[Sust-mar] 14 Upcoming Community Events in Halifax and Wolfville from Oct. 3-Nov. 2

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Mon Oct 2 16:10:22 EDT 2006

Fourteen upcoming social justice, environmental, sustainability, women's and
peace events in Halifax and Wolfville. Please circulate far & wide and mark
your calendars! LOTS OF GOOD STUFF!

"Canada in Afghanistan: What's Our Role?" on Tuesday, Oct. 3 A Panel
Scott Taylor, Journalist with Esprit de Corps Magazine Salam Nahzat,
Afghan-Canadian, Program Coordinator of Afghanistan Development Watch (ADW)
Tuesday, Oct. 3 7:30-9:00pm Weldon Law Building, Rm 105 Dalhousie
University, 6061 University Ave Come out to discuss and debate the issues
related to Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan. Forum organized by
the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) and the Halifax
Peace Coalition (HPC) For more information, please contact email:
arkhan83 at gmail.com


"Canada in Afghanistan: What's Our Role?" on Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Wolfville
Scott Taylor, Journalist with Esprit de Corps Magazine 7:30-9:00 PM
Wolfville Memorial Library Wendy Trimper Wendy Trimper, Head of Branch
Services Annapolis Valley Regional Library PO Box 640, 26 Bay Road
Bridgetown, NS B0S 1C0
902-665-2995 FAX: 902-665-4899
email: wtrimper at nsar.library.ns.ca

Premiere screening OF "HOODWINKED: The Myth of Free Trade" in Wolfville and
Halifax *Tuesday, October 3 Acadia Cinema Coop, 450 Main St., Wolfville
$8 tickets (or pay what you can
*Wednesday, October 4
Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, King's College (off Lord Dalhousie
Drive) 7:30-9:30pm. 
$8 tickets (or pay what you can)
Hoodwinked: The Myth of Free Trade is a feature-length documentary analysing
the past, present and future of Canadian trade relations and economic
sovereignty. It was made by Ottawa filmmakers, Bill Dunn and Linda West. The
film raises some important questions. Organized by the Trading Options
Coalition 443-2423.

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2006
Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks Building, Dalhousie University 12:00-1:30pm
Draining the Swamp: Civil-Military Cooperation in the Kandahar Provincial
Reconstruction Team Major Sanchez F. King C.D.  
Organized by the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies centre at dal.ca For a list
of their upcoming events:

Please join us for the first lecture of the new season Energy at Dalhousie
Lecture Series Dalhousie's continuing series of lectures on relevant energy

Daunting Challenges Facing
North America's Fragile Energy Industry
The future of oil and gas in light of strong growth in energy demand
Presented by:
Matthew R. Simmons
Chairman, Simmons & Company International

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
7pm (to 8:30pm)
Reception to follow
Dalhousie University
Tupper Theatre A
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5849 University Avenue
Everyone welcome - RSVP preferred
E-mail: alumni at dal.ca

The United Nations Association in Canada presents The 50th Anniversary of
United Nations Peacekeeping Panel Series

Halifax panel focus: "International Media and UN Peacekeeping"
Thursday, October 5, 2006
3:30pm to 5:30pm
University of King's College
Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, 1st Floor King's College, 6350 Coburg

Panel Speakers Include:
* Douglas T. Coffman, United Nations Department of Public Information
* Major (Retired) Tim Dunne, former military public affairs officer with
Department of National Defence and NATO; currently Communications Advisor,
Nova Scotia government
* Alex Morrison, President, Peacekeeping Education Associates and Lecturer,
Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University
* Olivia Ward, The Toronto Star

Moderated by Kim Kierans, Director, School of Journalism, King's College.
This Public Dialogue is supported by: Canadian International Development
Agency & Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

The ANNA NDP has invited the NS DOE's Kim MacNeil to present the same power
point slide show and format that was done at the Law and the Env't
conference at Dal.
Thursday Oct 5th from 7PM till 9PM at the Paradise Community Centre in Anna
We plan to follow this with a debate/discussion offering each of the 4
parties' environmental critics an opportunity to strut their stuff. Nov.
date TBA.
Each session will allow for audience participation and raise the profile of
environmental issues for which there is a strong following in this riding.
A hat will be circulated.

Joanna Macy Public Talk in Halifax on Oct. 10  "The Great Turning:
Revolution for the Sake of Life on Earth" 
7-9 pm, Tues. Oct. 10, 2006 at St. Matthew's United Church, downtown at 1479
Barrington St., Halifax. 
Featuring a special welcome by Catherine Martin, Mi'kmaq musician and
film-maker. Also, love songs to the Earth, by the women of "O beautiful

Tickets: $10, available at Drala Books, Halifax; Tatamagouche Centre; or at
the door (Generosity policy for those who cannot afford this amount) This
program is being brought to you by a partnership of Tatamagouche Centre and
The Halifax Shambhala Centre. 
Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a scholar of Buddhism, general
systems theory, and deep ecology. She is also a leading voice in movements
for peace, justice, and a safe environment. Interweaving her scholarship and
four decades of activism, she has created both a ground-breaking theoretical
framework for a new paradigm of personal and social change, and a powerful
workshop methodology for its application.

More information here: http://www.tatacentre.ca/ 

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Elizabeth May "Women in Politics" Keynote Speech
7 p.m. - Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University, 6061
University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
For more information contact Chris: chrisalders at inscapepublications.com

"Life, Money & Illusion" Public Discussion With Mike Nickerson Tuesday,
October 10 Room 260, in the Sobey Building at Saint Mary's University in
Halifax. The lecture and discussion is from 7 to 9pm, with a book signing to
follow. Organized by the Saint Mary's University Environmental Society
(SMUES) and CESR. 


Wednesday, October 11 Halifax, NS Ecology Action Centre 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax NS
B3K 4L3
Contact: Heather Mckibbon
Outreach Coordinator
e.outreach at ecologyaction.ca
phone. 442-0198
fax. 405-3716
More detail can be found at:

10th Annual Hunger Banquet to celebrate World Food Day - October 15th on
Sunday from 6-9 pm at St. Matthew's United Church Hall, Barrington Street,
Halifax Speaker Patty Williams, Principle Investigator, NS Food Security
Projects will address the theme "Causing Hunger - Local and Global

Raging Grannies, musical entertainment, food and food for thought. 
Ticket $8 and $5. 
Contact Brian O'Neil briano at oxfam.ca or (902)425-7877 If you can't join us
in person, consider holding a Hunger Banquet or Hungry for Change event in
your area to mark World Food Day (October 16) A free complete planning kit
can be downloaded from http://www.oxfam.ca/hungryforchange/index.htm

SOIL & PESTICIDES WORKSHOP with Dr. Elaine Ingham on Wednesday, October 18,
2006 St. Mary's Boat Club in Halifax, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30. 
Cost is $99, which also covers lunch and snacks/beverages. 
For Information and Pre-registration, please call 902 445-3894 (Monday to
Dr. Elaine Ingham, who is from Oregon, U.S., is a pioneer in applying soil
ecology to agriculture and turf management and shows people how to grow
without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. By analyzing the
microbiological life in the soil, she and her team of scientists have been
able to assist growers and soil managers to improve soils and plant health,
increase yield and even improve product quality and shelf-life. This
workshop would be of particular interest to farmers, golf course owners,
landscapers, turf growers and managers, orchard and vineyard growers as well
as gardeners. Dr. Ingham is passionate about her work and is a dynamic and
entertaining speaker. For more information about her work, please visit her
website at www.soilfoodweb.com

The Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment is very proud to present to
you this special ACADEMY PERFORMANCE... "A Sense of Wonder" A Play Based on
the Life and Works of Rachel Carson 

Performed by Kaiulani Lee
October 18, 2006  7:30 pm
Atlantic Theatre Festival
(Tickets - $5/students, $15/adults
on sale at the Arena Box Office and the ATF Box Office) Rachel Carson has
been called the "Patron Saint of the Environmental Movement"! She was a
marine biologist and zoologist best know for her book Silent Spring, which
alerted the world to the dangers of chemical pesticides and launched our
modern environmental movement. Also, through her poetry of the natural world
she brought alive the beauty and the mystery of the seas and its creatures.
Kaiulani brings to the writing and acting of "A Sense of Wonder" over thirty
years of experience in theater, film and television. She has starred in more
than a dozen plays on and off Broadway. She has been nominated for the Drama
Desk Award on Broadway and has won the OBIE Award for outstanding
achievement off Broadway. Ms. Lee has guest starred on numerous TV series
from The Waltons to Law and Order. She starred as Martha Ballard in the
critically acclaimed PBS film A Midwife's Tale. "Rachel Carson shook the
world of journalism and changed the shape of environmental politics. There
are few, if any, comparable figures in either field. Kaiulani Lee's
performance gave me the opportunity to feel I had met this remarkable woman
and experienced the quiet courage of Rachel Carson."... Peter Dykstra, CNN.
"Kaiulani Lee's performance was superb, one of the most moving evenings of
theatre which I have experienced. It was a transforming experience."...Jack
Coogan, Professor of Communication Arts, Claremont School of Theology.

Don't Miss this Special
Academy Performance! 
Janet Holman, Secretary
Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment PO Box 90, 52 University Ave.,
Acadia University Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6 
Phone: (902) 585-1311    Fax: (902) 585-1055 
Email: janet.holman at acadiau.ca

Stop Killing Afghans, Cease all Canadian Combat Operations in Kandahar As
part of a Pan-Canadian Day of Action Rally and March Saturday, October 28th
@ 1PM Halifax Grand Parade Square For More information, see www.acp-cpa.ca
and www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

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 in Halifax. 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



Tamara Lorincz
Executive Director, 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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