The ballet “Ghosts of Violence” in Fredericton @ Fredericton Playhouse 686 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C2
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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The ballet “Ghosts of Violence” in Fredericton

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Fredericton Playhouse

686 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C2
Atlantic Ballet invites you to join us for an Evening of Reconciliation to Honour the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In collaboration with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre as part of The Red Shawl Campaign.

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***PRE-PERFORMANCE: Come early to hear special guest speaker Lisa Meeches, Indigenous advocate and award-winning filmmaker and see her short film “The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories”***

6:30 pm
Welcome: Imelda Perley, Elder-In-Residence Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, Susan Chalmers Gauvin, CEO Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada

6:45 pm: Guest Speaker Lisa Meeches

7:00 pm: Film Screening

7:15 pm: Cole Hatty: Song honouring the Silent Witnesses

7:25 pm: Natalie Sappier: Wolastoqey Song

7:30 pm: Ballet Ghosts of Violence

GHOSTS OF VIOLENCE has been creatively adapted to honour the Indigenous women of the Wabanaki Territory – the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and the Passamaquoddy. In the spirit of authentic reconciliation, Igor Dobrovolskiy, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada, and Susan Chalmers-Gauvin have collaborated with faculty and volunteers to infuse Indigenous knowledge, culture and symbolism within Ghosts of Violence to bring attention to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and to honour these women and their families.

By weaving dance with Indigenous culture, music and language, Ghosts of Violence has embarked on an emotional expression of the Indigenous women we have lost.

Le Ballet atlantique vous invite à vous joindre à nous pour une soirée de Réconciliation et pour rendre hommages aux femmes autochtones disparues et assassinées. En collaboration avec le centre Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey dans le cadre de la campagne du Foulard rouge

***PRÉ-PERFORMANCE : Arrivez plus tôt pour écouter notre invitée Lisa Meeches, militante des droits des autochtones et cinéaste primée et voir son court-métrage “The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories”***

18 h 30
Mot de bienvenue: Imelda Perley, Aînée en résidence au centre Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey et Susan Chalmers Gauvin, PDG Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada

18 h 45 pm: conférencière invitée Lisa Meeches

19 h : visionnement du film

19 h 15 : Cole Hatty – chanson en hommage aux témoins silencieuses

19 h 25 : Natalie Sappier – chanson Wolastoqey Song

19 h 30 : Ballet Ombres de violence

OMBRES DE VIOLENCE a été adapté de manière créative pour faire honneur aux femmes autochtones – Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik et Passamaquoddy – du territoire Wabanaki. Dans l’esprit d’une véritable réconciliation, Igor Dobrovolskiy, cofondateur et directeur artistique du Ballet-théâtre atlantique du Canada, et sa PDG Susan Chalmers-Gauvin ont collaboré avec des universitaires et des bénévoles pour infuser Ombres de violence du savoir, de la culture et du symbolisme autochtones afin d’attirer l’attention sur la disparition et le meurtre de tant de femmes autochtones et pour rendre hommage à ces femmes et à leur famille.

La danse qui s’associe ainsi à la culture, à la musique et aux langues autochtones dans Ombres de violence exprime avec émotion le vide laissé par ces femmes autochtones.

Kathy Mac on Michelle Massé and the Twilight novels @ Wilser's Room
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kathy Mac on Michelle Massé and the Twilight novels
The next tertulia presenter is Kathy Mac on Michelle Massé and the Twilight novels. The talk will happen on Wed, Oct. 17 at 7:30pm at Wilser’s Room, Capital Complex, 362 Queen St., Fredericton.

Kathy Mac is a professor at St. Thomas University and poet. Kathy Mac‘s book of poetry, Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award.

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 will take place on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Wilser’s Room, 366 Queen St. in Fredericton this fall.

Tertulia Fall Schedule

Oct 3 – Samira Farhoud on Simone de Beauvoir
Oct 17 – Kathy Mac on Michelle Massé
Oct 24 – Christine Horne on François Rabelais
Nov 14 – Thom Workman on Hannah Arendt
Nov 21 – Ajay Parasram on Eric Williams
Dec 5 -Alain Deneault on Georg Simmel


Education as Cognitive Imperialism to Cognitive Justice: Taking it personal @ Crowne Plaza, Junior Ballroom, Fredericton
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Marie Battiste on  Education as Cognitive Imperialism to Cognitive Justice: Taking it personal.

As part of The Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA) 20th Biennial Conference to be held in Fredericton, CHEA will be hosting a public lecture by Dr. Marie Battiste, Professor, Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, entitled Education as Cognitive Imperialism to Cognitive Justice: Taking it personal. 

Dr. Battiste’s talk is part of the Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice series established by the Faculty of Education, UNB.  

The lecture will take place on Thursday October 18th, 7pm to 8:30pm Crowne Plaza, Junior Ballroom. A reception will follow at the Crowne Plaza.

Walk a mile in her moccasins – Red Shawl Healing Walk @ City Hall, Fredericton, NB
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre's photo.

Walk a mile in her moccasins

October 19, 2018 at 11 AM – 1 PM
The Red Shawl Campaign – Honouring our sisters. During the month of October, communities, university members, students and the faculty of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick join together to provide hope and healing for kinships and to reclaim justice for these Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Our hope is to create spaces for action and for healing. For people to join together to honour these women and to pay respect to their lives and their families.
Walk a mile in her moccasins – The Red Shawl Healing walk, is going to begin at the Fredericton City Hall at 11AM with ceremony, prayer and speeches. Join us as we walk together to the Lieutenant Governors House, where we will be closing our walk with refreshments and a music performance from local Indigenous musicians.
If you are a jingle dress dancer you are encouraged to come and help lead the walk.
Feminist Lunch Series – S. Sinclair, E. Effinger & C. Johnson, UNB English @ Tilley Hall, Room 28, UNB
Oct 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Subsequent Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch talks (alternating UNB and STU faculty members) will take place on the following dates at 12:30 in Tilley 28: Oct. 2 (Josephine Savarese); Oct. 29 (S. Sinclair, E. Effinger &  C. Johnson) and Nov. 20 (Gul Caliskan).

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 (

New Brunswick Underwater: The 2018 Saint John River Flood – Book launch @ Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The St. John River Society's photo.

 Public Lecture – New Brunswick Underwater

 Join author Lisa Hrabluk and special guests from along the river for a presentation based on Lisa’s new book New Brunswick Underwater: The 2018 Saint John River Flood.
This is a public presentation and will include a discussion with Lisa and a number of special guests who experienced the flood first-hand along the Lower Saint John River.Stay after the presentation for a book signing, light refreshements and a share your experience.

An informative and thought-provoking evening of interest to river residents, emergency responders and the general public about the power of our river.

Lisa Hrabluk is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and has written for Time Magazine, The Globe and Mail, CBC, and Progress Magazine. She has won a National Newspaper Award, an Atlantic Journalism Award, an Ontario News Award, and a 2015YWCA Women of Distinction Award. Lisa lives in Rothesay, NB with her husband and their daughter.