Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sudbury Social Justice News -- July 10, 2010 Edition

As I've mentioned before, I'm the temporary caretaker of a social justice events list for Sudbury, Ontario. I'm not planning on posting all of the mailings here -- though there are no more than 4 per month; contact me if you want on the list -- but I am going to put up some of them. There is a lot going on in Sudbury in the next week and a bit, thanks largely to the hard work of the wonderful folks at Sudbury Pride, but there is also a labour event on Tuesday and a couple of events that touch on the recent G20 protests in Toronto. Please note that the emailed form of this update included the full text of "Solidarity with the Defendants Now -- G20 Struggle Must Continue and Grow", a statement by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Here are the events:

Sudbury Social Justice News - July 10, 2010

Please note that this coming week is Pride Week in Sudbury, so there is a long list of great events. For more information on Sudbury Pride please see sudburypride.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS:

1) Monday, July 12: Sudbury Pride Flag Raising
2) Monday, July 12: Meeting of Sudbury Against War and Occupation featuring Reportbacks from the G20 Protests
3) Monday, July 12: X=Posed: 3rd Annual Pride Art Show
4) Tuesday, July 13: USW Local 6500 Family Day of Solidarity
5) Tuesday, July 13: Gender in the City!
6) Wednesday, July 14: Queer Youth Speak Out!
7) Wednesday, July 14: Queer Voices of the North Film Screenings
8) Thursday, July 15: OUT and LOUD Open Mic Night
9) Friday, July 16: More Pride Events!
10) Saturday, July 17: And Even More Pride Events!
11) Sunday, July 18: Sudbury Pride March, Rally, BBQ, and Closing Ceremonies
12) Tuesday, July 20: Standing Against Civil Liberties Violations at the G20 Protests



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Monday, July 12: Sudbury Pride Flag Raising
1 pm, Tom Davies Square

Official flag raising ceremony to mark the beginning of Pride week in Sudbury! Special guests, including the Mayor of Sudbury, John Rodriguez. Refreshments will be served.


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Monday, July 12: Meeting of Sudbury Against War and Occupation featuring Reportbacks from the G20 Protests in Toronto
6:30 pm, at Myths and Mirrors. Myths and Mirrors is the painted building (a community artspace) located in Victory Park in the Donovan. It is on Frood Road, north of Kathleen, between Dupont St. and Schevchenko Ave. It is across from 485 Frood.

In Sudbury the first part of the Sudbury Against War and Occupation
(SAWO) meeting this Monday, July 12th at 6:30 pm at the Myths and
Mirrors space will hear some brief report backs on the protests in
Toronto and the suppression of people's democratic rights. The Myths and
Mirros space is the painted building (a community artspace) located in
Victory Park in the Donovan. It is on Frood Road, north of Kathleen,
between Dupont St. and Schevchenko Ave. It is across from 485 Frood.

A larger public event is being planned for Tuesday July 20th to protest
the suppression of people's democratic righs. This will also be talked
about and planned for at the SAWO meeting this Monday night.

Other topics of discussion include indigenous solidarity, the case of John Moore, Palestine solidarity, and tabling at summer events.


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Monday, July 12: X=Posed: 3rd Annual Pride Art Show
7 pm, 276 Cedar Street, Sudbury

Our 3rd annual Pride Art Show, X=Posed! Come and see the works of amazing artists from Northern Ontario! Refreshments by Northern Flavours.


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Tuesday, July 13: Family Day of Solidarity with USW Local 6500
2 pm to 11 pm, Steel Workers Hall at 66 Brady Street

On Tuesday, July 13 USW Local 6500 will be hosting a Day of Solidarity for members and their families, community supporters and all unions that have supported us over the past year. The event kicks off at 2pm at 66 Brady Street and continues till 11:00pm. There will be family activities and music throughout the day as well as a complementary hot meal to be served at 6:00pm. Live music will be preformed by Old School Band between 8:00 and 10pm. Please come out and join us. LOTS OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Parking and shuttle service will be available noon til midnight at City Parking Lot behind Brewers Retail on Lorne St. and after 4:30pm at the Old Train Station on Elgin St. (Municipal Parking is free downtown after 6pm). Non-Perishable food donations for Sudbury Food Bank would be greatly appreciated.


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Tuesday, July 13: Gender in the City!
7 pm, Fromagerie Elgin, 1a-5 Cedar Street, Sudbury

Jennifer Johnson, Nate Solomon, Dan Racicot with moderator Mike McDonough tackle some key issues concerning sex, gender, and sexuality. Cash bar.


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Wednesday, July 14: Queer Youth Speak Out!
5:00 - 6:30 pm, Radisson Hotel, Notre Dame Room

Join members of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and local high school students and teachers to hear what issues are of concern for our youth in school. Moderated by Steven Solomon, from the TDSB. Pizza dinner!


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Wednesday, July 14: Queer Voices of the North – Film Screenings
First show, 7 pm. Late show, 10pm. Rainbow Theatre, in the Rainbow Centre Mall in downtown Sudbury.

Come out to see local shorts from those in the North, including films from the youth digital storytelling series from Sault St. Marie and our very own BAM girls, with “Little House on the Spanish!” Stay for the late show and see “A Single Man”, featuring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Adults $5 for one show, $7 for both. 19 and under free with a canned good item, in support of the Access AIDS Network Food Bank (We hear the BAM girls, directors of Little House on the Spanish will be in attendance!)


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Thursday, July 15: OUT and LOUD Open Mic Night
8pm, Fromagerie Elgin, 1a-5 Cedar St.

Come read, laugh and sing at our annual open mic night. Hosted by Joshua McMillan. Cash bar.


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Friday, July 16: More Pride Events!

Pride’s 1st Annual Ladies* Golf Tournament
12noon, Cedar Green Golf Course, Garson
Nine hole best ball tournament, with dinner, celebrity MC and prizes, prizes, prizes! Think you can get a hole in one? Step up to the challenge and you could win an outstanding prize valued up to $10 000.00! Yup, you read it right!! Email golf.sudburypride@gmail.com for details and information on how to register
You can also click HERE to download our registration form in Word format. (*All those who self-identify are welcome to play!)

A Search for the Rainbow
11am, Tom Davies Square
Scavenger hunt, games and prizes! Join us for our 3rd annual Youth Pride Games, brought to you by the Youth Pride Committee. The LGBT Youthline from Toronto will be presenting a media project at the event.

A Dance under the Sky
7pm-11pm, Tom Davies Square
All ages outdoor dance with special guest, DJ Jazz!

Dining With the Guys
6pm, Howard Johnson Plaza-Hotel, 50 Brady St.
A buffet with a presentation on the Prime Timers organization by Arthur and friend from Toronto. Tickets $25. Contact Mike for tickets 705-674-8052.

ZIGS presents X Factor
Opens at 8 pm starts at 10 pm
Check out this year’s amazing show! Music, Dance, Drag. We got it ALL!


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Saturday, July 17: And Even More Pride Events!

Access AIDS Network and Sudbury Sexual Assault Crisis
Centre present
Mitts and Balls: Home Run Derby and Softball
Game!
12pm, Delki Dozzi Park, 3 Mary Street
$5 gives you a chance at some great prizes in our Home Run Derby. Join us for a game of softball afterward, with free t-shirts provided by our community partners, Access AIDS Network and Sudbury Sexual Assault Crisis Centre!

SnoBears Family n Friends BBQ
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm , Delki Dozzi Park, 3 Mary Street.
Join the SnoBears, their families and friends for their 4th annual BBQ. This event is open to everyone. This year is a choice of steak, chicken breast or a vegetarian alternative with salads and desserts. Tickets are $15.00, children 10 and under are free. Please pre-register for children meals. For Tickets contact Dallas at 507-9476 or dallas@snobears.ca

Taste The Rainbow - Pride Party @ Zigs
Opens At 8 pm
Showcase your colors


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Sunday, July 18: Sudbury Pride March, Rally, BBQ, and Closing Ceremonies

Annual Pride March and Rally
12:30pm Memorial Park
Come out to the 13th annual Pride March. Meet at Memorial Park with your noise makers, flags and signs!!

Family BBQ
Join hosts from HOT 93.5 and musical acts for our annual Family BBQ! Games for the kids all day, Community fair and more prizes!
1:30pm, Tom Davies Square

Closing Ceremonies
3:45pm, Tom Davies Square
Help us lower the flag and close out our week of celebration


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Tuesday, July 20: Standing Against Civil Liberties Violations at the G20 Protests in Toronto

Details to be announced.


If you are in the area, please check out as many of these as you can!!

2 comments:

Matt said...

g20 justice is important to me. please update asap

Scott said...

Hi Matt. If you are referring to the final event listed there, I don't actually have any more information. I suspect it might not be happening, or at least not on that date.

Are you on the mailing list? If not, if you email me at scott.neigh[at]movement-history.ca I can add you.

I noticed that you have an empty blog called "Sudbury Community Mobilization Network"...are you involved in organizing things locally? If so, it might be useful for us to meet, or at least be in touch over email...