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

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.

The group is very busy with many things  and the regular members are all busy with other things this week(domestic violence training, refugee outreach, orphaned children fundraising...), so we are cancelling the Oct. 21st meeting due to small numbers.  Hope to see you on the 28th.

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