The Tyee is fundraising to create four Investigative and Reporting Fellowships, grants we give to journalists to finance in-depth analysis of important issues in BC. Previous Tyee Fellowships have broken major stories, empowered citizens, and won national awards. They've uncovered dangerously inadequate dams on the Fraser River, argued for cheap public transit, explored the possibilities for improving our schools, brilliantly advocated for toxic-free job sites, and have chronicled the local urban farming revolution. Once we've raised the money - we have $3,500 to go and eight days left to find it - journalists can apply by proposing their ideas, which will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Anyone who donates to the Fellowship can suggest ideas and be entered to win one of three fantastic prizes. Visit http://thetyee.ca/About/Donate/ to help fund fiesty, fresh, investigative journalism in BC!
I thought I'd post about a free event Vancity is hosting about Human Rights on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:30pm at the Italian Cultural Centre.
As author of more than 20 books, dynamic presenter Michael Parenti speaks on how culture is not always a neutral phenomenon and is often an instrument of social control and contested power. How do human rights figure in cultural struggles? And why should we think of human rights as a global phenomenon? Mr. Parenti will also speak on how globalization is threatening local sources of production and self-sufficiency, and how we should expand the concept of human rights to include environmental sustainability.