HONDURAS: REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE
Last June, a military backed Coup ousted the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya. The international community was unanimous in condemning the Coup, but Canada’s response has been weak and ambiguous. In spite of the increasing militarization of their country, the people of Honduras have organized a powerful grassroots resistance movement aimed at restoring democracy.
KARENSPRING of RIGHTS ACTION has been reporting on the events since the Coup. She will talk to us about the repression and the resistance taking place in Honduras right now.
Her presentation will be followed by a discussion on what we can do as Canadians to support the return of democracy in Honduras.
WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 6 P.M.
WHERE: TOLPUDDLE co-op, 380 Adelaide St. (near King St.)
Donations at the door are gratefully accepted to help Rights Action’s work with the Resistance in Honduras
Sponsored by the Centre for Social Concern at King’s College, the Latin American-Canadian Solidarity Association (LACASA), the Movimiento Farabundista of London, COSPES, and the London Guatemala Solidarity Committee
BEYOND TINKERING: GROWING AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY
Beginning on October 13, 2009, the Sisters of St. Joseph, with many sponsors, are hosting a lecture series at Brescia University College. The series which is called: BEYOND TINKERING: GROWING AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY will feature four speakers who are steeped in how the economy affects both persons and the planet.
We are asking that you consider coming to all four lectures, if possible, and to a follow-up panel. The panelists will interact with ideas generated from the lecture series and audience participation. We, the planning committee for this series, have chosen to send this letter to about 30 Londoners who represent a cross section of the community. We believe that your expertise and your influence will help move us toward imagining what an inclusive economy could look like in concrete and real ways.
October 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Armine Yalnizyan, a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives will speak on the growing gap between the rich and poor, why it matters and what we can do about it.
October 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author will share from his global experience about groups that are making a difference and give us clues into what is going right with the world.
November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
John Dillon, Economic Justice Program Coordinator with KAIROS [an ecumenical justice group] will invite us into the question of whether a financial crisis creates an opening for a new global order.
November 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Jim Stanford, economist for the Canadian Auto Workers Union will again explore the issue of crisis creating an opening for change and not just getting “back to normal.”
January 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Follow-up Panel, at Brescia University College. The panelists will point us toward concrete choices that we as a city and as a culture could make to shift our economy toward more inclusivity.
Do not hesitate to be in touch if you have questions or ideas for us. Perhaps you would let us know if this is something to which you would like to commit. Check out the new web site www.inclusiveeconomy.ca
Sisters of St. Joseph - Growing an Inclusive Economy
Contact: Helene Diesbourg; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing an Inclusive Economy -Sisters of St. Joseph
485 Windermere Rd
P.O. Box 487London ON N6A 4X3
Contact Helene Diesbourg Tel: 519-432-3781 ext. 403 e-mail: email@example.com