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Dear Friends of SJS,

Jan. 19:

Women’s March

11 am

Legislature Grounds

A march to end violence against all women and girls

Victoria, BC - One in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime - that is one too many. By focusing on “End Violence Against Women” as the major theme for this year’s march, Women’s March Global, Women’s March Canada, and Women’s March Victoria have joined the United Nations’ UNiTE Campaign to show support for all women - in our communities and across the globe - and join the movement to end violence against women.

This year’s march will be organized under the leadership of the Women’s March Victoria chapter founder, Dr. Kat Sark (author of the Women in Business and Women in Politics Guides). Those interested should plan to gather at the BC Legislature Building at 11 a.m. There will... be an Indigenous acknowledgement ceremony at 11:20 a.m., followed by an introduction to the organizing team of Women's March Victoria. The march will head to Centennial Square at 11:45 a.m., where grassroots organizers and Indigenous leaders will be available to provide information on the most pressing issues affecting our communities.

Last year, thousands gathered at Centennial Square to hear local, intersectional grassroots organizers and community leaders talk about some of the most pressing issues in our communities. Families marched in support of women’s rights and equality under the banner “Look back, March forward” to celebrate the progress we have made and demand the changes

that are still necessary to ensure equality, representation, health, safety and economic security for all women.


Women's March Canada - Victoria Chapter, is an intersectional grassroots initiative aiming to create community and raise awareness of the issues and challenges facing women in our community whilst supporting the national and international Women’s March movements with the

H.E.R.S. philosophy of Health, Economic Security, Representation and Safety for all women.

The march in Victoria is an intersectional sister march to the over 30 events happening across Canada, as part of Women’s March Canada, and around the world, as part of a global network of marches. Women’s March Canada focuses specifically on issues pertaining to women in our communities and issues pertaining to human rights, minorities rights, issues of intersectional discriminations, as well as policies and laws that are still not inclusive or progressive enough.

Media contact

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Jan. 24:

Speed Friendship --How many ways can you say hello


Jan. 27:

Film Screening

A film screening of The Radicals created by Beyond Boarding on January 27th (Sunday) at 6pm at the Patagonia Victoria location (616 Yates St). The event is free, but donations are welcomed!

The Radicals (2018, Canada, 55 min.) follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift from their respective sports into the world of activism. Together they journey across the West Coast of British Colombia, weaving a story of learning, inspiration and resistance. From the Tahltan fight for the Iskut Headwaters, BC Hydro’s corruption in Xwísten (Bridge River Valley), art as resilience on Haida Gwaii, to a coastal uprising against fish farms, each community teaches the athletes to understand what it means to be a true radical. Combining visually stunning sport photography and behind the scenes of frontlines, the film’s trajectory fulfils the athlete's quest for extreme landscapes while uncovering critical social issues and resistance. The film features Tamo Campos, Marie- France Roy, Jasper Rosen, and Meghann O’Brien, as well as many other esteemed community members. Marie- France Roy, professional snowboarder and Beyond Boarding environmentalist, will be in attendance for a Q&A. Please bring a reusable cup for refreshments as we want to cut down on single-use plastic!

This film is for anyone: from environmentalists to action sport enthusiasts, and everyone in between, at any age.

Please see the link below for the Facebook event, website, and the attached poster:



Be well,

Vanessa on behalf of the Beyond Boarding team


Jan. 31:

Please share widely.

Thank you,


Assistant to the Chair

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Department of Indigenous Education

Faculty of Education

University of Victoria

T: 250-721-7826 F: 250-853-3943

MAC A260


Jan. 31:

Workable Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Jan. 31, 2019

7 to 9 pm

First Metropolitan Church

932 Balmoral St.


Feb. 4:

BOOK LAUNCH: Resurgence and Reconciliation: Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings

Monday, February 4, 12-2 pm, Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House

Join us on February 4 as we celebrate the release of Resurgence and Reconciliation: Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings. The event will include a series of engaging speakers including Michael Asch, John Borrows, Keith Cherry, Paulette Regan, Pamela Spalding, Gina Starblanket, Jim Tully, and Nancy Turner.


The two major schools of thought in Indigenous-Settler relations on the ground, in the courts, in public policy, and in research are resurgence and reconciliation. Resurgence refers to practices of Indigenous self-determination and cultural renewal whereas reconciliation refers to practices of reconciliation between Indigenous and Settler nations, such as nation-with-nation treaty negotiations. Reconciliation also refers to the sustainable reconciliation of both Indigenous and Settler peoples with the living earth as the grounds for both resurgence and Indigenous-Settler reconciliation. Critically and constructively analyzing these two schools from a wide variety of perspectives and lived experiences, this volume connects both discourses to the ecosystem dynamics that animate the living earth.

Resurgence and Reconciliation is multi-disciplinary, blending law, political science, political economy, women’s studies, ecology, history, anthropology, sustainability, and climate change. Its dialogic approach strives to put these fields in conversation and draw out the connections and tensions between them. By using “earth-teachings” to inform social practices, the editors and contributors offer a rich, innovative, and holistic way forward in response to the world’s most profound natural and social challenges. This timely volume shows how the complexities and interconnections of resurgence and reconciliation and the living earth are often overlooked in contemporary discourse and debate.

Co-sponsored by: POLI, ANTH, LAW, CFGS, CIRCLE


Feb. 7:


Feb. 27:

Human Rights Education Volunteer Club Slam Poetry Event

We are organizing a Slam Poetry event on the theme of Injustice. Our goal is to create and provide a safe space for UVIC students, staff and the local Victoria community to share their stories of Injustice without fear of discrimination or judgement through the artistic expression of performance poetry. We are hosting the event in the Upper Lounge of the Student Union Building on the 27th from 6:30-9:30pm. The event is free for anyone to attend, is "black-tie" i.e. formal dress (if people would like to) and is hopefully going to start accepting submissions by the start of next week in either Word, PDF or mp4 format until February 4th at 6pm in which then the submissions will be organized and reviewed to see how many people will be performing. All submissions must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or else they will not counted unfortunately. There will be food and refreshments provided as well as HREV volunteers who can answer any questions about the performers and the club itself. We're hoping to target large bodies of students and the community in order to have the best chances of a very diverse and multi-faceted experience for everyone evolved.

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March 8:

Bridges for Women International Women’s Day Luncheon

Request for Support

We are excited to announce the 9th annual International Women’s Day luncheon taking place on March 8th at the Union Club in Victoria BC. We want you to be part of this event!

Attracting over 200 attendees, this fundraising event brings inspiring speakers and networks together for the empowerment of women.

As a charitable, non-profit agency, we exist to inspire women to break the cycle of violence and poverty through healing programs that are life changing. At Bridges, women reclaim their lives from violence and build independence through employment, educational success and a community of support.

This annual fundraiser is not possible without the generous support of local businesses donating items for silent auction and swag bags. Tickets sell out each year, so don’t miss out on showing off your business as a supporter of Bridges and women who have been impacted by violence and abuse.

Please contact Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you wish to donate an item this year. We can’t wait to hear from you.


Victoria Pruden

Executive Director

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Julie Cormier

Fund Development & Communications

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Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

c/o Dept of Anthropology

University of Victoria

PO Box 1700, STN CSC

Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

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