Archive for February, 2011

Hello all,

This announcement comes to us from the International Centre for Students. Please take a moment to scroll through some of the very interesting events they have planned for International Development Week. The talk on Wednesday February 9th is actually specifically geared for law students and is scheduled from 12 -1 (with a question period from 1 – 1:30) to accommodate our lunch time.
Hope to see you out and about at some of these events! Please see the attachments for more details.
Visit us in the University Centre from Monday to Wednesday to see the MCIC Global Citizenship Exhibit, to learn about Fair Trade, and to get info on all the events which are taking place throughout International Development Week. Visit the Engineering Atrium to see Engineers Without Border’s lifesize Shanty Town!

Monday February 7th Ethical Consumerism : Conflict Minerals and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A talk and a film on one of the most pressing crises of our time.
Place : E3-270 Engineering
Time : 2:30 – 4:30
Presentation by Serge Kaptegaine, founder & president of “Hand in Hand for Peace in the Congo”
Film Screening of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Tuesday February 8th Indebted Development : The Efficacy of Providing Loans to the Poor
A panel discussion on the profit and perils of microfinance, that most popular solution to the problem of poverty.
Place : Graduate Students Association Lounge (217 University Centre)
Time : 1:30 – 3:00
Moderator : Ian Hudson Panellists : Jerry Buckland – John Serieux – Lubna Yeasmin

Wednesday February 9th Who are the Romani? Dispelling “Gypsy” Fantasy, Revealing Marginalized History
A presentation and discussion on the Romani, their place in contemporary Europe and Canada’s role in their persecution
Place : 307 Tier (Conference Room)
Time : 12:00 – 1:30
Presentation by Ronald Lee, founding member, former executive director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roma Community Center (Toronto)
Presentation by Armando Perla, Researcher for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Wednesday February 9th An Evening of Romani Culture
Join us to celebrate the culture and music of the Romani people through film.
Place : Degrees Diner
Time : 7:00 – 9:00
Music by Ronald Lee
Film Screening of Latcho Drom

Thursday February 8th Good Work or Good Times?
Sustaining and Ethical Dialogue on Global Citizenship
Place : Borger Boardroom E2 (Engineering)
Time : 3:00 – 6:00
Limited seating, RSVP to world_wise@umanitoba.ca

Friday February 11th Who’s Who in International Development
A chance to meet international development folk from both on and off-campus organizations. Mingle, learn about local opportunities, and find out how you can get involved.
Place : Engineering Atrium
Time : 5:00 – 7:00

International Development Week Calendar of Events


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Thanks to Eli Mitchell for the tip on this!

The Current on CBC had a segment on women’s prisons this morning. This is a fantastic follow-up to our November roundtable with Bev Froese (“Women’s Prisons: A Look at Substantive Equality”)

Check it out!


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