Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada Book Launch with Yves Engler @ Abbey Cafe on Queen Street in Fredericton
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Left, Right -Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada with author

Abbey Cafe, 546 Queen St., Fredericton
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM

A book launch with author Yves Engler and conversation with Alain Deneault, author of Imperialist Canada Inc.

Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada Book Launch with Yves Engler

The left is supposed to be opposed to colonialism and at least skeptical of nationalism. However, Left, Right shows that, for decades now, this hasn’t been the case in Canada. Yves Engler marshals damning detail on the long, surprising history of support from the New Democratic Party and labour unions for such policies and international interventions as the coup in Haiti, the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Korean War, and much more. The rhetoric of the mainstream left, he shows, has also tended to concede major points to the dominant war-mongering ideology, with prominent commentators such as Linda McQuaig and Stephen Lewis echoing the terminology of right-wing politicians and thinkers. More than simply diagnosing a problem, however, Left, Right offers a path forward, laying out ways to get us working for an ecologically sound, peace-promoting, and non-exploitative foreign policy.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and to be signed.

Hosted by the NB Media Co-op, No One Is Illegal Fredericton and the Canada Research Chair in Global Studies and International Studies.


Monday Night Film Series – WHAT THEY HAD @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

November 19, 2018 – 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus


Elizabeth Chomko
USA, 2018
101 minutes
Principal Cast: Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank, Blythe Danner. Robert Forster

From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, What They Had centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

Though its causes remain shrouded in mystery, Alzheimer’s Disease is unmistakably on the rise, and will become an ever-growing public issue as senior populations and longevity itself each continue to expand. We’re still at an early stage in terms of its dramatization, however — apart from Away From Her and Still Alice, there haven’t been that many notable screen depictions of Alzheimer’s, or of progressive dementia in general.

Actor-playwright Elizabeth Chomko’s debut feature What They Had is a particularly welcome addition to that so-far slim canon, since it finds ways to bring considerable humor to a grim subject, without trivializing it. This satisfying drama provides excellent roles for a fine cast, particularly Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank and Robert Forster.

What They Had nicely weaves in an assortment of domestic conflicts around its central issue. Parent-child dynamics, sibling relations and fear of commitment are deftly considered alongside the primary question of what to do with mom.

“There’s raw power in Chomko’s writing, but so much scrupulousness and craft that you feel safe when the time comes to weep.” David Edelstein, New York magazine/Vulture

The Monday Night Film Series takes place at Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus
Tel: 455-1632 or email

Feminist Lunch Series with Gül Çalışkan, STU Sociology @ Tilley Hall, Room 28, UNB
Nov 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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 Sophie Lavoie (

Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony @ Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony

Fredericton Gender Minorities will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. in the auditorium of the Charlotte Street Arts Center on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event created in honour of those who have died as a result of anti-trans violence. Every year we come together to remember and speak the names of those we have lost over the past year, and to stand in solidarity with our local trans community.

There is no admission fee for this event.

**Further details will be announced closer to the date**

We would like to thank the Charlotte Street Arts Center for hosting our event.

Demagogues, Populists, and Rebooting Journalism Ethics @ Saint Thomas University
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Demagogues, Populists, and Rebooting Journalism Ethics

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM

51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G3
In this public talk, media ethicist Dr. Stephen Ward argues that extreme populism worldwide undermines democratic culture and requires a reboot of journalism values. In an age of intolerance and global disinformation, Ward recommends an engaged journalism for democracy which is neither neutral nor partisan. He proposes guidelines for covering extreme populists, as part of a “macro-resistance” by society to a toxic public sphere.

Stephen J. A. Ward, PhD, is author, keynote speaker, and media ethicist whose research is on the ethics of global, digital media. He is Distinguished Lecturer on Ethics for the University of British Columbia. A former war reporter, he is founding director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, co-founder of the UBC School of Journalism in Vancouver, and former director of the Turnbull Center at the University of Oregon. He is author of 10 books on media ethics, including the award-winning Radical Media Ethics and The Invention of Journalism Ethics.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs ( provides an arena for critical thinking, public discussion and research into current ethical challenges in our society. The Centre focuses an ethical lens on everyday issues through public programming, supporting research, and in the provision of tools to facilitate ethical decision making at work. Co-founded by the Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary’s University in 2002, the Centre exists to ignite the examination of the ethical dimensions of everyday life to help us live and work together more effectively.

Cinema Politica – @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nov. 23- Sol

A quiet meditation on the devastation of Inuit suicide, SOL confronts the legacy of colonization and urgently demands justice for Canada’s indigenous peoples.

By Susan Avingaq & Marie-Hélène Cousineau