Wednesday Weekly - May 20, 2015

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

Anti-Oppression Training
Sun, May 24, 11:30 AM - 4 PM @ Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Pères-Blancs Ave
Joint, participant-led training organized by OPIRG Carleton and OPIRG Ottawa. Gluten free vegan lunch served at 12 Noon. Facilities included gender neutral washroom, wheelchair accessible, parking for bikes and cars. Public transit bus #5 to building. Please RSVP by replying to this email.
Bike Tune-Ups and Cycling Mini-Fair
Thurs, May 21, 11 AM - 2 PM @ Carleton University (between UniCentre/Architect Buildings)
All are welcome so join us for this free and fun event. OPIRG will be tabling.
Indigenous Poetry Launch
Wed, May 20, 7 PM @ 25One Community, 251 Bank St.
Launch of Wabigoon River and The Thunderbird Poems with David Groulx and Armand Garnet Ruffo.
G-Spot General Assembly
Fri, May 22, 5 PM @ 329 Bell St. South 
The Carleton Food Collective - the only revolutionary food provider on campus, organized by your fellow students and allies in the great community. Come help us grow and catch up on the latest news. Spread to your friends, foes, and fellow eaters!
March Against Monsanto
Sat, May 23, 10 AM @ Major's Hill Park
Save Canada Post
Sat, May 23, 10 AM - 2 PM @ 32 Northside Rd, Bell's Corner
Walk with your Postal Worker:
Clothesline Project
Sun, May 24, 10 AM - 5 PM @ Minto Park
At Ravenswing 2015. The purpose of the Project is to increase awareness of the impact of violence against women, to celebrate a woman's strength to survive and to provide another avenue for her to courageously break the silence that often surrounds her experience.
Call for volunteers: Please contact me at if interested.
Justice for Deepan - Pack the Courtroom
Tues, May 26, 8:30 AM @ Supreme Court of Canada
We need a big show of support as Deepan is set to go to court. We want the judge, the government and the media to know that Deepan is part of Canadian society and that this situation cannot be allowed to continue.
What we ask of you: (if you aren’t in Ottawa or can’t come, see #3 and #4!)
1) Come to the rally and press conference at 8:30am on May 26th (Stay as long as you can!), tell us if you’ll be there.*
2) Be present in court during the hearing (We hope to have more people than there was room, just like last time – hearing lasts 3 hours – 9:30am to 12:30pm), Tell us if you’ll be there*
3) Bring a friend or multiple friends; and share this call-out among your networks.
4) Donate to the Justice for Deepan legal fund – These 3 hours in federal court alone will cost nearly $20,000 in court fees and legal fees!! Indiegogo:
* Note: If you plan on coming, please let us know on the Facebook page so we have a better idea of how many people to expect and to encourage others to show up!
Next show: Tues, May 26, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
Community Discussions on Aboriginal Issues
Wed, May 27, 9:30 AM @ Unitarian Fellowship of Ottawa
Former Chief Whiteduck of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and Gabrielle Fayant an activist and Vice-President of the Odawa Native Friendship Centre will be focusing on local and regional dimensions of such a new partnership.
ACTION: No Windmill Condos
Wed, May 27, 6 PM @ "Zibi", 6 Booth St.
Come out for a peaceful assembly to let Riverkeeper supporters know that cooperating with Windmill Inc. is against First Nations rights. Bring signs, music makers and flags. Also, we are our own media.
Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Fundraiser & Call for Volunteers
Sat, May 30, 6:30 PM @ Bronson Centre
The Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Planning Committee is honoured and proud to present an evening of entertainment with a very special guest Juno Award winning musician and nominee, Grand Chief Of Muskegowuk Council Lawrence Martin - Wapistan
With performances by:
Lesley Parlane - Storyteller
Theland Kicknosway - Hoop Dancer 
Cody Coyote - Hip Hop Artist 
Twin Flames - Jaaji Okpik & Chelsea June
Emcee: Duane Morrisseau Beck
 - Pay What you Can – suggested donation $10.00 
Meal tickets will be sold for $10.00 : 
Vegetarian Chili, or Meat Chili 
Baked Bannock ( Whole Wheat or Plain)
Apple Crumble Dessert
Cedar Tea/Coffee/Herbal Tea 
If you'd like to volunteer to help make this event successful please email us at
We are accepting donations of prizes, art items, gift certifcates to be raffled off.
 - This event is public and open to all.
All proceeds go to 2015 Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Aug 25-27th, 2015
Event sponsored with the help and colloboration of KAIROS Ottawa
This event will coincide with the events happening for KAIROS TIme for Reconcilation:
Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, dozens of Israeli soldiers arrested Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, after breaking down the door of her home in Ramallah.  She has been issued an administrative detention order, imprisoning her for six months without charge or trial. In addition to being a member of the Palestinian Parliament, Jarrar is a prominent women’s rights activist and advocate for the rights of political prisoners.
“My mother always speaks the truth to power. She is a woman and a loved leader. Also, my mother was recently involved in working on Palestine joining the International Criminal Court. They went after her for all of these reasons,” said Yafa Jarrar, one of Jarrar’s daughters.
Take action:

Posted on May 20, 2015 .