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Dear Friends of SJS,

Please check out the great upcoming events:

Sept. 8: 

Keep Calm and Carry On RALLY

On Throne Day, Site C White Elephant invites you to come on down to the Legislature grounds for... a fun and tourist-friendly "pep" rally on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen people. 
White Elephant is thrilled that Site C dam is finally getting the review it's always needed; some of the other initiatives our new government is planning has her trumpetting with joy! 
(there's always a but)
she still has some concerns- an elephant never forgets, remember? Site C White Elehant believes we need to encourage our government to do the right thing.
Bring some humorous signs that will tell our elected representatives to keep calm and carry on. This is NOT a protest rally-just an elephant and her friends supporting all their elected representatives on a very important day. 

Possible sign messages:
Kinder Morgan will not pass, thanks to you!
Who will speak for the Wild Salmon and Orca? All of us!
Keep Calm and Carry on: Cancel Site C dam!
Can't wait to see those green jobs!
Let's show the rest of Canada what a sustainable economy looks like!
Heh Canada- there is life after fossil fuels! Just watch us.
Indigenous Rights Rock!
The farmers feed us all- let's support them!
Get the idea? We'll have signs and banners available if you can't make your own. 

Sept. 9:

Urban Food-Garden Tour 2017

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Come out for our Annual Urban Food-Garden Tour! An inspiring and foodie tour has been planned just for you; with over a dozen home food gardens opened up for public walk through... Enjoy this wonderful event with friends, family, or on your bike! Each garden has a unique layout, plant selection, and feel. You will get to experience Vicoria's Food-Garden culture!
This fundraiser supports sustainable food locally at Haliburton Community Organic Farm1UP Single Parent Resource Centre, and globally at Hlekatani Community Garden, South Africa (See The Thinking Garden for more details). 
Tickets $15 (under 19 free) at GardenWorks locations, brownpapertickets.com, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
(Ticket sales will be posted on Brown Paper Tickets on August 1st.)


Sept. 13:

Mother Earth Defenders Fundraiser and Koksilah Encore!

We acknowledge this event is taking place on Lkwungen Territory, home of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.  
Couldn't get enough of the Koksilah Music Festival?
Weren't able to make it for some strange reason?
Well get your Koksilah fix while supporting Indigenous resistance, resurgence and resilience!
(Get your Festival tix here at https://koksilahfestival.tickit.ca/)
Funds raised from the evening will go to support the following grassroots initiatives led by Indigenous people asserting sovereignty over their ancestral territories:
Xwaaqw’um cultural resurgence project
Unist’ot’en Camp
Stand with Kwantlen
Secwepemc land defenders
These groups are working tirelessly to re-occupy and protect their traditional lands and waters, revitalize their cultural practices, and reconnect people with the land.
Master carver and Songhees First Nation elder Clarence "Butch" Dick (Yux'wey'lupton) will welcome us to the Territory. 
MC for the evening: James Taylor, Curve Lake First Nation
Performers and speakers will include:
-- Tsawout elder Eric Pelkey
-- Warhawk Drummers, Tsawout Nation (bring your drums!)
-- Spoken word artist Emma Joye Frank, Komoks First Nation, Kwakwaka'wakw, Eh-Cho Dene
-- Songstress Peach Guevara
-- David Goldberg (Director/Producer, and Eli Hirtle (Producer), "The Caretakers" (screened at Koksilah but this will be the Victoria Premiere) focused on 2014's Burnaby Mountain Kinder Morgan protest (both will be in attendance!)
-- Folk blues singer songwriter Vic Horvath 
(Koksilah Festival encore performance)
-- Sliammon singer songwriter From the Ghost
-- DJ Anchor Hill
PLUS a Livestream Q&A with Secwepemc activist KANAHUS MANUEL hosted by Silammon elder Rose Henry!
$10-$15 sliding scale, no one turned away if they can't pay
More info on the artists:
From the Ghost: fromtheghost.bandcamp.com/
Vic Horvath: vichorvath.bandcamp.com/www.vichorvath.com/
David Goldberg and Eli Hirtle: www.doxafestival.ca/film/caretakers
Peach Guevara: www.facebook.com/Peach-Guevara-1029431017079135/
Anchor Hill: anchorhill.bandcamp.com/
Thank you to Jackie Fawn Illustratons for use of her artwork in the promotion of this event.


Sept. 14:
Threshold Housing Society Push For Change CampaignSept. 14, 11:30 amBC Legislature(see attached poster)

Our organization along with other local Youth Housing Advocates will be walking with Joe Roberts and The Push For Change Campaign on Thursday, September 14th at 11:30am at the BC Legislature to the Mile Zero Monument and we would love to have support from UVIC Students. We are hoping you can help spread the message and ask if students would love to walk with us and show support for ending Youth Homelessness. 

I have attached the poster for The Push For Change Campaign - if you could please forward it to any UVIC Social Justice students that would be great. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

We hope to see you all there! 


Jasmine Nagra
Housing and Fundraising Relations AssistantThreshold Housing SocietyPh: 778-677-3675This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'; document.getElementById('cloak67841').innerHTML += ''+addy_text67841+''; //--> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Sept. 14 and beyond:

Sept. 25:


Sept. 27 and beyond:
Gender Justice: Continuing the Conversation Series

Margo MatwychukDirector
Social Justice Studies ProgramUniversity of Victoriaweb.uvic.ca/socialjustice/@UVicSJS on TwitterUVicSJS on FacebookUVicSJS on YouTube
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