Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A couple of events coming up from the Fraser Valley Peace Council.

A couple of events coming up from the Fraser Valley Peace Council.

Commemorating Lost Lives and Hopes

On the anniversary of the independence of Pakistan and India

Fraser Valley Peace Council (FVPC) and South Asian Network for Secularism
and Democracy (SANSAD)

Present a two-day event

Public Educational Forum on South Asia Today
Talk by Dr. Hassan Gardezi

"Discovery of Independence: South Asia at 63"

August 14, 2010 (2.00 pm-5.00 pm)
Newton Library Hall
13795-70th Avenue, Surrey, BC

Dr. Hassan Gardezi, is a political activist, sociologist and
anthropologist, a well known writer and an intellectual. He earned his PhD
at Washington State University, USA and has served as Head of Department
of Sociology, Punjab University, Lahore. He wrote several journal articles
and books on the political economy of Pakistan and South Asia and also
published translations of and commentaries on Sufi poetry written in
Punjabi, Siraiki and Sindhi languages. Hassan has taught and lectured at a
number of North American colleges and universities as well as Pakistani


A Best Film Debut Award winner documentary on the Partition of India and
Pakistan by
Sarah Singh
August 15, 2010 (2.00 pm-5.00 pm)
Simon Fraser University-Surrey Campus (SUR 2600)
13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC

Sarah Singh will be present at the screening to introduce the film and
conduct a discussion with the audience.

Sarah Singh was born in Patiala, Punjab and now living in US since 1974.
She is an artist, filmmaker and an accomplished photographer. Much of her
fine art from the last 15 years is included in private collections. Sarah
has worked in the film and television industry in New York for over 5
years. Her work as a cinematographer, editor, director, and writer has
been featured on MTV, Showtime, and the History Channel, along with many
independent films

Admission by donation

This screening is organized by South Asian Film Education Society (SAFES)
and supported by SFU, Surrey Campus and Simon Fraser Public Interest
Research Group (SFPIRG) and co-sponsored by SANSAD, Pakistan Action
Network, Fraser Valley Peace Council (FVPC) and Progressive Intercultural
Community Services (PICS).

For more information contact: Chin Banerjee 604-421-6752 or Supriya
Bhattacharya 604-937-396 or Shahzad Nazir Khan 604-613-0735

Monday, July 19, 2010

Info session on WFYS

Join us for an info session on the 17th World Festival of Youth & Students which will be held in South Africa this December! The Festival is the largest international youth gathering and the largest expression of youth resistance in the world. At the last Festival, over 16,000 youth and students from around the world attended. You're invited! Come find out more on Saturday, July 24th, 7pm, 200-5118 Joyce St in Vancouver.

Also check out the Festival website at

Let’s defeat imperialism, for a world of peace, solidarity and social transformation!

Let us work for a successful 17th World Festival of Youth and Students in South Africa.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

YCL BC July eBulletin

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