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Sudbury Social Justice News - March 15, 2015

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EVENTS & ACTIONS:

1) Wednesday, March 18: Metis Cultural Day at Laurentian University
2) Thursday, March 19: Free Meal & Speak-out re. Problems with the Sudbury Shelter System
3) Thursday, March 19: Sudbury working-group of The Media Co-op Meeting
4) Monday, March 23: Meeting of Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty
5) Tuesday, March 24: Student Walk-out and Day of Action
6) Saturday, April 25: Earth Day Sudbury 2015

NEWS, ANALYSIS & CALLS TO ACTION:

1) "A few more words about Bill C-51 – a discussion blog for organizers and activists" by Syed Hussan

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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 (both vegetarian and meat) 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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Thursday, March 19: Sudbury working-group of The Media Co-op Meeting
 
Time: 10am to noon
Location: Main branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library (74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury)
 
At this meeting, we'll debrief regarding our collaboration with the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty on two recent events, we'll strategize about next steps, and we'll talk about 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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Monday, March 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.

Matters to be discussed include: evaluating the March 19th speak out against homelessness and the shelter system and free meal event and how to move the struggle forward; the S-CAP 3, a report on the the Raise the Rates campaign 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

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

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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.

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Saturday, April 25: Earth Day Sudbury 2015

Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: Sudbury Secondary School (85 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury)

Discover the innovative, green initiatives developed in Greater Sudbury over the last 10 years , explore many ways to enhance your green lifestyle now, and add your hopes and dreams for the next 10 years. Enjoy local bands and local and cultural foods. There will be a vibrant children’s area, and many ways to participate as a family. Stay tuned for more details!

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1538731369737293/

NEWS, ANALYSIS & CALLS TO ACTION:

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A few more words about Bill C-51 – a discussion blog for organizers and activists
by Syed Hussan
(From Rabble.ca: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/hussan/2015/03/few-more-words-about-bill...)


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