The Trent Students' Association in International Development (SAID)
presents the following schedule of events for International Development
Week - February 2 - 6, 2004.
Amnesty at Trent
Film Night: 'Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance'
A National Film Board production this film chronicles the 1990 Kanehsatake
stand-off between the indigenous people of the area and the Canadian
government. Stay for a discussion following the film regarding the
indigenous people's land claim rights.
TIPEC Building (behind Champlain College), 6 p.m.
Peace and Security
in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a CIDA perspective
Come and hear guest lecturer and former Trent student ('96) Carla
Castaneda speak on her experiences in the Democratic Republic of
Congo, as it relates to her work with CIDA's peace and human security
program in that country.
Champlain College Sr. Common Room, 4-6 p.m.
Life After IDS:
A Trent Grad's Experience
Wondering what possibilities await a Trent student majoring in International
Development Studies? Join us for an informal information session on
one graduate's experiences. Hear Carla Castaneda ('96) speak of her
encounters with work in the field of development after Trent. Bring
your curiosity and questions to:
Champlain Sr. Common Room, 7:30 p.m.
CAP AIDS Presentation
Learn about Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) a Canadian non-governmental
organization (NGO), based out of Toronto. Discover how this organization
is supporting health focused African NGOs in their struggle against
the current AIDS epidemic. Kevin Perkins (Executive Director)
and Claire Holloway (Student Outreach) will be at Trent to share
about the work currently being done in Malawi and Ethiopia, as
well as how students can become involved. Please visit: www.capaids.org
or come to the:
Champlain College Sr. Common Room, 1-3 p.m.
Who Belongs? Canadian
Immigration & Refugee
Policy Today: A Panel Discussion
Join us downtown to learn more about Canadian politics with relation
to immigration and refugees. This event features guest speakers on the
Davina Bhandar - Legitimizing racism: How has Canadian immigration and
refugee policy changed in the post 9/11 era?
Huda Al-Haddad - Inside the system: What's it like to go through the
Canadian immigration process?
- Challenging the system: What's wrong with measures imposed by the
security certificate under the Immigration Act, and how can we work
together to resist criminalization of refugees.
Organized by the
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Peterborough(OPIRG) in cooperation
with the Student's Association in International Development(SAID).
For more information contact 748-1767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Peterborough Public Library, 7-9 p.m.
Affairs Colloquium: Student Panel Discussion
'Living in Distress' a look at Human Rights Issues. Hear International
Students from Trent give their perspectives on human rights issues
relevant to their country or region. Topics to be presented include
civil strife and its impact on children in Sierra Leone, issues
of gender and development in Guyana, abuse from the Burmese military
of women from minority groups, coping with Pinochet's legacy in
Chile and human rights violations in the Middle East.
Champlain College Sr. Common Room, 3-5 p.m.
Movie Showing: El
Contracto (the contract)
Come and see a documentary film entitled El Contracto (the contract).
Made in Southern Ontario, El Contracto is the story of seasonal migrant
workers who, for eight months of the year, come to Ontario to work
on commercial farms for wages no local will accept. This film illustrates
the incredibly exploitative labour policies maintained by the Ontario
government, the unhealthy working and living conditions experienced
by the workers, and the emotional stresses of industrial farm labour,
cultural isolation, and political powerlessness.
The film showing will be followed by a short discussion on seasonal agricultural
labour and Canadian policies, led by two former employees of Frontier
College, a Canadian organization working on issues of migrant labour
rights and literacy.
TIPEC Building (behind Champlain College), 7 p.m.
23rd annual One
World Dinner: the World's Largest Vegetarian Potluck!
Join Kawartha World Issues Centre, Jamaican Self-Help and the New
Canadian Centre for an evening of live entertainment, great food,
scintillating conversation, square dancing - and a fundraising dessert
All participants are asked to bring a vegetarian (meat-free) dish to
feed 4-6 people (NO DESSERTS PLEASE!), a dish pack (this includes cutlery,
plate, serving spoon and cup) and a list of ingredients for your dish.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Pay what you can. Suggested prices
are $5.00/individual and $10.00/family. This is an alcohol/smoke-free
event. Free childcare is provided. All proceeds raised support the
work of the Kawartha World Issues Centre, Jamaican Self-Help and the
New Canadian Centre. For more information, contact KWIC at 748-1680.
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (Corner of Murray & Water Streets)
Doors open @ 5:30 p.m., dinner starts @ 6 p.m.
These events are sponsored by the Students' Association in International
Development and KWIC, Jamaican Self-Help, New Canadian Centre, Trent
IDS, Frontier College, Amnesty at Trent, OPIRG, the Trent International
Students' Association, CIDA, TIPEC, the Trent International Program,
and Trent Alum
For further information, please contact:
Andra Forney, Events Co-ordinator, SAID, 755-0904