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Asian youth and men to become mental health ambassadors in research project

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Asian youth and men to become mental health ambassadors in research project)

picture 609Strength in Unity is the first comprehensive anti-stigma intervention project among Asian communities in Canada

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Bev Sellars, chief of Xat’sull First Nation in Williams Lake, and her remarkable memoir

January 19th, 2015 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Bev Sellars, chief of Xat’sull First Nation in Williams Lake, and her remarkable memoir)

bev sellarsChief Bev Sellars is winner of the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness for her book “They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School”

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Canada World Youth exchangers engaged in Nanaimo projects, will soon leave for Indonesia

December 1st, 2014 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Canada World Youth exchangers engaged in Nanaimo projects, will soon leave for Indonesia)

Youth Leaders in Action spend half of their program in a Canadian community and the other half in one of 13 international partner countries

picture 599a18 youth between the ages of 18 and 25 are in Nanaimo from October 11 to January 2 as part of the Canada World Youth Leaders in Action program. Half of the group is from Indonesia, while the other half is made up of Canadians from across the country. While in the city, the youth live with host families and volunteer in a range of community settings. It’s the first Canada World Youth program located in Nanaimo since 2004.

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Kim Goldberg’s Ride Backwards on Dragon

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Kim Goldberg’s Ride Backwards on Dragon)

Kim Goldberg is an award-winning poet, journalist and author of six books. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies around the world. She has lived in Nanaimo for more than thirty years. Latest titles: RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet’s journey through LiuhebafaKim is the recipient of the BC Arts Council $12,200 Award for Creative Writing. Tune into People First Radio thus Thursday at noon on CHLY 101.7fm for a conversation with Kim.

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Solidarity witness shares observations about protests from around the globe

October 9th, 2013 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Solidarity witness shares observations about protests from around the globe)

“The failure of electoral politics to address what’s really at stake means an increasing number of…issues are destined to be resolved through various forms of protest and civil disobedience”

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Before photographer and essayist Christopher Grabowski moved to Canada in 1992 he was part of “a social movement that started as a protest and that successfully transformed the society by non-electoral and mainly non-violent means—the Solidarity movement in Poland.” Grabowski writes in The Tyee that “Although I’m not exactly experiencing déjà vu, much of what I am seeing and reading now is beginning to look familiar. And that makes me hopeful.” (more…)

Solidarity witness shares observations about protests from around the globe

July 11th, 2013 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Solidarity witness shares observations about protests from around the globe)

“The failure of electoral politics to address what’s really at stake means an increasing number of…issues are destined to be resolved through various forms of protest and civil disobedience”

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Before photographer and essayist Christopher Grabowski moved to Canada in 1992 he was part of “a social movement that started as a protest and that successfully transformed the society by non-electoral and mainly non-violent means—the Solidarity movement in Poland.” Grabowski writes in The Tyee that “Although I’m not exactly experiencing déjà vu, much of what I am seeing and reading now is beginning to look familiar. And that makes me hopeful.” (more…)