Solidarity with Leonard Peltier
and Standing Rock Sioux!
Campaign Update and Video Screening
Wednesday Oct. 19 @ 7 pm
Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road, Victoria
All Welcome for this Free Public Event
Join and Share the Event on Facebook
Leonard Peltier has been jailed since the 1970's for his role protecting indigenous territory in the face of exploitative mineral interests. Four decades later, the Standing Rock Sioux Nation is spearheading the same fight, challenging the Dakota Access pipeline through indigenous lands.
Please attend this event to learn more about what is going on.
Spread the word! Free Peltier! Solidarity With Standing Rock!
Sponsored by the Social Environmental Alliance
and Amnesty International
Wheels for the Walbran Benefit
Wheels for the Walbran: Buffet Dinner, Concert and Dance Party,
a fundraising benefit for the purchase of a mini-bus for group transportation to the spectacular and threatened Central Walbran Valley (Kaxi:ks), unceded Pacheedaht and Qwa-ba-diwa territory.
Chef Jon Cash of Soule Creek Lodge in Port Renfrew
and Erika Heyrman of Wildfire Bakery will be collaborating to create a yummy, festive meal while Vancouver eco-troubador and recording artist Luke Wallace (and a special mystery guest DJ!) will be providing the grooves for the night.
Dinner tickets are sold separately at $15-30 suggested donation. Please let us know on a post on the facebook site if you plan to make it for dinner so we know how much food to prep. Menu details will be provided soon. Beer keg and bar until closing.
Door tix for concert/ dance 7:30 pm:
$12 (unwaged and low- income) and $20 (adequately waged)
Come celebrate this amazing ancient forest, with the community of kindred spirits who love it as much as you do!
Stop the industrialization of the Blenkinsop Valley!
Demand that Saanich Council enforce its own bylaws
The Blenkinsop Valley, a jewel in the heart of Saanich, is in real danger. The area from Mackenzie Avenue to Miramar Drive, centred on Blenkinsop Road, is officially protected primarily for agriculture. These rich farmlands were first preserved from urban development in 1973, when BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve was created.
But this precious valley is now under attack. A number of sites have become little more than parking lots for trucks and other heavy vehicles. By compacting the soil and dropping oil and other pollutants, they’re increasingly making it impossible to farm the land.
Saanich Council isn’t walking the talk. It’s failing to monitor and halt the abuse of Blenkinsop Valley that violate the district’s own standards.
We need action to prevent the Blenkinsop Valley from becoming a parking lot!
Can you help? Tell Saanich Council to properly monitor actual land use in the valley, stop the numerous violations of business licences, put a halt to the illegal heavy truck traffic and keep Blenkinsop Valley for agriculture and rural uses.
And sign the Farmland Protection Coalition’s petition
Sponsored by the Farmland Protection Coalition – http://farmlandprotection.ca/
Activist gathering and people's forum
WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?
STAND UP! SPEAK UP! SPEAK OUT!
Theme for the evening: SOLIDARITY (part two)
Join us for an awesome early evening
activist gathering, people's forum and rountable discussion
supporting and empowering each other
to raise our voices in critical resistance
featuring engaging speakers, impassioned activists and YOU!
Focused on social environmental economic justice
celebrating our solidarity and having fun all at the same time!
FEATURED RANTERS FOR THE EVENING INCLUDE:
STEPHEN PORTMAN. Together Against Poverty Society
The motives behind the promotion and entrenchment of legislated poverty by state actors and how to confront this by acting together through solidarity.
JANET BARNEY, President
Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Local 850
Residential schools // colonization // this is my passion being a survivor //
this period of kkkanada's history must be told
DAKOTA REED MCGOVERN,Community Engagement Coordinator, VIPRIG
Education for the masses, not just the upper classes
BILL APPLEDORF, James Bay resident fighting renovictions
Gentrification to genocide, big money has one and only one objective:
to make more money.
plus opening set by songstress CINDY DENNISON, who will also be speaking about efforts underway to save farmland in the Blenkinsop Valley.
MORE FEATURED RANTERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
The evening also includes an open mic so you can get up there,
group discussions so you can get involved,
and a flyer table so you stay informed,
spreading the word, being heard!
Ongoing Call to Action:
Supervised Consumption Services Now!
BC Ministry of Health, 1515 Blanshard Street at Pandora,
every Thursday at 12 Noon
There is a life and death struggle in Greater Victoria — and a grave question facing all levels of government: whether to support people managing addictions by providing Supervised Consumption Services without delay, to reduce harm from addictions — or whether to stand idly by as fatalities mount from overdoses and avoidable transmitted diseases.
We are calling on all citizens to take action by:
Signing/Sharing Petition demanding Supervised Consumption Services Now!
Joining the Information Picket at the BC Ministry of Health,
1515 Blanshard Street at Pandora, each and every Thursday at 12 Noon.
With your help, we can establish these necessary health services in our community without delay!
Listen to SEA member Keith Cherry on CFAX discussing the issue:
Oh and last but not least!
NEXT SEA MEETING: Wednesday Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm,
Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road
(before the Leonard Peltier event - 7-9 pm)