Wednesday Weekly Newsletter March 4, 2015

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

Israeli Apartheid Week
Mar 9-13 @ Carleton University
Students Against Israeli Apartheid is proud to announce our diverse series of events for our 11th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW).


When: 2-4PM 
Where: 326 Unicentre, Carleton U (OPIRG office) 
A workshop and consequent discussion to familiarize participants with apartheid and how it looks in the context of Israel.

When: 6-9PM
Where: 2104 Canal Building, Carleton U
‘Pressure Points’ is a documentary telling the story of Berkeley’s historic divestment debate. We'll follow with a discussion about divestment at Carleton. #CUdivest 


When: 6:30-9:30PM
Where: 3275 Mackenzie Building, Carleton U
A panel discussion on colonialism and apartheid from Turtle Island to Palestine, featuring Clayton Thomas Muller, an organizer and writer on environmental justice and indigenous rights from the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, and Suha Jarrar, a Palestinian social justice activist and researcher.


When: 6:30-9:30PM
Where:182 Unicentre, Carleton U
Featuring Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders, and Cherrell Brown, Justice League NYC. Both participated in a 2015 delegation to Palestine aimed at connecting Black movement leaders in the US with those on the ground in Palestine.
As solidarity grows, we ask - what do Palestinian and Black liberation have in common? Looking at colonization and apartheid matrixes in North America and Israel is at the root of it.


When: 6:30-9:30PM
Where: 100 St. Patrick's Building, Carleton U
Dr. Nahla Abdo, Arab Canadian feminist, activist, and author, and Mariam Barghouti, Palestinian activist and journalist, will talk about the anti-colonial struggles and experiences of Palestinian women prisoners.

------FRIDAY, MARCH 13

When: 7-11PM
Where: Rooster's Cafe, Univentre, Carleton U
A night of poetry, music, and culture in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom. This year, our lineup includes King Kimbit, Radiyah Chowdhury, Ikenna "OpenSecret" Onyegbula and Nicole Lefebvre, Remi Kanazi, and more!

Harm Reduction Workshop
Wed, Mar 4, 12 PM @ Loeb B742, Carleton
Workshop - Harm Reduction: What is it & how does it work? Presented by CUPE 4600 Women's Caucus. Free lunch provided.

G-Spot Servings
Wed, Mar 4, shortly after noon @ Library Tunnel Junction, Carleton
Fri, Mar 6, shortly after noon @ Library Tunnel Junction, Carleton
Please bring a reusable food container and spoon to the serving, danke :)
Queering ASL and Deaf Culture: Workshop/Social
Wed, Mar 4, 5 PM @ BECAMPS, Carleton
Organized by GSRC and Carleton Sign Student Society
Cross Stitch
Wed, Mar 4, 6:30 PM @ AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Queering Feminism & DIY.
Fossil Fuel Divestment
Thurs, Mar 5, 4 PM @ Rm 1811 Dunton Tower, Carleton 
The Carleton Working Group on Climate Change invites you to attend: "Perspectives on Fossil Fuel Divestment: a Roundtable"
CUSAM Meeting
Thurs, Mar 5, 4 PM @ GSA, Carleton
Carleton University Student Action Movement - OPIRG Carleton Working Group
One Hour in Paris
Thurs, Mar 5, 7 PM @ Octopus Books Centretown
A True Story of Rape and Recovery: An Evening with Karyn Freedman.
Int'l Women's Day 2015
Sat, Mar 7, 1 PM @ Hintonberg Community Centre
Free and All Ages. The dance workshop is hip hop style, and will be taught by a dance instructor from Flava Factory. The craft workshop is put on by Artswell.
Vagina Monologues
Sat-Sun, Mar 7-8, 7 PM @ Minto Theatre, Carleton
Carleton Tickets are $10 online, available via email or $12 at the door. All Proceeds go to the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.
Women Workers Speak Out
Sun, Mar 8, 2 PM @ 25One Community
Join us for a celebration of their resistance and a discussion about building a militant labour and solidarity movement in Ottawa.
Planning Meeting: Chaudière Falls
Sun, Mar 8, 6 PM @ Kitchisippi United Church
Planning Meeting for Chaudière Falls and its Islands.
Cinema Politica: I Am Femen
Mon, Mar 9, 7 PM @ Rm 202 Tory Bldg, Carleton
In collaboration with the Womyn's Centre. Oxana Shachko is a woman, a fighter, an artist. As a teenager, her passion for iconography almost inspires her to join a convent, but in the end she decides to devote her talents to the Femen movement. This screening is part of CP's 2014-15 Divine Interventions screening project, exploring the intersection of social justice and spirituality in documentary cinema.
Community Blanket Exercise
Tues, Mar 10, 6 PM @ Odawa Native Friendship Centre
A7G Reach Up! North Community Blanket Exercise - KAIROS 
The Leveller: Story Meeting
Tues, Mar 10, 6:15 PM @ 25One Community
The Leveller Editorial Board invites you to a Story Meeting to prepare for the next issue of its rad newspaper. Come pitch an idea or be assigned a story. There are also other ways to get involved!
Tues, Mar 10, 7 PM @ Senate Room, Carleton
Wed, Mar 11, 10 AM-4 PM @ Carleton Atrium
Join OPIRG-Carleton's Working Groups as we table in the atrium. Books to Prisoners will be holding its monthly book sale.
The Right to Have Rights: Statelessness, Citizenship and Belonging
Thurs, Mar 12, 6:30 PM @ 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
Justice 4 Deepan presents Join us with Alex Neve, Daiva Stasiulis and Yavar Hameed to discuss the various problems and complications that arise when thinking about legal status and access to rights. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
OPIRG Carleton Bursaries Deadline
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
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White Allies Needed for March 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 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 March 3, 2015 .