Category Archives: Café Simpatico

Cafe Sympatico: Presentation on Honduras by Kay Gimbel, Friday September 30, 2016

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Location: 1923 Fernwood Road

  • Doors open at 7:00 pm. Music with Nedjo Rogers at 7:30 pm
  • Presentation on Honduras by Kay Gimbel 8:00 pm

Kay is an active member of the Mining Justice Action Committee; this summer he went to Honduras with a Rights Action delegation.

Active in BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union, he says, “Now that the ‘working for a living’ chapter of my life is coming to a close, I hope to dedicate a lot more time to making this a better world for my grandson.”

Graeme Russell of Rights Action stated about this delegation: Our focus of inquiry was “What do the U.S and Canada have to do with repression, human rights violations, corruption and impunity in Honduras?”

Kay will address this important aspect of the current situation in Honduras. The delegation honoured the life, vision and struggles of Berta Caceres who was murdered for her pro-environment anti-dam activism.

Discussion and action suggestions to follow.

Free admission and information displays.

Refreshments: fair trade organic coffee.

Sponsored by the Central America Support Committee and the Mining Justice Action Committee

Cafe Simpatico: Feb. 26

Western Canadian Premiere
“Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara”

The Saharawi people under occupation and the lessons of Saharawi nonviolent resistance.

FEB.26 AT CAFÉ SIMPATICO

1923 Fernwood Road

Doors 7pm 
Music 7:30pm
Film at 8pm 

Refreshments: fair trade coffee by the cup and by the pound.

Admission by donation.

Café Simpatico is presented by the Central America Support Committee and this event is cosponsored by: the Mining Justice Action Committee, Friends of Western Sahara & the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation.

See the trailer: https://vimeo.com/123847322

Info:bbcf@bbcf.ca

WS film  poster

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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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.

Cafe Simpation Presents: Ayotzinapa

Mexico’s Missing 43 Students, Human Rights, The War on Drugs, & NAFTA
including information about mining exploitation in Mexico


Friday, Feb 27th, 1923 Fernwood Rd.
7:30pm – Singalong
8:00pm – Films and Speaker

Join us for an important film of this tragic case*. CASC member Tim Boultbee will provide an update and field questions.

*The subject matter and images in this film may be disturbing to some people.

Admission by donation

Refreshments & Fair Trade Coffee available.

CAFE SIMPATICO: JANUARY 30

Love and Resistance: A book launch and poetry reading by Theresa Wolfwood

Special musical guests: Sharon Hazelwood and Alan O’Dean

Textile Art Exhibition
Updates and news from CASC
Refreshments & Fair trade organic coffee
Book sales and author signing ($15, cash or cheque)

 

1923 Fernwood Road
Doors open at 7:15 pm
7:30 pm Sing-a-long with Nedjo and friends
8 pm Program & poetry
All welcome
Information: bbcf@bbcf.ca