Upcoming Events at the OC:
Thursday February 10 6:30 PM: Smile With Dignity! Dental Campaign Committee Meeting
Monday February 14 12:00 PM: the OC joins in the DTES Women's Memorial March
Saturday February 19 11:00 AM: the OC attends the reConvergence
Thursday February 24 6:00 PM: Red Flag Discussion Group Discusses World Poverty and Capital Accumulation by Samir Amin
Every Sunday Morning: SunVersion Run Training
Every Wednesday Night: Language for Liberation classes
Tune into the weekly People's Health Radio! Wednesday from 1 to 2pm on Vancouver Co-op Radio 102.7 FM CFRO
Contact us for more information about our events!
Crafts for a Cause: 4th Annual Craft Fair to Support Social Justice Struggles
Saturday December 3rd, 6-10pm
Rhizome Café, 317 East Broadway, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
Come shop for holiday gifts while supporting migrant rights, youth empowerment, Indigenous autonomy and more! Peruse socially conscious crafts by local artists, and items created by local organizations to support their social justice work. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Participating artists and organizations include:
No One is Illegal: noii-van.resist.ca/
The Purple Thistle: http://www.purplethistle.ca/
Redwire Native Youth Media: http://www.redwiremag.com/
The Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice: https://organizingcentre.wordpress.com
Environmental Youth Alliance: http://www.eya.ca
Downtown Eastside Studio Society: http://studiosociety.ca/
Just Work Potters: http://www.justwork.ca/justpotters.html
Kalayaan Centre: http://www.kalayaancentre.net/
Fair Trade Coffee from Cafe Justicia: cafejusticia.ca/
la mano ethical textiles: http://www.lamano.ca/
Prints by Favianna Rodriguez: favianna.com/
Rhizome Cafe T-Shirts and Buttons
Sam Bradd Designs: sambradd.com/
fierce green creations: etsy.com/shop/fiercegreen
Just Jingo Body Botanicals: http://justjingo.com/Just_Jingo/just_jingo_body_botanicals.html
Partial proceeds from artists’ sales are distributed to participating organizations.
$2 suggested donation at the door, but no one turned away
By Donation, no donation is too small! Donations of toothbrushes, dental floss, soap, note books, pens, pencils, crayons, and new or gently used infant and children’s toys gratefully accepted!
The exploitation of the Philippines, integrated into the world economy 400 years ago as a colonized and oppressed nation, continues today; millions of Filipino workers travel abroad as the cheap labour force for developed nations and transnational corporations continue to plunder the country for its mineral and natural resources. The national government, beholden to the interests of foreign capital, wages a ruthless counter-insurgency against the widespread opposition to its policies of trade liberalization, privatization and deregulation. Yet in local communities across the Philippines people are organized into a powerful movement for health, human rights and liberation. A key component of this struggle is the community health workers, who struggle against great odds to meet the immediate health needs of their communities while joining the broader movement struggle to tackle the underlying structural determinants of health.
Join us on November 26th at 3:00 p.m. to hear the first-hand experiences of three local health workers who traveled to the Philippines with the Alliance for People’s Health to provide solidarity and support to the progressive health sector and to learn from the liberation movement.
Brought to you by the Alliance for People’s Health and the Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights
For more information, call/text: 604 315 8766
Health worker blogs:
Alliance for People’s Health
672 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6
Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) – Doors Open at 6pm * Dinner at 7:00pm * Live music starts at 8:30pm
Do privatization and corporate bail-outs make your hair stand on end? Do you think Stephen Harper is spooky? Join us on the evening of Sunday, October 30th and enjoy an excellent Moroccan style dinner, followed by live (and lively!) local music. Costumes are encouraged!
This is also a chance to support the Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice as we come up to our fifth anniversary at our Broadway and Main location. We can hardly believe it’s been that long, but we did the math and it’s true! That’s five years of building local grassroots working class movement and international solidarity. Please come celebrate with us and help make our next five years possible!
This is an accessible space (front door is street level with no stairs and is large enough to allow a wheelchair, and the bathroom is wheelchair accessible).
The Organizing Centre is home to the Alliance for People’s Health, the Food Action Collective, Workers Across Borders, and People’s Health Radio. You can find out more at https://organizingcentre.wordpress.com/
* $25 Single Ticket (kids under twelve eat free)
* $40 Sponsor (one ticket and your name in program)
Solidarity sponsorship is available at $320 and includes reserved table (8 seats), name on table and name in program.
Please contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-566-4745 to purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance; we will not be selling tickets at the door.
We love volunteers! We are in fact a volunteer-run centre. If you are interested in helping out at the fundraiser we would love to hear from you. Please email Jen at email@example.com
In recognition of the anti-imperialist pro-people history of Mother’s Day, People’s Health Radio joins moms in East Van and around the world as we reclaim this day as one of resistance against imperialist war and women’s oppression and exploitation. PHR examines the health, social, and economic conditions of mothers, providing the unpaid care giving that allows public dollars to be diverted to privatization projects, imperialist occupation, and wars of aggression.
Mother’s Liberation dreams of how mothers might be liberated from the isolating and at times grueling unpaid work of care giving under capitalism.
- Valcina Cos, single mom, member of the Breakthrough Mamas
- Suzanne Baustad, single mom, anti-poverty organizer, and founding member of Grassroots Women
- Sophia Roberts, a high-school student, reading a Grassroots Women Mother’s Day statement
- And speeches from the 2011 Mothers on the Move Mother’s Liberation Rally!
People’s Health Radio
Broadcast live on Co-op Radio CFRO 102.7 – Wednesday May 11 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
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It’s not too late to sign up for our weekly training sessions. All trainings are happening at Trout Lake at 9am on Sunday mornings. Meet at the concession stand by the playground. If you come late, you can catch us on our next loop around the lake.
Just want to run on April 17? Don’t need to train? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a pledge sheet and to register. Minimum registration is $40 – you can pay it yourself or collect it in pledges. This is a fundraiser for the Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice and all the funds go to support our work in the community. (Remember, this fee will not register you in the corporate sun run.)
We’re in the race for a better future!