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Social Justice Film Night

A reminder of this Thursday, Sept. 18 Social Justice Film Night presenting:

"SALMON CONFIDENTIAL"

Salmon-ConfidentiaL

7:00pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2994 DOUGLAS (BCGEU Hall), Victoria

Admission by donation

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. 
When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for...

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[evoz] Social Justice Film Night

A reminder of this Thursday, Sept. 18 Social Justice Film Night presenting:

"SALMON CONFIDENTIAL"

Salmon-ConfidentiaL

7:00pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2994 DOUGLAS (BCGEU Hall), Victoria

Admission by donation

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. 
When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for...

Read more: [evoz] Social Justice Film Night

upcoming events

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Dear Friends of SJS,
Social Justice Studies is co-sponsoring a conference on family and child poverty entitled From Charity to Social Justice: Addressing Child and Family Poverty on the evening of Thursday, October 2nd and during the day on Friday, October 3rd. The conference is free and open to the public, but you are encouraged to register ahead of time so that we are sure that we have enough lunch, refreshments and handouts for everyone (see the attached poster). 

Also, the SJS Annual Lecture will take place on October 27th at 7:00 p.m. We are really excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Harsha Walia. The poster will be available shortly. Please keep the evening open. 
We are also co-sponsoring visits to campus by political scientist, women's studies and feminist scholar Kathy Ferguson (University of Hawaii) on Friday. November 7th, and activist, writer and educator Chris Dixon...

Read more: upcoming events

Community Food Security with Stacey Murphy

Food Security - Small Plot Production & Community Gardens

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Wednesday, September 17, 8-9pm EDT 
Are community food collaborations something you care about? Stacey Murphy, Urban Farm School & Ashevillage Institute co-director & Whole Earth Summit co-producer, invites you to explore ways of being an effective community collaborator for our food future.

Read more: Community Food Security with Stacey Murphy

[evoz] Communities in Resistance

 

Call to Artists: Communities in Resistance and the Art of Solidarity:  Art show & cabaret of music & spoken word on October 24 at

Cafe Simpatico,presented by the Mining Justice Action Committee  in cooperation with CASC.

 

Are you a visual or spoken word artist? Your art is needed to show solidarity with people who are in danger of

intimidation and violence as they work to protect the air, land and water in their communities impacted by Canadian

mining operations.

You are invited to submit your ideas & images to Mining Justice Action Committee  before Sept.. 20.  Read more for   guidelines & information at: http://www.mjacvictoria.ca/article/call-artists-communities-resistance-and-art-solidarity

Climate Change Knows No Borders

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[Uvic-sustainability] News and Evnets for week of Sept 15th

NEWS

 

Friday is the official opening Mystic Market, UVic’s new campus food outlet. Not only will it be serving up healthy and locally-sourced food choices with a distinctive west coast ambiance, it also promises to be our campus’s first “zero-waste” facility. As much as possible, all food waste and other waste from the food prep areas and of the customer trays will be recycled or composted. Check out the photo and story in Saanich News.

 

Lots of interesting on campus and off campus volunteer opportunities coming up:

 

A new University of Victoria-led radioactivity monitoring network is looking for volunteer “citizen scientists” along the BC coast to collect water samples and share science-based information on ocean health within their communities. The InFORM network is monitoring low-level radioactivity that is drifting across the Pacific from the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

Read more: [Uvic-sustainability] News and Evnets for week of Sept 15th

Before 12 midnight please

Stop The Slowdown!

We have less than 12 hours before a crucial deadline1 that could set a global standard for how deep-pocketed telecom conglomerates can slow or block your favourite websites. Add your voice now before it’s too late.

Take Action! ...

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From Charity to Social Justice

Dear Friends of SJS,

Please join us.

 

Christ Church Cathedral, the Community Social Planning Council of Victoria, the Community Action Plan on Poverty, TAPs (Together Against Poverty Society), Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health and the University of Victoria’s Interdisciplinary Program in Social Justice Studies are hosting a conference entitled From Charity to Social Justice: Addressing Child and Family Poverty on Thursday, October 2, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. and on Friday, October 3rd, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

The event will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, on Quadra Street at Rockland. Lunch will be provided on Friday.

 

Our keynote speakers are: John Greschner, B.C.’s Deputy Representative for Children and Youth; Adrienne Montani, Provincial Coordinator, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition; Scott Clark, Executive Director, Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement (ALIVE) Society; and Stephen Portman, Legal Advocate, Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS).

 

We would greatly appreciate...

Read more: From Charity to Social Justice

Urgent: Harper could pass Canada-China FIPA deal TODAY

Breaking news from Ottawa: We’ve just heard that Prime Minister Harper could be about to ratify the secretive and extreme Canada-China FIPA investors deal in the next few hours.[1]

This deal would allow China’s massive companies to sue Canadian governments in secret tribunals if we make decisions that put Canadian interests ahead of their corporate profits – restricting Canadians from making democratic decisions about our economy, environment and energy.[2]

It gets worse: If Prime Minister Harper approves this international investors’ deal it could bind us for 31 years.

As you may know, the Hupacasath First Nation are using their constitutionally protected legal rights to challenge this deal in court. The court case is still in progress, and the court has not yet released its decision on the Hupacasath’s appeal. If Harper ratifies FIPA it would show total disrespect for Canada's courts and the the judicial process.

We know that many Conservative MPs are deeply uncomfortable with the secretive and extreme Canada-China investor deal,[3] and we need to turn up the pressure right now and demand they stop Harper from ratifying this terrible deal.

Can you join our emergency phone-call action today to turn up the pressure to stop FIPA? Here’s how to make your call…

Read more: Urgent: Harper could pass Canada-China FIPA deal TODAY

Support BC Students

Suggest sharing these 4 petitions widely.

1) "Put children first by making a fair deal with BC teachers."
http://www.change.org/p/honourable-christy-clark-put-children-first-by-making-a-fair-deal-with-bc-teachers
with 10,917 supporters (as of Sept. 9, 6:30AM)
Petition goes to:
Premier of British Columbia
Honourable Christy Clark
Education Minister
Honourable Peter Fassbender
Marc Dalton, MLA

2) "Televise all BCTF and BC Government mediation talks."
http://www.change.org/p/bc-liberals-and-bc-teachers-federation-bctf-televise-all-bctf-and-bc-government-mediation-talks?recruiter=28127742&utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition 
with 6,032 supporters (as of Sept. 9, 6:30AM)
Petition goes to:
BC Liberals and BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF)

3) "Petition calling on the BC Government to agree to binding arbitration with the BC Teachers' Federation"
Petition goes to: Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, and the British Columbia Teachers Federation:
Showing 5297 reactions (as of Sept. 9, 6:30AM)
http://www.greenparty.bc.ca/bindingarbitrationnow

4) Support BC Teachers / BCTF 2014
author: Institute for Critical Education Studies
target: BC Premier Christy Clark and Minister Peter Fassbender
signatures: 751 (as of Sept. 9, 6:30AM)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/420/725/771/support-bc-teachers-bctf-2014/

Social Justice Film Night


Note it is at 7 pm

Social Justice Film Night Presents:

"SALMON CONFIDENTIAL"

Salmon-ConfidentiaL

7:00pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2994 DOUGLAS (BCGEU Hall), Victoria

Admission by donation

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings. Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon. The film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as...

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Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night Presents:

"SALMON CONFIDENTIAL"

Salmon-ConfidentiaL

7:00pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2994 DOUGLAS (BCGEU Hall), Victoria

Admission by donation

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with...

Read more: Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night Presents:

"SALMON CONFIDENTIAL"

Salmon-ConfidentiaL

7:00pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2995 DOUGLAS (BCGEU Hall), Victoria, BC

Admission by donation

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated...

Read more: Social Justice Film Night

[evoz] Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night Presents:

"SALMON CONFIDENTIAL"

Salmon-ConfidentiaL

7:00pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2995 DOUGLAS (BCGEU Hall), Victoria, BC

Admission by donation

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated...

Read more: [evoz] Social Justice Film Night

[evoz] cafe simpatico September 26

Our first Cafe of the fall season; hope to see you there!   CAFÉ SIMPATICO SEPTEMBER 26 Fernwood Community Assoc.   1923 Fernwood Rd.   Join us at 7:30pm for Music of Latin America with Nedjo Rogers & friends   8pm:Slide presentation by Theresa Wolfwood  “The Art of Resistance” A vivid portrayal of how people the world over have used their creative power to resist war, violence & injustice, including in Latin America & here on Vancouver Island   Refreshments served: Nicaraguan Fair trade coffee availanle   All welcome: admission by donation: Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speak up about Kinder Morgan

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