Monday, March 17th, 2003 / 7:30 p.m. @ The Myer Horowitz Theatre
University of Alberta Students’ Union Building Info:
Tickets $10 available at TicketMaster

The world’s leading expert on contemporary slavery, Dr. Kevin Bales, will deliver the 2003 University of Alberta Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights on Monday, March 17th at 7:30pm in the Myer Horowitz Theatre, University of Alberta Students’ Union Building.

About Dr. Bales …

Dr. Bales is a sociology professor at the University of Surrey in London, England, and is a consultant to the United Nations on slavery and trafficking. During the years he has been researching slavery, he has travelled to five continents and published extensively, including the insightful Pulitzer Prize nominated book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. He is director of Free the Slaves, an organization that recently forged an alliance of human rights organizations, the Ivory Coast, the US government and the chocolate industry to work together to bring
slavery in the cocoa industry to an end.

For more information:
Doug Weir, Director International Student Services
Phone: 492-5396 / Fax: 492-1134



Recruiting Young Women 21-29 / ‘Live & Learn in Ukraine’
Application Deadline: March 31, 2003 / Infoline: 432-1877

Canada World Youth is seeking young women to participate in a unique international learning opportunity with a group of young women from Ukraine.


Program Structure: This exchange will include 16 women participants, 8 Ukrainian and 8 Canadian, from 21 to 29 years of age, and 2 Project Supervisors, one from each country. The exchange begins in a host community in Alberta. The Canadian phase runs from late-August to mid-December. After a Christmas break, the exchange resumes in the city of Lviv in Western Ukraine from mid-January until late-April. The 16 participants will work in counterpart pairs of one Ukrainian and one Canadian, and each pair will live with a host family and work in a volunteer work placement related to the project goals. They will also participate in ongoing group educational activities exploring issues such as domestic violence, health, poverty, civil society and small business – and more specifically, how these relate to women.

Canada World Youth (CWY) is a national, non-profit organization with 31 years experience co-ordinating non-formal educational exchanges for youth between Canada and countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Central & Eastern Europe. CWY selects the Canadian participants and manages the Canadian phase of the exchange. The program is implemented in partnership with the Lviv Board of Education in the City of Lviv, in western Ukraine .

Goals of the Exchange: The program includes training in: communication and language skills, cross-cultural understanding, teamwork, problem solving and conflict resolution, organization and planning, social analysis and community development particularly in relation to women.

Participant Costs: Upon selection, participants pay a $500 non-refundable participation fee and undertake additional fundraising of $3,000 (fundraising training and tools are provided). Participants are responsible for the cost of their own personal effects and incidentals; a valid passport; necessary vaccinations; pre-program medical & dental; any personal food, lodging or transport costs. CWY covers the cost of all other program related expenses including international travel, food and lodging for the duration of the program.

Important Dates (may be subject to change)

> Personal Interviews early April > Participants selected mid April
> Program starts Aug. 28/03 > Program finishes April 11/04

Funding: The partner organizations of Canada World Youth and the Lviv Board of Education fund the program with assistance from: The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Alberta Wild Rose Foundation and individual donations received through participant fundraising.

For complete information brochure & application procedures, please contact: Western Canada Regional Office in Edmonton: Toll free: 1-877-929-6884
Local: 432-1877 / Fax: 433-4489 > e-mail :


Join us & share your views on Canada’s foreign policy…

Saturday March 15, 2003: The Commercialization of Foreign Policy
Saturday March 22, 2003: Responses to Unrest

Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. @ Central Academic Building 265
University of Alberta Campus / Admission is free
Infoline: 492-5962 /

(1) Theme: Commercialization of Foreign Policy

Speaker Dr. Claire Turenne Sjolander argues that globalization has “forced” a more self-interested foreign policy upon the Canadian government. Canada has focused on expanding free trade agreements and “Team Canada” initiatives to expand the Canadian economy. As a result, trade policy is now the ‘tail’ that wags the foreign policy ‘dog.’ Broad foreign policy objectives have become secondary to the requirements of international trade promotion.

Dr. Claire Turenne Sjolander is Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She has written extensively on Canadian foreign policy, and in particular, on questions relating to globalization and Canadian foreign economic policy.

Dr. Edward J. (Ted) Chambers is with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Business. His present research interests are primarily in western Canada’s economic position in the international economy, and in the effects of structural adjustment on resource requirements and allocations in the region. He is the co-editor of NAFTA in the New Millennium, 2003.

(2) Theme: Responses to Unrest

Today there are about 37 conflicts in 30 countries around the world — all of them civil wars. Most of them began more than a decade ago, meaning entire generations of children are being denied access to meaningful education, health care is minimal, economic development remains on hold and large numbers of displaced people require humanitarian assistance and resettlement. Add to this much more attention and anxiety about the issue of international terrorism.

One of the presenters for this theme is Prof. David Dewitt, Director of the Centre for International and Security Studies at York University. He is the author or contributing editor of eleven books as well as other publications on Canadian foreign, security, and defence policy, international and regional security and conflict management in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, and linkages between security and development. He served as national chair of Canadian Professors for Peace in the Middle East and is currently co-director of the Canadian Consortium on Human Security.

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (780) 492-5962 / Fax: (780) 492-1134


“Embracing Change – Embracing Diversity”
Sunday March 16, 2003 12:30 p.m.
@ the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, 11834 Kingsway
Info & Reservations: Indira Puri 438-1966 / Karen Gall 458-5515
Tickets $10.00 / Tables seat 8

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation (CMEF), invites you to join us for the 6th annual Harmony Brunch on Sunday, March 16th, 2003 in Edmonton Alberta. This year, the theme for the Harmony Brunch is “Embracing Change – Embracing Diversity”.

Among the many activities of CMEF ( designed to educate and support the national multicultural community on multicultural issues, our organization annually organizes the Harmony Brunch in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The Harmony Brunch brings together over 250 people from diverse cultural backgrounds to celebrate diversity and harmony and to mark this important anniversary. Each year, the program for the Harmony Brunch includes a major speaker as well as a program of song and dance, performed primarily by young persons.

This year, our Keynote speaker is the Honourable Senator Don Oliver, Q.C. Some of Senator Oliver’s interests and activities include, work to achieve equality and fairness for visible minorities, support of human rights and a private members bill against stalkers. Senator Oliver also has an interest in the youth of Canada and he has worked to encourage young Canadians to understand the parliamentary process and the importance of education in their lives.

Also involved in the program this year will be Sister Rosaleen Zdunich of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre, David Beckman of the Public Service Commission and writer/broadcaster, Fil Fraser.

6th Annual Harmony Brunch
12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2003
@ the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre,
11834 Kingsway – Tickets $10.00 / Tables seat 8

For further information about CMEF or the Harmony Brunch, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Gall, Chair, Harmony Brunch: 458-5515

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

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