Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - July 22, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Thurs, July 23, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Quad b/n UniCentre & Architecture Bldg, Carleton
OPIRG-Carleton is facing a July 31st eviction from room 326 of the University Centre. OPIRG was served the eviction notice from the CUSA executive without sufficient notice or appropriate consultation. OPIRG has been a part of the Carleton campus since 1979 and has operated out of room 326 UC since 1988. CUSA has offered to move OPIRG to room 127B of the Unicentre, which is 73 per cent smaller than OPIRG’s current space. OPIRG has asked the CUSA executive to rescind the eviction notice and engage in dialogue with our shared membership and affected groups regarding space reallocation in the UniCentre.
On Thursday, July 23 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, OPIRG is hosting a FREE BBQ. Please join us.

FILM: Selma
Fri, July 24, 9 PM @ Dundonald Park
Under the Stars. FREE.
CKCU Picnic
Sat, July 25, NOON @ Britannia Park
As a show of appreciation, please join us for a relaxing picnic in the park! Bring your family or a friend and don't forget your blanket and/or lawn chair. Sandwiches, salads, deserts and drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring something if you feel inclined. Please R.S.V.P. to by July 21st to confirm guests and dietary preference (vegan, veggie, omnivore). We look forward to seeing you!!!!
QueerED: Picnic in the Park
Thurs, July 30, 3:30 PM @ Dundonald Park
Come on out to this sizzling summer edition of QueerED! We will be having a picnic in Dundonald Park, complete with board games and sports. We will be supplying food, but you are welcome to bring snacks to share. This event is open to all LGBTQ+ students at Carleton, U of O, Algonquin, or La Cité. Come on out to QueerED to socialize with other queer post-secondary students in an inclusive space!
Feminist (Indoor) Yard Sale
Thurs, July 30, 5 PM @ Atrium, Carleton
Need your fill of feminist stuff this summer? The Womyn's Centre is hosting a summer indoor yard sale! We will have folks selling clothes, books, crafts and handmade things! We still have a spot or two left so if you would like a table for *free* please email us at
*This is a free event and open to everyone*
July 30ths 5-8pm in the atrium between Roosters and Starbucks!
We will be selling our old feminist and women related literature - anything sold at our table supports us so we can buy NEW books for our library! So please consider stopping by :)
Bi'Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Karaoke Fundraiser
Fri, July 31, 7 PM @ Shanghai Restaurant
Seeking raffle donations for our raffle table. (If you have an item to donate please contact 
Seeking donations of raffle items: 
Art, craft, painting, drawings
gift certificates
gift baskets
t-shirts/clothing swag
All proceeds to support  the Bi'Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering
The 2nd National Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering is coming up August 25, 26,27th. It is an important unique event for Indigenous adoptees and their families and unlike any other specifically for those who identify with the 60's scoop.
The gathering is for adoptees/foster care survivors who have been impacted by the 60's scoop and their children.
To make this event successful we fundraiser all year long by hosting events, presentations and seek donations from the community, unions and churches.
Walking Tour: Building the Rideau Canal and the Making of the Ottawa Working Class
Fri, July 31, 9:30 AM @ National Gallery Spider
Part of 'Bytown Days' events being organized by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa.
Walking Tour: Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism
Sun, Aug 2, 3:45 PM @ Bytown Museum
Part of 'Bytown Days' events being organized by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa.
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Aug 4, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
Algonquin Park-Silver Lake Exchange
Aug 24-30, 2015
Organized by Canadian Roots Exchange, this program is an opportunity to connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. Hosted by community members, participants will canoe, hike and learn about environmental justice and the history of the Algonquin land claim and how it affects the peoples who live within the territory today. Participants will also travel to Silver Lake to learn, participate and volunteer at the Silver Lake Pow Wow. This program is highly experiential and includes daily camping, hiking and canoeing. Any interested participants should submit an online application, or contact
Gardening at the Collective Kitchen
Everyday until Sept. 1, 5:30 PM @ 329 Bell St. S.
Carleton Food Collective.

Posted on July 22, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.