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Join the Blackspot movement: Save 15% on a pair of Unswooshers before April 10


“While dangerous, the shoe is also pretty much peace and love on your feet.”

-Vegan Kicks


Hey Jammer,

Alright, you’re tired. The shoes on your feet aren’t comfortable, not for you, not for workers, not for the planet. Nike’s swoosh is one of the most iconic corporate logos in the world. But built on what? Slave labor, environmental destruction, billion dollar celebrity payoffs . . . bit by bit, people are waking up to what this really means and are starting to look for alternatives.

Read more: Join the Blackspot movement: Save 15% on a pair of Unswooshers before April 10

Workshops Start Soon!


PeerNetBC News

PeerNetBC Spring Workshops

Spots are filling up for our Spring Workshop series! This a reminder for folks to register now as our first session will begin April 8th!

Already taken PeerNet's trainings? Help spread the word to those who may benefit from these capacity-building opportunities: volunteers, program participants, program coordinators, youth workers, peer navigators, or even your roommate or neighbour!

Taking place on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, PeerNetBC’s Community Workshops are provided twice per year. These workshops are open to everyone and offer a great opportunity to learn and network with people from various communities, groups and organizations.

Cost: $15 - $75+ sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location: PeerNetBC office, #408 – 602 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

To Register: http://www.peernetbc.com/upcoming-workshops-2 or call 604.733.6186

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Can I deliver your signature?

In 1 days, I’m going to put on a suit and head to TD’s annual shareholder meeting here in Toronto where I’ll hand deliver a petition calling on TD to stop supporting Kinder Morgan’s dirty tarsands pipeline. 

More than 15,000 Leadnow members have already signed, but we need to make this petition huge before Thursday’s petition delivery. Will you add your name now?

Add your name

TD is helping Kinder Morgan line up investors to fund the Trans Mountain pipeline -- a dirty tarsands pipeline that would threaten BC’s coast with oil spills and unleash a dangerous increase in climate pollution. [1]

Right now, TD is especially vulnerable to public pressure. They’re under federal investigation for illegal and unethical sales tactics, and they’d do almost anything to avoid another scandal. [2]

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April 11 - Free Webinar on High Performance Housing!


BCSEA is a non-profit society that relies on memberships to advance the low-carbon economy. Will you please join us?

 

BCSEA Webinar: High Performance Housing

Better Homes for B.C.

Made possible with support from BC Hydro


 


 


Join us for the second FREE webinar of BCSEA's 2017 Webinar Series, on April 11th from 12pm - 1pm PT.

 

There is no charge for this webinar, reserve your free seat now by clicking here!

 


Join BCSEA for the next webinar in its exciting 2017 series, High Performance Housing: Better Homes for BC, on April 11th from 12 – 1pm PST. Read more: April 11 - Free Webinar on High Performance Housing!

Register now for Turning the Tide 2017!

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Turning the Tide 2017
Peoples' Paddle for the Salish SeaAugust 9 - 13, 2017in the Southern Gulf Islands
Register Here for the Peoples' Paddle
Join & Share the Event on Facebook

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upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,

March 29:
VIDEA AGM

Please join VIDEA this Wednesday, March 29th at Solstice Café for VIDEA’s AGM. We will hear inspiring stories about the work our international youth and aboriginal youth interns have carried out at the YWCA and Women for Change in Zambia, and Lake Bunyonyi Development Company and Arise and Shine in Uganda.

Following a short business section, we will have some great presentations, fabulous food, and the opportunity to chat with great friends!
 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday March 29th,
6.00pm – 8.00pm,
Solstice Café, Pandora Avenue, Victoria
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Come dance with RAVEN

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[evoz] Romero Church service

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Carlos Flores

Public Works

Paint Shop

417 Garbally Road

Victoria, BC. V8T 2J9

Tel 250.361.0435

Fax 250.361.0409

 

 

Join us for Volunteer Action Night on March 29! 

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico event.

Café Simpatico presents…..

Assassination of a Saint

Book Launch and Discussion by Author Matt Eisenbrandt

Please join us on the 37th Anniversary of Monsignor Romero’s 

death for the release of this important book.

Doors open at &:00 pm  Live music at  7:30pm…Presentation  8pm

Friday. March  31

1923 Fernwood Pad

Admission by donation: refreshments served

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Call for 2017 Resilient Streets Host Neighbourhoods (and other news!)

Resilient Streets - Call For City of Victoria 2017 Host Neighbourhoods!   Want to foster more connections between immediate neighbours in your community?
  Resilient Streets helps neighbours get to know each other and work together on a project to improve their block or multi-family building and strengthen connections.
 
This year, we are expanding our successful Resilient Streets program and looking for host neighbourhoods within the City of Victoria! If you would like to work together to build neighbour-to-neighbour connections and bring this initiative to your neighbourhood, please contact Michelle Sandsmark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 31, 2017.

Learn more here about becoming a Resilient Streets Host Neighbourhood.
 

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This Senator has got to go

Kidnapping. Beatings. Sexual abuse. These are the horrors of Canada’s residential schools that stole Indigenous children away from their families in order to forcibly assimilate them. Now, there’s a Canadian Senator who actually wants to focus on the schools’ “good deeds”.[1-2]

Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak is a Harper-era Senate appointee who's sitting on the committee tasked with confronting the legacy of colonialism in Canada.

Senator Beyak’s comments that Canada should be focusing on the “good deeds” done by residential schools are totally unacceptable. They fly in the face of the spirit and goals of the committee, and show that she is unfit to serve on it. She has to go.

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Join the Active Committee

Would you like to join the Active Committee of CAIA ???

We try to meet once a month on the first Monday.
We do actions on lower Vancouver Island promoting Social Justice for Palestinians.
We do things such as hang banners along highways, demonstration at companies needing to know/comply with BDS, display our CAIA van, lobby politicians, display signs on our cars, present workshops, tables at book fairs, etc.

If you wish to join the Active Committee, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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[Canadian-BDS-Coalition] Canada Stop Our Complicity with The State of Israel Apartheid Behaviour

The Canadian-BDS-Coalition has asked us to support this as individuals.  CAIA has done so as an organization.

  Dear Coalition Friends   This came from a suggestion we move forward on action related to the Israeli travel ban. 
 
  Google Forms I've invited you to fill in a form: Canada Stop Our Complicity with The State of Israel Apartheid Behaviour Letter to:

The Honourable...

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Creative Writing Workshop for Survivors of Violence - Apply by April 21

Dear Friends of SJS,

 


 

Image description: Sunset with blue, purple and golden clouds, over a body of water reflecting the light, mountains in the horizon, and plants and grasses growing on a hill in the foreground, with the words, "The Body Takes Me Home: Interdisciplinary Creative Writing Workshop for Survivors of Violence."

 

Sunday April 30th, 1pm-6pm
University of Victoria, Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ territories
Co-presented by The Story We Be &
The Anti-Violence Project
Facilitators: mia susan amir & Dafne Blanco


Applications due April 21, 11:59pm
Selected applicants will be notified by Mon April 24
Apply here!

 

Workshop Description


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News from the Nest

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Israeli Apartheid Week/Month Action

Some of the Active Committee  were with our van at University of Victoria near the Student Union. to emphasize Anti- Apartheid.  Then the van toured downtown Victoria.

It was a good trial run at a university.  We learned to have at least two people stay by the van at all times.  The rear panel was defaced by an unseen graffiti marker.


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7 weeks

NationBuilder r1 Paov --

The stakes for health care in May’s election just went way up:

This month B.C. allowed Anbang, a massive multinational investment corporation, to take over the biggest chain of seniors care homes in B.C. - even as serious concerns about Anbang’s ownership and intentions go unanswered. [1]

That same week, for-profit blood brokers confirmed they plan to harvest blood plasma from people in B.C. to sell at a huge profit on the international market - starting with a collection clinic in Kelowna. So far the province refuses to stop them - even though Canadian Blood Services says letting pay-for-plasma into B.C. will hurt our ability to collect the blood B.C. patients need. [2]

The B.C. government needs to...

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PLEASE SIGN Petition on Electoral Reform!! Sign

I would be lying if I pretended Justin Trudeau's one-man-rule-broken-promise didn't sting.

Apparently, we're not the only ones reeling from the realization that our Prime Minister does not sympathize with over 9,000,000 Canadian voters who do not have effective representation.

After he broke his key election promise to Make Every Vote Count, this petition in the House of Commons took off like wild fire and is now the biggest petition in the history of government sponsored e-petitions!

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-616

Could you please take a minute to sign the petition and send it to a couple of friends?

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The CAIA email sender apologies for the inadvertent inclusion of part of our mailing list with a previous important action announcement.  We try to avoid such mistakes and will definitely try to do so in the future.

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