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!
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.
New perks for Individual Membership, including 10% off books and movie rentals at Turning the Tide and access to the new Radical Lending Library!
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.
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.
A wider selection of Equipment Rentals are available for rallies and events.
- A second meeting room is now available for just $10/hour.
Help Keep The Stand Growing...
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:
Hire a coordinator for two days a week to keep The Stand growing.
- Remain independently funded so that we're not beholden to the agendas of government and corporate funders.
- Replenish the Community Organizing Fund that supports grassroots organizing 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers local 824 presents...
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...
6pm - 10pm, Saturday, September 8
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
1:00 – 3:00pm Wednesday, September 12
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...
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...
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.
A Consensus Decision Making Workshop
1:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, September 23
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
7:00 – 9:00pm Tuesday, September 25
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...
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
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