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posted by Robert DeVet in on May 31, 2014 - View profile

Halifax

Book Launch: Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

Join award winning author Heather Menzies


7:00pm
- 9:00pm
Tuesday June 3 2014

Venue: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Address: 1747 Summer Street

A memoir of personal and political discovery, Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good combines reflections on our common heritage with a contemporary call to action, individually and collectively, locally & globally.

Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer, scholar and author of nine books. In 2013, she was awarded the Order of Canada for her contribution to public discourse.

This event is an opportunity to celebrate and connect with local initiatives working towards a common good. Come and be inspired by the author's vision of reviving the community spirit of empathy and mutual respect.

 

A book made for today. Menzies marks the trail for deep participation in the healing soul, community and creation, drawing from ancient wisdom, fine scholarship and contemporary practices of hope. 
– 
Mardi Tindal, former moderator, United Church of Canada

…an admirable, even noble, vision…expresses very eloquently what will have to be done if humanity is to escape the current race towards disaster. 
- Noam Chomsky, linguist, philosopher, political theorist, MIT

 

Co-sponsored by:  Halifax Lifelong Learning Network, Friends of Halifax Common, Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies MSVU, Common Roots Urban Farm, Council of Canadians, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-NS 

Published by New Society Publishers May 2014 
ISBN: 978-0-86571-758-9, ebook978-1-55092-558-6

- See more at: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/nova-scotia/events/book-launch-reclaiming-commons-common-good#sthash.iM5OoN4U.dpuf


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