Friday, August 30, 2013 | Categories: Coming Up |
Tuesday, September 3
When the concept of solitary confinement was first implemented in the early 19th century, the idea was not to punish the prisoner, but to give him space to reflect, reform, and flourish. Two centuries later, despite the growing use of segregation in Canada and the United States, the practice produces very different results. Prisoners who have lived through segregation say the experience is torturous. Freelance journalist Brett Story explores the long-term effects of solitary on the mind, and on society.
Wednesday, September 4
FIRST NATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP
Part history lesson, part memoir, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations takes to the stage to share stories of the people he represents and his own past. In his lecture titled It Feels Like We're On the Cusp, National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo sets out why he believes First Nations peoples are on the cusp of change.
Thursday, September 5
THE INTERMITTENTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF MOISHE "TWO-GUN" COHEN
Artful dodger. Edmonton real estate tycoon. Chinese revolutionary. Edmonton writer Paula Simons unravels the unlikely tale of a not-so-nice Jewish boy who went from East End London pickpocket to Prairie con-man to Sun Yat-Sen's gun-running general.