[Sust-mar] 12 events for peace, earth & justice - Tarsands tonight, film on Haiti Friday, more...

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at Dal.Ca
Wed May 16 12:27:16 EDT 2012

Please circulate far & wide!

Upcoming events: 

TONIGHT: The Master Resource: Oil and The New Servitude (Part 3 of the
Series: The Elements: Ethical Uses of our Resources) May 16th, 7pm - 9pm

Andrew Nikiforuk, author of the award winning book "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and
the Future of a Continent". The affordability, portability and versatility
of petroleum rapidly changed the role of the human species on the planet
over the last 150 years. It expanded the role of the state, mechanized
cities, industrialized agriculture, propelled demographic growth and changed
economic thinking. What changes does the end of cheap oil herald, how much
energy are North Americans ethically entitled to, and is it time for a
paradigm shift? This is an excellent, important presentation for all
Canadians. Don't miss it.
Scotiabank Theatre Auditorium
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University Free Admission - Reception
to Follow Organized by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs This
event will be live streamed and can be viewed here:  www.ccepa.ca

Premiere Film Screening: HAITI: WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?
With American filmmaker, Michele Mitchell, in attendance.

Friday, May 18, 2012
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Room 224, Student Union Building,
Dalhousie University, 6136 University Ave., Halifax

A documentary examining the relief efforts in Haiti two years after the 2010
Millions of people gave billions of dollars. 
Why are at least 600,000 Haitians still living in squalor? Standards for
relief are not being met by non-government organizations. Do you know how
your donation was spent?

Come to watch this incredible, investigative film. Film showing will be
followed by dialogue with filmmaker Michele Mitchell.
Free Admission:  Donations accepted (to defray tour costs). 
F I L M  AT  E L E V E N  P R E S E N TS the Canadian Premiere: Maritime
Provinces Tour.

Screening is organized by the Canada-Haiti Action Network (CHAN), Cooper
Institute with collaboration of the Latin American Mission Program (PEI),
the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, the Nova Scotia Public
Interest Research Group (NSPIRG), Films on Critical Issues (CinemaPolitica),
the Halifax Peace Coalition and Cuso International. All welcome!

Seals & Cod: To cull or not to cull, is that the right question?
Over the last century, fisheries in Atlantic Canada have led to massive
changes in our marine ecosystems.  We have witnessed the decline of many
fish species and the growth of one of their natural predators, the grey
seal. This has resulted in a call for a massive seal cull, but is this
warranted given the current scientific and historical evidence? Dave Keith,
PhD student at Dalhousie University, studies the collapse and recovery of
both marine and terrestrial species, particularly the impact of selectively
harvesting large individuals on population recovery.
Spring Garden Rd. Memorial Public Library Tuesday, May 22/7:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Silencing Israel's Critics Thursday, May 24 7pm Sobey
Building Room 255, St. Mary's University, 903 Robie Street. 

It's no accident that the media generally give Israel favourable coverage
and virtually ignore the daily lives of Palestinians.
The vast majority of news and feature stories on Israel/Palestine fail to
mention the illegal occupation and seldom quote Palestinians in their
Why is that?  What influences the coverage locally, nationally and
Join panelists: author Dr. Jon Thompson, journalists Bruce Wark and Miles
Howe, Jane MacMillan of Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace, which is
sponsoring the event.
Dr. Thompson is Professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, University
of New Brunswick and the author of the recent book, "No Debate: The Israel
Lobby and Free Speech at Canadian Universities".  He was Chair of the
independent investigation of the unfair treatment of medical researcher Dr.
Nancy Olivieri at Sick Children's Hospital, Toronto and wrote the Olivieri
Bruce Wark is a freelance journalist and retired journalism professor who
now lives in Parrsboro.  He taught the history and ethics of journalism at
the University of King's College in Halifax for 15 years. Before that, he
worked for 19 years at CBC Radio news serving as a producer in charge of
such network programs as World at Six, World Report and The House. He also
produced Media File, a national program that looked critically at the
performance of the news media. 
Miles Howe is a Halifax-based freelance journalist who covered the Canadian
Boat to Gaza and whose CBC Radio interview and feature article in The Coast
generated considerable reaction. 
Jane MacMillan is a member of the Halifax organization Canadians, Arabs and
Jews for a Just Peace that conducts local educational events and speaking
events on the Middle East.

Native Plants
Wild edible plants with Katie Porter
This series, presented by the Ecology Action Centre, will focus on plants
native to the Halifax area. The series began in March.
Halifax North Memorial Public Library
Thursday, May 24/7:00 pm

7:00-8:30 p.m. in room 211 at the Computer Science Building at Dalhousie
University, 6050 University Avenue, Room 211. Help us plan for peace in
Canada's most militarized city and province. All welcome. More info:
www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca *Special guest speaker: Ian Robinson "The
Plight of the Burmese"
*Our last meeting before the summer break.

Visit a working organic farm!
Heliotrust invites you to Open Farm Saturdays on the second Saturday of the
month, starting at 2pm.  Open Farm Saturdays start May 12, and continue
until October 13. 
David and Jen are available to give tours, answer questions, and hang out!
We have walking trails, gardens, livestock, and a small tree and herb
For more information, see http://heliotrust.org/open-farm-days/

Touching The Wounds: A theological reflection on remorse, reconciliation and
the Catholic Church in the pedophilia crises.
When: Tue, 22 May, 19:00 - 21:00
Where: Scotiabank Theatre Auditorium (map)
Description: Dr. David Deane, Professor of Theology, Atlantic School of
Theology  While analyses of the pedophilia crises in the Catholic Church
from sociological, psychological and legal perspectives abound, theological
analyses are curiously lacking.  In his presentation, Dr. Deane will seek to
offer an analysis of the theological failures of the Church in response to
the abuse crises and suggest coherently theological models for how a process
of reconciliation might emerge.  While aware that a theological perspective
on the crises can never be exhaustive, this presentation aims to offer a
theological voice to the conversation, for Christians and non-Christians
disturbed by the crises to hear.

Learning from Jack Sparrow: The Economic Outlaw and the Critique in Culture
Fri, 25 May, 12:00 - 13:30 Atrium 217, Saint Mary's University
Description: `Learning from Jack Sparrow: The Economic Outlaw and the
Critique in Culture'  Join Professor Martin Parker, Warwick University UK,
for this special lecture. Noon-1:30 pm  AT217.  For more information contact
albert.mills at smu.ca www.smu.ca

Clean Across Nova Scotia  June 8 & 9

*A new group is starting -  Environmental Rights in Nova Scotia - the next
meeting will be in June. To join the googlegroups, please email: 
Janelle Frail
Executive Director- NSEN
3115 Veith St. 
Halifax , NS B3K 3G9
T: 902-454-6846
F: 902-453-3633
E: nsenvironmentalnetwork at gmail.com

NSEN Eco-Hero Awards Ceremony
Date:	June 11, 2012
NS Public Archives
6016 University Avenue
In celebration of our 15th anniversary in 2007, the Nova Scotia
Environmental Network launched new annual environmental awards. These awards
will recognize groups and individuals who have made a significant
contribution to environmentalism in our province. There are six award
categories for both individuals and groups. The nomination form and more
information is available at http://www.nsen.ca/ecohero.php.
Please send in your NOMINATIONS before June 1st at which time NSEN Members
will vote for the winners.
Janelle Frail
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
Ph. 902-454-6846
Fax 902-453-3633
nsenvironmentalnetwork at gmail.com

Nature Nova Scotia 2012 Annual Conference and AGM - 25-27 May, Tatamagouche
Excellent program for adults and for youth.
Find out more: http://www.naturens.ca/ 

Standing up for the laws that protect the environment that all species -
including humans - depend on to survive and thrive is not a radical idea.
Neither is fighting for Canadians' right to participate in decisions that
will impact all of us. That's why Ecojustice, along with 10 other major
environmental organizations, has launched a campaign aimed at defending two
values that are core to all Canadians: Nature and democracy. And we want you
to join us.

Black Out Speak Out (or Silence, on parle! in French) - invites
organizations, businesses and citizens from across Canada to darken their
websites on Black Out Monday, June 4, in a symbolic show of support for
better environmental laws and our right to defend them. Check out the
campaign website to learn more and get involved: http://blackoutspeakout.ca/
See also:


In solidarity for peace, earth & 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 and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Oscar Arias, 1999

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