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OPIRG Carleton Winter Colloquium featuring Bonita Lawrence and Zainab Amadahy

an OPIRG Colloquium featuring Bonita Lawrence and Zainab Amadahy

MONDAY MARCH 30th 2015
Doors at 6:00pm
Colloquium 6:30pm -8:30pm
Book signing 8:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Azrieli Theatre Room 302, Carleton University

Zainab Amadahy will draw on her experience as a community artist, singer/songwriter and author as she discusses art as a mechanism of surviving and thriving.

Bonita Lawrence will focus on powwow culture and women's autonomous voices--as a means of both addressing the effects of Canadian colonialism on some aspects of Indigenous cultural expression, and women's resistance to it.

Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw) is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Atkinson at York University, where she teaches Indigenous Studies. Her research and publications have focused primarily on urban, non-status and Metis identities, federally unrecognized Aboriginal communities, and Indigenous justice. More information on Bonita’s research and work can be found on her faculty page.

Zainab Amadahy is an author, researcher and educator/trainer. Her writings are about decolonization, indigeneity and social justice. Through her writings, she strives to challenge oppressive ideas and envision a world with values that affirm and nurture our connectivity on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. She also facilitates workshops that help community/social workers, students and activists work for social justice in ways that make self and group-care sustainable while optimizing success. More information about Zainab can be found on her website.

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Posted on March 12, 2015 and filed under Events.

Wednesday Weekly Newsletter January 28

OPIRG Anti-Oppression & Decolonization Workshop

Sat, Jan 31, 10 AM - 5 PM @ GSA, Carleton

OPIRG Carleton and GRIPO are hosting an all day workshop, consisting of anti-oppression 101 training and decolonization for all our volunteers and staff. 
OPIRG Carleton requires that all our working groups operate under an anti oppressional and consensus based framework, and thus we encourage all our volunteers to attend this training, regardless if it's for the first time or as a refresher!  Lunch will also be provided.

Posted on January 28, 2015 and filed under Events.

OPIRG-Carleton Newsletter November 5, 2013

Kitiganensag GSA-Carleton Community Garden needs your support! The Carleton administration decides to build a privately operated residence on top of our community garden after its successful first growing season. Please stay tuned for updates and check out the Garden's news on the GSA facebook page:

Sunny Drake in Carleton November 14th & 15th

This event is sponsored by OPIRG-Carleton, CUSA Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and Sexuality Studies Carleton U.

There are two events here: one on November 14th and one on November 15th! Both are wheelchair accessible!

November 14th @ 8pm Residence Commons 270- FREE

Performance of Transgendered Seeking...

Description of this performance:

Jimmy is trying to quit romance, cold turkey. An exposing, funny and tender look at queer relationships including run-ins with the polyamory police, online dating mishaps, and how relationship scripts and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect our relationships. Transgender Seeking… includes clever unconventional use of multimedia. Jimmy is trying to quit romance, cold turkey, so he’s joined your Romance-aholics Anonymous group. Since the break-up, he’s been trying to prove that he’s “Great! Fine! Never been better!” His secret comforts include watching cheesy old black and white romance films – but don’t tell his radical friends… An exposing, funny and tender look at queer relationships, the bold visions we have and the often hilarious struggles in living up to them. Run-ins with the polyamory police about jeolousy. Online dating mishaps. How relationship scripts and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect our relationships. Transgender Seeking… includes clever unconventional use of multimedia projections.

November 15th @ 1pm Residence Commons 208- FREE

Trans Anti-Oppression 101

An introductory workshop about trans* identities, strengths, challenges, and allyship.

About Sunny Drake // Educator// Facilitator// Theatre Artist// Workshop Facilitator & Educator:

Performance & theatre // 36 years in the making, queer & trans theatre maker & educator Sunny Drake is a complex piece of art. He lives his creative escapades, is usually in the middle of an art in life experiment.

Sunny is largely self-taught and has created his own unique style of multi-genre theatre, which he has been evolving since he was a teenage girl. Sunny has performed in theatres, festivals, living-rooms, streets, work places, deserts, schools, universities, basements, backyards & conferences in Australia, the USA & Canada. Sunny has performed in numerous festivals including the San Francisco International Arts
Festival (2010), the USA National Queer Arts Festival (2008/10/12), NACL Festival (New York 2010), Mardi Gras (Sydney 2009/10), Gasworks Arts Park (Melbourne 2009/10),
Brisbane Festival’s UNDER THE RADAR (2009), Feast (Adelaide 2009/10), Metro Arts Independents (2012),
Pride Toronto (2013) and SummerWorks (2013).

Sunny has facilitated over 280
workshops in the past 15 years including LGBTIQ training, creative workshops, practical political workshops, community engagement, professional development for project workers & artists. Participants have included people of diverse age, gender, cultural, sexuality, disability and class backgrounds; educational institutions (universities, high schools…), artists, young people, collectives, service providers & government in both urban & rural contexts.
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Carleton Food Collective General Meeting

Wednesday November 6
OPIRG-Carleton Office (326 Uni Centre)

The Collective, in the early days of its return, is especially in need of volunteer support to re-establish our presence on campus. We would like to expand our volunteer base in order to gather the many creative ideas we all posses and implement these ideas in a way that does not weigh too heavily on any of us.

We would like to call out to the general membership to discuss the importance of volunteers and the energy they can contribute to the Collective. The Collective is looking for two or three new board members. We are all volunteers but 'Directors' are those who contribute extra energy and can reliably carry out some of the Collective's core operations until the end of the academic year (May 2014). We would also like to identify those who would simply like to help cook and serve in our future servings. The date of the General Meeting will be on November 6th, at 6:00pm in the OPIRG Office (326 University Centre). We seek to meet those who are interested in helping out with the many functions of the Collective. Whether you want to engage in food-activism, help create a more sustainable campus, or just enjoy cooking and serving food for the people, we would love to welcome you to the team.
Agenda The agenda of the General Meeting will entail:

- report of expenses and revenue
- updates on the issue of space
- election of new Directors
- relations with CUSA and the GSA
- discussion on future operations

For more information:

Briarpatch is seeking submissions for March/April 2014 issue

Deadline: November 5th, 2013

As a grassroots publication rooted in social movements, Briarpatch Magazine is an open platform for activists and organizers of all stripes to connect with one another and reach a national readership. Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our March/April 2014 issue. We are looking for feature articles, provocative essays, investigative reportage, interviews, profiles, reviews, humour, and photography rooted in an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist analysis. If you’ve got a story in mind, we want to hear your pitch!

Queries are due November 5, 2013. If your query is accepted, first drafts will be due by December 5. Your query should outline what ground your contribution will cover, give an estimated word count, and indicate your relevant experience or background in writing about the issue. If you haven’t written for Briarpatch before, please provide a brief writing sample. Please review our submission guidelines here: before sending your query to editor AT briarpatchmagazine DOT com.

Our standard rates of pay are as follows:
· $50 – Profiles, short essays, parting shots (generally <1000 words)
· $100 – Feature stories, photo essays
· $150 – Research-based articles and investigative reportage (generally 1500-2500 words)

We reserve the right to edit your work (with your active involvement), and cannot guarantee publication.

Stephen Kimber's "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five"
Octopus Bookstore

Wednesday November 6th
7:00 pm
Under One Roof, 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor

Stephen Kimber's book recounts the events leading up to the arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban anti-terrorism agents wrongfully arrested and convicted of “conspiracy to commit” espionage against the United States. For more information:

RED LIPS [cages for Balck girls] Racialized Queer/Trans identities and the Prison Industrial Complex
CUSA Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre

Thursday November 7th
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carleton University Tory Building Room 446

This participatory, multimedia workshop will shed light on the intricate system we call the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). Using RED LIPS [cages for Black girls] as a point to start from, we will discuss how this system disproportionately effects Racialized, Queer/Trans bodies. Facilitated by kyisha williams. For more information:

Solidarity Rally For the Tsilhqot'in Nation at the Supreme Court
MiningWatch Canada

Thursday November 7th
12:30 pm
Supreme Court of Canada

Join the Tsilhqot'in delegation that have traveled across Turtle Island to be in the Supreme Court for the hearing of their landmark title case. The case - now going on 2 decades stands to be the first to concretely establish aboriginal title to land without the extinguishment of rights and title that has been demanded by Canada through the modern treaty / land claim process.

It's a grueling day so let's give them a strong show of support and fill the delegation and legal team with good positive energy for a successful outcome.


We will also have a smaller ceremony to start the day if you are interested - meet us at the Court at 7:45 am. More information contact: Ramsey Hart / 613-298-4745 (mobile)

For more about the court case see this brief backgrounder:

For more information about this event:

Transformative Justice 101 Workshop: Confronting Interpersonal Violence without the Cops or the Courts 

Thursday Nonmember 7th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Ottawa, 
215 UCU (Near 1848, 2nd floor UCU, behind the Peer Help Center)

In this interactive workshop, Lena Carla Palacios will cover the history, theories, principles, and phases of transformative justice. Together, we will develop our own community accountability strategies and see how to apply them to a series of challenging scenarios depicting everyday forms of interpersonal, sexual, state, and structural violence.To conclude, we will debrief with a creative response activity to reflection on transformative justice in our own lives.

Lena Carla Palacios is a PhD Candidate (Education and Communication Studies) at McGill University. She is an active member and a lead project coordinator of Life after Life, a Montreal-based collective dedicated to prison abolition and the de-criminalization of formerly incarcerated girls, women, and queer and transgender people. Her research focuses on transnational feminist prison studies, prison education, critical race feminism, restorative and transformative justice, media justice, as well as transnational youth- and student-led social movements. Lena is also a filmmaker and is currently working on a short documentary about Indigenous women who are "doing time on the outside" with a life sentence.

For more information:

Turning Point for Indigenous Land Rights: Tsilhqot'in Title and the Supreme Court- PUBLIC FORUM

Friday November 8th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa

Leadership from the Tsilhqot'in National Government

Keynote presentations:
Grand Chief Ed John, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Louise Mandell, Mandell Pinder. LLP

Will David
Paul Joffe
Robert Morales
Maria Morellato
Jay Nelson

For the first time in almost a decade, the Supreme Court of Canada is considering the vital question of Indigenous peoples' right to own and control their traditional lands and resources. The outcome of the Tsilhqot'in title case could have far reaching implications in Canada, and possibly around the world. This forum will examine the way Canadian constitutional and international human rights law are converging  in this landmark case. Speakers include prominent lawyers from the case.

Sponsored by Amnesty International, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Centre for Indigenous Rights, Centre for International Policy Studies, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, First Nations Summit, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Tsilhqot'in Nation Government, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

A reception with light refreshments will follow at noon.

There is no charge for attendance. Donations will be accepted to support the Tsilhqot’in Title Express. For more information, please contact, Craig Benjamin,<>

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C.A. Paradis: Don't sell SodaStream!
Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Sunday November 10th
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
C.A. Paradis- 1314 Bank Street, Ottawa

Independent Jewish Voices - Ottawa has politely asked C.A. Paradis, a high end kicthenware store, to remove SodaStream products from its shelves. They've refused to stop carrying this brand that manufactures on stolen Palestinian land. Join us for an information picket outside of their store to inform shoppers to stop buying SodaStream!

Why Boycott SodaStream?

While SodaStream, a home water carbonation device, claims that it is “Made in Israel”, its main factory is in the occupied West Bank industrial zone of Mishor Edomim, in the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. Ma’ale Adumim is one of the largest of the illegal settlements and, because it connects Jerusalem to the Jordan Valley, dividing the Palestinian West Bank in two, is a major obstacle to any peace agreement. SodaStream’s taxes go directly to supporting the infrastructure of Ma’ale Adumim.

SodaStream’s operations exemplify the reality of Palestinian life under occupation, with few employment opportunities. It takes advantage of a virtually captive Palestinian workforce, paying them less than half of the minimum wage and subjecting them to terrible working conditions. Those who have disagreements are labelled “security risks”, making them virtually unemployable.

Do not support Israeli Settlements:

Israel builds and subsidizes more illegal settlements (colonies) every year. Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank provides ultimate control over all of the territory, with illegal settlements, illegal settler-only roads, the separation barrier, military zones, roads, and bases. Israel’s illegal land and resource confiscation and occupation has benefited illegal settlements and destroyed Palestinian homes, farms, businesses, and lives. The Israeli military imposes curfews, assassinates Palestinians, and invades communities at will, abducting and imprisoning Palestinian civilians, including children. There is frequent violence by settlers against Palestinians in nearby communities, which is largely ignored by the complicit Israeli army.

Without an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, there will be no peace for Israel and Palestine, and absolutely no justice for Palestinians. Help us work towards peace and justice by boycotting SodaStream! For more information:

Building for Future Generations Art Auction & Gala

Friday November 15
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Elias Conference & Banquet Facility, Ottawa

You are cordially invited to Building for Future Generations: 18th Annual Odawa Art Auction & 2nd Annual Youth For Northern Communities’ Joining Hands for Our Community Gala, Friday, November 15, 2013 at St. Elias Banquet Hall, 750 Ridgewood Ave.

This is one of our major fundraisers of the year! Over the past fourteen years Odawa has raised over $250,000. All proceeds support programming for Aboriginal youth, families, elders and community healing.

This year’s proceeds will be going towards a vision to own a structure that will house Makonsag Head Start programming as well as Ottawa’s first Aboriginal High School and potentially other youth and child programs. All art is donated and overhead costs are covered by ticket sales as well by our main sponsor, Human Concern International (HCI).
For more information:

Undoing Border Imperialism Book Launch
Presented by: Octopus Bookstore, No One Is Illegal Ottawa, OPIRG-GRIPO. Sponsored by: Public Service Alliance of Canada-National Capital Region (PSAC)

Tuesday November 19
7:00 pm

Octopus Books, 251 Bank St, 2nd floor, unceded Algonquin territory

"Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author’s experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North America."

Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, anti-racist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements and communities for over a decade.

"Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North America’s most innovative, diverse, and effective new move­ments. That this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom in this book is a tremendous gift to us all." —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
For more information:

Disability Awareness Week 2013

November 18th - November 22nd
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

University of Ottawa, Unceded and Unsurrendered Algonquin Terrirtory

Disability Awareness Week is a week of fun and educational events related to various aspects of disability. Our goal is to raise awareness about inaccessibility and existing inaccessible barriers that students at university face, especially those that identify with having a disability. Examining and challenging the existing societal views/values towards disability is a crucial step towards raising awareness. This week is organized by the Centre for Students with Disabilities within the SFUO. We are looking forward to collaborating with our partners for these events!

Monday November 18: DINNER IN THE DARK with the Sustainable Development Centre, featuring story teller Kim Kilpatrick
6:00pm-8:00pm in Desmarais room 12102

Participants will wear blindfolds while eating a delicious 3 course vegan meal and drink and listening to guest speakers and storytellers. Please note that an individual’s experience of vision lose cannot be understood by participating in this event.

*Tickets are will be on sale at the SFUO office (UCU 102) for $8.00

Tuesday November 19: MIA MINGUS: beyond Justice, an introduction to Disability Justice Keynote Speech
6:00pm-7:30pm in the UCU Alumni Auditorium (University Centre)

What is Disability Justice? How is it different from Disability Rights? What is ableism? How can we start integrating a disability justice analysis into our work as activists and organizers? How is disability and ableism connected to other forms of oppression? A disability justice analysis deepens and strengthens all of our work for social justice because ableism underlines whose bodies are considered desirable or disposable. This talk will introduce the disability justice framework and how it connects with different communities and movements. Disability justice has the power to shift our work so we can fight for liberation for all of us, not just some of us.

Mia Mingus will be speaking in English only. American Sign Language interpretation will be available. Presented in partnership with the Pride Centre and the Women's Resource Centre.

Wednesday November 20th: WORKSHOP WITH MIA MINGUS: “Transforming our Responses to Violence: Transformative Justice and Community Accountability”
11:00am-1:00pm in UCU room 215 (University Centre)

This workshop will address how transformative justice and Community Accountability can help us re-imagine our responses to violence. It will provide a beginning understanding of transformative justice and Community Accountability work, what it is and how it works to respond to and ultimately end violence. We will also address the complexities and critiques of current responses to violence. There will be teaching, discussion and small group work. In addition to learning about transformative justice, we will use media, video and audio
This workshop will be in English only.

Wednesday November 20th: TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE with the SFUO Pride Centre
UCU Agora stage (University Centre) in the afternoon

Description to come.

Thursday November 21: DISABILITY STUDIES AT UOTTAWA SPEAKERS PANEL with GSEAD (Graduate Student Association)
11:00am-1:00pm in the UCU Terminus (University Centre)

As a part of Disability Awareness Week, the Centre for Students with Disabilities with the GSAED (Graduate Student Association) will be hosting a panel on Studying Disability at the University of Ottawa. If you are a graduate student and are wanting to share your experience with studying Disability and research, please contact or call (613)562-5800(ext:2783) .

7:00pm-10:00pm at SAW Gallery (Club SAW), 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa.

The CSD is looking to recruit artists (music, poetry, spoken word, story tellers, visual artists and others) to present and perform at our Disability Arts Night at SAW Gallery on November 22ndperforming please do not hesitate to contact the CSD by email (, call (613-562-5800 x 2683) or stop by the CSD (UCU 211F).



Posted on November 1, 2013 and filed under Events.

Referendum results demonstrate overwhelming student support for OPIRG-Carleton!

On April 3rd and 4th, 2013, Carleton undergraduate students voted on a referendum question to abolish the levy for OPIRG-Carleton. OPIRG-Carleton is thrilled to announce that 71 per cent of voters cast their ballots against the elimination of the levy. This victory has a much more profound significance, however, than maintaining a $3.42 per semester levy. It is a vote that represents a clear and cohesive vision for our campus, one where progressive politics can thrive. It is a vote that decisively speaks to students’ progressive values to support social justice and important environmental initiatives on campus and in the community. This is not just a victory for OPIRG-Carleton, but a victory for Carleton students and the Ottawa region. It also marks a victory for PIRGs across the country that have witnessed a coordinated and concerted attack from the conservative movement in Canada. We see this victory as indication that such attacks do not align with the values of the common student.

Thank you to the flood of volunteers who helped fight against the attack on OPIRG and campaigned inspirationally for each and every vote. Thanks to the many student groups and clubs that took the time to not only learn more about OPIRG, but put their full support behind this important organization on campus. To the conservatives that brought this attack forward in the first place, thank you for inadvertently raising the visibility of OPIRG-Carleton. Because of this campaign, so many more people are taking an interest and becoming active in the organization and its working groups.

We celebrate this strong confirmation of students’ commitment to social and environmental justice. OPIRG-Carleton is proud of its 33-year history and is looking forward to a new generation of students who will continue working on important initiatives and campaigns for the next 33 years and undoubtedly beyond.


Posted on April 11, 2013 and filed under Events.

R3D caravan, Carleton University Workshop

CaravanA multi arts workshop on Decolonization and The Art of Resistance Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 2pm

The Red Caravan stops at Carleton University for a participatory multi arts workshop using sound, music, spoken word and storytelling to share our stories of resistance and legacy.

Workshop will be led by Red Caravan tour artists lal, Amai Kuda, Brixia Bloodbeard and Sonny B.

For bios on the artists see

Also, see the performance on Friday, March 15 at Saw Gallery. Check the facebook invite here -

Posted on March 7, 2013 and filed under Events.

OPIRG Newsletter, March 5, 2013

1. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2013.2. OPIRG-Carleton's 3 bursaries due March 11, 2013. 3. (OPIRG)-Carleton Board of Directors Nomination.  5. Let’s Decolonize Campus Zine Callout!  4. Permaculture Ottawa General Meeting 5. OPIRG-Carleton Working Group – Cinema Politica film screening

Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 - Ottawa

Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) and Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR)

March 4th-March 9th, 2013

Full Schedule:

TUESDAY MARCH 5 -  INDIGENOUS AND PALESTINIAN WOMEN STRUGGLES UNDER APARTHEID University Center Room 182, Carleton University 7pm  Panel Discussion featuring Bridget Tolley from Families of Sisters in Spirit, and Yafa Jarrar, a Palestinian woman and member of Students Against Israeli Apartheid, discussion missing and murdered aboriginal women and Palestinian women prisoners, and the struggles of women living under oppression, occupation, and apartheid.

TWO STRUGGLES FOR DEMOCRACY: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CANADA AND PALESTINIANS LIVING INSIDE ISRAEL Marion Auditorium in Ottawa U 8pm-10pm Featuring Peter Larson and Greg Dreaver. This panel discussion, featuring two knowledgeable community members, will examine the parallels between Palestinians' and Canadian First Nations' struggles to be fully participating members of the "democratic" regimes in which they live.


QUEERING APARTHEID Arts Building 257 at Ottawa University 5:30pm-7pm Queering Apartheid: From South Africa to Israel/Palestine: This talk and slide presentation links the queer struggle against South African apartheid and in support of Black gay activist Simon Nkoli to the current queer struggles against pink-washing and Israeli Apartheid in the occupation and colonization of Palestine Featuring Gary Kinsman, a long-time queer liberation, anti-poverty and anti-capitalist activist who is currently a member of the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty, and Palestine Solidarity Working Group. He also teaches sociology at Laurentian University.


Cultural Boycott Panel featuring REMI KANAZI and ANGELA from the THREE LITTLE BIRDS Carleton University Loeb C164 7pm  Cultural boycott? What's it all about? Why are artists around the world boycotting Israel? Are Ottawa artists boycotting Israel too?


Faculty for Palestine Panel  Carleton University Dunton Tower 2203 2pm Faculty for Palestine organized event, featuring Dr. Samia Al-Botmeh (University of Beir Zeit, PACBI) and Ayah Abubasheer (London School of Economics, PSCABI)

***VERSES VS. APARTHEID*** GuadalaHARRY's (Dows Lake Pavillion) 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5K7 8:30pm-2:00am

An evening of music, poetry, and dance in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom. Join us in celebrating the end of Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 and the launch of our Cultural Boycott Campaign. Doors at 8:30PM, performances start at 9:00PM sharp, followed by an after-party with DJ PrufRock Shadowrunner!

FEATURING: REMI KANAZI, poet, writer, and activist based in New York City THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS, Ottawa-based folk trio MISSING LINX, Ottawa-based hip hop group and spoken word veterans 

OPIRG-Carleton's 3 bursaries due March 11, 2013

Terry Cottam Research Bursary

OPIRG-Carleton provides a $500 bursary annually to a Carleton graduate student whose research project falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2013. If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website at or contact our office: 326 UniCentre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application:

Undergraduate Student Bursary

OPIRG-Carleton provides a $500 bursary annually to undergraduate students studying at Carleton University whose academic research or campus/community research project falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2013. If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website at or contact our office: 326 University Centre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application:

International Student Bursary

OPIRG-Carleton provides a $500 bursary annually to international students studying at Carleton University whose academic research or campus/community research project falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2013. If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website at or contact our office: 326 University Centre Building / 613-520-2757.

For more information, please visit our website:

(OPIRG)-Carleton Board of Directors Nomination

OPIRG Board of Director Nomination Period will take place between March 6-19, 2013.Get involved with a student-directed organization that works towards social, economic, and environmental Justice.For nomination applications and more details on the roles and responsibilities of OPIRG's Board of Directors, visit:

Let’s Decolonize Campus Zine Callout!

Submissions to Let's Decolonize Campus Zine are due March 31, 2013

For more information, visit:

Permaculture Ottawa General Meeting

Tuesday, March 5th @ 7pm. 140 Mann Ave, Ottawa 

For more information, visit:

OPIRG-Carleton Working Group – Cinema Politica film screening

Wednesday, March 6th @ 7pm Paterson Hall, Room 303, Carleton University

OPIRG-Carleton Working Group – Cinema Politica film screening - Status Quo: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

Posted on March 7, 2013 and filed under Events.

Let's Decolonize Campus Zine Call Out Due March 31!

lets-decolonize-campus-zine-calloutFor our Letʼs Decolonize Campus! zine report, we encourage members of the Carleton community to submit writing, photos or artwork that reflects the diversity of their struggles and successes in making this campus theirs, and a better place for everyone. This zine is framed partly as a response to Carleton's Commission on Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and Inter-Racial Relations on Campus report. This report emerged as a clear condemnation of Palestine solidarity organizing on campus with only a token acknowledgement to the struggles Aboriginal students face in academic institutions and at Carleton specifically, as such, it denied the true experiences of the diverse student (and staff/faculty etc!) population on this campus and the intersectional nature of their struggles. This is why we are making space for them now ourselves. Through this zine project we aim to broaden our lens to look at issues of oppression in a more inter-locking and inter-sectional way. Through this, we'd like to identify where decolonizing approaches are needed and how we can move forward, for real and not for pretend! Send submissions to:

Posted on March 4, 2013 and filed under Events.

OPIRG Carleton Board of Directors Nomination Period

OPIRG-Board-Nomination Announcing Board of Directors Nomination Period:

MARCH 6 – 19, 2013

Get involved with a student-directed organization that works towards social, economic, and environmental justice.

The OPIRG Board of Directors is comprised of 5-9 individuals with 2/3 of the members being Carleton University students. Faculty, community members, and formers staff/interns/volunteers/researchers are also encouraged to apply.To qualify as a member of the Board, the nominee must be a member who is at least 18 or more years of age, in good standing of the Corporation, and is an active volunteer for OPIRG or a similar organization for at least eight months. OPIRG-Carleton works as a non-hierarchical organization and makes decisions by consensus.

The role of the OPIRG Board is to:

  • Support OPIRG’s projects and support the work of the Working Groups and Portfolio areas;
  • Be part of the planning, visioning, and setting of priorities for the organization;
  • Be responsible for the organization as defined by the Corporations Act, OPIRG bylaws and policies, and the Board Contract;
  • Be the employer as defined by the Collective Agreement with CUPE 1281;
  • Work collectively with the staff to oversee the work of the organization.
  • Board Members cannot receive any remuneration for their work with OPIRG.

Contact our office - 326 Unicentre - for more information and to pick up a Nomination Package

Nomination period: March 5th, 2013 to March 19th, 2013.

OPIRG-Carleton Board Nomination Form 2013.

Posted on March 4, 2013 and filed under Events.