Left Coast Events - November 19th - 25th

Compassion Arts Festival (Online)


15 Nov at 10:00 PST – 25 Nov at 11:00 PST
https://www.compassionarts.org/caf-events
This year’s virtual festival line-up will feature a sampling of programs and projects that inspire the heart and move the soul. Join us online in exploring some of the ways that creativity can be a bridge towards becoming the peaceful change we want to create in the world.
Visual Arts & ExhibitsMusic, Readings, Performing ArtsSpeakers & InterviewsAnimals & NatureWorkshopsFilms, Books, InspirationsLove in Action & Holistic NonviolenceArtists for Ahimsa Award

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CANADA’S ROLE IN COLUMBIA’S HUMANITARIAN TRAGEDY
Join us for a Zoom webinar about Colombia's unfolding humanitarian tragedy and Trudeau government's role in it. Date: Thursday, November 19th, 7pmRegister at www.claa.caCanada's drastic change in foreign policy has made our position on Colombia virtually indistinguishable from that of Trump’s in the US. Through the “Lima Group”, the Trudeau government has taken sides with the hard-right Colombian government at the expense of human rights, social...

justice, democracy, and peace.
https://www.claa.ca

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LET'S Do It AGAIN or why we need a World War Two style mobilization to fight global warming
Friday, 20 November 2020 from 19:00 PST-20:30 PST
TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK, SEND EMAIL TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.As we watch the fires still burning in Colorado and California, many of us are anxious about the future our children and grandchildren will inhabit. Government leaders have proclaimed a climate emergency and yet it still feels like business as usual. “Our house is on fire", as Greta Thunberg reminds us regularly, but there are no fire engines in sight. Scientists tell us that we have approximately 10 years to turn everything around and get on a path that will take us to a Zero Carbon economy. Can it be done? Seth Klein’s new book, "A Good War", is structured around lessons from the Second World War – the last time Canada faced an existential threat. Canada’s wartime experience, Klein contends, provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. We have mobilized in common cause across class, race and gender, and entirely retooled our economy in the space of a few short years. Join us for an important ZOOM conversation with SETH KLEIN, ELIZABETH MAY and ANJALI APPADURAI, three prominent Canadian activists who will offer their perspectives on the climate crisis and the role we can play to mitigate its impacts and create a bold new vision based on justice and right relationship with our Earth. How can we pull together, as we did during WW2, to fight our common enemy, global warming?"LET’S DO IT AGAIN” Zoom event
Friday November 20, 2020
7-8:30pmSend an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for this free event. You will receive a zoom link closer to the date of the event.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions using the zoom chat function or you can send your questions in advance with your registration.As well, if you would like to know more about Seth’s book or purchase it on-line, go here: https://www.sethklein.ca/bookPlease share this invitation with your networks. Thanks so much!
https://www.facebook.com/events/358481898904480

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Nation Rising Speaker Series - David Simon
Saturday, 21 November 2020 at 12:00 PST
Join us Saturday, November 21st at 3pm EST to hear David Simon, author of Meatonomics, talk about the rigged economics of meat and dairy. Find out why if you factor in animal cruelty, environmental damage, and health care costs, a fast food burger should cost triple the price! Join on Zoom: https://ualberta-ca.zoom.us/j/99098549102ORWatch on Facebook live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/350235902952504

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Celebration for the Turkeys
Saturday, 21 November 2020 from 11:00 PST-12:00 PST
For nearly 35 years, Farm Sanctuary has been giving turkeys a seat at the table, not on it through our annual Celebration for the Turkeys event. This year, for the first time, this beloved tradition will be going virtual—and it’s going to be better than ever.Gather with Farm Sanctuary Board President Emily Deschanel, CEO Megan Watkins, President and Co-founder Gene Baur, plant-based chefs Ayinde Howell and Jocelyn Ramirez, and our rescued turkey residents for a special (free!) event on Saturday, November 21.HIGHLIGHTS
- Gene will look back on over three decades of this event—what’s new, what’s hopeful, and how to reimagine traditions for a changing world
- Jocelyn will connect us to the ancestral power of food through an Indigenous-inspired recipe from her new cookbook, La Vida Verde.
- Ayinde will level up your vegan side dish game by cooking something special of his own—and sharing tips along the way
- Farm Sanctuary caregivers will introduce you to this year’s Adopt a Turkey featured flock
- The event will culminate in the moment that we (and our turkeys) look forward to all year: The Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony, where our rescued turkeys are treated to a fabulous celebratory feast!Bring your laptop to the kitchen, pour some tea (or coffee! or wine!), and cook along with our guest chefs. Or just curl up on the couch with a blanket, and enjoy the heartwarming moment when the barn door opens and the turkeys catch the first glimpse of their sumptuous feast.We can’t wait to celebrate with you.https://www.farmsanctuary.org/events/celebration-for-the-turkeys/

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RAP Summit | Evolving Beyond Animal Agriculture
Saturday, 21 November 2020 from 10:00 PST-12:30 PST
Register here: https://rancheradvocacy.org/rap-summit-registration/Registration is required for attendance. Want to end world hunger, pandemics, climate change, habitat destruction, wildlife extinction and preventable diseases? We can do it by evolving beyond animal agriculture. During this pandemic lots of farmers and ranchers have expressed interest in getting out of animal farming and into some other kind of farming or enterprise, while keeping their land and identity. This first of its kind virtual summit asks the question: how can farmers and ranchers thrive without using animals? YOU can ask questions. Speakers include Cowspiracy and What the Health's Kip Andersen, famed vegan cheesemaker Miyoko Schinner, Rowdy Girl Sanctuary's Renee King-Sonnen and JaneUnChained's Jane Velez-Mitchell. Register NOW. Seating is limited. Learn More, Register, Contribute: https://rancheradvocacy.org/summit/HOSTED BY:Renee King Sonnen and
Jane Velez MitchellSPONSORED BY:Miyoko's
Mercy For Animals
Jane Unchained
VegFund
V-dog
Free From Harm
Vegworld MagazinePANELISTS ROUND TABLEHoward Lyman
Miyoko Schinner
Kip Andersen
Robert Grillo
Sailesh Rao
Tommy Sonnen
Kim Sturla
Eugene Cooke
Leah GarcesFARMERS IN TRANSITION PANEL:Hollie and Davey Schacherl
Cindy and Richard Traylor

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PolyCon 2020 - Honouring Intersectionality and Diversity in our Communities.
22 Nov at 18:00 PST – 23 Nov at 18:00 PST
24 hr live stream event from sundown Nov 22 to sundown Nov 23, 2020 (PST).
Live-streamed hosted to live presenters, interactive chat and video segments. Presenters and Performers from all over the world. Broadcasts will be simultaneously available on Twitch and YouTube as well as posted after the event. See http://polycon-canada.ca for details prior to event. Live links will be posted there and on this event on day of event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/419200999206598

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RBCM@Outside: Indigenous Perspective in Coastal Forests
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 from 14:00 PST-14:30 PST
Join CRD Cultural Programmer Leslie McGarry (from the Kwakwaka’wakw - Kwagiulth First Nation) as we explore the forest of Mill Hill Regional Park from an Indigenous perspective.We invite you on this virtual walk to discover how Indigenous Peoples gather various plants, bark and leaves for a multitude of purposes, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with everything around them.Register in advance for this webinar: http://ow.ly/5rtV50Ce4vY
https://www.facebook.com/events/894279781106596

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WEBINAR: Stop the Site C Dam! Why We Need To. How We Can.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 19:00 PST
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
7pm PSTRegister Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_YjCMMN6jQnONPic-tC8y9gDuring the recent BC provincial election campaign period there was renewed attention on the Site C mega dam construction project and its continued scandals. From violations of Indigenous rights, cover-ups of critical geological findings, billion-dollar cost overruns, and the destruction of rare prime agricultural land – there are so many reasons this project is a growing catastrophe for environment and people of British Columbia. Now that the election is over, we can't afford to lose and waste time to fight back against Site C mega dam construction. Join Climate Convergence for the coming webinar to discuss these issues in more depth, and especially how we can move forward together and demand that the newly elected NDP majority BC government cancel this disastrous project once and for all!SPEAKERSWENDY HOLM: Award winning Agrologist who was one of the people responsible for evaluating the agricultural impact of assessment of the Site C dam. Wendy Holm appeared as an expert witness before the Joint Federal Provincial Environmental Impact Assessment Review Panel and is also the editor of “Damming the Peace - The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam” (Lorimer, 2018). KEN BOONE: Ken and his wife Arlene live and farm at Bear Flat in the Peace River Valley between Hudson’s Hope and Fort St John. They have been deeply involved in the fight to stop the Site C dam for many years and are both directors with the Peace Valley Environment Association. While most of their land has been expropriated for the project, for now they remain living in the old house that Arlene’s grandfather built.RITA WONG: Rita Wong is a volunteer with FightC, a grassroots group which seeks to protect the Peace Valley from being destroyed by the Site C dam. For the past 5 years, she has been actively opposed to the Site C dam, and has written about her visits to Treaty 8 territory, the homelands of the DunneZa and Cree people in Rabble and the National Observer. She is a poet-scholar whose work is guided by what water teaches us. She has written a number of books of poetry, co-edited the anthology Downstream: Reimagining Water with Dorothy Christan, and teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Rita also spent time in the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women due to her opposition to TMX pipeline expansion. She is grateful to live on unceded Coast Salish lands and for the opportunity to learn to uphold Coast Salish laws and also to remind the BC government of its treaty responsibilities as well. THOMAS DAVIES: Founding member of Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver. Unionized Pipefitter and Power Engineer. He is author of “System Change Not Climate Change” (Battle of Ideas Press, 2019).The Webinar will be chaired by ALISON BODINE, Climate Convergence organizer, journalist, author and researcher with a focus on environmental, Latin American and immigration issues.Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver
http://www.climateconvergence.ca
https://twitter.com/climate604
https://www.instagram.com/climateconvergence
https://www.facebook.com/climatewarriors
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6xe6PN1V33QD44UHc51Xkw
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick…

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