Social Justice Drop in Club

The Social Justice Group, known as the Community Action Network (CAN) seeks to foster the empowerment of people living in poverty and their allies, who wish to have their voices heard, through collective organizing and action. Participants meet to discuss current events & social justice issues and to work together to create positive change within the community. This club is geared to lower income community members, but allies are also welcome.  
 
The Community Action Network meets at the Table on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30.  Meetings at this time focus on the issue of housing, a continuation of the Housing Outreach Campaign that CAN has been working on since January 2016. These meeting include a free healthy breakfast or lunch. The group meets at least twice a month, but does not meet every week.  Since location and times may vary due to activities and events the group is participating in, please check the Table calendar of events to find out which weeks the group is meeting.
 

If you are interested in more information about, or in  joining the Lanark County CAN meetings, or need transportation help to attend please contact Beth at 613-267-6428 x4.

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Social Justice Initiatives

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. 

Come join us for Dinner and a Movie and enjoy an upbeat look at the stories of some talented and homeless Canadians.

Check out the trailer here: http://www.lowdowntracks.com/

Come on out to the last open mic at the Table in 2016.  Share your talents in a supportive environment.  Beginners to virtuosos welcome.

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