Friday Feb 4th 12pm-1:45pm Free Admission
Music by Prudence 33 min.
Prudence Mabhena lives in Zimbabwe, and for a long time almost no one knew about her hauntingly beautiful voice. No one knew the strong, resilient woman who owned it. They were unable to overlook her body; she was born with a debilitating condition called arthrogryposis. Music by Prudence traces the path of this little girl, and her remarkable transcendence from a world of hatred and superstition into one of music, love and possibility (2009).
The Dark Side of Chocolate 47 min.
Is the chocolate we eat produced by trafficked children? Award winning Danish journalist, Miki Mistrati hunts for answers in Mali, West Africa where hidden camera footage reveals illegal trafficking of young children to the cocoa fields in neighbouring Ivory Coast (2010).
Also screening: 2 short films focusing on youth & International Development Week
ALL YOUTH are WELCOME – If your class or group of youth would like to attend contact: Ed Carswell email@example.com
presented by BC Council for International Cooperation & World Community
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World Community presents - Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium.
Saturday November 6th (10:30am – 4:30 pm) Women’s Resource Centre, (#1, 1491 McPhee Ave. Courtenay).
This workshop, built around a very powerful series of videos, explores new ways of seeing the big sustainability, spiritual and social justice challenges and opportunities of the early 21st century. Via video, participants hear from far-sighted community leaders – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Julia Butterfly Hill, Van Jones, Paul Hawken, Maude Barlow and many more. The workshop also includes quiet reflection, lively breakout groups and practical tools.
“When our Board previewed this workshop, we were so excited – it digs down to the real, interconnected roots of these challenges and encourages participants to shift to a whole new frame of reference – to see new solutions that provide a lot of hope,” commented Janet Fairbanks, World Community Board member.
Tickets: this event is SOLD OUT!!
FMI or a ‘pay as you can’ ticket, call 250 338-1947.
Visit www.awakeningthedreamer.org for more details.
Co-sponsored with Be the Change Earth Alliance and the folks who created the symposium, the Pachamama Alliance, whose mission is to preserve the Earth’s tropical rainforests – and contribute to a new global vision of sustainability and equity for all.