Committees & Working Groups

toxic dump

Shawnigan Lake Toxic Dump

The membership has resolved to focus much of our collective energy into fighting the perpetrators and supporting blockaders 

grace islet

Indigenous Solidarity Working Group

Proactively collaborative and effective cross-media strategies with targeted initiatives around Grace Islet, reclaiming ceremonies and more.

kids and the farm

Farmland Protection Coalition

This working group fights to keep BC's Agricultural Land Reserve big and green and holds the Commission accountable for its actions.

lessons from grace islet indigenous solidarity panel

Speaker Series

We have hosted an event of some kind nearly every month over the past 2 years, you can join the team that coordinates.

Campaigns

SEA Meeting Agenda

Hello friends, we will be having our monthly meeting at the Tyee Housing Co-op today and we should have enough time to to discuss everything on the agenda as well enjoy a bit of a social afterwards so we would like to encourage everyone to bring food, drink and treats to share.

We have added most of 2015's meeting minutes in a new section on the website so feel free to review so we can approve them tonight and also familiarize yourself with what we have accomplished and what areas we may want to improve on in 2016.

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Activist Assembly YYJ

Activist Assembly YYJ*  will taking place on Saturday, November 28 – all day (Uvic Student Union Building, SUB). 

Featuring:

  • Keynote address: Harsha Walia (co–founder of No One Is Illegal-Vancouver)
  • Panels: Environmental Justice (featuring Divest Victoria and UVic) & the Student Movement
  • Workshops: Building a Sanctuary City (Refugees Welcome), Intro to Direct Action, Whiteness and anti-oppression in activist spaces, Indigenous organizing & solidarity, and much more!     
  • Open Plenary: Where to we go from here? Facilitated by Jessie Hemphill (Councillor for the District of Port Hardy and First Nations community planner & facilitator) 

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Where We Stand

1. People and the planet before profit.
The Social Environmental Alliance is committed to a world where the wellbeing of people and the planet takes priority over the accumulation of private wealth.
2. Respect for ecological systems.
We believe all human activity and social systems must operate within the limits imposed by ecological systems and with respect for non-human life.
3. Transformative social change.
Recognizing the dangers of catastrophic climate change, the injustice of colonization and imperialism, and the inhumanity of growing poverty in the midst of plenty, we pledge ourselves to the lifelong project of transformative social change.
4. Ecological and democratic socialist principles.
We aim to accomplish our objectives through the application of ecological and democratic socialist principles to public affairs and the governance of our communities.
5. Grassroots organization and action.
Committed to action and outreach, we are nurturing a community of organizers to mobilize the consciousness and confidence of ordinary people and forge alliances in coalition with social movements, cultural organizations and grassroots community groups.
6. Traditions inform practice.
We are guided by the best traditions of indigenous, feminist, co-operative, socialist, labour and environmental movements.
7. Democracy.
We embrace a participatory, pluralistic and emancipatory model of democracy.
8. Equality.
We believe in a classless society and in the inherent dignity and equality of all people on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, age and ability.
9. Self-determination.
We recognize the right of indigenous and colonized peoples to self-determination.
10. Internationalism.
We embrace an internationalist perspective in foreign policy based on equality among peoples and the shared stewardship and fair distribution of the finite resources of the planet.