[Sust-mar] 9th Annual Tatamagouche Summer Freeschool
meghan at tatacentre.ca
Mon Aug 26 15:19:51 EDT 2013
9th Annual Tatamagouche Summer Freeschool
The Freeschool aims to be a radical education space that offers people tools
to create a more just, sustainable and joyful world.
>From August 30th to September 1st, we will share our accumulated knowledge
of matters practical, theoretical and radical. We will also swim, discuss,
listen to live music, eat amazing food (much of it grown on the premises)
watch movies and hang out with friends old and new.
For Registration and Details visit -
Where: Waldegrave Farm, Tatamagouche, NS
Why: To create a learning environment to challenge ourselves, each other,
and the powers that be.
When: Friday, August 30th - Sunday, September 1, 2013 (Feel free to arrive
Thursday eve to set up)
Who: you and 99 others
Program includes workshops, music and keynote speakers.
Tatamagouche Summer Freeschool is run entirely by volunteers. There is a
registration fee of $80 which covers local organic meals and infrastructure
needed for freeschool.
Please register, space is limited.
KEYNOTE: ON THE GROUND IN GAZA, EVA BARTLETT ON SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE
Eva Bartlett is a Canadian activist who has spent much of the past seven
years in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, volunteering with the
<http://www.ism.org/> International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and reporting
for various media, including <http://www.ipsnews.net/> Inter Press
Services, <http://www.dominionpaper.ca/> the Dominion,
<http://www.globalresearch.ca/> Global Research, <http://rt.com/op-edge/>
Russia Today, <http://www.electronicintifada.net/> the Electronic Intifada,
and on her blog <http://www.ingaza.wordpress.com/> In Gaza.
TALK DESCRIPTION - Eva will present an array of photos, videos, and reports
from her activist work in occupied Palestine. Her documentation includes:
photos and footage of Palestinian
<http://www.fishingunderfire.blogspot.ca/> fishers and
<http://www.farmingunderfire.blogspot.ca/> farmers (including young and
elderly) methodically targeted by Israeli soldiers; life under the bombs in
Gaza and the <http://defendtherescuers.wordpress.com/> targeting of medics;
Palestinian Gandhis; infrastructure of the occupation; and the various
effects of a years-long siege on the Gaza Strip. She also shows the human,
beautiful, hopeful side of Palestinians, rarely shown in corporate media.
KEYNOTE: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM KENT COUNTY, ELIZA KNOCKWOOD ON HER
EXPERIENCES IN ELSIPOGTOG
Eliza Knockwood is a Mi'kmaq woman from Abegweit First Nation with a vital,
creative, and powerful voice.
An active film-maker with over eleven years experience in the film industry,
Eliza is committed to storytelling with new media to bring the past into the
future. She describes herself as a Youth Bundle-Keeper, with the
responsibility of passing on traditional and contemporary knowledge for this
generation and the ones yet to come. Eliza is is currently co-producing and
editing a film "Kesalul" on personal and collective healing not only for
First Nations people, but all people. She brings her powerful visionary
global perspective to all her participation and leadership on the local
level. Eliza Star-Child is a sought-after speaker for her ability to speak
from the heart, bringing her unique perspective as a First Nations woman,
single parent, and two-spirited person connecting with many people of all
TALK DESCRIPTION - Eliza has spent the past few months in Elsipogtog where
Indigenous and non-Indigenous people have been working together to resist
fracking. She will speak on building alliances, tactics, and treaty rights.
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