Our First season; 2014-2015. These events were offered live to the community of Hamilton, Ontario. Efforts will be made to make material from these and similar events available to a wider audience through the DPI website.
1. Income and Wealth Inequality: Global and Local
Is extreme inequality compatible with democracy? Is inequality the product of technology or ideology? What are the dimensions of inequality in our city of Hamilton?
Speakers: Atif Kubursi, Pavlos Kanaroglou, Patrick DeLuca
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Hamilton Spectator Auditorium, 44 Frid St., Hamilton
2. Working Toward a More Fair, Just and Effective System of Criminal Justice in Canada
Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, takes a hard look at our system of criminal justice and finds it lacking in transparency, accountability, fairness, equality, respect for human rights and programs for rehabilitation. Three panelists speak to these issues from a depth of experience. Sarah Dover is a Brantford lawyer who has for many years devoted her practice to the defense of aboriginals. Charles Smith is author of Conflict, Crisis, and Accountability: Racial Profiling and Law Enforcement in Canada as well as a new book, The Dirty War. Michael Keast is Director of Research, Policy and Program Development, John Howard Society of Ontario.
Speaker: Howard Sapers
Panelists: Sarah Dover, Charles Smith, Michelle Keast
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, 1:30-4 p.m., Hamilton Spectator auditorium, 44 Frid St., Hamilton
A summary of the forum is available here:
3. Vote Suppression in Canada: The Crime and the Cover-up
Speaker: Dr. Michael Keefer
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m., McMaster University, Health Sciences Centre, 1A4
Co-sponsor: Council of Canadians, Hamilton Chapter
4. Tar Sands: Who Wins? Who Loses?
Speaker: Dr. Jim Quinn
Panelists: Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill, Adam Scott
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton
Co-sponsors: Friends of Red Hill Valley, Environment Hamilton, Hamilton 350
A copy of Dr. Quinn’s slides is available here:
5. Propaganda in the Age of Media Decline
Speaker: Linden MacIntyre
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m., McMaster University, Togo Salmon Hall B128
Co-sponsor: Department of Communications Studies & Multimedia, McMaster University
A page from the Hamilton Spectator containing a report of Linden MacIntyre’s presentation is available here:
6. Economics and the Environment: A Public Lecture on Ecological Macroeconomics
Speaker: Dr. Peter Victor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University and former Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:30 p.m., McMaster University, Burke Sciences Bldg, Rm 108
7. Wings of a Bird: Reflections on the Mahila Shanti Sena, the advancement of women, and a culture of peace
Speaker: Dr. Anne Pearson Chairperson -Gandhi Peace Festival
Followed by Cultural Programs, MSS Exhibit, and Refreshment. Admission is free; All are welcome.
Saturday, June 20, 2015: 7:00-9:30 pm
First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton