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Sudbury Social Justice News - March 8, 2015

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EVENTS & ACTIONS:

1) Monday, March 9: Meeting of Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty
2) Tuesday, March 10: Film Showing -- "Roadmap to Apartheid"
3) Tuesday, March 10: 'Know Your Workplace Rights' Workshop for Women
4) Wednesday, March 11: Public Lecture -- "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) in the fight against apartheid: From South Africa to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine"
5) Thursday, March 12: Film Showing -- "The Gatekeepers"
6) Friday, March 13: FSP does TDK Drag Show
7) Saturday, March 14: Protest to Stop Bill C-51    ***UPDATED***
8) Wednesday, March 18: Metis Cultural Day at Laurentian University
9) Thursday, March 19: Free Meal & Speak-out re. Problems with the Sudbury Shelter System
10) Tuesday, March 24: Student Walk-out and Day of Action

NEWS, ANALYSIS & CALLS TO ACTION:

1)  "Quebec feminists denounce pervasive online threats" by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
2) "Reimagining Feminism on International Women's Day" by Harsha Walia

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Monday, March 9: 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.

Matters to be discussed include: the March 19th speak out against homelessness and the shelter system and free meal event; the S-CAP 3, the Raise the Rates campaign and the upcoming strategy meeting in Toronto, affordable housing, meeting with Liberal MPP Glenn Thibeault, and our direct action support work.

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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Tuesday, March 10: Film Showing -- "Roadmap to Apartheid"

Time: 11:30am
Location: Room L712, Laurentian University

This film showing is part of the sixth annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

The main objective of IAW is to educate the public about the Palestinian people's struggle against the apartheid nature of Israeli state policies towards the Palestinian people, including separate roads for Palestinians and Israelis, separate schools, separate neighbourhoods, separate and unique identity cards, and even separate Palestinian and Israeli license plates. Last summer's brutal military assault on the Gaza Strip by Israel is only the latest reminder that the world's governments and mainstream media do not hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law. The State of Israel has maintained an illegal siege on the Gaza Strip for over seven years, severely restricting the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory.

IAW is organized locally by the Palestinian Solidarity Working Group. The Sudbury community is invited to all IAW events. Please note that IAW organizers focus on education and are opposed to any form of bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. For more information, email Reuben Roth at rroth@laurentian.ca.

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Tuesday, March 10: 'Know Your Workplace Rights' Workshop for Women

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre (110 Elm Street, Sudbury)

Join us for an evening of information about your workplace rights! This is part of International Women's Day events.

- Ask questions related to employment standards
- Have a discussion about workplace issues
- See how precarious jobs are affecting women

Beverages and snacks will be provided. Parking available and accessibility friendly space. All are welcome!

Please RSVP to sudburyworkerscentre@gmail.com or 705-470-3323

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Wednesday, March 11: Public Lecture -- "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) in the fight against Apartheid: From South Africa to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine"

Time: 11am
Location: Room L516, Laurentian University

This public lecture by Dr. Gary Kinsman (who has himself been involved in anti-apartheid organizing in Canada both during the era of the earlier movement focused on South Africa and in the more recent movement focused on the Israeli occupation of Palestine) is part of the sixth annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Dr. Kinsman will talk about the importance of organizing measures for boycott, divestment, and sanctions in both movements.

The main objective of IAW is to educate the public about the Palestinian people's struggle against the apartheid nature of Israeli state policies towards the Palestinian people, including separate roads for Palestinians and Israelis, separate schools, separate neighbourhoods, separate and unique identity cards, and even separate Palestinian and Israeli license plates. Last summer's brutal military assault on the Gaza Strip by Israel is only the latest reminder that the world's governments and mainstream media do not hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law. The State of Israel has maintained an illegal siege on the Gaza Strip for over seven years, severely restricting the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory.

IAW is organized locally by the Palestinian Solidarity Working Group. The Sudbury community is invited to all IAW events. Please note that IAW organizers focus on education and are opposed to any form of bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. For more information, email Reuben Roth at rroth@laurentian.ca.

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Thursday, March 12: Film Showing -- "The Gatekeepers"

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Room C206, Laurentian University

This film showing is part of the sixth annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

The main objective of IAW is to educate the public about the Palestinian people's struggle against the apartheid nature of Israeli state policies towards the Palestinian people, including separate roads for Palestinians and Israelis, separate schools, separate neighbourhoods, separate and unique identity cards, and even separate Palestinian and Israeli license plates. Last summer's brutal military assault on the Gaza Strip by Israel is only the latest reminder that the world's governments and mainstream media do not hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law. The State of Israel has maintained an illegal siege on the Gaza Strip for over seven years, severely restricting the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory.

IAW is organized locally by the Palestinian Solidarity Working Group. The Sudbury community is invited to all IAW events. Please note that IAW organizers focus on education and are opposed to any form of bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. For more information, email Reuben Roth at rroth@laurentian.ca.

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Friday, March 13: FSP does TDK Drag Show

Time: 9pm to 2am
Location: Zig's (54 Elgin Street)
Cost: $10 at the door ($5 for Laurentian students when you buy them in advance through Laurentian Pride)

Fierté Sudbury PRIDE presents THE TORONTO DRAG KINGS!

The Hotties of TDK
Cameron, Tyler, Blake and Brian are coming to Zigs!!!

Did you see them at World Pride 2014 all over the stages?
Have you caught their weekly show in Toronto?

You don't want miss this Fantastic High Energy Dance Your Ass Off Sizzling Sexy Show!!

HAPPY PRIDE Laurentian University!!!!!!

TICKETS: $10 @ the door $5 for LU students (available in advance through Laurentian Pride)

9pm Doors
10pm show (come early if you want a seat)

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1607649786115958/

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*** UPDATED ***

Saturday, March 14: Sudbury Protest to Stop Bill C-51 

Time: 1pm
Location: Sudbury Court House (155 Elm Street, Sudbury)

The Sudbury chapter of the Council of Canadians is inviting people to attend a demonstration against Bill C-51 at the Sudbury Court House starting at 1pm.

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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

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Thursday, March 19: Free Meal & Speak-out re. Problems with the Sudbury Shelter System

Time: 4pm to 6pm
Location: Aboriginal People's Alliance of Northern Ontario, or APANO (Unit 103, 66 Elm Street, Sudbury)

This event will involve a free pasta meal and a speak-out against homelessness and against the problems with the Sudbury shelter system.

The event is being organized by the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty. All are welcome. For more information, call us at 249-878-7227 or email us at sudburyCAP@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, March 24: Student Walk-out and Day of Action

Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Be part of the Sudbury activities of this Pan-Canadian Day of Action in solidarity with Quebec students and against austerity. Walk out of your class with fellow students all across the campus, and join us for a rally. Details TBA.

NEWS, ANALYSIS & CALLS TO ACTION:

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"Quebec feminists denounce pervasive online threats"
by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
(From the Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/03/06/quebec-feminists-denounce-pervasive-online-threats.html)

 

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"Reimagining Feminism on International Women's Day"
by Harsha Walia
(From Rabble.ca: http://rabble.ca/columnists/2015/03/reimagining-feminism-on-international-womens-day)


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