Wednesday Weekly Newsletter - May 27, 2015

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

Wed, May 27, 8 AM - 6 PM @ EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr.
Join Ten Hours Against Terrorism, a Nonviolent Protest at CANSEC15, Canada’s largest weapons fair and host to some of the world’s worst human rights violators and torturers. Take Bus 97 to Airport/Uplands (6144).
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.
QueerED Queeraoke
Wed, May 27, 9:30 PM @ The Lookout, 41 York St.
Open to all LGBTQ+ students at Carleton, U of O, Algonquin, or La Cite.
May 28th 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.
May 25 Update: Israel’s military prosecution has officially appealed the court’s decision to release Khalida on bail and under other stated conditions. Consequently, Khalida will NOT be released on Tuesday. The appeal’s hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 1:00pm. As expected, the prosecution team is doing everything in their power to keep her imprisoned. The court’s earlier decision to release Khalida on bail is not a result of a just and righteous Israeli “legal system”. The international community played a central role in mounting international pressure by keeping the Free Khalida campaign alive and by keeping the letters to their MPs, Senators, government representatives and to the IOF going. Your role in this was and continues to be critical, and your actions have been fruitful in good results. Now more than ever, it is necessary to double these efforts, escalate the pressure and recreate the traffic before Thursday, May 28! We as you to keep the letters, emails, phone calls, faxes, and meetings going to your MPs from now until Thursday. 
For more information: Visit the Free Khalida campaign webpage:
Artists for Social Justice
Fri, May 29, 7 PM @ Cafe Nostalgica
CPEP’s 3rd Annual Artists for Social Justice. Witness art as a medium for social change.
#StopC51 Convergence
Sat, May 30, 2 PM @ Parliament Hill 
UNITE 4 Our Rights! #StopC51 Convergence in Ottawa.
#BlackLivesMatter March
Sat, May 30, 5 PM @ U.S. Embassy
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:
Walk for Reconciliation
Sun, May 31, 11 AM - 2 PM @ Ecole Secondaire de L'ile, 255 rue Saint-Redempteur
A walk to designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians.
Union Guerrilla Gardening
Sun, May 31, 12 PM @ Union Local 613
Enjoy beer and snacks in this early spring planting season.
Fight Bill C-51 - Part 2
Mon, June 1, 12 PM @ Corner of Wellington & Elgin
Mass Blanket Exercise
Mon, June 1, 5:30 PM @ Parliament Hill
Hosted by A7G.
Overcoming Adversity
Mon, June 1, 7 PM @ Christ Church Cathedral
Jointly hosted by Octopus books, KAIROS Canada and Mennonite Central Committee, this is an evening of conversation, discussing the influence and impact of the residential school system. Edmund Metatawabin and Armand Garnet Ruffo In Conversation with CBC's Shelagh Rogers.
Decolonization and Development
Mon, June 1, 7 PM @ 329 Bell St. South
Decolonization and Development: A Discussion with Romola Vasantha Thumbadoo. Hosted by the Carleton Food Collective. 
WWOS Memorial
Mon, June 1, 9 AM - 4 PM @ Delta Ottawa City Centre
There will be a Special Walking With Our Sisters Memorial to Remember the Children, Honouring those that didn’t Return Home From Residential School.
Hidden Generations
Tues, June 2, 7 PM @ Cafe Nostalgica
Speaker Series: Hidden Generations on the Road with Colleen Cardinal.
Hearing: Rezone "Zibi"
Wed, June 3, 10 AM @ Ottawa City HallThe Preliminary Hearing for the appeal to oppose the rezoning of  the Chaudiere & Albert Islands from "parkland" to "retail, commercial & residential" will be held and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - -  COME AND SUPPORT DOUGLAS CARDINAL, ROMOLA TREBILCOCK, LINDSEY LAMBERT,  LARRY MCDERMOTT, AND RICHARD JACKMAN!
Wed, June 3, 8 PM @ 110 Cambridge St. N
The Punch Up Collective Presents: DanceDanceSolidarity: A Congress Party! Donations and Raffle for the End Immigration Detention Network and Hassan Diab. 
Next show: Tues, June 9, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:

Posted on May 27, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.