Café Simpatico presents

COP 21:
A Fossil Fuel Vision or a Global Vision?

Victoria Activist and former Green Party Leader, Joan Russow was in Paris for the recent U.N. Conference on climate change.

Joan will present her observations and give her analysis of the final agreement.

Friday, January 29th – 8pm
1923 Fernwood Rd.
Admission by donation * refreshments available * 250-598-7690
*Music by Art Farquarson 7:30 – 8pm
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Cafe Simpatico: Friday, November 27th

The Rolling Justice Bus Tour

1923 Fernwood Rd.
7:30 – Music by Grace Timney
8:00 – Presentation
Truth and reconciliation, environmental and Indigenous land rights, and basic justice were all parts of the Kairos lead bus tour through the B.C. interior this past August. Participants connected with numerous First Nations leaders and activists, frontline workers, agricultural landowners, and environmentalists. Several of the tour members will be on hand to describe their momentous trip.

Admission by donation * refreshments available * 250-598-7690
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CAFE SIMPATICO – FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 at 1923 Fernwood Road

Doors open for music at 7:30 pm   Speaker at 8 pm

Historian and activist Larry Hannant describes the context of the Spanish Civil War, the outpouring of anti-fascist international solidarity it evoked, and the lessons of that struggle for today.

Larry teaches at Camosun College and is the author of several books. This is a longer version of his brilliant presentation in June at the Cumberland Miners’ Memorial .

Admission by donation:
Refreshments: Fair Trade Organic Coffee for sale
Info: bbcf@bbcf.ca

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MEXICO: HUMAN RIGHTS IN A NARCO STATE

MEXICO: HUMAN RIGHTS IN A NARCO STATE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

1:00 pm wreath laying at the International Brigades Monument (Beleville & Menzies) to remember the 43 students and other victims of state and narco terror in Mexico

7:00 pm JAMES BAY NEW HORIZONS 234 Menzies St.

Film, panel presentation, questions/discussion regarding the decomposition of Mexican society, state sponsored human rights violations, the so-called War on Drugs and NAFTA’s role in the ongoing turmoil.

call 250-384-7843, or 778-676-1921

Sponsored by:

Mexican Working Group, the Victoria Central America Support Committee, and the Mining Justice Action Committee.

CAFÉ SIMPATICO Friday, September 25

“Focus on Guatemala”

Wendy Mendez will give an overview of the present situation in Guatemala &An update on HIJOS and its projects. Wendy founded the organization, HIJOS (sons and daughters of the disappeared) in 1999 with others who were children when their parents were disappeared or massacred and during the civil conflict. HIOS believes that the best way to bring honour and glory to their mothers and fathers, to all the victims of genocide in Guatemala, is to continue the struggle for social justice and democracy.

1923 Fernwood Road
Doors: 7:30 pm with live music.
Presentation: 8pm

Admission by donation:
Fair trade organic coffee for sale
All welcome!
More information:bbcf@bbcf.ca

Cafe Simpatico

The last cafe until September!

Friday June 26

Doors open at 5:30 pm……….Potluck dinner at 6 pm

1923 Fernwood Road

 

Music by our own Nedjo, Glenys, Ardeo & Grace with special guests Sharon Hazel wood & Alan O’Dean!

Reports on CASC’s working groups with action suggestions for summer homework.

 

 

Come with your favourite dish  & bring friends & enjoy socializing & singing along with like-minded activists on a summer evening!

If you can help with set-up & we need some tablecloths as well- please call Terry at 250 595-7519

 

As always we will be serving & selling by the pound our own Cafe Simpatico fair trade organic coffee from Nicaragua.

Invitation to Join Working Group on Human Rights in Mexico

Dear CASC supporters,
After Cafe’s February presentation of Ayotzinapa, the film about Mexico’s 43 murdered students, & Tim’s excellent discussion of the issues raised, CASC has formed a new working group on Canada-Mexico that would focus on issues of NAFTA, human rights, Canadian mining presence in Mexico and the links between the 2 countries.
Tim has suggested that one action to work towards might be, “that the group could put together a letter/paper outlining the issues regarding NAFTA/human rights/mining in Mexico to present to parties and their candidates before the next federal election with the intent of organizing an all-candidates meeting. I believe that with the upcoming election, the timing is great to bring our concerns regarding the deplorable human rights conditions in Mexico and the Canadian connection with those conditions to the attention of political parties, their candidates and to the public.”
Other actions and research can be developed in the group. Several people have already agreed to join this working group. If you are interested please contact Tim: timb(at) islandnet.com. He will coordinate the planning of the first meeting. From your CASC planning committee

Report: The Art of Resistance

Cafe Simpatico January 30,  2015 featured the arts s of resistance. The evening began with Nedjo ^ his friends making music & encouraging everyone to sing along.Theresa Wolfwood  also read from her new poetry book, “Love and Resistance”, followed by book sales and author signing. The book is also for sale at Ivy’s bookshop in Victorian, Arbutus Arts on Hornby island.  and Volume One Bookstore in Duncan,
Guest musicians Sharon Hazelwood and Alan O’Deane were a perfect complement to the banners on display, made by Theresa.
Part of the evening can be seen on this video made by  Efran Quiroz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLg40Oktr9o