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International Development Week Activities: February 2 to 6, 2004

Monday, February 2, 2004, Peterborough

The Trent Students' Association in International Development (SAID) presents the following schedule of events for International Development Week - February 2 - 6, 2004.

Monday, February 2, 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.

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

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.

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

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: 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 following topics:

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?

Matthew Behrens - 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
Peterborough Public Library, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, February 5, 2004

TIP/TISA World 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.

Friday, February 6, 2004

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 auction.
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

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