[Sust-mar] 20 upcoming free public peace, earth, women, diversity & justice events. Please circulate

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Fri Jan 14 00:47:30 EST 2011

20 upcoming free, public peace, earth, diversity & justice events. Plus a
rally for midwifery. Please circulate. Thank you!

Monday, January 17
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. 
In front of the entrance to the Stadacona Base on Gottingen St., Halifax. 
Lockheed Martin, US weapons giant, has an office inside the Stadacona Base
Peaceful protest in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day & To mark
the 50th anniversary of U.S. President Eisenhower's Farewell Address 1961
warning against the military-industrial complex. For more information,
contact Halifax Peace Coalition: www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

Dalhousie University's Black Student Advising Centre presents:
Love and World Peace Relevant to Us as Youth Today?
Join us for a discussion with a panel consisting of both university and high
school students January 17, 2011 Time 6:00-8:30 pm Room 307, Dalhousie
Student Union Building (Light refreshments will be served) Organized by the
Black Student Advising Centre, Dalhousie University. Please RSVP: email
bsac at dal.ca / 494-6648 

7:00pm-8:30 pm
Room 302, Student Union Building Dalhousie University
6136 University Avenue, Halifax
Filmmaker PBS Host Tavis Smiley gives greater insight into Dr. King's
anti-war views and deconstructs his most important but least known speech
"Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence". The film puts Dr. King's
legacy in a contemporary context, particularly in light of the current wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan. A must see! Co-organized with NSPIRG.
For more information, contact Halifax Peace Coalition:

12:00-1:00 pm
Maritime Centre, 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax Outside on the street of
the Passport Canada Office, special agency of Foreign Affairs &
International Trade We will be having a peaceful information picket to hand
out literature, hold signs and stand in solidarity with U.S. war resisters
who have sought refuge in Canada but are facing deportation by our federal
government. Our picket is in support of the national War Resisters Support
Week January 15-22: http://www.resisters.ca/index_en.html Co-sponsored by
For more information, contact Halifax Peace Coalition:

Wednesday, January 19
7:00pm-8:30 pm
Sobeys 260, Sobeys Building, Saint Mary's University
6136 University Avenue, Halifax
These films tell the stories of courageous American soldiers who have left
the U.S. military, refused to serve in the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and
Afghanistan, and have fled to Canada but are now facing deportation. Come to
watch the films and write letters to the federal government to let them
stay. In support of the pan-Canadian War Resisters Support Week January
15-22: http://www.resisters.ca/index_en.html
For more information, contact Halifax Peace Coalition:
www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca Co-sponsored by SMU PIRG.

Renowned scholar Gayatri Spivak "Reading Orientalism"
Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, 6350 Coburg Rd., Halifax The University
of King's College and the Lecture Series on Race are pleased to present
world-renowned interdisciplinary scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, who
will deliver this year's Flemming Lecture, entitled "Reading Orientalism".
Professor Spivak is the Avalon University Professor and a founding member of
the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.
She received her BA in English from Presidency College, Calcutta in 1959 and
her PhD in comparative literature from Cornell University in 1967. In 1976,
Professor Spivak became known as the translator and author of the critical
introduction of French philosopher Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology. Her
engagement with deconstruction was later reflected in her writings at the
intersection of postcolonial studies and feminist theory. She is the author
of In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (1987), Thinking Academic
Freedom in Gendered Post-Coloniality (1993), A Critique of Postcolonial
Reason:Towards a History of the Vanishing Present (1999), and Nationalism
and the Imagination (2010), among many others. In addition to her pioneering
legacy within the field of postcolonial theory, Professor Spivak's ideas
have influenced and challenged established norms within the areas of
education, gender studies, globalization, history, philosophy and politics.
Her work has been applauded by sources as diverse as the late literary
theorist Edward Said and the feminist punk band Le Tigre. Spivak is also an
activist who devotes her time to developing women's rights, ecology and
rural literacy in India.  The lecture will be followed by a book launch for
Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation, edited by Adel
Iskandar and Hakem Ruston.
This event is sponsored by the Flemming Lecture Series, the Contemporary
Studies Programme, the Early Modern Studies Programme, the History of
Science and Technology Programme, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
and the English Department at Mount Saint Vincent University.

'Breaking the Ice: Arctic Issues from an Interdisciplinary Perspective'
January 21st, from 1 - 5pm in room 105 at the Weldon Law Building.,
Dalhousie University
The John E. Read International Law Society is pleased to announce we are
reviving an established and exciting Dalhousie tradition, the Ronald St.
John Macdonald Symposium in International Affairs.  It will be held on The
theme is the Arctic. The RSM Symposium is an annual public meeting designed
to stimulate dialogue surrounding a topic of contemporary international
importance. It involves speakers from various backgrounds and viewpoints and
is guaranteed to be a lively discussion. The event will start with a short
introduction of each speaker's work, after which the floor will be opened
for discussion, based on questions submitted by the audience.   
JERILS is honoured to announce the following experts will be attending:
Prof. Chircop
Prof. David Vanderzwaag, Schulich School of Law Dr. Robert Fournier,
Department of Oceanography Prof. Debbie Martin, School of Health and Human
Performance Mark Sloan, Research Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies
For more information, please see the attached poster. 
To register and submit questions for discussion, e-mail Emily Lukaweski or
Katie Lo at jerils at dal.ca

Conceptions of Race in Philosophy, Literature and Art presents:
Dr. Alanis Obomsawin
Tuesday January 25th, 7:00pm
New Academic Building, at University of King's College (6035 Coburg Rd.),
"Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises"
Dr. Alanis Obomsawin is an acclaimed director of documentaries about the
lives of First Nations people. A member of the Abenaki Nation, whe is also a
distinguished story-teller, singer, songwriters and artist. 

Coyotes & Bears: Nova Scotia's largest predators Jenny Costello, a wildlife
technician with the Nova Scotia deptartment of Natural Resources, will
discuss the current state of coyotes and bears in Nova Scotia. Learn where
they are, what they need and what to do if we encounter them.
Keshen Goodman Public Library, Lacewood Dr. Halifax Saturday, January
22/2:00 pm http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/programs.html

Monday, January 24
7:00 pm
The Local Council of Women House, 989 Young Ave., Halifax Nova Scotia Voice
of Women meeting will focus on the "hidden" costs of war that our federal
government doesn't identify in its "real" costs. The discussions will
include information about the military spending, impact on soldiers and
their families, and limited services available to veterans. Speakers include
retired Canadian veterans who know the real costs of war. For more info,
please contact NSVOW: peace at nsvow.org 

"Geologic Storage of CO2: What we've learned from a decade of monitored CO2
injection into depleting oil fields in Saskatchewan."
Jan. 25, 2011
Huggins Science Hall 336, 4:00 p.m., Acadia University, Wolfville CSPG
Visiting Lecturer: Dr. Steve Whittaker Jan 25/11 CSPG Visiting Lecturer: Dr.
Steve Whittaker, Senior Project Manager for the Petroleum Technology
Research Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. 

>From the Frontlines: Canadian soldies talk about their tours in Afghanistan
February 2, 2011
2:00 pm
Vinnie's pub, Rosario Building, MSVU, 166 Bedford Highway The MSVU Political
and Economic Society is hosting a Q&A panel with Canadian Forces Afghanistan
veterans. Come out and find out what it was like for the soldiers on the
ground in Kandahar. Open to all to come and ask questions. This event is
about understanding a soldier's perspective in Afghanistan, this is not a
political event. 

Seabirds in Atlantic Canada
Thursday, Feb 3 at 7:30 pm
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Carina Gjerdrum, a seabird biologist with Canadian Wildlife Service,
Dartmouth, coordinates the pelagic seabird monitoring program, which
collects seabird data from ships travelling offshore in Atlantic Canada. She
will talk about the diversity of seabirds that occur in our waters
throughout the year, and the amazing adaptations that allow them to survive
in the marine environment. 7:30 p.m. at the NSMNH Halifax Field Naturalists:

John Steinman "Deconstructing Dinner"
John Steinman is the creator of Deconstructing Dinner, a one-hour weekly
radio show that examines the impacts that our food choices have on
ourselves, our communities and the earth.
Thursday, February 3  at 7pm
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
6135 University Ave., Halifax, NS
Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Lecture
Part of the Winter 2011 Environment, Sustainability and Society Lecture
Series More info: http://sustainability.dal.ca/PUBLIC_LECTURES/

Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Lecture "Environmental Education, India"
Thursday, February 10
at 7pm
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
6135 University Ave., Halifax, NS
Kartikeya Sarabhai
Director, Centre for Environment Education, India Kartikeya Sarabhai is the
Founding Director of the Centre for Environment Education in India. The CEE
was created in 1984 in recognition of the importance of environmental
education in India's overall environment and development strategy. The
result of a unique partnership between government and a non-governmental
institution, CEE has 41 offices across India.
Part of the Winter 2011 Environment, Sustainability and Society Lecture
Series More info: http://sustainability.dal.ca/PUBLIC_LECTURES/

Animals and the Law        
February 17, 2011
Prof. Vaughan Black
To be held in Room 104, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 6061
University Ave., Halifax Free public lecture.

"Current Issues in Corporate Governance"
Purdy Crawford, C.C., Q.C., Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Osler, Hoskin &
Harcourt LLP Business Law Forum Thursday, February 3, 2011 12:00pm noon Room
104, Weldon Law Building Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 6061
University Ave., Halifax RSVP by Thurs., Jan. 27, 2011 to lawdean at dal.ca, or

34th Annual Horace E. Read Memorial Lecture  "We Shall Not Cease from
Exploration:  Narratives from the Hyde Inquiry about Mental Health and
Criminal Justice"
Judge Anne Derrick, Nova Scotia Provincial Court Wednesday, February 9, 2011
4:30pm Room 105, Weldon Law Building Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie
University, 6061 University Ave., Halifax RSVP to lawdean at dal.ca, or

Monday, January 17th @ Veith House at 12 Noon.
 The organizing committee for October 17th, representing several
organizations focused on poverty issues at home and abroad, will be meeting
on Monday, January 17th @ Veith House. This is an open, inaugural meeting
for a new joint committee of organizations to coordinate local events
marking national and international dates in human rights and poverty issues.
This new working group intends to meet (at minimum) quarterly throughout the
year and form event-based sub-committees to better cooperate and organize
Halifax-area events around the International Day for the eradication of
Poverty and other important opportunities for public outreach and political
engagement. This first meeting's agenda will be to identify the best
structure and mandate for the committee and review the national and
international dates that we can support recognizing locally in a
collaborative manner to maximize their effectiveness. I hope you will join
us!  Together, our committed local organizations can make a bigger impact in
the public, media and political perception of poverty-related issues at
events marking these important dates. If you have any questions, please
contact me directly at mphhalifax at gmail.com or 902-401-7981.
Make Poverty History Halifax

Public Rally in Support of Midwifery
Rally in Support of Midwifery in Nova Scotia
Location: Province House, (Nova Scotia Legislature)
Time: 4:00PM Thursday, January 20th
The rally is intended to draw attention to the current crisis surrounding
the IWK Midwifery Program and the mothers and families who have been left
without midwifery care since that program closed in December.
Although this is not officially a Midwifery Coalition event, we do encourage
you to come out and attend.
Here is a link to the Facebook event page:

*FOR SALE: Desktop Computer with Keyboard, Optical Mouse, 17" LCD Monitor,
4GB RAM, 160GB HD, NVidia GeForce 7600 GT graphics card, DVD Player, DVD
Writer, 3.5" Floppy Dive, RAID Controller, Stereo Speakers, Windows 7 Home
Edition. Worth $400, will sell for $150. Please contact Tamara Lorincz
tlorincz at dal.ca 

*To honour the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

"Without a doubt, military spending represents the single most significant
perversion of worldwide priorities known today." Former President of Costa
Rica, Oscar Arias, 1999

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