613-562-5800 Ext: 4364/4365 opirg@uOttawa.ca

OPIRG refund / Rembousement par GRIPO

Eligible undergraduate students who wish to withdraw their support from The Ontario Public Interest Research Group-Ottawa (OPIRG) and its mandate will be able to obtain a refund for their $3.89 contribution during the period specified below. Full-time graduate students, being OPIRG members, can also obtain a refund. However, their student levy, and thus their refund, is only $2.50.

OPIRG is a bilingual, non-profit, student-funded, student-based and student-directed organization. OPIRG is dedicated to the areas of social justice and the environment and is part of a country-wide network.

OPIRG’s office is now located in room 215D of the University Centre. If you wish to obtain a refund you may do so from Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 24th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the OPIRG office. Please call 613-562-5800, ext. 4364, ext. 4500 or ext. 4365 if you would like more information.

Any eligible student wishing to obtain a refund must do so in person and must present her/his valid student card as well as their registration and proof of payment form for this semester.

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Les étudiantes et les étudiants du premier cycle qui veulent retirer leur appui du Groupe de recherche d’intérêt public de l’Ontario-Ottawa (GRIPO) pourront se faire rembourser leur cotisation de 3,89$ pendant la période de remboursement indiquée ci-dessous. Les étudiant(e)s à temps plein du 2e cycle peuvent aussi obtenir un remboursement. Cependant, puisque leur cotisation est de 2,50$ leur remboursement sera également de 2,50$.

GRIPO est une organisation bilingue, à but non-lucratif, gérée et dirigée par les étudiantes et les étudiants. GRIPO œuvre dans les domaines de l’environnement et de la justice sociale et fait partie d’un réseau canadien.

Notre bureau est maintenant situé au 215D Centre Universitaire. La période de remboursement pour ce semestre est du 13 novembre au 24 novembre de 10h à 16h au bureau de GRIPO. Si vous avez des questions, vous pouvez nous contacter au 613-562-5800, ext. 4364, ext. 4500 ou ext. 4365.

Chaque étudiant(e) désirant se faire rembourser devra le faire en personne et présenter sa carte étudiante ainsi que le formulaire d’inscription et de paiement pour le semestre en question.

State of Control: Canadian prisons & immigrants / Les prisons et les immigrant.e.s

State of Control: Canadian prisons & immigrants / Les prisons et les immigrant.e.s

OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa is proud to host a short film screening and panel discussion on the topic of human rights, statelessness and criminalization of immigrants in Canada. The event will take place on Tuesday November 7 at 7:00 pm in room 325 of Tabaret Hall at the University of Ottawa.

The short documentary STATELESS by Amar Wala will serve to introduce the topic. It features the story of Deepan Budlakoti, who was born in Canada but who is currently stateless. All proceeds and donations will go to Deepan’s legal struggle to regain his citizenship and human rights.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Monia Mazigh and featuring Alex Neve, two of Canada’s leading human rights advocates. Amar Wala, the film director, Yavar Hameed, human rights lawyer, and Deepan himself will also be on the panel.

The event is co-sponsored by CUPE-SCFP 2626, the UOttawa Criminology Graduate Students Association/ AÉDC- CGSA, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, the Human Rights Research and Education Center (HRREC) and others. If your organization would like to endorse this event and/or contribute donations, please reach out to us at the address provided in the link!

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GRIPO/OPIRG-Ottawa est fier de comanditer la diffusion d’un court métrage, suivi d’une discussion concernant les droits humains, l’apatridie et la criminalisation des immigrant.e.s au Canada. Cet événement aura lieu (en anglais seulement) dans la salle 325 du Pavillon Tabaret, le mardi 7 novembre à 19h.

Le court métrage STATELESS (apatride) nous fera découvrir les dilemmes de Deepan Budlakoti, qui est né au Canada, mais qui est maintenant sans citoyenneté. La diffusion sera suivi d’une discussion. Parmi les intervenant.e.s figurent la modératrice, Monia Mazigh et Alex Neve (2 spécialistes canadien.ne.s des droits humains), ainsi que Amar Wala, le directeur du film STATELESS, Yavar Hameed, un avocat spécialisé en droits humains, et Deepan lui-même. Nous ferons une collecte de fonds pour la bataille juridique de Deepan pour sauvegarder ses droits et rétablir sa citoyenneté canadienne.

Les groupes suivants (entre autres) sont comanditaires de cet événement: SCFP-CUPE 2626, l’Association des étudiants diplomés en criminologie (AÉDC-CGSA uOttawa), Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), le Centre de recherche et d’enseignement sur les droits de la personne.

Wednesdays: have lunch with the PRD! Mangez avec la RPD les mercredis!

Want to learn how to cook healthy, simple meals? Are you curious about food security and food waste? How about just wanting to share a warm lunch with cool people? Come join the charming people of People’s Republic of Delicious (PRD) – République populaire du délice (RPD) for some awesome food time! In the Déja Vu Kitchen (room 230, Morisset Hall), PRD will be serving up some delicious vegetarian food they rescued and collected from the generous Herb n Spice (Bank St. Location). We will be teaching people how being creative in the kitchen is easier and cheaper than you think, as well as how to be conscious consumers! Tell your friends, and remember to bring your reusable container + cutlery.

Cooking begins around 9, serving around 11:00-11:30! If you have questions or want to know more, check out our fb page or send us over an email at prduottawa@gmail.com

See you soon!

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Voulez-vous apprendre (sans frais) comment cuisiner des repas frais? La sécurité alimentaire vous intéresse? Peut-être que vous voulez simplement manger de la bonne bouffe avec nous? La République populaire du délice (RPD) – People’s Republic of Delicious (PRD) vous invite à participer et à apprendre comment réduire le gaspillage de nourriture et comment cuisiner sans effort chez vous! On va servir des repas chauds et délicieux, grâce aux dons du Herb n Spice! Amenez vos ami.e.s, et n’oubliez pas d’apporter vos assiettes (tupperware), vos couverts, et votre passion pour la bonne nourriture!

On commence vers 9h à faire la cuisine, et le repas est servi vers 11h (jusqu’à 11h30)!  SI vous avez des questions, contactez-nous au prduottawa@gmail.com, ou consultez notre page facebook!
À bientôt!

Semaine ALT 101 Week 2017

(le français suit…)

Welcome (back) to Anishinaabe (Algonquin) territory!

They don’t teach you this in school! OPIRG-GRIPO is taking the occasion of welcome week to (re)-orient students to some of the radical activities going on in the community, all the while having fun and creating new connections.

Join us this year as we delve into the little-known food production happening on campus, learn to battle racism and to ensure safety for all, launch our first ever trivia night, and cap it all off with a Spoken Word night featuring some of Ottawa and Gatineau’s finest radical artists.

(Re) bienvenue en territoire anishinabe!

On vous apprend pas ça à l’école! Au GRIPO, nous voulons saisir cette semaine de bienvenue pour vous (ré)-orienter vers les activités radicales qui ont cours dans la communauté, tout en se divertissant et en créant des nouveaux liens.

Venez nous rejoindre cette année alors que nous nous aventurerons dans la production alimentaire qui se déroule derrière les coulisses sur le campus, que nous apprenons à combattre le racisme et à assurer la sécurité pour tout le monde, que nous lançons notre toute première soirée quiz, et que nous couronnons le tout avec une soirée de Slam mettant en vedette les meilleur.es artistes militant.es qu’Ottawa et Gatineau ont à offrir.

SCHEDULE BELOW / HORAIRE CI-DESSOUS (Mises à jour sur Facebook shows updates)

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Lundi / Monday Sept 11

11h / 11 AM: Cuisine Végane / Vegan Cooking People’s Republic of Delicious PRD – République populaire du délice RPD @ UCU Déjà Vu
https://www.facebook.com/events/1649663615064161/?active_tab=about

13H30 / 1:30 PM: Tour of campus gardens / Tournée des jardins du campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1809296105752309/?active_tab=about

14h / 2 PM: Workshop on environmental racism / Atelier sur le racisme environnemental
https://www.facebook.com/events/1801187129911047/?active_tab=about

Mardi / Tuesday Sept 12

10h à 17h / 10 AM to 5 PM: FREE Clothing Swap / Friperie GRATUITE The Free Store | La Gratuiterie @ UCU Terminus
https://www.facebook.com/events/126614171311924/?active_tab=about

Mercredi / Wednesday Sept 13

14h30 / 2:30 PM: People’s History Trivia / Quiz d’histoire populaire @ La Maison/ The House
https://www.facebook.com/events/1806276052996974/?active_tab=about

18h / 6:30 PM: Expo Anti-Coloniale / Anti-Colonial Art Exhibit @ Cafe Nostalgica

19h / 7 PM: People’s History Trivia Night (Grad Edition) / Soirée-Quiz Histoire Populaire (édition grad) @ Cafe Nostalgica
https://www.facebook.com/events/1947974258806021/?active_tab=about

Jeudi / Thursday Sept 14

9h à 17h / 9 AM to 5 PM: Salon du livre anti-capitaliste / Anti-Capitalist Book Fair @ FSS Lobby
https://www.facebook.com/events/476054619423056/?active_tab=about

11h à 13h / 11 AM to 1 PM: Safe Spaces! Workshop / Atelier “Safe Space” @ UCU 301

Vendredi / Friday Sept 15

20h à 23h / 8 PM to 11 PM: Spoken Word for Justice / Slam pour la Justice @ Cafe Nostalgica
https://www.facebook.com/events/472797483076802/?active_tab=about

Samedi / Saturday Sept 16

18h à 21h / 6 PM to 9 PM: Soirée-cinéma avec uOttawa Cinema Academica Kahnesatake, 270 ans de résistance (French with Eng subtitles) @ Montpetit 201
https://www.facebook.com/events/311145562687548/?active_tab=about

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact opirgstaff@gmail.com so we can accommodate you!

Si vous avez des questions ou besoins d’accessibilité, svp envoyer un message à gripocampus@gmail.com pour que l’on puisse vous accommoder!

Do we ‘celebrate’ the foundation of colonial national states? Should we?

This message was written in support of the Bawating Water Protectors and their allies during their mobilization around Canada Day.

On Turtle Island about 97.5% was the rate of extinction of our ancestors and, strange thing, the same rate was the usurpation rate at which the lands and territories became ‘owned’ by settler society. The anomalous sense of entitlement this civilization is showing is something completely alien to our cultures.

We are aware of the process of genocide, dispossession, exploitation, displacement and cooptation that are the institutional scaffolding of the colonial state of Canada. We support our sisters and brothers coming to the settlers’ capital to have their impeccable voices heard and their bodies of resistance be seen by all.

The peoples originating on these lands ARE the land; you cannot disassociate this cosmic parity. The colonial state has pretended to carry out an evil process of extermination of the peoples of the land, therefore the land itself. If you get rid of those that have their hearts and spirits in the land, you are missing, perhaps, the only chance settler society can have to offer their future generations a good planet to live.

It is our responsibility, as allied settlers, not only to accompany these defenders of the waters (and the land), but also to take action regarding the long nightmare of colonial domination.

Resistance to the invaders begun in the year 1493, when Taino chief Anacanoa was executed by the invader. People of the land (in the Abya-Yala and on Turtle Island) have been resisting ever since, and they are not going to cease any time soon.

The protectors that are on unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe land are fulfilling a sacred responsibility, honoring their ancestors and humbly committed to their future generations.

We humbly respect their actions and fully support them.

 

-Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas, Elder

On behalf of OPIRG-GRIPO