• Upcoming event

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    London Public Library in London, ON, Canada

    Downstream (Part 2 of Antler River, Upstream/Downstream)

    "DOWNSTREAM" (Part 2 of Antler River, Upstream/Downstream)
    Topic: "THE POOR DRINKING WATER QUALITY OF ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT"
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm
    (doors open for socializing 6:00 pm)
    (cleanup and vacating room 8:30-8:45 pm)
    Stevenson & Hunt Rooms A&B, London Public Library (Central)

    Admission is FREE of charge! (Donations are always welcome, of course!)
    ALL are welcome!

    Event description and image via Council of Canadians (London Chapter). View the event on Facebook here.



    Featuring Oneida Environmental Rep. Brandon Doxtator and other representatives from Oneida of the Thames educating about water quality of the Antler River:

    - The Boil Water Advisory -
    truth, myth, and history

    - Personal stories

    - Why is this London’s
    responsibility?

    - What can be done to provide
    drinkable water to Oneida
    sooner
    rather than later?

    - What actions can
    London residents/
    City Council take as allies?

    Background (Upstream):

    On January 22, 2020 we were educated about water issues upstream by Bryan Smith, of Oxford People Against the Landfill. For eight years the people of Oxford County have petitioned the province of Ontario to stop Walker Industries from filling a Beachville Quarry, next to the Antler River near Ingersoll, with mid level industrial garbage from Toronto. So far 150 municipalities have passed resolutions saying they demand the right to say yes or no to a landfill in their jurisdictions:
    http://www.demandtheright.ca
    As a result of this event, a committee has been formed to take the resolution, to have the right, to London City Council.

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    Free admission. Everyone Welcome. Donations welcome.

    Hosted by the Council of Canadians, London Chapter

    Coffee, tea, juice, and water provided

    Bring a friend! Share this notice with your contacts! Let's network! Please keep water issues in mind when you vote in the upcoming municipal election.

    FRAGRANCE FREE EVENT! Please be respectful of attendees who have serious allergies! No perfume or flowers will be permitted.

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    Our monthly EVENTS are open to the public and never include a business meeting.

    (Our monthly BUSINESS MEETINGS are separate meetings for our steering committee, our other committee chairs, and a few invited guests only. All of our planning and other business are carried out at these steering meetings.)

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    This event takes place on the ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Lenape, Huron-Wendat, and Attawandaron Peoples.

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    Council of Canadians London Chapter Safe Space Policy

    We begin by acknowledging that these events take place on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Huron- Wendat, and Attawandaron-Neutral peoples, and that respect for treaties is fundamental to everything we do.

    As activists, we work to create spaces that are free of as many barriers as possible. We are all responsible for creating the spaces we desire, by educating ourselves and each other, and ensuring that we are in dialogue. We recognize that the dynamics of hierarchy, power and privilege that exist within society are also found within our movement. We believe that failing to address these dynamics alienates and further victimizes our friends and allies and stops us from creating the equitable world we want. Individuals participating are asked to be aware of their language and behaviour, and to think about whether it might be oppressive to others. We define oppressive behaviour as any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens or harms anyone on the basis of ability, activist experience, age, criminal record, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, language, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, self- expression, sex, sexual orientation or other such factors.
    We also acknowledge that harassing behaviour, including sexual harassment and non-consensual touching, is not permitted and that those who engage in such behaviours will not be welcome at our events. In spaces we have booked for events, Council of Canadians

    London Chapter reserves the right to ban individuals whom it deems a threat to the safety of women and of other individuals who may be vulnerable to harassing or oppressive behaviour.

    Everyone has a right to feel safe and valuable. Safe space is both an individual and a communal responsibility. We encourage everyone to be conscious and respectful of the safety of others.

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