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Rose Henry 60th Birthday Celebration and more

JUNE 15th, 2018
6pm - 11pm
1923 Fernwood Rd
Fernwood Community Association

Rose Henry Birthday Celebration!




On June 15th, Rose Henry is turning 60! and we are celebrating her life and her many gifts and contributions to others and the social and environmental justice community over these many years. 

Please join Rose and friends for a potluck feast and evening of song, dance, stories, open mic and friendship at 6-11 pm at the Paul Phllips Memorial Hall, 1923 Fernwood Rd. Victoria, on unceded Lekwungen territory.

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No Kinder Morgan Bailout!  Victoria March on May 31st @ 5:30pm

MAy 31st, 2018
Thursday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
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No Kinder Morgan Bailout March!

Friends, you have probably heard the news that the federal government offered to purchase the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline for 4.5 Billion Dollars to ensure it gets built.

We say: not with our money! We will stop this pipeline no matter who owns it.

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REMINDER: Anonymous Online Workshop May 8th & +20 More Events

Lkwungen Territories :: Victoria

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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April 2018 Events Update

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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.

For all the details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1517859821646541/


the irony of these 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.

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March for Science and more in April 2018

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APRIL 14th, 2018

1PM
Centennial Square
victoria City Hall

Victoria March for Science Returns

Victoria March for Science returns to remind public that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and critical to protecting our environmental, health and democracy.
MarchforScience.com
 

Last year, hundreds gathered in Centennial Square and marched in support of science and reasoning. On April 14th, 2018, the March for Science returns with the theme “Science is for Everyone”. Science isn’t just for scientists, it impacts all of us - by protecting our health and our
environment, and providing us with facts and evidence to hold our governments accountable. When scientists, whether at home or abroad, are silenced, we all suffer. When knowledge generation is underfunded or suppressed, our communities and democracies suffer.
 
This year’s march was organized entirely as a grassroots volunteer effort. The Victoria March is a sister march to the over 230 satellite events happening around the world. This year’s event is co-hosted and sponsored by members of Evidence for Democracy, Women’s March Canada—Victoria Chapter, UVic Women in Science, Professional Employees Association, and Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Evidence for Democracy is the leading fact-driven, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization promoting the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada.
 
The march on April 14th, 2018 will begin at 1:00 pm at Centennial Square. This year will highlight speakers Scott McCannell of PEA, Bob Peart, Dr. Christopher Douglas, Cheryl Bryce,
Dr. John Spinelli of the BC Cancer Agency, Torrey Archer, and E. Paul Zehr, award winning neuroscientist, best-selling author, and martial artist at the University of Victoria. At 2:00 pm the march will head down Government Street toward the Parliament building. The march will end at approximately 2:45 pm at the Parliament buildings. We hope to see you at the march!
To RSVP for the event and for more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570011629700853/

 

Chief Andy Thomas Mourned

Chief Andy Thomas, the hereditary leader of the Esquimalt Nation for more than 45 years, passed away suddenly in Victoria on April 7.

Esquimalt First Nation released this statement;

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Where We Stand

1. People and the planet before profit.
The Social Environmental Alliance is committed to a world where the wellbeing of people and the planet takes priority over the accumulation of private wealth.
2. Respect for ecological systems.
We believe all human activity and social systems must operate within the limits imposed by ecological systems and with respect for non-human life.
3. Transformative social change.
Recognizing the dangers of catastrophic climate change, the injustice of colonization and imperialism, and the inhumanity of growing poverty in the midst of plenty, we pledge ourselves to the lifelong project of transformative social change.
4. Ecological and democratic socialist principles.
We aim to accomplish our objectives through the application of ecological and democratic socialist principles to public affairs and the governance of our communities.
5. Grassroots organization and action.
Committed to action and outreach, we are nurturing a community of organizers to mobilize the consciousness and confidence of ordinary people and forge alliances in coalition with social movements, cultural organizations and grassroots community groups.
6. Traditions inform practice.
We are guided by the best traditions of indigenous, feminist, co-operative, socialist, labour and environmental movements.
7. Democracy.
We embrace a participatory, pluralistic and emancipatory model of democracy.
8. Equality.
We believe in a classless society and in the inherent dignity and equality of all people on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, age and ability.
9. Self-determination.
We recognize the right of indigenous and colonized peoples to self-determination.
10. Internationalism.
We embrace an internationalist perspective in foreign policy based on equality among peoples and the shared stewardship and fair distribution of the finite resources of the planet.