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Wednesday - 12 September 2018
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This Week: 
  • OPIRG Fall/Winter Office Hours
  • Welcoming Our New Staff!
  • DISORIENTATION IS COMING!
  • Sign the Parliamentary Petition calling for an Independent Inquiry into Hassan Diab's Case
  • Submit to the Wednesday Weekly!
OPIRG Carleton News 
OPIRG Fall/Winter Office Hours
Now that the semester is back in session and we're in the process of transitioning in our new staff, our office will be returning to our regular 10 AM to 4 PM office hours on Monday through Thursday.

Welcoming Our New Staff! 
As of 10 September, our new staff have begun transitioning into the office! Our new Administrative Coordinator is Muna Mohamed and our new Volunteer, Outreach, and Programming Coordinator is Brad Evoy! We're really excited to get rolling and get to know you this semester!
 
DisOrientation Events
*Click on the title of the event for more information. 
OPIRG OPEN HOUSE + PIZZA 
Monday, September 17 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Our Office (326 UC, Access by Stairwell 4D)

Our first event, come by the OPIRG office to take a tour, hear about what we do, meet the staff, volunteers and board members and grab some FREE pizza! 
ACTIVIST SOCIAL + DINNER 
17 September 2018 @ 7 PM
Mike's Place
This is your chance to meet and mingle with local grassroots activists and organizers at Carleton and in the Ottawa community. Organization and groups attending this dinner will be posted as we get closer to the date. Halal and vegan food options will be available. 
Ottawa Walking Tour: Protest, Strike and Rebellion
Wednesday, September 19 at 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
In front of the National Gallery Spider

Whether you're new to the city or not, welcome the new school year and another year in Ottawa by taking a free walking tour of historical sites of protest, strike and rebellion in the capitol. 

ABOUT THE TOUR: 

Though less than 200 years old, Ottawa - Gatineau has a rich tradition of protest, strike and rebellion, dramatic events that shaped not only this region, but the very nature of Canada. Nineteenth century lumbermen, sawmill workers and canal builders worked in brutal conditions which they resisted with often amazing feats of organization. Throughout the twentieth century, Ottawa was a magnet for protestors whose campaigns and demands still shape our world today.
SHADE Comedy Show! Returns!
17 September 2018 @ 7 PM
LIVE on Elgin (220 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P1L7)

Back by popular demand, we are hosting another comedy show this year featuring a full women of colour lineup, hosted by the Toronto-based comedy group SHADE! 
Community Events
Long Term Care is a Municipal Issue! TOWN HALL MEETING
17 September 2018 @ 7 PM
Mc. Nabb Community Centre, 180 Percy st. Assembly Hall

You are invited to an open public meeting with an expert panel on long term care to explore ways to rebuild public capacity, improve quality and accountability for seniors’ care in the Ottawa Area. Visit www.ottawahealthcoalition.ca or email ottawahealthco@gmail.com for more information. 
Community News
Sign the Parliamentary Petition calling for an Independent Inquiry into Hassan Diab's Case
Please sign our petition calling on the Government of Canada to conduct a thorough and independent public inquiry into Dr. Hassan Diab’s extradition case.

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1674

The petition closes on September 13, 2018, at 2:41 pm (EDT).
Submit to the Weekly!
Send us your Events and News! 
OPIRG Carleton is happy to advertise your community event or campaign related to environmental, economic and social justice. Send us a brief description of your event to vopc@opirgcarleton.org  with the subject like 'Add It To the Weekly' to be added to our weekly newsletter.

Please send events by Monday @ 6 PM to definitely get your events and news in, but late submissions will be squeezed in if there's time!
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326 UniCentre,
Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Unceded Algonquin Territory
613-520-2757
vopc@opirgcarleton.org 
www.opirgcarleton.org 
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Our mailing address is: 326 Unicentre, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6, unceded Algonquin territory.


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