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Sudbury Social Justice News - June 14, 2015

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1) Monday, June 15: reThink Green Annual General Meeting (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME!)
2) Saturday, June 20: March to Repeal Bill C-51
3) Thursday, June 25: Volunteer Orientation Day for Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre
4) Thursday, June 25: Council of Canadians Meeting
5) Saturday, June 27: Myths and Mirrors Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser
6) July 17 to July 26: Fierté Sudbury Pride Week 2015


1) "A truly green economy requires alliance between labour and Indigenous people" by Harsha Walia
2) Water samplers needed!


Monday, June 15: reThink Green Annual General Meeting (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME!)

Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: The Green Room (3rd floor, 176 Larch Street, Sudbury. Please note that this venue is not wheelchair accessible.)

ReThink Green's Annual General Meeting will take place on *Monday June 15 7-9 pm in the Green Room*  (176 Larch Street Rm 301). Among other things we will be presenting:

 * A summary of current and planned programs
 * A financial update
 * Opportunities for input into our strategic plan
 * Election of the new board

Coffee, tea, and tasty treats will be provide.

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Saturday, June 20: March to Repeal Bill C-51

Time: 1pm
Location: Starting from the Rainbow Centre Mall in downtown Sudbury

This will be a March For Freedom and a demand to Repeal Bill C51.

Despite the fact that Bill C51 passed the Senate vote, we remain in opposition to a government who clearly has decided it is no longer "for the people". We continue to oppose a police state Canada based on fear and intimidation, and continue to gather in Unity and Defiance. Together , united across Canada we gather once again to say "NO !! to Harper's Police State" !!! Thank you all for your support, whether veterans of the C51 Opposition movement, or new... We welcome you in Unity and Solidarity !! Thank you for risking your rights to protect the rights of ALL Canadians !!

We will gather at the Rainbow Centre ... from there we will march up to Lone st and loop back back down to Elgin st. We will march down Elgin to the Samaritan Centre and then to Paris st. From Paris st, we will march back to the rainbow centre.

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Thursday, June 25: Volunteer Orientation Day for Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre
Time: First session -- noon to 1pm; Second session -- 5pm to 6pm
Location: Suite 209, 109 Elm Street, Sudbury

Interested in giving back to your community? Want to make a difference? Want to gain new skills? Want to attend festivals? Need volunteer hours fro school?

We have some great opportunities for you!

Please join us for a Volunteer Orientation Day and learn all about the Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre (SWEAC) and how you can make a difference for the workers in your community.

We are holding two sessions in one day -- please register for ONE of them. Thank-you!

When? Thursday, June 25th, 2015
First session: noon to 1pm
Second session: 5pm to 6pm

Where? 109 Elm Street, Suite 209 (upstairs), Sudbury

Parking in the back & accessible space.

Food & beverages will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Register by calling 705-470-3323 or send us an email at

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Thursday, June 25: Council of Canadians Meeting
Time: 6:30pm
Location: South End Library (1991 Regent Street, Sudbury)

This will be a general meeting of the Sudbury Chapter of the Council of Canadians. All are welcome!


Saturday, June 27: Myths and Mirrors Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

Time: 9pm to 5am
Location: Fromagerie Elgin (5 Cedar Street, Sudbury; entry from Elgin)

Dust off your dancing shoes and get your outfit ready for Myths and Mirrors Community Arts’ 3rd Annual Dance-A-Thon on Saturday June 27 from 9PM to 5AM at Fromagerie Elgin.

There will be DJ’s, prizes, awards, dance offs, costumes, snacks and, of course a little art making!

Get you team (of up to 4 folks) together, pick a theme and get your costumes in order or collect your pledges and just come as you are (we will bring some costume pieces for folks who didn't know they wanted to get jazzed up!)



DANCE! Register to dance, make a team if you like, have fun, come to an amazing art infused dance party and stay as long as you'd like!

SPONSOR! Don't feel like dancing? That's OK, you can donate to the fundraiser here: <>

CONTRIBUTE A PRIZE! Contribute a prize that will add to the evening! Contact us at or 705 222 1305 to arrange pickup!

We appreciate you support and all contributions large and small; they all help us reach our goal!

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July 17 to July 26: Fierté Sudbury Pride Week 2015

The following week of events have been planned for this year's Pride celebrations in Sudbury:

Friday, July 17, 11am --  Flag Raising (Tom Davies Square)

Saturday, July 18, 2pm -- Snobears BBQ (Carmichael Community Centre)

Tuesday, July 21, 6:15pm -- Reseau Access Network Movie Night: *United in Anger* (The Open Studio)

Wednesday, July 22, 6pm -- SACY Youth Coffee House (location TBD)
                                 8pm -- FSP Open Mic Night (Fromagerie Elgin)

Thursday, July 23, 1pm -- FSP Community Round Table & Conference (Sudbury Theatre Centre)
                              7pm -- FSP Community Kudos with special guest performer Evalyn Parry (Sudbury Theatre Centre)

Friday, July 24, 1pm -- TG Innersevles Presents Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo (Steelworkers Hall)
                    7:30pm -- FSP Pride Prom with celebrity guest host and DJ Miss Fluffy Soufle (Sudbury Theatre Centre)

Saturday, July 25, 12noon -- Pride Day in the Park (Memorial Park)
                               5pm -- Pride March (Downtown Sudbury)

Sunday, July 26, 10am -- Spirit of Pride with special guest facilitator Gerry Copeman (Sudbury Theatre Centre)

These events summarized in a shareable image on Facebook:



"A truly green economy requires alliance between labour and Indigenous people"
by Harsha Walia
(From Richocet:


Water samplers needed!

The  Invading Species Awareness Program wants you!

Invading Species Watch is a free, volunteer-based lake monitoring program for aquatic invading species.

The program offers local residents, cottagers, and property owners the unique opportunity to monitor their lakes for the presence of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels and spiny waterflea.
For more information on the Invading Species Watch Program, visit their website
Interested volunteers should contact the Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 or email us for more information or to request a kit.

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