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We acknowledge this event will be taking place on stolen land, on the traditional territory of the L'kwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

Social Environmental Alliance members' meeting, happening on Tuesday May 8 at 5:00 pm at the Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road, prior to the public workshop at 7:00 pm on "Online Anonymity and Security for Activists"

Official SEA EVENT
MAy 8th, 2018
7pm - 9pm
1923 Fernwood Rd
Fernwood Community Association

Workshop: Online Anonymity and Security for Activists

Hosted by Indigenous Solidarity Working Group and Social Environmental Alliance - SEA

In light of recent high-profile data breach scandals worldwide, join the activist community for this unique and timely workshop dedicated to digital security issues!

Throughout the evening, we will be considering the current situation within the larger frameworks of neoliberalism, corporatocracy, state surveillance vs private surveillance, power/knowledge, plus "Know your Rights."

  • Part 1: An introduction to protecting yourself, your information, and your privacy online.
  • Part 2: Build on the way we have looked at our browsing and internet security by focusing on the smart phone as a weak point for anonymity, especially as an activist.
  • Part 3: Suggest tactics and angles that activists can use/employ to increase their anonymity, and to posting anonymously to boards and sharing information with friends/allies.
  • Part 4: Tie in the idea of net security into why we are doing what we are doing in the first place, and why it is important to factor net security into what we do.

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the irony of these facebook links is not lost on us  ;)

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.

Hosted by Action Bus

Support the Community Action Bus!

Crowdsourcing Fundraiser for the Community Action Bus

If you dream of taking action for positive change- or dream of supporting those that do- please consider a donation.

Every donation, big or small, it will make a huge difference to this grass-roots project! If you're unable to contribute financially, please spread the word and help us think of ways that people can use the bus to keep it going. 

Only 8 days left in the
crowdfunding campaign!

The Community Action Bus is a vital resource for citizen-led activism and it needs our help - donate now to help us get our campaign goal and keep the action bus going into 2018 and beyond!

Aim/mission of the Community Action Bus:

  • To increase accessibility to community events, protests, and direct actions, while reducing the negative social, environmental, and economic impacts of automobile transportation*
  • To maintain and provide resources for community events, protests, and direct actions that can be delivered via the Community Action Bus
  • To organize actions, build community, and engage new activists in the fight for justice and resistance to capitalism and colonialism

Paid Dinner Break [for Retail & Restaurant Workers]

May 8th, 2018
5pm - 7pm
1415 Broad St, Victoria Event Center

Hosted by Retail Action Network

Join the Retail Action Network for our summer installment of "Paid Breaks" for Retail & Restaurant workers.

We want to hear from you. What are the challenges you face working in this industry? How do low wages and part-time work effect your health, your family, and your life? What sort of improvements would you like to see at your workplace?

This will be a roundtable discussion where you will have an opportunity to voice your opinions, and to help us push for improvements in the retail and restaurant industry.

Snacks and refreshments will be served. As a thank you for your time, we are offering $20 to participants who currently work in a retail or restaurant location on Vancouver Island. Please feel free to invite your friends and co-workers. Seating is limited, please RSVP.

We will be hosting these events regularly as a part of our Grade My Boss campaign, and our ongoing work to create a Retail & Restaurant Worker's Contract.

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Kinder Morgan Film Screening: Directly Affected

May 9th, 2018
5:45pm - 9pm
808 Douglas St, The Vic Theatre

Hosted by Directly Affected and Sierra Club BC

Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure is a new film about everything you need to know about the Kinder Morgan pipeline battle, written and directed by Vancouver local photographer and filmmaker Zack Embree.

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Film Premiere of Blue Heart

May 10th, 2018
7pm - 9pm
616 Yates St, Patagonia Victoria

Hosted by Patagonia

Join us for the premiere of our new film Blue Heart. 

More than 3,000 hydropower dams and diversions are either proposed or in the process of being built on Europe's last wild rivers in the Balkans and will cause irreversible damage to rivers, wildlife and local communities.

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ReImagining Masculinities Conference

May 11th, 2018
Friday at 10 AM - 5 PM
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria

Tickets by Eventbrite

The ReImagining Masculinities conference is an opportunity to cultivate meaningful conversations about healthy, non violent masculinities by inviting community advocates and speakers to come together to advance understanding and conversations on a variety of topics.

We encourage attendance and participation by all community members interested in social justice and in the conference’s topics irrespective of gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical abilities, nationality, or religious identity.
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T'Sou-ke Solar Community Tour

May 12th, 2018
11:30am - 4:30pm

Join the Wilderness Committee - Victoria Office for another tour of one of the world's most innovative and important solar communities! Just down the road from Victoria, the T'Souke First Nation has launched it's own solar revolution, and now draws much of its energy from entirely renewable sources. 

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Just Peace in Palestine-Israel

May 12th, 2018
1 PM - 4 PM
Esquimalt United Church
500 Admirals Road, Victoria

All are welcome to a community conversation about the on-going struggles in Palestine-Israel. 

Our two presenters:
ROBERT MASSOUD is Palestinian-Canadian.  In 2004, he founded Zatoun, Fair Trade olive oil from Palestine to serve as a symbol of light, hope and peace in North America. 

RABBI DAVID MIVASAIR served for sixteen years as the spiritual leader of two Vancouver synagogues and was the chaplain of the First United Church, a large homeless shelter in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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Hands-on Workshop: Native Plant Uses & Identification
This is a workshop for Indigenous peoples' of all ages

May 12th, 2018
1 PM - 4 PM
Lau'welnew Tribal School
7449 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay

Join Project Reclaim on Saturday, May 12th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Cultural Building for an engaging workshop!

Leigh Joseph will lead a hands-on workshop, focused on native plant identification, uses and cultural significance. Leigh has extensive knowledge on native plants in our area and their cultural uses.

This is a free workshop for Indigenous people and will include snacks and beverages. Transportation can be provided. Please call or text (867)-688-5635 if you have any questions or to ask about transportation.

The ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Cultural Building is wheelchair accessible and will have gender neutral washrooms.

HÍSW̱ḴE, mahsi, thank you

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Why We Cycle - Victoria Premiere

May 14, 2018
7 PM - 9 PM
Vic Theatre
808 Douglas Street, Victoria

Modacity are proud to present the Victoria premiere of the Dutch documentary “Why We Cycle” (trailer: 

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. They don’t think about it, they just do it. Perhaps the fact that they don’t think about it is the key to the bicycle’s success there. But because they do not give cycling a second thought, they don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. “Why We Cycle” takes a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling, on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

The 56-minute film will be followed by a half-hour panel discussion with local politicians, bike advocates, and business leaders, including Mayor Lisa Helps.

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Pint of Science Festival

May 14, 15 & 16, 2018
Multiple Locations and Times

This year Victoria will host its first ever Pint of Science Festival! It will happen simultaneously in three venues. Come learn about the Big Bang, atoms, planets and black holes at the The Moon Under Water Brewery, Pub, Distillery & Tasting Room, about autism, human potential, and healthy aging at the Gorge Pointe Pub, and about BC's whales, bees and seismic hazards at the Six Mile Pub.

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Community Dialogue:
Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline

May 17, 2018
7 PM - 8:30 PM  (
Doors open at 6:45pm)
215 - 2506 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC
Hosted by Adam Olsen, MLA - Saanich North and the Islands

Kinder Morgan and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project has been a lightning rod for controversy. Whether you are in favour of the project or opposed to it I invite you to come and share your thoughts on how we can move forward as a province and as a country.

We have a discussion and poll on this topic that you can participate by logging into

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Solidarity in Motion

Friday, May 18, 2018
8 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunset Labs
401 Herald Street, Victoria

*This is a collaborative event between Social Environmental Alliance--SEA, Dance Temple Victoria, and Sunset Labs taking place on the beautiful unceded lands of the Lekwungen People*

Come and show your love for the coast and for the sacred balance of Mother Earth in the face of Kinder Morgan's dangerous tar sands expansion, threatening coast, climate and Indigenous lands and waters.

Dance in solidarity with courageous frontline Coast Protectors, taking your “stand” on the dance floor, turning your conscious movement practice into activism. Dance for social and environmental justice for the amazing unceded Coast Salish territories we are so blessed to live in and call home. 

Money raised will support the Salish Sea Protectors Fund, a legal defense fund for local arrestees at Burnaby Mountain, acting in solidarity with frontline Indigenous communities defending their sovereignty and rights to protect the many ecosystems affected by the Kinder Morgan pipeline. 

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Wildwood Guided Tour with Dr. Nancy Turner

May 20, 2018
Sunday from 1 PM - 3 PM
Wildwood Ecoforest
2929 Crane Road, Ladysmith

Wildwood Ecoforest is a working sustainable forest on Vancouver Island; developed by Merv Wilkinson; home to old growth trees & wildlife.

Bring family and friends to this rare opportunity to explore springtime at Wildwood with Dr. Nancy Turner, renowned ethnobotanist. Come learn about sustainable forestry practices, plant identification, uses, and how our First Nations neighbours stewarded the forest. Suggested donation $10. Tour takes place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Please park near the front gate and meet by the Visitors Centre at 1 pm.

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Retail Action Open House

May 23, 2018
5:30 PM - 8 PM
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street, Victoria

Come join for a new monthly social and open house, hosted by the Retail Action Network.

This is a great night for you if you are a working & living here in Victoria and looking to meet some more folks in your community. This is the right spot for you if you are interested in learning more about your rights at work, or want to support those who are standing up to their boss. These are your people if you are keen to get involved in organizing to build worker power in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industry. Or, maybe you’re really not sure, and just want to check it out… that’s cool too.

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The Politics and Poetics of Representation?
It’s Complicated: A Discussion Series

May 24, 2018
5:15 PM - 7 PM
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street, Victoria,

As part of Asian Heritage Month, this discussion evening will begin to unpack the difficult dynamic of representation. How does representation work in our daily lives? How does the shared language of a culture - words, concepts, signs, symbols and images - inform our collective knowledge of ourselves, of others and of the world? How do representations reflect and/or change existing power dynamics? 

How can space be created to make sure that marginalized people are able to define and express themselves in ways that feel right for them, and how do public institutions facilitate their self-expression in place of representation?

This event is free. 

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9th Annual Festival of Ocean Films
(On the Road)

May 30, 2018
7:00 pm
Capitol 6 Theatre, 805 Yates Street

Tickets »

Our feature film is Sea of Life from filmmaker, Julia Barnes. Winner of Emerging Filmmakers Ontario 150 Film Challenge Water Docs 2017 and Winner of Cinema Verde Film Festival 2017. Sea of Life takes audiences on a provocative journey, through the most stunning and threatened ecosystems on the planet and the rallying movement underway to save them.

We are also excited to showcase our feature short film, directed by Mark Leiren-Young, The Hundred Year Old WhaleThis film, named Best Documentary for the Canadian Screenwriting Awards (2018), is a story of the world’s longest-lived killer whale (J2 or Granny) who lived on the west coast waters for over a century.

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Indigenous Foods Gathering

June 1st & 2nd, 2018
Hosted by SȾÁUTW & Indigenous Foods Vancouver Island

"Our Foods, Our Waters, Our Power"

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