January Updates & Events


Briarpatch Magazine – Fiercely Independent, Grassroots Media

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.

Subscribe to get the print issue: https://briarpatchmagazine.com/subscribe


The Saskatoon Anti-Fascist Education and Action Committee presents…

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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…

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4-7pm on Sundays, January – April
Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (905 20th Street West)Next Up Saskatchewan is launching Social Justice Sunday School! It’s about holding regular space every Sunday at the Core-Neighbourhood Youth Co-op where leaders from diverse backgrounds can come to learn about justice related issues, develop skills as an organizer, and build relationships with others who are working to bring social, economic, and racial justice in the communities.  Jan 6th: Come at 4pm for the social mixer and stay for our first training at 5pm! The session will revolve around what it is to be an organizer and and activist. Jan 13th: Film – “Kanehasatake: 270 Years of ResistanceJan 20th: Film – “The Black PanthersJan 27th: Film – “Zapatista

For more information, contact Manuela @ manola.valle@gmail.com


Saskatoon Co-op Member, James Mills presents…

Co-operative Principles: A Town Hall Meeting

12pm – 1pm Thursday, January 10 ANAVETS Downstairs Hall (359 1st Avenue North)

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 jamei@hotmail.ca


The UofS College of Medicine – Social Accountability Division presents…

The Nicaragua Uprising: Updates, Debates, and Voices in Exile

7 – 9pm Thursday, January 17 Room 133 Arts Building, University of Saskatchewan Nicaragua, one of Latin America’s lowest income countries, has experienced dictatorship, revolution, neoliberalism and authoritarian populism all in the space of forty years. In April, university students initiated an uprising against the regime of president Daniel Ortega that seemed to hold the possibility to redefine the country. Streets exploded with support for students after the unexpectedly lethal government response to peaceful protests against social security reforms, and the movement quickly grew into a broad but uneasy alliance.
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. In this session, long-time Nicaragua solidarity activist-scholar Lori Hanson will offer an update on the struggle, highlighting voices from exiled students and opening a dialogue on what the North American debates reveal about the nature of Left solidarity today. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Sum Theatre presents…

The Last Sunday

 

Last Sunday of the month 733 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon
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

Saskatoon Global Citizen Awards: 7pm Saturday, February 9 Le Relais (103-408 4th Avenue North) International Development Week is a time to connect with each other, to celebrate the inspiring work being done by people in our community, and to create new energy and partnerships for sustainable development. This year, celebrations will offer a chance to recharge and remember that we are all “in it together” – this planet; this community; this work to achieve dignity, justice and peace for all. Join us on February 9 for the Saskatoon Global Citizen Awards as we honour Joanne Blythe and NEST Saskatoon. Hear inspiring stories of Saskatchewan people making a difference as we connect and learn from one another in order to build more peaceful, inclusive communities at home and around the globe.
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…

  1. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter or Instagram.
  2. Become a member of The Stand Community Organizing Centre.
  3. Check out our Group Memberships for grassroots groups and organizations.
  4. 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.)
  5. Attend our AGM on February 10! [insert link]
  6. Become a Stand Sustainer
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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:  

  1. Increase The Stand Coordinator position to two days a week to keep The Stand growing strong.
  2. Remain independently funded so that we’re not beholden to the agendas of government and corporate funders.
  3. 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: organize@thestandcentre.ca.

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

Do not be daunted

November Updates and Events


Briarpatch Magazine – Our Independent Grassroots Media

The Labour Issue – fully available online today!

With the Co-op’s United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) on strike in Saskatoon and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) on rotating strikes throughout Canada, Briarpatch’s new Labour Issue is right on time. It’s got stories on organizing in Toronto’s immigrant suburbs, strike surveillance, land defenders and oil workers, Palestinian workers for BDS, and more.

Subscribe to get the print issue: https://briarpatchmagazine.com/subscribe


The Just Transitions Summit: Building Saskatchewan’s Next Economy

Couldn’t make the Just Transitions Summit in Regina this past weekend? Climate Justice Saskatoon has you covered. Read about some of the keynote talks here or listen to their latest episode of “From the Ground Up” to hear parts of some of the presentations and interviews with presenters, including Michelle Brass from Indigenous Climate Action.

“From the Ground Up” airs every Wednesday at 6:30 on CFCR 90.5 FM – Saskatoon Community Radio.

For more updates on the summit, follow SaskForward!


The Stand presents…

7 – 9 pm Thursday, November 8

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (202 Avenue C South)

What price do we pay for oppression?

racism ~~ classism ~~ hetero-sexism ~~ ableism

What does it do to our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits?

What about our relationships and communities as a whole?
Can practicing mindfulness help us heal and create the changes we need at the self, social, and system levels?

We’ll explore all of this and more through movement, breath work, and discussion in an anti-oppressive, body-neutral, trauma-sensitive space.

Who should come:
~ Anyone feeling the effects of oppression/related traumas and looking for ways to deal and heal
~ Caregivers & counsellors helping people deal with the effects of oppression and related traumas
~ Activists working to address the causes of oppression and wanting to up their self care
~ Yoga enthusiasts interested in activism and/or critical analysis of oppression and cultural appropriation in westernized yoga

More info on the Facebook Event Page


Turning the Tide presents…

7pm – 9pm, Thursday, November 15

Amigos Cantina (back room)


Join long-time community organizer Don Kossick for the launch of his book “Images for Change.”

The event will feature a slide show and discussion of protest poster art from over 40 years.

About the book:

Images for Change is a tribute to the creativity and passion of activists over four decades. The images convey, with power and beauty, messages of internationalism, peace, Indigenous rights, women’s rates, environmentalism and justice.

The posters are from my collection and from friends’ collections. Thank you to the many who contributed posters, t-shirts, buttons, photos, and paintings all conveying the message of social justice. We gathered the material from individuals, organizations, archives and even off the walls and poles were the posters had been hanging for many years. We have also included some photo images illustrating important events and ideas. The collection forms a living history of people and communities calling for a much better and just world. Some of the material formed the basis of an exhibit that toured Saskatchewan communities in 2016 and is also displayed on the website artpostersforchange.ca.

Admission: free – public welcome – wheelchair accessible.

More info on the Facebook Event Page


The Stand Community Organizing Centre & Food Not Bombs Saskatoon present…

A Consensus Decision Making Workshop

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1:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, November 25

The Stand Community Organizing Centre

Many of us experience very little control over our lives in the wider world, with decisions being made for us by bosses, politicians, and corporate powers. This system promises rewards that are mostly about mobility within the hierarchy: getting a promotion, buying status by owning different stuff. And we’re encouraged to compete with each other and scapegoat whoever is beneath us in the pile, instead of questioning why there isn’t enough to go round in the first place.

Using consensus gives us a taste of how things could be done differently. It aims to dismantle all kind of hierarchy, and replace it with shared power. It is based on the values of equality, freedom, co-operation and respect for everyone’s needs.

Join us at The Stand for an interactive workshop on the consensus process for group decision making, and learn to radically democratize how you organize!

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Sum Theatre presents…

The Last Sunday

 

Last Sunday of the month 733 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon
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 Stand Community Organizing Centre presents…

5:30 pm Friday, December 7

The Stand Community Organizing Centre

As winter approaches, we invite you to a come-and-go gathering at The Stand to connect, eat good food, and hear a brief (we promise!) presentation of our plans for building grassroots social movements in Saskatoon and area over the coming year.

Please click here to RSVP


5 Ways to Help Keep The Stand growing…

  1. Become a member of the Treaty 6 Justice Collective, the nonprofit that manages The Stand.
  2. Check out The Stand’s Group Memberships for grassroots groups and organizations.
  3. 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.)
  4. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.
  5. Become a Stand Sustainer
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We’ve been doing a lot with very little, but to keep the momentum going, we need to sign up $2200/month of monthly sustainer donations by the end of September.

We’re almost at half way there with just over 40 sustainer donors contributing between $10 – $50 each!

With $1200 more per month from roughly 50 people, we’ll reach our goal and be able to:  

  1. Hire a coordinator for two days a week to keep The Stand growing.
  2. Remain independently funded so that we’re not beholden to the agendas of government and corporate funders.
  3. 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: organize@thestandcentre.ca.

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

September Updates & Events

Fall is here and we’re back with monthly updates on The Stand and other initiatives for social, environmental, and economic justice.
Scroll through to the bottom for some truly exciting and important events on Climate Justice, including the Just Transitions Symposium in Regina.

But first… Let us tell you what we accomplished at The Stand over the summer!

  1. Group Memberships are now available, making it easier for us to fulfill our mission of building social movements by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, resources, and mutual support amongst people and groups working towards social, environmental, and economic justice.
  2. New perks for Individual Membership, including 10% off books and movie rentals at Turning the Tide and access to the new Radical Lending Library!
  3. Our new Volunteer Survey is helping us inventory members’ skills, so that when those skills are needed for events and campaigns by The Stand and our Member Groups, we can quickly and easily find people to provide them.
  4. Our new Community Calendar is now online to help everyone keep track of and schedule their own events for social, environmental, and economic justice. Email us to add your events.
  5. A wider selection of Equipment Rentals are available for rallies and events.
  6. A second meeting room is now available for just $10/hour.

Help Keep The Stand Growing…

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We’ve been doing a lot with very little, but to keep the momentum, we need to sign up $2200/month of monthly sustainer donations by the end of September.

As of today, we already have almost $900/month, with just over 40 sustainer donors chipping in $10 – $50 each.

With $1300 more per month from roughly 60 more people, we’ll reach our goal and be able to:  

  1. Hire a coordinator for two days a week to keep The Stand growing.
  2. Remain independently funded so that we’re not beholden to the agendas of government and corporate funders.
  3. Replenish the Community Organizing Fund that supports grassroots organizing with the revenue from rentals, memberships, and coworking passes.

Would you like to become one of The Stand’s Sustainers?
If yes, please click on this link and choose the option: “Become a Monthly Sustainer of The Stand.”
Or just let us know by email: organize@thestandcentre.ca.

From everyone at The Stand, thank you for your continued interest and support for social, environmental, and economic justice.


September 8 is the Global Day of Action for Climate Change!

Rise for Climate is a global day of action demanding real climate solutions from local leaders. See their live coverage at riseforclimate.org as they follow the sun rising and setting in six continents.

Just look what our friends at Climate Justice Saskatoon and Council of Canadians Saskatoon are helping to make happen!
Every blue dots on the map shows where people are taking action.

Join CJS and CoC today at noon for a rally outside City Hall. Be part of the global movement for Climate Justice.

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.


Screen_Shot_2018-09-07_at_8.08.36_PM.pngScreenshot: https://riseforclimate.org/live/


The Canadian Union of Postal Workers local 824 presents…

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8pm – 10:30 pm Saturday, September 7

The Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon

Join this exciting convergence of environmental, labour, and indigenous leaders for the Saskatoon launch of Delivering Community Power. Come hear from how we can transform our postal service into the engine of a new economy that works for everyone.

8pm Panel: Mike Palecek (National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers), Sheri Benson (Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-West), Nancy Greyeyes (Idle No More), and Justin Fisher (Climate Justice Saskatoon).

9pm Movie: Made in Dagenham — the incredible story of the women who fought for and won equal pay for women in the UK.

More info on the Facebook Event Page. Make sure to RSVP at: http://www.deliveringcommunitypower.ca/saskatoon_launch


The Indigenous Poets Society presents…

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6pm – 10pm, Saturday, September 8

SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery

September 8th is UNESCO World Literacy Day, and we are celebrating with the Saskatoon Literacy Coalition at our September Slam and Community Stage!

The event is all ages and $5 cover/admission at the door or pay what you can.

Volunteers get in for free! Volunteers needed for time keeping, score keeping or minding the door.

Community Stage begins at 6:30 pm or sign up at the door for the Poetry SLAM BY 7pm.

First place finisher takes home $50.00 Second place takes home $25.00 and 3rd place takes home a Prize!

More info on the Facebook Event Page


Loretta Iris presents…

Nonviolent Communication Book Study & Exploration

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1:00 – 3:00pm Wednesday, September 12

John Lake School

Based on the work/book by Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication-A Language of Life. 

For more information, contact Loretta at 306-652-2627 after 10:30 am weekdays or visit lorettairis.com


The Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition presents…

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  7:00 – 9:00 pm

Beginning at the YWCA (506 25th Street East)


Take Back the Night is An Annual March to End Violence in the Community.

7:00 – Gathering at the YWCA and presentation by local slam poet Elise Pallagi

7:30 – Community March

Following the march, there will be refreshments and entertainment by Desiree Nieckar. A bus will be available for individuals that may not be able to walk the entire route. Everyone is welcome! Dress for the weather and be prepared to make some noise!

Click here for Facebook Event Page


Climate Justice Saskatoon presents…

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  7:00 – 10:00 pm Saturday, September 22

Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Avenue)

A good time for a good cause. Test your trivia knowledge for a chance to win fun prizes and to raise funds for climate justice!

*NOTE: TEAMS MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE AT: https://climatejusticesaskatoon.ca/trivia/

We invite teams of 4-6 people to register for a table. Registration – $45
Spaces are limited so sign up soon! 

You can register by filling out the form at the link above, and we’ll be in touch with more information including how to pay to finalize your table reservation. This is a 19+ event. The space is wheelchair accessible.

We’ll be able to enjoy Amigos’ usual selection of fine food and drink, plus music, games, and trivia!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


The Stand Community Organizing Centre & Food Not Bombs Saskatoon present…

A Consensus Decision Making Workshop

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1:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, September 23

The Stand Community Organizing Centre

Many of us experience very little control over our lives in the wider world, with decisions being made for us by bosses, politicians, and corporate powers. This system promises rewards that are mostly about mobility within the hierarchy: getting a promotion, buying status by owning different stuff. And we’re encouraged to compete with each other and scapegoat whoever is beneath us in the pile, instead of questioning why there isn’t enough to go round in the first place.

Using consensus gives us a taste of how things could be done differently. It aims to dismantle all kind of hierarchy, and replace it with shared power. It is based on the values of equality, freedom, co-operation and respect for everyone’s needs.

Join us at The Stand for an interactive workshop on the consensus process for group decision making, and learn to radically democratize how you organize!

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Out Saskatoon & the University of Toronto Press present…

Prairie Fairies Book Launch

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7:00 – 9:00pm Tuesday, September 25

McNally Robinson

Join Valerie J. Korinek at McNally Robinson Booksellers – Saskatoon for the launch of ‘Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985.’ This is a free, public launch co-presented in partnership with OUTSaskatoon and the University of Toronto Press!

Drawing upon a wealth of oral, archival and cultural histories, Prairie Fairies recovers the previously marginalized (or, in many cases, omitted) experiences of queer rural and urban people in Western Canada between 1930-1985. Korinek pays special tribute to the queer activists and actors who forged a path through prairie culture. Focusing on Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary, Prairie Fairies offers a lively chronicle of the region’s transformation into a predominantly urban and diverse place.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


King Management presents…

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8:00pm – 1:00am, September 28, 2018, Amigos Cantina Solidarity in Saskatoon. No room for racism or hate. This is where we stand together and celebrate – our strength, our diversity, and our caring community. Join us for an evening of some of Saskatoon finest bands, musicians, speakers and more, at Amigos Cantina. We are proud to feature the following acts: Dirty & The Perks; Clara Lessa Music; Jorgina Sunn; Stoned On The Prairie; Shayne Lazarowich; Kiela C Latina

Proceeds will be donated to MCoS (Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan) and SAFE (Social Justice Anti-racist & Anti-oppressive Forum on Education).

$10 cover. 19+ only, no minors.
Click here for the Facebook Event Page.


SaskForward, the Corporate Mapping Project, and Climate Justice Saskatoon present…

Just Transitions: Building Saskatchewan’s Next Economy

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October 27 – 28, 2018Regina, SK; Venue TBA

Energy transitions have already begun in many parts of the world, and are needed to thwart the further warming of our planet.

Saskatchewan’s leaders are failing to prepare our communities for the coming realities.

Please join us for this unique and important summit where we will discuss the possibilities and pathways for transitioning Saskatchewan’s economy to renewable energies.

We invite you to help craft the messages and movements needed to forge a just future for workers, communities, Indigenous peoples and our future generations.

This event is free and open to the public, including youth.

Workshop topics include:

  • Transitioning Employment and Work
  • Phasing out Coal
  • Transitioning the Electrical Grid
  • Decolonizing the Transition
  • Winding down the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Teaching about Transition
  • Solar Coops
  • Transitioning Agriculture

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page

Fall is here and we’re back with monthly updates on The Stand and other initiatives for social, environmental, and economic justice.
Scroll through to the bottom for some truly exciting and important events on Climate Justice, including the Just Transitions Symposium in Regina.

But first… Let us tell you what we accomplished at The Stand over the summer!

  1. Group Memberships are now available, making it easier for us to fulfill our mission of building social movements by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, resources, and mutual support amongst people and groups working towards social, environmental, and economic justice.
  2. New perks for Individual Membership, including 10% off books and movie rentals at Turning the Tide and access to the new Radical Lending Library!
  3. Our new Volunteer Survey is helping us inventory members’ skills, so that when those skills are needed for events and campaigns by The Stand and our Member Groups, we can quickly and easily find people to provide them.
  4. Our new Community Calendar is now online to help everyone keep track of and schedule their own events for social, environmental, and economic justice. Email us to add your events.
  5. A wider selection of Equipment Rentals are available for rallies and events.
  6. A second meeting room is now available for just $10/hour.

Help Keep The Stand Growing…

Become_Monthly_Sustainer.jpg

We’ve been doing a lot with very little, but to keep the momentum, we need to sign up $2200/month of monthly sustainer donations by the end of September.

As of today, we already have almost $900/month, with just over 40 sustainer donors chipping in $10 – $50 each.

With $1300 more per month from roughly 60 more people, we’ll reach our goal and be able to:  

  1. Hire a coordinator for two days a week to keep The Stand growing.
  2. Remain independently funded so that we’re not beholden to the agendas of government and corporate funders.
  3. Replenish the Community Organizing Fund that supports grassroots organizing with the revenue from rentals, memberships, and coworking passes.

Would you like to become one of The Stand’s Sustainers?
If yes, please click on this link and choose the option: “Become a Monthly Sustainer of The Stand.”
Or just let us know by email: organize@thestandcentre.ca.

From everyone at The Stand, thank you for your continued interest and support for social, environmental, and economic justice.


September 8 is the Global Day of Action for Climate Change!

Rise for Climate is a global day of action demanding real climate solutions from local leaders. See their live coverage at riseforclimate.org as they follow the sun rising and setting in six continents.

Just look what our friends at Climate Justice Saskatoon and Council of Canadians Saskatoon are helping to make happen!
Every blue dots on the map shows where people are taking action.

Join CJS and CoC today at noon for a rally outside City Hall. Be part of the global movement for Climate Justice.

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.


Screen_Shot_2018-09-07_at_8.08.36_PM.pngScreenshot: https://riseforclimate.org/live/


The Canadian Union of Postal Workers local 824 presents…

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8pm – 10:30 pm Saturday, September 7

The Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon

Join this exciting convergence of environmental, labour, and indigenous leaders for the Saskatoon launch of Delivering Community Power. Come hear from how we can transform our postal service into the engine of a new economy that works for everyone.

8pm Panel: Mike Palecek (National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers), Sheri Benson (Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-West), Nancy Greyeyes (Idle No More), and Justin Fisher (Climate Justice Saskatoon).

9pm Movie: Made in Dagenham — the incredible story of the women who fought for and won equal pay for women in the UK.

More info on the Facebook Event Page. Make sure to RSVP at: http://www.deliveringcommunitypower.ca/saskatoon_launch


The Indigenous Poets Society presents…

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6pm – 10pm, Saturday, September 8

SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery

September 8th is UNESCO World Literacy Day, and we are celebrating with the Saskatoon Literacy Coalition at our September Slam and Community Stage!

The event is all ages and $5 cover/admission at the door or pay what you can.

Volunteers get in for free! Volunteers needed for time keeping, score keeping or minding the door.

Community Stage begins at 6:30 pm or sign up at the door for the Poetry SLAM BY 7pm.

First place finisher takes home $50.00 Second place takes home $25.00 and 3rd place takes home a Prize!

More info on the Facebook Event Page


Loretta Iris presents…

Nonviolent Communication Book Study & Exploration

Screen_Shot_2018-09-07_at_9.10.54_PM.png

1:00 – 3:00pm Wednesday, September 12

John Lake School

Based on the work/book by Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication-A Language of Life. 

For more information, contact Loretta at 306-652-2627 after 10:30 am weekdays or visit lorettairis.com


The Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition presents…

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  7:00 – 9:00 pm

Beginning at the YWCA (506 25th Street East)


Take Back the Night is An Annual March to End Violence in the Community.

7:00 – Gathering at the YWCA and presentation by local slam poet Elise Pallagi

7:30 – Community March

Following the march, there will be refreshments and entertainment by Desiree Nieckar. A bus will be available for individuals that may not be able to walk the entire route. Everyone is welcome! Dress for the weather and be prepared to make some noise!

Click here for Facebook Event Page


Climate Justice Saskatoon presents…

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  7:00 – 10:00 pm Saturday, September 22

Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Avenue)

A good time for a good cause. Test your trivia knowledge for a chance to win fun prizes and to raise funds for climate justice!

*NOTE: TEAMS MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE AT: https://climatejusticesaskatoon.ca/trivia/

We invite teams of 4-6 people to register for a table. Registration – $45
Spaces are limited so sign up soon! 

You can register by filling out the form at the link above, and we’ll be in touch with more information including how to pay to finalize your table reservation. This is a 19+ event. The space is wheelchair accessible.

We’ll be able to enjoy Amigos’ usual selection of fine food and drink, plus music, games, and trivia!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


The Stand Community Organizing Centre & Food Not Bombs Saskatoon present…

A Consensus Decision Making Workshop

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1:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, September 23

The Stand Community Organizing Centre

Many of us experience very little control over our lives in the wider world, with decisions being made for us by bosses, politicians, and corporate powers. This system promises rewards that are mostly about mobility within the hierarchy: getting a promotion, buying status by owning different stuff. And we’re encouraged to compete with each other and scapegoat whoever is beneath us in the pile, instead of questioning why there isn’t enough to go round in the first place.

Using consensus gives us a taste of how things could be done differently. It aims to dismantle all kind of hierarchy, and replace it with shared power. It is based on the values of equality, freedom, co-operation and respect for everyone’s needs.

Join us at The Stand for an interactive workshop on the consensus process for group decision making, and learn to radically democratize how you organize!

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Out Saskatoon & the University of Toronto Press present…

Prairie Fairies Book Launch

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7:00 – 9:00pm Tuesday, September 25

McNally Robinson

Join Valerie J. Korinek at McNally Robinson Booksellers – Saskatoon for the launch of ‘Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985.’ This is a free, public launch co-presented in partnership with OUTSaskatoon and the University of Toronto Press!

Drawing upon a wealth of oral, archival and cultural histories, Prairie Fairies recovers the previously marginalized (or, in many cases, omitted) experiences of queer rural and urban people in Western Canada between 1930-1985. Korinek pays special tribute to the queer activists and actors who forged a path through prairie culture. Focusing on Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary, Prairie Fairies offers a lively chronicle of the region’s transformation into a predominantly urban and diverse place.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


King Management presents…

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8:00pm – 1:00am, September 28, 2018, Amigos Cantina Solidarity in Saskatoon. No room for racism or hate. This is where we stand together and celebrate – our strength, our diversity, and our caring community. Join us for an evening of some of Saskatoon finest bands, musicians, speakers and more, at Amigos Cantina. We are proud to feature the following acts: Dirty & The Perks; Clara Lessa Music; Jorgina Sunn; Stoned On The Prairie; Shayne Lazarowich; Kiela C Latina

Proceeds will be donated to MCoS (Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan) and SAFE (Social Justice Anti-racist & Anti-oppressive Forum on Education).

$10 cover. 19+ only, no minors.
Click here for the Facebook Event Page.


SaskForward, the Corporate Mapping Project, and Climate Justice Saskatoon present…

Just Transitions: Building Saskatchewan’s Next Economy

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October 27 – 28, 2018Regina, SK; Venue TBA

Energy transitions have already begun in many parts of the world, and are needed to thwart the further warming of our planet.

Saskatchewan’s leaders are failing to prepare our communities for the coming realities.

Please join us for this unique and important summit where we will discuss the possibilities and pathways for transitioning Saskatchewan’s economy to renewable energies.

We invite you to help craft the messages and movements needed to forge a just future for workers, communities, Indigenous peoples and our future generations.

This event is free and open to the public, including youth.

Workshop topics include:

  • Transitioning Employment and Work
  • Phasing out Coal
  • Transitioning the Electrical Grid
  • Decolonizing the Transition
  • Winding down the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Teaching about Transition
  • Solar Coops
  • Transitioning Agriculture

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page


June Updates & Events


Our Board Members

We’re fortunate to have a strong team of board members who work hard for social, environmental, and economic justice both at The Stand and in the community. Last week, two of our members had their work in the news:

Shane Partridge, along with the rest of the staff and members at STR8-UP, hosted the Provincial Gang Strategy Forum. People form 80 organizations and government agencies joined the STR8-UP members and staff to identify solutions to gangs. Check out this article from CBC or this video from CTV. This powerful music video by STR8-UP members Jorgina Sunn and Shane Taysup was also debuted at the forum.

Jack Hicks, has been working with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations to create the Saskatchewan First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy. The strategy was released and approved last week. Read more here


Join us & Support The Stand

If you like the looks of what we do and the work we support, join us by becoming a Treaty 6 Justice Collective Member and consider booking our space for your next meeting. Every booking helps us get a little bit close to our vision of purchasing a community owned building to house justice seeking groups and organizations.

If you have information to share about your own events and campaigns, please email organize@thestandcentre.ca


Food Not Bombs is back!

Food Not Bombs Saskatoon had their first meal on June 2! They’ve been reaching out to different grocery stores, small local farmers, and restaurants to solicit food donations that would otherwise go to waste. They are planning a consensus workshop in the coming weeks, and are hoping to get on a regular cooking/serving schedule in the coming month or two.

The key principles of FNB are: 1) we serve vegan or vegetarian food; 2) we are non-violent; 3) each chapter is autonomous and operates via consensus decision making; and 4) we come from a place of solidarity and mutual aid, not charity. We are dedicated to social change.

To learn more, check out foodnotbombs.net, join the Facebook group (Food Not Bombs – Saskatoon), or email fnbsaskatoon@gmail.com. They would love to have more friends join them!


June Events…

Climate Justice Saskatoon and Briarpatch Magazine present…

SaskOil Revisited: Socializing & Decolonizing Saskatchewan’s Oil

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3pm Sunday, June 3

Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon)

Could Saskatchewan resurrect the idea of a Crown-owned oil company to tackle the twin crises of climate change and ongoing colonialism?

University of Regina Geography professor Emily Eaton will speak to the research and ideas put forward in the article “Socializing and decolonizing Saskatchewan’s oil,” which she co-authored with Briarpatch publisher David Gray-Donald. 

The venue, Amigos Cantina, is child-friendly and wheelchair accessible. The talk will take place in the side room down the hallway past the washrooms.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Climate Justice Saskatoon presents…

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11 – 12 am Monday, June 4

The Saskatoon Federal Building (101 22nd Street East, Saskatoon)

Are you upset with Justin Trudeau’s decision to spend 4.5 billion dollars buying the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

Are you tired of our governments ignoring Indigenous land rights?

Do you believe it is time to take the danger of climate catastrophe seriously, begin winding down the Alberta tar sands and stop building or expanding pipelines?

Would you rather see us investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency technology research and installation?

Climate Justice Saskatoon and the Council of Canadians Saskatoon chapter invite you to join us for a rally against the Kinder Morgan Bailout and Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Bring your voices for singing, and pots and pans and other percussion instruments to make a noise.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Stop the Cuts presents…

Rally to Support Saskatoon Libraries 

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5:30 – 6:30 pm Monday, June 4

Saskatoon City Hall (222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon)

We want to close the book on restructuring the SPL and re-instate laid off workers at previous salaries, find the books that have disappeared, re-establish much needed special areas such as history, music, and film studies. We want to end the actions of the CEO and Board that are aimed at a new library but with clerks (think Walmart). This is an important chance to show the Mayor and City Council that they need to step in and act before it’s too late.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Turning the Tide presents…

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8 – 10 pm Saturday, June 9

Amigo’s Cantina Backroom (806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon)

Tickets: Sliding scale (suggested donation $10) available at the door.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Climate Justice Saskatoon & Council of Canadians – Joint Meeting

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Wednesday, June 13

6 pm Council of Canadians Meeting

7 pm Climate Justice Saskatoon Meeting

The Stand Community Organizing Centre (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Two groups that often make use of the Stand are the Council of Canadians Saskatoon chapter, and Climate Justice Saskatoon. These two groups will be holding their June meetings on Wednesday June 13th. The Council of Canadians will meet at 6:00 PM, and Climate Justice Saskatoon will meet at 7:00 PM.

The Council of Canadians is a national organization that works on a variety of social justice, democracy and environmental issues. Climate Justice Saskatoon is a local group that focuses on working for meaningful action on climate change.

They hold their regular monthly meetings back to back on the same evening and often collaborate on some issues.  If you are interested in learning more or possibly getting involved in either group, you are cordially welcome to attend a meeting.


The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation presents…

Roundtable Discussion: Mapping Local Achievements with the SDGs

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, are designed to guide local and global efforts to address major issues such as poverty, hunger, injustice, environmental destruction and climate change, for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

In order to work with this new framework, we are hosting a roundtable workshop to explore how the SDGs relate to the work of local groups and organizations, and how groups are already achieving these goals either locally or globally. The roundtable is part of a series of meetings and aims to make visible the amazing work already happening on the SDGs in Canada and to share this work provincially and nationally.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

Advocates, staff, students, educators, volunteers, business leaders, policy-makers, service-providers, funders and entrepreneurs interested in: Anti-poverty | Community health | Ecosystem health | Gender equality | Homelessness solutions | Human rights | Peace and inter-cultural understanding | Renewable energy | Social enterprise | Sustainable business, communities and infrastructure | Sustainable food systems | Water quality and access

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


SUM Theatre presents…

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It’s the last Last Sunday of the season! Join SUM Theatre on June 24 for an artistic responses to the month’s top news stories and events. 

Where? Meet at the North East corner of Broadway and 11th St. at 7:30pm.

Once you find us, we’ll take you to an top secret location for a free, one-hour performance experience. It’s as fresh as a show gets as our community’s playwrights, musicians 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!

Will there be food? You betcha!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page


Sask. Council for International Cooperation & Regina Public Interest Research Group present…

Generating Momentum – Activist Leadership Summer Camp

Generating Momentum is a 4-day, province-wide event held at Arlington Beach Camp, located at Last Mountain Lake, SK., with a focus on providing the practical skills, knowledge, education, and networking opportunities necessary to make a difference in your community. If you are 18 to 35 years of age and are passionate about social, global, and environmental justice, this camp is for you! 

For more information and to register visit the GenMo website.


Our Board Members

We’re fortunate to have a strong team of board members who work hard for social, environmental, and economic justice both at The Stand and in the community. Last week, two of our members had their work in the news:

Shane Partridge, along with the rest of the staff and members at STR8-UP, hosted the Provincial Gang Strategy Forum. People form 80 organizations and government agencies joined the STR8-UP members and staff to identify solutions to gangs. Check out this article from CBC or this video from CTV. This powerful music video by STR8-UP members Jorgina Sunn and Shane Taysup was also debuted at the forum.

Jack Hicks, has been working with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations to create the Saskatchewan First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy. The strategy was released and approved last week. Read more here


Join us & Support The Stand

If you like the looks of what we do and the work we support, join us by becoming a Treaty 6 Justice Collective Member and consider booking our space for your next meeting. Every booking helps us get a little bit close to our vision of purchasing a community owned building to house justice seeking groups and organizations.

If you have information to share about your own events and campaigns, please email organize@thestandcentre.ca


Food Not Bombs is back!

Food Not Bombs Saskatoon had their first meal on June 2! They’ve been reaching out to different grocery stores, small local farmers, and restaurants to solicit food donations that would otherwise go to waste. They are planning a consensus workshop in the coming weeks, and are hoping to get on a regular cooking/serving schedule in the coming month or two.

The key principles of FNB are: 1) we serve vegan or vegetarian food; 2) we are non-violent; 3) each chapter is autonomous and operates via consensus decision making; and 4) we come from a place of solidarity and mutual aid, not charity. We are dedicated to social change.

To learn more, check out foodnotbombs.net, join the Facebook group (Food Not Bombs – Saskatoon), or email fnbsaskatoon@gmail.com. They would love to have more friends join them!


June Events…

Climate Justice Saskatoon and Briarpatch Magazine present…

SaskOil Revisited: Socializing & Decolonizing Saskatchewan’s Oil

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3pm Sunday, June 3

Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon)

Could Saskatchewan resurrect the idea of a Crown-owned oil company to tackle the twin crises of climate change and ongoing colonialism?

University of Regina Geography professor Emily Eaton will speak to the research and ideas put forward in the article “Socializing and decolonizing Saskatchewan’s oil,” which she co-authored with Briarpatch publisher David Gray-Donald. 

The venue, Amigos Cantina, is child-friendly and wheelchair accessible. The talk will take place in the side room down the hallway past the washrooms.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Climate Justice Saskatoon presents…

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11 – 12 am Monday, June 4

The Saskatoon Federal Building (101 22nd Street East, Saskatoon)

Are you upset with Justin Trudeau’s decision to spend 4.5 billion dollars buying the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

Are you tired of our governments ignoring Indigenous land rights?

Do you believe it is time to take the danger of climate catastrophe seriously, begin winding down the Alberta tar sands and stop building or expanding pipelines?

Would you rather see us investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency technology research and installation?

Climate Justice Saskatoon and the Council of Canadians Saskatoon chapter invite you to join us for a rally against the Kinder Morgan Bailout and Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Bring your voices for singing, and pots and pans and other percussion instruments to make a noise.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Stop the Cuts presents…

Rally to Support Saskatoon Libraries 

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5:30 – 6:30 pm Monday, June 4

Saskatoon City Hall (222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon)

We want to close the book on restructuring the SPL and re-instate laid off workers at previous salaries, find the books that have disappeared, re-establish much needed special areas such as history, music, and film studies. We want to end the actions of the CEO and Board that are aimed at a new library but with clerks (think Walmart). This is an important chance to show the Mayor and City Council that they need to step in and act before it’s too late.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.


Turning the Tide presents…

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8 – 10 pm Saturday, June 9

Amigo’s Cantina Backroom (806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon)

Tickets: Sliding scale (suggested donation $10) available at the door.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Climate Justice Saskatoon & Council of Canadians – Joint Meeting

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Wednesday, June 13

6 pm Council of Canadians Meeting

7 pm Climate Justice Saskatoon Meeting

The Stand Community Organizing Centre (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Two groups that often make use of the Stand are the Council of Canadians Saskatoon chapter, and Climate Justice Saskatoon. These two groups will be holding their June meetings on Wednesday June 13th. The Council of Canadians will meet at 6:00 PM, and Climate Justice Saskatoon will meet at 7:00 PM.

The Council of Canadians is a national organization that works on a variety of social justice, democracy and environmental issues. Climate Justice Saskatoon is a local group that focuses on working for meaningful action on climate change.

They hold their regular monthly meetings back to back on the same evening and often collaborate on some issues.  If you are interested in learning more or possibly getting involved in either group, you are cordially welcome to attend a meeting.


The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation presents…

Roundtable Discussion: Mapping Local Achievements with the SDGs

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, are designed to guide local and global efforts to address major issues such as poverty, hunger, injustice, environmental destruction and climate change, for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

In order to work with this new framework, we are hosting a roundtable workshop to explore how the SDGs relate to the work of local groups and organizations, and how groups are already achieving these goals either locally or globally. The roundtable is part of a series of meetings and aims to make visible the amazing work already happening on the SDGs in Canada and to share this work provincially and nationally.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

Advocates, staff, students, educators, volunteers, business leaders, policy-makers, service-providers, funders and entrepreneurs interested in: Anti-poverty | Community health | Ecosystem health | Gender equality | Homelessness solutions | Human rights | Peace and inter-cultural understanding | Renewable energy | Social enterprise | Sustainable business, communities and infrastructure | Sustainable food systems | Water quality and access

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


SUM Theatre presents…

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It’s the last Last Sunday of the season! Join SUM Theatre on June 24 for an artistic responses to the month’s top news stories and events. 

Where? Meet at the North East corner of Broadway and 11th St. at 7:30pm.

Once you find us, we’ll take you to an top secret location for a free, one-hour performance experience. It’s as fresh as a show gets as our community’s playwrights, musicians 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!

Will there be food? You betcha!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page


Sask. Council for International Cooperation & Regina Public Interest Research Group present…

Generating Momentum – Activist Leadership Summer Camp

Generating Momentum is a 4-day, province-wide event held at Arlington Beach Camp, located at Last Mountain Lake, SK., with a focus on providing the practical skills, knowledge, education, and networking opportunities necessary to make a difference in your community. If you are 18 to 35 years of age and are passionate about social, global, and environmental justice, this camp is for you! 

For more information and to register visit the GenMo website.


May Updates & Events


Turning the Tide, The Stand, and Climate Justice Saskatoon present…

Book Launch with author Am Johal

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7pm Wednesday, May 2

The Stand Community Organizing Centre (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Seamlessly combining travelogue, political analysis, and ecological theory, speaking both to local residents and to leading scholars, the authors propose a new understanding of ecology that links the domination of the other-than-human world to the domination of humans by humans. They argue that any definition of ecology has to start with decolonization and that confronting global warming requires a politics that speaks to a different way of being in the world—a reconstituted understanding of the sweetness of life.

More info on our website and Facebook Event Page.


The Stand Presents a Community Conversation on…

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5:30 pm Friday, May 4

The Stand Community Organizing Centre (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Free Admission – Nachos provided

 Nicaragua, once a bright revolutionary light for the world, is at a painful crossroad. Come hear an update and join a conversation about what we can all learn from the uprising and violence that austerity measures and authoritarian rule can foster.

Led by 35 year Nicaragua solidarity activist and ally, Lori Hanson

More info on our website and Facebook Event Page.


Open Letter re: SK response to TransMountain Pipeline Expansion

Add your signature to the more than 150 who have already signed on to Climate Justice Saskatoon’s petition

demanding Saskatchewan leaders to take climate change seriously and lead us towards a #JustTransition away from fossil fuels.

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Celebrate single moms this Mother’s Day with author Wendy Mirasty

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2 pm Saturday, May 19

Turning the Tide Bookstore (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Turning the Tide is hosting a reading followed by an activity from Wendy Mirasty’s new book, 52 Weeks of a Single Mother’s Love.

The book is for single mothers to embrace the moments during difficult times, to remember what keeps them going, and to reflect back on changes as the months pass. It is a self help book that has weekly reflections that supports single mothers. 

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Stop the Cuts – May Meeting

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6:30 pm Thursday, May 17

Third Avenue United Church (304 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon)


The Sask Party’s cuts are part of an austerity agenda far bigger than one issue. At this meeting, we will continue to build a common front between organizations and individuals who want to live in a province with strong public services, that builds just relationships between settlers and Indigenous people, and that doesn’t leave anyone behind. 

We encourage anyone opposed to austerity and cuts to attend! Organizations and individuals welcome.

Snacks provided. Wheelchair Accessible. If you require child care, please send us a message. 

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


SUM Theatre presents…

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Join SUM Theatre on May 27 for an artistic responses to the month’s top news stories and events. This is the second last Last Sunday of the season!

Where? Meet at the North East corner of Broadway and 11th St. at 7:30pm.

Once you find us, we’ll take you to an top secret location for a free, one-hour performance experience. It’s as fresh as a show gets as our community’s playwrights, musicians 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!

Will there be food? You betcha!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page


Turning the Tide, The Stand, and Climate Justice Saskatoon present…

Book Launch with author Am Johal

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7pm Wednesday, May 2

The Stand Community Organizing Centre (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Seamlessly combining travelogue, political analysis, and ecological theory, speaking both to local residents and to leading scholars, the authors propose a new understanding of ecology that links the domination of the other-than-human world to the domination of humans by humans. They argue that any definition of ecology has to start with decolonization and that confronting global warming requires a politics that speaks to a different way of being in the world—a reconstituted understanding of the sweetness of life.

More info on our website and Facebook Event Page.


The Stand Presents a Community Conversation on…

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5:30 pm Friday, May 4

The Stand Community Organizing Centre (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Free Admission – Nachos provided

 Nicaragua, once a bright revolutionary light for the world, is at a painful crossroad. Come hear an update and join a conversation about what we can all learn from the uprising and violence that austerity measures and authoritarian rule can foster.

Led by 35 year Nicaragua solidarity activist and ally, Lori Hanson

More info on our website and Facebook Event Page.


Open Letter re: SK response to TransMountain Pipeline Expansion

Add your signature to the more than 150 who have already signed on to Climate Justice Saskatoon’s petition

demanding Saskatchewan leaders to take climate change seriously and lead us towards a #JustTransition away from fossil fuels.

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Celebrate single moms this Mother’s Day with author Wendy Mirasty

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2 pm Saturday, May 19

Turning the Tide Bookstore (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Turning the Tide is hosting a reading followed by an activity from Wendy Mirasty’s new book, 52 Weeks of a Single Mother’s Love.

The book is for single mothers to embrace the moments during difficult times, to remember what keeps them going, and to reflect back on changes as the months pass. It is a self help book that has weekly reflections that supports single mothers. 

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Stop the Cuts – May Meeting

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6:30 pm Thursday, May 17

Third Avenue United Church (304 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon)


The Sask Party’s cuts are part of an austerity agenda far bigger than one issue. At this meeting, we will continue to build a common front between organizations and individuals who want to live in a province with strong public services, that builds just relationships between settlers and Indigenous people, and that doesn’t leave anyone behind. 

We encourage anyone opposed to austerity and cuts to attend! Organizations and individuals welcome.

Snacks provided. Wheelchair Accessible. If you require child care, please send us a message. 

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.


SUM Theatre presents…

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Join SUM Theatre on May 27 for an artistic responses to the month’s top news stories and events. This is the second last Last Sunday of the season!

Where? Meet at the North East corner of Broadway and 11th St. at 7:30pm.

Once you find us, we’ll take you to an top secret location for a free, one-hour performance experience. It’s as fresh as a show gets as our community’s playwrights, musicians 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!

Will there be food? You betcha!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page


The Resistable Rise of Artuto Ui

FREE Tickets to The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Persephone Theatre is offering FREE tickets to The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui for:

– Members of the Treaty 6 Justice Collective/The Stand
– Activists & Artists
– Students & Anyone who is under-employed

To book your FREE tickets, call the Persephone Theatre box office at 306-384-7727.

Brecht wrote Arturo Ui in 1941 while waiting for a visa to enter the USA. It parodies the series of events by which Hitler was allowed to come to power. It sounds the alarm against the complacency of believing that the events of that era could never be repeated at another time in another place. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628808290475203/

The Pre-Show Lobby Exhibition “Answering the Call: Resistance at Home” (curated by The Stand’s own Peter Garden and Don Kossick) will be open to the public from 12 noon to 8 pm and Post-Show Talkbacks with the director and cast will be scheduled during the 3 night run of this provocative staged reading. Exhibition details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324194568064146/

3rd AGM 2018 The Stand

2018 Annual General Meeting

Sunday, January 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Cosmo Civic Centre (3130 Laurier Drive)

This year, we’re holding it on the west side of the city. If you require onsite child care or a ride from The Stand (615 Main Street), please let us know at the email or phone number below.

Our agenda will include:

  • Report on 2017 activities and 2018 plans
  • Board elections
  • Adopting bylaws

To see the draft bylaws, click here for the Google doc OR email us to get a word document OR pick up a paper copy from The Stand during Turning the Tide’s business hours. Please share your feedback and proposed changes with us in advance of the meeting by email or phone or by commenting on the google doc.

As always, thank you for your interest, support, and participation in the Treaty 6 Justice Collective and The Stand.

Sincerely,

The Board of The Treaty 6 Justice Collective

Peter Garden, Lori Hanson, Shane Partridge, Jack Hicks, Dianne Rhodes, Nikisha Khare, Nancy Allen, Dallas Fiddler

Susatiner Social 2018

First Annual Stand Sustainer Social

The Stand Community Organizing Centre is ready to take The Stand to the next level – not a moment too soon in light of this Spring’s provincial budget cuts and global rise of divisive, fear-driven politics.

To achieve our vision and remain an independent voice untempered by government and corporate funding, we need to pool resources from our community of fellow progressives.

Please join us for our first annual Sustainer Social to:

  • Enjoy mediterranean food, spoken word by Ecoaborijanelle, and songs of peoples’ protests by the 1919s
  • Connect with other justice-seeking members of our community
  • Learn more about the vision for The Stand and how we are pursuing it
  • Consider becoming a monthly sustainer donor to help bring that vision to life
Become a Monthly Sustainer

It’s time to take The Stand to the next level

Friends and supporters,

We have reached a critical moment in the development of our organization, The Treaty 6 Justice Collective.

Over the past two and a half years, T6JC has been operating The Stand Community Organizing Centre as a hub that builds social movements by informing, supporting, and connecting people to work towards social, environmental, and economic justice. We’ve been supporting activism through access to our meeting and event space, educational events, skills-building workshops and mentorship, material and financial support, and through active organizing campaigns to address issues that impact our community.

We’ve been supporting activism through access to our meeting and event space, educational events, skills-building workshops and mentorship, material and financial support, and through active organizing campaigns to address issues that impact our community.

We’ve been doing all of this on nothing but volunteer power, community partnerships, and rental income from meeting and event bookings at The Stand.

It’s time to take the next big step forward to expand our capacity and increase the impact of the work that we do to support our community change-makers. We are kicking off a fundraising drive to reach a minimum of $1500 in monthly, sustainer donations by the end of the summer.

How will we use this funding?

$1500 will cover our basic, monthly overhead and allow us to hire a part-time coordinator who will:

  • Help grow The Stand community by organizing events and supporting volunteers
  • Boost our rental income by promoting and managing the space. 

With these basic operating costs covered by monthly Sustainer Donors, we will be able to put all of the rental income from meeting and event bookings into:

  • Community Organizing Fund – to support grassroots activist groups with subsidized rentals and small grants to support their work
  • Building Fund – to save for a down payment on a community owned building in the future

Why seek funding through monthly donors?

Maintaining core funding from individual donors gives us the freedom to speak and act on critical issues, saying what needs to be said without fear of losing funding from government or corporate sponsors. 

While one time donations are certainly helpful, spreading them out over the year helps us develop a reliable income stream that we can count on from month to month to carry on our work.

Please help us meet our fundraising goal by making a monthly donation of $5, $10, $20, $100. It all adds up.

What has the Stand been up to?

If you want to check out the kinds of things that we want to put more money into building, read our recent update here and our December summary here.

Thank you for your time and support as always!

Yours in solidarity,

The Treaty 6 Justice Collective

Spring Update, Fundraiser Garage Sale, Stop the Cuts and More

Garage Sale & BBQ Fundraiser for The Stand

Saturday, June 10, 9:30 – 3:00

The Saskatchewan Eco Network (SEN) is joining The Stand community! To celebrate and to raise funds for The Stand, we’re co-hosting a Garage Sale and BBQ in the parking lot at St. Joseph’s Parish on the corner of Broadway and 8th St. East.

Help spread the word by sharing the event and inviting your friends on Facebook!

The Stand Community Oranizing Centre supports the collective efforts of people and groups working towards social, environmental, and economic justice here in the Treaty 6 Territory and beyond.

Sale items include office furniture, quality household items, and toys.

Have some items to donate to the fundraiser? Email organize@thestandcentre.ca or call Doug at (306) 244-3082.

**Please note, this event is weather permitting and will be postponed if it is raining or ridiculously windy.



What’s Up at the Stand?


As you likely know, the recent provincial budget introduced dozens of cuts to public services and legislation has been passed allowing the privatization and elimination of Crown corporations such as the STC Bus Company, the Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation, SaskTel, and SGI to name a few. The budget represents the most significant assault on public services in a generation. 

Community groups have not taken this lying down. Immediately following the budget announcement, our phone began ringing and email inbox filled up with requests for use of the Stand’s space and services as community members gathered to plan ways to push back against the government’s austerity agenda.

The Stand has become a key resource for this growing movement, hosting a series of organizing meeting beginning the day after the budget announcement. The space has been used to plan protests, gather people to write letters to their MLAs, host petitions and distribute information, hold press conferences, host sign-making workshops, send out press releases, and generally become a go-to place for all things protest-related. Those of us around the space have joked that we should change our name to “Protest Depot.”

We have also lent our equipment, shared our knowledge, and played a key role in organizing coalition meetings. Our website has also been used to host the new www.StopTheCutsSK.ca website, a central online location for information and resources for the Stop the Cuts movement. 

In short, the Stand is growing into the hub of grassroots organizing that we dreamed of. 

In addition to these activities we have hosted two university classes in our board room, a poetry reading with Marilyn Dumont, and provided space for meetings for multiple community groups, as well as our own communications, programming, and community engagement working groups.

We’ve done all of this with no paid staff and limited financial resources from rental income and about a dozen monthly sustainer donors. We are thoroughly impressed and heartened by the efforts we are seeing from volunteers and activists. However, we can also see gaps that need to be filled to more effectively coordinate communication among various, recruit and support the involvement of new activists, and mobilize strategic and effective actions. Through The Stand, the Treaty 6 Justice Collective will continue working to fill these gaps to strengthen our collective efforts and impact.

In order to do more, we need to pool more resources from our members.

Throughout June, we will be calling to invite our members to join the small but growing group of monthly sustainer donors who make The Stand possible.
Not a member yet? Sign up here
If you would like to become a monthly donor, please email donorsupport@thestandcentre.ca or click here to make a one time donation now.


Stop the Cuts

Stop the Cuts is an organization for everyone in Saskatchewan affected by or deeply concerned about the recent cuts, privatization, and elimination of public services in the recent budget.

Schools, public libraries, universities, the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, NORTEP (Northern Teacher Education Program), NORPAC (Northern Professional Access College), pastoral and funeral services, the hearing aid programme, road safety, municipal services, reforestation and parks, Community Justice… that’s a pretty big group of us affected.

We are building chapters in different regions of the province which we will be gathering to form a province-wide organization in the coming weeks. We have already organized dozens of events and are planning many more.

In Saskatoon, coalition meetings happen every second Thursday at 7pm at Third Avenue United Church. The next meeting will be on June 8th.

The best way to stay informed on the latest happenings is to sign up for the Stop the Cuts email list.

You can also like us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter, and follow us on Instagram.




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The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation is hosting a gathering in Saskatoon. 
Click here for more information.