Social Justice Drop in Club

The Social Justice Group, known as the Lanark County Community Action Network (LCCAN) 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.  
 
LCCAN meets at the Table on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings of each month.  Breakfast is from 9:30-10, with the meeting going from 10-11:30.   Meetings at this time have a focus on the issue of housing, a continuation of the Housing Outreach Campaign that LC/CAN has been working on since January 2016. 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 at a different time or place..
 

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.

The Table CFC - Social Justice

Social Justice Initiatives

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.

Please join us on this National day of remembering and honouring Indigenous Women.

Following up on our Sister's in Spirit Vigil on October 4th we will look at the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women by watching the documentary Missing.

"An Ojibwe man by the name of Cameron Monkman, aka “Young Jibwe“, recently made a documentary to bring attention to the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada. In case you’re unaware of the situation, Indigenous women aged 25 to 44 are five times more likely to suffer a violent death than other women in Canada. Earlier this year The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed that there were over 1,000 cases of Indigenous women who had been murdered or missing over the past 30 years.

The focus of Missing: The Documentary was to let the families, and friends of victims come forward to speak up, instead of letting the media dictate how the victims are portrayed, which is usually in a bad light.

The documentary also features Canadian Rock Star Bif Naked who has shown support and humility to the Indigenous community. Quese IMC, a Pawnee and Seminole cultural activist and hip hop artist, also phones in an interview for the documentary

Read more: http://www.powwows.com/2014/11/20/missing-the-documentary-bringing-awareness-to-mmiw/#ixzz4LNnhmR4s"

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