The International Day of Peace on September 21 took many forms. It seems to have caused a decrease in the fighting in Afghanistan.
On Oct. 4 Science for Peace was one organizer of a day-long event “Climate Catastrophe and Social Justice” held at the Earth Sciences Auditorium at the U of T. A great mix of all ages with a student focus from the Sierra Youth Coalition and the Canadian Federation of Students. The student campaign to green the U of T is impressive. Go to www.cfs-fcee.ca/sustainability to get involved. Keynote speaker was John McMurtry “Action is Understanding”.
On October 22 at Newtonbrook United Church, 53 Cummer Ave., authors Bill Phipps and Caroline Pogue will speak on “Social Justice in Changing Times” All welcome at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:45. Books, food, music, worship and discussion. Cost $15, or what you can pay.
On Oct. 23 Media Democracy Day workshops will be held at the International Students’ Centre with Maude Barlow and Linda McQuaig.
The proposed Arms Bazaar in Ottawa was cancelled as no military trade shows are allowed on municipal property.
A plea from member Gombay, Brydon to support Omar Khadr .
Also note the conferences to respond to the plea from the Small Island States to address climate change.
There are still a few members who have not made any contribution this year. It is not too late. Our normal membership rates remain at $60 (full membership) $40 (retired) and $20 (students). Tax receipts are sent out in February. If you have questions about your most recent donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Welcome to our new office manager, Maryam Bambad who is replacing Donya Ziaee who has gone on to a new, full-time job. We thank her for all her past work.
The Bulletin was compiled by Shirley Farlinger and completed by Maryam.