Wednesday Weekly - May 6, 2015

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

Protest Bill C-51
Wed, May 6, 12 PM @ Parliament Hill
The House of Commons holds its FINAL vote on Bill C-51 Wednesday May 6th in the afternoon.
Supervised Injection and Bill C-2
Thurs, May 7, 1:30 PM @ Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
International Harm Reduction Day May 7th. The PROUD study will be bringing together researchers, peers, and community organizations to speak about the need for supervised injection services in Ottawa as well as the recent passage of bill C-2 in parliament.
Saudi Embassy Protest in support of Raif Badawi
Thurs, May 7, 4 PM @ 201 Sussex Dr.
May 7th will mark the one year anniversary of Raif's conviction.
Permaculture Design for Gardeners
Thurs, May 7, 6 PM @ GSA Carleton
Ottawa: A Public Forum on Democracy
Thurs, May 7, 7 PM @ First United Church, 347 Richmond Rd.
– Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
– Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor
– Michael Blais, President and Founder, Canadian Veterans Advocacy
– Christine Jones, Co-Chair, Canadian Peace Alliance
– Larry Rousseau, Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC National Capital Region
– Grace Iyabosa, Ottawa ACORN leader
Vigil: #Ott2Bmore
Fri, May 8, 7:30 PM @ US Embassy
Candlelight vigil for #BlackLivesMatter, to be held across the street from 490 Sussex Dr (US embassy). We request your respectful presence to express your support for the victims, the survivors of police brutality and racism.
Sat, May 9, 10 AM - 5 PM @ Jack Purcell Community Centre
Community Connections: Solidarity in Practice
Sat, May 9, 3 PM @ 25One Community
Next Up Ottawa would like to invite you to participate in a celebration of community builders in our city! **A free meal will be offered to all participants**
Film: Under Rich Earth
Mon, May 11, 7 PM @ 329 Bell St. S
The Carleton Food Collective is partnering with Cloud Mountain Coffee to screen an awesome documentary that tells a story about Canadian mining companies in Ecuador.
Next show: Tues, May 12, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
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:
Volunteer for Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering
Seeking local Indigenous & non-Indigenous volunteers to help us with a variety of roles for the 2015 Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering taking place at Rideau Hill Camp August 25-27th, 2015. Please click the Volunteer Spot button to sign up and check out the roles you can participate in Meals, accomodations and transporation provided in-kind. Chi meegwetch!

Posted on May 12, 2015 .