[Sust-mar] 18 Upcoming events for peace, earth and justice - mark your calendars!

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Sun Oct 17 15:42:22 EDT 2010

Please circulate 18 upcoming events - thank you! Mark your calendars... 

Afghanistan: Outside the Wire with Scott Taylor Thursday, October 21
7:00 p.m.-9:00 pm.
Haliburton Room, Arts and Administration building, University of King's
College, 6350 Coburg Rd., Halifax Free, public lecture and film screening.
All welcome. War Correspondent Scott Taylor will be providing a preview of
his upcoming documentary "Outside the Wire". The film is a compilation of
interviews and experiences from Taylor's five unembedded visits to
Afghanistan since January 2007. His most recent visit was in February 2010,
and on that trip he met with Afghan Warlords, Taliban clerics, foreign aid
workers, international Ambassadors and even a would-be suicide bomber being
held in a Kabul jail. The views of these various subjects are widely
divergent, but collectively they paint a picture far bleaker than the
clinical statements provided by NATO spokespersons from inside their
protected compounds. Taylor is a regular columnist with the Chronicle Herald
and the editor of Esprit de Corps magazine. Organized by the Halifax Peace
Coalition and the University of King's College School of Journalism. For
more info: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or visit us online at

Celebrating Victories in Environmental Law: The Status Quo is Not an Option
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St. Halifax
A special evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ecojustice Canada
(formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund), the nation's leading non-profit
organization using the law to preserve the natural environment and protect
public health. Enjoy presentations, local organic hors d'oeuvres, a silent
auction and an exclusive guided tour of the Museum's new exhibit Canada's
Waterscapes. Speakers and special guests include: The Honourable Constance
R. Glube; Devon Page, Executive Director, Ecojustice Canada;  Hon. John
MacDonell, Nova Scotia Minister of Natural Resources; and Deborah Carver,
Executive Director, East Coast Environmental Law Association.  Moderator:
Liz Crocker, Owner, P'Lovers Environmental Store. Advance tickets: $40
regular / $20 student or low income (limited seating only 100 tickets
available). Tickets available for purchase at P'lovers Environmental Store,
5657 Spring Garden Road and the Nova Scotia Environmental Network, 3115
Veith St. and credit card/PayPal online:
http://www.ecojustice.ca/celebrating-20-years   For more information, please
call East Coast Environmental Law Association (ECELAW) (902) 489-7997.

Book Launch for "A LEGACY OF LOVE Remembering Muriel Duckworth, Her later
Years, 1996 - 2009"
October 30 2010 from 2:30 - 4 pm
Keshen Goodman Library,
Thomas Raddall Room, 330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax Co-sponsored by Halifax
Public Libraries Light refreshments All welcome About Muriel Duckworth:
Muriel Helen Duckworth (October 31, 1908 - August 22, 2009) was a Canadian
pacifist, feminist and social and community activist. She was a practising
Quaker, a religious denomination committed to non-violence.Duckworth
maintained that war with its systematic violence against women and children
is a major obstacle to social justice. She argued that money spent on
armaments perpetuates poverty while reinforcing the power of privileged
elites. She believed that "war is stupid" and she steadfastly refused to
accept popular distinctions between "good" and "bad"
wars. Duckworth was a founding member of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women, a
provincial branch of the national peace organization called the Voice of
Women (VOW). From 1967 to 1971, she served as president of VOW leading
protests against the Canadian government's quiet support for the U.S.-led
War in Vietnam. Duckworth was the first woman in Halifax to run for a seat
in the Nova Scotia legislature. She also led community organizing efforts
seeking improvements in education, housing, social assistance and municipal
planning. In her later years, Duckworth performed with the Halifax chapter
of the Raging Grannies, a group that composes and sings satirical ballads
promoting social justice. Duckworth received many honours and awards
including the 1981 Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons
Case and the Order of Canada in 1983. In 1991, she received the Pearson
Medal of Peace. She was also granted 10 honorary university degrees.

Voice of Women Peace Vigil
Friday, November 5
12:00 pm. 
Spring Garden Library in Halifax
A peaceful demonstration to call for peace and justice - end the war in
Afghanistan, pass UN General Assembly resolution 1325 "for Women, Peace &
Security" . Organized by the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace. All
welcome. More info: http://www.nsvow.org/peace/Welcome.html

Kevin Neish
Friday, November 5 
More details TBA
Victoria-based activist who was aboard a Gaza-bound vessel that was stormed
by Israeli troops will be in town to discuss the tragic incident. Organized
by the Halifax Peace Coalition & local labour unions. For more info:
hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or visit us online at www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

Veteran's rally
Saturday, November 6
11:00 a.m.
Grand Parade Square
Support the Veterans' Charter. Ask the federal government "Why pennies for
vets but billions for jets"?

Protest against NATO & the German Marshall Fund Security Forum
Saturday, November 6
1:00 p.m.
Cornwallis Park (in front of Westin)
A peaceful, family friendly demonstration to express our opposition to NATO
- if you care about human rights, democracy and the rule of law please come
to our rally. Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition & other groups. For
more info: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or visit us online at

George Galloway
Thursday, November 18
More Details TBA
Former British MP will be in town to discuss the Canadian government's
attempt to bar him from Canada, the blockade of Gaza, and the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition &
local labour unions. For more info: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca or visit us online
at www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

Voice of Women's Day of Renewal
Saturday, November 20
More Details TBA
Annual day to discuss peace initiatives
More info: http://www.nsvow.org/peace/Welcome.html

An Evening with Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of "The Global Forest"
Friday, October 22 at 7:00pm
Dal Campus, Architecture (H) Building (Former TUNS building), Halifax
*The Halifax event will take place on October 22 at the Dalhousie School of
Architecture, Medjuck Building, Room HA 19, 5410 Spring Garden Road.  
The New Glasgow event will take place October 23 at Trinity United Church,
151 Temperance Street. Both events take place at 7pm and admission is $10.
All proceeds go to the Society's Sheltering Forests campaign to protect and
preserve 313 acres of forest in western Pictou County and establish a
community-based forest initiative on land currently slated to be clear-cut.
Full details are available at www.friendsofredtail.ca or by calling (902)

It Gets Better, Nova Scotia ~ A movement of Hope and Change
Wednesday, October 20 at 4:00pm
Location: Grand Parade, Halifax, 
"It Gets Better, Nova Scotia" was created as a response to the recent spate
of teen suicides due to bullying homo/transphobic or just because someone is
This event taking place on the 20th of October @ Grand Parade will
commemorate those we've lost, educate and to celebrate the great diversity
of todays youth.
They should not have to deal with bullying, it is our responsability to make
sure that change happens and that we give dignity and hope back to our
Life does get better, we do get stronger, life is worth living.

Halifax GuluWalk 2010 will take place on Saturday, October 23rd at 1pm in
Cornwallis Park. We will be marching around the streets of Halifax to raise
awareness about this conflict. We would love to have people come out and
participate. There will be music, warm drinks & complimentary snacks served.
There will also be special guests and keynote speakers at the event. 

Oct. 23, 2010 / Ondaatje Auditorium, Dalhousie University / 7:00 p.m  * Dune
Lankard was a commercial fisherman in Prince William Sound until March 24,
1989 when the Exxon Valdez spilled more than 30 million gallons of oil into
the Sound. On that day, he became an activist and social entrepreneur,
dedicating his life to the protection of human rights and the environment.
For his work, he was selected by Time magazine as one of its "Heroes of the
Planet". This is a timely presentation by an engaging and inspiring speaker.
Dune will be exploring the following topics:  Why conservation based
economies are the future.  Lessons and unresolved long-term impacts of the
Exxon Valdez disaster.  Teaching of effective models of change to empower
people to positively influence their local economy, protect endangered
homelands and provide real solutions for energy and pollution challenges.
Tickets may be purchased at any Ticket Atlantic outlet or by visiting:

Inaugural Talk and Launch of the Acadia University Environmental and
Sustainability Studies Program featuring Dr. Graham Harvey "Re-visiting the
living world" Thursday, October 21, 7 pm KC Irving Centre Auditorium,
Wolfville. Nature documentaries have made us familiar with the diversity of
life in our small blue-green planet. Media reports have alerted us to the
dangers posed by much human behaviour to Earth's sustainability. Many of us
find it easy to celebrate the beauty of the world but struggle to act
against the threats facing us. In this talk, I consider the necessity of
learning from indigenous knowledges and lifeways that place humans at home
within the larger-than-human community. Dr Graham Harvey is Reader in
Religious Studies at The Open University, UK. His research is largely about
religiously motivated environmentalism and the many possible ways in which
humans dwell on Earth.

Mark Tewksbury
Fair Play?  Ethics in Sport
An inside perspective on the politics, gender issues and business of Olympic
Mark Tewksbury knows what it means to be a champion. He's the star athlete
who burst out of the water at the Barcelona Olympics following the come from
behind victory in the 100 meter backstroke; an Olympic Champion with gold,
silver and bronze medals from Olympic competitions in 1988 and 1992.   Out
of the pool Tewksbury grew into the leader who traveled the world with the
International Olympic Committee, and who ultimately took a difficult and
public stand against the IOC for athletes' rights and ethics in sport.
Together with other outstanding Olympians and advocates from around the
world, Mark co-founded OATH, a not-for-profit organization that worked to
uphold the values and ideals of the Olympic movement.  Mark was recently
named Chef de Mission for the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team.
Thursday, October 21 
Scotiabank Theatre Auditorium 
Sobey School of Business
Saint Mary's University
Free Admission - Reception to Follow

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust Annual Dinner and Auction on October 28, 2010
at the World Trade & Convention Centre.  We would love for you to join us
and celebrate the many conservation successes we have achieved over the past
year. At our Annual Dinner this year, we are delighted to present Dr. George
Archibald as our guest speaker.  Dr. Archibald is a renowned ornithologist
and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation.  Born in New Glasgow,
NS, he received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University and went
on to earn his Ph.D. at Cornell University.  To bird lovers around the
world, Dr. Archibald is known as the man who danced with a crane.  He
successfully bred a human-imprinted Whooping Crane by imitating the
courtship dancing and behavior of a male crane.  The "offspring" is a
celebrated Whooping Crane named Gee Whiz.  Dr. Archibald has been a
long-time supporter and volunteer for the Nature Trust and we are extremely
pleased to have him join us at this year's Dinner. The Nature Trust's Annual
Dinner gives you the opportunity to connect with others who love Nova
Scotia's unique and special places as much as you do. If you would like
additional information or to order tickets, contact our office at (902)
425-5263 or email nature at nsnt.ca.  You can also visit our website

Upcoming College of Sustainability Lecture Series:

Hans Schreier, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
Water and the Future of Life on Earth
Thursday, Nov. 4, 7:00 p.m.
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135
University Ave.

Film & discussion: Sharkwater (2006)
with Hal Whitehead, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135
University Ave.

More details here: http://sustainability.dal.ca/PUBLIC_LECTURES/ 

Marshall McLuhan Lecture
Professor Terrence Gordon launches a national lecture series on McLuhan with
a public presentation on campus. All are welcome.
When Wed Oct 20 7pm - 9:30pm Atlantic Time - Halifax 
Where Atrium 101, Saint Mary's University, Halifax

Amnesty International's Alex Neve in Halifax on Nov. 27
You're invited to the 6th Annual Amnesty International (AI) Maritimes
Regional Meeting on Saturday, November 27th with special guest Alex Neve,
Secretary General for AI Canada. Join us as we learn about current human
rights issues and network with other activists from our region.  November
27, 2010 . 9:30 - 4:30 pm . University of Kings College, Halifax.  Alex Neve
is the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada. He recently
travelled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the military tribunal of Omar Khadr.
Registration forms are available from kcahill at amnesty.ca. Travel subsidies
are available. For those who are able, a registration fee of $10 is payable
at the door. Memberships to Amnesty International  will be available at the
door for $35, or $15 for students, or at www.amnesty.ca.
Register by Monday, November 15, 2010


*David Suzuki's film "The Force of Nature" will open in theatres across Nova
Scotia this week! Empire Park Lane Theatre on Spring Garden Rd.

*Waste Reduction Week in NS: Oct. 18-24: Clean Nova Scotia
http://www.clean.ns.ca/content/Waste_WRW_Home + RRFB: http://www.rrfb.com/ 


For peace, earth and justice,


Tamara Lorincz
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://www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca/ 
NSEN: http://www.nsen.ca
"A better world is possible"

"Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary
spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility
to poverty, racism, and militarism." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

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