Calendar

Mar
25
Mon
The Silent Witness Journey: Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation – Family Violence Symposium @ Wu Conference Centre
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories Video Launch and Symposium: Understanding intimate partner violence and domestic homicide

Are you unable to attend our Event on Monday, March 25th?
**TUNE IN LIVE!
The Fergusson Foundation will be live streaming this important event on our Facebook Page Beginning at 10am Atlantic until 4pm.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Neil Websdale

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, Dr. Deborah Doherty and Greg Giangobbe

In collaboration with The New Brunswick Silent Witness Project and the Government of New Brunswick, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation will be hosting a symposium featuring keynote speaker Dr. Neil Websdale, the director of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative and the director of Family Violence Institute housed at Northern Arizona University.

The symposium will feature The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories, a video documentary following the families of Geraldine Paul and Rowena Sharpe who were killed by their intimate partners.

Also speaking will be Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at UNB, Dr. Deborah Doherty, executive director of Public Legal Education and Information Service NB, and Mr. Greg Giangobbe, assistant director of the Family Violence Institute and director of Law Enforcement Operations at Northern Arizona University.

The symposium will take place on Monday, March 25, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre.

Admission is free and open to everyone.  Registration is required by emailing the Women’s Equality Branch.  Please provide your name, organization, email, and any food allergies or accessibility requirements.

The video documentary film “The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories” presented by the Fergusson Foundation is the journey of two families and a community as they create a Silent Witness Silhouette of their loved ones, Geraldine Paul and Rowena Sharpe, who were killed by their intimate partners.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Neil Websdale, Director of Family Violence Institute, Director of National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative, Family Violence Institute, Northern Arizona University.

Guest Speakers:

* Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, PhD, Psychology and Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of New Brunswick.

* Dr. Deborah Doherty, Executive Director of Public Legal Education and Information Services-NB.

* Greg Giangobbe, Assistant Director of the Northern Arizona University – Family Violence Institute (FVI) and Director of law enforcement operations.
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The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories Lancement du documentaire et
Symposium : Comprendre la violence entre partenaires intimes et homicide conjugal

Conférencier principal: Neil Websdale

Conférencières et conférenciers invités : Mary Ann Campbell, Deborah Doherty et Greg Giangobbe

Une initiative collaborative entre la Fondation Fergusson, le projet « Une témoin silencieuse » du Nouveau-Brunswick et le Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick

Le documentaire The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories, présenté par la Fondation Fergusson, aborde le cheminement de deux familles et d’une communauté lors de la création de silhouettes « témoins silencieuses » évoquant deux de leurs proches, Geraldine Paul et Rowena Sharpe, chacune tuées par leur partenaire intime.

Conférencier principal:

Dr. Neil Websdale, directeur du Family Violence Institute, directeur du National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative, Family Violence Institute, Northern Arizona University.

Conférencières et conférenciers invités:

* Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, PhD, directrice du Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Université du Nouveau-Brunswick.
* Dr. Deborah Doherty, directrice exécutive du Service public d’éducation et d’informations juridiques du Nouveau-Brunswick.
* Greg Giangobbe, directeur adjoint de Northern Arizona University – Family Violence Institute (FVI) et directeur des opérations du maintien de l’ordre.

Fracking: Who benefits? HILLSBOROUGH LEGION @ Hillsborough Legion
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sussex Area for a Frack Free Environment's photo.
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
31 Legion St, Hillsborough, NB E4H 2W7
Three Public Information Sessions are to be held in Hillsborough, Elgin and Sussex. If the moratorium on fracking is lifted, rural communities in southeast NB will be impacted. What do we need to know about the process, risks, benefits? What changes might this bring to our communities?

More event info here: http://www.wepac.ca/community-event/fracking-who-benefits-three-community-events/

Find out if you live in or near the frack zone: http://www.wepac.ca/community-event/do-you-live-in-or-near-the-frack-zone/.

Guest Speakers: Drs. Bruce & Marian Langhaus, Consulting Petroleum Geologists, Jim Emberger, New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, and Deborah Carr, Water & Environmental Protection for Albert County.

EVENT DATES/LOCATIONS

HILLSBOROUGH: Monday, Mar. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Hillsborough Legion, 31 Legion St
ELGIN: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Fire Hall, 2 Gowland Mtn Rd
SUSSEX: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30pm – Sussex Public Library, 46 Magnolia Dr.
*The Sussex event is part of a special speaker series and will have Jim Emberger only.

Events are sponsored by Water & Environmental Protection for Albert County (WEPAC) and Sussex Area for a Frack-Free Environment (SAFE)

Rural communities in southeast NB will be impacted if the Higgs government lifts the moratorium on fracking. What do we need to know about the process, risks, benefits? What changes might this bring to our communities?

WEPAC and SAFE are sponsoring a series of information sessions that will feature Drs. Bruce and Marian Langhus (petroleum geologists), Jim Emberger (NBASGA) and Deborah Carr (WEPAC). We have event pages on Facebook, a backgrounder page on the WEPAC website, along with this post, Do you Live in the Frack Zone?.

HILLSBOROUGH: Monday, Mar. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Hillsborough Legion, 31 Legion St. https://www.facebook.com/events/313829785974551/

ELGIN: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Fire Hall, 2 Gowland Mtn Rdhttps://www.facebook.com/events/372690270245399/

SUSSEX: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30pm – Sussex Public Library, 46 Magnolia Dr. https://www.facebook.com/events/350363762475933/

*The Sussex event is part of a special speaker series and will have Jim Emberger and Deborah Carr only.
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There has been a lot of ‘good’ news (mostly) on the frack front recently. Here is a reading list for the weekend.  The National Observer may have a pay wall, but I think gives you several ‘free’ articles. You might consider subscribing – inexpensive, great reporting and the best coverage of Canadian energy, fracking, climate change around. Jim Emberger

But before the good stuff, first something to rile you up.
How your paycheque supports fracking in Colorado
The secretive organization that invests CPP contributions owns an aggressive hydraulic fracturing company.
https://www.thecoast.ca/…/how-your-paycheque-suppo…/Content…

High court rules government’s fracking guidelines ‘unlawful’ Court finds government failed to consider scientific evidence against fracking
https://www.theguardian.com/…/high-court-rules-governments-…

Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Drilling on 300,000 Acres in Wyoming Until Government Considers Climate Impacts
https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-and-gas-drilling-climate-chang…
Oregon House approves 10-year fracking ban

https://thehill.com/…/434708-oregon-house-approves-10-year-…

What Norway’s Big Divestment Decision Means for Fracking, Tar Sands and Global Oil Exploration
https://www.desmog.co.uk/…/norway-sovereign-wealth-fund-div…

Canadian banks signal that Redwater decision now weighs on oilpatch loans
https://www.nationalobserver.com/…/canadian-banks-signal-re…

Call to Action on Climate Change and Health: From Canada’s Health Professionals to Canada’s Federal Political Parties
https://www.nationalobserver.com/…/canadas-health-organizat…

CO2 Emissions in Developed Economies Fall Due to Decreasing Fossil Fuel and Energy Use (Bad news, Canada isn’t one of them)
https://www.resilience.org/…/co2-emissions-in-developed-ec…/

Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Crisis Has Now Reached ‘Gold Standard’-Level Certainty, Scientists Say
https://www.commondreams.org/…/evidence-human-caused-climat…

Monday Night Film: THE SILENT REVOLUTION @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

March 25, 2019 – 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus

THE SILENT REVOLUTION

Germany, 2018
German, Russian w/English subtitles
111 minutes
Principal cast: Tom Gramenz, Leonard Scheicher, Florian Lukas, Joans Dassler

In 1956 East Germany, a group of senior high schoolers demonstrate solidarity with recent victims of the Hungarian Revolution. Their brief, silent protest ignites underlying tensions and leads to grave consequences.

Lars Kraume (The People vs. Fritz Bauer) examines a fascinating moment in German history — just a few years before the construction of the Berlin Wall begins — with this film based on the true story of a high-school classroom that becomes the site of a political battle of wills. When Kurt (Tom Gramenz) and Theo (Leonard Scheicher) sneak into a West German cinema and catch the pre-feature newsreel, they see a very different depiction of the uprising in Budapest than what they’ve heard at home, in the East German town of Stalinstadt. The young men return home inspired at the thought of an idealistic revolution.

After debating with their classmates about the virtues of the Hungarian uprising, Kurt and Theo persuade a majority of their peers to join them in a two-minute observation of silence during class, in solidarity with those killed in the struggle. Their teacher is shocked and confused, and reports the incident to the principal, Direktor Schwarz (Florian Lukas, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Goodbye Lenin!). Despite trying to contain the situation, Schwarz can’t keep his bosses from hearing of the political protest. As the story spreads through the upper levels of the administration, the students slowly realize the growing gravity of their situation.

Deftly weaving together threads of political tension, adolescent rebellion, and institutional menace, Kraume asks us to consider the connection between a nation’s identity and its influence on the identities of its young people, who are just beginning to question their place in society.

[A] solid, good-looking piece of filmmaking which is elevated by a clutch of strong performances from the young cast.” Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

Mar
26
Tue
Fracking: Who benefits? ELGIN FIRE HALL @ Elgin Fire Hall
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sussex Area for a Frack Free Environment's photo.
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm,
Elgin Fire Hall, 2 Gowland Mtn, Elgin, NB

Three Public Information Sessions are to be held in Hillsborough, Elgin and Sussex. If the moratorium on fracking is lifted, rural communities in southeast NB will be impacted. What do we need to know about the process, risks, benefits? What changes might this bring to our communities?

More event info here: http://www.wepac.ca/community-event/fracking-who-benefits-three-community-events/

Find out if you live in or near the frack zone: http://www.wepac.ca/community-event/do-you-live-in-or-near-the-frack-zone/.

Guest Speakers: Drs. Bruce & Marian Langhaus, Consulting Petroleum Geologists, Jim Emberger, New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, and Deborah Carr, Water & Environmental Protection for Albert County.

EVENT DATES/LOCATIONS

HILLSBOROUGH: Monday, Mar. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Hillsborough Legion, 31 Legion St
ELGIN: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Fire Hall, 2 Gowland Mtn Rd
SUSSEX: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30pm – Sussex Public Library, 46 Magnolia Dr.
*The Sussex event is part of a special speaker series and will have Jim Emberger only.

Events are sponsored by Water & Environmental Protection for Albert County (WEPAC) and Sussex Area for a Frack-Free Environment (SAFE)

Rural communities in southeast NB will be impacted if the Higgs government lifts the moratorium on fracking. What do we need to know about the process, risks, benefits? What changes might this bring to our communities?

WEPAC and SAFE are sponsoring a series of information sessions that will feature Drs. Bruce and Marian Langhus (petroleum geologists), Jim Emberger (NBASGA) and Deborah Carr (WEPAC). We have event pages on Facebook, a backgrounder page on the WEPAC website, along with this post, Do you Live in the Frack Zone?.

HILLSBOROUGH: Monday, Mar. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Hillsborough Legion, 31 Legion St. https://www.facebook.com/events/313829785974551/

ELGIN: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Fire Hall, 2 Gowland Mtn Rd https://www.facebook.com/events/372690270245399/

SUSSEX: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30pm – Sussex Public Library, 46 Magnolia Dr. https://www.facebook.com/events/350363762475933/

*The Sussex event is part of a special speaker series and will have Jim Emberger and Deborah Carr only.
—————————————
There has been a lot of ‘good’ news (mostly) on the frack front recently. Here is a reading list for the weekend.  The National Observer may have a pay wall, but I think gives you several ‘free’ articles. You might consider subscribing – inexpensive, great reporting and the best coverage of Canadian energy, fracking, climate change around. Jim Emberger

But before the good stuff, first something to rile you up.
How your paycheque supports fracking in Colorado
The secretive organization that invests CPP contributions owns an aggressive hydraulic fracturing company.
https://www.thecoast.ca/…/how-your-paycheque-suppo…/Content…

High court rules government’s fracking guidelines ‘unlawful’ Court finds government failed to consider scientific evidence against fracking
https://www.theguardian.com/…/high-court-rules-governments-…

Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Drilling on 300,000 Acres in Wyoming Until Government Considers Climate Impacts
https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-and-gas-drilling-climate-chang…
Oregon House approves 10-year fracking ban

https://thehill.com/…/434708-oregon-house-approves-10-year-…

What Norway’s Big Divestment Decision Means for Fracking, Tar Sands and Global Oil Exploration
https://www.desmog.co.uk/…/norway-sovereign-wealth-fund-div…

Canadian banks signal that Redwater decision now weighs on oilpatch loans
https://www.nationalobserver.com/…/canadian-banks-signal-re…

Call to Action on Climate Change and Health: From Canada’s Health Professionals to Canada’s Federal Political Parties
https://www.nationalobserver.com/…/canadas-health-organizat…

CO2 Emissions in Developed Economies Fall Due to Decreasing Fossil Fuel and Energy Use (Bad news, Canada isn’t one of them)
https://www.resilience.org/…/co2-emissions-in-developed-ec…/

Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Crisis Has Now Reached ‘Gold Standard’-Level Certainty, Scientists Say
https://www.commondreams.org/…/evidence-human-caused-climat…

Mar
27
Wed
Citizenship and Mestizaje: Rights in the Black Communities of the Colombian Caribbean @ Tilley Hall Room 28, UNB
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The International Development Studies program, the Department of Anthropology, and the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton invite you to a public lecture by Dr. Claudia Mosquera Rosero-Labbé.

Dr. Mosquera is a Harrison McCain Visiting Professor at the University of New Brunswick form January to July 2019. Dr. Mosquera is also one of Colombia’s preeminent established Black scholars, and an expert on the African Diaspora in the Black Americas. She is a Professor of Social Work and a Researcher of the Center for Social Studies at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Laval and her MA from the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle). Dr. Mosquera is part of the Research Group on Racial Equality, Cultural Difference, Environmental Conflicts, and Racisms in the Black Americas (IDCARAN).

The public lecture will be about Dr. Mosquera’s work, and it is titled “Citizenship and Mestizaje: Rights in the Black Communities of the Colombian Caribbean.”

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Tilley Hall Room 28. A light reception, hosted by the International Development Studies program, will be held before the talk at 4 pm, in Tilley Hall Rm 5.

For more information, please contact Daniel Tubb, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, dtubb@unb.ca.

Fracking: Who benefits? SUSSEX PUBLIC LIBRARY @ Sussex Public Library
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sussex Area for a Frack Free Environment's photo.
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Sussex Public Library, 46 Magnolia Dr., Sussex, NB

Three Public Information Sessions are to be held in Hillsborough, Elgin and Sussex. If the moratorium on fracking is lifted, rural communities in southeast NB will be impacted. What do we need to know about the process, risks, benefits? What changes might this bring to our communities?

More event info here: http://www.wepac.ca/community-event/fracking-who-benefits-three-community-events/

Find out if you live in or near the frack zone: http://www.wepac.ca/community-event/do-you-live-in-or-near-the-frack-zone/.

Guest Speakers: Drs. Bruce & Marian Langhaus, Consulting Petroleum Geologists, Jim Emberger, New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, and Deborah Carr, Water & Environmental Protection for Albert County.

EVENT DATES/LOCATIONS

HILLSBOROUGH: Monday, Mar. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Hillsborough Legion, 31 Legion St
ELGIN: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Fire Hall, 2 Gowland Mtn Rd
SUSSEX: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30pm – Sussex Public Library, 46 Magnolia Dr.
*The Sussex event is part of a special speaker series and will have Jim Emberger only.

Events are sponsored by Water & Environmental Protection for Albert County (WEPAC) and Sussex Area for a Frack-Free Environment (SAFE)

Rural communities in southeast NB will be impacted if the Higgs government lifts the moratorium on fracking. What do we need to know about the process, risks, benefits? What changes might this bring to our communities?

WEPAC and SAFE are sponsoring a series of information sessions that will feature Drs. Bruce and Marian Langhus (petroleum geologists), Jim Emberger (NBASGA) and Deborah Carr (WEPAC). We have event pages on Facebook, a backgrounder page on the WEPAC website, along with this post, Do you Live in the Frack Zone?.

HILLSBOROUGH: Monday, Mar. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Hillsborough Legion, 31 Legion St. https://www.facebook.com/events/313829785974551/

ELGIN: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Fire Hall, 2 Gowland Mtn Rd https://www.facebook.com/events/372690270245399/

SUSSEX: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-8:30pm – Sussex Public Library, 46 Magnolia Dr. https://www.facebook.com/events/350363762475933/

*The Sussex event is part of a special speaker series and will have Jim Emberger and Deborah Carr only.
—————————————
There has been a lot of ‘good’ news (mostly) on the frack front recently. Here is a reading list for the weekend.  The National Observer may have a pay wall, but I think gives you several ‘free’ articles. You might consider subscribing – inexpensive, great reporting and the best coverage of Canadian energy, fracking, climate change around. Jim Emberger

But before the good stuff, first something to rile you up.
How your paycheque supports fracking in Colorado
The secretive organization that invests CPP contributions owns an aggressive hydraulic fracturing company.
https://www.thecoast.ca/…/how-your-paycheque-suppo…/Content…

High court rules government’s fracking guidelines ‘unlawful’ Court finds government failed to consider scientific evidence against fracking
https://www.theguardian.com/…/high-court-rules-governments-…

Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Drilling on 300,000 Acres in Wyoming Until Government Considers Climate Impacts
https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-and-gas-drilling-climate-chang…
Oregon House approves 10-year fracking ban

https://thehill.com/…/434708-oregon-house-approves-10-year-…

What Norway’s Big Divestment Decision Means for Fracking, Tar Sands and Global Oil Exploration
https://www.desmog.co.uk/…/norway-sovereign-wealth-fund-div…

Canadian banks signal that Redwater decision now weighs on oilpatch loans
https://www.nationalobserver.com/…/canadian-banks-signal-re…

Call to Action on Climate Change and Health: From Canada’s Health Professionals to Canada’s Federal Political Parties
https://www.nationalobserver.com/…/canadas-health-organizat…

CO2 Emissions in Developed Economies Fall Due to Decreasing Fossil Fuel and Energy Use (Bad news, Canada isn’t one of them)
https://www.resilience.org/…/co2-emissions-in-developed-ec…/

Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Crisis Has Now Reached ‘Gold Standard’-Level Certainty, Scientists Say
https://www.commondreams.org/…/evidence-human-caused-climat…