / Column: Parenting From Below / Horoscopes / Comic: Colonialism / Comic: Watershed Blues / Listings
Exchange to Six Nations
Feb 16-21
Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) is organizing an exchange to Six nations of the Grand River. Post-secondary-aged students are invited to apply. During the planned exchange, Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth will mutually learn more about the history, culture and current realities in Six Nations. Some of the topics of learning include: treaties, residential schools, traditional medicines, local business, Indigenous worldviews and environmental sustainability. Program cost is $600, but bursaries are available. To apply, please email for the application. 
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 January 28, 2015 and filed under Events.