THIS FRIDAY EVENING!
People's Pizza Party &
Social Environmental Action Awards!
Friday, January 12 @ 6:30 pm
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue
Victoria / Lekwungen Territory
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You're warmly invited to "help start 2018 in a good way" at this community gathering, featuring a Solidarity Pizza Party, musical performances by special guests, and the inaugural Social Environmental Action Awards!
These can be challenging times for those of us on the Left, so we encourage you to join us on January 12! Warm your hearts by the fire of our fellowship and get a reprieve from the challenges of the world. Be at ease, Friends, we got your back! Enjoy fellowship, food, fun and music. And always remember: Action dispels despair!
Awesome musical performances by:
CINDY SUE AND FRIENDS
IN THE CREATION
DJ TASTEOFTEE (www.mixcloud.com/mistataddy/)
PEACH GUEVARA (www.facebook.com/Peach-Guevara-1029431017079135/)
MANY ROOTS (www.facebook.com/ManyRootsBand) (twitter.com/ManyRootsBand)
plus a MYSTERY GUEST PERFORMANCE!
The evening will include the inaugural Social Environmental Action "SEA Star" Awards, recognizing and honouring grassroots leaders working in diverse fields. Be inspired by some of the most dedicated community organizers on the Island. Don't miss this empowering and fun event! And bring along a friend, co-worker, neighbour or 3 :)
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Pizza Meal $10 (vegan and gluten-free options available)
Annual Membership & Meal $20
Beverages at close to cost
No one turned away
At 5:30, prior to this event, we hope you can join us for our semi-annual members' meeting and election of officers to the organizing committee.
Positions to be filled for a six-month term on the organizing committee are:
(1) Chair: responsible for convening meetings and external relations;
(2) Recording Secretary: responsible for maintaining Minutes, official documents;
(3) Membership Secretary: responsible for maintaining a Membership List, as well as lists of lapsed members and supporters, as well as oversight of correspondence;
(4) Treasurer: responsible for Finances of organization and the collection of dues;
(5) Communications Director: responsible for updating the website and social media platforms;
Additional officers and committees may be empowered by the membership as required.
What's In a Name?
Community Dialogue on Joseph Trutch
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cook Street Village Activity Centre
380 Cook Street in Lekwungen Territory
IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE NAME OF TRUTCH STREET?
Join us for a community dialogue on the power of place naming and recent calls to rename Trutch Street in the Fairfield neighbourhood of Victoria. Named in honour of Joseph Trutch, British Columbia’s first Lieutenant Governor and Chief Commissioner of Land and Works, Trutch Street commemorates a historical figure who played a leading role in dramatically reducing the size of First Nations reserve lands during the nineteenth century.
Given Trutch’s key role in the dispossession of indigenous peoples, the University of Victoria recently decided to remove Trutch’s name from a building on its campus. This has sparked a renewed interest in calling upon the City of Victoria to rename Trutch Street as a step toward decolonization and reconciliation. Join the discussion and help examine critical questions about how the honorific commemoration of Trutch in the city’s streetscape relates to contemporary efforts at reconciliation.
Joan Morris, Elder, Songhees Nation
George Abbott, former Education Minister, UVic Political Science doctoral candidate
Lisa Schnitzler, UVic undergraduate student
Reuben Rose-Redwood, chair, UVic Committee for Urban Studies
All welcome for this free event. Sponsors: UVic Committee for Urban Studies, Critical Geographies Research Lab
Indigenous Solidarity Working Group
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