Friday, April 28, 8pm
1923 Fernwood Road.
Our speaker, Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier is Assistant Professor in Anthropology at UVic. Since 2000, she has conducted ethnographic research in Cuba about youth, popular culture, music, media, and infrastructure.
Many things have happened since December 17, 2014, the day that Barak Obama and Raul Castro announced the beginning of the process of normalizing the relationship between Cuba and the United States. This talk will discuss the current and near future changes occurring in Cuba due to this opening, with a specific focus on economic, political, and cultural implications.
with Terry Wolfwood. Terry reports with a slide presentation on her recent journey to Palestine and Jordan where she met with teachers, students, farmers, activists, artists, writers and local officials to learn about their struggles for justice in their occupied country. She also participated in the olive harvest, help plant olive trees to replace those destroyed by the occupier; olives and olive oil are the main source of income in Palestine. Discussion & action ideas to follow. Free admission
Come and view this excellent new film on the impact that resource extraction is having in B.C.’s northeast. After the film we will have an update on the movement to stop the site C Dam with members of the Kairos Rolling Justice Bus trip that visited the area last summer.
Friday, November 25th 8pm *
1923 Fernwood Rd.
*Music by Art Farquarson 7:30pm*
Admission by donation * refreshments available * 250-598- 7690
Dr. Bill Carroll’s short videos about a world in crisis and the political possibilities for a better future are up on his YouTube channel. We saw the following four which made for an excellent discussion afterwards:
Dr. Bill Carroll combines 2 very different approaches for strengthening people’s power. The first is political music videos like his hard hitting “400 Parts Per Million”. The second is researching corporate power and fossil fuel extraction. Come and find out how Art and Science can both be important forces for Global Justice.
1923 Fernwood Rd.
Music by John Shaw 7:30pm
Admission by donation
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Music with Nedjo Rogers at 7:30 pm
Presentation on Honduras by Kay Gimbel 8:00 pm
Kay is an active member of the Mining Justice Action Committee; this summer he went to Honduras with a Rights Action delegation.
Active in BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union, he says, “Now that the ‘working for a living’ chapter of my life is coming to a close, I hope to dedicate a lot more time to making this a better world for my grandson.”
Graeme Russell of Rights Action stated about this delegation: Our focus of inquiry was “What do the U.S and Canada have to do with repression, human rights violations, corruption and impunity in Honduras?”
Kay will address this important aspect of the current situation in Honduras. The delegation honoured the life, vision and struggles of Berta Caceres who was murdered for her pro-environment anti-dam activism.
Western Canadian Premiere “Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara”
The Saharawi people under occupation and the lessons of Saharawi nonviolent resistance.
FEB.26 AT CAFÉ SIMPATICO
1923 Fernwood Road
Film at 8pm
Refreshments: fair trade coffee by the cup and by the pound.
Admission by donation.
Café Simpatico is presented by the Central America Support Committee and this event is cosponsored by: the Mining Justice Action Committee, Friends of Western Sahara & the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation.