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Let’s all Start Rethinking Sustainability

I went to the Pre Social Justice Week discussion on Rethinking Sustainability with Keynote Speaker Stephen Lewis on Thursday October 2nd. Stephen is a prominent and highly respected figure within the social and environmental activist community,  and has worked within the United Nations for more than two decades  He was a Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, a Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, as well as Canada’s Ambassador to the UN.   587 more words

Ryerson student group hosts open discussion about global sustainability issues

As a special pre-event to Ryerson’s Social Justice Week, a Ryerson student group is hosting a workshop this afternoon called “Rethinking Sustainability Beyond 2015.”

The Politics and Governance Student’s Association (POGSA) is co-hosting the event with Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) to discuss multiple challenges of sustainability. 129 more words

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From today's York Press: Scotland really does decide now

Article from today’s York Press in which the YDM Vice Chairman, Stewart Arnold, says there will be huge implications for the way the rest of the UK governs itself whichever way the Scottish referendum goes tomorrow. 2,033 more words

African Grandmothers Tribunal

Discrimination and inequality place a burden on African grandmothers caring for theirs and other’s orphaned children devastated by HIV and AIDS.

Six grandmothers from Sub-Saharan Africa presented their testimonies before a Tribunal of experts representing international, judicial, social action and health and welfare issues in Vancouver in 2013. 47 more words