MCOS News for March 2020

News and events for March 2020 from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.
February 23, 2020 | Communications Chair



#MarchOutRacism

We all want to live in welcoming and inclusive communities. Racism has no place in them. March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is a time to remind ourselves of the harms and heroes of the past and present.

Have you started thinking about events for March 21 yet?
If you have any events planned don't forget to share it with us, in our calendar. 

Please feel free to contact us for ideas.
Find out more about it and download Activity Kit from here.




Welcome to Lisa

We would like to introduce Lisa Odle, new Anti-racism Coordinator.
Lisa comes to us with many years of experience in the social service sector. More recently,  two years as the coordinator for Righting Relations in Regina and Research and Admin assistant with The African- Canadian Resource Network. We welcome Lisa to continue our path towards growing impact! You can reach her at [email protected].



2020 Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshops and Training We are offering an opportunity for high school students to participate in an anti-racism leadership workshop. Students will engage with peers from throughout the province as they work together in interactive activities to explore identity, power, privilege, colonialism and its legacies, reconciliation, racism and discrimination.
Dates and Locations:
Melville: February 6, Melville Comprehensive High School, 202 10 Ave E, Melville, SK S0A 2P0
Regina: March 5, Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre Gym, 445 14 Ave, Regina, SK S4N 6T5
La Ronge: March 11, Kikinahk Friendship Centre, 320 Boardman St, Bedford Dr, La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0
Battleford:  March 26, Don Ross Community Centre, 891- 99th St, North Battleford SK (Building entrance door #6) GYM

Online registration form: Youth Leadership Workshops

Facilitator Training

MCoS is offering anti-racism facilitator training.  This intensive orientation will take place the day before the workshop in each location.
Dates and Locations:
Melville: February 5, Melville Comprehensive High School, 202 10 Ave E, Melville, SK S0A 2P0
Regina: March 4, Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre Gym, 445 14 Ave, Regina, SK S4N 6T5
La Ronge: March 10, Kikinahk Friendship Centre, 320 Boardman St, Bedford Dr, La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0
Battleford: March 25, Don Ross Community Centre, 891- 99th St, North Battleford (Building entrance door #4) Room 107

Online registration form: Youth Leadership Facilitator Training form


Rock Against Racism Prince Albert

Five great bands! No tickets required - admission by donation!
Featuring:
Andino Suns
All Mighty Voice
The Reckless Famous
The Matt Remenda Ensemble
Allison Rae Strong & The Kicks (Allison Rae Strong Music)

When: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Where: Prince Albert Brewing Company

Solidarity in Saskatchewan. No room for racism or hate. This is where we stand together and celebrate our strength, our diversity, and our caring communities.

Visit here to learn more about it.







Spoken Word- with Ahmad Majid

Humboldt Regional Newcomer Center will be hosting Spoken Word- with Ahmad Majid on March 12th for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

HRNC will also be hosting performances by Ahmad for schools within the Horizon and GSCS Divisions throughout the day.



Rock Against Racism Regina

Five great bands! No tickets required - admission by donation!
Featuring:
Andino Suns
All Mighty Voice
The Snake Oil Salesmen
Kaya Free
NYK band

When: Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:00PM.
Where: O'Hanlon's Irish Pub

Solidarity in Saskatchewan! No room for racism or hate. This is where we stand together and celebrate our strength, our diversity, and our caring communities.

Visit here to learn more about it.



SFFR SAHR Family Day 2020

This event, in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is a FREE ADMISSION event, where you will find delicious foods, beautiful crafts, non-stop entertainment and so much more. Program starts at 11 AM.

Visit here for more information.



SIA Reel to Real 

The SIA would like to invite you to attend its annual Reel to Real Film Festival this year at the Broadway Theatre on March 17th.

Stay tuned for more details

Questions can be sent to [email protected]



Cultural Bridging Community Forum

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan is joining The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership in inviting members of our community to attend our 2020 Cultural Bridging Community Forum!

This year’s forum will focus on building cultural bridges.
Attendance at this Forum will present an opportunity to:
-Learn about other cultures and dispel myths and misconception,
-Share about your own culture.
-Provide feedback on how our community can improve in this area!

When: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Where: Glencairn Neighbourhood Recreation Centre (2626 Dewedney Avenue East, Regina)

Visit here to register. Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 19th, 2020.




Heritage Forum 2020: Our Places - Our Stories That Matter

The 2020 Forum is being coordinated by Heritage Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Parks Culture and Sport.

Dr. Ernie Walker’s keynote address, “Tales from the Big Empty” will be  beginning the day as he focuses upon the improbable story of the development of Wanuskewin focusing on some of the most significant events that have transpired over the past 40 years.

When:  8:30-3:30 Thursday February 27th, 2020
Where: Western Development Museum, Saskatoon

Read more about it and Register here.


International Women's Day Celebration

Join us as we celebrate International Women's Day!

Where: MacKenzie Art Gallery
When: 1 - 3 PM

Join community partners to celebrate International Women’s Day at the MacKenzie Art Gallery through an afternoon of drumming performances, art, and dance. Join us as we explore the drum across cultures, and experience the exhibition Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch — "Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth".

Join us on the Albert Street bridge to celebrate at 3:15pm. You are welcome to bring red scarves and ribbons, symbolizing freedom and empowerment.

Visit here to learn more about it.


MCoS Funding

MCoS invests in approximately 15 projects, events, and festivals per year that fulfill our mission and contribute to at least one of the five streams of multicultural work. You can apply for up to $3,000 per project.

The deadline to apply for Strategic Initiatives is February 15th and September 15th (If the deadline falls before the weekend, we accept applications till the next working day).

For more information on Success stories and Application Guidelines visit our website

Deadlines

The grants below have multiple and year-round deadlines. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found in the links below.

Strategic Initiatives Grant

Recreation Infrastructure Funding

Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Annual Funding

First Nations and Metis Community Engagement Project Fund

Northern Capital Grants Program

Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grants

SPRA Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant

National cost-sharing program for heritage places
 



Upcoming February Events

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month 2020

Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workship + Transboundary Grasslands Partnership Workshop, February 25-27 (Regina)

SACHM's 15th anniversary- African Canadian/Black History Month wrap up, February 29 (Regina)

Celebrations for Black History Month, February 29 (Regina)


Upcoming March Events

Women’s Circle, March 6 (Yorkton)

Talking Fresh 2020 -- Courage: Our Words, March 8 (Regina)

International Women's Day Celebration, March 8 (Regina)

March Cooking Class, March 9 (Saskatoon)

Making Community Connections, March 12 (Regina)

Think Indigenous 2020, March 11-13 (Enoch Cree Nation)

Regina Stitchery Guild Drop in, March 15 (Regina)

FSIN Justice Conference, March 18-20 (Saskatoon)

Connection to Economic Reconciliation Conference, March 19-20 (Regina)

Gathering for miyomahcihowin and mii yoo naa kaa twayh ta mihk, March 24-26 (Saskatoon)

Beethoven & Britten, March 28-29 (Regina)

March 21st Events

Anti-Racism Workshops for Youth ages 12-18, March 16-20 (Prince Albert)

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