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Edmonton Dialogues on Foreign Policy
Join us & share your views on Canada’s foreign policy…
Saturday March 22, 2003
Theme: Responses to Unrest
New Time: 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. @ the Central Academic Building 265
University of Alberta Campus / Admission is free
Infoline: 492-5962 / http://www.international.ualberta.ca
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: 492-5962 / Fax: 492-1134
Festival Place & For The Love of Latin Music Society presents:
A very special concert, José Seves and Elizabeth Morris with The Bomba Trio.
Sunday, March 30, doors 7:00; showtime 7:30 at Festival Place, 100 Festival Way Sherwood Park. Tickets $22.00 for cabaret seating, $19 for theatre, call the Festival Place
box office at 449-3378 or TicketMaster at 451-8000.
Festival Place and For The Love of Latin Music Society are proud to present an evening with José Seves and Elizabeth Morris, on their first North American tour. Former singer and songwriter from the legendary Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani, José Seves’ voice & songs are widely known & admired around the world.
Multi-instrumentalist Elizabeth Morris is also a composer whose songs have been recorded by the new generation of female singers from Chile. José Seves is a folklorist from the Nueva CanciÃ³n (New Song), a movement from the late 60s that sparked social and political change in Latin America. Chile produced many outstanding roots musicians like José Seves, who dedicated an important part of their creative work to songs inspired by the political action of workers, peasants and the poor. These people demanded respect for their rights and openly confronted the power of the wealthy; the musicians’ inspiration was transformed in song and the songs were given back to its source: the people who saw themselves mirrored in the music.
We can now experience the sheer beauty of this music, steeped in tradition and presented exquisitely by José Seves and Elizabeth Morris, accompanied by The Bomba Trio. The Bomba Trio are three artists from the heart of local Latin super group Bomba who have deep roots in Latin America – Chileans Mario Allende on percussion and Marco Claveria on tres and guitar, with Brazilian Rubim de Toledo on bass, joined this night by Cuban percussionist Israel “Toto” Berriel and renowned keyboardist Chris Andrew. The music they will play for us will be emotional, rich and lilting.
José Seves and Elizabeth Morris with The Bomba Trio.
Sunday, March 30, doors 7:00; showtime 7:30 at Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. Tickets are $22.00 for cabaret seating, $19 for theatre, call the Festival Place box office at 449-3378 or TicketMaster at 451-8000.
For photos, info, interviews, etc. contact:
Marlene D’Aoust / Tel: 464-2852 –
Mario Allende / Tel: 463-4915 –
Hala and the King:
A powerful Lebanese Folk Operetta by the Rahbani Brothers Performed by the Al-Arz Lebanese Art Group.
March 23, 2003 – 8:00 p.m. @ The Horowitz Theatre
University of Alberta Students’ Union Building
Info., tickets & reservations: 457-2007 / 699-2668
Under the patronage of H.E. Raymond Baaklini, Ambassador of Lebanon and with the collaboration of the Canadian Lebanese Community of Edmonton we proudly present The Lebanese Folk Operetta by the Rahbani Brothers Hala and the King : Featuring over 30 actors, singers and dancers. Starring: Dunia El-Dick, Nader Hajjar, Majid Ibrahim:
About the Al-Arz Lebanese Art Group …
Founded in 1976 by Mr Tony Yazbek, the Al-Arz Lebanese Art Group emerges as North America’s leading Lebanese performing arts organization. The group is committed to the creation, development and promotion of Canadian stage work, shining the light on rising and established artists of Lebanese background. It brings together approximately 70 artists together in a myriad of programs and events that celebrate the wealth and quality of Lebanese performing artists in Canada. Members of the group also include technicians, administrators, and valuable volunteers.
Visit http://www.wlcu.ab.ca for links and pictures.
Info., tickets & reservations: 457-2007 / 699-2668
PEACE MARCH March 22, 2003
1:00 p.m. at CHURCHILL SQUARE
The international anti-war community is calling for escalating protest as war danger grows. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism is organizing another local demonstration in opposition to the potential war on Iraq. An Edmonton PEACE MARCH has been planned for MARCH 22, starting at 1:00 p.m. at CHURCHILL SQUARE. We will march through the downtown to the Legislature for speakers. Edmonton will once again send the message:
. NO WAR – WAGE PEACE
. stop the so-called war on terror
. no Canadian participation in ANY war on Iraq (U.S. or U.N. led)
. stop the non-military sanctions against Iraq
. stop the racist backlash
. stop the erosion of civil liberties
Despite our fears about which way the international crisis will be resolved, one thing IS certain – February 15 made a huge impact. Bush, Blair & company can no longer ignore the growing opposition to this war. Around the planet, people who participated in February 15 are prepared to continue the protests against war on Iraq. We ARE making a difference – and we must continue to do so! See you out on Saturday, March 22nd and please, spread the word far and wide…
For more information about how you can assist the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism, telephone 988.2713 or contact any of the following spokespeople:
Glen McLean 426-6682
Patti Hartnagel 435-7051
Lisa / Paul Jensen-Hengstler 988-6634
The Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership presents:
‘Escape From Politics’ (a community forum).
Tuesday 25 March 2003 / 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Free Admission) – Tory Lecture Building Theatre 12 / Saskatchewan Drive (at 93rd Avenue)
For further info: http://www.chumirethicsfoundation.ca / (403) 244-6666
– Is the quality of democratic politics declining?
– Do citizens have a democratic responsibility that they are not meeting?
– Have the Left and the Right failed to sufficiently engage the public in debate about the implications of their visions?
Clearly, withdrawal from politics, a sense of futility of participation, and concerns about greed and unethical behaviour are not healthy for building strong communities. Yet many people are deeply engaged in communal activity at the local level, where they can make a difference.
What lessons can we learn from all this? What steps can be taken to strengthen democracy at local national and international levels?
Dr. Reg Whitaker Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, York University and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Victoria
Dr. Lois Harder Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
Dr. David Kahane Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta
Ms. Elizabeth Panasiuk Ph.D. Student, Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta
Chair: Dr. Gordon Laxer, Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta
Co-sponsored by the University of Alberta Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Social and Political Thought Network (SPT@UA), and the Parkland Institute.