May 2022 – Updates & Events

Image Description: A photo collage with the title “Commemorative Days in May” features three pictures of people holding protest signs at different rallies. The first image shows a person holding a protest sign that says “May Day Labor Power” at a May Day rally in Los Angeles. The second image shows a group of people holding banners that say “Safe Supply Saves Lives” and “No More ODs” at rally for Safe Supply in Vancouver. The third image shows a woman holding a sign that says “Leave Our Women & Girls Alone!” at a rally for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit people in Saskatoon. Below the three images there is a quote from Atul Gawande’s article, “Why Americans are Dying From Despair.” The quote reads, “The unfairness of our economy can be measured not only in dollars but in deaths.

Dear members,

May is a month of important commemorations.

International Workers’ Day (aka May Day) takes place every year on May 1. We aren’t aware of any Saskatoon events this year, but the Regina & District Labour Council hosted a week of May Day events. A few days earlier on the National Day of Mourning, gatherings were held in remembrance of the 31 Saskatchewan workers who died on the job in 2021. In Alberta, 178 people died from work-related injuries and illnesses last year.

Bereaved Mother’s Day also fell on May 1 this year. Moms Stop The Harm recognized the day with Poppy Seeds for a Safe Supply NOW campaign, urging the federal government to respond to the public health crisis of overdoses by creating a National Safe Supply Strategy. Read up on the fight for safe supply in the latest issue of briarpatch or learn about the decriminalization talks that have recently started here in Saskatoon by listening to this CBC Radio interview with Dr. Barb Fornssler from USask.

May 5 was Red Dress Day in honour and bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit people. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations hosted a day of activities at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, held a press conference at the Saskatchewan Legislature, and succeeded in having their Declaration to Honour Indigenous Women and Girls adopted by the Legislative Assembly. 

Each of these days raise awareness of different struggles stemming from the same root cause – a political and economic system that not only tolerates but generates the exploitation workers, the wide spread public health crisis of addiction and overdose, and the disappearance and murder of Indigenous women, girls, and two-sprit people. 

We are grateful for the grassroots groups, like Iskwewuk E-wichiwitochik and Moms Stop the Harm, that lead the way on these issues. Scroll on for more important events and campaigns happening locally and online as part of the growing movements for social, environmental, and economic justice. 

Can you help grow the movement for social, environmental, and economic justice in Saskatoon?

Contribute time – Contact any one of the groups mentioned above to offer support, attend any of the events below, or join The Stand as an individual member.

Contribute funds – Consider supporting financially with a one time donation or as a sustainer donor.

Contribute connections and knowledge – If you’re already part of a grassroots group, reach out and let us know about your work or join The Stand as a member group.


May Events & Campaigns
Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory


Mapping Accessibility Downtown

Sunday, May 8, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
218 20th St W
MORE INFORMATION


Inner Strength & Resiliency Through Traumatic Loss
Wednesday, May 11, 3:00 pm
REGISTER HERE


SUM Theatre in the Park wâhkôhtowin
May 6 – June 3
Various Locations in Saskatoon
MORE INFORMATION


Strikes won during the pandemic | Les grèves remportées durant la pandémie
Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 pm EDT
REGISTER HERE


Who Will Feed Us 
Podcast Launch
Sunday, May 15
LISTEN HERE


Health Equity Series: Harm Reduction Community Driven Initiatives
Friday, May 20, 12:30 pm
REGISTER HERE


Ghana Community Library Project Launch
Saturday, May 26
REGISTER HERE
LEARN MORE


Depave Paradise with Saskatchewan Environmental Society
Saturday, May 28th – Sunday, June 5th
LEARN MORE
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM


White Benevolence Book Launch
Thursday, June 2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Station 20 West
LEARN MORE


Saskatoon Abortion Support Network Fundraiser
May 6 – May 20
LEARN MORE


SURJ Reading Group
Wednesday, May 18, 7pm
EMAIL SURJYXE@GMAIL.COM TO SIGN UP


REGISTER HERE
BECOME A VOLUNTEER


Find even more events on The Stand’s Community Calendar in Saskatoon/Treaty 6 Territory!

February 2022 – Events & Updates

WE’RE GEARING UP for an active year building solidarity, strategy, and skills with the individuals and grassroots groups that are members of The Stand and the progressive activist community as a whole. At our AGM in January, we presented The Stand’s 2022 Priorities from our consultation with grassroots groups. 

WE’RE THRILLED to welcome four new board members to help bring our 2022 priorities to life! Nikaela is joining as Member & Volunteer Coordinator; Sarah as Solidarity Coordinator; Sue on Programming; and Ziying on Operations of Member Services! Also at the AGM, Karissa was re-elected as Board Chair, and Bonnie was re-elected in a new role as Communications Coordinator. 

WE’RE MOTIVATED to continue our work by the surge of right wing, libertarian organizing that gave rise to the “Freedom Convoy.” 

WE FEEL UNSETTLED to hear them take and twist the language of our movements. “My body by choice” from women’s struggle for reproductive rights. “No truckers, no food” from the class struggle for workers rights. Calls for “freedom” and “human rights” that mimic the Civil Rights Movement. “Peace, love, unity” from the anti-war movements (and the rave scene 🥰 ). And the use of Indigenous ceremonies without protocol and without permission from the Algonquin Nation whose territory they are occupying.

WE FEEL HEARTBROKEN & CONFUSED to see some of our friends and family members drawn in by shallow claims of freedom and duped by misinformation and conspiracy theories that are anti-science and anti-journalism. We’ve felt let down when they deny, ignore, and minimize the involvement of white nationalists in their movement.

WE FEEL OUTRAGE towards Scott Moe for using the convoy as cover to dismantle covid protections, pandering to them by echoing their rhetoric of ending “government restrictions on [our] rights and freedoms,” spreading misinformation about vaccines, and ignoring the needs of the most vulnerable members of our communities. And with the Conservative Party of Canada voting to replace their leader at the height of the convoy’s occupation, we feel alarmed knowing how far right politicians, like Trump in the US and Bolsanaro in Brazil, exploit the grievances of the working class to solidify the power of the elite.

“Defeating the growth of the far-right,” Emma Jackson writes for The Breach, “means acknowledging real grievances and countering their narrative with an inclusive, left-wing populism.

HELP BUILD IT by joining in on any one of these events or campaigns below or by joining The Stand as an individual member, a member group, or a sustainer donor


February Events & Campaigns
Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory



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Find even more events and submit yours on The Stand’s Community Calendar in Saskatoon/Treaty 6 Territory!

The Stand Community Activism and Organizing Calendar

September 2021 – Introducing The Stand’s Community Activism and Organizing Calendar!

The Stand Community Organizing Centre is excited to announce the launch of our new online community calendar of public organizing and activist events fWe are excited to announce that The Stand Community Organizing Centre has launched an online, curated Community Calendar for activism and organizing events in Saskatoon/Treaty 6 Territory, and that we are devoting volunteer resources to its maintenance. The Stand Calendar will include events that people in Saskatoon can reasonably get to, or are online.

An important difference between our Community Calendar and similar initiatives in the past is that we are mostly taking it upon ourselves to add and edit events on the Community Calendar, rather than putting the onus on local groups to submit their events to it. As members of other grassroots organizations, we understand that it is usually already a significant effort to get the word out about your organization’s event over the usual channels— social media, mailing list, website and postering/flyering.

Thus we have selected organizations we think are doing incredibly relevant work in Saskatoon/Treaty 6 and sought permission to post all of their upcoming public events on our Calendar. We want this calendar to be as little work as possible for organizations already shouldering a lot of work under time-sensitive conditions.

Our practice in posting events always involves signal-boosting the organization responsible for them; linking through to the organization’s online presences. We also want to boost events by regularly mailing listings of upcoming events to subscribers of this e-newsletter, and this newsletter is a sample of what you’ll get.

If you use Google Calendar and would like to have community events appear in your Google Calendar, this page shows how to subscribe to our Calendar so events we post can appear in your schedule (Apple / iCalendar format is coming soon).

We will also be putting upcoming events from allied groups in our Stand e-newsletter, so if you are not subscribed, please subscribe and get a list of upcoming activist and organizing events to join and support!

Community Calendar FAQ

  • To ask us to regularly post your public events, please email organize@thestandcentre.ca.
  • If you’re with a group whom we’re not presently posting your public events, you can also submit an event for us to post using the add event form.
  • You can also email the complete event info to calendar@thestandcentre.ca for us to post. Please include event title, description, date and time, location and address, and cost if any involved, along with your contact information.
  • If your group requires a correction to something we’ve posted (image or text), please let us know at calendar@thestandcentre.ca.
  • We reserve the right to curate the calendar and be selective. Presently, we are not posting events primarily thrown by or associated with political parties. Absolutely no events associated with right-wing, conspiracy-based, or anti-vax organizations and individuals will appear in the Community Calendar.
The Stand Commmunity Organizing Centre

February/March Update

Friends, we are now entering the one-year point of the Covid-19 pandemic.  There is no question that this past year has been a trying time for all of us, but the ravages of Covid-19 have exposed many of the inequities and injustices that plague our society.  Routinely we hear that racialized communities are facing greater risks from the disease because of systemic racism in our public institutions. We also know from data produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada that  Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and across Canada face similar risks due to a lack of government action to ensure people’s safety.  

The lack of attention to these systemic racial and economic inequalities makes the work of our progressive partners and allies more important than ever.  At the Stand we will continue to support our community partners and sustainer donors, maintaining our mandate to be a community organizing hub for all people continuing to struggle for a more just and sustainable post-Covid future. 

As always, let us know if you are creating new online events for activists or are running a new campaign yourself. 

If you like the work we’re doing, please consider these 5 ways to help The Stand grow so that we can continue supporting grassroots activism here in Saskatoon!

  1. Become a member of The Stand.
  2. Check out The Stand’s Group Memberships
  3. Become a Stand Sustainer Donor
  4. Make a one time donation
  5. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram

What’s New at the Stand


Elections What Are They Good For

ELECTIONS, WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? Recording now available!

In December The Stand and Stop the Cuts co-hosted this panel featuring Tomilola Ojo (Black Lives Matter YXE), Jason Mercredi (Executive Director at Prairie Harm Reduction), Barb Cape (President of SEIU-West), and Tria Donaldson (Municipal Elections Organizer). 

Click here to hear what these incredible Saskatchewan change-makers have to say about how elections factor into their strategies. 

AGM

AGM Announcement! 

We have set a date for our 2021 AGM.  Please save a date in your calendars for May 1, 2021.  More details to come shortly. 

OUR COMMUNITY ZOOM ACCOUNT with WEBINAR features is now up and running and available for Stand members. 

With the move to online meetings and the suspension of The Stand’s meeting room rentals during the pandemic, we created a zoom account to share with members of the stand – both individual members and member groups. Email organize@thestandcentre.ca to book it.

You can also check out these Tips for Effective & Engaging Online Meetings from Amnesty International.



PPE for Protests still available
Winter usually means fewer rallies and events, but if you are organizing something and need PPE to help keep everyone safe, click here for more info about how we can help.


Call for new board members!
We still have a some open positions on the board! Email Karissa at board@thestandcentre.ca for details.


ON OUR RADAR – Community Events & Campaigns


How to Start an Organizing Drive
How To Start An Organizing Drive

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6 pm-7 pm

Young Workers are hosting a series of 3 workshops going over a mock organizing drive. This is the first of three, which will go over the first steps of a campaign, how to begin organizing your coworkers, requirements according to the Labour Relations Act, and more.

More information can be found here. 


Beautiful Trouble
New Resources from Beautiful Trouble

These past several months (while also helping to stop a coup) the team at Beautiful Trouble burned the midnight oil building an online toolbox that will better serve our global community. And it went live last week!

All the best tools from their books — sourced from 200+ frontline activists around the world — are now online, free, and available in five languages!

See it for yourself: www.Beautifultrouble.org

Health Equity How to Make Systems More Accountable
Health & Equity: Making Systems More Accountable

Friday, 5 March 2021, 12:30 pm

Join Sharissa Hantke as she presents her research findings identifying how whiteness gets performed in a health education context. This session will take an antiracism/anti-oppression approach to accountability in our health care and health education systems. 

Read more here. 


Saturday, March 6 2021, 10 am- 2 pm

Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) invites you to participate in a respectful exchange of knowledge on a virtual platform where dialogue and discussions are encouraged and embraced. Read more here. 

Register for this event here. 


Friday, March 12 2021, 7pm -March 13 2021, 10pm

The Q Factor is an all-ages digital talent competition produced by Saskatoon Pride. Taking place on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2021, Saskatchewan 2SLGBTQ+ community members will have the chance to show off their talents in a virtual show to win cash prizes – first prize is $1,000!

Read more about this exciting event here. 


Thursday, March 18 2021, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 

A free workshop to celebrate World Water Day.  Register for this event here


Saturday, March 20 2021, 7 pm

In 2020 everything was cancelled. Weddings? Concerts? GLITTER? Everything was cancelled. But in 2021, it’s time to celebrate! We may still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean be absolutely fabulous. Join us, on Saturday, March 20, 2021, for the 2021 virtual GLITTER Gala: Home Sweet Homo presented by Nutrien. 

Read more here. 


Saturday, March 20 2021, 9:00 pm

Richard Falk’s and Virginia Tilley’s 2017 report for a major UN body aroused the fury of the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and UN Secretary General Gutteres moved quickly to suppress the report.

Read more here. Read more

Black History in Canada

January update

Friends, we cannot be happier to be entering a new year.  2020 represented one of the most complicated years that many of us have ever experienced.  In addition to the many friends and loved ones who may have come into contact with Covid19, the inequity in our communities has made the pandemic even more difficult for thousands of our friends, allies, and supporters. 

Recognizing the difficulties of 2020, we enter 2021 with a sense of optimism.  The news of vaccines against Covid19 comes as welcome relief and notwithstanding the slow distribution of the vaccine by many of our governments, the activism of workers, health professionals, prisoners, and everyday people is forcing governments to respond. Workers are leading demonstrations against unsafe work conditions, prisoners are staging hunger strikes against inhumane and unhealthy conditions in prisons, and everyday people are demanding governments and employers treat us all fairly.

We know that the end of the Covid19 threat will not mean an end to racism, violence against women, employer violence, or government injustice.

With the pandemic persisting, The Stand continues to adapt the ways we support grassroots organizing in Saskatoon. See below for What’s New at The Stand and for Community Events & Campaigns on our radar.

If you like the work we’re doing, please consider these 5 Ways to help The Stand grow so that we can continue supporting grassroots activism here in Saskatoon!

  1. Become a member of The Stand.
  2. Check out The Stand’s Group Memberships
  3. Become a Stand Sustainer Donor
  4. Make a one time donation
  5. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram

What’s New at the Stand


NEW – Zoom account available for members
With the move to online meetings and the suspension of The Stand’s meeting room rentals during the pandemic, we created a zoom account to share with members of the stand – both individual members and member groups. Learn more about Zoom sharing on this page.

You can also check out these Tips for Effective & Engaging Online Meetings from Amnesty International.

PPE for Protests still available
Winter usually means fewer rallies and events, but if you are organizing something and need PPE to help keep everyone safe, click here for more info about how we can help.

Call for new board members!
We still have a couple open positions on the board! Email Karissa at board@thestandcentre.ca for details.


ON OUR RADAR – Community Events & Campaigns


Open Letter in Solidarity with Prisoners at the Saskatchewan Correctional Centres

The horrendous health and safety conditions in Saskatchewan’s penetentries has become a province-wide crisis.  The Covid19 rates in these institutions have soared while the government has done very little to protect the health and safety of inmates and workers alike.   Please consider adding your name to this petition demanding government action to protect the health and safety of inmates and workers. 

You can view and sign the petition here. 


Racism and Colonial Violence in Archives

Racism and Colonial Violence in Archives: Discussing Issues in an Archival Setting

Thursday 28 January 2021, 1:00 pm

As part of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre’s virtual programming series, The SRSC is presenting a  webinar will be a discussion surrounding Racism and Colonial Violence in Archives.

Information about the event can be found here. 


Sirocco

Sirocco: Winds of Resistance

Sunday 31 January 2021, 7pm-9pm CST

Please join the Knox Metropolitan United Church in Regina for this virtual event on the human rights crisis in Western Sahara.  Information about the event can be found here. 


Health Equity How to Make Systems More Accountable

Health & Equity: Making Systems Accountable

Patterns of White Dominance in Health Care with Sharissa Hantke

5 February 2021, 12:30-1:30pm

This session will explore how health, social service, education, justice, and other systems can deepen and broaden their approach to – and ultimately be held accountable for – achieving health equity.

More information about the event can be found here. 


Black History in Canada

Black History in Canada: A Look Back at 400 Years of Black Presence

17 February 2021, 6:00pm

Celebrate Black History Month by looking back at the last 400 years of Black presence in Canada. Join presenter Natasha Henry, the president of the Ontario Black History Society, as she delves into the rich history of Black people in Canada and shares some local stories of Black residents in Caledon, past and present. To register and learn more please visit the following link.


No Cops: Queers x Cops

25 February 2021, 6:00pm 

Join a panel discussion organized by CSSDP Ryerson to explore the historical and present relationship between police and Queer people as an institution, the policing of Queer people and bodies that occurs in everyday lives, as well as the ways in which we can continue to resist these institutions and ideologies.

More information can be found here. 


Two Spirit 102: Deeper conversations on Identity, Ceremonies, and Resiliency Movements

26 February 2021, 2pm-4pm

Disclaimer: You must have previously attended Two Spirit 101: Histories, Teachings, & Resurgence within the last 2 years before registering for this workshop. In this session, participants will further their foundations of Two Spirit identities, ceremonies, and resiliency movements in Canada by and for Two Spirit peoples. Participants will have the opportunity to explore historical Two Spirit peoples and their roles within their communities.

To learn more visit the following link 


Resolving to Do Better in 2021?

2021 01 Ness Creek Renewable Energy

Consider investing locally in renewable energy! 

Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s (SES) Solar Co-op Ltd. invites you or your group to become a member-owner by buying one or more shares.  The Solar Co-op’s share offering is still open during RRSP season!  Buying Solar Co-op shares as RRSPs might interest you.  Also, existing self-directed RRSPs can be transferred into Solar Co-op shares, without attracting income tax. 

Learn more about the SES Solar Cooperative and how to buy shares here or contact Jeff at (306) 227-5732.

Virtual Bottle Drive to purchase PPE for Protests

The Stand fundraising committee is pleased to announce our first Virtual Bottle Drive to purchase PPE for Protests with the support of the Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan. For the month of August, you can visit any SARCAN Drop & Go location to donate your recycling refund to help keep your community safe during Covid19. 

Making a donation is as easy as Sort, Drop & Go! 

  1. Sort your plastic & aluminum recycling into bags at home, and put glass beverage containers into boxes.
  2. Find your nearest SARCAN Drop & Go location.
  3. Follow the instructions on the Drop & Go terminal screen, and type PPE when prompted to enter the group phrase.
  4. The amount of your order will be processed and paid directly to The Stand Community Organizing Centre to buy PPE for Protests.

To download a copy of these instructions along with the complete list of SARCAN locations click here (PDF).

The PPE for Protests initiative connects grassroots organizers with masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, and safety information for how to organize protests or rallies during the pandemic. Until a vaccine is found, we are all responsible for helping to limit the spread of the novel Corona Virus in our communities while also making a stand for social justice.

If you are an organizer looking to access PPE and health information for your protest please check out this information sheet here (PDF)

The Stand & The Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan would like to extend a warm thank you to the Saskatoon Inter-agency Response to Covid-19 for providing us with information on best practices for safety as well as Arcana Creative for their help designing the communication tools! 

Pandemic Protection for Protests

To help keep each other safe from COVID-19 while we rally for justice, The Stand with support from the Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan is providing masks, hand sanitizer, and safety information for rallies and protests in Saskatoon.

If you’re part of a group that’s organizing a rally or protest, click here for details about how we can support your event.

This initiative will rely on:
1) volunteers to help give out masks and hand sanitizer at events; and
2) donations to help cover the costs of supplies.

To volunteer, donate, or request event support, please fill out the short form at the link below and we’ll get you connected! You may also indicate if you’d like to add your name to The Stand’s volunteer database, and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.

We’d also like to thank the Saskatoon Inter-agency Response to Covid-19 for providing us with information on best practices for safety as well as Arcana Creative for their help designing the communication tools!

Sign up now!

June 2020 Update – AGM, New Board, and Black Lives Matter Solidarity March

Dear friends and supporters,

We are writing with our first update from The Stand – Community Organizing Centre since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our community. On March 19, heeding the advice of 200 Saskatchewan doctors, we closed our doors to the public along with our co-locator Turning the Tide Bookstore. This meant that we effectively shut down services to the public by halting meeting space rentals, co-working, and equipment rentals. 

Our board, along with the rest of our community, spent time adapting to the new reality of life during a global pandemic including working from home, having children at home, and figuring out how to care for ourselves and our loved ones in isolation. While we didn’t meet until recently as a board, some of our members moved into action to address the lack of action by the Provincial Government in providing supports for people who were homeless and underhoused during the pandemic. We started a petition that has gathered over 9000 signatures to date. However, still very little action on the part of the Provincial Government to support people who have been put at risk through structural barriers and discrimination. Much work remains to be done.      

AGM and Our New Board

On March 7, 2020 we held the 5th Annual General Meeting of The Stand at the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op. The energy at the meeting was fantastic and we accomplished many things including the adoption of our 2019-2020 Financial Report, our 2020-2021 Budget, as well as a new set of roles and responsibilities for the board. These newly defined board roles will be key to growing The Stand’s capacity as a completely volunteer-run organization, especially given that prior to the AGM, Bonnie Heilman stepped down as our part-time paid Coordinator. The decision to suspend the 0.2 time Coordinator position was made prior to the AGM as a strategy to address budget constraints and increase board stability and sustainability. At the AGM, Bonnie was elected to the Board of Directors along with 4 other new members: Bethani Groat, Catherine Gendron, Charles Smith, and Kathi Epp. They join Karissa Patton and Peter Garden, bringing our current board to 7 members. We will be profiling our new Board members in our upcoming newsletter.  

Our Plans – The Space & Services

While Saskatchewan appears to be flattening the COVID-19 curve and the province has just entered the third phase of the reopening plan, it is clear that none of us will be returning to business-as-usual anytime soon. Many of the grassroots groups who have used our meeting rooms for their gatherings have suspended meetings or have moved their meetings online to ensure physical distancing requirements. We expect this to continue into the foreseeable future. To help offset some of the lost revenue from the rentals, Turning the Tide Bookstore, is taking over the rental costs of the small meeting room to use in packing their online book orders.  

Co-working and equipment rentals are two of the other services that we offer out of the physical space at the Stand which we plan to bring back online in the coming weeks as we put safety protocols in place.  

Our Plans – Community Organizing & Programming

The Stand is going virtual! 

We had our first Virtual Solidarity “Potluck” and Meeting on June 6th and will continue to meet monthly on the first Saturday of each month. Together we will check-in with our community and make plans on what we need to move forward during a global pandemic! 

In June the Stand is hosting a member led Webinar Series: Histories of Health, Disease, and Community Action! The speakers will discuss historical examples of health crises motivating social action and change. 

Click here to register for the Stand virtual events..

Become a Member!

Do you or someone you know want to keep up-to-date with community organizing activities in Saskatoon? Do you want to get involved or volunteer your skills? Become a member of the Stand! Click here to sign up.

Volunteer!

The Stand is building a volunteer database to help connect people with opportunities to use their skills and passion to help make change, either by helping grow The Stand as an organization or by providing support directly to the grassroots groups that The Stand serves. Click here to volunteer. 

Black Lives Matter Solidarity March – THIS Saturday @ Noon

https://www.facebook.com/events/280224093172930/?active_tab=discussion

The Stand is supporting the march by providing a team of volunteers to run the sound system and to give out masks and hand sanitizer. We are looking for more people to help with the masks and sanitizer. If you can help between 11am – 2pm this Saturday, please fill out our volunteer form asap and write “Black Lives Matter Solidarity March” in response to the last question.

Support Social Change - Make a Gift Donation

The Gift of Social Change

The holidays can be a tricky time of year for those of us trying to resist consumerism and capitalist exploitation.

This year you can support grassroots activism in Saskatoon, all while finding the perfect gift for family and friends!
Donate in their name and receive a donation certificate to give to them over the holidays.

Big or small – EVERY DONATION will bolster the GRASSROOTS GROUNDSWELL in Saskatoon.

Donation Methods: 

  1. Donate online and receive the Donation Certificate will be emailed within 2 business days for you to print off
  2. Donate in person at Turning the Tide Bookstore and receive a hardcopy donation certificate

It’s a great way to give back and support your community activists and organizers this holiday season! 

Learn more about The Stand’s website or Facebook page and enjoy the holiday season!