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Alternative Food Marketing:Encouraging Local Health Institutions to Buy Local Food - March 5

Workshop hosted by the PEI Food Security Network

Posted: Thursday 22nd January 2015 14:31   (Updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 08:13)

This workshop which was to have taken place on March 3rd has been postponed to Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Ave, Charlottetown Special-for-PEI video presentation on local procurement by Toronto-based, Wayne Roberts, food policy analyst. To register: email or phone cooperinstitute@eastlink.ca or 902-894-4573

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Gulabi Gang - Monday, March 9th, 7 p.m. at Murphy's Community Centre

An International Women's Day Event - Cinema Politica Charlottetown presents Gulabi Gang

Posted: Thursday 26th February 2015 08:38

In honour of International Women's Day, Cinema Politica Charlottetown and Cooper Institute will host a screening of the documentary, Gulabi Gang on Monday, March 9th at 7 p.m. at Murphy's Community Centre. This impeccably shot film follows a group of fearless women who fight gender violence in India with great ferocity, and hope. In the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India, the pink sari-clad women of the Gulabi Gang travel long distances by cart and tractor, bus and train, to wrest justice for women and Dalits, undeterred by sneering policemen and condescending bureaucrats. Sampat Pal, their leader, is a rough-and-tough woman with a commanding personality who has evolved her own brand of feminism and egalitarian politics. Her strength lies in her words. She is constantly on the move – today investigating a young woman’s suspicious death, tomorrow protesting against a corrupt official. The gang encounters resistance everywhere – whole villages connive in protecting the perpetrators of violence. As the film pulls us into the centre of these blazing conflicts, it uncovers a complex story, disturbing yet heartening. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted, and everyone is welcome. For more information, find Cinema Politica Charlottetown on facebook, or call Cooper Institute at 894-4573.

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Social Justice Symposium Report & Video

Posted: Wednesday 12th November 2014 11:06

We are happy to share with you a report of Cooper Institute's (September 20th) Social Justice Symposium on Basic Income Guarantee, with guest speaker Chandra Pasma. Read more to see links to a video is of Chandra Pasma's presentation, Powerless Workers and Apathetic Citizens: Is Basic Income The Cure? and the Q & A period following it. The report contains a transcript of Chandra's presentation, a transcript of the questions and answers*, notes from the panellists, and notes from the small group discussions. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the symposium, and do check out the C-BIG Website and the C-BIG Facebook Page to keep up to date on basic income in PEI.

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Cooper Institute is an education and community development centre in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The main program areas of our organization are livable income for all, food sovereignty and cultural diversity and inclusion. Within these programs, we conduct research and popular education projects on provincial, national, and international level.

The REPORT of Cooper Institute's first annual Social Justice Symposium is now available! You can also watch a video of Chandra Pasma's presentation: Powerless Workes and Apathetic Citizens: Is Basic Income The Cure?


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And here we are, at Cooper Institute's 30th Anniversary Celebration
May 7, 2014.