SEA June Update

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SEA News: June 2019

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1. SEA Members Meeting

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Green Cuisine, 560 Johnson Street #5 At Market Square's Courtyard
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Join us at Green Cuisine, 560 Johnson Street #5 At Market Square's Courtyard, 5:30 - 7 pm to discuss the many initiatives through Social Environmental Alliance. Please contact Beth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add agenda items that you will discuss be at the meeting.

2. Racism and Canadian Elections

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Baumann Centre, Pacific Opera,
7 pm - 9 pm


What is the impact of dog whistle politics and racist campaigning in Canadian Elections?
In advance of this fall's federal election, join in a community dialogue with panelists who will examine this issue and discuss strategies for calling out racism and increasing participation of traditionally marginalized voters.

Panelists:
UVIC Professor, Dr. Penny Bryden: Historical Overview of Racism in Canadian Elections
Dirctor, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Tanya Claremont: Impact on Voter Turnout and Long Term Impact on Populations
Dr. Lisa Gunderson, One Love Consulting: Today’s Political Environment and Influences from Outside of Canada
Victoria City Councillor, Sharmarke Dubow; The Power of Participation. Sharing with Audience the Importance of Participating in Elections.
Moderator: Aftab Erfan, UBC Equity Office

*We will have information for first-time and or newcomer voters and volunteers to assist voters to register to vote if they are not already signed up, as well as maps showing electoral boundaries.

***Diversityvotes.ca is a national project that aims to bring together national expertise in diversity demographics and diversity’s discourse together to connect, empower and educate. The online hub will combine the impact of statistics and stories into a new, useful and powerful tool for citizens, journalists, researchers, academics, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Registration on Eventbrite is optional.


Sponsors: Organizing Against Racism and Hate, HERE Magazine Talks, Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

3. Green New Deal Barnstorm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. 6:30-9:30 pm



We had a town hall, now it's time to organize!

We are holding a mass organizing meeting to make a Green New Deal a reality in Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. We have a plan for how to get there. Come take concrete action, and start building the future we want to see here in our own communities. Even if you weren’t at the town hall we still want you there.

At the barnstorm we will be splitting into breakout groups which will organize on themes that came up at the town hall, and on building popular support for the Green New Deal.

The Green New Deal is a bold vision for tackling climate change and inequality at the same time. That means totally re-organizing our economy to run on 100% renewable energy, creating millions of jobs, respecting the rights, title, and sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples, and enshrining dignity, justice, and equity for all.

These are the groups we have confirmed so far:

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