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Dear Friends of SJS,

October 15:

Ayukawa Lecture with York University’s Mona Oikawa speaking on

“Acknowledgement: Self- and Social Recognition and Japanese Canadian Women’s Histories”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

David Turpin Building, Room 104

4:30 pm

Attached please find the jpeg poster for the event.

October 15, 2019:

CIRCLE is hosting a presentation by Dr. Hayley Marama Cavino as part of CIRCLE’s Fall Speaker Series on October 15th from 2:30pm-4:30pm in Elliott 167

Decolonizing Research Through Storywork: Tales from Aotearoa/New Zealand (see attached poster)

Work Study Position (see attached poster)

From October 2019 to April 2020, we will be designing a heritage education program focused on gender justice, historical importance and the social justice influence of the Sisters of St. Ann’s in Victoria, BC. There are a number of tasks for this position:

1) Creating a video advertisement (and posters) for the program for Facebook and other promotional spaces; 2) Assisting with the development of an... adult education programme (and activities) for the general public to educate about social and ecological justice through the (complex) work and history of the Sisters of St. Ann; 3) Keeping a video and photographic record of the heritage education programme and creating a video that captures program highlights (10-15 minutes in length); 4) Assisting with the modernization of websites

Please contact Darlene Clover (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are interested and you are eligible for a work study (you must contact them directly about this latter: https://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/work-study/index.php)


University of Victoria

Faculty of Education, Leadership Studies

P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2

Tel: 250-721-7816


November 19:

Please mark your calendar:

Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC) will host two Indigenous land defenders from Guatemala at a public event on Tuesday, November 19th.

The Xinka People have been killed and jailed in their fight of the Escobal Silver Mine, which the Guatemalan courts had suspended because it recognized that the government had discriminated against the Xinka by failing to consult them. Now a Canadian mining company and the Guatemalan Government want to restart Escobal Silver Mine!

As people living in Canada, we need to pledge solidarity with the courageous and strong resistance of the Xinka People in their fight against the destructive impacts of the Escobal Silver Mine.

Details of our upcoming event will be sent around later but please save the date!

Meanwhile, please consider signing this URGENT pledge:


More information:

* Guatemala: Xinka people demand that Pan American Silver respect their rights and put an end to the violent legacy of the Escobal mine, Business & Human Rights Resource Center, May 15th, 2019

* When Pan American Silver bought the Escobal mine, it bought a legacy of violence, Rabble, May 8th, 2019

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

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