Lekwungen Territories :: Victoria
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Together Victoria a.k.a. Organize VictoriaDate: Monday, March 5th 2018
Time: 7:15pm - 8:30pm followed by a social mixer
Place: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue
You are invited to join Together Victoria: an exciting movement of progressive environmentalists that are organizing towards the 2018 City of Victoria municipal election!
“Create a political movement in Victoria that tackles the challenge of affordability and
inclusivity, and wins a stable council majority that transforms local government into a vehicle for participatory democracy, social justice and environmental justice.”
- Take Action to Create a City that is Affordable and Inclusive
- Prioritize Infrastructure that Impacts Social and Environmental Justice
- Foster Greater Democratic Engagement in Local Government
Manifesto v.2 - Vision, Objectives and Principles
Together Victoria Onboarding Package
The next meeting is on Monday, March 5 at 7:30pm at Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone Ave.), followed by a social mixer at 8:30pm at the 5th Street Bar and Grill (1028 Hillside St.). The agenda is linked here Meeting Agenda - March 5th, 2018
If you haven't become a member yet, we will be signing members up before the meeting at 7:15pm. If you have filled out a membership form, please bring it with $5 cash (unless you are unwaged, in which case it is waived). There will be extra membership forms at the meeting.
Seamus on behalf of Together Victoria
Community Rights and Rights of Nature
April 10th, 2018 Presentation
We can protect communities, workers and "Rights of Nature" by saying "NO!" to corporate so-called "rights". It just takes a simple transformative common law application revealed by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). Outlined on the CELDF website you can get a more detailed explanation - https://celdf.org/rights/rights-of-nature/ . They have created a pro-active legal framework that ends the currently law-ordained corporate "right" to destroy and harm workers, communities and the environment.
Thomas Linzey created the CELDF in 1995 to help people in communities research environmental laws, or in short, to understand the things he learned during his legal internship at the EPA. He is currently their very perceptive lead lawyer. He brings a fascinating wealth of historical legal knowledge about how corporations have dragged us to this point. Thomas is actually training communities, leading to victories.
You can watch his interview now.
New Zealand has provided this type of protection for many years and has more recently taken this concept to a new level by granting a Sacred Mountain, that the Maori consider an Ancestor, personhood and therefore human rights. This is the 3rd geographic location in New Zealand to be granted the right to be protected from environmental damage.
In northern India, issued a ruling declaring that both the Ganga and Yumana rivers are also “legal persons/living persons.”
Shannon LeBlanc will host a discussion about doing this in the CRD and then BC.
More event details (time & location) coming soon.
On March 13, join the Social Environmental Alliance for a community
discussion on supporting ongoing resistance to the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Join us Tuesday, March 13th at 7pm at 1923 Fernwood Road
In March, members of Tsleil-Waututh will establish frontline resistance
grounded in their spirituality and culture to stop the Kinder Morgan tar
sands pipeline. On Saturday March 10th, they will kick things off with a
mass mobilization supporting Kwekwecnewtxw (www.protecttheinlet.ca) in the
lower mainland area. They are inviting thousands of people to join this
mobilization and send a clear message to Prime Minister Trudeau: the
Kinder Morgan pipeline will never be built.
Recorded on Feb 13th, Watch their Webinar Now