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

Dinner 4:30-6pm    Movie at 6:30

Two opening shorts:

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained Most Shocking Second a Day Video

Followed by the half hour Documentary: Displaced(which follows three Syrians living in a makeshift camp on the Northern border of France)

Discussion to follow with Jennifer Dickson (Tay Valley Councillor and Executive member of C.A.R.R.-Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement).  Discussion will focus on what is planned with hosting Refugee families locally.  For more info on what is happening locally go to theCARR.ca.

Join us for a free Webinar fromm 12- 1 followed by a free lunch at 1

Please RSVP to the Advocacy Office at 613 267 6428 x29 or at advocacy@thetablecfc.org 

How does social change happen? In Canada and around the world, food advocates are asking where to focus their energy on the local, national, and international stage. What are the most effective strategies and tactics in the struggle for a more just food system and society? What role does individual action and public policy advocacy play in system change – and how can they work together?

This webinar interrogates the question: where does social transformation come from? We’ll explore successes and failures of various facets of the food movement in the global North and South, and we’ll unpack how different actors — individuals, organizations, businesses and governments — have championed change.

We are thrilled to welcome Raj Patel’s lessons from the frontlines of the food justice movement. Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. He has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. His first book was Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and his latest, The Value of Nothing, is a New York Times best-seller. CFCC's Nick Saul will moderate the discussion.

Bring your old but still good, or your outgrown winter clothing and gear (boots, hats, skates) to a free clothing swap.

This time we will have a double feature for twice the viewing and thinking fun.

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