Music and art play an essential role in building movements for social, environmental, and economic justice. So this month, The Stand is sponsoring two member-led workshops that will build our collective, artistic capacity for infusing our local movements with art! Scroll for details...
If you're a member of The Stand and have skills you can share to help build the capacity of Saskatoon's activist community, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!Read more
In recognition of International Women's Day, we honour the women in our community and around the globe who continually seek opportunities to change the world - like Delores Huerta, civil rights icon and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America.
International Women's Day began in the labour movement. It was first observed in 1909 "to honor the women who went on strike to protest unsafe conditions and unfair employment practices in New York City’s garment industry" (globalcitizen.org).
On Friday night, the fire and joy of union women was on full display right here in Saskatoon at the Solidarity Picket with Saskatoon Co-op Workers. They kept folks fed, cracked jokes, sang songs, lifted spirits, and taught about the movement's history.
We thank all of the women who persist in the struggle for workers' rights and Indigenous rights at home and worldwide.
Click READ MORE below for Events & Campaigns happening in and around Saskatoon for social, environmental, and economic justice, including the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Treaty 6 Justice Collective, the non-profit that manages The Stand.
To add your event to next month's newsletter or to The Stand's Community Calendar, email email@example.com.
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Fighting Fascism and Cold Weather Together
Saskatoon is in the news for record-setting cold, but the Polar Vortex isn’t keeping this town’s activists down!
- Last Friday, in some 30 degrees below, 30 activists from groups like Climate Justice Saskatoon, Next Up, and Stop the Cuts came together for a Creativity Social hosted by the Saskatoon Anti-Fascist Education & Action Committee.
- On February 16, Food Not Bombs' Mixer with food, fun, and conversation.
- On March 24, The Stand is hosting our Annual General Meeting, 12 - 3 pm at The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
Get in on a gathering to enjoy and help nurture hope and solidarity in Saskatoon. Scroll down for more event listings or click here to visit The Stand’s Community Calendar.Read more
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...Read more
-- 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.Read more