Fredericton Community Calendar

30 11 2015
Community Calendar
1. Fri, Dec. 4: Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Project Power
2. Sat, Dec. 5:  Peace and Friendship Alliance Meeting
3. Dec. 12: Refugees Welcome Fredericton Rally
1. Fri, Dec. 4: Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Project Power. Cinema Politica Fredericton will screen Project Power on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7pm at 180 St. John St., Fredericton. “Project Power” (Jon Mann, 2014, 102min) is an observational documentary which follows the massive social movement against the sale of New Brunswick Power to Hydro-Quebec by the New Brunswick provincial government during the winter of 2009. A grassroots campaign against the sale of the public utility, organized by the citizens of New Brunswick, became the official opposition to the $ 4.75 billion “done deal” between the New Brunswick and Quebec governments. Battling a provincial government, a multi-national public relations firm, and a monopolized provincial media pushing the deal, New Brunswickers took to the streets, in what became a fight for more than just a power utility. This film is co-hosted by the Council of Canadians, Fredericton Chapter, and some members will be around for the discussion following the film.  Films are free to the public. Donations are welcome to help with network membership fees. (Washrooms are not accessible, sorry!). More info: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/project-power. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/743685429098177/. For more information on Cinema Politica Fredericton and to see the rest of our lineup, like us on Facebook or contact: fredericton@cinemapolitica.org.
2. Sat, Dec. 5:  Peace and Friendship Alliance Meeting. The 4th Gathering of the Peace and Friendship Alliance is taking place in Fredericton, NB, on Saturday, December 5th, 2015. This will be held from 10:30am-4:30pm at the Cultural Centre (across the street from St. Mary’s Supermarket at Cliff Street and Dedham Street), St. Mary’s First Nation.  Please consider joining us for this meeting, including community groups, NGOs, church groups, social justice groups, and unions.  Our Mission Statement is: “We are the peoples of the Peace and Friendship Treaties: the Wabanaki Peoples and allies in Canada and the United States, and beyond. The Peace and Friendship Alliance is concerned about corporate control of resources, committed to protecting the land, air and water for all our relations and for future generations, and taking united action for a healthy planet.”
3. Dec. 12: Refugees Welcome Fredericton Rally. Join the Refugees Welcome Fredericton Rally on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1:00pm at Fredericton City Hall (corner of Queen and York). The rally is part of actions happening across the country to mark Human Rights Day (Dec. 10). The rally will extend a warm welcome to refugees entering our communities and will call for more humane refugee and immigrant policies in Canada. We will hear from refugees, Ron Tremblay, the Wolastoq Grand Council Chief, labour leaders, faith representatives and refugee solidarity activists. The rally is organized by Refugees Welcome Fredericton and has been endorsed by the Fredericton District Labour Council, Fredericton Palestine Solidarity, Jews for a Just Peace Fredericton, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, the NB World March of Women Committee, Reproductive Justice NB, the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network, the NB Media Co-op, the Fredericton Raging Grannies, the Fredericton Chapter of the Council of Canadians, the Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton and David Coon, MLA Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick. To add your organization’s name to the list of endorsers of the rally, email: refugeeswelcomefredericton@gmail.com. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519337271725606/.
The weekly community calendar seeks to connect people in Fredericton who are working towards social change.
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