Events

2016 EDMONTON-ELLERSLIE CONSTITUENCY FORUM
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Please join us for the Edmonton-Ellerslie 2016 Constituency Forum!

Saturday, March 19, 2016
12:00 PM Registration & Lunch
1:00 PM Constituency Forum
Grace Point Church
720 62 Street SW

Our aim is to collect your feedback, so I can bring your concerns to the legislature during spring session. If you are interested in attending, I ask that you please pre-register online here:
http://goo.gl/forms/ICvjW6oYxc

At the forum we will discuss 4 major issues:

1. Health care: an emphasis on the fentanyl crisis in Edmonton will be made.

2. Education: curriculum, to the devleopment of new schools.

3. Human Services: AISH, Alberta Works and programs that help women fleeing from domestic violence.

4. Community Grants: playground funding and processes for applying for grants.

Lunch will be provided so it is important that you pre-register for the event. There is no cost to attend. If you would prefer to pre-register by phone, please call 780-414-2000.

 

ALBERTA NDP EDMONTON-ELLERSLIE ELECTORAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION SOCIAL
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Please join the Alberta NDP Edmonton-Ellerslie Electoral District Association members and friends as we celebrate community by comig together to enjoy an evening of music, spoken word and friendship.

Friday, March 4, 2016
7:00 PM
Southward Community League Hall
1880 37 Street NW

Musical performances by:
Vivianna Macias Katzenstein
and Karina Fariña

As well as, spoken word artists:
Nisha Patel
Aditi Gupta
And more

Tickets to this event are $25. For more information please call 780-293-8496.

 

ROD LOYOLA FOR EDMONTON ELLERSLIE CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER
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Please join us for a delicious Buffet Lechon (Pork) Dinner starting at 6:00 PM.
Proceeds of the event will go to the Rod Loyola for Edmonton Ellerslie Campaign.

Friday, April 24, 2015
6:00 PM
Rolymie Restaurant and Backery
1083 Knottwood Road East NW

Tickets are $25

In order to book your reservation and get tickets please contact Carlos Gonzalez 780-462-6933 or carlos.gonzalez@epsb.ca or Jenny Gonzalez 780-462-6933 or jenserrano@hotmail.com

 

EDMONTON FOR ALL: TOWARD RACIAL EQUITYCFRAC Forum
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Public Forum and Panel Discussion

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015
McCauley School, 9538 – 107 Avenue

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination we are happy to host a full day of discussion and community building featuring several amazing Edmontonians working directly on issues of racial equity in their organizations and communities!

Our facilitator for the day will be Irfan Chaudhry @RiffC, recently featured in the Edmonton Journal for his work on hate crime in YEG.

Special Guests include:
Amarjeet Sohi, City of Edmonton Councilor,  representing government perspectives on equity and inclusion.
Natasha Goudar, Manager for the Edmonton Police Service’s Equity Diversity and Human Rights Section, speaking on  the challenges and opportunities for doing racial equity work in policing and law enforcement.
Jill Chesley,  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor with Enbridge speaking to the work being done in the private sector.
Rod Loyola,  President at Non-Academic Staff Association giving a perspective on the work that the labour movement has taken to create racial equity. And
Gary Moostoos,  Advisor at Boyle Street Community Services speaking to social services and the non-profit sector.

Attendees will have an opportunity to actively build strategies and network to create an #edmontonforall !
Email Charlene Hay to RSVP (Chay@cfrac.com) by clicking here

NEOLIBERALISM, CORPORATE RULE AND DEMOCRACY – THE LATIN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE WITH LESSONS FOR CANADIANS
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A free public event sponsored by the Council of Canadians (Edmonton Chapter)

Wednesday, June 4, 7-9:30 PM

Allendale Hall, 6330-105A Street, Edmonton

Corporate control of our affairs through tactics like the privatization of public services, deregulation, attacks on organized labor, “free” trade treaties, outsourcing of local jobs overseas, cuts to education, healthcare and other basic public services, and other methods, is very real in Alberta and Canada. For example, a recent move by the Alberta government has removed the role of Alberta Environment in approving energy projects, and put approvals squarely into the hands of a single body, the Alberta Energy Regulator. This agency is 100% funded by industry, and has forced unionized AB environment and other workers to quit the unions and to join them. Can we really expect the fox to guard the chicken coup?

In Latin America, the takeover of governments by militarily backed regimes controlled by industrial interests has also been a very “real” experience. Those opposed have been forced to flee, to face “disappearance” and often, to suffer serious physical harm.

Many would argue that this could not happen here. At the same time, democracy has been undeniably eroded under Harper’s dreams of Canada as an “energy superpower” and the rapid growth of the “petro-state”, especially here in Alberta.

The Council of Canadians is honored to present a panel of local Latin American ex-patriots to tell their stories of corporate rule, and to suggest lessons for all Canadians. The discussion will be followed by a social gathering including refreshments.

Yazmin Juarez is a Guatemalan Canadian who has had extensive first-hand experience in confronting mining corporations in their consistently unethical exploitation of natural resources in Guatemala. Her perspective on neoliberalism is largely one of indigenous peoples. Yazmin also is the Coordinator of the Youth & Young Adult Mentorship Program of the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton.

Rod Loyola is the President of the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton, as well as the Chair of the Post-Secondary Education Task Force with Public Interest Alberta. Rod has been a Board of Director on numerous local and national non-profit organizations during his career as an activist and community organizer focused on both local and international socio-economic and political issues. He has also been involved in a number of grassroots educational/advocacy campaigns for the last 20 years focused on making an impact on public policy at all levels of government.

ALBERTA NDP EDMONTON STRATHCONA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014ndp-logo
Hazeldean Community Hall
9630 – 66 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
6:30 PM
Social

7:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Rod Loyola

Cultural Change through Community and Capacity Building

As progressives we often speak of the status quo and we reflect on how difficult it is to change.  It certainly is a challenge but it is not impossible. Join the Alberta NDP Edmonton Strathcona Electoral District Association for an evening of lively discussion as together we explore the elements for creating cultural change that will continue to strengthen the achievements of the Alberta NDP as we move forward.

Rod will be sharing some of his spoken word pieces as they relate to progressive culture and education.

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY/MAY DAY MARCH
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Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Celebrate International Workers’ Day
Meet at the Legislature Grounds at 5:30 PM
We’ll march down Jasper Avenue to Grant Notley Park

Light dinner to follow at the Oliver Community League Hall at 10326 118 St NW, Edmonton, AB.
Donation requested.

For more information contact 780-474-4747

May Day

THE PRIVATIZATION OF ALBERTA’S PUBLIC SERVICESCouncil of Canadians Privatization Event
Should the Invasion Continue?
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February 20, 2014
Allendale Community Hall
6330-105A Street, Edmonton
(behind Allendale School)
7-10 PM 

Are you familiar with the ongoing efforts of the Alberta Government to allow for-profit healthcare? The City of Edmonton’s plan to build a SE LRT with private companies? Nestles corporation’s influence on the University of Alberta? The Alberta Government’s efforts to muzzle our public service unions? The loss of public control of our senior’s care, childcare, social services, post-secondary education and other public services?

Please join The Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter and others who care about keeping public services public, accountable and democratically run by citizens. Refreshments provided.

Featuring : 

Tom Radford – Alberta Film Producer and his Film ” – Common Ground : Defending the Public Sector

Panel Discussion :
Bill Moore Kilgannon – Public Interest Alberta – Seniors Care, Childcare, Public/Private Partnerships
Rod Loyola – Non-Academic Staff Association (U of A) – Post-Secondary Education

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ALLYSON POLLOCK – TAKING ACTION TO STOP THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES
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Thursday, February 13, 2014meme_AllysonPollock
7:00 PM
St. Michael’s Room
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway
Edmonton

As chair of the Post-Secondary Education Task Force of Public Interest Alberta, I am happy to promote what will prove to be an amazing event. Please join me and so many others from the progressive community as we learn more about the processes used to privatize public services and what we as a community can do to take action against it.

Following the presentation, Q&A forums will provide an opportunity to share strategies on how to promote public solutions and engage citizens to take action on P3s.

Registration is $15 and $10 for low-income. Tickets will be available for pick up at the door. For more information and to register, please call 780-420-0471 or email office@pialberta.org

EDMONTON MILL WOODS FEDERAL NDP CONSTITUENCY ASSOCIATION
HOLIDAY SOCIAL
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Friday, December 13, 2013
7:00 PM
Koffee Cafe
6120 – 28 Avenue
Please join us for an evening of friendship and solidarity as we set the foundation for the 2015 federal election. We call on all NDP sympathizers, supporters, and advocates.
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NDP EDMONTON MILL WOODS-BEAUMONT CONSTITUENCY ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE MEETING
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Now that the Municipal Election is over, it is time to get back to work on the 2015 Federal Election.
The Executive is scheduled to meet:
Thursday, November 21, 2013
7:30 PM
1115 – 87 Street
To confirm your attendance please call 780-426-6076. Please leave a message.
SOLIDARITY WITH SUPERSTORE & LIQOURSTORE WORKERS
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At 12:01 AM, October 6th, 2013 UFCW Workers are going on strike. SOLIDARITY! Join the line.
Ivan Villanueva, Rod Loyola, and Brett Lambert
Ivan Villanueva, Rod Loyola, and Brett Lambert
Superstore
INTERNATIONAL WORKER’S DAY MARCH AND RALLY MAY 1st
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2o13
6:00pm
Corbett Hall
Field (82nd avenue and 112st)
On Wednesday May 1st Edmontonians will gather at 112th Street and 82nd Avenue, joining millions demonstrating internationally in defense of the rights of workers and the rights of all. This demonstration marks International Workers Day, a day of struggle and celebration to end the exploitation of working peoples. Marchers will gather at 6pm for a rally and will march at 6:30 pm to demonstrate their opposition to recent attacks on workers’ rights and cuts to social programs.This year May Day will be a broad anti-austerity demonstration with a focus on the recent devastating cuts to post-secondary education in Alberta. By recognizing students as workers, we wish to work together to fight for a world without exploitation. Recognition is only the beginning. Solidarity forever.
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NDP EDMONTON MILL WOODS-BEAUMONT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Hello family and friends, I need your help to recruit more people to the Mill Wood-Beaumont NDP Constituency Association.  If we are are going to make a difference in the 2015 federal election, we need to start organizing now. Please join me on April 23!

If you live in Mill Woods-Beaumont please join us for the NDP Annual General Meeting for the Riding Association of Edmonton Mill Woods-Beaumont on Tuesday, April 23 at 7PM at the Mill Woods Branch of the Edmonton Public Library (601 Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331 – 66 Street).

For more information contact Stephanie Michaels, President at stephim@telus.net or 780-490-0849.

All are welcome, but to be eligible to vote or run for executive you must live in a participating riding and hold a current NDP membership. Memberships may be renewed by calling 780-474-2415.

We have two years of hard work so we may make an impact in Edmonton Mill Woods-Beaumont in 2015.

Join us and help make history!

SOLIDARITY WITH WALMART EMPLOYEES/UFCW LOCAL 401
WALMART DAY OF ACTION
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Friday, December 14, 2012UFCW Demo Dec 14 2012
12:00 to 2:00 PM
1203 Parson Road N.W.
Edmonton, AB

On Black Friday, Walmart workers made history by staging over 1000 protests across the United States. These protests
brought the plight of retain workers front and centre in the media and the public mind. While this was a huge step forward for worker’s rights, there is still more work to be done.

To keep up the fight for fair wages, the organizers behind the Walmart strikes have called a Global Day of Action against the world’s largest retailer. Taking place on December 14, 2012, this worldwide campaign will target every part of the chain, from factories in China that manufacture goods to the stores that sell them. UFCW Local 401,
along with a number of other unions and activist groups will join
the protests at various locations across the province.

Let’s stand in SOLIDARITY with Walmart employees!

For more information please call 780-293-8496.

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/120917484737086/

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