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Sudbury Social Justice News - March 29, 2015

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EVENTS & ACTIONS:

1) Monday, March 30: Court Support for the S-CAP 3
2) Monday, April 13: Meeting of Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty
3) Wednesday, April 15: Fight for $15 and Fairness
4) Saturday, April 25: Earth Day Sudbury 2015

NEWS, ANALYSIS & CALLS TO ACTION:

1) "Know Farm Workers, Know Food: A Food Justice & Food Sovereignty Approach" by Anelyse Weller
2) "People gather in support of protecting our water on World Water Day" by Naomi Grant

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Monday, March 30: Court Support for the S-CAP 3

Time: 9:30am
Location: Tom Davies Square (200 Brady Street, Sudbury)

The S-CAP 3 have a brief appearance in court on Monday, March 30, at Tom Davies Square at 9:30.  The three were arrested in January at the Out of the Cold shelter for advocating for a man who was barred from the shelter even though it is supposed to be a space for anybody who needs it.  The arrests were unjustified and heavy-handed and S-CAP sees this as part of the ongoing criminalisation of people living in poverty and their advocates. If you are able, please come out and show your support for the three who were arrested.

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Monday, April 13: 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 shelter campaign and discussing how to move forward in the fight against homelessness in Sudbury. We need more people to join in our organizing so please come out if you can.

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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Wednesday, April 15: Fight for $15 and Fairness

Time: 5:30pm
Location: The Laughing Buddha (194 Elgin Street, Sudbury)

Join us for a discussion on:
    - The effects of casual labour and unstable work
    - Changes we want to see in the Employment Standards Act for fair work practices
    - How is this contributing to poverty? Where are the gaps in the law?
    - Learn more about the Sudbury Workers Education and Action Centre, the Campaign, and how you can make a difference

Students! Part-time workers! Contract workers! Non-unionized workers! Foreign workers! Temp agency workers! -- This event is for you!!!

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

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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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"Know Farm Workers, Know Food: A Food Justice & Food Sovereignty Approach"
by Anelyse Weller
(From SustainOntario.com: http://sustainontario.com/2015/03/28/26301/news/know-farm-workers-know-f...)

 

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"People gather in support of protecting our water on World Water Day"
by Naomi Grant
(From The Media Co-op -- see the link for photos: http://sudbury.mediacoop.ca/photo/people-gather-support-protecting-our-w...)


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