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An expert on LNG risks is coming to Victoria!

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Feb. 2016 - BCSEA Monthly - Climate Leadership Plan Round 3

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Your Turn to Speak up on Climate Change – Third Time Lucky

Last August, we urgently appealed to you, our members, to show the government your support for effective action on climate change. The B.C. government had called for public comments on what should be in an updated B.C. Climate Leadership Plan (“CLP”), and the upcoming UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris (“COP 21”) created the expectation (since confirmed) of a growing global consensus that all the world needs to act urgently to minimize harmful climate change.

Then in December, we appealed to you again. The government had sought advice from a Climate...

Read more: Feb. 2016 - BCSEA Monthly - Climate Leadership Plan Round 3

upcoming events

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Victoria Friends of Cuba Social Justice Film Night presents: "GMO OMG"
Who controls the future of your food? "GMO OMG" (Genetically Engineered Organisms - Oh My God) explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects us, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere
7pm Thursday February 182994 Douglas (BGEU Hall)
Admission by Donation
Sponsored by Victoria Friends of Cuba


CAPI INTERNSHIPS deadline tomorrow

Crossing Borders Internship Program

The Crossing Borders Internship Program, developed by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) and supported by the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) program, is offering seven internship placements with established partner organizations focusing on community development and migrants’ rights issues in Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia. The placements...

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Social Justice Film Night


This month our Social Justice Film Night presents: "GMO OMG"
Who controls the future of your food? "GMO OMG" (Genetically Engineered Organisms - Oh My God) explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects us, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere
7pm Thursday February 182994 Douglas (BGEU Hall)
Admission by Donation
Sponsored by Victoria Friends of Cuba

Stolen Sisters Memorial March 2016 - Feb 14

On February 14th, 2016 please join us to remember and honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2spirit people who have gone missing and been murdered. 
Let us walk together as a community to say Indigenous women's, 2spirits', and girls' lives are sacred. Let us remember our teachings and honour those who have been taken from us. 

We would like to acknowledge that this march takes place on unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen communities, Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. 

Read more: Stolen Sisters Memorial March 2016 - Feb 14

upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,
International Development Week is happening this coming week. Check out some of the great events. Also check out the end of the email for a talk about the Kurdish liberated region of Syria.



Dear friends,

I hope that you are well - as we get in to February, it is time to celebrate the26th year of International Development Week (IDW)! As in previous years, we have a great team of practicum students working to put the week together and once again, we are proud to partner with Camosun College and the University of Victoria to present a full weeks worth of events. I look forward to seeing many of you out at some of them this coming week!

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See why its time to clean up BC

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[evoz] Cafe coming up

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Dear CASC supporters – please forward this message and attached poster to your contacts. Thanks from CASC

planning committee

 

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Upcoming Repair Cafes

Hi Transition Victoria members! There are upcoming Repair Cafés in Victoria (Feb. 13) and Saanich (Feb. 6), and an effort is underway to try to organize more Repair Cafés of these kinds throughout the region. Please see below for more information about the events, and about ways that you can get involved if you'd like to help build this great initiative!
 

Repair Cafés – One in Every Municipality?

Currently, Victoria and Saanich regularly host Repair Cafés, with groups beginning to organize in Fairfield, Esquimalt and Colwood.  A goal is to see these Cafés active and co-ordinated throughout the region.

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Action-packed week to save the Walbran Valley!

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Gaza Speaks: This Is What the Decade-long Siege Has Done to Us


Subject: Gaza Speaks: This Is What the Decade-long Siege Has Done to Us

WE MUST TELL THE WORLD. END THE BLOCKADE AND SIEGE OF GAZA!
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/27/gaza-speaks-this-is-what-the-decade-long-siege-has-done-to-us/


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A Jewish "New Year for the Trees" Means Uncovering "Canada Park"

Please note the Victoria presentation date of April 7.


A Jewish "New Year for the Trees" Means Uncovering "Canada Park" Dear Friend, Today marks the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat, often referred to as the

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free Ahmad Manasrah campaign

FYI if you are on FB or you can go to the petition on Avaaz to sign if you don't.
https://www.facebook.com/Free-Ahmad-Manasrah-1662097660702732/
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/amnesty_international_freedom_for_the_palestinian_child_Ahmed_Manasra_1/?pv=33



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Thank you!

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Last week, with your support, we delivered hundreds messages of hope for public health care directly to the federal health minister. 

The stunning visual of hundreds of hearts strung along Georgia street was impossible to miss. We received fantastic media coverage featuring public health care advocates who had gathered from across the country. All day people stopped to talk about health care, and to contribute to the public art installation. 

We delivered your messages to the health minister.On the final day of the ministers' conference, we delivered your messages directly to the federal health minister.

The messages you sent last week, and the years of work we've done together, shaped the way the media talked about the meeting and many...

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Victory! We defended the right to speak up and won!

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Conversations With Activists Tonight

Dear Friends of SJS,

Please join us this evening, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m. for our Conversations With Activists speaker Mary Alice Johnson in Cornett A129. 
Mary Alice is an organic farmer, activist, a founder of the Moss Street Market, and community leader who is active in transnational networks of farmers, seed savers, and food sovereignists. 
regards, Margo

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[evoz] coffee/cafe

Hi CASC supporters, There will be freshly roasted coffee by the cup & the pound on Friday Jan. 29 at Cafe Simpatico when you come to hear Joan Russow talk about the Paris Climate Change talks & we all discuss action.  See you there.... as ever, 1923 Fernwood Road  -doors open & pm...music at 7:30 pm...presentation at 8 pm.    Terry

[evoz] Big Band Concert-- fundraiser for refugee group

  A FUNDRAISER FOR REFUGEES
The 20 Piece Big Band (A new subgroup of musicians from the Greater Victoria Concert Band) directed by Kieth Fraser will be playing a concert to help the Gordon Head Refugee Sponsorship Constituent Group.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016   7pm    St Dunstan's Church (on San Juan at Tyndall)
Entrance by donation, donations over $15 are eligible for a charitable receipt.

All funds raised go to support a Syrian Family with whom our group has been matched for sponsorship. Other ways to help--with donations of funds or furnishings--are detailed on our website: http://www.ghrscg.org






[Settlement-Boycott-List] Please support our Airbnb online actions

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Please support our online action calling on Airbnb to stop renting homes in illegal West Bank settlements. It's a coalition effort: American Muslims for Palestine, CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, and US Palestinian Community Network.

Here is the Thunderclap
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/36802-airbnb-stolenhomes

And here is the petition:
 
http://stolenhomes.org/

Thanks so much!

Nancy K
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