Left Coast Events Bulletin with Janine Bandcroft March 15, 2018

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Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Talk by Dr. Nicole Shukin
clock Thursday at 15:00–16:00
3 days from now · 4–10° Mostly Sunny

pin University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2

Join us on Thursday, March 15th from 3:00-4:00 for a talk by University of Victoria professor Dr. Nicole Shukin. The talk will take place in the Fraser Building, room #209. This event is free and open to everyone.

Looking at how life has “bounced back” (or not) after the 2011 TEPCO nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, this talk builds on critiques of the neoliberal virtue of resilience by examining the value placed on multispecies resilience after Fukushima.

Describing multispecies resilience as forgiving makes visible the affective as well as material economies within which other animals become instrumental to redeeming a future for catastrophic capitalism. Unexpectedly, however, some species – particularly unruly wild boars that have proliferated in the nuclear exclusion zone in Fukushima – bounce back with a vengeance, presenting an excessive and unforgiving fall-out that I propose is suggestive of how nonhumans can go “on strike” against the affective and material labour of reproducing the life-conditions of capital and of the human.

Nicole Shukin is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria, Canada and member of the interdisciplinary graduate program in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT). She is the author of Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times (2009), and has written on a wide range of topics related to capitalist naturecultures, including the bio-politics of cinematic affect, multispecies perspectives on war and security, and rhetorics of resilience.



National 60’s Scoop Survivor Solidarity Gathering Victoria 2018
Friday at 12:00–13:00
2 days from now · 4–11° Partly cloudy

pin Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P6
Show map

envelope Invited by Dee Caw Lone Eyes

To be held on the territory of the Lekwungen peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt nations.

A Peaceful 60’s Scoop Survivors Solidarity Rally at Spirit?Centennial Sq in Victoria to coincide with Rallies in major cities across Canada🔥

Please be mindful, compassionate, and respectful while in attendance as some Survivors may be in an a more emotional state than others as they either may not yet be on or are in the early stages of their journey of healing from the pain of their past

Please Contact Bill Stewart at nsssday@gmail.com or message Sixties Scoop Survivor’s National Day of Recognition for more information


National 60’s Scoop Survivor Solidarity Rally – Vancouver 2018

Friday at 11:45–14:45
2 days from now · 4–11° Partly cloudy

pin Victory Square, Vancouver
Hastings & Cambie, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G8

This rally will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

A peaceful 60’s Scoop Survivors solidarity rally across Canada in every major city🔥 Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto & Montreal

60s Scoop Survivors across Turtle Island are mobilizing, motivated, and ready to make some noise, raise awarenesss and build support.

Mark your calendars! More details to come as we plan our walk from Victory Square to Japanese Hall at 487 Alexander Street

This a family friendly, sober event open to allies, media, and general public.

****Please be mindful, compassionate, and respectful while in attendance as some survivors may find this event emotional****

**Volunteers and sponsorship are needed for the organisation of this important event. If you would like to offer support, volunteer, or provide a suggestion, please contact the Administrator, April Short or email vancouversixtiesscoop@outlook.com


3rd Annual Cracks in the Concrete Conference

16 March – 18 March
16 March at 18:00 to 18 March at 16:00

pin Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG)
3800 Finnerty Road, SUB B120 & B122, Victoria, British Columbia

Theme: New Reflections, Ongoing Conversations.

Primarily organized by Uvic students, the VIPIRG conference focuses on centering student and community voices and perspectives to conversations about the environment, self care, non-profits, and oppression. Working from the assumption that these issues are real, we hope to facilitate conversations about how to thrive, survive, and create stronger communities.

It runs from March 16-18 2018, and takes place at the University of Victoria, the Parkside Hotel & Spa, and the Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch.

Entry to conference panels is free.

Special events costs $10 for students, and $20 for non-students.

Ticket links:
Tribe Called Red: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-tribe-called-red-in-conversation-tickets-42548793587
Cocktail Party: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-classical-cocktail-party-tickets-42549077436


March 16

6:00pm Opening Panel: Perspectives on Deaf Culture
Upper Lounge, UVic SUB

March 17
Greater Victoria Public Library (735 Broughton St)
12:45pm: Featured Panel
Reflections on Reconciliation, Restitution, and Resurgence

2:00pm: Redefining Non-Profits

3:30pm: Emerging movements in environmentalism

2:00pm: Making a living as a creative

3:30pm: Self care or community care?

7pm: A Tribe Called Red: In Conversation

9:30pm: A Classical Cocktail Party

Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard St

March 18
Greater Victoria Public Library (735 Broughton St)

1:30pm – 4:30pm Conference debrief, guided meditation, and massage therapy.

This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Lekwungen and WSANEC territories.


Protect the Environmental Development Permit Area (EDPA)
Although unsuccessful in the by election last September I have not stopped advocating for a clean environment, parks, farmland, watersheds, safe roads and affordable housing for all residents in Saanich. Municipal elections are coming up in October, however, that is a long time to wait to address the injustices that are occurring for people and the planet.

Which is the point of this letter.

I want to alert you to some very large changes that are potentially coming to Saanich’s environmental policies that will result in the weakening of environmental protection in environmentally sensitive areas. Should the Environmental Development Permit Area (EDPA) bylaw be rescinded, new developments will not require environmental permits, placing our world class endemic biodiversity at further risk. The Garry Oak ecosystem now covers less than 1% of its former area. These lands are vital; they provide habitat and biodiversity for many species, including specialist pollinators, support sustainable agriculture and contribute to climate change resiliency.

The EDPA bylaw is the product of exemplary work by Saanich residents and councils and is a co-creation and vision for a sustainable future. This spirit is at the heart and foundation of our municipality.

Please come out on Saturday March 17 and take a stand for Saanich with me to maintain our unique ecosystems. The public hearing on rescinding the EDPA bylaw will be held at Spectrum Community School gym, 957 Burnside Road West and starts at 10 am.

Unable to attend? Another method of support is writing a letter of opposition to Mayor and Council to help sway the current 5 who are in favour of rescinding the bylaw. Our elected officials can be reached at: Mayor@saanich.ca and Council@saanich.ca Please send me a copy, it helps to be able to tell the media how many letters have been sent.

I hope to see you at the public hearing.
In the Spirit of Saanich,

Nathalie Chambers


A Tribe Called Red: In Conversation
march 17th
Saturday at 19:00–21:00
5 days from now · 5–11° Partly cloudy

pin The Parkside Hotel & Spa
810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5B1
Show map

**This page is for event-related information: when and where it will be happening, how folks can get ahold of tickets, etc. Specific questions, and accessibility requests should be sent to info@vipirg.ca, 250-721-7285, or by sending us a message on Facebook!**

VIPIRG presents: A Conversation with A Tribe Called Red

The first part of the night features performances from local musicians.

Afterwards, A Tribe Called Red will have a sit down conversation with Mohawk/Tuscarora poet and writer Janet Rogers. The band will be talking about their work, how it connects to social issues, and how they champion creative resistance.

Student/Low Income: $15
General Admission: $20
Combo Ticket (A Tribe Called Red + Cocktail Party)

An informal Meet and Greet with the band will follow shortly after as well as a Cocktail Party at Fortune Gallery (537 Fisgard Street) from 9.30 to 11.30 PM.

This event is taking place on the territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples and WSANEC, Songhees and Esquimalt nations


We Animals: Fifteen Years of Photojournalism and Animal Advocacy
march 17th
clock Saturday at 14:00–17:00
3 days from now · 5–10° Partly cloudy

pin 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C5, Canada

Join The Fur-Bearers and the BC SPCA (BCSPCA) for an afternoon with Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals, as she explores fifteen years of photojournalism and advocacy in this terrific event!


Vegan Drinks March Meetup
clock 19 March at 18:00–20:30
Next Week · 3–11° Partly cloudy

pin The Black Lodge Broadway
317 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W5

Spring is in the air and drinks and vegan food will soon be in our bellies. 🌸

Join us at The Black Lodge for our monthly Vancouver Vegan Drinks meetup. We have an entire reserved section at this cool all-vegetarian bar. 🌲

As always, this is a casual event for new and returning people who are interested in drinks, food and getting to know one another. 😊

We can’t wait to see you there! 🍻


Indigenous Speaker Series – Dr. Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy
20 March at 11:30–13:00
Next Week · 4–9° Mostly Cloudy

pin UVIC First People’s House
PO BOX 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2

Please join us on March 20 (11:30-1) in the UVic First Peoples House, Ceremonial Hall for a talk by Dr. Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy titled: “From Territorial Acknowledgements to Here-ing: (Indigenous) Methodology for Being in Someone Else’s Home”. This event is free and open to the public! Light lunch will be provided!

Bio: Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy is a new faculty lecturer in Gender Studies focusing on Indigeneity and decoloniality. Formerly a counsellor for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in conflict with Canadian law, she comes to the academy as a second career. Her PhD research in Indigenous Studies theorizes the historical and epistemological contours of Anishinaabe womyn’s economic governance of the sugar bush in the Great Lakes Region, in the production of maple sugar, through a queer, Indigenous materialist, feminist lens. This knowledge bundle supports the re-generation of Anishinaabe personhood, relationality, and nationhood in critically gendered ways which are grounded in Anishinaabe meanings and practices of sovereignty. Christine is dynamically active in Indigenous literary arts, is committed to the re-generation of Indigenous land-based sustenance relationships, and is mother to a teenage bear who plays volleyball and queer cat who fetches.​


Tree Huggers Ball – Hosted by the UVic Ancient Forest Committee
clock 21 March at 20:00–23:55
Next Week · 4–10° Mostly Sunny

pin Felicitas Campus Pub
3800 Finerty Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2

Hosted by UVic Ancient Forest Committee, a daughter club to the Ancient Forest Alliance Non-Profit Group! Come have a beer for our forests! Donations and proceeds will go towards Old Growth Protection on Vancouver Island!

Music From ~

Flawed Hearts and The Waiting Room


“Flawed Hearts and the Waiting Room is an indie-pop/rock duo based out of Victoria, BC. The two-piece band consists of siblings Sam Britton, guitar and vocals, and Lindsay Britton, keyboard and vocals.”

DJ Taquito Jalapeno https://www.mixcloud.com/TaquitoJalapeno/taquito-jalapeno-song-surf-2018/


DJ Benny The Jett https://soundcloud.com/bennythejett

Come show your support for Old Growth Protection on Vancouver Island and British Columbia!

Standing for Indigenous Rights and Agriculture in the Peace
clock 21 March at 18:00–21:00
Next Week · 2–10° Partly cloudy

pin 246 Ingram St, Duncan, BC V9L 1P4, Canada

Site C: a legacy of bad decisions past & present.

The BC government’s decision to proceed with the dam will consign you, your children, and grandchildren to a massive unnecessary debt – one that British Columbians will have to pay over and over again.

Contrary to the BC government’s statements, the money they argue would be wasted if the project is shut down does not cost more than the projected $10.7 billion (and counting) it would take to complete it.

The dam will also flood valuable agricultural land, is in complete opposition to the NDP government’s stated commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and commits BC to outdated and expensive energy generation when new ways of producing electricity are increasingly less costly and far better at creating permanent jobs.

Want to know more? Join Council of Canadians Cowichan chapter, Duncan United Church Social Justice Committee Islanders for the Peaceand Rolling Justice Bus at Duncan United Church on March 21 from 6-9pm (doors open at 6pm, presentations and discussion at 7pm).

Funds raised will go towards financial support for legal challenges by the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, and the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association.

Speakers will include:

Ken and Arlene Boon of the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association (PVLA) who face the threat of expropriation of their farm.

Wendy Holm, agrologist with 35 years experience in food security, water security and the drastic effects that so called free trade agreements have on Canadian sovereignty. She has written many scholastic papers journals and research papers and is a renowned Canadian author and Public.Speaker. Her latest book Damming the Peace is a powerful resource for resistance to the travesty of Site C Dam. This book will be for sale at our event with proceeds going to the fundraiser.

Guy Dauncey, eco-futurists and author of ten books including the award-winning “The Climate Challenge 101 Solutions to Global Warming”. He is the founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association and will provide information about alternative energy alternatives to Site C.

Musician Luke Wallace who spends his time using his music as a platform to amplify the voices of communities threatened by unjust resource extraction, and to contribute to the growing revolution spreading across the earth. Luke’s “folktivism” has taken him far and wide; from France for COP21, Costa Rica where he represented his coast at a climate change conference, to roaming through Canada’s west coast and interior.

We will also watch a segment January of world renowned energy economist Robert McCullough blow up David Eby’s infamous and epically flawed letter of excuses for continuing with Site C dam project.

More speakers TBA.

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