The Stand Community Organizing Centre is a place for people and groups to take a stand by sharing knowledge, resources, and mutual support to work towards social, environmental, and economic justice.
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At The Stand, we’re entering 2019 more motivated than ever to nurture hope and solidarity amongst the people and groups seeking social, environmental, and economic justice.
In the last few months, we’ve seen a wave of new faces signing up as members, volunteers, and sustainer donors. If you'd like to get more involved this year, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the groups and campaigns you can join to take action on climate justice or a range of other social and economic justice issues.
In 2019, we’ll be hosting regular gatherings for coalition building amongst groups working on various issues, starting with our Annual General Meeting and potluck on February 10, 12:00 -3:00 pm (location TBD).
Use The Stand’s Community Calendar to keep track of these gatherings and other justice-related events happening around Saskatoon.
A BIG THANK YOU to Bryce Holcomb, the dedicated member who's been volunteering to keep the calendar up to date! Send your justice-related events to share in the calendar and newsletter: email@example.com.
Do you feel encouraged by the work of The Stand and the groups we're supporting? Read on to the bottom to see the ways, big and small, that you can help strengthen our ecosystem of justice seeking groups and organizations.
But first, check out these updates on the great work that groups are doing...
-- Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Following the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, this popular paraphrase of Rabbi Shapiro reflects both the sorrow and commitment to resist giving in to hatred and division that many of us have been grappling with in recent days.
We at The Stand have been watching world events unfold with the same concern as so many members of our community. Issues of climate change, the election of far-right governments in Canada and abroad, and political violence dominate the headlines and leaving many of us feeling overwhelmed.
As the gravity of injustice intensifies, so does our conviction to organize - building relationships and alternatives that foster hope and bring to life a better vision of the world built on justice and inclusion.
This fall, we continue our work to help build these alternatives by bringing together grassroots groups to better network, share resources, and work together to use our collective power for positive change on social, environmental, and economic justice.
Keep scrolling for just a few highlights. If you like what you see, there are many ways - small and large - that you can help keep The Stand growing. Details are at the end of this email.
Co-working at The Stand
The Stand’s co-working space is an open-concept work space that you can access with day or month passes for your individual work and to network with others. Ideal for community organizers, advocates, artists, freelancers, and other mobile workers.
Includes: wifi, kitchenette, printer.
Hours: Mon-Wed 10AM-6PM, Thurs-Sun 10AM-8PM, closed Sundays.
The one-month pass includes up to 50 pages of printing free and a two-hour meeting booking.
*Subsidies available. Please inquire.