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APRIL 14th, 2018
victoria City Hall
Victoria March for Science Returns
Victoria March for Science returns to remind public that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and critical to protecting our environmental, health and democracy.
Last year, hundreds gathered in Centennial Square and marched in support of science and reasoning. On April 14th, 2018, the March for Science returns with the theme “Science is for Everyone”. Science isn’t just for scientists, it impacts all of us - by protecting our health and our
environment, and providing us with facts and evidence to hold our governments accountable. When scientists, whether at home or abroad, are silenced, we all suffer. When knowledge generation is underfunded or suppressed, our communities and democracies suffer.
This year’s march was organized entirely as a grassroots volunteer effort. The Victoria March is a sister march to the over 230 satellite events happening around the world. This year’s event is co-hosted and sponsored by members of Evidence for Democracy, Women’s March Canada—Victoria Chapter, UVic Women in Science, Professional Employees Association, and Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Evidence for Democracy is the leading fact-driven, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization promoting the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada.
The march on April 14th, 2018 will begin at 1:00 pm at Centennial Square. This year will highlight speakers Scott McCannell of PEA, Bob Peart, Dr. Christopher Douglas, Cheryl Bryce,
Dr. John Spinelli of the BC Cancer Agency, Torrey Archer, and E. Paul Zehr, award winning neuroscientist, best-selling author, and martial artist at the University of Victoria. At 2:00 pm the march will head down Government Street toward the Parliament building. The march will end at approximately 2:45 pm at the Parliament buildings. We hope to see you at the march!
To RSVP for the event and for more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570011629700853/
Chief Andy Thomas Mourned
Chief Andy Thomas, the hereditary leader of the Esquimalt Nation for more than 45 years, passed away suddenly in Victoria on April 7.
Esquimalt First Nation released this statement;
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APRIL 10th, 2018 SEA EVENT
7PM PUBLIC MEETING
Fernwood Community Association
1923 Fernwood Road
Our Monthly Members Meetings (open to all interested) will begin at 5pm followed by the Rights of Nature Presentation at 7pm.
Rights of Nature
SEA is hosting a presentation by member Shannon LeBlanc and UVic Environmental Law Student Renata Colwell followed by a discussion and strategy session. Renata Colwell, in partnership, has recently completed a student research memo which discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.
Here are some more youtube videos and other resources.
Thomas Linzey Interview, Executive Director of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Thomas Linzey Radio Interview
Rights for the Earth: Towards New International Standards - Bilingual Roundtable Conference COP21
New Zealand gives Mount Taranaki same legal rights as a person
When Rivers Hold Legal Rights
SEA Political Endorsement Policy
Municipal Elections are right around the corner and we need SEA members to help craft a policy and processes around how and who we endorse. You can read and download the current Policy Draft on our website. To engage in the deliberation for the final draft to have the membership vote on please request an invite to the discussion group.
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