It's time to get involved, organize and stand in solidarity!
We are the ones we have been waiting for!
Our next SEA Members' Meeting is on Tuesday November 15 at 5:30 pm
at the University of Victoria Graduate Student Centre, room 108
3800 Finnerty Road (building next to SUB / Cinecenta / bus loop).
Help us plan the response to rising fascism and social, environmental and economic injustice within our community, our country and our world!
LEAP VICTORIA “leap into a peaceful post-carbon economy”ROUNDTABLE WITH ACTIVIST AUTHOR YVES ENGLER!!!
Tuesday November 15, 7-9 pm
Graduate Student Centre room 108, University of Victoria
Join Leap Victoria, Social Environmental Alliance and friends for a stimulating and informative roundtable discussion on the Leap Manifesto with guest Yves Engler.
“Yves Engler (born 1979) is a Montreal writer and political activist. In addition to seven published books, Engler’s writings have appeared in the alternative press and in mainstream publications such as The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen and Ecologist.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Engler
Engler has been described by the Georgia Straight as "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky.”
Engler will be discussing some themes from his latest book, A Propaganda System — How Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation, as they relate to the Leap Manifesto.
For further information, please contact Leap Victoria Coordinating Committee:
LEAP Victoria on facebook
A Propaganda System:
How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation. The book details the vast sums Global Affairs Canada, Veterans Affairs and the Department of National Defence spend articulating a one-sided version of Canada’s foreign policy. With the largest PR machine in the country, the Canadian Forces promotes its worldview through a history department, university, journals, war commemorations, think tanks, academic programs and hundreds of public relations officers.
A Propaganda System traces the long history of government information control during war, including formal censorship, as well as extreme media bias on topics ranging from Haiti to Palestine, investment agreements to the mining industry. The book also details the corporate elite’s funding for university programs and think tanks.
Organized by the Victoria Peace Coalition with help from co-sponsors:
UVic Social Justice Studies, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Raging Grannies, Victoria Friends of Cuba Central American Support Committee, Women in Black, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Council of Canadians (Victoria Chapter), Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network, Mining Justice Action Committee, Camosun Human Rights and International Solidarity
JOIN THOUSANDS IN VANCOUVER NOV 19!!!
Trudeau’s decision on Kinder Morgan is fast approaching!
Now more than ever we need a show of force to show that –
no matter his choice – this region will do whatever it takes
to stop this pipeline!!!
This action is also in solidarity with Indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock as they struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Keep up to date with this event at
to the next organizing meeting of the Farmland Protection Coalition:
Tuesday November 22nd at 5:00 pm
Madrona Farm 4317 Blenkinsop Rd, Saanich
Main Agenda / Action Items:
Saving the Blenkinsop Valley - advocating to the District of Saanich to enforce existing bylaws, reverse creeping industrialization of the valley, and safeguard its agricultural potential in perpetuity.
Creating a CRD Farmland Acquisition Fund - update on efforts to create a regional Farmland Acquisition Fund -- to protect farmland and improve access to land for farmers and long-term food security.
Nathalie Chambers, Farmland Protection Coalition
Book Launch & Fundraiser
Friday, November 25 at 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates
Please join us for an evening to raise awareness about and honour Indigenous environmental justice and Heiltsuk restoration efforts.Proceeds from the silent auction will go towards helping the Heiltsuk conduct cultural impact interviews, traditional food harvest interviews, and allow the Nations the means to obtain video and photo documentation to find out what went wrong, as well as help with clean up and restoration efforts.
We will also be joined by author, Sarah Marie Wiebe for the launch of her book
Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada's Chemical Valley.
Sarah Marie Wiebe is an assistant teaching professor at UVic. She has published on the politics of reproductive justice, ecologies of Indigenous citizenship, and community-engaged scholarship. She has also worked with Indigenous communities in Ontario and British Columbia on community filmmaking projects such as Indian Givers and To Fish as Formerly.
For more info on this special event:
If you're feeling the need to rant these days...
It's grown quite dire lately to say the least, so if you have a lot on your mind and in your heart and you need to vent, come on out!
Come if you just need to hear some inspiring words in solidarity!
Proceeds from the evening will go to Standing Rock!
FEATURED RANTERS FOR THE EVENING INCLUDE
FRANCES LITMAN, Creatively United for the Planet
This is Leadership
HILARY STRANG, Saanich Inlet Network
Who is Leading? International Corporation poses as community leader
KYM 'HOTHEAD' HINES, Frontline Anti-Poverty Activist, Livable4All Mini Tent City
Why can't the Livable4All Income Ignite Unite the Poor to Lead a Movement for Equity towards Social Economic Change?
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.
TYSON STRANDLUND, Communist Party provincial candidate
The Leadership of Canada - Changing Faces, Same System
ANNA RASMUSSEN, Social Environmental Alliance
Greater Victoria Acting Together
On Nov 18-19 and Nov 21,
we're partnering with Leadership Victoria to host community leadership training workshops.
Join us if you and others in your organization would like to:
- build your leadership skills; or
- know others in your group who could lead if they had a little encouragement;
- help your group do more to achieve its goals
- build strong networks and work across sectors for the common good
Register soon - space is filling up fast!
Free Public Forum
Tuesday November 29 7-830 pm
Victoria Public Library Central Branch
We all know that transportation is one of the biggest sources of climate pollution, and Greater Victoria is starting to look for solutions. All Ages and Abilities (AAA) bike lanes have many benefits and are already being built. But there are many more complimentary options that reduce pollution and create healthier communities that are better places to live.
Council of Canadians (Victoria chapter)
Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (GVCC)
Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria
Speakers will include:
Edwared Pullman (GVCC):
The multiple benefits of AAA bike lanes
(Council of Canadians & Better Transit Alliance):
Combining transit, cycling and walking for climate justice
For more info:
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