Vancouver: Join PETA’s Dairy Conference Protest!
Exhibition co-curator Kate Bird will moderate a discussion featuring some of Vancouver’s cutting edge archivists – Ron Dutton of the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives, Bailey Garden from the B.C. Labour Heritage Centre and Vincent Tao of the Pollyanna Library & 221A artist run centre.
Q and A to follow the panel presentation
Learn More: goo.gl/AzDihE
Date: Thursday, December 7
Admission: Adults: $19; Seniors and Students: $16; MOV Members: Free; Individuals who self identify as First Nations: Free.
Kate Bird worked as a librarian at The Vancouver Sun and The Province for twenty-five years. She is the author of City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes and Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos From a Decade That Changed the City, which was nominated for a 2016 British Columbia Historical Writing Award. Kate has been the researcher for numerous books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years at The Vancouver Sun, and Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia.
Ron Dutton is a retired librarian whose professional activism included establishing Carnegie Library in the Downtown Eastside; amalgamating existing library programs into Outreach Services for the sight impaired and homebound; and managing several subject divisions at VPL’s Central Library. In 1976, at the height of the gay liberation movement, he began collecting material that documents BC queer political initiatives, organizations, ethnic minorities, cultural and social activities, health issues, and art. The Archives has now grown to contain some 3/4 million items in all media, and is heavily consulted by journalists, academics, cultural workers and the public.
Bailey Garden is a social, political and environmental activist originally from Calgary, AB. She is a Project Manager at the BC Labour Heritage Centre, as well as the creator of the Centre’s Oral History Workshop & Guide. Bailey is an alumni of Simon Fraser University and has worked on a number of oral history research projects based around British Columbia, on a wide range of subjects including labour, land use, industry, immigration, diversity and more. Her oral history video, “Our Working Waterfront”, won 2nd prize in the SFU Blue Student Competition in Water, acknowledged at the 2015 Canadian Water Summit.
Vincent Tao is the Librarian at 221A, where he is responsible for the Pollyanna Library collection and associated programs. His independent research and organizing work concerns urban displacement and the right to the city. Tao’s recent projects at 221A include Notes on Political Ecologies (N.O.P.E. 2016); Rereading Room: the Vancouver Women’s Bookstore; Parallax Study: The New Romantics; and Deep Blue Open Archive. Recently, Tao took part in documenta 14’s an education program at Under the Mango Tree—Sites of Learning, travelling to Kassel to present and workshop the 221A’s educational programming. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Tao studied at McGill University in Montreal, where he was the outreach coordinator for a worker-run community kitchen.
City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver’s identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver’s protest history from the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers’ photo collection. These photographs are exceptional historical records of intense and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites.
Our Climate . Our Future
Climate Change can be a daunting issue, but the solutions start with us. Following the film, the City of Victoria will announce the the new plan, Synergy present green economy solutions, and Surfrider will convey what we can do as active citizens to make change.
Let’s fill the room with movers n’ shakers who want to see Victoria continue to shift towards a more sustainable future!
This is a 19+ event as beer and cider will be available for purchase along with some of our favourite movie theatre snacks! Seating is not assigned. Doors open at 6:00 pm the film will start at 6:30 pm.
NGO HO HO 2017
clockFriday at 21:00–1:008 December at 21:00 to 9 December at 1:00
This year’s event is hosted by SocialCoast. We look forward to seeing you there!
NGO HO HO 2017
Friday December 8th
Victoria Event Centre
Doors open at 9:00pm
Tickets $10 advance (or get 20% off a book of 10)
or $15 at the door
No one turned away for lack of funds
Bučan Bučan (www.bucanbucan.com)
Bučan Bučan, Victoria’s favourite Folk/Roots group in 2013 (Monday Magazine Awards), is a “high energy,” “spontaneous,” “not to be missed” Balkan brass marching band! Made up of a very colourful and talented collection of musicians playing trumpets, violins, clarinets, tubas, accordions, trombones and drums, Bučan Bučan has been entertaining crowds for the last five years with its variety of traditional, eastern European brass band tunes and original material inspired by Balkan rhythms and melodies.
This high energy group is mobile and often plays while moving around a venue, indoors or outside, making use of the different features of performance spaces while giving their audiences an up close and personal experience with live music. Alternately, the band is just as comfortable on a nightclub stage playing to a packed dance floor.
This event is taking place on unceded Lkwungen territory.
The Victoria Event Centre will be completing a new and detailed accessibility audit at the beginning of December, and is working to improve the accessibility (and accessibility information) of the venue. One of the washrooms has recently been modified to accommodate wheelchairs. The on-site elevator is currently undergoing a recertification process, and until that process is complete we cannot consider the venue to be wheelchair accessible. The VEC will post updates as new information is available.
– this is a 19+ event
– the VEC is a licensed venue and will be serving alcohol
– washrooms will be gender-neutral for this event
Vancouver Chicken Save Saturday Vigil
clockSaturday at 7:00–11:004 days from now
pinCommercial and Hastings (NE corner)
This is Vancouver Chicken Save’s weekly chicken vigil at the Hallmark Chicken Slaughterhouse. We come together to bear witness and say goodbye to the chickens before they go to slaughter.
Taking it to the next level, we are also there to document any cruelty, ‘extreme suffering’ (ie broken legs, wings, wounds) or even dead chickens in the crates. With documenting we need close up as well as far away, meaning; footage of the actual event of bearing witness, the scene as a whole. We also have a presence out front on the NE corner of Hastings and Commercial. People are invited to hold signs & wave to drivers-by and open peoples eyes to the fact that this grey nondescript building is in fact a slaughterhouse.
Please join us in spreading the message of compassion and kindness!
Stay tuned for some other events happening this weekend.
New attendees: if you are joining us this week for your first vigil, please check in with Zoe, Meghan, Mick or Roy.
Intro To Kingian Nonviolence and Reconciliation
2 dates · 9 December – 10 December
INFO & REGISTRATION:
MUST FILL OUT ABOVE REGISTRATION (If you are having trouble with the form please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday 9am – 5:30pm
WHAT: Come join us for this transformational two-day workshop exploring Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence and the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement.
This workshop has helped thousands of people in various social justice movements as well as in prisons, law enforcement, schools and other communities understand the depth of the philosophy of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation.
If you are an organizer working for social change, an activist working to reduce violence in your community, a youth worker/organizer, or just someone who wants to learn how to resolve their personal conflicts better, this workshop is for you!
WHERE: you will get exact directions after you register.
Vancouver Vegan Drinks December Meetup
The Black Lodge on Broadway is one of Vancouver’s newest vegetarian/vegan bars. Imagine tater tot poutine, hoppy IPAs, and boozy vegan milkshakes.
New and returning people are welcome!
This is a fairly casual and laidback meetup but is guaranteed to be good fun and a great opportunity to meet like-minded folks.
Hope to see you there!
Speakeasy | Every Tuesday
Live jazz by the city’s favourite swing jazz musicians in the form of The Capital City Syncopators and The Flying Saucers.
Cocktails and beverages created by Vincent Vanderheide, Eric Nordal, Keith Williams, and special guest bartenders.
$10 at the door (includes a welcome drink!)
To book a table for your holiday staff party, please email Eric@VictoriaEventCentre.ca
For information on accessibility, please see our website or contact email@example.com
This event is taking place within Lkwungen Territory.
Volunteer Orientation and Work Party
clock13 December at 15:00–17:00Next Week
pinSierra Club BC Offices 301-2994 Douglas St. Victoria, BC V8T 4N4
Things are picking up speed here, and we have an urgent need for many volunteers over the next few weeks.
We launched a new stage of our forest campaign, and we’re racing against time to stop the rapid deforestation happening on Vancouver Island. Right now, endangered old-growth rainforest continues to be cut at a rate of 3 square meters per second. Find out more here: www.rainforestisland.ca.
We are gathering at the Sierra Club BC Victoria offices on Wednesday, December 13th from 3- 5pm for an orientation and work party. If you’re new, come get trained and if you’re seasoned, come meet our new recruits and help with our forests campaign.
Once you’re trained, we will take to the streets, educate the public, and get as many petition signatures as possible. Can you join us? There will be copious amounts of potato chips and hot beverages.
If you’re on board, please send me a note or text me with your availability.
Manager, Donor Support and Engagement