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SEA News: October 6 2019



BridgeOut Victoria

Monday, October 7, 2019
03:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Johnson Street Bridge
Johnson Street Bridge

Hosted by Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island

Join the Victoria BC (Lekwungen territorites) action of Extinction Rebellion Canada’s nationwide #BridgeOut campaign!


The #BridgeOut campaign points out that the bridge to the future is being demolished by big oil, and oily politicians. Actions will block bridges in multiple Canadian cites on Monday October 7. We will meet at the small plaza at Store Street and Pandora Avenue at 3:30, and move onto the Johnson Street Bridge shortly after. Emergency vehicles, transit buses, cyclists and pedestrians will be allowed through. Join us on the bridge any time before 6 pm!


Please bring a sign, and a friend or five! Dress warmly. Urge commuters to get out of their cars and take a bus Monday.

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Surfrider VI Rally to Regulate Single-Use Plastics

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
03:15 PM to 05:00 PM
501 Belleville Street, Victoria
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Hosted by Surfrider Vancouver Island

It's time to rally together to present our petition to the BC government asking them to ban unnecessary singe-use plastics province wide. They've asked us what we thought, we've answered the survey, and now we rally present our petition and share our recommendations. Bring your signs, banners, voices, and all your friends. Let's do this!


***We will be meeting at the Premiers Rose Garden on Menzies Street***


Surfrider Vancouver Island is co-hosting this event with Kids for a Plastic Free Canada -

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Spoken Word for Social Change

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
1415 Broad Street, Victoria
Victoria Event Centre

Hosted by Just Transition Arts & Victoria Event Centre

Doors at @ 4:00, Workshop @ 4:30


This workshop is open to anyone that's curious about the art of spoken word, whether you're passionate about it already, or if you're looking to learn about something new. We'll talk about the role of spoken word in creating change and why it's important for building resilience and resistance in Lkwungen Territories.


$10 Suggested Donation // Please reserve your spot online as limited spots will be available at the door.


Proceeds will be going toward supporting land defenders and Indigenous frontline resistance to fossil fuel expansion projects on unsurrendered lands and waters.


Ticket link:

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The Future of BC’s Ancient Forests

Thursday, October 10, 2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
400 Herald Street, Victoria
Sunset Labs

Hosted by Stream of Consciousness & Sunset Labs & Ancient Forest Alliance

'The Future of BC’s Ancient Forests' will delve into the pressing social, cultural, political, and environmental issues that impact – and are impacted by – the continued loss of BC’s rare and endangered old-growth forests.


The evening will include presentations by the AFA’s TJ Watt and Andrea Inness outlining the urgent need to protect BC's old-growth forests and current opportunities for policy change. You’ll also hear the perspectives of guest speakers from across the ancient forest conservation movement.


A Q&A panel discussion will give both in-person and online audiences a unique opportunity to pose questions to our expert panel about BC's ancient forests, their future, and what it will take to protect them. Please send your questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will also accept questions from both the in-person and livestream audiences throughout the evening.


HOSTED LIVE AT SUNSET LABS! - Waitlist available

In Victoria and want to join us in person? The live event will be held at Sunset Labs: 400 Herald Street, Victoria, in Lekwungen territory (behind Value Village): Tickets & details here:


Sunset Labs is fully wheelchair accessible.



Can't join us in person? We'll be hosting a digital ticket of this event via Stream of Consciousness. Tickets & details are here!:

designed to amplify & forward the deep work being done by the non-profit & charities right here in our hometown of Victoria.

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Revolution & Resilience: Anti-Racism and Decolonization Workshop

Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday October 11, 2019
04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Anne & Murray Fraser Law Bldg
University of Victoria

Hosted by SOFAR & UVic Native Students Union & UVSS Students of Colour Collective (SOCC)


Presented by the Student Open Forum Against Racism, in collaboration with the UVSS Students of Colour Collective (SOCC) and the UVic Native Students Union and the Anti-Violence Project (tag).


Thursday October 10th, 2019 & Friday October 11th, 2019

Law Lounge, Fraser Building (Right beside the "Court Cafe")





(Please note that there is an Eventbrite sign up for this event. This sign up is more to gather numbers and give facilitators an idea of how many folks they will be working with. If you are coming to the event please register on Eventbrite, however, no one will be turned away at the door if they decide they are able to come to the workshop/want to bring a friend)


This is a two-day anti-racism workshop rooted in and centering decolonization and Indigenous sovereignty. The workshop will include multiple sections run by BIPOC in our community who will be teaching, discussing, and engaging with attendees on how we do anti-racist and decolonizing work. Each facilitator will present their section in any way they choose, be it through painting or art, through dialogue and open discussion, interactive small groups, or whatever the facilitator chooses.

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Indigenous Allyship Training - Weekend Intensive

Friday, October 11, 2019 - Sunday October 13, 2019
06:30 PM Friday to 05:00 PM Sunday
1128 Finlayson Arm Road, Victoria
Mary's Farm & Sanctuary, home of Blossoming at The Farm

Hosted by Heart to Heart - Indigenous Relations Consultation & Mary's Farm & Sanctuary, home of Blossoming at The Farm

Tickets at Eventbrite


>>> Intention > 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 ~

> What your identity is as someone who is currently on Indigenous land ~





>>> Reciprocity We Are Accepting 20 First Time Participants For This Training ~ In The Past, These Trainings Have Sold Out Fast With Long Waiting Lists ~




Please check Facebook event listing for more details

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Beach and Underwater Cleanup

Sunday, October 13, 2019
11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Cadboro Bay
Cadboro-Gyro Park

Hosted by Surfrider UVic & Surfrider Vancouver Island

Join us for our FIRST EVER combined shoreline and underwater cleanup!!! Surfrider UVic will be handling the shoreline portion of the cleanup with the support of Surfrider Vancouver Island, the UVic SCUBA Club will be diving in the water to clean up debris, and the UVic SUP Club and UVic Kayak Club will be providing the divers with surface support, ferrying trash from the divers to the shore on their paddle boards and kayaks (how cool is that)!


The UVic Scuba Club will be providing divers for the event, but we also encourage members of the local diving community to join us as well!


Surfrider UVic encourages members and non-members, students and non-students, to attend the shoreline cleanup portion of the event.


We will have a table set up near the parking lot in Cadboro-Gyro Park where we will meet just before 11am (look for the blue Surfrider logo). Divers should be there a bit earlier to set up their gear and have a site debriefing.

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Artifishal | Film and Beer Night

Thursday, October 24, 2019
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
1307 Broad Street, Victoria
Robinson's Outdoor Store

Hosted by Robinson's Outdoor Store

With fishing being such a major part of our company, we want to continue spreading awareness around protecting our natural world and the activities that bring us so much joy.🎣


This Film is about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them.


We'll be pouring your favourite beers from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., and all proceeds from the night will go towards supporting the Raincoast Research Society! (Buying beer is LITERALLY going to help the planet!)🌎


Admission by donation!

Doors open at 6:45pm!

Film starts at 7:00pm!


RSVP via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Robert Fisk - Trump and Chaos in the Middle East

Friday, November 15, 2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
University of Victoria, Victoria
David Lam auditorium MacLaurin A144

Hosted by CJPME - Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

CJPME and UVIC Social Justice Studies are pleased to invite you to a lecture in by acclaimed international journalist Robert Fisk.


Get your tickets here:

➡ 25% discount if you purchase your ticket online in advance ⬅


Dr. Fisk will discuss the chaos that Trump has provoked in the Middle East, especially around Israel-Palestine, in his lecture entitled, “Tweets and Deals of the Century: How to join the Arab World's sectarian war under the guise of peace.” Dr. Fisk’s talk will be followed by a Q&A panel.

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