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.

The Table CFC - Social Justice

Social Justice Initiatives

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"

"A feature-length documentary directed by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander, A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity takes us to Gippsland, Australia, where residents have fully embraced the notion of a simpler existence far from the maddening crowds and stress-inducing cityscapes. Part of a 12-month experiment known as The Simpler Way Project, the inhabitants of this community all share a common commitment to social change and environmental preservation.

What does it mean to live simply? For this diverse group of conscientious citizens, it means that you reconnect to the natural world, conserve your resources, and peel back the extravagances, economic shackles and unsustainable definitions of success in the modern industrialized world. In their tiny homes hand-crafted from largely recycled materials, they seek the purity that comes from a return to the basics.

 

Many people believe that you don't know what you've got until it's gone, but this community has discovered that the exact opposite is true. Gone are the conveniences and accessories of present-day civilization - electricity, cell phones, and internet access - and in its place is the truest form of a social network. Some have left drudging 40-hour work weeks spent in the service of large and faceless corporations. In their new reality, they find everything they need in the natural world that surrounds them in every direction and through the support they find in their fellow co-inhabitants.

Their cause is grounded in more than just a desire for personal growth and experience. They see the ills of a dying planet and an overly stressed population. From their perspective, the next evolution of the human species will only be made possible by going back to the fundamentals. Green energy, farming and artisan craft making each play a major role in realizing this potential.

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity follows each step of this fascinating year-long journey, and it’s clear that every challenge faced by this close-knit community has opened a door to revelation. Upon the completion of this project, each of them will take these lessons of simple living back home with them and create a lasting change that reverberates to others."

James Baylog has a near fatal attraction to ice. His fascination is leading him farther and deeper into the frozen regions of the earth. What began as a photographic assignment has become a mind-blowing odyssey. Come learn about the beauty and purpose of the frozen parts of the planet.

Dinner 4:30-6PM; MOVIE STARTS AT 6:30.

COME TO THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP TO LEARN ABOUT AN EXCITING INCOME SECURITY IDEA TO ADDRESS POVERTY & INCOME INEQUALITY

 

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