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Jan
19
Fri
SACRED WATER: STANDING ROCK PART 1 @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SACRED WATER: STANDING ROCK PART 1

MICHELLE LATIMER / CANADA / 2017 / 44 ‘ / ENGLISH

JAN 19, 7:00 PM

A careful, considerate and compassionate portrayal of the Water Protector’s camp at Standing Rock.

SYNOPSIS

The people of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation of North and South Dakota are fighting to stop a pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland. The Dakota Access Pipeline would snake its way across four states, bisecting sacred Indigenous sites and burial grounds along the route. The tribe fears that a leak could contaminate the Missouri River and spell disaster for the Great Sioux Nation. But water protectors are standing up in unprecedented numbers to preserve their way of life for future generations and to defend their sacred water.

SACRED WATER is part of a compelling 8 part documentary series called RISE for Viceland showcasing the global Indigenous movement across the Americas which are rising up to protect their ancestral homelands and the environment. A timely look at Indigenous activism and the impacts of colonization, SACRED WATER showcases candid interviews, historical context, and a moving soundtrack. This film delivers profound insight into the struggles around protecting sacred lands and waters which are happening in many places today.

Jan
20
Sat
She Can: Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Leaders @ Chancellor's Room - Wu Centre, UNB
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

She Can: Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Leaders

DATE:   20/1/18
TIME:   10:30 AM
LOCATION:   Chancellor’s Room – Wu Centre, UNB

“She Can: Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Leaders” is a one-day conference in Fredericton, NB, aiming to engage young women in politics.

The event is organized by the New Brunswick chapter of Equal Voice Canada in partnership with Women for 50%, STU, and UNB.

Panels of female leaders from New Brunswick will provide insight into the challenges of advocating for the issues they care about, their experiences running for office, and the many lessons they have learned serving their communities.

A free lunch is included with keynote speaker Allison Brewer, former leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/she-can-an-equal-voice-new-brunswick-conference-tickets-41741149903?aff=es2

Visit the event’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/237182430154117/

Women’s March Canada – Fredericton March @ City Hall, Fredericton, NB
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Women’s March Canada – Fredericton March

Hosted by Women’s March Canada
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Women’s March Canada – Fredericton March would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

WE MARCH ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world we will be marching to show that the progress made in 2017 was not enough. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country. If you think 2017 was a loud year for women, well – you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Women’s organizations in Fredericton with the organizers of last year’s Women’s March invite you to save the date for a timely conversation about women’s issues and practical tools for community organizing and lobbying in Fredericton.

Invitation to the Women’s March Canada event in Fredericton on January 20, 2018, starting at 2pm. Please share this message with your friends and networks. 

Poster – Jan20-Women’s March Poster (PDF).

The first Women’s March in Fredericton last year was a success with more than 200 women and allies participating. The central march started in Washington, DC as a nonviolent, non-partisan response to issues of concern in the United States, and was adopted around the world as a way for women to come together and speak up for our rights. Women’s March Canada is a product of this movement.

Our national theme this year is “Looking Back, Marching Forward” which speaks to some of the progress made this past year and the need to keep building the movement that will be necessary to make the changes required in our society. Our movement is intersectional and inclusive. We want to encourage the participation of many diverse women and allies at our event.

We will be meeting at Fredericton City Hall at 2pm for some short welcoming remarks. The march will go past the Legislature and circle back to City Hall. We will then invite participants to join a Feminist Fair at nearby Wilmot Church Hall (which is accessible) starting at 3pm. The Feminist Fair will feature speeches from honoured members of our community, information from local women’s groups, and local crafts.

If you would like to share information about your organization at the Feminist Fair, or would like more information on Women’s March Canada or our event, you can contact Devin Rigaux (devinrigaux@gmail.com) or check out our facebook or Women’s March Canada event pages:

http://www.womensmarchcanada.com/womens-march-canada-fredericton-march-2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/1600734520012180/

We are also seeking donations to cover costs of equipment, insurance and refreshments. Any surplus monies collected will be donated.

https://www.gofundme.com/womens-march-canada-fredericton

Thank you for your time,

In sisterhood and solidarity,

Women’s March Canada – Fredericton

Jan
22
Mon
Feminist Lunch bag Series- Dr. Erin Morton – What Does Whiteness Do? @ UNB Tilley Hall Room 28
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Feminist Lunch bag Series- Dr. Erin Morton

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM
UNB Tilley Hall Room 28

Just a reminder that the opening talk of our Winter 2018 Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts at UNB will be given on Monday, Jan. 22nd at 12:30pm in Tilley 28 (UNB Campus) by Dr. Erin Morton (History).

Dr. Morton’s paper is titled: ” What Does Whiteness Do? Settler Colonialism, Feminism, and Epistemic Innocence” This talk examines the complex issues with white feminists (such as myself) engaging recent scholarship in Critical Race and Ethnic studies, Indigenous Studies, and African Diaspora and Black Studies. While white scholars who claim to be undertaking solidarity scholarship often think that they know what whiteness does, white scholars are typically the ones who need to think the most about whiteness and its everyday violences. I am interested here in discussing my own complicity in what whiteness accomplishes in the conversations that happen between “good white people,” or “good white feminists,” who are trying to dismantle settler colonial knowledge systems or to do anti-racist work in their scholarship, and BIPOC ((Black Indigenous People of Colour) scholars. How, in short, can white settler scholars responsibly engage with Black, Indigenous, and racialized knowledge and intellectual praxis, beyond the hollow reliance on BIPOC intellectual and affective labour to inform whiteness? Or, are these engagements simply moves towards epistemic innocence that avoid responsibility?

All are welcome…please bring your lunch!

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre and the Office of the UNB Dean of Arts. For more information on the series, contact Sasha Mullally (sasham@unb.ca).

Jan
27
Sat
Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser for Falls Brook Centre @ Kingswood Bowling
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Bowl-a-thon: 

Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser for Falls Brook Centre

Join the Falls Brook Centre on January 27th at Kingswood Bowling for our Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser! 

All proceeds from the event will help fund facilities, workshops, services, and programs provided by the Falls Brook Centre, and enable them to continue their work in supporting local communities. 

Register your team of 5 today by emailing Nikole at nwatson.fbc@gmail.com

For more information, please visit our Facebook page or website at www.fallsbrookcentre.ca 

Jan
31
Wed
Theatre St. Thomas: “What’s Next?” @ Black Box Theatre, St. Thomas University
Jan 31 @ 2:54 pm – 3:54 pm

Theatre St. Thomas Presents “What’s Next?”

DATE:   31/1/18
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Black Box Theatre

To celebrate 25 years in the Black Box, TST asked What’s Next? And STU students and alumni answered in a big way.

TST will produce the world-premieres of the three winners of our playwriting festival with TST President Robbie Lynn as Festival Producer. Featuring the writing of STU students, the direction of SiPP alumni, and the acting of TSTers, What’s Next? will showcase the multiple talents of our theatre community.

The Black Box Theatre. January 31-February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.

And Above All
by Thomas MacDougall.
Directed by Samuel Crowell.
It is 8:38am in a small Nevada town and all seems peaceful, but the shadow of communism is lurking in America. Nuclear war threatens! But remain calm. Richie’s Convenience serves as a designated safe zone.

I Love this City
by Louis Anthony Bryan. Directed by Esther Soucoup.
When a young online celebrity goes missing, private investigator Ambrose Holiday seeks a partnership with Sonny Elmore at the Bright Young Things café. The first chapter in a serial detective story, I Love This City shows the origins of a beautiful friendship.

Thieves of Paradise
by Michael Pallotto.
Directed by Laura Beth-Bird.
Based on a true story, Thieves of Paradise animates the historical theft of St. Nicolas’ relics from a Turkish church in 1087. But when things turn violent and a powerful storm threatens their journey home, the faith of the thieves is tested.


Theatre St. Thomas (TST) is St. Thomas University’s flagship extra-curricular theatre company. Producing theatre for over 60 years (and more than 45 years as “TST”), we have been at home in the Black Box Theatre since 1993. Working under the professional direction of faculty and staff at St. Thomas, students act and work backstage alongside fellow students, St. Thomas alumni, and members of the Fredericton theatre community to learn and develop their stage skills in a fun and enriching experiential, cross-disciplinary environment.