Sat, Nov 19, 2011: Changin' Times - SPECIAL EVENT

Join us for the annual Eric Fawcett Panel on Saturday, November 19th, 2011:

-Reclaiming the Indigenous Commons — Bob Lovelace
-Reclaiming the atmosphere from Greenhouse Gas Emissions — Danny Harvey
-Reclaiming space from weaponization and nuclear power in space — Bruce Gagnon

12:15 to 1:45: Bahen Centre (room 1230), 40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON.
Lunch and Learn – Informal Discussion with the speakers intended for students and young people.

2:00 – 4:00: Bahen Centre (room 1130), 40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON.
Public talk organized and sponsored by Science for Peace and the University of Toronto Graduate Student Union Social Justice Committee.
Donation requested: $10 or Pay What You Can (PWYC)

Download the poster here.

Reclaiming the Indigenous Commons — Bob Lovelace

Robert Lovelace, a former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, was sentenced to 6 months in jail for protesting against uranium drilling and contamination of Algonquin land. He is now a Term Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Global Development Studies, at Queens University where he teaches aboriginal studies. He was also a passenger on the Canadian Gaza Boat Freedom Flotilla this past summer. Among other things, he has worked as a farm labourer, community developer, child care worker, aboriginal student counsellor, negotiator, traditional and university educator, researcher

Reclaiming the atmosphere from Greenhouse Gas Emissions — Danny Harvey

Danny Harvey is a professor of geography at the University of Toronto whose research focuses on climate modelling, climatic change, energy and the environment. He served as the convening lead author on the IPCC Technical Report #2 and has been appointed lead author for Working Group III for the 2014 IPCC Assessment Report due in April 2014. He is a prolific writer and researcher, having published 5 books and over 60 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is on the editorial board of the journal Climatic Change. Most recently he supported the Ottawa Action protesting the Alberta tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Reclaiming space from weaponization and nuclear power in space — Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.

Between 1983–1998 Bruce was the State Coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice and has worked on space issues for 27 years. In 1987 he organized the largest peace protest in Florida history when over 5,000 people marched on Cape Canaveral in opposition to the first flight test of the Trident II nuclear missile.

He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign (which launched 72 pounds of plutonium into space in 1997) that drew enormous support and media coverage around the world and was featured on the TV program 60 Minutes.

Project Censored (from Sonoma State University, CA) named a story on space weaponization by Bruce as the 8th Most Censored story in 1999. Again in 2005, Project Censored picked an article on space issues by Bruce as the 16th most censored story of the year.

Bruce has traveled to and spoken in England, Germany, Mexico, Canada, France, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Japan, Australia, Scotland, Wales, Greece, India, Brazil, Portugal, South Korea, and throughout the U.S.

He has also spoken on many college campuses including: Loyola University, Drake University, Syracuse University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Cal Poly State University, University of Pittsburgh, California Institute of Technology, University of Oregon, University of Alaska Anchorage, Marquette University, Brown University, Hunter College, University of Arkansas, University of Florida, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (India).