COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP – U of A International Week; Canada World Youth Seeks Applicants; Noche de la Cultura Cubana; Canada World Youth Employment Opportunity.

COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP – U of A International Week; Canada World Youth Seeks Applicants; Noche de la Cultura Cubana; Canada World Youth Employment Opportunity.

January 27 – February 01, 2003

Facing Fear: Human Security in a Globalizing World

The 18th annual International Week is full of films, workshops, musical presentations, drama and discussion to encourage and empower you to fill your role as a global citizen! More than 60 events cover a broad range of issues including conflict, poverty, HIV/AIDS, gender, aboriginal issues, and the environment.

Programs will examine issues of relevance to various regions of the world including Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and issues close to home such as violence against women, racism and homophobia. Several workshops are designed for personal analysis and to prompt us to change the world by changing ourselves.

One of the highlights of International Week will be the keynote address, “The New War and the World” by journalist and military analyst Gwynne Dyer at noon on January 27. He will offer an up-to-the-minute analysis of world events, particularly the high probability of a second Gulf War. He will share positive developments that are unfolding in the world which suggest that though we are living through a dangerous moment, it is probably a big blip on the graph, not a permanent turn for the worse.

Another keynote speaker, human rights activist, filmmaker and author, Sally Armstrong, will point out our need for new visions given the failures of the international community in resolving conflicts such as the one in Afghanistan. Armstrong, speaking on January 30, is author of Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan.”

On Saturday, February 1, the second Edmonton Dialogue on Foreign Policy will focus on “Inequality as a Source of International Unrest.”

International Week will open with musical performances by The West African Music Ensemble, Capoeira and Break-dancing at noon on Friday, Jan. 24.

The closing concert, “Uniting Rhythms of Resistance” on Friday, January 31, brings together six unique performances rooted in social change. From the down home folk singing of Guy Smith, to the political hardcore punk rock of Passion//Revolt, the beautiful melodies of Asani, the electronic hip-happenin’ grooves of ReflectUs, to Argentine Tango and Warparty, Rhythms of Resistance is an inspiration for cohesive action. Tickets are $10, $12 at the door.

The full program is available at: or in printed form on campus at the International Centre, SU info booths, and locations where the Gateway is distributed, and off campus at Edmonton Public Libraries and Earth’s General Store.

Note: Except for the concert, all International Week events are free of charge. Everyone is welcome to attend.

International Week 2003 – Some Highlights…

Photo exhibit: January 27 – 31 “Human Traffic” >Mike Sheil’s photos of children trafficked in West and Central Africa won first prize in the 2002 World Press Awards. Main Floor, Rutherford South.

Graffiti artists: January 20 – 24 >Talented “taggers,” Shannon Kelley, Trevor Peters and Clayton Lowe colour up campus with powerful statements of freedom, peace and hope. Front of the International Centre.

Opening ceremony: Friday, January 24, 12:00 noon > West African Music Ensemble, Capoeira, and Break-dancing. Students’ Union Building Stage.

Key events:

International Week Keynote Address Monday, January 27, 12:00 noon > “The New War and the World” with Gwynne Dyer, journalist and military analyst. Myer Horowitz Theatre.

Monday, January 27, 7:30 pm > “Interrupted Spaces and Relational Strategies” with artist and architect Adrian Blackwell. Tory Lecture Theatre 11.

Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 pm > “Sohkitehewina, Strong Hearts,” a panel of Indigenous women. Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex 1-001.

Wednesday, January 29, 5:00 pm > “Global Citizenship? Canada
Up for Debate” with Satya Das and Mel Hurtig. Central Academic Building 239.

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 pm > “The Future is Fearless: A Gender Warrier’s Vision of the Next Century” with writer, performer and television host Darrin Hagen. Tory Lecture Theatre 11.

Thursday, January 30, 7:30 pm > “Old Formulas — New Visions” with Sally Armstrong, human rights activist, filmmaker and author. Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex 1-001.

Saturday, January 31, 1:00 pm > “Edmonton Dialogues on Foreign Policy: Inequality as a Source of International Unrest.” Humanities Centre Lecture Theatre 3.

Friday, January 31, 7:30 pm >
“Uniting Rhythms of Resistance” with Argentine Tango Dancers, Guy Smith, Passion//Revolt, Asani, ReflectUs, Warparty. Myer Horowitz Theatre. Tickets, available mid-January at the International Centre and the SUB Info/Ticket Centre, are $10, $12 at the door.

For further information:
Global Education Program Coordinator
International Centre, University of Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-5962 / Fax: (780) 492-1134

Courtesy of The Community Networks Group
Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819


Canada World Youth is currently seeking more male applicants for 2003-04 programs. Please apply online immediately, and call the Edmonton office to advise us of your application if you would like to be considered for programs beginning in 2003. Selection days are in February, 2003.

….. How BIG is your world? How big would you like it to be? Next year you could be living, working and learning in Bénin, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kaliningrad, Poland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay, or Vietnam! (Countries and exact dates are subject to change).

Discover other countries and other regions of Canada. Learn about social justice and development issues. Live and work with people from other cultures. Acquire practical work experience and other skills. Gain academic credit in some post-secondary courses. The Youth Exchange programs are for 17 to 20 year olds and for up to seven months. You spend half of the program in Canada and half in the exchange country. During the program you live with a host family and take part in a volunteer work placement at a local community organization, farm or small business. These programs focus on social and community development issues.

Programs start summer 2003. Also, ask us about our customized programs (these programs have a special focus, and are up to age 29 in some cases), or our joint initiatives/school programs.

How to reach us:

Western Canada Regional Office
#205 10816 A – 82 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2B3
Tel: 432-1877 (or) 1-877-929-6884 –> e-mail:

Want to apply? You can get more information by contacting our regional office or apply on-line at

About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is a national, non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been co-ordinating international programs for youth since 1971. Our programs promote intercultural understanding, increased awareness of development issues, and personal and professional skills development. Canada World Youth receives funding support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Industry Canada, and thousands of individual, institutional and corporate donors from across the country.

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group
Tel/Fax: 474-6058 > Cell: 995-6819

Noche de la Cultura Cubana

A Cuban Cultural Night!
Saturday Feb. 01, 2003 (doors open @ 5:00 p.m.)
@ Bonnie Doon Community Hall, 9240 – 93 Street
Info/Tickets: Rosy Ramirez, 476-9272 / e-mail:

A bilingual (English – Spanish) event to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Cuban Patriot & Writer Jose Marti (1853 – 1895). Activities include:

Panel discussion about Jose Marti’s Latin Americanism starting at 5:00 p.m., followed by poetry reading, a show of traditional Cuban songs / dances, Cuban foods / drinks, ending the evening with a Salsa Dance & other Cuban Rhythms until 2:00 a.m. with D.J. Jose-Jose.

Info & Tickets: 476-9272
$10.00 in advance / $12.00 at the door
Join us & experience a taste of Cuba!

For more information:
Rosy Ramirez at 476-9272

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following socially minded business: Sol Andino Travel Ltd., Kingsway Lexus Toyota, Bubbles Car Wash, Peterson Pontiac, Strange Frames, Basket House …

Courtesy of the Community Networks Group


Canada World Youth, a non-profit organization managing international educational programs for youth, requires: PROJECT SUPERVISORS

Job description: Working in collaboration with a counterpart from the exchange country, the Project Supervisor is responsible for the development and management of activities related to an educational program for young people aged 17 to 21 or 21 to 29. Contracts begin May 20, 2003 and last approximately ten months (seven months in Canada and three months overseas).


· experience with group facilitation (youth) and non-formal education techniques
· ability to work in an intercultural context
· overseas experience, preferably in Central / Eastern Europe, South Asia or Latin America
· project management experience
· excellent conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
· analysis of development issues and knowledge of community development
· working knowledge of French as well as knowledge of the language of the exchange country is considered an asset

Essential Conditions:

· capacity to live far from her or his residence for the duration of the contract
· Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
· meet the health requirements and undergo the required medical tests
· ability to travel by plane and to drive a car in all seasons
· irregular and unpredictable working hours

Compensation: includes salary (the starting salary of a Project Supervisor is $34,188 on an annual basis), travel allowance and benefits package. Exchange Countries for 2003 – 2004 include Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter no later than Friday, February 21, 2003 to:

Zane Hamm, Program Officer, CWY
Western Canada Regional Office
#205, 10816A – 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3
Tel: (780) 432-1877/ Fax: (780) 433-4489
Toll free: 1-877-929-6884

E-mail: zhamm
Web site :

Note: CWY is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principles of diversity. We thank you for your interest, however, only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group
Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819