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Sudbury Social Justice News - July 14, 2015

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1) July 17 to July 26: Fierté Sudbury Pride Week 2015


1) Participate in the Fighting for Fairness Contest!
2) Donate/Volunteer to Support Labour Day Celebrations


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)
                            10pm -- Pride Idol Karaoke Contest (Zigs Bar, 19+ event)

Wednesday, July 22, 6pm -- SACY Youth Coffee House (location TBD)
                                 8pm -- FSP Open Mic Night (Fromagerie Elgin)
10pm -- Dirty Bingo with Dusty Dillhole (Zigs Bar)

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)
10pm - Kicx for Kids hosted by MC Marx (Zigs Bar)

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)
9pm -- Lady Anya Face Drag Show (Zigs Bar)

Saturday, July 25, 12noon -- Pride Day in the Park (Memorial Park)
                               5pm -- Pride March (Downtown Sudbury)
                               9pm -- Zigs Pirdepalooza (Zigs Bar)

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:



Participate in the Fighting for Fairness Contest!
from the Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre
(To enter, visit SWEAC's Facebook page:


“What is wrong with Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA)?”

Comment on this post on the SWEAC Facebook page at with your answer and SHARE our page, and you will be entered into the draw for your chance to WIN great prizes!! 

Prizes include some awesome S.W.E.A.C SWAG, two Science North tickets - "Discover the Ice Age", and more!

Encourage your friends to join the contest and let us know what they want to see changed in the ESA too!

Examples: "Ontario shouldn't have a student wage" "Exemptions around overtime should not exist" ...

Your answers will help us shape our presentation to the "Changing Workplaces Review" panel in Sudbury on July 23rd, 2015.

Contest closes July 22nd at 3pm. Only one entry per person. Goodluck to all! THANK YOU


Donate/Volunteer to Support Labour Day Celebrations

Planning for this year’s Labour Day at Bell Park is being centralized through the Sudbury and District Labour Council!

We are respectfully encouraging your local to donate to our Labour Day celebration. Your support will allow us to have games, vendors, entertainment and more during the celebration.

To help us budget for this year’s event, please let us know your intent to donate by Friday July 10, 2015.

Donations must be submitted by cheque made payable to the Sudbury & District Labour Council.

The request is to be as generous as you can afford to be. We want to build in the success in the past at Bell Park. The amount of money we collect will determine what will be possible this Labour Day.

We are also looking for volunteers to help throughout the day. If you are interested in volunteering please send us an email at or call our office 705-674-1223.


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