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Sudbury Social Justice News - September 13, 2015

Blog posts reflect the views of their authors.

[Just a quick reminder that Gabriel Keresztesi, who can be reached at r97gek@mun.ca, will henceforth be the custodian of the Sudbury Social Justice News update list, and will be posting his first update in that role soon. Please be sure to send him information about any social justice and environmental events you're involved in organizing in the Sudbury area.

With thanks and solidarity,

 -- Scott Neigh]

EVENTS & MEETINGS:

1) Thursday, September 17: Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury Fall Planning Meeting
2) Friday, September 18: 10th Annual Anishnawbe Kweg Water Journey
3) Friday, October 2: Harvest Feast - Celebrating Local Food, Local Music and Local Art
4) Saturday, October 3: Global March for Elephants and Rhinos - Sudbury

NEWS, ANALYSIS  & CALLS TO ACTION:

1) Call for get-out-the-vote volunteers from Council of Canadians - Sudbury
2) "Standing tall, thinking clearly: Threats against feminists at University of Toronto" by Bonnie Burstow

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Thursday, September 17: Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury Fall Planning Meeting
 
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: Social Planning Council Boardroom (30 Ste. Anne Road, Sudbury)

This is when we take all the great vision and ideas from our AGM and decide what we're taking on for the year. So come share some food, meet good people, and help us chart our course for the year.

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/936317143100399/

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Friday, September 18: 10th Annual Anishnawbe Kweg Water Journey
 
Time: 6am to 9am (and then potluck feast later in the day -- see below)
Location: Ramsey Lake, Sudbury

Walk for the Water!

Relay style journey around Bitigamasing/Ramsey Lake to raise awareness of the sacredness of our water and the need to respect and protect our Water.

Friday September 18th

6 am: Sunrise ceremony at the tipi at Founder's Square, Laurentian University

Followed by the ceremonial walk around Bitigamasing/Ramsey Lake. Check points along the way for walkers to join and depart, with shuttle assistance (map and schedule to come). Those coming later than 6 am can park along the path or park at wait at Canisius Hall. Shuttle service will be provided for during or after the walk.

1 pm: Potluck Feast, Canisius Hall, University of Sudbury, $6 parking available.

Please bring a skirt, grandmother drums and shakers, snacks, WATER, giveaway gift and your favourite dish for the feast.

For more info, or to volunteer, please contact:
Annette Christo, 705-671-0601
Andrea Dokis, 705-675-1596 x. 250
Geesohns Manitowabi, 705-675-1596 x. 232

The walk is in partnership with the University of Sudbury, the Department of Indigenous Studies, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, Greater Sudbury Police Services, Aboriginal Student Affairs and Laurentian University.

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/170536153281203/

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Friday, October 2: Harvest Feast - Celebrating Local Food, Local Music and Local Art
 
Time: 5:30pm
Location: College Boreal (21 boulevard Lasalle, Sudbury)
Cost: Individual tickets are about $80 apiece and can be ordered online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/eat-local-sudbury-harvest-feast-tickets-1815....

Eat Local Sudbury is proud to announce our 1st Annual Harvest Feast. Harvest Feast is a celebration of our creative community with local food, art and music.

ITINERARY

5:30- Regional Feature Cocktail Hour
Enjoy Ontario Wines, Spirits and Local Stack Beer while perusing the display of featuring local art which will be open for bids starting at 5:30pm, accompanied by live music.

6:30 - Local Food Champion Awards Ceremony
**VOTE HERE ow.ly/RL8eW **
A celebration of local food champions voted by the public.

The following People's Choice Awards will be delivered:
1. Restaurant, Institution or Public Space using local food on their menu
2. Individual who has made an impact on the development of the local food system
3. New Farmer within the first 5 years of operation
4. Organization working to shape good food for the future
**VOTE HERE ow.ly/RL8eW **

7pm - Local Food Feast
A delicious assortment of locally featured ingredients prepared by the Coop Boreal team, featuring items from great farms such as:
-Burt Farm Country Meats- Manitoulin Island
-Leisure Farms - Sturgeon Falls
-Field Good Farms - Cache Bay
-Desbarats Country Produce - Sault Ste. Marie

Attendees have a choice of an omnivore dinner and a vegetarian gluten-free meal which will accommodate most common food intolerance's and choices.

All proceeds to benefit Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative.

Tickets can be purchased online (link above) or at Eat Local Sudbury.
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We are seeking LOCAL ARTISTS

VIEW FORM ow.ly/Rsi6D.

ARTISTS: If you are interested in providing art to this celebration complete and submit the above form by September 04, 2015.

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/515915945230982/

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Saturday, October 3: Global March for Elephants and Rhinos - Sudbury

Time: noon
Location: Starting from Memorial Park (downtown Sudbury)

March for Elephants and Rhinos!

Will you come and march with us on October 3rd 2015 on behalf of the Earth's disappearing majesty? Elephants and rhinos are being poached to extinction. Let's march on this day to reverse the trend. You can also visit Sudbury Saves Elephants <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sudbury-Saves-Elephants/247030748828957> and http://www.March4ElephantsAndRhinos.org/ <http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.March4ElephantsAndRhinos.org%2F&h=nAQGoHMSR&enc=AZN8J2aBX-8SzF1YKqUyGClv3XWHuD0oJ7BpZu7MFAS012x-n_yt92d2NJpb6NLKZ9Q&s=1> for more information.

This event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/369441299920796/

NEWS, ANALYSIS  & CALLS TO ACTION:

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Call for get-out-the-vote volunteers from Council of Canadians - Sudbury

The Sudbury Chapter of the Council of Canadians is looking for volunteers to assist in our campaign to encourage folks to get out and vote on October the 19th. With just slightly more than 60% of eligible voters voting in the previous federal election and with only one third of youth voters exercising their rights, the Council of Canadians is, through a variety of measures, trying to encourage more people to vote especially in this very important election. The result can have a very significant impact on the future of this country. Those people that are interested in making a contribution are asked to contact Andre Clement at andredrc57@gmail.com.

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"Standing tall, thinking clearly: Threats against feminists at University of Toronto"
by Bonnie Burstow
(From Rabble.ca: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/bonnie-burstow/2015/09/standing-tall-thi...)


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