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

For the Month of August Dinner and a Movie will be screening two short films, both films look at present day practices of large scale farming and ask ‘what if we did it differently?’

‘AINA

ʻĀINA (pronounced "eye-nah") means, “that which feeds us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai - and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim, but as ʻĀINA vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and consumer choices for people and the planet.

"To malama `āina is to take care of the earth that feeds us. The minute we lose sight of that, we have signed our own palapala make, our death warrant."
--Sabra Kauka, from ʻĀINA

https://youtu.be/DVY9menoeMU

Island Green

This feature documentary takes a look at the changing face of PEI's agricultural industry. Once famous for its spuds and red mud, this tiny island province now has higher than average cancer and respiratory illness rates. Is there a link to the industrialization of farming? Rather than dwelling on PEI's worrisome monocropping practices, Island Green dares to ask: What if PEI went entirely organic?

The stirring words of PEI-born poet Tanya Davis are coupled with beautiful imagery and poignant stories from the island's small but growing community of organic farmers, reminding us that we can rob the land only so much before it robs us of the nourishment we need for life. Island Green is ultimately a story of hope and healthy promise.

https://youtu.be/f8-Ldrhn1Ds

 

When the free music ends in the park this Saturday at the Stewart Park Festival why not join us at The Table for a night of free entertainment at the Open Mic? Come share your talents and/or take in the talents of your fellow neighbours from 6:30 - 10:30. Free tea and coffee and snacks available. Everyone is welcome!

We are turning up the heat for our July edition of Dinner and a Movie and screening the film How to Start a Revolution. Dinner runs from 4:30 - 6:00 and the movie will begin at 6:30 with a lively discussion to follow. Tea and coffee are available and free! Come on out and get inspired by this fantastic film!

How to Start a Revolution is the remarkable untold story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world's leading expert on non-violent revolution. This film (from first time director Ruaridh Arrow) reveals how Gene's work has given a new generation of revolutionary leaders the weapons needed to overthrow dictators. It shows how his 198 steps to non-violent regime change have inspired uprisings from Serbia to Ukraine and from Egypt to Syria and how his work has spread across the globe in an unstoppable wave of profound democratic change. How To Start A Revolution is the story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution and the man behind it all.

To see the trailer for the film follow the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVqgde1We8E

 

It's a first for The Table - this is not our typical documentary for Dinner and a Movie night- a feature film! Come on out on Wednesday June 10th for a screening of the film PRIDE. PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Dinner runs from 4:30 to 6:00 and the movie begins at 6:30 followed by a lively discussion with local community members. Watch the trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFY0wHpR5o

Come to The Table on Saturday April 11th for another Open Mic session! Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:00. Everyone welcome, all forms of talent are appreciated and everything is FREE! Tea, coffee and snacks available. Come to perform and/or come to enjoy the show.

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