Sudbury Social Justice News - June 10, 2012.

Jun 10, 2012

Sudbury Social Justice News - June 10, 2012.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS:

1) Wednesday, June 13: Defend Democracy -- Rally to Oppose Bill C-38
2) Wednesday, June 13: Casseroles Sudbury
3) Friday, June 15: "Picture our Lakes" Photo Contest Deadline
4) Saturday, June 16: From Writing to Photography: Building Your Skill Set
5) Saturday, June 16: Eat Local Sudbury's Annual General Meeting (for members only)
6) Tuesday, June 19: Stop the Cuts! Community Gathering and Rally in Sudbury organized by Mamaweswen, the North Shore Tribal Council
7) Wednesday, June 20: Social Planning Council Annual General Meeting

NEWS, ANALYSIS, & CALLS TO ACTION:

1) "Where Next for the Quebec Mobilizations? Debate Opens on Strategic Perspectives" by Richard Fidler
2) ReThink Green Job Posting -- Program Director

EVENTS & MEETINGS:

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Wednesday, June 13: Defend Democracy -- Rally to Oppose Bill C-38

Time: 5:30pm
Location: 233 Brady Street, Sudbury (outside Glenn Thibeault's NEW constituency office)

Canadians across the country are organizing to protest the anti-democratic omnibus "budget" bill. Join us this Wednesday to express your concerns about the bill. We only need 13 Conservative MPs to reject it - the vote is expected to happen this week.

Information:

The current budget bill C-38 is a 450 page document that includes changes to over 70 existing laws. These changes impact all Canadians:

- New Canadians and their families through changes to immigration policies and the elimination of 280,000 current applications

- Pensioners with cuts to Old Age Security and an increase to the age of eligibility

- Our future generations with nearly one third of the budget focussed on weakening legislation that determines how Canadians monitor, protect, and regulate the health of ecosystems

Hiding these changes in a budget bill limits debate and undermines democracy.

What does YOUR Canada look like?

This event on FaceBook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/323727264374466/

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Wednesday, June 13: Casseroles Sudbury

Time: 8pm to 8:30pm
Location: TBA

A weekly pots-and-pans demonstration in solidarity with the students and people of Quebec. The location changes every week, and it seems that the best way to find out where it is going to be is to check the FaceBook event (linked below) on Tuesday or earlier on Wednesday.

This event on FaceBook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/220047601447004/

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Friday, June 15: "Picture our Lakes" Photo Contest Deadline

The entry deadline for the sixth "Picture our Lakes" community photography contest hosted by the Northern Artist Gallery (Artists on Elgin) is coming up fast. This contest is open to all citizens and visitors to the community and will help to celebrate the many lakes within Greater Sudbury. Students are especially encouraged to enter.

Individuals are asked to submit photos that capture the beauty of Greater Sudbury's lakes. The contest deadline is June 15, 2012. Members of the public will be invited to visit the Northern Artist Gallery (Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin Street) to view the entries and vote for their favourite photos.  Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from the "citizens' choice" finalists and announced in August.

Winning photos, as well as those that receive honourable mention, will be featured in a "Picture our Lakes" 2013 calendar, which will be sold throughout the city. The overall winner will be featured on the cover of the calendar. Some of the winning photos, with credit given to the photographer, will be shared with community stakeholders for the purposes of promoting Greater Sudbury, and will be displayed in the Living with Lakes Centre.

Contest rules and entry forms are available here: http://www.artistsonelgin.ca/artist/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=OlwT5JwPei... and at Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin St.  For further information, please visit www.artistsonelgin.ca .

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Saturday, June 16: From Writing to Photography: Building Your Skill Set

Time: Saturday, June 16, 10:15 – 1:45.
Location: Greater Sudbury Public Library (main branch on Mackenzie, downstairs meeting room)

Are you interested in telling local stories? Do you want to gain confidence in creating journalistic stories,  and hone your writing and photography skills?

Join ‘Grassroots Sudbury Media Collective’ for a morning of workshops. Lara Bradley (former Sudbury Star journalist) will share story writing and interview skills, while Cait Mitchell (photographer) will share photography and photo essay skills.

RSVP grassrootssudburymedia@gmail.com to save your spot (there is no fee to register).

10:30:  Alternative Media (Scott Neigh):   what is alternative media, and how does it differ from main stream media

10:45:  Journalism Intensive (Lara Bradley): A workshop on writing well, interviewing techniques, and codes of conduct.

12:00:  break for snacks and conversation (snacks provided)

12:30:  Creating photo essays (Cait Mitchell):  Photographs are powerful ways to collect and disseminate information.  The photo-essay is inherently influenced by the decisions made and opinions held by the photographer. Through this workshop we aim to better understand how to approach the telling of stories through photographs.

This event on FaceBook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/321813321232194/

Grassroots Sudbury Media Collective on FaceBook:
http://www.facebook.com/GrassrootsMediaCollective

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Saturday, June 16: Eat Local Sudbury's Annual General Meeting (for members only)

Time: 3pm to 5pm
Location: 176 Larch Street, Sudbury, Ontario

At the AGM we will be unveiling our three year business plan which is the result of our membership visioning sessions in 2011/2012.

The business plan and three years of cash flow budgets have been circulated to members and will be discussed at the meeting. We are also proposing to amend the by-laws and incorporating documents of the organization. Members only may vote at the meeting, but memberships will be available for purchase immediately prior to the meeting.

Please join us to shape the future of Eat Local Sudbury.

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

For more information call 705-521-6717 or email info@eatlocalsudbury.com.

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Tuesday, June 19: Stop the Cuts! Community Gathering and Rally

Time: 12 noon
Location: Starting from Sudbury Arena and walking to MPP Rick Bartolucci's office

Have your say!

Starting July 1st, Ontario Works agencies will have less money available to put into the hands of people in crisis situations.

People in First Nations and smaller northern communities will be hard hit as they have limited access to other agencies that can offer assistance.

You can do your part! Attend this rally to show your support for Ontario's most vulnerable.

For more information contact Elizabeth Richer at 705-692-9771 ext. 1.

Organized by Mamaweswen, the North Shore Tribal Council -- Seven First Nations communites strong!

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Wednesday, June 20: Social Planning Council Annual General Meeting

Time: 5:30pm Welcome, 6-7pm dinner, 7-8pm AGM
Location: Howard Johnson, 50 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario
Cost: $25/person

"Austerity is the Wrong Solution for our Times"

We are pleased to welcome Trish Hennessy of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She will provide solid evidence of the impact of income inequality in our country and an alternative plan.

Trish Hennessy is a former journalist who, as director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' income inequality project specializes in the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us. Trish has a B.A. in Sociology from Carleton University and a Master's degree in Sociology from OISE/University of Toronto.

Please register by contacting Jody Tverdal at 705-675-3894 or jtverdal@spcsudbury.ca.

NEWS, ANALYSIS, & CALLS TO ACTION:

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"Where Next for the Quebec Mobilizations? Debate Opens on Strategic Perspectives" by Richard Fidler
From Socialist Project: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/650.php

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ReThink Green Job Posting -- Program Director

reThink Green is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Director.  This is a one year contract with the option for renewal.  The posting will close on Friday June 22nd at 4:30.  Please forward resumes and covering letter to jobs@rethinkgreen.ca

For details, follow this link:
http://www.rethinkgreen.ca/Joomla/images/Program%20Director.pdf