Fredericton Community Calendar

9 03 2015

Community Calendar
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1. Tues, March 10: Boost Your Eco Film Festival: Community Solutions
2. Wed, March 11: Boost Your Eco Film Festival: Tar Sands
3. Wed, March 11: TREEvia Night
4. Thurs, March 12: Bread & Roses with the Alex Bailey Swing Band
5. Thurs, March 11: Boost Your Eco Film Festival: Activism
6. Fri, March 13: Cinema Politica Fredericton & Fredericton Pride present Call Me Kuchu
7. Fri, March 13: Heavy Metal: An Art Exhibition, a Concert, and an Electronic Recycling Initiative
8. March 20: Espresso Yourself: Coffee House and Silent Auction

1. Tues, March 10: Boost Your Eco Film Festival: Community Solutions. This year’s Student’s for Sustainability Boost Your Eco film festival is a three day event at St. Thomas University. It starts on Tuesday, March 10th, and goes through to Thursday, March 12th. Tuesday, March 10 at Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103 – 7:00 pm. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 2004 – 53 min. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during “The Special Period” (after the fall of the Soviet Union). Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.  Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope. Origins, 2014 – 102 min. This is a movie about how we have left the natural connection to the planet. The movie investigates how this has happened, the incredible amounts of pollutants that we are exposed to, even as a fetus, and the technology that can help resolve these challenges over time. It is an important case that is made for using renewable energy. Supported by Cinema Politica Fredericton and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Contact: stusustainability@gmail.com. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567558430185338

2. Wed, March 11: Boost Your Eco Film Festival: Tar Sands. This year’s Student’s for Sustainability Boost Your Eco film festival is a three day event at St. Thomas University. Wednesday, March 11. James Dunn Hall, Room G1 – 4:00 pm. Nowhere Else to Go, 2014 – 30 min. This film follows the chronology of the protest from its early days in the summer of 2013 up to the violent clash between protesters and police in October. The story is one of many examples of emerging anti-resource extraction movements across the globe. With Ron Tremblay, Maliseet Elder from Tobique First Nation. To the Tar Sands, 2006 – 60 min. To The Tar Sands follows a group of nineteen young environmentalists cycle over 1,300 kilometers across Alberta to witness the impacts of Alberta’s tar sands boom firsthand. They talk to farmers, moms and dads, an urban planner, oil industry workers, the chief of a First Nations community and others asking “How has the tar sands boom affected you?” Supported by Cinema Politica Fredericton and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Contact: stusustainability@gmail.com. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567558430185338

3. Wed, March 11: TREEvia Night. What bird in our forest sings a song that sounds like “Hey, free beer?” What tree’s tea was used to treat scurvy? What company controls most of our public forest? Save your answers for TREEvia, a special night of fundraising for the Conservation Council on Wednesday, March 11! Round up a team and enjoy a night of tree-themed trivia, laughs, and specials on drinks and wings at Dolan’s Pub. Registration is $10 per team. Sign up your team (max. 6 players/team) by contacting Tracy at forest@conservationcouncil.ca or 506-458-8747. All proceeds support the Conservation Council. Prizes will be given to the TREEvia winners and for best team spirit. And remember to get creative with your TREEvia team name and costume! Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380300235609708/?ref=br_tf

4. Thurs, March 12: Bread & Roses with the Alex Bailey Swing Band. An International Women’s Day Event and Fundraiser for the NB Coalition for Pay Equity. Thursday, March 12 at 8:00pm at the York Street Train Station, 380 York St. An evening of swing dancing with the Alex Bailey Swing Band, testimonies from workers affected by pay inequity and feminists on in our community on their work in the past year. Endorsers: Reproductive Justice New Brunswick – RJNB, Fredericton Youth Feminists, Fredericton & District Labour Council, Fredericton Voice of Women for Peace, STU Women’s Studies & Gender Studies and FAUST. Tickets on sale now at Westminister Books and at the door. Contact: info@equity-equite.com.

5. Thurs, March 11: Boost Your Eco Film Festival: Activism. This year’s Student’s for Sustainability Boost Your Eco film festival is a three day event at St. Thomas University. Thursday, March 12. Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103 – 7:00 pm.  Taking the Future Into Account, 2014 – 30 min.
this film looks at the significance of human behavior – how our society reinforces unsustainable behavior and what we can do to encourage other ways to being. The Age of Stupid, 2009 – 89 min. A documentary-drama-animation-hybrid based in 2055 about climate change, and how it has ravaged the world. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving all of humanity’s achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. Pulling together clips of archive news and documentary from 1950-2008 to build a message showing what went wrong and why, Pete’s exploration surfaces compelling footage and complex issues facing us in our world today. He asks: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? Supported by Cinema Politica Fredericton and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Contact: stusustainability@gmail.com. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567558430185338

6. Fri, March 13: Cinema Politica Fredericton & Fredericton Pride present Call Me Kuchu. Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St. A powerful look at the courageous LGBTQ activists in Uganda, including the life of activist David Kato. Post-film discussion with Fredericton Pride. A film by Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall. Made in 2012. 87 minutes. More info/trailer: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/fredericton/call-me-kuchu. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584142915205299. Contact: fredericton@cinemapolitica.org.

7. Fri, March 13: Heavy Metal: An Art Exhibition, a Concert, and an Electronic Recycling Initiative. On Friday, March 13th at 9:00 pm in UNB’s Memorial Hall, ArtZone is hosting a free art exhibit with the aim of raising awareness about e-waste. All art will be made with donated e-waste from around the city. Food and music. Fossil Free UNB, and STUdents for Sustainability will be there with a table set up. Feel free to stop by and learn about what it means to divest, and what you can do as a member of the community to support the cause. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/815286581839799

8. March 20: Espresso Yourself: Coffee House and Silent Auction. The Fredericton Pride Committee will be hosting a Coffee House and Silent Auction on Friday, March 20th at 6:30pm at the Roxstone Cafe. Guests will be able to browse donated items while listening to talented local artists sing, play music and read poetry. Food and drink will be available to purchase from the lovely staff at Roxstone Cafe. $5 Admission. Money raised will go toward costs needed during Pride Week, including our fifth annual Parade and Festival. If you are also interested in participating in the 2015 Parade and Festival, applications will be available by request. Pride Week and the events leading up to it are very important to our community. Pride week is the one time of the year when sexual minority groups find visibility in the larger Fredericton community. It is a chance to raise awareness and celebrate our diversity. We understand poetry and song is a venue for sharing your experiences, but this is an all ages event and we would like it to be a safe space for everyone. For that reason, we are asking performers not to share pieces with triggering content. We are talking big trigger issues: violence, suicide, self harm. It is OK to express some anger, frustration and sadness. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/974219912599131.


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