March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate

On July 5th we’ll be marching (rain or shine!) in Toronto for an economy that works for people and the planet. The march will start at 1:00pm at Queen’s Park.

RSVP for the March for Jobs Justice & the Climate here: http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca/

The march will tell the story of a new economy that works for people and the planet. It starts with justice, creates good work, clean jobs and healthy communities, recognizes that we have solutions and shows we know who is responsible for causing the climate crisis. Read more about the march order: http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca/about-2/

The March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate is being organized by a growing coalition, see the whole list and find out how to join here: http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca/partners/

Transportation info: http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca/transportation/

March Logistics: http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca/logistics/

This march is taking place on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit River, the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, and the Seneca.

Heart Garden Project

Indigenous Solidarity Committee is excited to work with the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education to make hearts and spread the message of the Heart Garden project. Sherri Vansickle, a lecturer in the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, her two classes, and members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4207 staked 900 colourful foam hearts amongst the ornamental grasses, shrubs and flowers filling gardens throughout the Brock campus.

The Heart Garden project was created to honour the children lost to the Residential School system and their families. The Honouring Memories: Planting Dreams project is an initiative with the First Nations Child and Caring Society of Canada, led by Dr. Cindy Blackstock. This project is sponsored by CUPE 4207 – Indigenous Solidarity Committee, Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, and the Social Justice Research Institute.

For more information about the Heart Garden project visit the following links:

http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=33949

http://www.yourbrock.org/event/the-heart-garden/

http://www.noodls.com/view/864156C0384B6B348EA0AA38556A76C9F43A5461?6370xxx1433874848

Upcoming Meetings

The Consent is Necessary Committee

The next meeting is on Monday July 6th from 3-4pm in MCA 323.  Let’s work on finalizing poster campaign scenarios; organizing upcoming sex positive event; developing poster for this event; setting up film screening…

The Social Committee

It will be meeting on Monday July 6th from 4-5pm in MCA 323. This will be our first meeting! Let’s work to develop some fun and engaging social activities!

The Indigenous Solidarity Committee

It will be meeting on Monday July 6th from 5:15-6:30 pm in MCA 323. Let’s work on Canada’s Chemical Valley Toxic Tour(Sept 4-5) @ Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia ON; Sisters in Spirit Vigil; Decolonization workshop;  Film Screenings; Truth and Reconciliation Event….

Bargaining Support/ Organizing Committee

It is meeting on Tuesday. July 7th at 4:30pm in MCA 323. 

Health, Safety and Wellness Committee

The next meeting will be on Monday, July 13th at 11:00am in EA 103.

Executive Committee Meeting

It will be held on Thursday, July 23 at 4:30pm in PL 411.

All are welcome to come out to the meetings!

 

Consent Meeting

The next consent meeting will be on Tuesday June 23rd from 3-4:15pm. The location is MCD 301.
The goals for this meeting are twofold. First, to continue to develop our poster campaign and second, to organize for our September event.