This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but since a dozen SEA members are actively involved with Nathalie Chambers' campaign for election to Saanich Council, and other members are actively involved in campaigns relating to indigenous solidarity, pipelines and housing rights, there is no day this month that is a good fit, without drawing members' time and resources from other SEA-endorsed campaigns.
We look forward to seeing you on October 10th to discuss priorities for action in the months ahead!
Mining Justice Action Committee in partnership with the Latin Amercan and Spanish Film Week presents the award-winning documentary film:
When Two Worlds Collide. (103 minutes)
Two showings tomorrow at 7pm and 9 pm at Cinecenta, UVIC. (Regular ticket prices apply.)
In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence.
The film won an award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is a riveting account of how an indigenous community struggles to protect its land from the intrusive extractive industry.
AND ON WEDNESDAY EVENING...
The film presents Costa Rica’s inspiring path of demilitarization. Over 60 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband their military and to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment. “A Bold Peace” was released in 2015 and challenges our thinking about war and peace. More information can be found here: http://aboldpeace.com/
The screening will be followed by a discussion about militarism in Canada and what we can do to build a culture of peace.
Join in the discussion after the film with members of the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network (VIDPN). Hosted by the Cadboro Bay United Church and co-sponsored by VIPDN, KAIROS, the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Raging Grannies. We will also do a short action for the international Peace Wave that evening.
For more information, please visit: www.vipdn.org - All welcome!
FUNKY FUNDRAISER FOR THE WALBRAN!
Join us and dance through the night, from dusk to dawn, on the Autumn equinox at the Sunset Room to celebrate and raise awareness and funds to help save some of the last and most magnificent temperate rainforests in the world in the heart of the Walbran Valley ( unceded Pacheedaht territory), south Vancouver Island.
Victoria-born and Bali-based DJ Alex Joy ( Joy Collective and Rainforest Pavillion, a fusion of electronic dance music and ecological conservation culture) and an exciting line up of home town heroes including Mr Moe, J-Feud and Jon Galssey and DJ D.jon and Taste of Tea, will serve up the music to keep you dancing all night long.
This event is happening on the territory of the Lekwungen peoples of the Songhees and Esquimault nations and is supporting the work of the Friends of Carmanah/Walbran, a local Victoria, 100% volunteer-based collective working to protect and providing public access to the threatened heart of the Walbran valley, a rare world-class ecological heritage of ancient temperate rainforest, 3.5 hours drive from downtown Victoria.
Doors open at 7 pm
8-9 pm, you will not want to miss a presentation with West Coast documentary video producer and journalist Daniel J. Pierce who will preview two webisodes from his multi-platform vido project, Heartwood, a Documentree, about the struggle of coastal communities to protect the old-growth rainforest and transition to sustainable forestry alternatives. Here is a preview of this important project:
9 pm- 5am- Music from :
Amaurotic [ J Feud & John Glassey ]
Tada Hozumi (Taste of Tea)
Tickets $15 - $20 donation at the door.
The space is wheelchair accessible and can be entered via the gates at the end of Herald Street below Value Village.
Brought to you by Deepend Promotions, Rainforest Pavillion & House Music Victoria in collbaoration with the Friends of Carmanah/Walbran
See Victoria through the eyes of a local advocate for social justice!
City Councillor Ben Isitt will lead a bike ride at 1 pm on Sunday, Sept 24th to learn about the challenges, struggles, and victories of social movements in Victoria
This is a shorter ride (10-15 km) that starts and ends at Centennial Square.
Please note that bicycles must be in good working condition and that helmets are required. All GVCC rides are by donation ($5 suggested). See you there!
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Make sure to get out and vote in the by-election for Saanich Council, Saturday September 23, 2017 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm at polling stations around the municipality!
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre: 3220 Cedar Hill Road
Gordon Head Recreation Centre: 4100 Lambrick Park Way
G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre: 3100 Tillicum Road
Saanich Commonwealth Place: 4636 Elk Lake Road
Learn more at
or contact the Nathalie Chambers for Saanich Council campaign for information on where and how to vote or to request a ride to the polls: www.NathalieChambers.ca
Let's ensure a strong turnout in the September 23 by-election, as an important step in strengthening local democracy here in Saanich!
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