LEFT COAST EVENTS (pt I) - Lower Mainland - April 4th, 2005 Print
PEJ Events
Tuesday, 05 April 2005 09:12
LEFT COAST EVENTS


1. Two Worlds Colliding - film - April 5th
1 (B) Fighting for Immigrant Rights - film and speaker - April 5th
2. CIDA and Indigenous folk - April 7th
3. War Resisters - discussion - April 8th
4. Why do Treaties matter? - April 8th
5. Social Skills for Life-Long Relationships - April 8th
6. Meet the NDP Point Grey Candidate - April 10th
7. Left Film Night - motorcycle diaries - April 10th
8. The Last Zapatistas - documentary - April 11, 21st
9. Transition Planning & Information - April 12th
10. World March of Women - organizing - April 12th
11. The Music Man - theatre - April 14-30th
11 (B) The Work Less Party presents - THE RAT RACE - April 16th
12. World Federalists - doctor w/out borders - April 21st
13. On the Rise - Indigenous Youth - April 30th
14. Revolutionary May Day - April 1st
15. Prov. Election Forum - May 7th
16. Vancouver Status of Women News
17. Liu Institute - events
18. Fulcrum Project - 'STAND' - poverty awareness
19. Election year Funding for Women

1. NFB FILM CLUB

The National Film Board of Canada <http://www.nfb.ca/>
Two Worlds Colliding

Two Worlds Colliding chronicles the painful story of what came to be known as Saskatoon's infamous "freezing deaths," and the schism between a fearful, mistrusting aboriginal community and a police force that must come to terms with a shocking secret.

Please join us as we tour across Canada with a screening of Two Worlds Colliding and panel discussion. The tour is designed to increase awareness of the issues surrounding the Aboriginal community and policing. Panel discussions will examine how the Aboriginal community and police services can work together to create solutions for change rather than carry on with distrust and blame.

The National Film Board of Canada; Justice Canada; Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada; the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police along with APTN and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations invite you to attend this event in your city.

Please feel free to forward on to your friends, associates and other contacts you may have that you think will enjoy this free screening.

All screenings 7pm. Admission is free.

Vancouver, BC
April 5, 2005
Location: Pacific Cinematheque

Edmonton, AB
April 7, 2005
Location: Stanley A. Milner Library

Regina, SK
April 13, 2005
Location: Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Winnipeg, MB
April 14, 2005
Location: The Winnipeg Art Gallery -The Muriel Richardson Auditorium

Halifax, NS
April 20, 2005
Location: Halifax Public Library-North Branch

Prince Albert, Sk
April 28, 2005
Location: Marlboro Inn - Northern Justice Symposium

http://www.onf.ca/filmclub/store/ http://www.onf.ca/email/twoworldscolliding2_en/sendtofriend.php

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The Green College Outreach Committee proudly presents:
1 (B) NO ONE IS ILLEGAL: FIGHING FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

What: Film and Speaker
When: Tuesday April 5 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Green College Coach House

LEST WE FORGET, 2004, (45 mins)
DIRECTION JASON DE SILVA, NARRATION SUHEIR HAMMAD

Through a critical lens, LEST WE FORGET explores a lesson that history has
forgotten. Filmmaker Jason DaSilva illustrates the parallels between the
experiences of the Arab and Muslim population in post 9/11 North America
and those of the Japanese population living in the United States during
the Second World War. This documentary examines events following the
tragedy of 9/11, investigating how extensive domestic security measures
can cross the line into unjust treatment of innocent people. The film
presents a variety of voices from those who have felt the severity of
wartime racism.

With Harjap Grewal, board member of South Asian Network for Secularism and
Democracy and activist with No One is Illegal.

No One is Illegal Vancouver is part of a worldwide movement of resistance
against displacement and criminalization of (im)migrants/ refugees and
indigenous peoples.
For more information http://noii-van.resist.ca

Hosted by Green College Outreach Committee.

--
"Ring the bells that still can ring,forget your perfect offering, there is
a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."-Leonard Cohen

6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Green College Rm #106
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1
Mobile: 604-787-4754

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2. STAKEHOLDERS, CIDA, AND THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

This is a final reminder to register for the upcoming meeting with:

Mr. Darren Schemmer
Director General of Policy, Planning and Management
Americas Branch, CIDA

and

Ms. Susan Pereverzoff
Manager, Indigenous Peoples' Partnership Program
Americas Branch, CIDA

Mr. Schemmer will be in Vancouver on Thursday, April 7, 2005, and in
Victoria on Friday, April 8, 2005, to meet with stakeholders interested in
CIDA's role in the Americas and its future activities in the region.

In Vancouver, Mr. Schemmer will be accompanied by Ms. Pereverzoff, who will
be meeting stakeholders with a particular interest in the Indigenous
Peoples' Partnership Program.

Who Should Attend:
Persons and organizations interested in learning more about CIDA?s
programming in the Americas and about the Agency?s Indigenous Peoples?
Partnership Program will be interested in attending this event.

When and Where:
In Vancouver, the meeting will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2005, from
14:30 - 16:30, in Room 214, Second Floor, Library Square, 300 West Georgia
Street.

In Victoria, the meeting will take place on Friday, April 8, 2005, from
09:30 - 11:30, in the Esquimalt Room, Level 2, Victoria Conference Centre,
720 Douglas Street.

RSVP:
Unless you have already done so, please confirm your participation at the
Vancouver or Victoria meeting with Josee Landry, CIDA Pacific Regional
Office, by return e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The deadline for
registering for this event is Tuesday, April 5, 2005.

One-on-one meetings:
A one-on-one meeting with Susan Pereverzoff can be arranged for April 7 or
8 in Vancouver. Priority will be given to First Nations organizations that
have previously submitted proposals to IPPP, or that expect to do so in the
near future. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Ms.
Pereverzoff to discuss an IPPP initiative, please contact Josee Landry as
indicated above.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Josee Landry
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Regional Program Officer
Canadian International Development Agency
Pacific Regional Office
2000 - 300 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 6E1
Canada
Internet: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca

Agente du programme r?gional
Agence canadienne de d?veloppement international
Bureau r?gional du Pacifique
2000 - 300, rue Georgia Ouest
Vancouver (C.-B.)
V6B 6E1
Canada
Internet: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca

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3. WAR RESISTERS

Please tell everyone you can about this War Resisters event (scroll down). Resisters of the illegal US war against Iraq need our support especially now that the Immigration and Refugee Board has rejected Jeremy Hinzman's claim for refugee protection. The IRB did not allow Hinzmanto use the illegality of the US invasion of Iraq in his case. Hinzman will appeal the decision to the Federal Court of Canada, so it's an important time to show your support.

You can show your support for war resisters by clicking here http://www.PetitionOnline.com/resister/petition.html to sign the online petition calling on the Federal government to grant refuge to war resisters.

You can also email Paul Martin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Minister of Citizenship & Immigration Joe Volpe ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to tell them that Canada must respect international law and human rights and grant refuge to soldiers who face imprisonment in the US for their refusal to take part in an illegal and unjust war.

Thanks for taking time to read this,

-Tanya

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Stopwar.ca and the War Resisters Support Campaign present

Iraq Veterans say ?Bring the troops home now?

7:00pm, April 8
Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre (515 west Hastings St.)

?It's unacceptable that more than 1200 Americans have died and so many thousands of Iraqis have died in a place that U.S. forces shouldn't be in the first place.?

Kelly Dougherty, 26, spent 10 months in Iraq as a Sergeant with her National Guard unit. She is a co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Hear her speak about the situation in Iraq, the growing resistance within the US military, and what you can do to help war resisters.

For more information: www.resisters.ca

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4. WHY DO TREATIES MATTER TODAY?

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

** BE IN OUR LIVE Vancouver AUDIENCE > Ticket information below **

Ask most Indians about treaties, and you'll hear of sacred promises --
nation-to-nation agreements of mutual respect and peace, binding both
partners together forever.

Ask most Canadians, though, and you'll likely be met with blank stares.
Of those who do have an opinion, many view treaties as dusty old relics,
irrelevant to today's modern world. But whether it's hostility or
ignorance, critics argue that's why Canada can largely afford to ignore
their treaty duties and promises.

This Friday, April 8, 'Contact' -- APTN'S national call-in program --
ends its season with a town hall live from Vancouver on the past,
present and future of treaties in Canada. What's really inside them? Are
they about sharing the use of Aboriginal lands and resources -- or their
absolute surrender? And why do agreements signed centuries ago still
matter today?

This special 90-minute event will be held at the UBC Museum of
Anthropology. To be in our audience, contact Naomi at (toll-free)
1-888-278-8862 ext 232 for a seat, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To share your thoughts, call in during the show at 1-877-647-2786, or
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also visit our forum to post your
thoughts now at www.aptn.ca/forums.

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5. SOCIAL SKILLS FOR LIFE-LONG RELATIONSHIPS

Comprehensive Autism Services and Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E., Inc.)

The Importance of Social Skills in Forming Life-long Relationships:

A Conference for Parents and Professionals

Friday, April 8, 2005
9:00am - 5:00pm
(registration begins at 8:30am)

C.A.S.E., Inc. is a non-public agency that specializes in services for children and young adults on the autistic spectrum.? Dr. Cynthia Norall, clinical director, began her social skills program, Friends' Club?, five years ago in San Diego, CA. ?Friends' Club? introduces children to the social strategies as described by Tony Attwood and Carol Gray (both noted experts in the field) and their applications.

The C.A.S.E., Inc. philosophy is to provide children and teens, with autism spectrum disorders, interventions that integrate proven therapies that benefit the child as well as the family. We celebrate the insight that children/teens with an autism spectrum disorder offer to our society. Our mission is to prepare the child or teen to be a socially successful person who makes and maintains friendships throughout life, and someone who is able to enter the social world of work.

Speakers and Topics:

Cynthia LaBrie Norall, Ph.D. will present: the basis of social skills training and why it is a necessity for children with autism.

Courtney Evenskaas, B.A will present: structuring social situations using visual schedules during recess, lunch and play dates or while at home.

Cost: $90.00 Can and $67.50 USA

Conference Location:

Destinations at Rosedale on Robson
838 Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC V6B6AZ

**Please call the C.A.S.E., Inc. office for more information at 760-720-4964 or email Maria at <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .? Our website is www.casefamily.com

Please mail to: C.A.S.E., Inc., 580 Beech Ave. Suite B, Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA

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6. NDP POINT-GREY CANDIDATE

Please come and bring your friends and families and neighbors

SUNDAY APRIL 10TH, 2005
2:30 TO 5:30 PM

MEET YOUR INTERESTING, TALENTED
POINT GREY NEIGHBORS
& SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

AND

MEL LEHAN NDP CANDIDATE FOR PT GREY

BELOVED & LONG TIME

KITSILANO COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

AT the home of Mark Battersby and Diana Davidson [send email for directions]

Free Coffee, tea and savories made by Gail Davidson, Lupin Battersby, Mark Battersby and Diana Davidson and others soon to be announced.

NO HOST BAR--red and white wine--by donation

BAKE SALE--Doris Collins' fabulous treats, Gail Davidson well known gourmet cook, Diana Davidson marginal cook, Pelar good at cakes period, Saskia Battersby good at cookies, Natasha the Queen of cheese cakes, Rochelle Davidson Italian baker, Lupin Battersby meticulous and adventurous and other cooks and bakers as they volunteer
AUCTION every hour of cakes, pies and Doris' butter tarts

SILENT AUCTION access through INTERNET TERMINALS to bid on valuable objects and art, adventures, services, holidays, lunches with famous and interesting people, and speakers for lunches, dinners, events.

GREAT CONVERSATION WITH THOSE INTERESTING NEIGHBORS YOU'VE SEEN AROUND AND READ ABOUT BUT MAY NOT HAVE MET OR TALKED TO IN AGES

And to help raise money to elect Mel Lehan to represent Pt. Grey/Kits residents and business owners in the provincial government as he has been doing for decades in the riding.

Please also invite your friends and neighbors. Children especially welcome.

RSVP Diana or Mark at 704-731-0856 or at <<<mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >>

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7. LEFT FILM NIGHT

"THE MOTORCYLE DIARIES"

See the film, take part in the discussion!

Sunday, April 10, 7 pm
Dogwood Centre, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver

This is the true story of a 23-year-old medical student from Argentina, Che Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal), who traveled across South America on a motorcycle with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) in 1951-1952, in a personal odyssey which would ultimately inspire him to become a revolutionary who had a profound impact on the history of several nations. The duo has a series of adventures that vary from the suspenseful (stowing away on a cargo ship, exploring Incan ruins) to the comedic, to the serious (volunteering at a leper colony).

Plus at this screening: scenes not contained in the original theatrical release - "a moment with Alberto Granado" (who remains an active participant in the Cuban Revolution), a featurette on the making of the film, and an interview with Gael Garcia Bernal.

Organized by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League (BC), and Vancouver East Club CPC. Admission is free; donations accepted towards the People's Voice Fund Drive. Call Kimball at 255-2041 for more information.

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8. THE LAST ZAPATISTAS

In 1910, Mexico experienced a revolution of millions of people that toppled Dictator Diaz. Close to a century later, amidst current popular struggles, revolutionary veterans tell the world their stories for the first time. In the 86th anniversary of General Zapata?s death

Documentary showing of:

The Last Zapatistas Forgotten Heroes

Dir. Francesco Tabone 70 minutes followed by a brief discussion

English subtitles

Amazing!
Excellent Cinematography!

Monday April 11
Time: 7:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings St.
Room: 142

Or

Thursday April 21
Time: 6:30 pm
Collingwood Neighbourhood House 5288 Joyce St.
(near the Joyce Skytrain station)

Admission to these events is by donation

Organized by: Group of Relatives and Friends of Political Prisoners in Mexico

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9. TRANSITION PLANNING AND INFORMATION EVENING

Please see the note below regarding the upcoming LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Transition Planning and Information Evening.

Communications Committee
Community Living Coalition
Website: http://www.communitylivingcoalition.bc.ca/

The L.A.S.T. committee presents the 3rd annual "LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Transition Planning and Information Evening",

Tuesday, April 12th,
7 - 9 p.m.
at the Thomas Haney Rotunda.

The focus of this forum is to provide information and an overview of services and options for individuals with developmental disabilities needed when planning for transition such as Post-secondary opportunities, Ministry of Human Resources disability benefits process, Ministry of Children and Family Development/Community Living B.C. services. For more info call: Janet at 604-467-1101 or Karen at 604-467-8700.

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10. WORLD MARCH OF WOMEN

Hello all!!! We are happy to update you on the brilliant global feminist
organizing of the World March of Women! As you likely know, the Women's
Global Charter for Humanity is on it's way to us! This is a document two
years in the making, supported by almost 6000 women's organizations in more
than 160 countries, and providing a shared vision of the world women are
working to create.

The Charter is currently travelling up through the Americas on its way to
Vancouver! After being launched in Sao Paolo by 30,000 women, it was met by
3,000 more women from the countryside to celebrate it's arrival at the
border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay... You can follow its progress and
check out the latest photos at http://mmf.lecarrefour.org/index_html/en In
Vancouver, women locally have been meeting for weeks to plan an event
celebrating the arrival of the Charter in the city on May 1st... May Day! I
strongly encourage all of you to decide to participate in this event, and
then come out to our next organizing meeting and help plan to make the event
a major success!!

We will meet next Thursday, March 31, as well as Tuesday April 12th at VESTA
(2915 Commercial Drive - at 13th Ave) at 6pm.

Bring your ideas and determination and we'll provide the pizza!

Hoping to see you all soon, Lynda Gerty on behalf of the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres member centre Vancouver Rape Relief
and Women's Centre 604-872-8212 www.kootenaycuts.com S/he who fears not the death of a thousand cuts will dare to unhorse the emperor

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11. THE MUSIC MAN

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Event: Royal City Musical Theatre Company production of The Music Man
Dates: April 14 to 30, 2005 Venue: The Massey Theatre in New Westminster

Tickets: $26 - $35 through Ticketmaster at 604.280.4444 or www.ticketmaster.ca.
Information: 604.522.4306

They've Got "Trouble" In New Westminster!
Royal City Musical Theatre Company Presents The Music Man

"Oh, we've got trouble," right here in the Royal City, as Royal City Musical Theatre Company artistic director Ed Harrington and his team present Meredith Willson's classic, The Music Man, at The Massey Theatre April 14 through 30.

The Music Man is the story of a fast-talking traveling salesman, Professor Harold Hill, who sets his sights on the unsuspecting town of River City, Iowa. He convinces the citizens that they are inviting trouble by allowing the introduction of a pool table into their peaceful town. To correct this, he cons them into forming a children's band, recruiting the help of the local librarian and music teacher along the way. What Harold doesn't count on is falling in love with Marian the librarian or becoming involved in the lives of the townspeople.

From the clever and catchy tune Pickalittle and the barbershop quartet song Lida Rose to the lovely Til There Was You and the thunderous signature song 76 Trombones, this show is light, fast moving and tuneful.

The role of Harold Hill (the Music Man) will be played by Peter Jorgensen, a local performer, writer, director and choreographer who has frequently been seen in Arts Club Theatre, Bard on the Beach and Carousel Theatre productions. Marian, the librarian, will be played by Elizabeth Marie West, who delighted audiences as Julie Jordan in last year's RCMTC production of Carousel. Both Peter and Elizabeth Marie were trained at the very prestigious American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York.

Others in the large cast include former BCTV weatherman Norm Grohmann as Mayor Shinn, Jacqollyne Keath as Eulalie Shinn, Jesse DeCoste as Winthrop Paroo and Cher Zorrilla as Mrs. Paroo.

Directed by well-known local musical theatre veteran Lloyd Nicholson, the music and songs of The Music Man will be performed under the baton of musical director James Bryson, with choreography by Valerie Easton.

This award-winning Broadway classic has quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations and a one-of-a-kind nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads. The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.

The Music Man will run April 14 to 30, 2005 at New Wesminster's Massey Theatre with shows at 8 pm Wednesday through Saturday and matinees at 2 pm on Sunday, April 17, Saturday and Sunday April 23 and 24 and Saturday, April 30. No performances Monday and Tuesday. April 14 and 15 are preview performances and Opening Night is Saturday, April 16.

Tickets are $26.00 - $35.00 and are available through Ticketmaster by phone at 604.280.4444 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

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11 (B) The Work Less Party presents - THE RAT RACE -

On Saturday April 16th, you are invited to join the Work Less Party for
some serious silliness.

Start time is 3:10 pm
Start location: Vancouver Art Gallery

Cost: Free

The Rat Race is a obstacle race through downtown Vancouver. Don't worry, you
don't have to train for this event. All you need to do is arrive at the
start location dressed in business
attire. Whiskers and a tail will be provided. Everybody is invited to
participate.

The course includes a number of fun and silly obstacles that you will be
presented with.

Booth number 1 where you will have to sit through an entire power point
presentation called
"Power corrupts, Power Point corrupts absolutely"

Booth number 2 where you will have to steal money from a giant rat trap

Booth number 3, where you will be yelled at by a supervisor with managerial
aspirations.

Booth number 4, Boulevard of Lost Dreams + many, many more of life's
satirical silliness.

The rats that win get as much free beer as they can possibly drink in Rat
Heaven ( after party )
For more info, please contact Conrad 604 - 537 - 2044
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presented by www.WorkLessParty.org
poster www.worklessparty.org\ratrace\ratrace.pdf
website www.worklessparty.org\ratrace\ratrace.htm

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12. WORLD FEDERALIST MEETING

TOPIC:

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: CONGO AND CHECHNYA

Psychologist Nicole Aube talks about her experiences with the organization Medecins Sans Frontieres. Followed by a discussion on the globalization of health.

TIME:

Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 7:30 pm

LOCATION:

Unitarian Church Centre, 949 W.49th Ave. at Oak St., Vancouver.

All welcome. Free Parking. No charge.

MORE INFORMATION:

Or to add your name to the meeting reminder e-mail list,
contact Larry Kazdan at (604) 874-9982,
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The World Federalist Movement Canada -Vancouver Branch meets at this location the third Thursday of every month. The general public is cordially invited to attend.

World Federalists promote the development of democratic world institutions to make and enforce world law.

<http://www.vcn.bc.ca/wfcvb>World Federalist Movement Canada - Vancouver Branch
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13. "ON THE RISE"

An Evening of Indigenous Youth Performance, Films, and Inspiration

featuring...

AZTLAN UNDERGROUND
K-os Dancer: DEDOS
Tsimshian Youth Activist: Dustin Johnson
East Vancity Blackfoot Rapper: Curtis Clearsky
Squamish/Nisga'a MC: Mandy Rose
Cree Activist and Film Maker Nitanis Desjarlais
and more.....

ALSO screening the Films:

Aotearoa: 5th World Indigenous Youth Conference
NYM RoadBlock
HIJOS DE LA TIERRA

At The Sty Wet Tan, (The Great Hall) at the UBC First Nations House of
Learning (Musqueam Territory)

http://www.longhouse.ubc.ca/directions.html

APRIL 30th 2005
Films start at 630pm, performances start at 7:45pm, doors close at 11pm,
so make sure to get their early!

Tickets are $10/ $5 for students

We encourage high schools teachers, youth program organizers, workers and
mentors to sponsor a youth to attend this event and be educated and
entertained in a positive and creative atmosphere!

To volunteer, get involved, donate, or hook up tickets call (604) 562-1028
Ange Sterritt

****Tickets can also be bought at the door****
***All Proceeds go to the International Indigenous Youth Conference***

Co-Sponsored by The Indigenous Students Society, The Sty Wet Tan First
Nations House of Learning, and Redwire

More Info:

The "On the Rise" event will be a chance for young Indigenous people from
different walks of life to come together and learn not only about the
International Indigenous Youth Conferance (IIYC) (will bring 200 youth
from around the world to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center -
June 17-21 2005) but also learn how our Indigenous People are working
towards sustainability, autonomy, empowerment, unity and solidarity in the
midst of globalization and liberalization. It will also be a fund raiser
(but more about fun and education than money) for the IIYC.

Volunteers are needed for:
*driving youth to and from UBC (some class 4 drivers will be needed)
* Food preparation (just mostly snacks)
* getting the word out electronically and via posters and word of mouth
* set up and take down

Reply to this email if you can help or call -
(604) 562-1028

To find out more about the IIYC conference contact:
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No One is Illegal- Vancouver
web: noii-van.resist.ca
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(604)682-3269 x 7149

The No One is Illegal campaign is in full confrontation with Canadian
colonial border policies, denouncing and taking action to combat racial
profiling of immigrants and refugees, detention and deportation policies,
and wage-slave conditions of migrant workers and non-status people.

We struggle for the right for our communities to maintain their
livelihoods and resist war, occupation and displacement, while building
alliances and supporting indigenous sisters and brothers also fighting
theft of land and displacement.

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14. REVOLUTIONARY MAY DAY

Carnival in Grandview Park

Meet at Clark Park (Commercial Drive and E.14th ave.) 1:00 pm, Sunday, May
1st, 2005, leave 1;30 parade to Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at
Charles St.)

With music, potluck/barbecue, circus performances, workshops, and a movie
in the park.

Our Organizing Principles:
1. Direct action
2. Opposition to electoral politics
3. Independence from trade unions and official organizations
4. Decentralized organization with a respect for diversity of tactics

Organized by:
May Day Independent Organizing Group

Email:
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From: Kimball Cariou < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

No disrespect intended to the organizers, who have obviously put
considerable thought into planning an event which includes a range of
interesting activities. Unfortunately, this event also appears planned
to exclude many people. I would not attend a May Day rally that
specifically excluded members of unemployed organizations, for example,
nor would I attend one which implies that trade unionists are not
welcome. That is certainly the message which this invitation sends, even
if that was not the specific intention. I hope that the trade union
movement and its allies are able to pull together a May Day 2005 event
which is as broad as possible, and in which the views of all
participating organizations are considered in the planning. The struggle
to win trade unions to take and support such actions is long and
difficult, but in my view, the temptation to find an easy way around
this hard work by organizing separate "revolutionary actions" leads to a
dead end in which we talk mainly to ourselves rather than mainly to
working people who are not yet convinced of the necessity of revolution.

Kimball Cariou

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Hi People:
We want to clarify that our revolucionary May Day callout and regarding
point # "3.Independence from trade unions and official organizations."..
I want to respond to Kimball on the coalofcoal-l list and clarify that
the callout was not meant to imply that trade union members are not
welcome at the event.
This principle simply means that, as a group, we are independent from
trade unions as organizations. Trade union members ARE WELCOME at the
event.
In solidarity
Kiko

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15. PROVINCIAL ELECTION FORUM

Vancouver Status of Women and other social justice groups in the Lower
Mainland invite you to the:

Lower Mainland Women's Provincial Election Forum
May 7th, 2005 1-4 pm
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch
Alice Mackay Room
350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC

Light refreshments will be provided. Bus tickets, on-site childcare, and
ASL interpretation will be available. Please RSVP for on-site childcare by
April 29th, 2005 by calling 604-255-6554 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
<mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > . For more information, please contact Jeannie or
Benita at 604-255-6554.

Benita Bunjun
Women and Welfare Project Coordinator
Vancouver Status of Women
2652 E. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z6
Tel: 604-255-6554
Website: www.vsw.ca

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16. VANCOUVER STATUS OF WOMEN

Celebrating 34 years of Feminist Organizing

March 29th, 2005

Greetings Community Organizations,

As of April 2002, British Columbia has witnessed the implementation of
multiple regressive welfare policies, which deeply impact the poor and
particularly marginalized women. Vancouver Status of Women as well as other
social justice groups will be putting forward the following welfare
recommendations prior to and after the BC provincial election.

We urge you to use the attached lobby document regarding changes to welfare
regulations to lobby during all-candidates meetings as well as other
election forums/debates.

We encourage you to read the document and identify whether you support these
recommendations or not. We look forward to hearing from you by April 14,
2005
. If you chose to endorse the lobby document, you may identify if you
wish your organization to be listed the public document which will be
distributed mid April 2005 across the province.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Benita or Melanie at 604-255-6554. Thank you kindly for your time and we look forward to hearing from you by April 14, 2005.

In Solidarity,

Benita Bunjun for the Feminist Working Group
Women and Welfare Project, Vancouver Status of Women

Vancouver Status of Women Launches the Revised and Updated
Welfare Resource Guide for Women (2nd Edition)

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Status of Women (VSW) launched its 2nd Edition of
the Welfare Resource Guide for Women this week. This guide provides updated
general information to women about British Columbia's welfare system or
Employment and Assistance Regulations within a feminist framework. This
Guide is meant to help women apply for welfare, disability, and child
benefits, and offers guidance in application or appeal processes. The Guide
especially focuses on the needs of single mothers.

The Guide was produced by VSW's Feminist Working Group of the Women and
Welfare Project. The Women and Welfare Project focuses on an in-depth
feminist analysis of the BC welfare system within the current colonial,
poor-bashing, and globalization context. We understand that the current
devastating welfare policy changes on poor women mean that women must deal
with multiple government systems around issues of: custody and access, child
apprehension, housing, employment, childcare, education, immigration, legal
aid, violence, health, family maintenance, and much more. The Project's
goals are:

1. To examine the impact of welfare changes on women in BC;
2. Raise awareness, educate, and mobilize the general public; and
3. Lobby the provincial government to restore funding and improve
programs.

This Guide derives from BC advocates' survey feedback to create "a welfare
resource guide that is accessible", "an organizational chart of the Ministry
of Human Resources", "provincial resources and advocacy for women", and "a
tool about women's rights to welfare and how the system works".
For low-income women there is no charge for this Guide - call VSW to arrange
a time for pick up or if you would like a guide mailed to you, please send
us a self-addressed stamped ($1.70) envelope (9'x12') to the address below.
For community organizations, the Guide is available for $5-$14 per guide
based on a sliding scale plus shipping. For institutions and Ministries, the
Guide is available for $15 per guide plus shipping. The Guide is also
available on our website: www.vsw.ca.

To order the 2nd Edition of the Welfare Resource Guide for Women, please
fill out the attached invoice/order form (see below) and contact Julie Ham
via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone:
604-255-6554.

Vancouver Status of Women is a non-profit, feminist, community based
organization with a vision of freedom and self-determination for all through
responsible, socially just, healthy and joyful communities both locally and
globally. VSW's mission is to work with women to ensure our full
participation in the social, economic, and political life of our
communities.

Benita Bunjun
Women and Welfare Project Coordinator
Vancouver Status of Women
2652 E. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z6
Tel: 604-255-6554

Website: www.vsw.ca

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17. LIU INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ISSUES

CENTRE FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA RESEARCH, AND CENTRE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PRESENTS

ASEAN's Future: Vision and Vexations

by H.E. Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General of the Association of South East Asian Nations

DATE: Tues April 5, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: C.K. Choi Bldg, Conference Room 120

Ong Keng Yong has been the Secretary-General of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) since January 2003. In this talk he will reflect upon his experiences over the past two years in guiding the ten-member Association in its efforts to build cooperation and establish collaborative linkages across the region, and will discuss the challenges facing ASEAN into the future, giving particular attention to the concept of the ASEAN Security Community.

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simons centre for disarmament and non-proliferation research

Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement

The Simons Centre is now accepting applications for the ?Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Delivery Systems.?

The term of the fellowship is one year, renewable for a second year, in residence at UBC. The Fellow will complete a directed project related to the Simons Centre?s concerns and contribute to Simons Centre program activities. The Fellowship stipend is $40,000 per year with a $5,000 per year research and travel expense allowance. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2005; applications will be accepted until the Fellowship is awarded. Click here for more info

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<http://www.unac.org/en/get_involved/internships/index.asp>Junior Professional Consultant Programme (JPC)
2005-06 UNA-Canada JPC Programme

Deadline: Mon April 18, 2005, 5pm EST

The JPC programme is funded by the Foreign Affairs Canada?s Young Professionals International and by the Canadian International Development Agency?s International Youth Internship Program. These paid internships are with specialized United Nations (UN) agencies/departments around the world and are for a time period of six months.

Contact Andrea Chow at 613-232-5751ext.253 <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

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Conference:
Society for the Anthropology of Religion

Fri April 8-11, 2005

Best Western Chateau Granville, 1100 Granville St. The conference begins Fri April 8, 7:30 pm with the presidential address by Michael Lambek (U of Toronto and LSE) entitled Sacrifice and the Problem of Beginning: Meditations on Sakalava Mythopraxis.

The SAR business meeting is Saturday at 5:30pm and will be followed by the Roy Rappaport Lecture at 8pm delivered by Maurice Bloch (LSE), Various Ways of Going In and Out of Each Other's Bodies, or Why Durkheim Did Not Know Why He Was Right. The final plenary is Monday morning, on Religion, Ethics and Morality. Between and around the plenaries are many lively sessions, running until 3:30 on Monday.

Contact Janice Boddy at 604-822-4387 or <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

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A Few Thoughts on Religion in International Relations

Professor Robert Jackson
Boston University

Date: Fri April 15, 10am - 11:15am
Location: 3rd Floor Boardroom, Liu Institute

For more information on these events, visit the CIR website at www.cir.ubc.ca

6476 N.W. Marine Drive - Vancouver, BC
PH: 604.822.1402 FX: 604.822.6966
www.ligi.ubc.ca

Direct any questions or comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

? 2004 Liu Institute for Global Issues

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18. FULCRUM PROJECT'S 'STAND'

Would you consider putting out this poster to any and all listserves, friends and organizations that you know.

The Fulcrum Project's STAND is a CD made up of an eclectic mix of local BC musicians donating music to bring awareness to the poverty that exists in our Province today.

We intend to sell this CD for just $5.17 in recognition of our upcoming Provincial election date: May 17th as well as to raise some funds for local organizations working on poverty. We hope through its promotion to help bring attention to the poverty that is all around us - and to remind people that on May 17th - they have the opportunity to vote for candidates willing to work towards ending it.

Opera, Celtic, street punk, folk, jazz and blues make up this amazing CD. Kristia Di Gregorio, Coquitlam Celtic Ensemble, The Rebel Spell, Jay Knutson, UHF, Greg Kelly, Miranda Frigon, Pauline Le Bel, the North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Fabiana Katz, ryan andrew murphy and Newspeak - both long established and bright new talent just coming up on the horizon have donated their music for this CD.

To order the CD, go to their website at www.thefulcrumproject.org. We are hoping to get this CD into some local record stores and community organizations - but as of yet - have not done so. WE just have 500 CD's - so please order one or better yet, ten, NOW!!

The Fulcrum Project is simply a group of people working together to try and bring about positive change. We forget sometimes, that we each have the ability to make a difference in this world that we live in.

NOTE: We would welcome volunteer help in putting our Breaking Free Community Summit together on April 2 & 3rd. More details can be found on our website or by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Peace,
joy Fai
A founding member of The Fulcrum Project

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19. ELECTION YEAR FUNDING FOR WOMEN'S ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECTS

The news release below is for recently announced Provincial funding available to women's anti-violence organisations. Please post and distribute further to anti-violence organisations and staff in your community.

Criteria is outlined further in the MCAWS news release below - to access up to $1,500, organisations "must be a non-profit society, health authority, or First Nation currently under contract to provide a transition house, safe home, outreach services or counselling program for women who have experienced abuse or children who witness abuse."

Please note that the application and funds are administered by:

BC /Yukon Society of Transition Houses
Suite 507, 475 Howe Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2B3
Phone: 604 669-6943
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BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs
728 - 602 West Hastings
Vancouver BC V6B 1P2
Phone: 604 633-2506
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"We need to engage in whatever actions appeal to us. There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at certain points in history and creating a power which governments cannot suppress."

Howard Zinn

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