[Sust-mar] UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS for the Earth, Peace and Social Justice

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Thu Jun 7 10:46:09 EDT 2007

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS for the Earth, Peace and Social Justice (9 items)
- Please circulate. 

(1) EAC GARDEN PARTY on Sunday, June 10th starting at 12:00pm at St. Mary’s
Boat Club. For just $7 you can join us for Halifax’s best Garden Party and
EAC’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Enjoy music by Mecredi, amazing
auction items, entertainment from John Dunsworth, Nancy Reagan and Olga
Milosovich. Auction items include original art, pottery, weekend get-a-ways,
spa packages and more. Help Support Nova Scotia’s oldest environmental
organization and enjoy the party!

(2) The Digby Neck Mega-quarry: A Public Panel on the Basalt Assault:
Why should part of Nova Scotia be blown up to pave highways in New Jersey?
Monday, June 11
5:30-7:00 PM
Room 105, Weldon Law School
6061 University Ave.
Dalhousie University, Halifax
§	Panelists: Kemp Stanton, Digby Neck Fisherman
§	Don Mullin, Stop the Quarry Coalition
§	Lisa Mitchell, environmental lawyer
§	Gretchen Fitzgerald, Ecology Action Centre
Panelists will discuss the latest developments of the Digby Neck
mega-quarry, the environmental assessment and the public hearings. Organized
by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network and Save Digby Neck-Stop the Quarry
Coalition http://www.savedigbyneck.org/ Co-sponsored by the Marine
&Environment Law Institute For more information, please contact NSEN (902)
454-6846 / nsen at cen-rce.org

(3) Public Lecture: The Environment and Cancer: It's about Prevention.
(DON’T MISS THIS!) Guy Dauncey Monday June 11 at 7pm Halifax IWK Health
Centre Auditorium, 5850 University Avenue The Environment and Cancer: It's
about Prevention. It's About Time! will be the subject of a talk by author
Guy Dauncey. Dauncey is author of the just released book, Cancer: 101
Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic. He will discuss increasing evidence
that rising rates of cancer are linked to chemicals found in everyday
products, including cosmetics, furniture and pesticides, and what can be
done. Dauncey also co-chairs Prevent Cancer Now, and will discuss the
momentum to build a cross-Canada movement focused on cancer prevention
arising from the May 2007 national conference.The talk will take place on
Monday, June 11 at 7pm at the IWK Health Centre Auditorium, 5850 University
Avenue. The event is sponsored by Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia and the
Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia. The public is welcome. Free
admission. No scents please.
If you would like a poster for the event, please contact
ehans at environmentalhealth.ca

(4) Town Hall meeting to discuss Atlantica on Wednesday, June 13th. Join the
Council of Canadians, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and its
affiliates for a community meeting to discuss Atlantica and what it means
for Nova Scotia.A panel discussion will begin at 7:00 pm in the Scotia Bank
Auditorium at Dalhousie University in the Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue.The panel will include:
§	Scott Sinclair, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and author
of the paper "Atlantica: Myths and Realities"
§	Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
§	Alejandro Villamar, Oxfam Mexico
After the panel the floor will be opened to questions, comments and
discussion about Atlantica and what we can do to stop it from going forward
and promote an alternative vision that puts people and the Earth before
corporate profits.
Refreshments will be served! Hope to see you there!
For more information contact: Cliff White or Kyle Buott, Council of
Canadians, 422-7811 / kbuott at canadians.org

(5) "Canada's Role in Afghanistan: An Unembedded Journalist's Perspective"
Scott Taylor, Journalist with Esprit de Corps, Award-Winning Author,
Chronicle Herald Columnist Thursday, June 14 7:30-9:00PM Alumni Hall, New
Academic Building, University of King's College, Halifax (off Lord Dalhousie
Dr.) Everyone is welcome to this free public event.
Scott Taylor, a former professional soldier, has been editor and publisher
of Esprit de Corps, an Ottawa-based magazine since 1988. Since January 2007,
Scott Taylor has made two unembedded trips into Afghanistan. In the course
of those visits he has interviewed former warlords, Taliban leaders, senior
members of the Karzai administration, civilian aid workers, foreign
contractors, ex-Special Forces troops and top NATO officials. His travels
included a road trip from Kabul to the northern cities of Shebirghan and
Mazar-i-Sharif, and civilian flights south into Kandahar. Outside of the
NATO base in Kandahar, Taylor visited the infamous Afghan detention center
and travelled with the Senlis Council during their survey of civilians in
local refugee camps. Surprisingly, the one common theme re-iterated by all
the widely disparate agencies interviewed is that international troops
should be withdrawn from Afghanistan within the next two years. Taylor
regularly appears in the Canadian media as a military analyst and has a
weekly column in the Chronicle-Herald newspaper. Organized by the Halifax
Peace Coalition. Sponsored by the School of Journalism, University of King's

(6) Sierra Leone Social Fundraiser on June 17 Spend an evening with fine
friends, food, music, and art at the Soho Kitchen on June 17th (Sunday,
Father's Day) at a benefit for peace and development work in Sierra Leone.
For $25 you can enjoy a delightful buffet supper, browse through paintings
for sale (at very resonable prices!), enjoy live classical music and support
Peaceful Schools International's work in Sierra Leone. Money raised at the
benefit will go towards building and rehabilitating schools in five
communities in rural Sierra Leone (over 70% of schools were destroyed during
the 11-year civil war). Supper starts at 6:30pm. Limited space, reserve your
ticket soon! Tickets can be purchased by calling 446-8280. Cheques made out
to Peaceful Schools International can be mailed to Veridity Environmental
Technology, 1096 Queen St., #165, Halifax, B3H 2R9. Tax receipts are
available for a portion of the ticket price. Email cvangurp at chebucto.ca or
call 425-5200 for more information.

(7) Public Panel “On human health and ecological integrity” - On Tuesday
June 26 at 7pm (19:00) there will be a panel discussion about the
relationships between human health and ecological integrity.  Speakers
Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of Canada Dr. Colin Soskolne, Professor
of Epidemiology, University of Alberta Dr. Jonathan Fox, Physician, Nova
Scotia Environmental Health Centre Dr. Kapil Khatter, President, Canadian
Association of Physicians for the Environment The discussion will take place
in the Potter Auditorium within the new Kenneth C. Rowe Building (Faculty of
Management), 6100 University Avenue on the Dalhousie Campus. The event is
free to the public and there will be ample opportunity for interaction and
discussion with the panel members. There will also be a reception

(8) 50th Anniversary of the Pugwash Peace Conference with special guest
Mayor of Hiroshima Tadatoshi Akiba Dinner & Key Note - Our second annual
“Feisd Na Sithe” (Dinner of Peace) will take place on July 7th, starting at
5:30 pm with a reception and a silent auction, in Pugwash NS. Ticket
quantities are limited, so don’t delay!
Krista Chiasson, Manager - Fundraising & Communications, Pugwash Peace
(902) 243-2328 / More info: http://www.pugwashpeaceexchange.org/

(9) Coming to Life:A Celebration of your Connection to Nature - A summer
conference for educators inviting you to come to explore the oceans and
earths ability to revive and energize. The Whycocomagh Eco-Centre and the
Department of Education  is hosting its 2nd annual Environmental Educator’s
conference: Dates: July 23-25, 2007.  Location: Whycocomagh Eco-Centre in
Cape Breton. Hike to Fishing Cove in Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Registration: $130 before May 1st, $150 after.   Contact:  Leslie  at the
Whycocomagh Eco-Centre: 902.756.3464 or ecocentre at whycocomaghecocentre.com.


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
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