[Sust-mar] 6 UPCOMING COMMUNITY PEACE EVENTS: Films, Book Club, Reception with Dr. Mazigh, Peace Dinner etc...

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Mon Jun 2 15:53:46 EDT 2008


Join the NS Voice of Women for Peace this Friday, June 13 at noon to hold a
space for peace in Halifax in front of the Spring Garden Library. All
Bring signs and pins. We will be leafletting. 
For more information, please contact Ruth Bishop: ruthbishop08 at gmail.com   

Free public screenings every Tuesday in June. All welcome! Screening are
organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition. Co-sponsored by NSPIRG and Nova
Scotia Voice of Women for Peace. For more information, please contact HPC:
hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or go to our web site:

"If You Love This Planet" and the film "Uranium"
Tuesday, June 3 from 7:00-8:45 PM in Room 303, Student Union Building,
Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue. If You Love This Planet is an
Academy award winning classic documentary screened in recognition of
Canadian Environment Week. Uranium by the National Film Board of Canada will
also be presented. This screening is also co-sponsored by the Nova Scotia
Environmental Network: www.nsen.ca

"Stealing A Nation" and "Breaking Ranks"
Tuesday, June 10 from 7:00-8:45 PM in Room 303, Student Union Building,
Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue. Stealing a Nation is a
shocking film about the U.S. Military base on the island of Diego Garcia in
the Indian Ocean. Breaking Ranks is a moving documentary that examines the
current phenomena of US soldiers seeking refuge in Canada as part of their
resistance to the war. In recognition of International Conscientious
Objectors Day. 

"Aristide and the Endless Revolution"
Tuesday, June 17 from 7:00-8:45 PM in Room 303, Student Union Building,
Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue. An important film about the US
and French involvement in Haiti. Learn about Canada's role in overthrowing
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected priest of the
poor, in 2004. In recognition of Haitian Flag Day (National Day).

"Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers"
Tuesday, June 24 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM Potluck followed by 7:00-8:45 PM
Room 303, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University, 6136 University
A shocking film about corporations profiting from war. Join us for a potluck
before the film. 

"A Mother's Road to Kandahar" will have its official launch at the Box of
Delights bookstore in Wolfville on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. For those in
Halifax, I will be reading at the Keshen-Goodman Library on Lacewood Drive
on June 4 at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact: Andria Hill-Lehr,
6 Lynwood Drive, Wolfville, NS, B4P 1A9, 902-542-9599 andrialehr at yahoo.ca

A Woman's Struggle for Justice: Canada's Responsibility to its Citizens on
June 12th 
An Evening with Dr. Monia Mazigh*, Wife of Maher Arar and Human Rights
Hosted by MP Alexa McDonough and Tamara Lorincz 

Middle Eastern Reception
Where: Woman's Council House, 989 Young Ave, Halifax 
When: Thursday, June 12, 2008, 
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Tickets are selling fast - order your ticket TODAY - you won't want to miss
this event.
Cost: Regular Tickets are $40.00 (with a tax receipt of $25.00) only 100
tickets are being sold.  
Student/Low-Income Tickets are $25.00

This event is a fundraiser for Halifax West NDP.
For more information or to purchase tickets please contact: 
Peter Murphy - Phone: 443-5381 
Dave Jamieson - Phone: 477-3720 
Anne Marie Foote - Phone 426.8691 or email alexa at hfx.eastlink.ca

*Monia Mazigh, won the admiration of Canadians during her public fight to
get her husband Maher Arar freed from a Syrian prison. Her husband Arar is
the Ottawa engineer who was shipped to a Syrian prison by the U.S. after a
stopover on a flight to Canada. He was mistakenly labeled an Islamic
extremist and tortured while in jail. Mazigh, who has a PhD in financial
economics from McGill University, aspired to be a university professor
before the tragedy catapulted her family into the spotlight. She became a
determined advocate for her husband during his time in prison and joined
with human rights groups to press the government for his release. After his
release, she accompanied the emotionally ravaged Arar on public appearances
and backed him in his long fight to determine Canada's role in his arrest
and deportation. Arar eventually won an apology from the RCMP over the
affair and has filed a lawsuit against senior officials in the U.S.
government. Mazigh, mother of two children, plans to chronicle the impact of
their struggle on her family and their daily life in the memoir. She is
fluent in French, English and Arabic. Come to hear Monia speak about her
incredible struggle to find her husband Maher Arar and what more the federal
government must do to protect the human rights of its citizens.

Please join the Halifax Peace Coalition in our first book club on Thursday,
June 26 from 7:30-9:30 pm at the YWCA Women's Centre in Halifax, 1233
Barrington St. 'W Suites' Halifax. We will be reading and discussing the
anti-war classic: "War is a Racket" by US General Smedley Butler. There will
also be a special screening of Conscience Canada's short-film "Work for
Peace. Stop Paying for War". "War is a Racket" is a very important book
written in 1935 - it could have been written yesterday as it is as relevant
today. Learn about war profiteering in World War 1. Find out about the
Business Plot to overthrow President Roosevelt. Our Canadian military budget
is increasing as we continue a war in Afghanistan - who is really
benefitting? The book War is a Racket can be purchased for $10 at Outside
the Lines Bookstore, 6297 Quinpool Rd, Halifax (902) 422-3544. There are
limited copies there. Please buy in advance. You can also buy it through
Amazon www.amazon.ca please give yourself 2 weeks to purchase it online. For
more information, please contact HPC: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or go to our web
site: http://www.hfxpeace.chebucto.org/

Third Annual "Dinner of Peace" Saturday, July 12th in Pugwash 
Come join us for a traditional lobster buffet as we wrap up our conference.
Featuring our special guest, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for
Defence, Sergio Duarte. The evening will start with a reception and silent
auction. Time: 5:30 pm 
Location: Pugwash District High School, 192 Church St., Pugwash 
Cost: $50 ($40 for Pugwash Peace Exchange members) 
Tickets go on sale for members on May 20th and for non-members on May 31st.
Please note that ticket quantities are limited.FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR
TICKETS, CALL (902) 243-2328 



Tamara Lorincz
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN)
French Student
55 Willowbend Court
Halifax, NS CANADA B3M 3L3
Phone: (902) 443-2423
Cell: (902) 478-1379
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
NDP: http://www.tamaralorincz.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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