[Sust-mar] 11 upcoming environmental, peace and social justice events from Nov.2-Nov.26
tlorincz at dal.ca
Wed Nov 1 00:01:48 EST 2006
11 upcoming environmental, peace and social justice events from Nov.2-Nov.26
- please circulate!
Dr . John Ehrenfeld will be lecturing on "Flourishing: A Radical Framework
for Sustainability" on November 2, 2006. The lecture will be held between
11:30 am- 1:00 pm at the Potter Family Auditorium in the Kenneth C. Rowe
Management Building at Dalhousie University. Dr. Ehrenfeld currently serves
as Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.
He retired in 2000 as the Director of the MIT Program on Technology,
Business, and Environment. He continues to teach, do research, and write.
His current projects focus on sustainability and industrial ecology. The
HSBC Bank Canada Lecture Series attracts high profile and knowledgeable
speakers from the business world, academia and other influential
organizations to Dalhousie and Halifax. The series provides opportunities to
engage the business community in a shift toward environmental and financial
performance thorough stronger linkages with the university.
* TOO HOT FOR HARPER *
Sat. November 4th - International Day of Action on Climate Change
Satisfied with Prime Minister Harper's Clean Air Act? It sets targets for
acting on climate
change half a century from now. We think Canadians deserve better solutions!
The issue of climate change is clearly too hot for Harper to handle!!!
To make this point clear, we will be holding a:
FULL FLEDGED BEACH PARTY THIS SATURDAY !!
JOIN US! Show your support for taking immediate action on climate change!!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Halifax Library, Public Square
Spring Garden Road
All you have to do is SHOW UP!
What to wear (ranked in order of preference):
Bathing suit, boots, mitts, toque (90% of your heat is lost through your
feet/head/hands - you'll be warm!)
Bathing suit over clothes
Things to bring:
water wings/life jacket
sand buckets/beach toys
Every half hour on the hour there will be a re-enactment of Bay Watch -
except "Climate Watch", played out by two lovely ladies running to rescue
Help SPREAD THE WORD - Forward this email and check back at
http://ourclimate.ca for flyers and posters!!
JOIN US!!!!! Bare it all for the climate... (Nudity prohibited.)
[ Masses of impressed spectators
and beach goers are encouraged.]
Students from Moncton and Sackville will also be joining us! Find a group
and come to Halifax together!!
On November 4th, there will be marches and demonstrations across the country
and 45 countries around the world. Learn more.
A JOINT INITIATIVE OF THE SIERRA YOUTH COALITION, CAMPUS CLIMATE CHALLENGE,
& THE CANADIAN YOUTH CLIMATE COALITION
Saturday, November 4, 2006 will see the first of a series of national policy
conferences unfold at the McNally Theatre Auditorium, on the campus of Saint
Mary's University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 8:30am-5:00pm.
The National Policy Conference on Ecological Tax Shifting and Environmental
Economics will be chaired by Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of
Canada, and features four nationally known experts as speakers and
- Dr. Ronald Colman, Executive Director of GPI (Genuine Progress Index)
Atlantic and Research Director for the Canadian Well-Being Index.
- Dr. Peter Victor, Professor of Environmental Economics at York University
- Amy Taylor, Executive Director of Ecological Fiscal Reform for the Pembina
- Andrew van Iterson, Program Manager of the Green Budget Coalition.
So, join us in Halifax on November 4, 2006, for the beginning of a
stimulating and inclusive national discussion of policy alternatives that
will help shape Canada's policy discourse for the foreseeable future.
There is no cost to attend! To register and for more information, please
contact Chris Alders via email at: calders at greenparty.ns.ca
or via the phone at 902-678-0326
On Monday, November 6th, at 7:00 pm join Steven Staples for a Council of
Canadians public forum on "Marching Orders" at The KTS Lecture Hall at the
University of King's College on the corner of Oxford and Coburg in Halifax.
"Marching Orders" is a new report that examines how Canada has abandoned UN
peacekeeping in favour of U.S.-led combat missions and argues that we should
reverse course - before it's too late. It makes a compelling argument that
the war in Afghanistan is a losing battle - one that is re-directing
Canadian resources away from the UN - at a time when peacekeeping needs
Canada now more than ever.
Admission is free and copies of the "Marching Orders" report will be
available for a small donation.
For more information contact Kyle Buott at kbuott at canadians.org."
"The Menace Of General Ideas" In The Making And Conduct Of Canadian Foreign
When: Tue 07-Nov-2006
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Henry Hicks A&A Building (clock tower building), Room 303
Seminar by Prof. Denis Stairs
Judy Rebick on Social Movements, Civic Engagement and Current Issues
Friday November 10th at 7:30pm
Social Justice Institute with Judy Rebick
November 10 - 12, Fri. 7 pm - Sun. 1 pm
Judy Rebick has been a central figure and a key participant in the
development of the women's movement in Canada. On Fri. evening, Ms. Rebick
will be talking about Social Movements and Civic Involvement - and we expect
that she will have much to say about current issues and trends regarding
issues that affect women and society! Tatamagouche Centre is grateful to the
Adult Learning Knowledge Centre for their sponsorship of this free public
Stay for the weekend, and join Ms. Rebick, along with social activists from
around the Maritimes, for our annual Social Justice Institute. Meet
influential people who shape our society, fight the fight and bring change
to our world. Reflect, strategize and be empowered in our movements for
change. A networking & rejuvenating opportunity not to be missed.
For more information, or to register, please contact Tatamagouche Centre
1-800-218-2220 or www.tatacentre.ca
November Remembrance Day Peace Vigil on Nov. 10 in Halifax
Join the Voice of Women for Peace in their annual Remembrance Day Vigil
Friday, November 10, 12:00 noon, in front of the Spring Garden Road Library,
Renowned World Peace Leader Will Visit Saint Mary's University
Reverend Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., a prominent follower of U.S. Civil
Rights leader Dr. Martin Lither King, Jr. will be at Saint Mary's University
in November to conduct a lecture.
His talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday,
November 10 at 7:00 PM in the Scotiabank Conference Theatre (SB 201, Sobey
Dr. Carter is a Professor of philosophy and Dean of the Martin Lither King
Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is known for his philosophy of non-violence and building peace.
Dr. Carter originally commissioned the Gandhi King Ikeda exhibit in 1999.
The exhibit documents three world peace and himan rights activities: Mahatma
Gandhi, who principles of non-violent resistance led to India's independence
from Great Britain in 1948; U.S. Civil Rights leaders and Novel Peace Prize
winner Dr. Martin Lither King Jr.; and Daisaku Ikeda, president of Soka
Gakkai International, a Buddhist movement devoted to creating world peace
through interaction among different cultures. The exhibit will be on display
in the church auditorium from November 7-12 at St. Andrew's United Church in
Halifax. Admission is free and viewing times are 12 Noon to 8:00 PM (Nov
7-11) and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Nov 12).
His visit to SMU is sponsored by Humanity at Heart, a diverse committee that
fosters the legacy of Gandhi, King and Ikeda.
Nobel Peace Prize 2006 Winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen
Bank, will be giving a free public talk at Saint Mary's University in the
McNally Theatre Auditorium in Halifax on Tuesday, November 14 from 7:00 PM
to 9:00 PM. The world-acclaimed "Banker of the Poor" will give a free public
lecture - University officials highly suggest that those wishing to attend
arrive early as seating will be limited. More info about his talk:
For more information about the Microcredit Summit in Halifax, please visit:
Women's Perspectives of War: A Voice of Women for Peace Series on Nov. 22
"How Life in the Military Moved Me to Peace"
The first talk in Voice of Women for Peace series on Women's Perspectives of
War will take place on Wednesday, November 22nd from 7 - 9 pm., in Room
303, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue.
Guest speaker, Nancy Taber, uses feminist anti-militarist theory to explore
the interconnections between militarism and mothering in Canadian society.
Nancy served in the Canadian military and draws on her military experience
in her research. She is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Education
(Studies in Lifelong Learning) program at Mount Saint Vincent University,
and is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Australia. Sarah
Morgan and Angella MacEwen, local VOW members, will respond to Nancy's talk
followed by a general discussion. Clearing By Noon will close the event with
Amnesty International Maritimes Regional Meeting Saturday, November 25, 2006
Optional film presentation, Sunday, November 26
University of King's College, Halifax, NS
All members of Amnesty International living in the Maritimes are invited to
take part in this exciting event!
Engaging workshops - "War on Terror"
- Women's Human Rights
- Creative Activism
Meet other members and share ideas, debate current issues, hear about
current human rights trends and find out about our new "NO Exceptions"
Registration 9:00 am
Sessions 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Candlelight vigil 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 26
Presentation of The Road to Guantanamo 1 pm
Registration due November 13.
For more information contact:
Activism Coordinator for NS and Southern NB PO Box 31049 Halifax NS B3K 5T9
(902) 479-2222 or 1-888-295-3535
amnesty at ns.sympatico.ca
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN)
BA, BComm, MBA, LLB
55 Willowbend Court
Halifax, NS CANADA B3M 3L3
tlorincz at dal.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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