Being an Effective One-Person Campaigner

Title: Being an Effective One-Person Campaigner
Location: University Centre (UC) 103, U of G
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Description: FREE! snacks provided.

It may seem daunting, but one person with a lot of passion and free time can do so much to expose injustice and push for accountability. Come learn the tools needed to take on the goliaths of injustice.

This workshop will teach you easy skills and tactics and useful tools for tracking, documenting, exposing, and mobilizing resistance to the corporate criminal of your choice. 3 hour in-depth workshop will include a basic intro to using tools such as google alerts, mailchimp, wordpress, and photoshop, as well as an intro into press strategy, visibility, and connecting your cause to wider movements.

Presented by Sakura Saunders.
Start Time:  5:30 pm
Date: 2015-05-11
End Time:  8:30 pm

Community Tree Planting Day

Title: Community Tree Planting Day
Location: Silvercreek Park (North bank of the Speed River at Edinburgh Rd. South)
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Description: This event will include planting native trees and shrubs along the river as well as caring for our babies from previous plantings! We will continue our dialogue about our river systems, and various ways to improve the quality of water for ourselves, our downstream communities, and the environment.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2015-05-09
End Time:  1:00 pm

DIY Artistic Activism: a how-to workshop

Title: DIY Artistic Activism: a how-to workshop
Location: Mackinnon 313, University of Guelph
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Description: FREE! Snacks Provided. exact location TBA

This participatory workshop will explore the basics of successfully self-publishing and distributing your album, film, poetry book, visual art, etc.

The workshop will be flexible and based around the needs and experiences of folks in attendance, but some of the tools we will focus on are how to use platforms such as Indiegogo or Kickstarter for successful online crowd-funding, DIY tour-booking and tour-planning, and grassroots event organizing. For musical artists we can also look at tools for online distribution and getting radio play.

It’s not easy being an independent artist these days. In addition to being artists we must be fundraisers, tour-bookers, publicists, distributers, event organizers, website creators, and often even more. Luckily there are some easy tools we can all use to our advantage.

Facilitated by Darius Mirshahi, a long-time activist-artist and social justice organizer.
Start Time:  5.30 pm
Date: 2015-05-06
End Time:  8:30 pm

Guelph Screening of the Documentary Earth to Mouth

Title: Guelph Screening of the Documentary Earth to Mouth
Location: Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk St. Guelph
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Description: Filmed at the 80-acre Wing Fong Farm in Ontario, and directed by Yung Chang, this documentary follows the experiences of Lau King-Fai, her son, and 6 migrant farm workers from Mexico.

Growing Community Health has partnered with the Guelph Local Immigration Partnership to co-present this documentary. It highlights the connected experiences of a Chinese immigrant family and a group of Mexican migrant workers as they work in Ontario agriculture.

Migrant farm workers continue to sustain industrial agriculture in Ontario, yet many of us do not know much about these members of our communities. We are excited for people in Guelph to learn more about the experiences of those working as migrant farm workers. We hope to have a discussion after the screening.

Admission is completely free. Free popcorn.
Start Time:  1:00 pm
Date: 2015-04-29
End Time:  3:00 pm

Talk on Electoral Reform in Guelph

Title: Talk on Electoral Reform in Guelph
Location: Guelph City Hall in Room 112
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Description: Come hear democratic activist Dave Meslin speak this THURSDAY at Guelph City Hall in Room 112! Help kick off 123Guelph’s campaign to change Guelph’s voting system to a Ranked Ballot! The time to act is this now! The provincial government is hearing the calls from municipalities for sensible elector reform! Join City Councillors, 123Guelph, Dave Meslin and other citizens at 7pm at City Hall
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2015-04-23

MayDay Dinner Ayotzinapa to Guelph

Title: MayDay Dinner Ayotzinapa to Guelph
Location: Shelldale Community Centre, 20 Shelldale Crescent, Guelph
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Description: Description Join us for our 5th annual MayDay Dinner for a Large Mexican Feast and to hear 3 speakers from Iguala, Mexico, who are currently crossing Canada to raise awareness about the 6 murdered people and 43 Disappeared students in Ayotzinapa Mexico on September 26th 2014.

As we continue to focus on the issues of racist immigration policices in Canada, let’s connect the local to the global and hear from those on the other end of those policies in Mexico. Together we can build a de-colonial world across borders.

*Dinner will be served at 5:00pm – 6:15pm*
*Speakers to start at 6:30pm*

Brought to you by Fuerza Puwersa, Make Mexico Safe, Alternativa Latinoamericana, OPIRG-Guelph, and The Peak Magazine.

This is part of a cross-national tour. There will also be stops in Vancouver, Hamilton, Kitchener, Six Nations, Montreal and Ottawa. For more info on those events please get in touch with fuerza.puwersa@gmail.com.

** Shelldale is physically accessible.

** Suggested donation is $7-10 to cover the costs of the event and the travel from Mexico. Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Speakers

Hilda Legideño Vargas is the Mother of one of the students disappeared by armed forces on September 26th, 2014. Hilda Legideño Vargas is a collective member of parents of the disappeared who are making international efforts to demand justice.

Jorge Luis Clemente Balbuena is a student activist and member of the Student Committee of Ayotzinapa Normal School.

Background

The attack on the Ayotzinapa Normal school students by Mexican government forces and Narco-gangs have highlighted an extreme corruption and violence used against Mexican people that have resisted corporate, colonial, and narco interests in Mexico.

In the aftermath of the Ayotzinapa attacks, social justice and anti-colonial movements accross Mexico have united in solidarity to resist the corruption and create social revolution that reverberates accross the globe.
Start Time:  5:00 pm
Date: 2015-04-25
End Time:  9:00 pm

Fair Vote Guelph presents MICHAEL HARRIS

Title: Fair Vote Guelph presents MICHAEL HARRIS
Location: Harcourt United Church 87 Dean Avenue
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Description: Award-winning journalist and author of
PARTY OF ONE
Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover

Free Admission. Donations welcome.
Party of One will be available for signing and sale.

Organized by Fair Vote Guelph and
Council of Canadians (Guelph chapter).
Co-sponsored by The Bookshelf and the
Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice.
Start Time:  2:00 pm
Date: 2015-04-19
End Time:  4:00 pm

Chat Café Day Change

Title: Chat Café Day Change
Location: Sapphire Cafe & Lounge 17 Macdonell St., Guelph (corner of Wilson and Macdonell).
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Description: Chat Cafés will now be held every third Wednesday of the month.
We start at 7:30 pm, but do come earlier for some delicious food and drink from Sapphire’s menu.
Start Time:  7:30 pm
Date: 2015-04-15

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
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: 2015-04-14
End Time:  9:00 pm

Council of Canadians – Guelph Chapter AGM

Title: Council of Canadians – Guelph Chapter AGM
Location: St. James Church (corner of Glasgow and Paisley Sts.)
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Description:
Join us for our chapter’s annual general meeting. There will be a soup supper starting at 6:00 and then the AGM to follow with board elections and chapter reports. Members in good standing can vote.

Come find out what we’ve been doing all year…and what lies ahead.
Start Time:  6:00 pm
Date: 2015-04-13