Social Justice Drop in Club

The months of January through March have C.A.N. in the final quarter of our Housing Outreach Campaign Phase I. We are busy looking at the data,  planning the final forum and report, reaching out to landlords, and doing follow up meetings with people we talked to in communities around Lanark County.  This means we will not be having our regular weekly drop in meetings, as we wil be focusing on these more campaign oriented tasks

If you are interested in the drop in group, please phone Beth at 613-264-6428 x4 to find out what days meetings are scheduled.

The Social Justice Club, aka C.A.N. (Community Action Network) has meetings  Wednesday mornings from 10:00- 12:00 at the Table CFC. Participants meet to take action in their communities and to discuss current events, local issues and how to create the changes they want to make happen in their lives. Come for the meeting and stay to join us for lunch at noon. This club is geared to lower income community members and their allies in the struggle to erradicate poverty in our land of plenty and inequity.

The Table CFC - Social Justice

Social Justice Initiatives

Free Workshop for Frontline workers, landlords, and people working with housing insecure and homeless community members...learn the laws that impact people's ability to be housed.

Come Out and Make Your Own Culture- Open Mic Night April 22

 

Lanark County housing forum slated for March 29 in Perth

The Community Action Network (CAN) and the Table Community Food Centre are in the final stages of the current housing outreach campaign; they will be hosting a wrap-up forum for community participants on March 29 in Lanark County council chambers in Perth.

Funded by a grant from the Lanark County social housing department, the campaign engaged more than 100 community members through a face-to-face survey and community meetings.

The forum on March 29 will be the culminating activity of the outreach campaign. During this final session, results of the surveys will be presented, giving participating community members from across the county a chance to meet with other people who have similar concerns and identify solutions together.

The public is invited to attend the forum in the Lanark County council chambers from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about the housing issues our neighbours are facing, and what they feel we should do about it.

 

For more information about the upcoming forum, please contact Beth Schilling — advocacy, social justice and volunteer co-ordinator — at beth@thetablecfc.org or 613-267-6428, ext. 4.

http://www.insideottawavalley.com/community-story/7179734-lanark-county-...

 

"In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”  (http://colonizationroad.com/)
 

WELCOME TO 2017 - Time to take the plunge and share your talents and thoughts with your community in a safe and friendly space- the Table Open Mic Night Saturday November 21st.  Come join us for music, poetry, comedy and who knows what else in this relaxed and welcoming creation of local culture.  Free coffee, tea, and healthy snacks available.  This month the show is preceeded by a community dinner from 4:30 - 6, so you can come for dinner and stay for the show at 7 if you like. 

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