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APRIL 10th, 2018 SEA EVENT
7PM PUBLIC MEETING
Fernwood Community Association
1923 Fernwood Road
Our Monthly Members Meetings (open to all interested) will begin at 5pm followed by the Rights of Nature Presentation at 7pm.
Rights of Nature
SEA is hosting a presentation by member Shannon LeBlanc and UVic Environmental Law Student Renata Colwell followed by a discussion and strategy session. Renata Colwell, in partnership, has recently completed a student research memo which discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.
Here are some more youtube videos and other resources.
Thomas Linzey Interview, Executive Director of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Thomas Linzey Radio Interview
Rights for the Earth: Towards New International Standards - Bilingual Roundtable Conference COP21
New Zealand gives Mount Taranaki same legal rights as a person
When Rivers Hold Legal Rights
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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Pints for the People and Solidarity Sodas
WHEN: Wednesday, March 28th 2018, 5pm - 8pm
WHERE: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St
In partnership with Social Coast, Retail Action Network and the Action Bus we are participating in a fundraising event. At out last meeting SEA members voted to donate all our proceeds directly support the organisations and activists working tirelessly to get the Fish Farms Out!
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We will have a table set up for a silent auction; please feel free to bring items to auction if you'd like. We need items to be received by noon on the day of the event if they'll be included in the auction table. Purchase tickets online at https://www.picatic.com/Pints4ThePeople and select
"Social Environmental Alliance" during final step of the checkout.
SEA gets 50% of ticket price!
Ticket $20, and includes 2 pints of craft beer! (or other beverage of your choice).
Alcoholic, and delicious non-alcoholic beverages available. 19+
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This Article will serve as a follow up to the March 13th, 2018 Event hosted by SEA and for ongoing updates in the opposition actions.
Updated April 4th, 2018
Hello water protectors!
Community Meeting: Start Working Groups to Stop KM
We were inspired to see so much enthusiasm to stop KM in this town! In order to turn that energy into action, we are facilitating a community meeting at 7:00pm Monday, April 9th at CityStudio:742 Johnson Street.
Here's a link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352340101918739/
The goal of this meeting is to set up Working Groups to take on different aspects of organizing.
For example, in our last meeting we collectively identified several needs, including:
- Political pressure (phone banks, letter campaigns, pressuring politicians)
- Direct actions aimed at local targets (subcontractors, government offices, banks, etc)
- Getting involved in ongoing trips to Burnaby
We are also very open to any other groups people may want to form or other ideas you may have.
Our vision is that each group will leave this meeting with a plan to continue to meet autonomously and organize action in their field. So, if you are ready to take concrete action against Kinder Morgan and looking for a way to get involved, please consider joining us.
We are supporting the incredible and ongoing “Kwekwecnewtxw – Protect the Inlet” initiative on Burnaby Mountain to resist the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project. There is an upcoming day of action on Burnaby Mountain taking place Saturday, April 7. Stay tuned for more updates via. email or on our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/698454473877450 and at https://protecttheinlet.ca/
We encourage you to organize your own trip to Burnaby Mountain using our facebook group, or with this carpool tool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/mwx92z
Protect the Inlet is looking for folks to volunteer at the Watch House. If you are interested, sign up at https://protecttheinlet.ca/volunteer/
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