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

Come to diner and a movie night and findout about the crises impacting honey bees globally.  Bees friendly flower seeds will be given to anyone who attends, and local beekeepers will be on hand to discuss the issue with us.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MOVIE:  Miss Representation is a 2011 American documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparagingportrayals of women."  

Trailer:  https://youtu.be/W2UZZV3xU6Q

We are cranking up the power and opening up the floor for you to come and share with us whatever you have to share.  Come join a welcoming and supportive group of people: poets, performers, musicians, ranters, comedians and fellow local culture creators and connoisseurs, as we chase away the winter blues and blahs with fun and food and festiveness.

  

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.

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