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Turning the Tide 2017
Peoples' Paddle for the Salish SeaAugust 9 - 13, 2017in the Southern Gulf Islands
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upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,

March 29:
VIDEA AGM

Please join VIDEA this Wednesday, March 29th at Solstice Café for VIDEA’s AGM. We will hear inspiring stories about the work our international youth and aboriginal youth interns have carried out at the YWCA and Women for Change in Zambia, and Lake Bunyonyi Development Company and Arise and Shine in Uganda.

Following a short business section, we will have some great presentations, fabulous food, and the opportunity to chat with great friends!
 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday March 29th,
6.00pm – 8.00pm,
Solstice Café, Pandora Avenue, Victoria
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Come dance with RAVEN

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[evoz] Romero Church service

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Carlos Flores

Public Works

Paint Shop

417 Garbally Road

Victoria, BC. V8T 2J9

Tel 250.361.0435

Fax 250.361.0409

 

 

Join us for Volunteer Action Night on March 29! 

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico event.

Café Simpatico presents…..

Assassination of a Saint

Book Launch and Discussion by Author Matt Eisenbrandt

Please join us on the 37th Anniversary of Monsignor Romero’s 

death for the release of this important book.

Doors open at &:00 pm  Live music at  7:30pm…Presentation  8pm

Friday. March  31

1923 Fernwood Pad

Admission by donation: refreshments served

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Call for 2017 Resilient Streets Host Neighbourhoods (and other news!)

Resilient Streets - Call For City of Victoria 2017 Host Neighbourhoods!   Want to foster more connections between immediate neighbours in your community?
  Resilient Streets helps neighbours get to know each other and work together on a project to improve their block or multi-family building and strengthen connections.
 
This year, we are expanding our successful Resilient Streets program and looking for host neighbourhoods within the City of Victoria! If you would like to work together to build neighbour-to-neighbour connections and bring this initiative to your neighbourhood, please contact Michelle Sandsmark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 31, 2017.

Learn more here about becoming a Resilient Streets Host Neighbourhood.
 

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This Senator has got to go

Kidnapping. Beatings. Sexual abuse. These are the horrors of Canada’s residential schools that stole Indigenous children away from their families in order to forcibly assimilate them. Now, there’s a Canadian Senator who actually wants to focus on the schools’ “good deeds”.[1-2]

Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak is a Harper-era Senate appointee who's sitting on the committee tasked with confronting the legacy of colonialism in Canada.

Senator Beyak’s comments that Canada should be focusing on the “good deeds” done by residential schools are totally unacceptable. They fly in the face of the spirit and goals of the committee, and show that she is unfit to serve on it. She has to go.

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Join the Active Committee

Would you like to join the Active Committee of CAIA ???

We try to meet once a month on the first Monday.
We do actions on lower Vancouver Island promoting Social Justice for Palestinians.
We do things such as hang banners along highways, demonstration at companies needing to know/comply with BDS, display our CAIA van, lobby politicians, display signs on our cars, present workshops, tables at book fairs, etc.

If you wish to join the Active Committee, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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[Canadian-BDS-Coalition] Canada Stop Our Complicity with The State of Israel Apartheid Behaviour

The Canadian-BDS-Coalition has asked us to support this as individuals.  CAIA has done so as an organization.

  Dear Coalition Friends   This came from a suggestion we move forward on action related to the Israeli travel ban. 
 
  Google Forms I've invited you to fill in a form: Canada Stop Our Complicity with The State of Israel Apartheid Behaviour Letter to:

The Honourable...

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Creative Writing Workshop for Survivors of Violence - Apply by April 21

Dear Friends of SJS,

 


 

Image description: Sunset with blue, purple and golden clouds, over a body of water reflecting the light, mountains in the horizon, and plants and grasses growing on a hill in the foreground, with the words, "The Body Takes Me Home: Interdisciplinary Creative Writing Workshop for Survivors of Violence."

 

Sunday April 30th, 1pm-6pm
University of Victoria, Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ territories
Co-presented by The Story We Be &
The Anti-Violence Project
Facilitators: mia susan amir & Dafne Blanco


Applications due April 21, 11:59pm
Selected applicants will be notified by Mon April 24
Apply here!

 

Workshop Description


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News from the Nest

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Israeli Apartheid Week/Month Action

Some of the Active Committee  were with our van at University of Victoria near the Student Union. to emphasize Anti- Apartheid.  Then the van toured downtown Victoria.

It was a good trial run at a university.  We learned to have at least two people stay by the van at all times.  The rear panel was defaced by an unseen graffiti marker.


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7 weeks

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The stakes for health care in May’s election just went way up:

This month B.C. allowed Anbang, a massive multinational investment corporation, to take over the biggest chain of seniors care homes in B.C. - even as serious concerns about Anbang’s ownership and intentions go unanswered. [1]

That same week, for-profit blood brokers confirmed they plan to harvest blood plasma from people in B.C. to sell at a huge profit on the international market - starting with a collection clinic in Kelowna. So far the province refuses to stop them - even though Canadian Blood Services says letting pay-for-plasma into B.C. will hurt our ability to collect the blood B.C. patients need. [2]

The B.C. government needs to...

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PLEASE SIGN Petition on Electoral Reform!! Sign

I would be lying if I pretended Justin Trudeau's one-man-rule-broken-promise didn't sting.

Apparently, we're not the only ones reeling from the realization that our Prime Minister does not sympathize with over 9,000,000 Canadian voters who do not have effective representation.

After he broke his key election promise to Make Every Vote Count, this petition in the House of Commons took off like wild fire and is now the biggest petition in the history of government sponsored e-petitions!

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-616

Could you please take a minute to sign the petition and send it to a couple of friends?

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part mailing list

The CAIA email sender apologies for the inadvertent inclusion of part of our mailing list with a previous important action announcement.  We try to avoid such mistakes and will definitely try to do so in the future.

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Support vote tomorrow (Tuesday) on anti-Islamophobia motion / Soutenez le vote de la motion anti-Islamophobe

See below for an action!

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Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

Dear Victoria,

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21), Parliament will finally vote on MP Iqra Khalid’s proposed motion M-103. This motion calls on Parliament to condemn all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia. The motion also calls for studies on how to address the problem of religious discrimination in Canada, and how to combat religious discrimination. Even...

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[evoz] The Wanted 18 - A film

 

The Wanted 18 - A film about how 18 cows became Israel’s most wanted fugitives and symbol of Palestinian resistance.

 

March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

 

C118, David Strong Building, UVic

 

Sponsored by Independent Jewish Voice

                                           KAIROS Victoria &

                                           Social Justice Studies (UVic)=

 

[evoz] Omotepe Fair Trade organic coffee

Hi CASC coffee lovers, If you need some freshly roasted Omotepe Fair Trade organic coffee – you don’t have to wait until our next Cafe on March 31 – you can call Allen now at 250 384-0477. 

from your CASC coffee committee.

 

Were hitting the road for the rainforest

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