Children in Palestine
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Canada, Stand up for Palestinian Children’s Rights
You are invited to join the UNJPPI campaign to support Palestinian children living under the Israeli military occupation.
Sign up through this link http://eepurl.com/htSZpb to receive information about the campaign and how to participate.
Last fall Parliamentary Petition e-2667 was presented to Parliament. It called on the Government of Canada “to ensure the human rights of Palestinian children are protected by instructing a Special Envoy to promote, monitor and report on the human rights situation of Palestinian children living in the occupied Palestinian Territory and Gaza”.
Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Memorial Ceremony for the Children
The war memorial at KSPFN after the lighting and placing of candles in memory of children lost at Residential Schools in Canada.
Tarek Loubani Webinar
Dr. Tarek Loubani, emergency-care physician in London, Ontario, and in Gaza, leads a webinar on “Gaza’s health system and the challenges it faces: under-funded, under Covid, and under occupation”. Tuesday, June 29, 7:30 ET. Hosted by Ottawa Forum on Israel Palestine. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mdHXT46PQyexlucCdcpCog
Parliamentary Poet Laureate Writes of Kamloops
The Cree poet Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer, Canada’s current Parliamentary Poet Laureate, has written a public poem about the children whose bodies were discovered at the former Residential School in Kamloops. It is called Angels: 215>, 1820-1979 “The Past Is Always Our Present”. It will soon be posted on the National Parliamentary Poet website but has been early-posted here: https://www.yorku.ca/laps/huma/2021/06/04/louise-b-halfe-sky-dancer-angels-215/
Photo taken Sunday afternoon May 30 at the war memorial across from the Kettle and Stony Point United Church. More than 215 pair of children’s shoes, placed in the shape of a heart, in memory of the 215 children found at the Residential School in Kamloops.
Peter Victor: Slower by design not disaster: managing without growth
The climate crisis raises questions about sustainability and economics – the finances of how we produce, distribute and consume goods and services.
This valuable video lecture on ecological economics compares the full cost of fast versus slow and sustainable growth.
Peter A. Victor, author of Managing without Growth. Slower by Design, not Disaster, is a Professor Emeritus at York University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UBC in 1971 and has worked for 50 years in Canada and abroad on economy and environment issues as an academic, consultant and public servant. His work on ecological economics, notably on environmentally extended input output analysis, ecological macroeconomics, and alternatives to economic growth, is widely cited. Peter’s contributions to ecological economics have been recognized through the award of the Molson Prize in the Social Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2011, the Boulding Memorial Prize from the International Society for Ecological Economics in 2014, and election to the Royal Society of Canada in 2015.
The annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture is presented by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC and the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC.
Overcoming Ontario’s Poverty Pandemic
Written and edited by: Murray MacAdam
The on-line launch of this research and advocacy book was hosted by ISARC on March 16. The book is now available through the ISARC website at www.isarc.ca. Click the button ‘Order Now’.
Attention All Boomers! Return Visit of Rabbi Richard Address to Siloam United Church in London! Click here for poster: