tri-Pride Live Music Festival, Saturday, 1 June 2013

It seems the tri-Pride Week started today:

tri-Pride is the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) Pride Festival celebration in Cambridge, Kitchener & Waterloo, Ontario. Join us this year May 22-June 2 for tri-Pride Week, including the tri-Pride Live Music Festival on Saturday June 1 at Kitchener Civic Square, King Street & Victoria Park’s Clock Tower.

What: tri-Pride Live Music Festival
When: 22 May to 2 June, 2013
Where: Kitchener Civic Square map1, Victoria Park Clock Tower map2
Also: Saturday, 1 June 2103 from 12:00noon to 8:00pm iCal
Register: Eventbrite: tri-Pride Live Music Festival

CREW Green Movie Night

From Eleanor Grant’s newsletter:

“GREEDY LYING BASTARDS”
Thursday May 23, 7:00 p.m.,
at The Original Princess, Princess St. Waterloo.

Just released and already an award winning feature length documentary, this movie digs deep into controversial issues connected to the fossil fuel industry and its regulation, our addiction to fossil fuels in light of climate change & the powers that be …

Displays & info starting 6:30 pm – SPECIAL STUDENT pricing – with ID $5 – Valuable Energy $aving DOOR PRIZES

Eleanor Grant writes a semi-regular e-mail newsletter on social justice issues. You can contact Eleanor at eleanor7000@gmail.com

Tools for Change Movie Night: Home

Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus–Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME.

Who: TransitionKW
What: Home (2009)
When: Wednesday, 22 May 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) (iCal)
Where: REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener, Ontario (map)
Registration: Eventbrite

Suubi Youth Dance and Drum Troupe, 22 and 30 May 2013

Eleanor Grant writes:

An exciting upcoming event on Thurs May 30:

In conjunction with Dream for Uganda, Neruda Productions is pleased to present the Suubi Youth Dance and Drum Troupe from the Cambridge Secondary School in Eastern Uganda on May 22 at Gallery Momo in St Jacobs, and on May 30 in the Rotunda Gallery at Kitchener City Hall.

Suubi Youth are the stars of the drama club at the Cambridge Secondary School which provides refuge, counseling, and an education free of cost to 400 children impacted by war, poverty and AIDS.

“The enthusiasm and joy of these young people who have faced such great adversity has a lot to teach us about the healing power of dance and music,” explains Isabel Cisterna, Neruda Productions’ Artistic Director. “Their music and their joy is inspirational.”

Suubi Youth will spend time with students at Rockway Mennonite School in Kitchener and will also visit high school students in Tobermory and Lion’s Head between performances in Waterloo, Toronto and London.

In Uganda, education is not free so the Cambridge school motto, “nothing without struggle,” applies not only to its students, but also to those who founded and operate the school.

Suubi Youth are touring Southern Ontario on a cultural exchange from May 18 to June 1, visiting schools, performing, and raising funds to purchase a biofuel stove for their school in Kyengera, just outside the capital, Kampala. The biofuel system will provide enough clean burning gas to power stoves and eventually lights, making the school more self-sufficient and able to give up the dirty charcoal brazier that requires cutting down trees to fuel.

Performances by Suubi Youth in Waterloo are by donation, or ‘pay what you can’ (PWYC, suggested $10).

For more information or an interview contact Isabel Cisterna, Artistic Director, Neruda Productions at: isabel@nerudaproductions.com or +1-519-502-9677

Dream for Uganda: Suubi Youth
When: May 22, 2013 – 4:00pm
Where: Gallery Momo – The Mill, 1441 King St. North, St. Jacobs, ON

Dream for Uganda: Suubi Youth
When: May 30, 2013 – 6:00pm
Where: Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall

For more information visit:
nerudaproductions.com
dreamforuganda.com
www.cacoskyengera.org/
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Eleanor Grant writes a semi-regular e-mail newsletter on social justice issues. You can contact Eleanor at eleanor7000@gmail.com

Homelessness Awareness Week (5 – 11 May 2013)

Eleanor Grant writes:

  • Sun May 5 at 10:20 a.m: First United Church, Waterloo (King & Wm) – Outreach church service focussed on homelessness in our community.
  • Sun May 5 at 7 pm AND Mon May 6 at 9:15 pm: Princess Twin – Movie: HIT ‘N STRUM, a drama about a homeless musician in Vancouver.
  • Stepping Up: Monday May 6th 2013, 11:30am -1:00pm: Join us for a silent walk with masks, from Waterloo Square to Kitchener City Hall, to raise awareness of homelessness in the Waterloo Region.
    RSVP to Mike Savage by Phone: (519-579-5268) or by email : msavage@golden.net
  • Speaking Up: Tuesday, May 7th, 1:00- 2:30pm at Kitchener City Hall Rotunda: Speakers from all walks of life will discuss personal experiences of homelessness as well as challenges of service provision in the Waterloo Region. Light Refreshments will be served.
  • Tues May 7 at 7 pm: First United Church – Discussion of Hit ‘n Strum movie. (This is not a screening of the movie.) Please RSVP to Mike at msavage@golden.net
  • Thurs May 9 at 5:30 pm at Kitchener City Hall: free BBQ sponsored by Downtown Kitchener Community Health Centre – followed by Kindred Spirit awards.

For more information:
http://www.homelessawarenessweek.org/

 
Eleanor Grant writes a semi-regular e-mail newsletter on social justice issues. You can contact Eleanor at eleanor7000@gmail.com

The CBC We Want

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting hosts a community conversation:

When: 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Thursday, May 31st
Where: The Hall, Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb Street, Waterloo (map)

Followed by Dalton Camp Awards at the Clay and Glass Gallery

(across the street from the church).

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting is convening this national conversation.

Please bring your ideas about the kind of CBC you want – or simply attend to consider what promises to be a provocative, thoughtful and constructive discussion.

When: 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Thursday, May 31st
Where: The Hall, Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb Street, Waterloo (map)

Veronic TennantVeronica Tennant, producer, director and prima ballerina, will moderate the opening session of this Canada-wide conversation which will be webcast live from this launch event.

The consultation will feature contributions from some of Canada’s most creative thinkers and artists including Howard Dyck, Eric Friesen, Leah Pinsent and many more with music by The Waterboys and the New Vibes Jazz Quartet.

RSVP:
For more information and to RSVP visit www.friends.ca/TheCBCWeWant
You can also RSVP by calling 1-866-585-0553

If you know that you will not be able to attend in person, please consider leaving a comment on the CBC you want at www.friends.ca/TheCBCWeWant

Immediately following The CBC We Want event, FRIENDS will be hosting a reception to present the 2012 Dalton Camp Award to the winner of an essay competition on the topic of links between the media and democracy.

 

Spark in the Park

Tres exciting musical event with an inspiring network of local organizations attending too! More details available at http://sparkmusicfestival.org.

When: Saturday, May 26, 3:30-10pm
Where: Waterloo Park
Cost: $15 in advance / $20 at the gate
How to Attend: Find out how to buy tickets by going to http://sparkmusicfestival.org/tickets/ .