[Sust-mar] Upcoming Social Justice, Peace & Environmental Events and Talks from March 14 to March 29

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Mon Mar 13 11:51:22 EST 2006

Upcoming Social Justice, Peace & Environmental Events and Talks at
Dalhousie, Mount Allison and St. FX - review below. 15 events to scroll
through. Please circulate to others and MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 

Tuesday, March 14th at 7pm 
CinemaPIRG Film Screening of 
"Occupation Dreamland", on the American presence in Iraq, 
at Oondatje Auditorium in the FASS 
Bldg at Dalhousie University (corner of Seymour and University Ave.) 
For more information visit:  http://www.nspirg.org  


Wednesday, 15 Mar 2006
Lord Dalhousie Room
12:00 - 1:30
Dalhousie University
"Parliamentary Oversight of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Susan Pollak, Executive Director, Security and Intelligence Review Committee



(*Tamara's comment: Is this really what we want to see more of in NS?)

This one day symposium will be devoted to an examination and discussion of
the theoretical and practical aspects of the current and projected defence
and security environment in Nova Scotia. It will be of interest and benefit
to all who are interested in contributing to and ensuring a peaceful, stable
and secure environment in Nova Scotia.

Confirmed speakers include:

Rear-Admiral Dan McNeil, Commander, Joint Task Force Atlantic 
James A Bruce, Deputy Commander, Land Force Atlantic Area; Regional Manager,
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 
Dr Craig Stone, Deputy Director Academics, Canadian Forces College 
Dan Leger, Assistant Managing Editor, The Chronicle Herald 

Location: Canadian Forces Base Halifax Wardroom, Wednesday 15 March, 8:45 to
4:30 Registration: $30 (including lunch and coffee breaks) cash or check
(made out to "RUSI, Nova Scotia") only.  No fee for University Students with
valid ID.  Advance registration can be mailed to "The Business of Security
and Defence in NS" at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Halifax B3H
4H6.  For further information, please contact Alex Morrison, Royal United
Services Institute, 420-0913, sandym at mail.com or Dave Perry, CFPS, 494-6846,
dgprry at dal.ca.


A lecture series on diversity and sexuality.
Dr. Charlotte Loppie teaches human sexuality at Dalhousie. She will explore
sexual diversity and its impact on our health. Dr. Loppie will also describe
a project on Dalhousie campus called "Changing Worlds: Diversity and Health
Wednesday March 15th, 7pm, SUB room 303 
Dalhousie University
DalOUT  Dalhousie's Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered/Queer Society  


Film screening of "Lord of War," on small arms proliferation as part of the
Control Arms Campaign
Dal SUB Room 303 
Dalhousie University
Starts:  07:00-9:00 PM on Thursday, March 16 2006  
For more information visit:  http://www.nspirg.org  



'Empire, Religion and Democracy': A Lecture by Tariq Ali 
Wu Centre, 
Mount Allison University, 
March 17, 2006 at 7:30 pm

Tariq Ali was born in Lahore (then in British India) in 1943. He was
educated in Pakistan and later at Oxford University. His opposition to the
military dictatorship in Pakistan prevented his return to his own country
and he became an unwilling exile in Britain. He was a leading figure in
Europe during and after 1968. He has written over a dozen books on history,
politics, and biographies, many of which have been translated. These
include: Can Pakistan Survive? The Nehrus and the Gandhis: An Indian
Dynasty, StreetfightingYears: An Autobiography of the Sixties. In 1990 he
began to write fiction, working concurrently on two different sets of
novels: the Fall-of-Communism trilogy and the Islam Quintet. The first
includes Redemption and Fear of Mirrors. The second consists of Shadows of
the Pomegranate Tree, an account of the decline of Muslim civilization in
Spain which was awarded the Archbishop San Clemente del Instituto Rosalia de
Castro Prize for the Best Foreign Language Fiction published in Spain in
1994. It was followed by The Book of Saladin, The Stone Woman, and A Sultan
in Palermo. All of his novels have been translated into several languages.
Clash of Fundamentalisms, his first full-length non-fiction book for 14
years, was published in April 2002 and has already been translated into all
the major European languages. Arabic, Korean, Malayalam, and Russian
editions are currently in preparation. A companion volume, Bush in Babylon:
The Re-colonisation of Iraq, was published in 2003. He is a longstanding
editor of the New Left Review. For more information please contact Dr.
Nauman Farooqi, Director of Leadership Mount Allison, tel: 364 2281
(nfarooqi at mta.ca) or visit the web site www.tariqali.org. A selection of his
books will be for sale at the event.


Saturday, March 18 
International Day of Action - March for Peace and Justice
Meet at the Farmer's Market (Lower Water St.)

March 18 is the third anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq and once
again people all over the world will be marching to end the occupation. Call
for troops out of Afghanistan, demand a public inquiry on Canada's illegal
role in Haiti, join millions around the world wanting peace and justice.
Bring a sign and a noise-maker. Event co-sponsored by the Halifax Peace
Coalition, NSPIRG, and SCAW (Students Coalition Against War). More info:


In Celebration of World Water Day!

Movie showing, "Thirst" (62mins), with brief presentations and discussion to
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 at 7:30pm (until 9:30)
Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie Marion McCain Building
Cost: Free

In celebration of World Water Day, The Council of Canadians - Halifax
Chapter is excited to announce a special showing of 'Thirst'. This
groundbreaking documentary, by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman (2004),
"reveals how water is the catalyst for explosive community resistance to

Guest speakers have been invited to speak briefly after the film. These
include groups that are currently fighting water issues in Nova Scotia: The
Concerned Citizen's Group of Lower Truro, The Sierra Club - Cape Breton, The
Partnership for Sustainable Development of Digby Neck and Islands, Concerned
Citizen's of Gulliver's Cove, the St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship
Association, and the Council of Canadians. These groups and others will have
table displays and materials available in the lobby. CESR-Dalhousie is
co-sponsor of this event.


The Josiah Wood Lecture featuring Flora MacDonald
Flora MacDonald
Wu Centre
March 22, 2006. 7:30 pm
Mount Allison University

The Role of Women in the Political Arena: Is Canada falling behind, and if
so what can we do about it? About Former MP Flora MacDonald:
Contact: Libby Rayworth, 2177, erayworth at mta.ca


Event Description:  A lecture series on diversity and sexuality.
Martha Martin, United Church of Canada Chaplain with the Dalhousie
Interfaith Chaplaincy Office, challenges the Christian Scriptures that have
traditionally been used to condemn homosexuality. 
Wednesday March 22nd, 7pm, SUB room 303 
Dalhousie University
DalOUT  Dalhousie's Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered/Queer Society  


Film Screening of "Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure," with
special guest speaker
Ondaatje Auditorium. Dal FASS Bldg. 
Dalhousie University
Starts:  07:00 PM on Thursday, March 23 2006  
Ends:  09:00 PM on Thursday, March 23 2006  
For more information visit:  http://www.nspirg.org  


Friday, 24 March 2006
Room TBD
Dalhousie University
The Human Security Decade: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward
Bob Lawson, Director of Human Security, Department of Foreign Affairs. For
more info:


Canada in Somalia, Sudan, and Sierra Leone 
March 25th, at 3pm 
Dalhousie Student Union Building, Room TBA 
Dalhousie University
An NSPIRG event in collaboration with BSAC

A panel of three speakers will touch upon the Canadian government's
involvement in setting policy and practice for Canada's military involvement
in international conflicts. Speakers will describe how alot of Canada's
'international assistance' has been motivated by racist, imperialist, and
our national economic interests. In the aftermath, these policies have
usually retained, rather than relieved, poverty and civil strife in
countries within Africa and in the Black diaspora; in Sudan, Somalia, and
Sierra Leone.
For more information visit:  http://www.nspirg.org  


March 28
Allan J. MacEachen Annual Lecture in Politics
7:30 pm
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, NS
Immaculata Hall

Guest speaker, Jennifer Welsh, will deliver a lecture entitled, At Home in
the World; Canada's Global Vision for the 21st Century. More info:


Special Screening: "Aristide and the Endless Revolution"
Wednesday, March 29

The Halifax Peace Coalition and Haiti Action Halifax will be screening the
acclaimed film "Aristide and the Endless Revolution" on Wednesday March 29th
in the Weldon Law Building, 105 at 7:30, to be followed by a brief report
from Stu Neatby, just returned from Haiti. Suggested donation to cover
screening costs $4. 

ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution focuses on the complex period in Haiti's
history from the time when Aristide, a former parish priest, was removed
from office with CIA  support in 1999, up to the recent U.S. led coup d'etat
in 2004 when he was once again deposed, and this time exiled to Pretoria,
South Africa where he now remains. More about the film:

For more information about the event, please contact the Halifax Peace
Coalition: http://www.hfxpeace.chebucto.org/



Tamara Lorincz
Coordinator, Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN)
French Student
55 Willowbend Court
Halifax, NS CANADA B3M 3L3
(902) 443-2423
tlorincz at dal.ca
CESR: http://cesr.dsu.dal.ca
GN: http://www.space4peace.org/
HPC: http://hfxpeace.chebucto.org/
NSEN: http://www.nsen.ca
"A better world is possible"

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" -
Dr. Martin Luther King

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