Film Screening: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Title: Film Screening: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Location: MacKinnon 308, University of Guelph
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Description: “Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better…”

FREE POPCORN!!!

This is a PWYC fundraiser. The event is free but please bring a contribution if you can. Thank you!

Questions? – contact info: [email protected]
Start Time:  6:30 pm
Date: 2016-02-10
End Time:  9:00 pm

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice

Title: Regular Monthly Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice
Location: OECTA Office, Orchard Park, Ignatius Centre
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Description: Regular monthly meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice. Generally held the second Tuesday of the month except during July and August.

For information or to join, call GWCSJ Chairperson, George Kelly at 519-824-1885

Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2016-02-09
End Time:  9:00 pm

GAP FILM NIGHT AND FUNDRAISER

Title: GAP FILM NIGHT AND FUNDRAISER
Location: MacKinnon 308, University of Guelph
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Description: Film Screening ‘Fractured Land’

Guelph Anti-Pipeline and OPIRG-Guelph are screening the new and exciting film ‘Fractured Land’

* With some of the world’s largest fracking operations on his territory, a young indigenous leader and lawyer struggles to reconcile traditional teachings with the law to protect the land.*

FREE POPCORN
Start Time:  6:30 pm
Date: 2016-02-03

STOP the Privatization of Hydro One RALLY

Title: STOP the Privatization of Hydro One RALLY
Location: Liz Sandals’s office on Woolwich Street
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Description: On the day of the rally some signs will be available, we’ll be doing some chants and have invited Rhythms of Resistance, the percussion group to join us. There will even be some hot drinks and treats to fortify the troops. :o)

Link to the group facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hydronotforsale
Start Time: Noon
Date: 2016-01-29

“Escape Fire” – Film and Discussion

Title: “Escape Fire” – Film and Discussion
Location: Evergreen Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph
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Description: The film,” Escape Fire”, gives food to challenge the Ministry of Health in its priority focus and its ineffective delivery model for sustainability. Should procedures be more important than doctor’s visits?
Where is support for a standard for prevention? Should nurses continue to be cut from service in hospitals operating within the framework of National Medicare?
This event will be important to doctors, nurses and their patients.

PARKING. WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Sponsored by Guelph Wellington Health Coalition
Start Time:  1:55 pm
Date: 2016-01-31

Guelph~Healthiest Community

Title: Guelph~Healthiest Community
Location: Chartwell Retirement Home, 181 Janefield
Description: This is a group to improve the health and well being, as the title suggests, of this community in part by becoming an umbrella to engage agencies and groups in a way that connects them so they know what each other is doing. In this way they can join forces, support each other and accomplish more as a result. Also it will help to cut down on burn out. Which I hope we can model. We will also be deciding what we will move forward with and how to move forward at our next meeting –which I hope you will attend.

We are having our visioning session to help create Guelph ~ the Healthiest Community and would dearly love you to be there.

Hope you can make it! Please let me know.

Thank you.
Marsaye
[email protected]
Start Time:  3:00 pm
Date: 2016-01-21
End Time:  6:15 pm

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice

Title: Regular Monthly Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice
Location: OECTA Office, Orchard Park, Ignatius Centre
Link out: Click here
Description: Regular monthly meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice. Generally held the second Tuesday of the month except during July and August.

For information or to join, call GWCSJ Chairperson, George Kelly at 519-824-1885

Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2016-01-12
End Time:  9:00 pm

ALREADY WORKING WITH A REFUGEE GROUP OR WANT TO HELP?

Title: ALREADY WORKING WITH A REFUGEE GROUP OR WANT TO HELP?
Location: Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St.
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Description: Join us to hear about and celebrate everything that is already being done by many individuals, groups, and organizations to create a more welcoming community. We’ll then focus on how to take action in a more coordinated way, and ensure that needed supports and systems are in place and no one falls through the cracks. Issues related to settlement, housing, employment, transportation, education, informal supports, and more will be addressed. This event has been organized by the Council of Canadians, Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership, Lloyd Longfield MP, Muslim Society of Guelph, Refugee Sponsorship Forum, and Waterloo Wellington Learning Alliance Consultants Program.

The outpouring of support over the Syrian refugee crisis has been powerful and inspiring. It’s now time to take our support to the next level by developing a more coordinated response for Guelph Wellington.

Please register at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcoming-refugees-coordination-meeting-tickets-19842267757
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2015-12-16
End Time:  9:30 pm

200 for 40

Title: 200 for 40
Location: 40 Baker St.
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Description: Lots of people outside the professional and political circles love and value what we do in and around 40 Baker. It’s clearly a challenge to keep funding this thing we do because the humans are much more important to our time than a bureaucracy with rules and regulations that would be required by most funders. So here’s what I’m proposing to help us get into and all the way through 2016: 200 Sponsors for 40 Baker.

If we can put together our very own 40 Baker Sponsor Group with 200 people committed to give $20.00 per month then we will survive. 200 times $20.00 would be $4,000.00 per month to help us pay rent, utilities, internet and a salary for our cook. With that and our ever developing streams of donations (mainly food and clothing) we’ll make it.

So, if you can be one of the 200 let me know and/or watch for news of a new and parallel group dedicated to this 200 Persons initiative. Think about it… Most everybody we know runs on a very tight budget but 20 bucks a month might be something you could manage to keep what we do going without changing the nature of the place.

Edward, Gatekeeper at 40 Baker
Founding President of the Out Of Poverty Society (Guelph)

For people wishing to pay via e-transfer this can be done to
[email protected]
Date: 2015-11-11

2-day Basic Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence Course in Guelph, ON – Day 2

Title: 2-day Basic Wen-Do Women’s Self Defense Course in Guelph, ON – Day 2
Location: 404 York Road, Guelph
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Description: All self-identified Cis and Trans* Women and Girls welcome. Women of Indigenous, migrant, newcomer, and other marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to attend. This is an empowering self-defense course for all women of all abilities.

This 15 hour class will be a great opportunity to…
– learn practical, effective and simple techniques to help ourselves escape from common scenarios that could possibly be encountered if attacked.
– develop your ability to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations,
– increase your confidence, and
– have fun!

Dates: 2 Saturdays, December 5 & 12, 2015
Time: 10:00am-5:30pm on both days

Two Locations: near York Road & Victoria St N, and in Downtown Guelph. This course is wheelchair-accessible.

Fee: $45. Early Bird fee $35 if you register before November 20!
Some full bursaries are available.
(Regular cost is $150. Thanks to community sponsorships, this course is being subsidized for ALL women!)

To register, contact MaryCarl at [email protected]
Please register by Wednesday December 2nd at 4:30pm.

More about WEN-DO WOMEN’S SELF DEFENCE

What is Wen-Do?
Wen-Do is the oldest women’s self defence organization in Canada. Our programs have been recommended by the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, Toronto Police, and the University of Toronto Community Safety Office, among many others, and have been taught for schools, unions, community centers, and women’s organizations across Ontario. Classes are small, safe, non-competitive, and fun!

What will we learn in a Wen-Do course?
You’ll learn simple physical self-defence techniques, designed to be effective even against someone bigger and stronger than you, including: blocks, hits, and kicks; how to get out of body holds, arm holds, and chokes; things we can do if the attacker has a weapon, or if there is more than one attacker We’ll explore verbal self defence – skills for calming, reasoning, distracting, surprising or confronting an attacker, depending on the situation. We’ll discuss issues of violence against women and girls – why it happens, what we can do about it, and strategies for recognizing and getting out of threatening situations. And we’ll share inspiring real-life stories of resistance! Learn about the many creative and resourceful ways that girls and women have protected themselves from assault. (Ask your instructors to tell you the story about the woman who barked, or the 112-year-old woman in Detroit who sent her assailant running, or the five-year-old girl who knocked her attacker unconscious.)

Do I need to be physically fit to take Wen-Do?
Absolutely not! Women and girls of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and ages (10 and up) have taken Wen-Do and loved it. If you can’t do a particular technique because of a physical limitation, the instructor will work with you to figure out alternatives. The course includes a balance of physical techniques and discussions, and you can take a break whenever you need to.

I have another question…
If you have any other questions, please contact MaryCarl at [email protected] You can also check out Wen-Do’s website at http://www.wendo.ca.
Thanks, and we hope you’ll join us!
Start Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2015-12-12
End Time:  5:30 pm