Calendar

Feb
26
Tue
Cultivating Climate Resilience: Farm Adaptation Workshop @ Fredericton Public Library
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network's photo.

Cultivating Climate Resilience: Farm Adaptation Workshop

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Have you been thinking about how climate change could impact your farm and what to do about it?

Join ACORN and Hayes Farm to learn about how climate change impacts farms and how Hayes Farm has been adapting. Discuss experiences and possibilities for adaptation on your own farm with other farmers.

Free and all are welcome! Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cultivating-climate-resilience-farm-adaptation-workshop-tickets-53888445792

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network

Nonprofit OrganizationSackville, New Brunswick – ACORN works to promote, support and increase organic production in Atlantic Canada.

Hayes Farm

Community OrganizationFredericton, New Brunswick – We are working to create a season-long full time farmer training program in the heart of Fredericton. We will teach regenerative organic practices with a focus on annual veg crops – providing hands-on field skills with a complement of business training.
Feb
28
Thu
Breaking the Silence Speaking Tour @ Women's Centre, Rm 129, Student Union Building, UNB, Fredericton, NB
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
13
Wed
Tertulia – Fariba Solati on Rumi @ Milda's, basement of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or a philosophy cafe where participants talk about ideas. Our tertulias combine words, music, poetry, readings, and whatever else our speakers bring.
Our tertulias this winter will take place on Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Milda’s, basement of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St., in Fredericton. Come early and order delicious pizza or treats made with seasonal local produce and beverages.

Tertulia Winter 2019 Schedule

Jan 16 – Matthew Sears on Thucydides
Jan 23 – Robin Whittaker on Bertolt Brecht
Jan 30 – Branimir Cacic on Alexander Grothendieck
Feb 6 – Roslyn Rosenfeld on Lucy Jarvis
Feb 20 – Sue Sinclar on Jan Zwicky
Mar 13 – Fariba Solati on Rumi
Mar 27 – Brad Cross on Howard Zinn
April 3 -Jennifer Andrews on Judith Butler

Contact: fredericton.tertulia@gmail.com.

Mar
15
Fri
Art Exhibit: Justice for the 56 girls of Hogar Seguro, Guatemala @ Renaissance College 811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network- BTS's photo.

Art Exhibit: Justice for the 56 girls of Hogar Seguro, Guatemala

Hosted by Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network- BTSUNB IDSSA – International Development Studies Student Association and No One Is Illegal-Fredericton, Renaissance College, University Women’s Centre, Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies, STU Human Rights Society and Registro Creativo
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Renaissance College

811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1M7
𝗕𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳 𝗛𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗮

Opening event: Renaissance College on Friday, March 15 at 5:30pm.

With refreshments, poetry by Melissa Beaulieu and remarks on justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

The exhibit will be at Renaissance College from March 15 to March 21 then it will move to St. Thomas University and downtown Fredericton. Stay tuned for details.

This art exhibit features prints of original portraits in different media, contributed by different artists globally. Each portrait is dedicated to one of the 41 victims who died on March 8, 2017 in a fire at the state-run centre for children and youth Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción in Guatemala. In addition, 15 survivors were also left severely injured. Almost two years later, there is still no justice for this state crime.

As we approach the two year anniversary of this tragedy, we invite you to join us in commemorating and demanding justice for the lives of the 41 victims and 15 survivors of this incident! For more info and solidarity actions you can take, visit us here: https://bit.ly/2FQo6ul

This art project was first launched online on May 15, 2017 by the alternative media organizations Prensa Comunitaria in Guatemala and Desinformémonos in Mexico. They were joined in this initiative by 60 digital media agencies, as well as 40 organizations and collectives globally.

#NosDuelen56 #HogarSeguro

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟴, 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳?
The tragedy unfolded in the early hours of March 8, 2017. Police had locked a group of girls and young women in a small room measuring 6.8 metres by 7 metres after they attempted to escape the home. Despite their cries for help, the police would not let them out after a fire broke out inside the room. As a result, 41 girls and young women died, while 15 others were severely injured.

Following this horrific incident, the failure of state institutions to act on prior reports of abuse and poor conditions at the Hogar Seguro have been brought to light. The decision of high-level officials, as well as President Jimmy Morales, to deploy 100 police to the Hogar Seguro after they had tried to escape has been heavily criticized by Guatemalan civil society organizations. Currently, eight high-level government officials, the ex-director of the Hogar Seguro and police officials face charges in connection with this crime; however, no one has been convicted to date.

We are thankful to the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation for funding through the Public Engagement Fund!

Local organizers: International Development Studies Student Association, Renaissance College, University Women’s Centre, Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies, No One Is Illegal Fredericton, STU Human Rights Society and Registro Creativo.

Mar
18
Mon
Waste, Rage & Obsolescence: Feminism & the Environmental Politics of E-waste @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 28
Mar 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The University Women's Centre (UNB/STU)'s photo.

Feminist Lunch Series: Sabine LeBel

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Tilley 28 (UNB Campus)
Please mark your calendars for the next talk of our Winter 2019 Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts to be given on Monday, March 18th at 12:30pm in Tilley 28 (UNB Campus) by Sabine LeBel (UNB Culture & Media Studies).

The talk is titled: “‘Waste, Rage & Obsolescence: Feminism & the Environmental Politics of E-waste”.

Many of us have experienced frustration, even rage, when a cell phone or laptop stops working or is rendered obsolete because it is not backwards compatible with other machines. This talk considers fury as a shared affective response to those moments when technology fails or is rendered useless because of planned obsolescence. Specifically, it explores what feminist theories of anger might bring to environmental politics of planned obsolescence and e-waste.

Dr. LeBel does research in the area of environmental media studies. She investigates the representation of trash in visual culture, affective responses to planned obsolescence, and media materiality. She also works in the area of mobile media art, especially cellphilms as queer and feminist art practice. Alongside her academic work, Dr. LeBel has an art practice as a curator and a filmmaker, primarily in video and she is co-founder of the Fredericton Feminist Film Collective. Her pieces typically deal with queer themes and environmental issues, often through scifi aesthetics and experimental narratives.

Stay tuned for the next talk in the Winter 2019 Feminist Lunch Series which features remarkable speakers from both UNB and STU.

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 (lavoie@unb.ca).

Mar
27
Wed
Tertulia – Brad Cross on Howard Zinn @ Milda's, basement of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or a philosophy cafe where participants talk about ideas. Our tertulias combine words, music, poetry, readings, and whatever else our speakers bring.
Our tertulias this winter will take place on Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Milda’s, basement of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St., in Fredericton. Come early and order delicious pizza or treats made with seasonal local produce and beverages.

Tertulia Winter 2019 Schedule

Jan 16 – Matthew Sears on Thucydides
Jan 23 – Robin Whittaker on Bertolt Brecht
Jan 30 – Branimir Cacic on Alexander Grothendieck
Feb 6 – Roslyn Rosenfeld on Lucy Jarvis
Feb 20 – Sue Sinclar on Jan Zwicky
Mar 13 – Fariba Solati on Rumi
Mar 27 – Brad Cross on Howard Zinn
April 3 -Jennifer Andrews on Judith Butler

Contact: fredericton.tertulia@gmail.com.