Happy Friday, and welcome to what we hope will become a semi-regular feature here on the PERC blog. This Week In…. aims to bring attention to important and interesting stories from the Ottawa area and around the world. The focus will be on stories you might not encounter in the mainstream media, and will be a mix of local and international news with the usual PERC focus on Peace, the Environment, and Social Justice.
Similar to the Peace & Eco Briefs you’re used to reading the PEN, this will be a quick overview, with direction to more content.
We can’t say this will be a weekly thing, but we’ll try!
So without further ado, here’s This Week In…..
Canadian, West African and Indian farmers, mostly women, have been working and learning together to develop resilient and sustainable agricultural systems in their local communities, facilitated through an exchange program. Learn more about this innovative social and agricultural venture that is “transforming regions of hunger and drought into regions of biodiversity and bounty”, on the Interpares website.
Seven, a documentary play following seven different women from around the world in their struggles against Patriarchy, had its Ottawa debut earlier this year. The resulting conversations and tours around Ontario and Quebec built solidarity and raised awareness about challenges the Likhaan Center for Women’s Health in the Philippines faces in serving youth, women, and the local LGBTQ community.
The City of Ottawa has made public the Phase 1 reports of their Energy Evolution process and consultation on their website. This report will be presented to the Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Protection on Monday, Nov 21, including the short-term goals and recommendations that have been made (view agenda and all documents here). On Friday, Nov 24 (1:30-3:30 PM), Sustainable Eastern Ontario host Marica Clarke, project lead on Energy Evolution, in an update on this process as it relates to the ENGO community. Click here for more information on this event.