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upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,
August 1st Bus Trip to K'omoks to Participate in the Walking With Our Sisters memorial art installation.
Natalia Sudeyko, a law student at UVic, is working with a few others to organize free transportation to and from the Walking With Our Sisters memorial art installation in K'omoks this summer. Natalie writes: 
In case you're not aware, Walking With Our Sisters is an incredible art project of hundreds of hand-made and beaded moccasins. It is designed to commemorate and honour Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women. The Walking With Our Sisters website has lots of information and can be found here:

The exhibit travels all over the country and is visiting Vancouver Island for the first time this summer. It will be set up in K'omoks band hall from July 31-August 14th. I am organizing free transportation because it's a long trip to K'omoks, and it could be difficult for those who don't drive or...

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This is a reminder of our event. Sunday, July 26th.Victoria Friends of Cuba

How to get there:

BC communities say no to dirty de

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Last Chance for Indigenous Youth to Register

The Pacific Voices X-Change program will unite up to 15 Pacific Indigenous youth for a two-week intensive creative training day-program from August 10th – 21st, 2015. Hosted by Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP), Pacific Voices X-Change will be held in and around the Greater Victoria Area with workshops and training held at locations such as the University of Victoria and PKOLS Mountain (a.k.a. Mount Douglas). Indigenous youth ages 15-30 in and around the Greater Victoria area are encouraged to apply.

Youth will benefit from the guidance and insight of main mentor, Mohawk spoken word poet, radio host, and media artist Janet Rogers. Guest mentors  include Mohawk mash-up media artist and director Jackson Twobears, DJ Primitive, DJ Murge, as well as, Coast Salish territorial guides Cheryl Bryce and Eric Pelkey. Participants will gain insight and knowledge of the Coast Salish lands on which we live, which can become the basis of inspiration from which all creative processes will begin during the two-week intensive program. Creative explorations include but are not limited to: storytelling, creative writing, podcasting, music making, audio recording, performance, spoken word, and collaborations.

Eligible youth can apply now to attend Pacific Voices X-Change by completing the downloadable form at Submit the application form before July 27th by email to info@pacificpeoplespartnership, or by hard copy to:

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No One Blows The Whistle to Further Their Career

Brave New Films It’s way too easy for you and me, living our daily lives, to overlook the personal hardships whistleblowers are going through everyday just so we can keep America a true democracy.

Edward Snowden is still living in exile. Thomas Drake was indicted, lost his job and his pension. Franz Gayle is the target of ongoing investigations and lost the career he loved. 

Next Thursday, July 30th is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day - a time to honor whistleblowers and push for the de-criminalization of truth telling. Help us celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day by hosting a free screening of War on Whistleblower in your home, community, church or school.

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Palestinians in Susiya need you



16,000 people stepped up this weekend for Susiya 
Action Alert




When we launched this petition Friday, things looked really bleak for the Palestinian village Susiya. But in 72 hours more than 16,000 people signed our petition to Secretary of State Kerry demanding he push back on his Israeli counterparts to cancel the demolition order. As of this morning, Susiya is still standing - but we need to keep the pressure on

Will you take 30 seconds now and help us get to our new 20,000 signature goal?


Susiya, a village in the West Bank, is still standing - but so is an IDF demolition order. 



Tell John Kerry to stop this calamity.

Take Action!

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Remember Bill C-51? We are going to


We need your help to hit our key target of 300,000 signatures against Bill C-51! The more people that speak out against the bill, the closer we are to getting it repealed. Share our petition to Kill C-51, and compete to win a pro-privacy prize pack!

Take Action!

Canadians have been speaking out1 for months against Bill C-51, dangerous legislation that puts law-abiding Canadians under the government’s microscope.2

Our campaign is almost at 280,000 signatures — and continues to climb higher every day, with a little help along the way from Margaret Atwood and other prominent Canadians.3

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Why Im supporting federal election plan and you should too



  Dear rabble reader,

I've been writing for since 2008 because rabble is a valuable source of information as well as of discussion and debate in Canadian media.

That is why I am writing to ask you to support rabble's ambitious election plan: #WIN2015. rabble plans to draw on its large, active reader-base to get out the vote, fact-check the election, and report on the issues that matter to all Canadians. You can make a donation and support the plan here.

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conference and call for support

Dear Friends of SJS,

Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence Conference

Check out the live stream conference on the politics of evidence in higher education today and tomorrow:

Some of you might be interested in tuning in to this conference, Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence, at the University of Regina which is being live streamed today and tomorrow. Speakers include: Eve Tuck, Marie Battiste, Sandy Grande, Michelle Fine, Peter McLaren, Norm Denzin, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, and Budd Hall, among others.

Conference link:

Support needed for Unist'ot'en Camp

Seb Bonet writes:

As many of you know, Unistoten Camp has issued a call for people to travel to their territory in light of escalating RCMP and pipeline surveyor presence. For those of you not familiar with Unist'ot'en Camp, it is an indigenous-led camp...

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upcoming events, job opportunities

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Dear Friends of SJS, 
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is looking to hire a Resource Development and Communication Coordinator: Job description


Please circulate among your networks (if possible).  Please forward on to your auxiliary staff as well!


Deadline for applications: Thursday, July 30th by 12noon


Please submit applications to Lenore Kennedy, Resource Development Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to: 250-383-6112, or drop off at #201-3060 Cedar Hill Road.


Thank you,






Lindsay Pomper

Coordinator of Volunteers

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre


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Standing firm to Stop Site C

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Cuba & US Embassy Exchange

Friends, Today, after 56 years, Cuba is reopening its Embassy in the US and the US opening its Embassy in Cuba. It's definitely a historical day. 
Since there's been all kinds of speculations as to where this can lead to, the following article should in no doubt spread more light on the issue.
Usually we do not send long articles such as the following one, however, since what's taking place is or should be of great importance to any of us who have stood in solidarity with Cuba, we feel it should be spread amongst us so we can be a bit more aware on the matter.
In solidarity as always,Randy CaravaggioVictoria Friends of Cuba

Democracy and the Restoration of Cuba-US Diplomatic Relations

Embassies in Havana and Washington on July...

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BDS Handbook

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Attached is an excellent Handbook especially designed for serious students of the problems in Palestine.  We suggest you read it (though it is long and detailed), and pass it on to others.

CAIA Active Members Committee

[Highlights] Natural Building + Pigs + Permaculture Design + Bark Baskets

Offerings, happenings, and know-how of Permaculture School & friends.

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Join the movement to save one of Canada

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upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,
Below are some exciting events you are welcome to attend:

Women, Political Leadership and Learning


A Panel Discussion



Jean Crowder, Member of Parliament

Carole James, Member of Legislative Assembly

Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria

Maja Tait, Mayor of Sooke


Friday, July 17, 2015

10:45 a.m.

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We extend our invitation to you for our upcoming FIESTA CUBANA annual event.Please let us know if you can join us.Victoria Friends of Cuba

Salish Sea Tour 2015 is coming to Vancouver Island

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