Wednesday Weekly Newsletter March 18, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
OPIRG Carleton Bursary Deadline Extension
Wed, Mar 25, 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 25th 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

Panel: Bill C-36
Wed, Mar 18, 7 PM @ FSS 4012, UOttawa
Understanding the new prostitution laws.

GSA All Candidates Forum
Thurs, Mar 19, Noon @ GSA Lounge
Free Pizza.

Workshop: Intro to Gardening
Thurs, Mar 19, 6 PM @ GSA Lounge
These workshops are just a few buds of the reopening of the Kitiganensag, the GSA-Carleton Community Garden.

Orchestrating Austerity: Impacts and Resistance
Thurs, Mar 19, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
With Donna Baines and Stephen McBride.

Public Meeting: Stop Bill C-51
Thurs, Mar 19, 7 PM @ McNabb Community Centre

GSRC Volunteer Training
Fri, Mar 20, 6 PM @ GSRC (4th flr UC), Carleton

Panel: Racism/Islamophobia and Bill C-51
Sat, Mar 21, 10 AM @ PSAC Bldg, 223 Gilmour St.
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism with PSAC's Racially Visible Action committee (RVAC).

#UnityforCommunity Fundraiser
Sat, Mar 21, 6 PM @ St. Paul's Eastern United Church
Talent Showcase and Fundraiser to save Shawenjeagamik (510 Rideau St.).

B2P Letter Writing Night
Mon, Mar 23, 6 PM @ The G-Spot, 329 Bell St.
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.

Talk: Gideon Levy
Mon, Mar 23, 7 PM @ First Baptist Church

Workshop: Intermediate Gardening
Tues, Mar 24, 6 PM @ GSA Lounge.
These workshops are just a few buds of the reopening of the Kitiganensag, the GSA-Carleton Community Garden.

The Inconvenient Truth About Harper's Canada
Tues, Mar 24, 7 PM @ Centretown United Church
With Michael Harris and Donald Gutstein.

Give Hope A Voice
Tues, Mar 24, 7:30 PM @ The Aulde Dubliner & Pour House
Spreading Awareness of Mental Health in Ottawa's Queer and Trans Communities.

Work-a-Day/Hour/Donate Campaign
March 25 @
Please join us in in supporting an Ottawa-based Carleton alumni and her family. Monika Thakker and Pierre Blais are parents to Étienne who has a rare, life threatening genetic condition called Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. The condition is estimated to affect 1 in 100,000. Children with ADA-SCID often die within the first year of life without treatment due to infections that they do not have tools to fight, even with the help of antibiotics or other treatments.
There are no bone marrow matches for Étienne in the donor registry. It’s more difficult to find matches for him because of his ethnic diversity. Étienne’s only long term treatment option is Gene Therapy, a type of bone marrow transplant in which he would be his own donor. He is enrolled in a clinical trial at UCLA in Los Angeles, and his transplant surgery will take place in April.
Please consider making a donation this family on your own or by taking part in the work-a-day for baby Étienne on March 25th 2015. Donations can be made through  Please join the facebook event at : share your messages of support for Étienne and his parents.

White Allies Needed for Healing Rage Ottawa Conference
Mar 28-20 @ Heron Road Community Centre
The end of March harks the coming of Noojimo' Annish Wenjigdaazod Kitchi-Sippi (NAWK) a conference organized by and for local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (POC) to promote healing for oppressed communities. The conference, whose title translates to English as "to heal the reason why we are angry," is free to all Black, Indigenous, and POC. Outlined below are a few ways we, as white allies, can compliment this healing initiative.
1) Make/ donate food (help feed conference participants)
2) Financial contributions (help keep the conference free)
3) Door prize donations (help create some excitement)
4) Taxiing (help conference participants get around)

OPIRG Winter Colloquium Featuring Bonita Lawrence and Zainab Amadahy
Mon, Mar 30, 6 PM @ 302 Azrieli Theatre, Carleton
Surviving and Thriving in Colonial Canada

Next show: Tues, Mar 31, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:

OPIRG Carleton AGM
Wed, Apr 1, 5:30 PM @ Rm 2203 Dunton Tower, Carleton.
OPIRG Carleton Annual General Meeting with Election of Board of Directors
5:30pm - Doors and snacks
6-8pm - AGM
8-9pm - Volunteer Appreciation and Social
** Nominations Open: March 11th, 2015
• Nominations packages will be available on the OPIRG-Carleton website ( and in the OPIRG office, 326 UniCentre.
**Nominations Close: March 25th 2015 – one week prior to elections


Posted on March 18, 2015 .