News briefs

WE Day

WE Day is back in town on Friday, Nov. 18 at the MTS Centre (345 Graham Ave.) with speakers and performers from around the world. Students from across Manitoba earn their way to the event by doing community service and other volunteer work. To volunteer at the event,
visit we.org.

Film night

Learn about what it means to lose someone you love at the This River film screening on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Ukrainian Labour Temple (591 Pritchard Ave.). This River follows Kyle Kematch and Katherena Vermette, both of whom have had family members disappear. A Q & A with filmmaker Erika MacPherson will follow. The screening is free, but donations are accepted.

Smashing pumpkins (not that kind)

On Friday, Nov. 4, you can smash mental health stigma. Head to the front lawn at the U of W from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and smash a pumpkin with a mental health stigma on it for $5. Balloons for popping are also available. Coffee and tea are available. 

Riverbank stabilization

The City of Winnipeg has committed $3.5 million on construction and $2.7 million towards riverbank stabilization of the Lyndale Drive Retaining Wall Rehabilitation Project, located in the Osborne area. The riverbank is part of the city’s primary diking system against floods from the Red River.

Basic income symposium

All are invited to a free symposium on basic income on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Winnipeg Harvest (1085 Winnipeg Ave.). Speakers from the University of Manitoba, the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg and Queensland University of Technology will present on building political support for basic income. Space is limited, and registration is required. Visit umanitoba.ca/social_work for details.

Learn about organ harvesting in China

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Global College is hosting a panel discussion on organ harvesting in China in Eckhardt Gramatté Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Panelists include Winnipeg-based expert David Matas, Professor Maria Cheung from the University of Manitoba and Ogai Sherzoi, chair of Citizens Against Forced Organ Harvesting.

Published in Volume 71, Number 9 of The Uniter (November 3, 2016)

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