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Dear Friends of SJS,
Blankets needed for Stolen Sisters March, February 17, 2018
SJS student Shannon Hope is working with a group is collecting blanket donations for the Stolen Sisters March in February to keep Elders warm at the Legislature. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a blanket to spare, any size, new or used (in decent shape) washed with unscented laundry soap. All donations greatly appreciated and we can up by Feb 13! Contact Shannon Hope - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stolen Sisters Memorial March Victoria 2018Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 amOur Place SocietyFacebook event page:
Thanks very much!Shannon ***********************************************************************************
Feb. 9:

The growing danger of nuclear war and what we can do about it?

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018HSD A240,... UVic

Dr. Ira Helfand, MD is President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), recipient of the 1985 nobel Peace Prize, and he is co-founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s US affiliate.

He has published studies on the medical consequences of nuclear war in the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, and the World Medical Journal. Dr. Helfand serves on the committee which oversees PSR’s work for nuclear abolition and has a special interest in the danger of accidental war and the need to de-alert nuclear weapons. His also the author of IPPNW’s publication: Nuclear Famine: Two billion people at risk-Global impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and human nutrition”.

In September of 2015 Dr. Helfand addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, and in May of 2016 he led the session on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war at the United Nations Open Ended Working Group meeting in Geneva.

Dr. Helfand was educated at Harvard College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

This is a free event hosted by VIPDN and sponsored by the Uvic Centre for Global Studies, Physicians for Global Survival, Social Environmental Alliance and the Canadian Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.

****************************************************************** BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Saturday, Feb 11

4:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Avenue

African & Caribbean Dinner, Performance, Music and Dance.

Join AHAVI for an evening of food, music, entertainment and dancing that celebrates the many and diverse cultures of Africa and the Caribbean.

For tickets contact:

Alfred @ 250-896-0620 or

Horacio @ 778-678-7645or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adults $25.00

Students $20.00

Kids $15.00

Children 12 and under – free

Sunday, Feb 12

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ross Bay Cemetery Meet in front of Oregano’s at the Fairfield Shopping Centre.

1516 Fairfield Rd.

** Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time.

Ross Bay Cemetery Tour – rain or shine.

A guided tour of the graves of the black pioneers and others, including Sir James Douglas. Hosted by John Adams of the Old Cemeteries Society and Valin Marshall of the BC Black History Awareness Society.


$2.00 for Old Cemetery Society & BCBHAS Members


Feb. 15-16:

Two Spirits, One Heart, One Mind, One Nation

FREE Conference for Indigenous LGBTQIA2+ Youth ages 14-24
Victoria Native Friendship Centre (231 Regina Ave) Attendees must register
Please register ASAP by contacting Kim Rumley at VNFC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Debbi Boylan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cafe Simpatico – February 23

The Persistent Struggle for Justice in Guatemala Today — A situational
analysis of the social and legal actions to bring down impunity.

Presentation by Wendy Mendez, human rights activist, petitioner in the
Military Diary case, co-founder of HIJOS Guatemala (sons and daughters of
the disappeared), and popular educator.

1923 Fernwood Road
Doors open at 7 pm/ music at 7:30 pm/ presentation at 8 pm.
Fair trade coffee for sale, refreshments, admission by donation

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