[Sust-mar] Anti-War Rally, Occupy NS March, Peace Education Talk, Fracking Talk etc...
tlorincz at dal.ca
Fri Nov 18 11:21:20 EST 2011
9 IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS - PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
*Please come to stand for peace and solidarity with the 99% at the rally and march this Saturday, November 19 - details below.
(1) ANTI-WAR RALLY (RALLY AGAINST NATO & THE 1%)
Saturday, November 19th, 1 pm - Anti-War Rally at the 3rd Annual Halifax International Security Forum, Cornwallis Park (otherwise known as Halifax Peace & Freedom Park), across from the Westin Hotel, 1181 Hollis St. This is a rally to condemn NATO and Canada’s militaristic approach to foreign and defence policies. Please come to say NO to the planned purchase of the $29 Billion F-35s. Canada should not be welcoming war criminals: NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Stephane Abrial, the US Defence Secretary Leo Panetta, and Israel’s Ehud Barak etc… Join the 99% who want peace & justice in the world! Speakers include spoken word poet El Jones, prof Isaac Saney, Halifax Peace Coalition rep Tamara Lorincz, Voice of Women etc...
Find out more about this war conference here: http://halifaxtheforum.org/
Ad Hoc Cmte Against the Halifax War Conference & the Halifax Peace Coalition
For further info: noharbourforwar at hotmail.com
(2) MARCH OF SHAME (WITH OCCUPY NS)
Saturday, November 19th, 2 pm - Occupy NS March of Shame, Downtown Halifax
Cornwallis Park (otherwise known as Halifax Peace & Freedom Park)
March of Shame following the anti-war rally – will leave from the park across from the Westin Hotel, 1181 Hollis St. and through downtown.
(3) PEACE EDUCATION AND ITS CHALLENGES IN AFGHANISTAN
Monday, November 21st, 7 - 8 pm, Saint Mary's University, Rm 206 in the Sobey Building. "Peace Education and its Challenges in Afghanistan", Dr. Mohammad Fareed Waqﬁ. Public lecture and discussion presented by Peaceful Schools International and Saint Mary's University.
(4) "CHILDREN OF CONFLICT: RECOVERING THE "CHILD" IN CHILD SOLDIERS"
Kathleen Martin, a Canadian journalist and author, discusses the need for North Americans to see children affected by war as fully human. Her most recent book, Kamakwie: Finding Peace, Love and Injustice in Sierra Leone will be available for purchase. William Tayeebwa, a former Ugandan child soldier and now a Trudeau Foundation scholar, discusses the difficulties that former child-soldiers encounter when reintegrating into their communities after taking part in armed conflicts.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12 - 1:30pm
Coburg Board Room (3107), Mona Campbell Building Dalhousie University
Light refreshments will be served.
Donations at the door
All are welcome!
(5) THE PROBLEM WITH GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Speaker: Louise Fréchette, CIGI Distinguished Fellow
Time: Thursday, Nov 24, 2011, 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: Lord Dalhousie Room
(6) VOICE OF WOMEN “WOMEN AS PEACEMAKERS” CONFERENCE & AGM OTTAWA
Friday, November 25 - Monday, November 28, conference, AGM and lobbying, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Ottawa. For more information, please visit www.vowpeace.org.
(7) NSEN COMMUNICATE, FACILITATE, ENGAGE WORKSHOP: FACILITATION & ENGAGEMENT SKILLS 101: Public engagement and best practices of facilitation for community organizations. Practice the skills as you learn them! Great for all non-profit and community groups!
Workshop lead by Jason Blanch, founder of Global Community Development Resources.
WHERE: Tues., November 29th. 9-5pm, NSCC Cafeteria Building, 36 Arthur St., Truro
COST: $20 for NSEN Members, $40 for non-members. Travel subsidies are available.
RSVP: deadline is Tues. Nov. 22. Please visit our website and fill out the form found there: www.nsen.ca or contact Janelle Frail at 902-454-6846 or by e-mail nsen at cen-rce.org
(8) SHALE GAS AND FRACKING: WHAT IS AT RISK?
A free public talk with Dr. Tony Ingraffea and Jessica Ernst.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about an issue that could change Nova Scotia forever.
Dr. Tony Ingraffea is an internationally respected expert on shale gas and fracking. He is a professor of engineering at Cornell University, and two-time winner of the National Research Council award for research in rock mechanics. He conducted R&D with the oil and gas industry for 25 years, specializing in hydraulic fracture simulation, and was invited to speak to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources about shale gas in February, 2011. He has published and spoken wide on this subject.
Jessica Ernst, from Rosebud, Alberta, was awarded the 2011 Woman of Courage award for speaking out about the environmental harm done by fracking. She will describe how well water was contaminated in her community followed fracking for coal-bed methane, and how government regulatory agencies failed to provide protection.
When: Friday, December 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Kings College Alumni Hall, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax
Sponsored by: NOFRAC, Ecology Action Centre, Council of Canadians, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
More about Shale Gas and Fracking on December 3:
Ingraffea and Ernst will also speak on Saturday, December 3, in Truro, at a one day conference, Protecting Our Communities: A Conference on Shale Gas and Fracking.
Everyone is welcome. More information at nofrac.com.
(9) HALIFAX PEACE COALITION MEETING
Monday, December 12 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Just Us Café on Spring Garden Rd. Come, have coffee and plan for peace! All welcome.
For peace, earth & justice,
55 Willowbend Court
Halifax, NS CANADA B3M 3L3
Phone: (902) 443-2423
Cell: (902) 478-1379
tlorincz at dal.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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