Social Justice Drop in Club

The Social Justice Group, known as the Community Action Network (CAN) seeks to foster the empowerment of people living in poverty and their allies, who wish to have their voices heard, through collective organizing and action. Participants meet to discuss current events & social justice issues and to work together to create positive change within the community. This club is geared to lower income community members, but allies are also welcome.  
 
The Community Action Network meets at the Table on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30.  Meetings at this time focus on the issue of housing, a continuation of the Housing Outreach Campaign that CAN has been working on since January 2016. These meeting include a free healthy breakfast or lunch. The group meets at least twice a month, but does not meet every week.  Since location and times may vary due to activities and events the group is participating in, please check the Table calendar of events to find out which weeks the group is meeting.
 

If you are interested in more information about, or in  joining the Lanark County CAN meetings, or need transportation help to attend please contact Beth at 613-267-6428 x4.

The Table CFC - Social Justice

Social Justice Initiatives

TEACHING CEREMONY AND FEAST REMEMBERING AND HONOURING INDIGENOUS WOMEN
OCTOBER 4th, at 4:00pm
@The Table Community Food Centre
190 Gore St. East. Perth
Featuring Indigenous ceremony followed at 4:30 by a Harvest Feast mixing local traditional ingredients and the seasonal classics turkey and trimmings.
 

Free Workshop for Frontline workers, landlords, and people working with housing insecure and homeless community members...learn the laws that impact people's ability to be housed.

Come Out and Make Your Own Culture- Open Mic Night April 22

 

Lanark County housing forum slated for March 29 in Perth

The Community Action Network (CAN) and the Table Community Food Centre are in the final stages of the current housing outreach campaign; they will be hosting a wrap-up forum for community participants on March 29 in Lanark County council chambers in Perth.

Funded by a grant from the Lanark County social housing department, the campaign engaged more than 100 community members through a face-to-face survey and community meetings.

The forum on March 29 will be the culminating activity of the outreach campaign. During this final session, results of the surveys will be presented, giving participating community members from across the county a chance to meet with other people who have similar concerns and identify solutions together.

The public is invited to attend the forum in the Lanark County council chambers from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about the housing issues our neighbours are facing, and what they feel we should do about it.

 

For more information about the upcoming forum, please contact Beth Schilling — advocacy, social justice and volunteer co-ordinator — at beth@thetablecfc.org or 613-267-6428, ext. 4.

http://www.insideottawavalley.com/community-story/7179734-lanark-county-...

 

"In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”  (http://colonizationroad.com/)
 

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