Wednesday Weekly - October 21, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Oct 20-22 @ Carleton University
Hosted by the Womyn's Centre. Check here for events: 
Protest at Israeli Embassy
Wed, Oct 21, 12 - 1:30 PM @ 50 O'Connor St.
As the Israeli atrocities and crimes continue against the Palestinian civilians and mainly children, we are standing in solidarity and support of the struggle of the Palestinian people. This event is sponsored by Independent Jewish Voice (IJV), Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR), and the Palestinian Student Association (PSA).

Asexuality Awareness Week
Wed-Fri, Oct 21-23 @ GSRC, Carleton
Wednesday, October 21st - Movie Night: (A)sexual (4-6, 427 UC) 
Thursday, October 22nd - Asexuality/Aromanticism Workshop (5-6:30, BECAMPS, 314 UC) 
Friday, October 23rd - Asexual/Aromantic Closed Discussion Group (3:30-4:30, 427 UC) 
Launch at Venus Envy
Wed, Oct 21, 7:30 PM @ Venus Envy
Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home. 
A transformative memoir by a queer disabled woman of colour and abuse survivor.
In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Building Consent Culture on Campus w/ D'bi Young Anitafrika
Thurs, Oct 22, 3 PM @ Fenn Lounge, Carleton
D'bi Young Anitafrika is a Jamaican-Canadian dub poet, monodramatist, and educator, as well as a Dora Award-winning actor and playwright. D'bi will be speaking on how to build consent culture on campus as well as how to re-imagine consensual spaces and activism. This is a FREE event, and refreshments will be provided. 
Decolonizing Sexuality - Gender Fabulousness
Thurs, Oct 22, 4 PM @ Ojigkwanong (228 Patterson Hall), Carleton
Join us for an evening of gentle learning and fun interactive games (including a gender binary hopscotch!) to get us thinking about various understandings of Indigenous genders & sexualities! Open to all folks.
Featuring Melody McKiver & Alexa Lesperance
Hosted by Aboriginal Service Centre & the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
The Revolution Will Not Have A Bibliography
Thurs, Oct 22, 4 PM @ FSS 4007, UOttawa
The Revolution Will Not Have A Bibliography: Student Activism In The Corporate University - Alok Vaid-Menon of DarkMatter Poetry
Join us for a workshop at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality that explores how the academic industrial-complex keeps us reading rather than revolting.
DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian.
Indigenous Walking Tours
Fri-Sat, Oct 23-24, 7/8 PM @ Contact:
Indigenous Walks is a walk and talk tour through downtown Ottawa that looks at the landscape, monuments and architecture through an Indigenous Perspective. The next two upcoming Indigenous Walks are BRAND NEW called, "~Very Scary Stories~". 
October 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Interpretor: Jaime Koebel ($20/person: Payable upon arrival) 
October 24, 8:00pm - 9:30pm: Interpretor: Jaime Koebel ($20/person: Payable upon arrival) 
Stay tuned for the meeting spots! To reserve your spot in the group, please contact or call 613 290 8597. 
For more information check out: For information on the schedule details, run your cursor over the date on the calendar.
CKCU Funding Drive
Oct 23 - Nov 8 @ CKCU, Carleton
Please support your campus community radio station! Since 1975 we have been providing the best in music, spoken word and multicultural programs 24x7x365. There is no CKCU without you. For your donation you get our deepest appreciation and a tax receipt.
Kick-off Nights at Zaphod Beeblebrox (Oct 23-24):
Workshop: Ask the Midwife
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
This workshop is geared towards all people thinking about pregnancy, are pregnant or have a general interest in all things birth and/or midwifery. 
Mental Health on Air Documentary Launch
Sun, Oct 25, 6:30 PM @ Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton
Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed -- in Canada and in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania, where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns.
Two radio shows, along with school-based listening clubs, are helping to foster the next generation of leaders of Malawi and Tanzania by starting a discussion on the difficult topic of depression and mental health. Join Farm Radio International and TeenMentalHealth.Org at the launch of this insightful documentary.
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Oct 27, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:

Deadline: Ali Mustafa Journalism Award
Sun, Nov 1 @
The  Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism honours Ali’s life and work by supporting other freelance journalists documenting causes or issues related to struggles for social justice. On 9 March 2014, Ali was killed in Aleppo by an explosion from a barrel bomb dropped by a Syrian government aircraft. Ali was photographing the destruction and helping those who had just moments earlier been hit by a barrel bomb. Ali was only 29 years old at the time. Applications for the inaugural award will be accepted until 1 November 2015. Please visit to find out more about the award and how to apply. 
CPAWS Talks Forests
Thurs, Nov 5, 7 PM @ Tabaret Hall, UOttawa
Boreal Birds and the Ottawa Valley with Michael Runtz and Dr. Jeff Wells. Tickets: $15.
Volunteer w/ Free the Falls Group
We are looking for more volunteers for the Free the Falls group supporting the late Chief William Commanda's vision for a public and indigenous peace centre and park on Chaudiere and Albert Island, to "free" the Chaudiere falls and to fight to stop the corporate Windmill/Dream multi-million dollar condo development.

Posted on October 21, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.