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.
Updates from The Stand
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
Next Up Saskatchewan presents… 4-7pm on Sundays, January – AprilCore Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (905 20th Street West)Next Up Saskatchewan is 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
Fighting Fascism and Cold Weather Together Saskatoon is in the news for record-setting cold, but the Polar Vortex isn’t keeping this town’s activists down! Last Friday, in some 30 degrees below, 30 activists from groups like Climate Justice Saskatoon, Next Up, and Stop the Cuts came together for a Creativity Social hosted by the Saskatoon
t The Stand, we’re entering 2019 more motivated than ever to nurture hope and solidarity amongst the people and groups seeking social, environmental, and economic justice.
In the last few months, we’ve seen a wave of new faces signing up as members, volunteers, and sustainer donors. If you’d like to get more involved this year, send an email to email@example.com to learn more about the groups and campaigns you can join to take action on climate justice or a range of other social and economic justice issues.
Following the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, this popular paraphrase of Rabbi Shapiro reflects both the sorrow and commitment to resist giving in to hatred and division that many of us have been grappling with in recent days.
We at The Stand have been watching world events unfold with the same concern as so many members of our community. Issues of climate change, the election of far-right governments in Canada and abroad, and political violence dominate the headlines and leaving many of us feeling overwhelmed.
As the gravity of injustice intensifies, so does our conviction to organize – building relationships and alternatives that foster hope and bring to life a better vision of the world built on justice and inclusion.
This fall, we continue our work to help build these alternatives by bringing together grassroots groups to better network, share resources, and work together to use our collective power for positive change on social, environmental, and economic justice.
Keep scrolling for just a few highlights. If you like what you see, there are many ways – small and large – that you can help keep The Stand growing. Details are at the end of this email.
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
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,
Turning the Tide, The Stand, and Climate Justice Saskatoon present… Book Launch with author Am Johal 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
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