Sunday, 10 March 2013

Two Events, related to theme "New Neighbours", recommended by the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council

Augustine's Lent theme is "Know your Neighbour, Love your Neighbour".  Today's specific theme was "New Neighbours".  After coffee-time at noon, Carlos Vialard, Manager of Settlement Services for the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, introduced Augustinians to the work of Welcome Place.  Toward the end of this interesting presentation, he shared information about two events ahead:

Bashir Lazhar

By Evelyne de la Chenelière, translated by Morwyn Brebner
March 14 – 24 2013 at the Rachel Browne Theatre

Opening Night is Thursday, March 14, 8 p.m.
RSVP by March 11 - ph. 204-989-2400 or (first come, first served)

Bashir Lazhar is the acclaimed English translation of de la Chenelière’s exquisite, humanistic and topical play about a substitute teacher helping a traumatized middle school class in the wake of his own path through violent upheaval. Dispensing with conventional teaching methods, he tries to prepare his students for an unpredictable world.

Bashir Lazhar is a story concerned with the language of loss, the process of grieving and the things that compel us forward when our world is no longer recognizable. It is a celebration of survival through love.

For more information, follow this link:

Stories From New Canadians

Sunday, March 17 - 4 p.m. at Cinematheque

These films offer unique stories and perspectives coming from different corners of the world - from Bosnia, Bhutan, Cambodia and Zimbabwe.  The stories range from the experiences of new refugees in Canada, those who have made a life here and why their experience back home had driven them away.

For more information, follow this link:
Stories from New Canadians

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