Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher, a stoic who believed in translating thought into practical action. When he became Emperor of Rome in the second century A.D. he wanted all of Rome to embrace philosophical ethics. Instead, Rome came under attack from many sides, and Emperor Aurelius was forced to give his full attention to making war on his enemies.
Free Public Conference : "How Neoliberalism enriches the few, while impoverishing the rest of us!" with guest speaker Eric Pineault. To be followed by a discussion and refreshments.
Mid-Island Council of Canadians and the Nanaimo Arts Council invite the community to join us for PORTRAIT OF RESISTANCE: THE ART AND ACTIVISM OF CAROLE CONDÉ & KARL BEVERIDGE as part of Cinema Politica's special screening series "ArtDox". This screening is free and open to the public. Donations welcome.
As the wealth divide and environmental crises grip public awareness, the world is finally catching up to the vision and ideas of two artist/activists who make work for social change. Inspired by their playful wit and visual innovations, PORTRAIT OF RESISTANCE intimately captures Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge as they create provocative staged photographs about the environment, the rights of workers and the current global financial crisis.
VICTORIA -- This weekend hundreds of youth will gather in Victoria, Coast Salish Territories to build the movement and momentum towards solving the climate crisis. Powershift BC will bring together youth from B.C., Alberta, the Yukon and beyond for three days of workshops, training sessions, skill sharing and strategizing to kick off the next phase of campaigns on tar sands, fracking, pipelines, divestment and more in B.C.
When participants in the recent Brazilian protests were polled on who would be their choice for the country's next president, a striking pick was Joaquim Barbosa, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Brazil. A recent New York Times article notes that Barbosa has acted as one of the protesters' strongest allies: he has been the key force behind recent legal decisions to preserve affirmative action, legalize same-sex marriage and courageously pursue corrupt politicians. What is all the more remarkable is that he is the court's first and only justice of African descent.