[Sust-mar] Upcoming events: Book clubs, Talk on Gaza, Peace Picnic, & More!

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Sun May 3 04:04:59 EDT 2009

Upcoming events on peace and social justice for your interest.

Book Club Stephen Lewis' "Race Against Time" and Grandmothers for
Grandmothers Presentation
Saturday, May 9 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Bedford Public Library 
15 Dartmouth Road (Wardour Centre)

Come to discuss Stephen Lewis' important book on Africa, the HIV/AIDS
crisis, and the Millennium Development Goals. Join Alexis MacDonald,
Director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, who will speak about her
experience in Africa and Marilyn Coolen and Linda Wills, Atlantic Canada
representatives on the National Advocacy Committee of the Grandmothers for
Grandmothers, who will speak about their campaign. Learn more about our
international responsibility to overseas development assistance and what we
can do to make poverty history. Canadian Stephen Lewis was the former UN
Special Envoy for HIV/AIDs in Africa – more about his organization:
http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/  Book can be borrowed from the HRM
Libraries or bought at Outside the Lines Bookstore, 6265 Quinpool (NDP
Members get a discount: 422-3544). All welcome. Our first annual book club.
Organized by the Halifax West New Democratic (NDP) Party Association. For
more information and to RSVP, please contact Nat Smith:
natsmith at hfx.andara.com or call 483-5292.

After Gaza:  What Future for Israel/Palestine?  A lecture by Dr. Ghada Karmi
7:30 pm
Saint Mary's University, Sobey Bldg., Room 260
Dr. Karmi was forced to flee Jerusalem as a child in 1948.  She has become a
leading Palestinian activist, academic and author.  She is currently a
Lecturer at Exeter University, England.  Her memoir 'In Search of Fatima:
A Palestinian Story' won wide critical acclaim and her latest book 'Married
to Another Man: Israel's Dilemma in Palestine' explores the case for a
one-state solution in Israel Palestine. 
For more information contact Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace
at:  info at forjustpeace.org

Mother's Day Peace Picnic
Saturday, May 9
12:00-1:00 PM
Spring Garden Public Library 
5381 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

Bring your lunch and your babies and join us in our Mothers' Day Peace
Picnic. Did you know that Mother's Day is Peace Day? In 1870, Julia Ward
Howe founded Mothers' Day with her Mother's Day Proclamation, which was a
call for disarmament and peace. There will be music and a craft for kids -
to help design a "Tree of Peace on Mother Earth". The children's messages
will be sent to Ottawa. The event is free and open to everyone (fathers
welcome too!). Weather-permitting. Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition.
For more information, please email: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or web:

Canadian Syrian Association East Coast
7:30 PM
Quality inn & Suites Halifax
980 Parkland Drive
Tickets: Adult $25 and Children up to 12 years $15
Call 449-0405 
Ticket prices includes presentation of songs and dances, youth activities,
door prizes, and delicious Syrian food.

Film Screening: Myths for Profit
Tuesday, May 19
7:00 PM
Dalhousie Student Union Building
6136 University Avenue

‘MYTHS FOR PROFIT' is a dramatic, exposé documentary which explores
'Canada’s role in Industries of War and Peace’. Through diverse interviews
and case studies this documentary unveils the specific interests and profits
that are made by certain corporation, individuals and agency within Canada.
The Canadian government and the military would like us to believe that we
are altruistic peacekeepers helping people around the world. But is this
accurate? 'MYTHS FOR PROFIT' examines how these misconceptions are
maintained and who stands to gain by perpetuating them. By understanding the
systems of power in Canada we can move forward in challenging how they
operate and collectively create change. Free but donations appreciated. All
Welcome. Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition. For more information,
please email: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or web: http://www.hfxpeace.chebucto.org

War is a Racket
Book Club
Sunday, June 7
2:00-4:00 PM
Just Us Café! 5896 Spring Garden

Get it, Read it and Discuss it! - Please join the Halifax Peace Coalition in
our second annual book club on Sunday, June 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Just
Us! Café 5896 Spring Garden Road Halifax. We will be reading and discussing
the anti-war classic War is a Racket by US General Smedley Butler, one of
the most decorated American Generals. It is a very important book written in
1935 - it could have been written yesterday.  It can be purchased for $10 at
Outside the Lines Bookstore, 6265 Quinpool Rd, Halifax (902) 422-3544. There
are limited copies there. Please buy in advance. You can also buy the book
through Amazon www.amazon.ca please give yourself 2 weeks to purchase it
online. Refreshments. All welcome. There will also be a special screening of
Conscience Canada's short-film: Work for Peace, Stop Paying for War.
For more information, please contact HPC: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca




Tamara Lorincz
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN)
Sessional Instructor, Dalhousie University 2009
55 Willowbend Court
Halifax, NS CANADA B3M 3L3
Phone: (902) 443-2423
Cell: (902) 478-1379
tlorincz at dal.ca
ECJ: http://www.ecojustice.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 Jr.

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