A couple of events coming up from the Fraser Valley Peace Council.
CELEBRATING PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP 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 institutions.
Also THE SKY BELOW
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
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.