Fredericton Community Calendar

14 10 2014

Community Calendar
info@nbmediacoop.org

1. Friday, Oct. 17: Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Bone Wind Fire
2. Friday, Oct. 17-Sunday, Oct. 19: Climate Action Camp: Training for
strategic community-led creative resistance
3. Oct. 21: Soup’s On, Lunch and Learn Farming Series: Innovating Marketing
Strategies by Doug Koch, Maple Acres Farm
4. Oct. 22: Pumpkin Eater: Great sweet & savoury recipe ideas
5. Oct 28: Soup’s On, Lunch and Learn Farming Series: The next generation on
the family farm by Rebéka Frazer-Chiasson
6. Oct. 30: Annual Anthropology Lecture 2014: Dr. Janice Graham on Vaccine
Logics in the Global South
7. Nov 4: Soup’s On, Lunch and Learn Farming Series: Women’s family farming
experiences by Betty Brown, Wakem Hill Veggies & Betty’s Beef
8. Nov. 4: Energy East: Our Risk, Their Reward with Maude Barlow
9. Nov. 5: Apple of my Eye: Cooking with apples
10. Nov. 8: NB Media Co-op presents El Jones
11. Nov. 19: Healthy Holidays: Learn how to navigate the holidays with both
healthy & delicious eating


1. Friday, Oct. 17: Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Bone Wind Fire. When:
Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:00pm. Where: Conserver House. 180 Saint John St.,
Fredericton. Bone Wind Fire is an intimate and evocative journey into the
hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo—three
of the 20th century’s most remarkable artists. Georgia O’Keeffe lived and
painted in the sun-baked clarity of the American Southwest; Emily Carr in the
lush jungled green of the BC rainforests; and Frida Kahlo in the hot and dusty
clamour of Mexico City. Each woman had her own response to her environment, to
the people that surrounded her and to the artistic or practical challenges she
faced in wringing beauty and truth from her particular time and place. Bone
Wind Fire uses the women’s own words, taken from their letters and diaries, to
reveal three individual creative processes in all their subtle and fascinating
variety. For more information, visit:
http://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/fredericton/bone-wind-fire. Films are
free. Donations welcome to cover fees. Contact:
fredericton@cinemapolitica.org.

2. Friday, Oct. 17-Sunday, Oct. 19: Climate Action Camp: Training for
strategic community-led creative resistance. At The Deanery Project. Oct 17 @
4:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm. Join us for a training camp on how to take direct
action against environmental degradation and climate chaos. Led by a team of
Greenpeace trainers and local organizers, the camp will offer both a basic and
advanced training on non-violent direct action, campaign strategy, and
creative activism. The three-day activist training will include direct action
planning, media, campaigning, non-violence and legal considerations, tools and
tactics for creative and effective direct action anti-oppression, local
struggles, and more. The camp is an opportunity to get together with like-
minded community members who want to tackle environmental and social injustice
together, and build a connected and powerful movement for climate justice in
our region. The camp will take place at the Deanery Project, a non-profit co-
op focused on the environment, community, natural building and the arts. When:
4pm, Friday October 17th to 6pm, Sunday, October 19th. Where:  The Deanery
Project, 37 Deanery Road, Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia (60km outside Halifax).
Transportation from Halifax will be provided. How much: $50 per person, or pay
what you can. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. How to apply: Fill
out this form!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dXkIHo6CNJmyW3r0o-8ZMiWR28vZYnhoiDR3aY3VfoE/viewform.
Accommodation: There are limited indoor shared accommodations at the Deanery.
Participants are encouraged to bring tents and sleeping bags, and dress for
the weather. If you don’t have a sleeping bag please borrow one, or let us
know if you need any bedding. Food: Vegan/Vegetarian meals will be provided.
Participation: Participants are asked to attend the entire weekend, as the
workshops build upon each other. If family responsibilities, childcare or any
other barriers would prevent your full participation, please let us know in
the registration form and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Interested in volunteering to help shape the weekend? Want to ensure things
run smoothly? E-mail tori.ball87@gmail.com – we’d love your input!

3. Oct. 21: Soup’s On, Lunch and Learn Farming Series: Innovating Marketing
Strategies by Doug Koch, Maple Acres Farm. To celebrate the United Nations
naming 2014 International Year of Family Farming, and to recognize the
incredible role farm families play in providing the fair on our Thanksgiving
tables, the Rural Social Justice Centre for Research has organized a four-week
lunch and learn series. Please join us on the following Tuesday mornings from
11:30 am — 1:00 pm in Holy Cross Conference Room at St. Thomas University in
Fredericton to explore farm issues. Bring along a mug so that you can enjoy a
free cup of soup and a roll made with local ingredients. Today’s fare is
hearty vegetable. Everyone welcome. Admission is free. Please share with your
networks. For more information, contact Susan Machum at smachum@stu.ca.

4. Oct. 22: Pumpkin Eater: Great sweet & savoury recipe ideas for extending
the life of your Jack-O-Lantern. Greener Village Community Food Centre. Oct 8
at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Space is limited. NBCHG Members – $5, Non-members -$10.
Please register by sending an email to info@nbchg.org or register online at
www.nbchg.org.

5. Oct 28: Soup’s On, Lunch and Learn Farming Series: The next generation on
the family farm by Rebéka Frazer-Chiasson, Ferme Terre Partagée. To celebrate
the United Nations naming 2014 International Year of Family Farming, and to
recognize the incredible role farm families play in providing the fair on our
Thanksgiving tables, the Rural Social Justice Centre for Research has
organized a four-week lunch and learn series. Please join us on the following
Tuesday mornings from 11:30 am — 1:00 pm in Holy Cross Conference Room at St.
Thomas University in Fredericton to explore farm issues. Bring along a mug so
that you can enjoy a free cup of soup and a roll
made with local ingredients. Today’s fare is hearty vegetable. Everyone
welcome. Admission is free. Please share with your networks. For more
information, contact Susan Machum at smachum@stu.ca.

6. Oct. 30: Annual Anthropology Lecture 2014: Dr. Janice Graham on Vaccine
Logics in the Global South. Ted Daigle Auditorium, St. Thomas University. Oct
30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Dr. Janice Graham, a renowned medical anthropologist,
will be speaking on Vaccine Logics in the Global South in the Annual
Anthropology Lecture 2014. Vaccine Logics in the Global South. The Ebola
crisis was inevitable given the poverty, lack of resources and dysfunctional
health care systems in many of the world’s lowest income countries. Why are we
just now waking up?  In 2001 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeded $70
million to a World Health Organization/ Programs in Appropriate Technologies
initiative to develop a meningococcal serogroup A conjugate vaccine against
endemic and repeated epidemics of Meningitis A in sub Saharan Africa. The
vaccine was rolled out in Burkina Faso in 2010, and since then over 150
million people across the African meningitis belt have been immunized in mass
campaigns while negotiations for the vaccine’s introduction in the regular
immunization schedule take place.  Vaccine preventable meningitis contributes
to about 5%, compared to 33% malaria and 9% pneumonia of all deaths. Chronic
malnutrition is experienced by 34% of the population, acute malnutrition 10%.
This  anthropological study examines the development and rollout of MenAfriVac
in sub Saharan Africa in order understand the logics of global and local
public health care before, during and after an international vaccine campaign.
Having had little input into the overall immunization strategy, local health
officials confide skepticism and loss of morale with the initiatives stemming
from outside. Large scale multilateral global projects to develop and
implement vaccines in low income countries continue to be driven by
supranational actors ignoring local needs and services.  While bringing much
needed resources, and ostensibly building disease surveillance mechanisms and
vaccine safety capacity in these countries, there remains an overwhelming need
for more support of democratic engagement, respect, trust and sustainable
funding for local and national health delivery systems. Dr. Graham is a
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases Division) in
the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
She is currently the Associate Director of Health Policy and Translation with
the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology. As a medical anthropologist, Dr. Graham
draws upon anthropology, technology assessment and bioethics to approach
cultural, technical and moral issues in health. Challenges of safety,
effectiveness, standardization, risk and trust figure prominently into
Graham’s mapping of biotechnological innovation to health inequalities.
Graham’s work with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias led to
an interest in the moral basis of profit when disease is seen as a market
opportunity. She studies regulatory practices, diagnostic imaginaries and
databases as cultural texts. Her more recent ethnographic research examines
safety and efficacy in the regulation of emerging biotherapeutics and vaccines
at Health Canada and internationally.

7. Nov 4: Soup’s On, Lunch and Learn Farming Series: Women’s family farming
experiences by Betty Brown, Wakem Hill Veggies & Betty’s Beef. To celebrate
the United Nations naming 2014 International Year of Family Farming, and to
recognize the incredible role farm families play in providing the fair on our
Thanksgiving tables, the Rural Social Justice Centre for Research has
organized a four-week lunch and learn series. Please join us on the following
Tuesday mornings from 11:30 am — 1:00 pm in Holy Cross Conference Room at St.
Thomas University in Fredericton to explore farm issues. Bring along a mug so
that you can enjoy a free cup of soup and a roll
made with local ingredients. Today’s fare is hearty vegetable. Everyone
welcome. Admission is free. Please share with your networks. For more
information, contact Susan Machum at smachum@stu.ca.

8. Nov. 4: Energy East: Our Risk, Their Reward with Maude Barlow.
TransCanada’s Energy East project would be the longest tar sands pipeline in
North America. It would ship 1.1. million barrels of oil every day from
Alberta to ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick. Join us to
find out why this tar sands pipeline in all risk and little reward for
Atlantic Canada. Featuring: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of The Council
of Canadians; Ben Gotschall, Energy Director at Bold Nebraska on ranchers
opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline; and Matt Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper on
protecting coastal waters. Cost: FREE!. Time: 7pm. Location: Wilmot United
Church, Fredericton. Hosted with Council of Canadians – Fredericton Chapter ,
CCNB Action Fundy Baykeeper , 350.org.

9. Nov. 5: Apple of my Eye. Cooking with Apples. Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Greener Village Community Food Centre. Presenter: Leah Anstis. Learn how to
navigate the holiday with both healthy and delicious eating in mind? Space is
limited. Please register by sending an email to info@nbchg.org or register
online at http://www. nbchg.org.

10. Nov. 8: NB Media Co-op presents El Jones. Venue TBA. El Jones is a spoken
word activist and teacher. She was the two-time captain of the back-to-back
national championship Halifax slam team in 2007 and 2008. El has performed all
over Canada, including at the 10th Anniversary All-Star edition of When
Sisters Speak in Toronto. In 2012, she was sponsored by Citizenship and
Heritage Canada on a reading tour of Nova Scotia with George Elliott Clarke.
Her poetry is particularly committed to political causes and social justice
and has worked extensively with organizations around Halifax performing and
presenting on issues of social change.  She is dedicated to using poetry in
prison outreach and youth engagement, and volunteers twice a week at
Centerline Studio on the corner of Uniacke and Gottingen.  El is current
artistic director of Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artist Collective and can be
seen performing on the third Thursday of every month at the Company House at
2202 Gottingen Street in Word Iz Bond’s SPEAK! series, one of the oldest
continually running spoken word series in Canada. She currently teaches in the
African Canadian Transition Program at NSCC and in the Women’s Studies program
at Acadia. El believes that poetry can empower the powerless and give voice to
the voiceless. Contact: info@nbmediacoop.org.

11. Nov. 19: Healthy Holidays: Learn how to navigate the holidays with both
healthy & delicious eating in mind @ Greener Village Community Food Centre.
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm. Presenter: Gill Salmon, Registered Dietitian.
Space is limited. Please register by sending an email to info@nbchg.org or
register online at www.nbchg.org.


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