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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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The End of Immigration?

A documentary screening by Cinema Politica Charlottetown and Cooper Institute

Posted: Friday 17th October 2014 12:38

Cinema Politica Charlottetown and Cooper Institute will present the documentary, "The End of Immigration?" on Tuesday, October 28th at the Summerside Public Library. On Thursday, November 6th, another screening will be presented at 7 p.m. at Murphy's Community Centre in Charlottetown. With the generous support of UFCW. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the door. After the film there will be time for a discussion about recent changes to the Temporary foreign Worker Program and the impact those changes are having on workers and employers in PEI.

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Cooper Institute's 1st Annual Social Justice Symposium and Concert - September 19-20

Cooper Institute will host 2 BIG events in September – our 1st Annual Social Justice Symposium on Saturday, September 20 and a BIG Concert for Social Justice on Friday, September 19

Posted: Monday 25th August 2014 21:06   (Updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 08:20)

The idea for an annual social justice symposium came from members of Cooper Institute who were looking for a way in which to honour one of the founding members of the Institute, Father Andrew Macdonald, who died on April 18, 2013. This first memorial symposium will highlight Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), with guest speaker Chandra Pasma, an Ottawa-based policy analyst specializing in issues of income security, poverty, and gender and politics. Chandra is an avid supporter of basic income and has written a number of papers and articles on the subject. The BIG Concert for Social Justice will include performances by some of the Queen’s County Fiddlers, Caroline Bernard, Teresa Doyle, the Singing Fathers, Dion Bernard, Louise Arsenault and the Nieces.

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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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