Thursday, 12 October 2017

Stand Up Against Poverty!

Lambton College students at the 2015 anti-poverty rally
call on all of us to make poverty history.
On Friday, October 13 at noon, citizens of Sarnia will gather on the front steps of city hall to voice their belief in the possibility of a poverty-free Canada. Organized by Dignity for All, this annual event brings people together to call for a national strategy to end poverty.

Please join us if you can!

Sarnia Justice Film Festival: Migrant Dreams

On Saturday, October 21, the Sarnia Justice Film Festival will show Migrant Dreams upstairs at the Sarnia downtown library. Admission is free, and goodwill donations are appreciated. 

Migrant Dreams tells the story of agricultural workers in Leamington, Ontario. You can learn more about the film here:

This year marks the Justice Film Festival's 10th anniversary. Help them celebrate!


Monday, 18 September 2017

Let's Stand Up Against Racism

On Monday, October 2, the Sarnia-Lambton Local Immigration Partnership is holding a special event to launch an anti-racism campaign. It's free, and it's so important. Please join if you can!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Orange Shirt Day: September 29

Please consider wearing orange on Friday, September 29 to acknowledge the legacy of residential schools in Canada and to honour the survivors.

You can purchase your own orange shirt from the Aboriginal Student Council: pre-order your shirt by stopping by A119 or calling 519-542-7751, extension 3494.

You can also stop by the information table outside the cafeteria on Friday, September 29 to learn more about the history of residential schools in this country.

Proceeds from shirt sales will support this year's Round Dance and Pow Wow--check back for more information on both events. 

If you'd like to learn more about the history of orange shirt day, please visit this site:  

Monday, 11 September 2017

Smile for the Food Bank

You can buy a smile cookie today at Tim Horton's (on campus or off) for $1 and enjoy a delicious cookie while knowing you're supporting our local food bank. 

Our food bank right here on campus can always use support, too. It's moved to SAC this year, and we have dreams of making it bigger and better than ever. Donations are always welcome. (Things like taco kits, peanut butter, and instant oatmeal are always in demand.) 

If you'd like to know more, stop by SAC or email us: 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Empty Bowls 2017

This year marks the tenth anniversary
for Empty Bowls in Sarnia!
Join us on Friday, March 31 at the Lambton College Event Centre for a simple meal of soup and bread. 

Thanks to local businesses who generously donate the food, almost all of the $25 Empty Bowls ticket price goes directly to supporting those who need food locally: proceeds from the event go to the Inn of the Good Shepherd and the Lambton College food bank.

This is the most difficult
decision of the night:
which bowl to choose?
There are two seatings (5pm and 7pm). Tickets are available online at 

Tickets often sell out, and the 5pm seating is almost full, so order your tickets soon.

The $25 ticket includes your choice of beautiful handmade pottery bowl. Local potters donated their time to create these bowls.

Empty Bowls events take place around the world. The goal is to raise money and awareness to fight hunger. 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tonight: SMA Mosque

If you can, please join the gathering tonight at the Sarnia Muslim Association Mosque for an interfaith solidarity event. The event starts at 6pm, and the Mosque is located at 1609 London Line. All are welcome.

Here is Aruba Mahmud of the SMA with more information on the event and the anti-oppression work she does in our community:

And here is Tara Jeffrey of The Sarnia Journal with some advice about how each of us can make our community a safer place to be:

If you have suggestions about how we might work together for a more peaceful and accepting community, please forward them. Thanks!