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

SEA November Members Meeting

Tuesday Nov 20th, 2018
6pm
711 Douglas St
Below Crystal Gardens

Hosted by Social Environmental Alliance

At this meeting, we would like to explore how we can help make the newly elected progressive Victoria city council responsible to SEA policies, campaigns and actions. This might include lobbying techniques (emails to city council, speaking at city meetings, coffee with councillors, figuring out how to organize to keep and get more people involved, etc).

 

Once motions are adopted at Victoria city council, we can then lobby with Saanich to get same motion of progress towards "people and planet before profit".

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/190071681918916/

 

Pro Rep Debate Watching Party

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Uvic
Elliott Building 168

Hosted by UVic NDP & UVic Greens & Fair Vote - UVic
 

Please come join the UVic NDP, UVic Greens, and Fair Vote - UVic as we watch a debate between John Horgan and Andrew Wilkinson on Proportional Representation! This will be a great opportunity for everyone to lean more about the referendum and to socialize with politically minded people, while eating free pizza!

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2175141632747062/

 

Standing for Peace

Nov 11th, 2018
10:45 am
Menzies Street and Belleville Street
Spirit of the Republic, Menzies and Belleville Streets, (North side of the Legislature on Menzies)

Hear the voices and stories of citizens who've seen war, survived it or have relations who've been there. Hear messages of peace reflected in the White Poppies we wear on our lapels.

Your voice can be heard, also. This is an open microphone event.

 

Before The Flood

Nov 15th, 2018
7pm
2994 Douglas Street, Victoria
BCGEU Hall

Hosted by Victoria Friends of Cuba and Victoria Social Justice Coalition
 

Actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, travels the globe to witness firsthand the effects of an impending environmental disaster. By visiting ancient melting glaciers and levelled Indonesian tropical forests, Dicaprio unearths an urgent situation and the world's dependence on fossil fuels.

 

Admission by Donation

 

Social Justice Film Night is on the 3rd Thursday of every month

 

Peninsula Streams' Fall Social!

Saturday, November 17, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney
Peninsula Streams Society

Hosted by Peninsula Streams Society
 

You are invited to the Peninsula Streams' Fall Social on Saturday November 17th from 6:30-9pm at the McTavish Academy of Arts in North Saanich.

 

Please join us for appies, a short film about the history of Tod Inlet, a review of our recent stream projects and plans for 2019, and of course good times with good friends!

 

p.s. If you are wondering about our Annual Dinner/Auction fundraiser, we have decided to schedule that for Spring 2019 (date TBD, stay tuned for details!).

 

We hope you can join us!

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/369534433793024/

 

Fundraising film screening in support of Heiltsuk vs. Canada

Monday, November 19, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
UVic
University of Victoria Indigenous Law Club

Hosted by RAVEN Trust
 

The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. When the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground in their Great Bear Rainforest home, the Heiltsuk took to the courts. Witness how, in the wake of the devastating spill, the Heiltsuk are working to enshrine Indigenous governance of their homelands and waters into law. They are taking power back from regulators asleep at the wheel to ensure that the Pacific coast is protected for future generations. Their work will ensure marine safety for anyone who cares about the coast, the climate and future generations.

 

The Nathan E. Stewart sank: but the Heiltsuk are rising.

 

Stunning footage combines with compelling storytelling to paint an urgent picture of a Nation poised to change the conversation about rights and reconciliation in this country.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1932972246782885/

 

TALK: Restoring coastal sand ecosystems

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
3873 Swan Lake Road, Victoria
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society

Hosted by Victoria Natural History Society
 

Botany Night:

Ecosystems on the edge – Restoring coastal sand ecosystems on Sidney Island

 

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd, Victoria, BC V8X 3W1, Canada

 

BOTANY NIGHT (This is a change to the talk originally scheduled)

 

A talk by Pippi Lawn.

Sidney Spit, in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, protects a significant example of rare coastal sand ecosystem, a dynamic environment where marine and terrestrial influences meet. Coastal sand ecosystems support rare plants and animals that depend on open sand habitat to survive, including the contorted-pod evening-primrose, silky beach pea and common nighthawk. In recent times, introduced invasive plants, such as Scotch broom and European beach grass, have crowded out the native species and stabilised the shifting sands, threatening this rare ecosystem and its species at risk. In 2016, Parks Canada initiated a project to restore a key portion of coastal sand ecosystem on Sidney Spit, through removing invasive plants with the help of dedicated volunteers, augmenting rare plant populations, and enhancing visitor facilities and learning opportunities. Learn more about Parks Canada’s steps to save this ecosystem and the extraordinary response of the rare plants at the site!

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/905162406346613/

 

Fundraising film + DJ lounge supporting Heiltsuk v Canada

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
1620 Blanshard St, Victoria
16:20

Hosted by 16:20 & RAVEN Trust
 

*We acknowledge with gratitude that we are situated on the unceded and unsurrendered lands of the Lekwungen people.*

 

The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. When the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground in their Great Bear Rainforest home, the Heiltsuk took to the courts. Witness how, in the wake of the devastating spill, the Heiltsuk are working to enshrine Indigenous governance of their homelands and waters into law. They are taking power back from regulators asleep at the wheel to ensure that the Pacific coast is protected for future generations. Their work will ensure marine safety for anyone who cares about the coast, the climate and future generations.

 

The Nathan E. Stewart sank: but the Heiltsuk are rising.

 

Stunning footage combines with compelling storytelling to paint an urgent picture of a Nation poised to change the conversation about rights and reconciliation in this country.

 

$12-20 suggested donation

19+ (ID required)

Nothing for sale

Wheelchair accessible

Gender inclusive bathroom

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/702493066788148/

 

Savoury Stories

Thursday, November 22, 2018
6:45 PM to 10:00 PM
808 Douglas St., Victoria
The Vic Theatre

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable
 

Join us for an evening of storytelling in support of the Good Food Network. Part of The Good Food Summit 2018: Sharing Good Food Stories.

 

Doors at 6:45pm. Show starts at 7:30.

 

Come early to peruse the silent auction items and buy a raffle ticket. There will be a short intermission around 8:30 with tasty finger foods available by donation.

Check out our website: www.crfair.ca/goodfoodsummit/

Ticket Information:

Tickets are available on EventBrite and will be available at the door for a $15 - $20.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/good-food-summit-2018-sharing-good-food-stories-tickets-50370591796

A few sponsored spots are available if the ticket price is a barrier. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This is an all ages event.

There will be no alcohol served at this event.

The Vic Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1816277218469030/

 

The Good Food Summit 2018: Sharing Good Food Stories

Friday, November 23, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Student Union Building 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
University of Victoria Students' Society (UVSS)

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable
 

The 2018 Good Food Summit: Sharing Good Food Stories

NOVEMBER 22 - 23

Each year our Good Food Network gathers to celebrate and strengthen our efforts towards creating sustainable, healthy, just food systems in the Capital Region.

The Good Food Summit emphasizes cross sector collaboration, networking, skill building, and highlights the Good Food work happening in the Capital Region. This event draws educators, farmers, students, health care professionals, politicians, funders, and more.

Good Food is: good for the planet, good for the provider, good for the health and well-being of all.

The Good Food Network launched in 2015 as a way of connecting across sectors and silos to engage the whole food system. Strengthening diversity and collaboration are critical to achieving system change.

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This year the summit has three parts: a day of field trips, an evening story telling event, and the main conference day.

The main gathering will be happening at the University of Victoria in the Michele Pujol room. There will be workshops, speakers, networking activities, and lunch!

Interested in volunteering? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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If ticket prices are a barrier please contact us so that we can arrange to get you a sponsored ticket.

The Vic Theatre and The University of Victoria Students' Union Building are wheelchair accessible.

Have questions regarding accessibility? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CRFAIR promotes healthy and sustainable food systems. This considers our relationships with each other, and the land and waters of this region. We endeavour to honour the land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories*, specifically of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Tsartlip/W̱JOȽEȽP, Tseycum/WSIḴEM, Tsawout/SȾÁUTW, and Pauquachin/BOḰEĆEN Nations).

 

The presence of settlers (non-Indigenous peoples who live on these lands) is not neutral; it has had and continues to have devastating impacts on many aspects of life for Indigenous peoples. Many of our practices, including the seeds we plant, the ways we educate, and our methods of growing food came to these lands through the ongoing process of colonialism. Settler colonialism has suppressed local well-being by harming Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ food systems, whether they be land-based or of the sky and sea. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/295754024572180/

 

The Heart of Cultural Appropriation

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
380 Cook St, Victoria, BC
“Cook Street Village Activity Center” - Unceded Territory of the Lekwungen First Peoples

Hosted by Heart to Heart - Indigenous Relations Consultation & Indigenous Solidarity Working Group
 

>>> Opening Words of Prayer & Acknowledgement >> Intention >> The Heart Of It >> Together We Will Be Delving Into:

> What it means to belong to a lineage ~

> How we’ve each been colonized ~

> What the long term impact of this is ~

> How this affects being in Right Relationship with Indigenous People ~

> What’s at the heart of cultural appropriation ~

> What is right use of privilege ~

> What are some practical skills to use when building connection with Indigenous People ~

 

>>> Four Fundamental Truths To Affirm >> This Is For You If:

> You are interested in offering services to Indigenous communities & wish to do so in a knowledgeable & respectful way ~

> You currently work with an Indigenous based organization & wish to create a stronger connection ~

> You are willing to understand the hurts in your own Ancestry & the long term impact of having been colonized & don't know how to do this or where to even start ~

> You would like to invite the involvement of Indigenous people to your organization, company, gathering, conference or project and wish to do so in a respectful & honoring way ~

> You have a desire to understand more about the long term impact of colonization ~

> You have taken courses & read books & would like a very real life interaction with someone who’s been through it ~

> You are willing to hear the truth of what happened & how it is today ~

 

>>> Reciprocity Inviting You To Feel Into What You As Person Value That Has Lead You To Wanting To Invest Your Time, Presence & Energy To This Experience ~

> $20 before November 2nd > $25 before November 26th > $35 at the door

 

>>> Preparation & Logistics Tuesday, November 27th, 6pm-9pm

> Doors Open 5:30pm / Doors Close 6:00pm / No Entry After 6:15pm

> Parking Available In The Small Parking Lot Beside The Venue or Street Parking Near Building

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/553697808404077/

 

RAN Monthly Meeting & Worker's Wednesday Social

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
#5 - 560 Johnson St, Victoria
Green Cuisine Vegetarian Restaurant

Hosted by Retail Action Network
 

Come join us for our general meeting, social & open house, hosted by the Retail Action Network!

5:00pm-6:00pm - Drop-in Open House

Drop-in to learn a bit about the Retail Action Network, and how you can get involved!

6:30pm-8:00pm - General Meeting & Social

We will cover a round of soup for attendees. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Working groups and committees report back on what they have been up to in the fight for workplace justice this month, we will talk about upcoming RAN actions & volunteer opportunities, and then a chance to socialize!

Interested in helping out? We're always looking for greeters to help welcome folks to the space.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

 

Event Details:

This is a free event; all are welcome to attend.

All ages event, alcoholic beverages available to those 19+

Bus tickets available at the door.

This event is taking place within Lkwungen Territory.

 

Accessibility:

This venue is wheelchair accessible but the washrooms are not. The nearest wheelchair accessible washrooms are in Centennial Square. We apologize for the inconvenience, and acknowledge that this may keep some people from being able to attend. If this is a barrier for your attendance, please contact us and we will work to find a new location. If anyone has suggestions for a more accessible location, please get in touch; we are working to make our events as accessible as possible.

 

Contact:

If you have any questions about the event, don’t hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/709966936030835/

 

Fundraising film screening in support of Heiltsuk vs. Canada

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
246 Ingram St., Duncan
Duncan United Church

Hosted by Raven People Rising & RAVEN Trust
 

The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. When the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground in their Great Bear Rainforest home, the Heiltsuk took to the courts. Witness how, in the wake of the devastating spill, the Heiltsuk are working to enshrine Indigenous governance of their homelands and waters into law. They are taking power back from regulators asleep at the wheel to ensure that the Pacific coast is protected for future generations. Their work will ensure marine safety for anyone who cares about the coast, the climate and future generations.

 

The Nathan E. Stewart sank: but the Heiltsuk are rising.

 

Stunning footage combines with compelling storytelling to paint an urgent picture of a Nation poised to change the conversation about rights and reconciliation in this country.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2156489481041472/

 

Fundraiser for Ƚel,tos: an Evening of Art & Gratitude

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7728 Tetayut Rd., Saanichton
Tsawout First Nation

Hosted by Meena Ahmed & Sarah Robinson
 

Join us to acknowledge the ȽEL,TOS paddlers, and to raise funds for Tsawout's legal claim!

WSANEC knowledge-holders will explore important elements of Tsawout's culture, arts and traditions, and explain Tsawout's ownership of ȽEL,TOS (James Island). Video footage of the Sept. 2 Paddle for ȽEL,TOS will be on display.

Bring cash for 50/50 tickets, Paddle for ȽEL,TOS posters, raffles and gift-basket draws! 100% of profits will go to Tsawout's legal claim.

 

Tickets are by donation, starting at a minimum of $10. Suggested donations:

-student: $10

-professional: $100

-firm or organization: $500

-FREE for WSANEC people!

 

Get your tickets today at: https://leltosfundraiser.eventbrite.ca

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/312070036063060/

  UNGA Overwhelmingly Votes Against Cuba Blockade, All US Amendments Defeated

Israel and the United States were once again the only two countries to vote in favor of brutal economic blockade against Cuba. 

United Nations member states voted 189 to 2 to condemn the nearly six-decade U.S. blockade of Cuba, Israel being the only country to side with the United States to maintain the economic blockade on the Caribbean nation.

Clearcutting ALERT!


This is alarming. Billionaire logging companies are clearcutting Vancouver Island’s last old-growth rainforests at a rate of 2 soccer fields an hour -- and the BC government is just letting it happen. [1]

More than 90% of the island’s biggest trees have already been logged, and we can’t afford to lose the last ancient forests. [2]

The BC NDP made a commitment to sustainable forest management practices in the last election [3] -- and we’ve got to hold their feet to the fire. A flood of emails could show the BC government that voters won’t let them get away with destroying Vancouver Island’s last ancient forests.

Supa, logging corporations are chopping down trees that are almost 1,000 years old, and they could start cutting the next patch any day now, so we have to act fast. [4] Will you send a message to BC’s Minister of Forests, Doug Donaldson, calling for an immediate ban on logging in critical old-growth hotspots?
  SEND A MESSAGE

There’s no excuse for old-growth logging. Some of these trees are almost 1,000 years old, and once they’re cut down they can never be replaced. And we don’t need to clearcut ancient trees -- if we stopped raw log exports we could support thousands more long-term forestry jobs without cutting a single ancient tree. [5]

BC’s NDP government is already under pressure from scientists and environmental groups to put an end to the massacre of BC’s ancient forests -- and a huge outcry from voters could be the final straw that forces them to take action.

We’ve created a tool to help you send a message to the Minister of Forests urging him to immediately ban logging in critical old-growth hotspots, and then work with First Nations and impacted communities to implement a science-based Old-Growth Protection Act.

But with more old-growth trees being cut every day, we need to act now. Will you send a letter urging the Minister of Forests to put an end to the massacre of Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth forests?
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