Tuesday June 11th at 7pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 1107 Main st. West, Hamilton.
Do the Math follows the climate crusader Bill McKibben as he works with a rising global movement in a David-vs-Goliath fight to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.
This film makes it clear how important the fight to lower CO2 emissions is for everyone with interest in the future of all life on this planet. The fossil fuel industry currently holds reserves large enough to push global temperatures way past what scientists agree is a safe temperature to avoid absolute climate catastrophe. These industries are bent on making money and so they fully intend to burn these reserves. Several campaigns have already begun in Hamilton fighting to pull investments out of these fossil fuel companies, including McMaster University, Mohawk College and the City of Hamilton. Come on out and learn why this is so important and join the fight for a very good cause.
Details: 7pm Tuesday June 11th, at Grace Lutheran Church 1107 Main st. West, Hamilton.
View the Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zfinOCgRQ0&feature=youtu.be
See: www.gofossilfree.ca www.gofossilfree.org to learn about the international divestment movement
or: https://www.facebook.com/Macfossilfree for the local McMaster campaign
7:30pm on Wednesday November 28th at First Unitarian Church (170 Dundurn st S.) this is a free event.
The acclaimed Canadian investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk will deliver the 8th annual Spirit of Red Hill Valley lecture. His topic will be “Bitumen, Pipelines and the Petro-State”. We’re hearing a lot about the first two as Enbridge seeks to transport diluted bitumen across BC in its proposed Northern Gateway project as well as through Hamilton in its Line 9 pipeline that runs from Sarnia to Montreal and eastern export ports. Alberta has long been identified as a “Petro-State” and the current federal government is now displaying similar characteristics – dependence on oil that reduces economic activity, fosters inequality, and sponsors autocratic government, along with poisoning the environment and driving us toward catastrophic climatic changes.
Andrew Nikiforuk has won seven National Magazine awards, as well as the 2002 Governor-General’s award for non-fiction for Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s Ward Against Big Oil. He also won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2009. He was recently interviewed on CBC radio about his latest book The Energy of Slaves (see http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/10/12/the-energy-of-slaves-andrew-nikiforuk/).
Fast: 8am Friday November 23rd to 8am Saturday November 24th
Free Concert and Story Sharing: 7pm – 10pm Friday November 23rd at CIBC Hall 3rd floor MUSC McMaster.
Apple Themed Break-Fast: 8am Saturday November 24th at Homegrown Hamilton, 27 Kingwilliam St.
This Friday is Black Friday, the first day of shopping for the holiday season. Save money while you buy useless sh*t for the people you love!
Sunday, Sept 23rd. 10am – 5pm James St. North & Sterling Ave.
Open Streets is back and better than ever having expanded to two separate streets for the fall edition.
Come out and discover how much fun it is to explore our streets car-free. Bring your roller-blades, bikes, strollers, etc.
The festivities will be on James St North, for the sixth time, and also on Sterling Ave near McMaster University. Shuttle buses will run regularly between the two locations, and everyone is encouraged to take the Waterfront Trail or the H.S.R. as well.
The McMaster edition of this festival extends to Dalewood and will include two entertainment stages with performances by: Of Gentlemen and Cowards, All About Maggie, Penske File, William Ross, McMaster Gospel Choir, McMaster School of Bhangra, Verve Dance Team, Glass Eyelashes, Dawn and Maria, and Steve Strongman Trio.
All of the information can be found here.
Saturday, August 18th. 3pm @ Gage Park / 1030 @Absinthe – $Free
This Midsummer Night’s Dream festival has the potential to be the event of the summer. It has all the makings of an amazing all day summer party.
If the Facebook event page is anything to go by, this is one exciting party, with over 1000 confirmed guests and many many thousands pending. CBC Hamilton has also hyped this event.
I sat down with event organizer, Mark Gowland, to find out more about this intriguing event. Mark, as it turns out, is a genuine force of enthusiasm and positivity. Seriously. I walked away from our conversation feeling like I could accomplish anything!
6pm Saturday July 14th, Hamilton City Hall; Council Chambers, Main St. between Bay and Mcnab.
The current student strike in Quebec began in February of this past year, and has evolved into one of the most powerful and vibrant social movements in Canadian history. Lasting now for almost two hundred, boasting crowds of more than 300 000, and holding at least one demonstration every single day, this is a powerful image of a society in revolt, playing out in real time just a short drive away.
However, coverage of the strike tends towards the sensational, and it’s very difficult to find reliable English-language news and commentary on the situation. In response to this, three members of the the largest striking student association in Quebec, la Coalition Large de l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante, or la CLASSE as it’s better known, are currently on a speaking tour through Ontario. They will be stopping in Hamilton this Saturday, July 14, at 6pm in the council chambers of Hamilton’s city hall (on Main between Bay and MacNab) to discuss the strike, the organizing that lead to it, and where it can go from here.