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January-February Issue - fully available online today!
As part of the Sask Dispatch, this edition includes "Decarbonized, democratized, decolonized," a review of The Just Transitions Summit and critique of the NDP's climate action plan, written by The Stand Coordinator, Bonnie Heilman.
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The Saskatoon Anti-Fascist Education and Action Committee presents...
7 - 9 pm Friday, January 4
The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre (609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon)
“In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, this group is bringing its own voice into the conversation and presenting themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.” - National Film Board of Canada
Join SAFE-AC for this free screening and discussion of how indigenous issues intersect with anti-fascism. Snacks will be provided
More info on the Facebook Event Page.
Next Up Saskatchewan presents...
4-7pm on Sundays, January - April
Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (905 20th Street West)
For more information, contact Manuela @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatoon Co-op Member, James Mills presents...
Co-operative Principles: A Town Hall Meeting
The January 10, 2019 Co-operative Principles Town Hall Meeting will review three of the seven Co-op principles that guide co-operatives world wide, and co-op members attending this town hall will be asked to look at their co-op from the following points of view:
- Democratic member control of their co-op - Where all members are equal share holders and no member has greater say in decision making than any other member. In order to maintain this democracy, elected officials must be accountable to the membership. Those members elected as directors must ensure that they and the managers that they hire respect this obligation when managing the co-operative.
- Members' economic participation in their co-op - All members in a co-op have equal shares in the enterprise and have democratic control of the capital of the co-op. A co-op is a third sector enterprise where part of the capital is common property and not speculative capital unequally held by individual members. Capital is the servant of a co-op, not the master.
- Autonomy and independence - A co-operative is an autonomous, independent self-help organization whose capital and common property are in the control of its members. All individual co-operatives are autonomous and not subsidiaries or franchises of a larger organization. Co-operatives must ensure that in all financial agreements they make they maintain democratic control by their members.
Co-op members in attendance will also be surveyed on their opinions on the performance of their co-op.
All of the directors of the Saskatoon Co-operative Association Limited have been invited to attend this town hall.
For more information, contact James Mills at email@example.com
The UofS College of Medicine - Social Accountability Division presents...
The Nicaragua Uprising: Updates, Debates, and Voices in Exile
Despite the opposition and its substantial international support, after months of deepening state repression the restoration of democracy and justice in Nicaragua seems distant. As the struggle rages, activists are forced underground and the number of exiles grows. Meanwhile, debates in North America rage between so-called anti-imperialist Ortega supporters and the critical anti-authoritarian Left. These debates expose troubling contradictions in 21st century internationalism.
Sum Theatre presents...
The Last Sunday
Back by popular demand!
On the last Sunday of every month Sum Theatre invites the public to join us at 733 Broadway Ave for a free, one-hour performance experience. It’s as fresh as a show gets as our community’s playwrights, musicians, ranters and celebrity interviewees delve into some of that month’s top news stories and events.
“It’s theatre of the now,” says artistic director Joel Bernbaum. “Art is more relevant than it has ever been before. It has the power to take people down a new path of understanding the world around them. We believe these performances and the discussions they generate will build a better community.”
How much? It's free!
For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page
The Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation presents...
International Development Week & the 2019 Saskatoon Global Citizen Awards
Galas are FREE and open to the public! Enjoy free appetizers and great company alongside members of our local community.
6 Ways to help strengthen The Stand...
Become a member of the Treaty 6 Justice Collective, the nonprofit that manages The Stand.
Check out our Group Memberships for grassroots groups and organizations.
Book The Stand for your next meeting or event. (Every booking helps us get a bit close to our vision of purchasing a community owned building to house justice seeking groups and organizations.)
Attend our AGM on February 10! [insert link]
We've been doing a lot with very little, but to keep the momentum going, we need to reach $2200/month of sustainer donations.
We're already half way there with 50 sustainer donors contributing between $10 - $50 each!
With another $1100 more per month from 50 more people, we'll reach our goal and be able to:
- Increase The Stand Coordinator position to two days a week to keep The Stand growing strong.
- Remain independently funded so that we're not beholden to the agendas of government and corporate funders.
- Replenish the Community Organizing Fund that supports grassroots organizing.
To become one of The Stand's Sustainers, please click on this link and choose the option: “Become a Monthly Sustainer of The Stand." Or just let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From everyone at The Stand, thank you for your continued interest and support for social, environmental, and economic justice.
The Board of The Treaty Six Justice Collective