Wednesday Weekly - September 30, 2015

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.
Supervised Injection Services Discussion
Wed, Sept 30, 11:30 AM @ 47B Fauteux, UOttawa
CSCS with many partner agencies will be hosting a community discussion with students, nurses, activists, researchers, and people who use drugs on the need for supervised consumption services in Ottawa.
Film: Put This On The Map
Wed, Sept 30, 5:30 PM @ GSRC, Carleton
Join the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre and Equity Service's Sexual Assault Support Services for an evening of queer documentary-watching and discussion! We will be serving popcorn and drinks.
Intro to Fossil Free UOttawa
Thurs, Oct 1, 12 PM @ Tabaret Lawn, UOttawa
Workshop: Intro to Indigenous Solidarity
Thurs, Oct 1, 6:30 PM @ 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton
This is a two hour workshop that introduces people to the basics of indigenous solidarity. We explore some of the history of indigenous resistance, key concepts, terminology and how to do indigenous solidarity. This workshop is intended for everyone who is interested in being principled allies to indigenous people. This workshop was designed by, and will be presented by, non-indigenous people. This workshop is a collaboration between the Women's and Gender Studies Student Society, the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, and the CU Aboriginal Service Centre.
Carleton Up For Debate
Thurs, Oct 1, 7 PM @ Carleton Atrium
The non-partisan event, hosted by Carleton Oxfam and the Carleton Equal Voice Chapter and sponsored by CUSA, GSA and the Womyn's Centre, will be a debate between representatives from all Carleton political party chapters (Young Conservatives, Liberals, New-Democrats and Greens). The debate will be focused on issues pertaining to women -- issues that are typically ignored. 
Student Action Prep Day
Fri, Oct 2, 12 PM @ UOttawa (tbd)
Putting Student Issues on the Agenda: Banner Making Party
Join us for a Friday afternoon of banner making and student outreach as we prepare for a Day of Action to put student issues on the political agenda. The banner will be used on October 7th, 2015 when students across the province will be engaging in actions to prove that students do care and are speaking up this election.
Rally for Workers Rights
Fri, Oct 2, 12:30 PM @ HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
Join the Workers Action Group of Solidarity Against Austerity for a rally in support of Mugshots workers.
The Refugee Crisis: Teach-In & Community Meeting
Fri, Oct 2, 2:30 PM @ Southam 516, Carleton
This teach-in/community meeting has a couple of broad goals. First, we wish to make a political/ideological intervention into the conversation in order to build up our analysis to guide our concrete interventions and critiques of the interventions being posed. Second, we hope to push open and extend the critical the space that’s opening up at Carleton around the refugee crisis and to link with other global critical debates and movements.
Manifestation contre l'austerité
Sat, Oct 3, 11 AM @ rue Laval & Charlevoix, l'Île de Hull
Horaire de la journée:
11h00: Fabrication de pancartes et bannières
12h00: Diner populaire
13h00: Assemblée populaire sur la résistance à l’austérité
14h00: Manifestation
Honouring the Children of MMIWG2S Ceremony & Pow Wow
Sat, Oct 3,  12-5 PM @ Rideau High School
Families of Sisters in Spirit ,Minwaashin Lodge & No More Silence presents
" Honoring Our Children of the Missing and Murdered Women/Families "
Honouring Our Sisters in Spirit
Sun, Oct 4, 11 AM @ Parliament Hill
Let's fill the Hill on Oct. 4th to show love and support to all Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit and to all the children that were left behind. Let's make this the biggest and loudest " Stomp Dance " in Honour of our Sisters In Spirit and the Children who were left behind. Anyone that would like to help or volunteer please email
Kichi meegwetch kakina ♥
2015 Election Forum on Healthcare
Sun, Oct 4, 1:30 PM @ Ottawa Public Library
- Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition
- Melissa Newitt, National Coordinator (Interim), Canadian Health Coalition
- Julie White, Council of Union Retirees of Canada
- Michael McBane, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
At Issue:
- Federal Funding Commitments
- Privatization and 2-tier Health Care
- National Drug Plan
- Seniors’ Health Care
Film: This Changes Everything
Sun, Oct 4, 6:30 PM @ Mayfair Theatre
With Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, "This Changes Everything" is a documentary feature which explores the most pressing issue of our times – climate change – through the eyes of seven communities on the front lines.
Workshop: Mental Health & Intimate Relationships
Sun, Oct 4, 6:30 PM @ Venus Envy
This workshop focuses on intimate relationships of all kinds and the complicated ways they can be affected when those involved struggle with mental health issues.
Canadian Mining and Criminalization in the Americas
Mon, Oct 6, 7 PM @ PSAC Bldg, 223 Gilmour St
With guest, Esperanza Salazar, from Colima, Mexico. Esperanza Salazar is a member of Bios Iguana, an environmental organization in Colima, Mexico that forms part of the Mexican Network of Mining Affected Peoples (REMA).
Following Esperanza's presentation is a discussion. 'In the National Interest? Criminalization of Land and Environment Defenders in the Americas' documents the intensification of criminalization related to Canadian economic interests in four Latin American countries, making connections with recent trends to heighten measures for repression and social control in Canada. The report is available here:
Carleton Anticapitalist Meetup
Tues, Oct 6, 6 PM @ Roosters, Carleton
Come meet fellow anticapitalists on campus and discuss the possibility of working more closely together on campaigns to liberate Carleton and surrounding communities from global capitalism. We will be sitting at the back near the windows.
Community Forum on Carding
Fri, Oct 9, 6 PM @ Rm 307 Grad Bldg, UOttawa
The Anti-Carding Action Project invites you to organize against the current effort to regulate street checks (i.e. carding) in Ottawa. We strongly believe that carding as a policing tool legitimizes racial profiling and legalizes the unlawful harassment of racialized Canadians, indigenous peoples, and low-income communities in the name of public safety.
OPIRG Roots Radio
Next show: Tues, Oct 13, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2nd Tuesday). Now recruiting new hosts!! Contact:
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. 
Books 2 Prisoners Volunteer Call-out
Books to Prisoners has been an OPIRG Carleton Working Group for many years and is looking for more students to get involved. B2P responds to letters from prisoners, mails books into various prisons, receives book donations, and holds book sales. Email to get involved.

Posted on September 30, 2015 and filed under Newsletter.