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Sudbury Social Justice News - February 15, 2015

Blog posts reflect the views of their authors.

EVENTS & ACTIONS:

1) Monday, February 16: Palestine Solidarity Working Group Meeting
2) Wednesday, February 18: "Agogkwe" with Waawaate Fobister
3) Thursday, February 19: Meeting of Sudbury working-group of The Media Co-op
4) Thursday, February 19: Classroom Closet Conference 2015
5) Saturday, February 21: Black History Month Film Screening
6) Saturday, February 21: Communist Study Group Session
7) Monday, February 23: Meeting of Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty
8) Thursday, February 26: Meeting of Council of Canadians Sudbury Chapter
9) Saturday, February 28: Lads 'N Lashes
10) Sunday, March 1: Strategy and Campaign Planning Workshop with Chris Dixon
11) Monday, March 2: Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements
12) Monday, March 2: General Meeting of Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury
13) March 2 to 8 (and beyond): International Women's Week - Sudbury (25+ events)
14) Thursday, March 5: Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance Comedy Night Fundraiser
15) Wednesday, March 18: Metis Cultural Day at Laurentian University

NEWS, ANALYSIS & CALLS TO ACTION:

1) "Anti-First Nations racism in a Manitoulin Island high school"
2) "Remembering the 1950s sit-ins for racial justice in Dresden, Ontario" from RankAndFile.CA
3) "'This system hasn't killed me yet': A roundtable on gendered colonial violence" by Harsha Walia

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Monday, February 16: Palestine Solidarity Working Group Meeting

Time: 7pm
Location: Offices of the Sudbury and District Labour Council (Suite 209 upstairs in 109 Elm Street, which is across the street from the Native Friendship Centre)

Hey all, our next Palestine Solidarity Working Group meeting is Monday, February 16th at 7pm in suite 209 of 109 Elm Street. This space is accessible and children are welcome. Lots of folks are needed to help put together Israeli Apartheid Week, so have a great weekend and hope to see many of you there on Monday!

 
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Wednesday, February 18: "Agogkwe" with Waawaate Fobister

Time: 7pm
Location: Collège Boréal (21 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury)
Cost: $5 for students, $15 general admission

Agokwe (pronounced “agoo-kway; meaning “wise woman” or “Two-Spirited”)  explores unrequited love between teenage boys from neighbouring reserves. Mike is a hockey player and Jake is a traditional dancer. The boys notice each other at the Kenora Shoppers Mall and ultimately connect through a mutual love of movement while Mike is skating and Jake is dancing “like grass blowing in the wind.” They meet briefly at a post hockey-tournament party where they bashfully confess their desire for each other. However youth, distance and isolation strive to pull the threads apart when tragedy intervenes. AGOKWE speaks to bullying, homophobia, unrequited love, social isolation and the lost traditions of the Anishnaabe.

For more information please call 705-688-0500 extension 211 or 216.

You may purchase tickets online, or if you would like to purchase advance tickets in person, visit: Réseau ACCESS Network, 111 Elm Street, Suite 203 Sudbury, Ontario.

This event online:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/agokwe-sudbury-with-waawaate-fobister-ticket...

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Réseau ACCESS Network présente :

Agokwe avec Waawaate Fobister

Agokwe (prononcé « agoo-kway », signifiant « femme sage » ou « bispirituel ») explore l’amour non partagé entre adolescents de réserves voisines. Mike est un joueur de hockey et Jake est un danseur traditionnel. Les garçons se remarquent au centre commercial de Kenora et établissent ultimement un lien grâce à un amour mutuel pour les mouvements, pendant que Mike patine et que Jake danse « comme l’herbe soufflant dans le vent ». Ils se rencontrent brièvement après une fête suivant un tournoi de hockey où ils admettent timidement leur attirance l’un envers l’autre. Cependant, la jeunesse, la distance et l’isolement menacent de tout détruire lorsque la tragédie frappe. AGOKWE porte sur l’intimidation, l’homophobie, l’amour non partagé, l’isolement social et les traditions perdues d’Anishnaabe.

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements, composer le 705 688-0500, poste 211 ou 216.

Vous pouvez acheter des billets en ligne ou, si vous souhaitez acheter des billets à l’avance en personne, visiter: Réseau ACCESS Network, 111, rue Elm, bureau 203 Sudbury (Ontario).

Cet événement en ligne:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/agokwe-sudbury-with-waawaate-fobister-ticket...

 
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Thursday, February 19: Meeting of Sudbury working-group of The Media Co-op

Time: 10am to noon
Location: Main branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library (74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury)
 
At this meeting, we'll continue working on our collaboration with the Sudbury Coalition Against POverty for events in March with visiting author and organizer Chris Dixon; our collaboration with the Sudbury and District Labour Council for a media-related training for local labour activists; and our ongoing work to find a wide-range of interesting and original local content to publish on our site.
 
We encourage anyone and everyone who might be interested in making media themselves, or who recognize that a robust grassroots media infrastructure is essential for social change work being done across a broad range of issues, to come out to the meeting and share your ideas!
 
If you can't make it to the meeting but still think you might want to be involved somehow -- through organizing things, through participating in some of the editorial stuff, through writing or producing other content -- then be in touch with me at the email address above or send a note to grassrootssudburymedia@gmail.com.
 
Find our site at:
http://sudbury.mediacoop.ca/
 
Our callout for content, some of which we might even be able to pay for:
http://sudbury.mediacoop.ca/blog/grassrootssudburymedia/19108
 
Find us on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/GrassrootsMediaCollective

 
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Thursday, February 19: Classroom Closet Conference 2015

Time: 8:30am to 3pm
Location: Holiday Inn (1696 Regent Street, Sudbury)

Promoting safer spaces for two-spirit, queer, transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning individuals.

This FREE, annual, one day workshop gathers students, teachers, educational institution staff, community members, and allies to discuss their roles in creating a safer, positive, and inclusive environment for students and co-workers.

Keynote addresses will be in English, but breakout sessions will be organised into four streams:

-English Educators/Educational Staff/Community Members
-French Educators/Educational Staff/Community Members
-English High School Students
-French High School Students

At lunch time we will be showing a documentary.

A film by Rémy Huberdeau, Transgender Parents is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers.  Some, who transitioned prior to founding their families, experience fertility clinics and hospital births; others, who transitioned in the presence of their kids work to renegotiate their identity and relationships within their families. All are openly out in the world as trans and as parents in ways that weren’t possible 20 years ago.

This will be played in English and closed captioned in English. We ask that when you register, please specify whether or not you will be attending the screening at lunch.

Space is limited, so please register early.

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

A Classroom Closet Conference programme will be issued at the registration desk.

For more information please call: 705-688-0500 ext. 211 or email: christopherg@reseauaccessnetwork.com or carlaj@reseauaccessnetwork.com

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Promouvoir des milieux plus sécuritaires pour les bispirituels, les allosexuels, les transgenres, les lesbiennes, les gais, les bisexuels et les personnes en questionnement.

Cet atelier annuel GRATUIT d'une journée rassemble des élèves, des enseignants, des employés d'établissements scolaires, des partenaires communautaires et des alliés dans le but de discuter de leurs rôles dans la création de milieux plus sécuritaires, positifs et inclusifs pour les élèves et les collègues de travail.

Les allocutions seront données en anglais, mais des séances en petits groupes seront organisées:

-Éducateurs/enseignants/membres de la communauté anglophones
-Éducateurs/enseignants/membres de la communauté francophones
-Élèves d’écoles secondaires anglophones
-Élèves d’écoles secondaires francophones

À l’heure du dîner, nous présenterons un documentaire en anglais, accompagné de sous-titres anglais.

Le film de Rémy Huberdeau, Transgender Parents, est un documentaire sur l’amour, la vie et les enfants après une transition de genre. Il présente les luttes et les forces de plusieurs femmes et hommes transgenres explorant différentes étapes parentales, de la grossesse à l’éducation des nourrissons, des enfants et des adolescents. Certaines personnes, qui ont subi la transition avant de fonder leur famille, vivent l’expérience des cliniques de fertilité et des naissances à l’hôpital; d’autres, qui ont subi la transition en présence de leurs enfants, s’efforcent de redéfinir leur identité et leurs relations au sein de leurs familles.  Toutes les personnes s’affirment ouvertement en tant que transgenres et parents de manières qui, il y a 20 ans, n’auraient pas été possibles.

Au moment de vous inscrire, nous vous demandons de bien vouloir préciser si vous assisterez ou non à la présentation à l’heure du dîner.

Les places sont limitées, veuillez vous inscrire tôt.

Un goûter sera servi.

Un programme pour la conférence Placard de la classe sera disponible au bureau d’inscription.

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements, veuillez appeler le 705 688-0500, poste 211, ou envoyer un courriel à christopherg@reseauaccessnetwork.com ou à carlaj@reseauaccessnetwork.com.

 
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Saturday, February 21: Black History Month Film Screening

Time: 8pm
Location: The Open Studio (93 Cedar Street, Sudbury)

Pariah - a film by Dee Rees

Presented by the Sudbury Ad-Hoc Black History Month Committee

“Set by an infectious, insistent hip-hop beat, Pariah is a stinging street-smart story of an African American teen's struggle to come of age”. (Los Angeles Times)

“Un film beau, si beau, libre et poétique comme un flow de rap’’. (France Inter)

En anglais avec sous-titres en français

Thank you to our co-sponsors

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1610532639180023/
 

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Saturday, February 21: Communist Study Group Session

Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: 84 Station Cafe (84 Elgin Street, Sudbury)

Come out for a revolutionary communist perspective on society, politics and history with comrades from the Revolutionary Student Movement. Learn about the vital issues of the day for students and the working class. Acquire the powerful tools of marxism to understand the world and organize to shape it in service of the world's oppressed masses. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends and comrades!

Check out the RSM - Sudbury page as the date approaches to find out what the readings are:
https://www.facebook.com/RSM.Sudbury

 
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Monday, February 23: Meeting of Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty
 
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Offices of the Sudbury and District Labour Council (Suite 209 upstairs in 109 Elm Street, which is across the street from the Native Friendship Centre)

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Children are welcome to attend, or childcare support is available upon request.

S-CAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. We provide direct-action support work assisting individuals in their struggles with welfare and ODSP, housing, employers, and others who deny people what they are entitled to in order to meet their needs. In addition, we mount campaigns against and support educational work about regressive government policies as they effect working people and people living in poverty. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves. We believe in the power of resistance!

La coalition contre la pauvreté de Sudbury (S-CAP) est un organisme d’action directe luttant contre la pauvreté. Elle se trouve à Sudbury en Ontario.

Le travail de la coalition se base dans l’action directe et consiste à apporter de l’aide aux individus dans leurs luttes pour l’assistance sociale, l’invalidité, le logement, l’emploi et à les aider à faire face aux gens qui leur refusent ce à quoi ils ont droit pour rencontrer leurs besoins. De plus, la coalition fait des compagnes de sensibilisation et de dénonciation par rapport aux politiques gouvernementales régressives quant à leurs effets sur les travailleurs et travailleuses et les personnes vivant dans la pauvreté.

La coalition croit au pouvoir des personnes de s’organiser elles-mêmes; elle croit au pouvoir de la résistance!

Please call us 249-878-7227

Email us at sudburyCAP@gmail.com

Website http://sudburycap.com/

S-CAP on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/257339454351403/

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Thursday, February 26: Meeting of Council of Canadians Sudbury Chapter

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Lasalle Library (1346 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury)

The Sudbury Council of Canadians Chapter is active in our community and we invite you to join us!

The chapter works on a wide variety of issues and Council campaigns, raising awareness on fair trade, clean water, energy and other issues of social and economic concern. We are gearing up for the federal election and are looking at ways to engage people in democracy. We are working to have Sudbury declared a “Blue Community,” standing up for public health care and clean water, and addressing many other local and national issues. Read more on our blog: http://councilofcanadianssudbury.blogspot.ca/.

Please join us for our next chapter meeting. For more information about the chapter, send an email to chapter member Ron Tough at rontough@sympatico.ca.

We hope to see you on February 26!

Sincerely,

André Clement, Sudbury Chapter Chair

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Saturday, February 28: Lads 'N Lashes

Time: 8pm
Location: United Steelworkers Hall (66 Brady Street, Sudbury)
Cost: $35

Réseau ACCESS Network presents: Lads “N Lashes, Toronto’s Drag Troupe & After Party with DJ Chris Gray.

Lads ‘N  Lashes returns to Sudbury on February 28, 2015 for a 4th fabulous year and an all-new show! Music! Comedy! Drag Show! Dancing!

Lads ‘N Lashes is a professional, renowned drag troupe from Toronto and the performers offer spot-on impersonations of your favourite stars like Cher, P!nk, Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Whitney Houston.

A fundraiser for Réseau ACCESS Network’s Food Bank, helping to support those in our community who are affected by HIV and Hepatitis C - tickets are only $35.00 each.

For tickets, please call 705-688-0500 extension 215 or email gwenb@reseauaccessnetwork.com

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Réseau ACCESS Network présente : Lads “N Lashes, La troupe drag de Toronto & Danse après le spectacle avec DJ Chris Gray.

Le spectacle Lads ‘N Lashes revient à Sudbury le 28 février 2015 pour une 4e année fantastique et un tout nouveau spectacle!  Musique! Comédie! Spectacle drag! Danse!

Lads ‘N  Lashes est une troupe de drags professionnelle et renommée de Toronto et les interprètes offrent des personnifications impeccables de vos vedettes préférées, comme Cher, P!nk, Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna et Whitney Houston.

Une collecte de fonds pour la banque alimentaire du Réseau ACCESS Network, pour appuyer les personnes de notre communauté qui sont touchées par le VIH et l’hépatite C - billets seulement 35 $ chacun.

Vous pouvez acheter des billets, composer le 705-688-0500, poste 215  ou envoyer un courriel à  gwenb@reseauaccessnetwork.com

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1408599712770034/

 
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Sunday, March 1: Strategy and Campaign Planning Workshop with Chris Dixon

Time: noon to 3pm
Location: meeting room 1, main branch, Greater Sudbury Public Library
(74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury)
 
Developing strategy – building effective plans of action to win what we want – is one of the biggest challenges we face in organizing for social change. This workshop will offer tools to address this challenge, laying out a strategic organizing framework based in a campaign-planning model. This model focuses on bringing more and more people together on our side while undermining adversaries. It involves collective investigation of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in our context of struggle; a deliberate process of setting goals; an orientation toward tactical escalation; and regular practices of appreciation and evaluation. In this workshop, we will go through this model together, applying it to our current organizing work.
 
Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska and a former resident of Sudbury, is a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies. He serves on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti. Dixon lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Territory, where he is involved in anti-poverty organizing. His new book is Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements, published by University of California Press. Find him at writingwithmovements.com.
 
This workshop is organized by the Sudbury working-group of The Media Co-op and the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty.

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1553204658268585/

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Monday, March 2: Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements

Time: 10am to noon
Location: room 132, West Res, Laurentian University

A talk by former Sudburian Chris Dixon about his new book.

Recent decades have seen the exciting convergence of anti-authoritarian radicalism and broader-based movements in the U.S. and Canada. From this convergence, a growing set of activists – from anti-poverty organizers in Toronto to prison abolitionists in Oakland, from occupy activists in New York to migrant justice organizers in Vancouver – are developing shared politics and practices. They are building “another politics,” to use a Zapatista expression. These efforts combine anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-oppression politics with grassroots organizing among ordinary, non-activist people. Drawing on interviews with organizers across North America, this presentation will explore another politics and distill lessons for building effective, visionary movements.

Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies. He serves on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti. Dixon lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Territory, where he is involved in anti-poverty organizing. His new book is Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements, published by University of California Press. Find him at writingwithmovements.com.

This event is sponsored by the Sudbury working-group of The Media Co-op, the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty, and the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy at Laurentian University.

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/906286682728859/

 
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Monday, March 2: General Meeting of Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury

Time: 7pm
Location: South End branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library (1991 Regent Street, Sudbury)

Please join us for the next general meeting of the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury. All are welcome!

 
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March 2 to 8 (and beyond): International Women's Week - Sudbury (25+ events)

The following listing of events is subject to change. Locations, times, costs, and contact people as noted below.

Facing HIV Project – Réseau ACCES Network (Stephanie Harris) will be displaying photos of people who have supported this campaign. Participants are encouraged to take their own photos holding Facing HIV signs to display in support of ending the stigma of HIV/AIDS.

March 2nd, 10 AM – Bridge event – Join us for a public demonstration to kick off the week for International Women’s Week 2015. We will be heading to Laughing Buddah afterward to enjoy a nice hot cup of hot chocolate or tea. Free! Powerful motivational speech by Dr. Karen Hourtovenko 11 AM.

March 2nd, (all week) 10 AM – NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action (Kaarina Ranta) is hosting “Inspirational Women Interactive Art Piece” where participants will be encouraged to answer questions such as “What makes a woman inspirational? Or “What inspires you?” 36 Elgin St, 2nd floor. 705.222.6472. ext. 305, kranta@nisa.on.ca.

March 2nd - March 6th -HEART & SOUL Training and Reiki Studio, 40 Eyre Street Sudbury - 50% off Regular Price of a Reiki Sessions (50% of $60), $40 for Reiki & Cedar Foot Soak Combos To book your appt call 705-988-3207. Gift Certificates available.

March 2nd, 6PM to 9 PM – Laurentian Women’s Center (Taynia Rainville) is hosting a Body Cast event. Le Fromagerie on Elgin. FREE EVENT & FREE CHEESE - Body Cast Displays and Social Facts & Information. TM_Rainville@laurentian.ca

March 3rd, 1 PM - NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action (Kaarina Ranta) is hosting “Women’s Expressive Art Therapy: Self Esteem”. Participants will draw themselves as a tree to represent how solid and strong they are and the qualities that keep them rooted. 36 Elgin St, 2nd floor. 705.222.6472. ext. 305, kranta@nisa.on.ca.

March 3rd, 7 PM – Sudbury Wolves Game. International Women’s Week Planning Committee is hosting a booth. Free swag to first 500 people who visit our booth. Lots of community resources will be available for your information.

March 4th, 10 AM to 3 PM – YWCA Sudbury is hosting “Her Amazing Race” (Lise Armstrong) Location TBD. During family changes, women and her children are often required to run an amazing race in accessing services in the community in their time of need. Please call to register your team to this “Amazing Race”. 705.674.2210 ext. 302 or email l.armstrong@ywcasudbury.ca.

March 4th, 10 AM – APANO is hosting a wellness day for women. 10am to a 4:30 excercise with a 5:30 meal and then another treat of either body wraps and motivational female speaker after supper. All is free and child care is provided free. This will be held at Better Beginnings Better Futures at 450 Morin street. 705-670-9252 to register....

March 4th, Noon (le 4 mars à midi) – ACFO et Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury (Lyse Lamothe) – diner-conférence Femmes leaders…source d’inspiration présenté par l’honorable Marie-Paule Charrette-Paulin. 9$ pour l’évènement. 19, chemin Frood. 705.670.2166, llamothe@santesudbury.ca .

March 4th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm - YMCA Newcomers Services -Interactive discussion
Jennifer Johnson is the dean of Women studies at Laurentian University and will be coming to engage newcomers in an interactive discussion about women’s rights, women in the Canadian context, and about the importance/meaning of International women’s day. Location of Activity/Event: Newcomers centre
Contact Person: Jennifer Johnson 1-705-673-1730 X 601
Email jljohnson@laurentian.ca

March 5th, 6:30 PM - NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action (Kaarina Ranta) is hosting “M.O.M.S/Mothering Offering Mutual Support Group”. A support group for mothers experiencing PPMD. *Pre-registration is required. 36 Elgin St, 2nd floor. 705.222.6472. ext. 305, kranta@nisa.on.ca.

March 5th, 4:30 PM (le 5 mars, 16 h 30) – Club Accueil âge d’or Azilda et Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury – souper et soirée. 64, avenue Notre Dame Est, Azilda. 25$ par personne. Gaetanne Drolet 705.670.2166, gdrolet@santesudbury.ca

March 5th and 6th, 9 am to 5 pm, Naturally Balanced Wellness (Linda Waugh) is offering 50% off all treatment including Body Talk, Reflexology and Reiki. 1375 Regent St South, Unit 3. 705.561.0709, lindapathtohealth@gmail.com.

March 6th, 6 pm– VERE: Golden Journey (Lizanne Leclair) is hosting an “Intuitive Art Workshop – Honouring our Body” at the Tree of Life North (227 Regent St). All materials included. lizannelecl@live.ca 705.690.1422

March 6th, 10 AM – all day – Tree of Life North (Charmaine Kennedy) is hosting various events including free Animal Totem Readings and other discounts. Donations accepted and will be donated to Sudbury Action Center for Youth (suggested donation $20). 227 Regent St., info@treeoflifenorth.com, 705.671.2000

March 6th, 12PM to 1:30 PM - The Sudbury Women's Centre would like to invite you to join us for our 3rd Annual Women's Day Luncheon at the Howard Johnson. Tickets $30. Tracy DeVos, 705.673.1916, info.sudburywomenscentre@gmail.com.

March 6th, 1 PM - NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action (Kaarina Ranta) is hosting a “Women’s Wisdom Writing Circle”. 36 Elgin St, 2nd floor. 705.222.6472. ext. 305, kranta@nisa.on.ca.

March 6th, 6 to 9 PM (le 6 mars, 18 à 21 h) – Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury (Michelle Bilodeau) - Film “Girl Rising” – le visionnement du film sera suivi d’une activité sur l’affirmation de soi. 19, chemin Frood, Sudbury. 705.670.2166, mbilodeau@santesudbury.ca

March 7th, 10 AM to 6PM – Heart and Soul Training and Reiki Studio (Cynthia Widawski) is offering Reiki and Cedar Foot Soaks. All proceeds to Sisters Helping Sisters. 40 Eyre Street. 705.988.3207, cynthiawidawski@gmail.com.

March 8th, VERE: Golden Journey (Lizanne Leclair) is hosting an “Intuitive Art Workshop – Honouring our Body” at Choice Coaching Canada .All materials included. lizannelecl@live.ca 705.690.1422

March 8th, 10 AM to 2 PM – Sudbury and District Labour Council Women’s Committee – (Treana Campbell) is hosting the SDLC International Women’s Day Brunch at the Radisson Hotel in the Palladium Room. GUEST SPEAKER – Lana Boyuk – Certified Life Coach is offering a talk on “A Return to Self-Care” and Faceless Dolls Workshop. Donations accepted. Silent auction and booths. All proceeds donated to agencies who serve women and children. 705.521.4691, treanacampbell@eastlink.ca. Entry fee per person is $25.00 Please contact Treana at the phone number or email listed above.

March 8th, 1 PM (le 6 mars à 13h), Centre Victoria pour femmes (Sylvie Chouinard) – Thé 20e. Tout en célébrant être femme, on vous invite à un après-midi de photos, de thé et de réflexion sur l’aventure qu’est à la vie. Venez-vous amuser et nous aider à créer un projet souvenir des 20 années du Centre Victoria. (705) 670-2517, Sylvie.chouinard@centrevictoria.ca

March 8th, 2 to 4 PM – At Heart and Soul Training and Reiki Studio (40 Eyre St). Terra Kerani & Kim Rivers is hosting a Soul Care Circle – a workshop designed to inspire a heart-centered approach to spirituality. Enjoy tea, talk, crafts and relaxation. Donations accepted and will be donated to Sisters Helping Sisters (suggested $20). 705.929.1829 or terra@terradesigns.ca

March 1 to March 31 - Passion Parties by Sheila in Sudbury is offering FREE informational parties to enhance a women's awareness to her inner DIVA.
My parties are educational, fun and filled with amazing products for women and men for those moments when you need to feel pampered. All on line sales during IWD customers will get 15% off their entire order. Host a free party during IWD or the month of March get over $50. in free hostess gifts + discounts and prizes at your party.. Contact me
www.sheila.yourpassionconsultant.com

March 19th, 7:30 to 10 PM – Violence Intervention and Prevention Program is hosting their Annual Movie Night – “Invisible War”. This documentary paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem with respect to rape. Ernie Checkers, Thorneloe University. Nancy Horan, 705.675.4743 ext. 1011, nhoran@hsnsudbury.ca

 
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Thursday, March 5: Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance Comedy Night Fundraiser

Time: 7pm
Location: Caruso Club (385 Haig Street, Sudbury)
Cost: $25

The funds raised from this event will support the ongoing work of the Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance.

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Wednesday, March 18: Metis Cultural Day at Laurentian University

Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: LL-102, Living with Lakes Centre, Laurentian University

10am -- Opening Prayer by Juliette Denis, Metis Elder
10am to 12pm -- Marcel Labelle, Senior Artist and Traditional Birch Bark Canoe Builder
12pm to 1pm -- Lunch (provided)
1pm to 3pm -- Christi Belcourt, Michif Artist

NEWS, ANALYSIS & CALLS TO ACTION:

 
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"Anti-First Nations racism in a Manitoulin Island high school"
by Scott Neigh
(From The Media Co-op: http://sudbury.mediacoop.ca/story/anti-first-nations-racism-manitoulin-i...)

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"Remembering the 1950s sit-ins for racial justice in Dresden, Ontario"
(From RankAndFile.CA: http://rankandfile.ca/2015/02/14/weekend-video-remembering-the-dresden-s...)

In Dresden, Ontario businesses refused to comply with the Fair Accommodation Practices Act the same year it was enacted. Ruth Malloy and Bromley Armstrong and other activists from the Toronto-based Joint Labour Committee for Human Rights conducted sit-ins in Dresden restaurants 61 years ago. The sit-ins tested the owners’ non-compliance with the law, and then using that information to urge Premier Frost to eventually press charges against the restaurant owners. The owners were taken to court and the law held; the legal case was Canada’s first successful test of laws making discrimination illegal. Armstrong played a figurative role in the sit-ins, on one occasion calmly demanding service of a bigoted restaurant owner, who was angrily wielding a meat cleaver in his restaurant kitchen.

We present three videos. The first is by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council which an interview withRuth Malloy. The second is a short segment on CBC National which interviews Bromley Armstrong. The third an National Film Board documentary entitled the Dresden Story, which is a documentary made at the time of the sit-ins showcasing racial attitudes in Dresden itself.

United in Fighting Against Anything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WuMZw9JM5tA

How a group stood up for civil rights in an Ontario town: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WuMZw9JM5tA

Dresden Story: https://www.nfb.ca/film/dresden_story

 
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"'This system hasn't killed me yet': A roundtable on gendered colonial violence"
by Harsha Walia
(From Rabble.ca: http://rabble.ca/columnists/2015/02/this-system-hasnt-killed-me-yet-roun...)


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