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NB Social Forum 2008: A better province and world are possible

September 21, 2008

FROM PASSAMAQUODDY TO VENEZUELA: A BETTER NEW BRUNSWICK AND WORLD ARE POSSIBLE On September 27-28, Fredericton will host the 2008 New Brunswick Social Forum – a weekend of exciting and informative panel discussions, workshops and booths stocked with materials that are intended to enlighten and motivate the public on a variety of issues of burning concern, from language rights and tax reforms in New Brunswick to global environmental and social injustices. The 2008 New Brunswick Social Forum will be taking place at the N.B. Sports Hall of Fame (510 Queen St.) from 10 am to 4pm, that Saturday and Sunday.

Go to the website for further information and a schedule of events.

Highlights that might be of particular interest to our readers include

  • Graham Cox, Canadian Federation of Students, “Attacks to post-secondary education,” 10:15am on Saturday
  • Charlene Mayes, Friends of the UNB Woodlot, “Commodification & the UNB Woodlot,” 12:30pm on Saturday
  • Erin Steuter, Mt. Allison, “The Only Voice in Town: Inside the media monopoly of New Brunswick’s Irving Empire,” 2:00pm on Saturday
  • Bob Whitney, UNBSJ history, “What New Brunswickers can learn from 50 years of the Cuban Revolution,” 11:00am on Sunday
  • Clea Ward, Legal Team, Citizens for Education Choice, “Early French-Immersion in the courts,” 12:15pm on Sunday
  • Patty Higgins, Saint John City Councillor, “Saint John: Can you be a Banana Republic without the benefit of fruit?” 12:15pm on Sunday
  • and workshops and small group sessions on Sunday afternoon on topics like “Consensus/decision-making,” “Open source publishing,” and “Know your rights.”

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