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[evoz] Reminder: Cafe Simpatico Friday May 31

Please join us for Cafe Simpatico on Friday!

Central America Support Committee presents


Cafe Simpatico


Friday, May 31st, 2024

Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association

1923 Fernwood Road

Doors open at 7:00 PM: 7:30 PM presentation.


Cuba: Update from the Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade


Join us for a slideshow and first hand report from a member of the 30th annual Ernesto Che Guevara Brigade to Cuba. Kay Gimbel will present his photos and talk about his recent experience as a Brigade member in Cuba. Several other Brigade members will also be in attendance and will join in the discussion during the Q&A.



Everyone is welcome! Refreshments including Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee.
Donations are gratefully received.


Sponsored by Central America Support Committee (CASC)

www.victoriacasc.org https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/



[evoz] Cafe Simpatico Friday May 31

Please join us for Cafe Simpatico!

Central America Support Committee presents


Cafe Simpatico


Friday, May 31st, 2024

Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association

1923 Fernwood Road

Doors open at 7:00 PM: 7:30 PM presentation.


Cuba: Update from the Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade


Join us for a slideshow and first hand report from a member of the 30th annual Ernesto Che Guevara Brigade to Cuba. Kay Gimbel will present his photos and talk about his recent experience as a Brigade member in Cuba. Several other Brigade members will also be in attendance and will join in the discussion during the Q&A.



Everyone is welcome! Refreshments including Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee.
Donations are gratefully received.


Sponsored by Central America Support Committee (CASC)

www.victoriacasc.org https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/



[evoz] Social Justice Film Night

Social JUstice Film Night Presents 2 Films on Palestine
“Two-State Solution Explained”

Israel’s war on Gaza has got many people talking again about the need for a two-state solution. It is often presented as the only option to bring lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But what is the two-state solution, is it actually possible, and why are some people talking about a “one-state solution” instead?


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Read more: [evoz] Social Justice Film Night

We crashed Vancouvers LNG conference

Wilderness Committee r1 Join us in June for a gathering of our own ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

Join us in June for a gathering of our own


Dear Paov,

Last Wednesday, a handful of rockstar Frack Free BC volunteers gathered outside Canada Place in Vancouver to send a message to the fracking and liquefied natural gas companies meeting inside.

Mural reads LNG Fuels Climate Disasters 110000 Say no LNG+Fracking

Together we painted this gorgeous mural linking their polluting products to climate disasters like wildfires. We also presented 113,000 signatures from folks like you...

Read more: We crashed Vancouvers LNG conference

[evoz] Social Justice Film Night

Social JUstice Film Night Presents 2 Films on Palestine
“Two-State Solution Explained”

Israel’s war on Gaza has got many people talking again about the need for a two-state solution. It is often presented as the only option to bring lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But what is the two-state solution, is it actually possible, and why are some people talking about a “one-state solution” instead?


&


Read more: [evoz] Social Justice Film Night

Our last chance to stop LNG construction in the Fraser River

Wilderness Committee r1 Proponent’s climate claims not backed by evidence. For over a decade, proponents of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have made the same tired claim: that it will replace coal in Asia and, therefore, be beneficial for the global climate. We’ve poked more holes in this argument than a woodpecker does in a lifetime, but it just won’t die. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

Write Minister Guilbeault now!


Hi Paov,

For years, we’ve been working with residents of Delta and Richmond to oppose the Tilbury LNG facility in the middle of the neighbouring Fraser River. Despite hundreds of local residents raising their voices to oppose the destruction of salmon habitat and the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, the provincial government approved the project in...

Read more: Our last chance to stop LNG construction in the Fraser River

Together, our fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline changed the country

Wilderness Committee r1 We lost the battle but we’re winning the war. For a long time, I never thought this day would come. It was unthinkable that anybody would allow 34 oil tankers a month on the Salish Sea. But yesterday, the Trans Mountain pipeline began filling with diluted bitumen from the tar sands. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

We lost the battle but we’re winning the war


Hi Paov,

For a long time, I never thought this day would come. It was unthinkable that anybody would allow 34 more oil tankers a month on the Salish Sea. But yesterday, the Trans Mountain pipeline began filling with diluted bitumen from the tar sands in Alberta.

It was a hard day for all of us who’ve spent...

Read more: Together, our fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline changed the country

We're hiring!

State of BC Health r1 BC Health

Your April 2024 monthly update from the
BC Health Coalition

UPDATES

Help us find our next Project Organizer!

The Project Organizer will work with a passionate community of public health care advocates across the province to advance visions and solutions for improved public health care in BC. You will lead outreach in target communities across BC, plan public education events about health care solutions, and organize teams of volunteers to secure support for public health care leadership.

Job type: Contract unionized at 30 hours/week Compensation: $44.90/hour, plus benefits Duration: 6 month Contract Start Date: ASAP

CLICK HERE for the full job posting. Please circulate among your networks!


From crisis to care: How BC can transform transplant access for rural residents

Recent developments in British Columbia signal a pivotal shift towards equitable healthcare, particularly for those requiring organ transplants. Premier...

Read more: We're hiring!

[evoz] Reminder: Cafe Simpatico - April 26

Please join us this Friday for Cafe Smpatico! See the details below.
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Sponsored by Central America Support Committee (CASC)


www.victoriacasc.org https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/












Support Gitanyows call to pause Ksi

Wilderness Committee r1 Proponent’s climate claims not backed by evidence. For over a decade, proponents of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have made the same tired claim: that it will replace coal in Asia and, therefore, be beneficial for the global climate. We’ve poked more holes in this argument than a woodpecker does in a lifetime, but it just won’t die. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

Proponent’s climate claims not backed by evidence


Hi Paov,

For over a decade, proponents of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have made the same tired claim: that it will replace coal in Asia and, therefore, be beneficial for the global climate. We’ve poked more holes in this argument than a woodpecker does in a lifetime, but it just won’t die.

Thankfully, the...

Read more: Support Gitanyows call to pause Ksi

Join us in June for our biggest anti-fracking gathering ever

Wilderness Committee r1 Forward! For a Frack Free Future. From the north coast to the Kootenays, people from all over British Columbia are working in their communities, and on their territories, to stop the gas industry from undoing our efforts to reduce climate pollution. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

Forward! For a Frack Free Future


Hi Paov,

From the north coast to the Kootenays, people from all over British Columbia are working in their communities, and on their territories, to stop the gas industry from undoing our efforts to reduce climate pollution.

Now for the first time, activists across the province are gathering in Vancouver to build relationships, learn new skills and deepen our understanding of the fight against fracking and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Will you...

Read more: Join us in June for our biggest anti-fracking gathering ever

[evoz] Save the date: Cafe Simpatico April 26

Central America Support Committee
presents
Cafe Simpatico Friday, April 26 - doors 7 pm, 7:30 pm

Mining in the Andes: An Indigenous Struggle
A talk by anthropologist and author Peter GoseIn the last 30 years, Indigenous anti-mining struggles in the Andes have been widespread and highly visible. Previously, however, artisanal mining was integrated into the Indigenous agrarian world and its ritual relations to the land. This talk sheds light on that radical reversal to better understand contemporary anti-extractivist struggles in Peru and Bolivia.
Everyone is welcome! Refreshments include Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee. Donations gratefully accepted.
Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association 1923 Fernwood Road
Sponsored by Central America Support Committee (CASC)


www.victoriacasc.org https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/





Lunch n' Learn: It's time to end extra-billing

NationBuilder r1 Register to join ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

We're excited to invite you to the second session of Visions & Solutions, a BC Health Coalition Lunch n' Learn series.

What: A lunchtime conversation about extra-billing in BC health care
When: Tuesday, April 16 from 12:00-1:00 pm PT
Where: Online via Zoom (registration required)

Register here

In this second session of Visions and Solutions, we’ll learn about the current state of unlawful extra-billing in BC, its impact on our health system, and what it’s going to take to end our reliance on for-profit companies that undermine our health care system.

With the cost of living at an all-time high and our health care costs also on the rise, it’s time for BC to put an end to illegal extra-billing.

But the privatization of health care services has expanded in BC over the last seven years. For-profit health care companies are on the rise and continue unlawful extra-billing practices. Recent numbers reported by Health Canada show that in 2021-22, BC saw $18 million in out of pocket charges to patients for medically necessary services that should be accessible...

Read more: Lunch n' Learn: It's time to end extra-billing

Thank You to BC's first Seniors Advocate

NationBuilder r1 Our letter to Isobel Mackenzie ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌


The BC Health Coalition Steering Committee extends our best wishes and deepest thanks to Isobel Mackenzie after 10 years as British Columbia's first Seniors Advocate.


Dear Ms. Mackenzie,

We join with seniors, their loved ones, service providers, health care workers, and advocates across the province to recognize the significant mark you have made in BC in your time as our first Seniors Advocate.

The BC Health Coalition is a democratic, non-partisan, and consensus-based community of over 800,000 individuals and organizations that span the province of British Columbia. Over ten years ago, our Coalition participated in a community-driven effort to successfully advocate for the creation of the Office of the Seniors Advocate. The Seniors Advocate Act, passed in 2013, was a milestone for systemic advocacy for seniors, raising the public’s expectation for change.

You have met these expectations and set a high bar for those who will follow after you.

Throughout your ten years as Seniors Advocate, we have enjoyed a positive working relationship with you. We commend the ways you prioritized hearing directly from seniors and the public. Your work has been a unifying force for all working to improve...

Read more: Thank You to BC's first Seniors Advocate

Happening today! Community-driven primary care solutions

NationBuilder r1 Join us for lunch? ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Join us for lunch?

There's still time to register for today's lunchtime conversation about community-driven primary care solutions!

Join us for an hour of virtual learning. This session will include a panel of speakers and a moderated Q&A.

What: A lunchtime conversation about community-driven primary care solutions
When: Tuesday, April 2 from 12:00-1:00 pm PT
Where: Online via Zoom (registration required)

Register here

How to join

Here are some detailed instructions for how to join via Zoom videoconference:

  • Register via the Zoom webpage to receive a link to join by email. Click here to register.
  • You must join the meeting using the link you received from Zoom when you registered. We will be re-sending confirmation emails this morning.
  • To search for your registration details in your email inbox, look for an email from Zoom (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with this subject line - Lunch n' Learn: Community-driven primary care solutions Confirmation
  • You may also listen in by phone by dialing +1 778 907 2071. Enter Meeting ID 821 9270 6067 when prompted.

If you encounter any technical difficulties or are unable to join us by Zoom,...

Read more: Happening today! Community-driven primary care solutions

[evoz] Tomorrow: Cafe Simpatico March 29

Everyone is welcome to Cafe Simpatico!
Tomorrow, Friday, March 29, music* at 7 pm, presentation 7:30 pm. * Piano music by Marcel, a young UJAM musician.
Ilegal Election of El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele
Presentation by Francisco Canjura, a Salvadoran who is a journalism grad from Thompson Rivers University, was an international election observer in the 2014 El Salvador Presidential Election, and is a current member of the Frente Intercontinental del Faribundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN).
Bring your comments and questions to this discussion about recent events in Central America's smallest and most densely populated country. Also, we remember Archbishop Oscar Romero, now known as Saint Oscar Romero, who was assassinated on March 24, 1980 in San Salvador.
Doors open at 7 pm; presentation at 7:30 pm.Refreshments include Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association1923 Fernwood Rd, Victoria BC
Sponsored by Victoria Central America Support Committee (CASC)
www.victoriacasc.org https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/




30x30: the opportunities and the challenges

Wilderness Committee r1 The best chance for conservation and climate justice. 2023 was the hottest year ever recorded. 2024 is following suit. Over the past few decades, thousands of species have been, and continue to be, pushed towards extinction globally. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

The best chance for conservation and climate justice!


Dear Paov,

2023 was the hottest year ever recorded. 2024 is following suit. Over the past few decades, thousands of species have been, and continue to be, pushed towards extinction globally.

It's a grim picture, but hope remains: a wave of conservation initiatives, aimed at countering the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, is gaining momentum worldwide.

From rallies in the streets to promises from national governments, support for 30x30 —...

Read more: 30x30: the opportunities and the challenges

[evoz] Reminder: Cafe Simpatico March 29

Everyone is welcome to Cafe Simpatico!
This Friday, March 29, music at 7 pm, presentation 7:30 pm.
Ilegal Election of El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele
Presentation by Francisco Canjura, a Salvadoran who is a journalism grad from Thompson Rivers University, was an international election observer in the 2014 El Salvador Presidential Election, and is a current member of the Frente Intercontinental del Faribundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN).
Bring your comments and questions to this discussion about recent events in Central America's smallest and most densely populated country. Also, we remember Archbishop Oscar Romero, now known as Saint Oscar Romero, who was assassinated on March 24, 1980 in San Salvador.
Doors open at 7 pm; presentation at 7:30 pm.Refreshments include Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association1923 Fernwood Rd, Victoria BC
Sponsored by Victoria Central America Support Committee (CASC)
www.victoriacasc.org https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/




Whats up with old-growth forests?

Wilderness Committee r1 Cut through the noise on old-growth forests. When it comes to the fight to protect old-growth forests in B.C., the past few years have been busy ones. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

Cut through the noise on old-growth forests


Hi Paov,

When it comes to the fight to protect old-growth forests in B.C., the past few years have been busy ones.

Public reviews, reports and processes, endless promises and commitments, new maps and studies, and through it all a heartbreaking constant: the ongoing destruction of some of the most iconic ancient forests in the world.

Read more: Whats up with old-growth forests?

Speak up to stop biodiversity loss

Wilderness Committee r1 Let’s ensure Canada creates a strong Biodiversity Strategy. We made history at the UN Biodiversity Conference in 2022! We inspired the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ­­ View in Browser

Let’s ensure Canada creates a strong Biodiversity Strategy


Hi Paov,

We made history at the UN Biodiversity Conference in 2022! We inspired the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) — a historic plan to stop nature loss once and for all.

As part of this plan, Canada committed to create a National Biodiversity Strategy to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, and fully recover nature by 2050.

The federal government has started working with provinces, conservation organizations and Indigenous knowledge-holders. But they are behind schedule and time is running out for nature.

Read more: Speak up to stop biodiversity loss

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