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Tales from the Peace Café
Tales from the Peace Café

Tales from the Peace Café

The official blog of the Peace Café movement.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 20:21

Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop Series

Written by Sunil Angrish

This event has been postponed, please contact us to keep informed about when this and other workshops will be taking place.

 

Join us for a series of introductory workshops exploring awareness & mindfulness with instructor Javad Khansalar, founder of Antarsukha Yoga.

This series of workshops will explore the topics of Mindfulness & Meditation through
introduction to and participation in various meditation techniques:

1. Breath, Body & Sound Awareness
2. Candlelight Meditation (Trataka)
3. What is Mindfulness?

When:
3 Sundays in a row
February 19th, 26th, March 4th 2012
10am-1pm

Cost:
$110 + HST per person (All 3 Sundays), $200 + HST per couple
Advance registration is required

Location:
2nd floor Dance Studio, Homegrown Hamilton/Sky Dragon (27 King William St.)

Information will be provided regarding the connections between mindfulness, meditation and building a peace culture. All participants will be provided light refreshments prior to and following each workshop (coffee, tea, water & snacks).

Sign up by clicking here!

Or contact Kathryn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace office at 905-481-0809.

For more information about upcoming events and future workshops:
www.peacecafe.ca

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:01

Screening of: Roger and Me - January 9th @7pm

Written by Sunil Angrish
Roger & Me is a 1989 American documentary film directed by Michael Moore. Moore portrays the regional negative economic impact of General Motors CEO Roger Smith's summary action of closing several auto plants in Flint, Michigan, costing 30,000 people their jobs at the time (80,000 to date) and economically devastating the city.

Monday, January 9th @ 7pm
Sky Dragon Centre/Homegrown Hamilton -Second Floor (The dance studio – not accessible)
27 King William Street, Hamilton

$2 donation is suggested, all proceeds go to fund further programming

Thursday, 29 December 2011 16:56

Screening of: Bhutto – Monday, Jan 2 @7pm

Written by Sunil Angrish
A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world.

Following in her father’s footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan’s 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil.

This major event sent shock waves throughout the world and transformed her from political messiah into a martyr for the common man. (from imdb.com)

Monday, January 2nd at 7pm
At the Sky Dragon/Homegrown Hamilton
27 King William Street – Second Floor (The dance studio – not accessible)
$2 donation is suggested, all proceeds go to fund further programming

Monday, 26 December 2011 20:20

Developing Peace in Hamilton

Written by Sunil Angrish
Join us for a series of informal workshops to continue the dialogue about developing a culture of peace in Hamilton. Sponsored by Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace and Culture of Peace Hamilton. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday January 4
7 pm
Topic: School Culture of Peace Programs and School Resource Centres for Teaching Peace, and preparing a “pitch” to schools.

Thursday January 5
7 pm
Topic: A Peace publication in Hamilton.

Saturday January 7
10 am
Topic: Marketing/selling Peace and attracting supporters and funders (people investing their time and money) in Hamilton, and preparing a “pitch”.

Saturday January 7
2 pm
Topic: Creating Peace Jobs and a Peace Industry in Hamilton; Peace@Work in Hamilton, and preparing a “pitch”.

 

At the Sky Dragon Centre/Homegrown Hamilton
27 King William Street
Hamilton

Please RSVP (include which workshops you’ll be attending) by emailing: sunil @ peacecafe.ca
905-481-0809
www.peacecafe.ca

Description
Life and Debt is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Stephanie Black. It examines the economic and social situation in Jamaica, and specifically the impact thereon of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank's globalization policies. Its starting point is the award-winning non-fiction essay A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid.

These loans were conditional on structural adjustment policies, which required Jamaica to enact harsh economic reforms, including trade liberalization, privatization, and deregulation. However, the reforms were unsuccessful and left the country with $4.6 billion dollars in debt. The film blames the World Bank and the IMF for causing this situation.

The film features a number of interviews with former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in which he critiques the system of International Financial Institution loans. He is particularly critical of required structural adjustments as an attack on the sovereignty of many former colonial nations and suggests the system is akin to imperialism or neocolonialism. Similar claims have been made popular by former Chief Economist of the World Bank (and Nobel Prize in Economics winner) Joseph Stiglitz. (source: wikipedia)

Followed by a casual discussion.
Donations suggested.
The film is on the second floor and unfortunately it's not accessible.

Part of Edumacation Mondays, brought to you by the Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace

Dr David Adams (former UNESCO Director of the Unit for the International Year for the Culture of Peace) will be speaking at Homegrown Hamilton about peace in Canada and abroad this Sunday.

Dr David Adams retired in 2001 from UNESCO where he was the Director of the Unit for the International Year for the Culture of Peace, proclaimed for the Year 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly.

Following a career as Professor of Psychology for 23 years at Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA), he had come to UNESCO in 1992 to develop the Culture of Peace Programme as an supplement and alternative to military peacekeeping operations.

His responsibilities have included development of national culture of peace projects, research and development of the culture of peace concept and training in peace-building and conflict resolution. On behalf of UNESCO he prepared UN documents, including the draft Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (1999).

He is the author of several books and numerous publications in neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, genetics, ethology, biopsychology, social psychology, cross-cultural anthropology, history, and ethics.

A number of these studies have helped lay the scientific basis for work towards a culture of peace.

Part of Peace Weekend.

Brought to you by Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace and Culture of Peace Hamilton! Free,

Homegrown Hamilton/Sky Dragon Centre
27 King William Street, Hamilton

2-4pm

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:45

Screening of: Full Signal - Monday, Nov 28th @6pm

Written by Sunil Angrish

Full Signal talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to veteran journalists who have called attention to the issue for decades; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated.

Filmed in Ten countries and Six US states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.”

Followed by a casual discussion

Monday, November  28th @6pm

Free!

Co-creating a peaceful community: Advancing a Culture of Peace in Hamilton and area.

  • Are you called to step deeper into your life mission?

  • Are you ready to be the change you desire to see in the world?

  • Are you ready to put your talents and gifts to advance peace in yourself, in your family, in your community, in our country, in our world?

If so, you will want to join us, a group of like-minded individuals, who are passionate, forward thinking and solution oriented change makers, for a day of inspired conversations, networking and fun!

This is a call to action to all those who have worked in the peace movement, to those who attended the October 24th Celebration of Peace and to those who have not yet joined the peace movement and who call themselves by other names – Servant Leaders, Cultural Creatives, Wayshowers, Intuitives, Healers, Lightworkers, Mother Earth Stewards, Consciously Aware Educators and Social Entrepreneurs.

Please join us

Location:
267 King Street East (Volunteer Hamilton)

Lunch & Your Conversations
9:00 – 4:00
(Doors open at 8:30)
Casual Dress

Fee: $50.00 – $25.00 for students, seniors, unwaged

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 905-481-0809

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 905-546-7772

(A joint event presented by Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace and Culture of Peace Hamilton.)

 

Click Here to register online!

Screening of: Capitalism - A Love Story - Nov 7@6pm

Capitalism: A Love Story is a 2009 American documentary film directed, written by and starring Michael Moore. The film centers on the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and the recovery stimulus, while putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and capitalism in general.

Topics covered include Wall Street’s “casino mentality”, for-profit prisons, Goldman Sachs’ influence in Washington, D.C., the poverty-level wages of many workers, the large wave of home foreclosures, corporate-owned life insurance, and the consequences of “runaway greed”.

The film also features a religious component where Moore examines whether or not capitalism is a sin and if Jesus would be a capitalist.

Monday, November 7 at 6pm
The Sky Dragon Centre – 27 King William St., Hamilton

FREE!
Part of Edumacation Mondays, sponsored by the Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace

www.edumacation.ca - www.peacecafe.ca

Bikes at Work: the North American Renaissance of the Cargo Bike, PART TWO
Monday, October 31st at 6pm


For most North Americans, bicycles have for generations been regarded mainly as recreational or sporting equipment for the privileged and means to get around for those who can’t afford a car. This has had design impacts, related to both the types of bicycles being manufactured and sold and the environments designed for their use, as well as social, cultural, environmental and health impacts.

While the bicycle evolved into a vehicle as diversified and productive as the automobile elsewhere in the world, in North America it resulted in mainly two broad types of bike, especially after the 80s–the ubiquitous mountain bike and the road bike. While bikes were used to commute and haul stuff elsewhere, resulting in a variety of very sturdy, comfortable and heavy duty designs, in North America they became mainly lighter and faster. And there is hardly a cargo bike to be found.

But there is a renaissance under way. The bike is being reborn as a useful, productive vehicle to commute, to go out on the town, as a minivan to take the kids to school, daycare or the park, and to move goods, even whole households. This talk will explore the beginnings of this renaissance in North America

Monday, October 31st at 6pm

27 King William Street, Hamilton, Ontario

FREE! Part of Edu-macation Mondays, sponsored by the Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace

www.thaat.ca
www.edumacation.ca
www.peacecafe.ca

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