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Activist Toolkit weekly roundup: Day of Pink, self-care workshops, cash mobs and event tabling

So after much ado, the vikileaks fiasco has come to an end (Liberal staffer Adam Carroll set up the account) just in time for the next Conservative scandal: #robocalls. In this brave new world where citizens don't know what to believe, you can always count on the Activist Toolkit to give you the real deal. Fill your schedule with organizing for international days of action, learn more about Canadian activists and try out some new ways to protest. You trust these tools -- they aren't automated.

Like what you see? Want to add something to a tool? The activist toolkit is a wiki! Find out how to add and edit it.

Weekly roundup

If #robocalls has left you bitter, there's no better way to reclaim your power as a voter than by voting. Check out democratize.ca, where citizens become virtual MPs who can have their say about bills currently before Parliament.

There's no better time to recruit than when mainstream folks are riled up about an issue. Figure out how to take advantage of outrage and turn it into activism with this recruiting workshop outline.

You'll need the extra hands on deck. Anti-Israeli Apartheid week starts this month. Read more about its history in Canada here.

With Russia's ban on the export and import of seal products and China considering similar measures, the price of seal pelts has nose-dived. This has a huge impact on the cultural tradition of the Inuit seal hunt. Read about how Inuit activist Aaju Peter wants to challenge how people see the hunt.

The best way to support local, sustainable hunting -- or any business for that matter -- is by voting with your dollar. Find out how cash mobs give a new way to buy local.

There are always new ideas coming out of how activists have made their point creatively. Why not give it a shot? Check out this entry for guides on puppet making, toy protests and more.

Tabling isn't always glamorous as other forms of organizing, but the benefits are endless. Find out the best way to turn this organizing necessity into a party with this guide.

Happy late Day of Pink! To read more about the history and ways to organize around the anti-bullying campaign, check it out on the toolkit.

March is a busy month -- don't forget to do some serious self-care. Activists are notorious for taking on too much. Inform your community about how to avoid burnout with this workshop on sustainable self-care.

While you're at it, catch up on your reading. After all, it is Freedom to Read week. Pick up a banned book and check out this entry on its history in Canada.

Events

Toronto

Social Housing NOT for sale (TONIGHT)

Pre-International Women's Day Reclaim our city, good jobs, services, dignity

Meeting facilitation workshop

No Mining on sacred lands: rally and march

Ottawa

Potluck feast and fundraiser: a celebration of Algonquin resistance (TONIGHT)

Annual seedy Saturday

Reteaching gender and sexuality

Montreal

Demonstration at the Conservative Youth Conference

Vancouver

Protest Netanyahus visit with Harper

Confronting Israeli Apartheid in academia

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