Wednesday Weekly - July 29, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Membership Advisory: OPIRG remains in 326 UC
Wednesday July 29th 2015 - After 3 weeks of mobilizing support in the face of a termination notice to vacate room 326 Unicentre, OPIRG-Carleton has signed a new license agreement for its office space of 27 years. The agreement is for a term of 7 months beginning  August 1st 2015 and running through to January 31st 2016. [Continue reading Membership Advisory / Joint Press Release...]

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 :)
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.
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.
Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Sandra Bland
Fri, July 31, 8:30 PM @ Human Rights Monument
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:
Decolonial Picnic at Chaudière Falls
Sun, Aug 9, 1:30 PM @ Dundonald Park (or meet at 2:30 pm at Chaudière Falls)
Free Food and potluck!
Come join us for a fun community oriented afternoon - food, music and learning about the history of the Chaudière Falls and their Islands.
We will meet at Dundonald Park at 1h30pm on August 9th and walk or bike together to Victoria Island. On Victoria Island we will have a group picnic at 3h00pm. Musician Leonard Youngfoot will be playing, as well as other artists, we hope. We will tour the Island and the Chaudière Falls from 4h00 to 5h00pm and have a discussion about the proposed Condominium development and colonialism there.
Lindsay Lambert will be joining us and will be talking about the history of the area. Lindsay is a local activist who has been working to free the falls and the islands for many years. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as the backstory to the proposed Zibi condominium development.
If you would like to contribute with the entertainment or with you knowledge of the Chaudière falls and the proposed destruction, contact us.
We will bring some food, and are asking everyone to bring some as well.
- 1h30pm Meet at Dundonald park to walk to Victoria Island
- 2h30pm Arrival at Victoria Island
- 3h00pm Picnic and music
- 4h00-5h00pm Tour of Chaudiere falls and speakers to be announced.
- 5h30 Wrap up.
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 29, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.