Meeting to Rename Trutch Street RescheduledWhen: Wednesday February 7 at 630 pm
Where: Atrium building (main hall, ground floor) 800 Yates St. (at Blanshard)
After the very strong turnout and widespread interest in the recent community dialogue regarding the renaming of Trutch Street, ISWG is looking to host a smaller organizing meeting to plan next steps in this campaign and how to encourage wider efforts to decolonize places names throughout Lekwungen territory. Even if you missed the dialogue, this would be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the reasons why a renaming is necessary and how to keep up the momentum.
This part ot the meeting will be facilitated by Reuben Rose-Redwood (chair of the UVIC Committee for Urban Studies) and Lisa Schnitzler (UVIC student who was instrumental in de-naming the Trutch building on campus). If you were at the community dialogue event, you will recall they were two of the panel speakers that evening.
The second part of the meeting will be left open to discuss other local Indigenous-led campaigns, actions or upcoming events that need support or solidarity.
If you are not familiar with the space, please check out the photo attached.
Parkades are free after 6 pm and are located on the map in the following PDF document.
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The Growing Danger of Nuclear War and What We Can Do About ItWhen: Friday February 9, 2018 7PM-9PM
Where: HSD A240, University of Victoria
This is a free event hosted by VIPDN and sponsored by the Uvic Centre for Global Studies, Physicians for Global Survival, Social Environmental Alliance and the Canadian Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
Dr. Ira Helfand, MD is President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), recipient of the 1985 nobel Peace Prize, and he is co-founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s US affiliate.
He has published studies on the medical consequences of nuclear war in the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, and the World Medical Journal. Dr. Helfand serves on the committee which oversees PSR’s work for nuclear abolition and has a special interest in the danger of accidental war and the need to de-alert nuclear weapons. His also the author of IPPNW’s publication: Nuclear Famine: Two billion people at risk-Global impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and human nutrition”.
In September of 2015 Dr. Helfand addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, and in May of 2016 he led the session on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war at the United Nations Open Ended Working Group meeting in Geneva.
Dr. Helfand was educated at Harvard College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On February 15th, we’re partnering with Courage to bring the key architects behind Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn’s breakthroughs to Ottawa for a public conversation on how to bring the political revolution to Canada. For the first time ever, the founding figures behind these campaigns will come together to share their inside knowledge of cutting-edge organizing techniques and transformative politics.
We’re going to launch the event publicly in a couple of days, but we’re counting on you -- our trusted volunteers, organizers, and donor-activists -- to help us make a big splash.
Will you help us make this a launch nobody can ignore?
If we get at least 100 people to sign up for this Thunderclap, we’ll be able to blast our launch announcement at the same time from all of our individual social media accounts on Thursday. But don’t tell anyone until launch day — kicking off the event with this kind of overwhelming grassroots support will create a wave of online momentum resonating across Canada.
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