[Sust-mar] Eleven upcoming environmental, social justice and peace events from Jan. 11-Jan. 31

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Tue Jan 9 00:49:21 EST 2007

Eleven great environmental, social justice and peace events from Jan.
11-Jan. 31. Mark your calendars! Sorry for cross-postings. Please circulate
far and wide! Thank you.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, Dalhousie University Law
School and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society cordially invite you to the
first of a four part series on Trust in Justice. This series explores
current challenges as they relate to the Justice system. Madam Justice
Rosalie Abella, of the Supreme Court of Canada headlines the series on
January 11th, 7:30 at the McNally Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary's
University. Three panel discussions dealing with Trust in Criminal, Family
and Civil Justice will follow February 8th, March 8th and April 19th.
Admission is free.
For more information please contact the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public
Affairs 428-4731 or visit our website at www.ccepa.ca

A Screening of the film "The Road to Guantanamo"
Thursday, January 11
7:00-9:00 pm
Room 105, Weldon Law School, 6061 University Avenue Discussion to follow
screening. All welcome!
Free, donations appreciated. 
Part of the International Day of Action to Shut Down Guantanamo. Screening
organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition and Amnesty International. For more
info, email hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or visit our web site at:

Citizens Protest Against Burning of Tires
Where: In front of the Nova Scotia Legislature
Province House
1726 Hollis Street
B3J 2Y3
When: January 11, 2007
12:30 (we will begin organizing at 12:00)
Why: In light of recent public concern over the Nova Scotia Government's
intention (through its Resource Recovery Fund Board) to contract with the
Lafarge Brookfield Cement Plant to collect and burn tires as industrial
fuel, area residents are continuing with their efforts to get this stopped!
Concerned citizens will gather in protest at The Nova Scotia Legislature,
January 11. If you disagree with the burning of tires as industrial fuel,
either on grounds of personal and family health and health of the
environment, or for whatever other reason, please join us.  
Wear black or white attire if possible. Hope to see you there!
Citizens Against Burning of Tires
shorttslakeresidents at hotmail.com 
Shortts Lake Residents Association, 
P.O. Box 285 
Brookfield, Nova Scotia 
B0N 1C0

Shut Down Guantanamo! Demonstration at the Spring Garden Library in Halifax 
Saturday, January 13
1:00-2:00 pm
Corner of Spring Garden Road and Grafton St.
Part of the International Day of Action to Shut Down Guantanamo and National
Day of Action to Free the Security Certificate Five and Stop Secret Trials
in Canada. Please join us! Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition, No One
Is Illegal, NSPIRG, Student Coalition Against War, and Amnesty
International. For more info, email hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or visit our web
site at: www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

You are invited to a waffle brunch on Sunday, January 14th starting at 10am
at the Sierra Club of Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter Office! Come on out
and meet our NEW National Executive Director, Stephen Hazell, who will be
visiting us from Ottawa. Have some delicious organic home made waffles and
ask your questions about national environmental issues and the Sierra Club
of Canada. Everyone is welcome! The event will be held in our new office,
Suite 533 in the Roy Building, 1657 Barrington St. Halifax, NS. For more
info, please contact:
Emily McMillan
Sierra Club of Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter
532-1657 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A1
Phone: 902-444-3113
Fax: 902-444-3116
emilym at sierraclub.ca

Stephen Lewis - The Silent Struggle: Race and Gender Issues in Africa
January 16th
When: Tuesday, January 16th, 7:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Student Union Building, McGinnis Room 
Tickets can be picked up at the Dal SUB, room 222, starting Monday the 8th. 
- Tickets are FREE for students.
- $10 for non-students.
Brought to you by SHOUT and the Dalhousie Student Union. For more info,
please call 902.494.1106

"The Emergence of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas: New Restrictions on the
Freedom of Navigation?"
Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007
Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks Building (clock tower building), Dalhousie
Aldo Chircop, Research Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies  
Free Public Lecture and light lunch provided.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration - Halifax North Memorial
Library, Th., January 18/7:00 pm in Halifax. In 1954, Nova Scotia
desegregated its schools while the United States Supreme Court handed down
its landmark decision in Brown vs. Board of Education. In 1957, Central High
School in Little Rock, Arkansas played a pivotal role in the enforcement of
that decision. Join us as we look back at the events at Central High through
video and discuss how they shaped the pursuit of education as part of the
pursuit for civil rights. http://halifaxpubliclibraries.ca

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN) is hosting its annual
Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (ENGO) Roundtable on Monday,
January 22 from 9:00AM-4:00PM at the Nova Scotia Public Archives (storm date
is Tuesday, January 23). This will also be an Extraordinary General Meeting
and a Special 15th Anniversary Celebration of NSEN. It will be a great,
not-to-miss networking event! We will be discussing our environmental
successes of 2006, our priorities for 2007 and how we can work more
effectively and successfully together. We will also be giving out the NSEN
annual awards. There will be a gourmet, organic lunch and Scanway chocolates
and cake. The day will close with a special presentation on the voluntary
sector (co-hosted by the Abilities Foundation) and with draw prizes
including copies of the new book by George Monbiot 'Heat: How to Stop the
Planet Burning'. There will be travel subsidies available to attend the
meeting. Due to space restrictions, the meeting is limited to
representatives of environmental and health community organizations. Members
of NSEN are especially encouraged to attend to vote and provide input into
the network. To ensure a seat, please RSVP to Tamara at NSEN: Phone:
902-454-6846, Fax: 902-454-6841, and Email: nsen at web.ca

Trust In Science: Inside Out - From Test-Tube To Dinner Table - January 25,
Trust in Science is a five-part lecture series exploring the implications of
how Canadians trust in science. As part of a national initiative to explore
this important question, the History of Science and Technology Programme at
the University of King's College, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in
Public Affairs (CCEPA) are teaming up to organize five public sessions to be
held at King's over the 2006/2007 academic year. The series will bring
together scientists, science policy analysts, leading philosophers and
sociologists of science in order to explore the origins, meaning and future
of trust in science and its institutions. Our distinguished speakers will
address both specialists and the wider thinking public in a stimulating way.
All five events will be recorded by CBC Radio for Ideas, which may produce
one or more broadcasts based on the lectures. The third lecture, titled
"Inside Out: From Test-Tube To Dinner Table," features Dr. Janice Graham,
who holds the Canada Research Chair in Bioethics at Dalhousie University,
Halifax. Dr. Graham is a medical anthropologist interested in diagnostic
imaginaries, biotechnology and technoscience. Admission is free and all are
For more information on this event, please visit our Trust in Science
Lecture Series page.

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) invites the public to attend "A Place
Between The Tides: A Naturalist's Reflections on the Salt Marsh", a public
lecture by Harry Thurston, winner of the 2005 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing
Award. The lecture is free of charge and is part of a larger workshop the
EAC is hosting on salt marsh restoration (for more information on the
worskhop visit www.ecologyaction.ca). 
This event will take place January 31st, 7:30-8:30pm, McCain Scotiabank
Auditorium (Room 256, Arts and Social Science Building), Dalhousie
University. For more information contact the EAC at 442-5046 or
saltmarsh at ecologyaction.ca
This event is cosponsored by the Gulf of Maine Council and Environmental
Progammes, Dalhousie University.

**We mourn the tragic loss of life in the Hill-Gailiunas Family in New

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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