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THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

 

1. BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY ARTISTICA SUMMER CAMPS (Fredericton,

July 12-30, 2021)

2. CITY OF FREDERICTON SUMMER ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE GARY CROSBY

AND SOMAYEH (SOMI) SOLTANIZADEH (Fredericton, July 12-23, 2021)

3. FREDERICTON ARTS ALLIANCE SUMMER ARTIST RESIDENCY WITH

KATRINA SLADE (Fredericton, now till July 17, 2021)

4. ART IN A BAG (Fredericton, Summer 2021)

5. STANTON FRIEDMAN IS OUT OF THIS WORLD (Fredericton,

now till July 31, 2021)

6. CALITHUMPIANS' 40TH FREDERICTON OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATRE

SEASON: FROST FORWARD FOR FORTY (Fredericton,

now till Labour Day, 2021)

7. IMAGINE NEW BRUNSWICK WEBINAR: CREATING A PATH TO

INTERCULTURAL LEADERSHIP FOR YOUTH IN NEW BRUNSWICK

(Zoom, July 14, 2021)

8. STEPPING STONE SENIOR CENTRE NOTICES (Fredericton,

July 15-16, 2021)

9. STANTON FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL SPEAKER SERIES (Zoom,

July 15, 22, 29, and August 5, 2021)

10. WALKING TOURS OF FREDERICTON’S GEO-HISTORY (Fredericton,

July 16, 24, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 2021)

11. NOONHOUR CONCERTS, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (Fredericton,

July 16, 23, 30, August 6. 13. 20, 27, 2021)

12. SHIVERING SONGS ANNOUNCES SWELTERING SONGS (Fredericton, July 16-18, 2021)

13. BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY PRESENTS SCULPTURE SONGS

(Fredericton, Summer 2021)

14. FREDERICTON GIRLS + ROCK CAMP (Fredericton, July 26-30, 2021)

15. MUSEUM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (Fredericton, July 30-August 21, 2021)

16. ZOOMERS ON THE GO (Various locations and online, August 1, 10, 12, and 15, 2021)

17. BLACK HERITAGE EXHIBIT (Fredericton, August 3-28, 2021)

18. ARTISTS WANTED FOR THE FREDERICTON PLAYHOUSE INTERMISSION PROGRAM (Fredericton, application deadline August 31, 2021)

19. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL (Fredericton, October 29, 2021)

20. CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMER READING AND LISTENING LIST

21. SOCIALLY JUST LEARNING: A COMPILATION OF MINI-CASE STUDIES (Online resource)

22. LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS: BEING YOUR OWN SELF-ADVOCATE

23. SCAM AND FRAUD ALERT!

 

1. BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY ARTISTICA SUMMER CAMPS (Fredericton, July 12-30, 2021)

 Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 703 Queen Street

 Looking for an art experience for your children this summer? The Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s summer camps will be held in the new education centre at the Gallery following all COVID safety guidelines.

  Chipmunks: Ages 5-8 (Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16)

The world is your playground! Make a mini circus, build a maze, play with printmaking, and create a puppet.

  Inventors: Ages 9-12 (Monday, July 19 to Friday, July 23)

Experiment with materials and make lucky mistakes! Discover the mysteries of creative invention: create cartoons, stop-motion animation, kinetic sculpture, and tie-dye.

  Adventurers: Ages 5-12 (Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30)

Explore inner worlds! Make pastel portraits from photos, design your own super hero capes and masks, and build a shadow box of collaged and drawn worlds.

 For more information: http://beaverbrookartgallery.org/en/learn/artistica-summer-camps or email education@beaverbrookartgallery.org.

 

2. CITY OF FREDERICTON SUMMER ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE GARY CROSBY

AND SOMAYEH (SOMI) SOLTANIZADEH (Fredericton, July 12-23, 2021)

 Killarney Lake Park, 1605 St. Marys Street

Fredericton Botanic Garden, 695 Prospect Street

 From July 12-23, wood carver Gary Crosby will study the link between humans and our ecosystems through cedar post carvings at Killarney Lake Park.

Somayeh Soltanizadeh will be inspired by the flora to make creative designs for handbags at the Fredericton Botanic Garden.

 Visitors can see artists in person while abiding by public health guidelines.

 Gary Crosby began exploring woodworking when he was deployed with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to West Germany in 1984. He studied the craft with local carvers and would continue to do so around the world for over 30 years afterwards. Since departing from the CAF, Gary designs and wood-carves full time. Areas he explores in his art include climate change, wildlife, ecological diversity, architectural carvings, garden and functional art, as well as epoxy and carving art. During the residency, Gary will explore the connection between humans and our ecosystems with white cedar post carvings, and he will host live-streams online.

 Somayeh (Somi) Soltanizadeh is a textile artist originally from Isfahan, Iran, who works with knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beadwork, and fashion design. Since coming to Canada, Somayeh has further developed her craft in fashion creation that she traditionally learned from her mother. She creates handbags using unique fabrics and patterns. During the residency, Somayeh will explore her craft through the unique materials, aesthetics, forms, colors, and motifs in the gardens. Weekly demonstrations will take place online along with daily updates.

 For more information, visit the website: https://www.fredericton.ca/en/community/art-culture/summer-artist-in-residence-program-2021 .

 If you have questions, please email culture@fredericton.ca.

 

3. FREDERICTON ARTS ALLIANCE SUMMER ARTIST RESIDENCY WITH

KATRINA SLADE (Fredericton, now till July 17, 2021)

 Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street

Now till Saturday, July 17

 Katrina Slade is creating an immersive and interactive art installation, a hanging tent-like structure to be set up inside Connexion-ARC at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. It’s a seven-month project scheduled for completion in October and will be the focus of her summer residency through the Fredericton Arts Alliance. Guests will be able to enter the tent, which is illuminated from within, and see their reflections in mirrors on the walls. The tent itself will be constructed from ten-foot chains, intertwined with LED lights and hung with “weathergrams.”, which are small slips of paper with short poems or notes written on them.

 The weathergrams will feature messages of hope and kindness, “offering goodwill to visitors,” Slade explains. Participants in the exhibition will be invited to write and hang their own weathergrams, adding an interactive element and keeping the installation fresh. Slade’s piece draws on the theme of the 2021 Fredericton Arts Alliance residencies: Looking Inward; Looking Outward. Details on visiting Slade’s installation will be released in August when her pop-up event begins. She intends to open the exhibition for several days, following COVID-19 safety protocols.

 Slade is a third-generation interdisciplinary visual artist with a mission to promote kindness and activate compassion. She earned a BFA and MA in her home state of Oregon before living internationally in Japan, South Korea, and Germany for a decade. In 2018, she immigrated to Canada and now lives in Fredericton.She will document her work on this piece during her week-long residency with the FAA. Using photos, time lapses, and vlog-style videos, she will share her progress on a daily basis.

 The Fredericton Arts Alliance social media links are: www.frederictonartsalliance.ca, https://www.facebook.com/fredericton.arts.alliance, https://www.instagram.com/fredartsalliance/, and https://twitter.com/frederictonarts. The Fredericton Arts Alliance gratefully acknowledges support from the City of Fredericton and Downtown Fredericton for this project. For more information, please contact Katie FitzRandolph at kfitzr@icloud.ca, or Shannon Harvey at shannon@frederictonartsalliance.ca.

 

4. ART IN A BAG (Fredericton, Summer 2021) Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 703 Queen Street

 The Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be releasing summer art kits: Art in a BAG. Get creative on road trips, camping and backyard fun with three art activities that are perfect for summer! Your tote bag includes illustrated instruction booklets and materials for a magnetic storyboard, a lantern, and a diorama, all based on different artists. Easy, portable, and engaging art making!

 For more information please visit: http://beaverbrookartgallery.org/en/learn/art-in-a-bag.

 

5. STANTON FRIEDMAN IS OUT OF THIS WORLD (Fredericton, now till July 31, 2021)

 Fredericton Region Museum, 571 Queen Street

 Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Due to COVID restrictions, visitors are welcome by appointment ONLY.

To book, please email frmoperations@gmail.com or phone 506-455-6041.

Check out the website at www.FrederictonRegionMuseum.com

 

6. CALITHUMPIANS' 40TH FREDERICTON OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATRE

SEASON: FROST FORWARD FOR FORTY (Fredericton, now till Labour Day, 2021)

Outdoor Theatre

Cathedral Green, 150 Church Street Monday to Saturday, 12:15 pm

NB Sports Hall of Fame, 503 Queen Street Monday to Saturday, 1:30 pm

 Free guided walking tours of the city Daily at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm

 Farmers’ market-themed tour

Boyce Farmers’ Market, 665 George Street Saturdays, 11:30 am

 Haunted Hikes

Starting from the Amphitheatre of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 703 Queen Street - Next to the statues

Tuesday to Saturday, now till Saturday, September 4 Starting at 9:00 pm - Recommended arrival time 8:45 pm

$15 for Adults $10 for kids

Average Length of Hike: 1.5 hours

Group and family rates available.

Tickets available at the door. Reservations encouraged. For Reservations call 506-457-1975 or email calithumpians@gmail.com

 

The Calithumpians also run Drama Day Camps for youth ages 6 to 14. For more information, see: https://www.calithumpians.com/drama-camps

 The Calithumpians are a theatre troupe based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick that has been entertaining audiences for over forty years! Headquartered at 168 Church St., the troupe is named after an ancient tradition wherein young people, dressed in costume and disguise, paraded through the streets celebrating and making joyous noise.

 

From our humble beginnings performing educational shows in schools, the Calithumpians have expanded their repertoire to include family-friendly outdoor theatre, guided walking and motorcoach tours, historical interpretation, drama camps, training and consultation, school visits and workshops, dinner theatre, our signature Haunted Hike, and a variety of shows for audiences in and around Fredericton, and across New Brunswick and Canada.

 

Calithumpians’ shows and services emphasize local history and pride, folklore and legend, environmentalism, health and wellness, and current social issues, all with a hint of humor and fun!

 For more information, visit calithumpians.com P: 506-457-1975 E: calithumpians@gmail.com

 

7. IMAGINE NEW BRUNSWICK WEBINAR: CREATING A PATH TO INTERCULTURAL LEADERSHIP FOR YOUTH IN NEW BRUNSWICK

(Zoom, July 14, 2021)

Wednesday July 14, 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

 Imagine NB Webinar: Creating a path to intercultural leadership for youth in New Brunswick (https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1DIc3Oa2Q76x4o46sm5K8Q).

 Imagine NB is a provincial program led by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council that provides opportunities for culturally diverse youth to play current and future leadership roles inside and outside school environments.

 They are recruiting for the next Imagine NB cohort starting on August 2021. Applications and nominations are now open.

Delegate Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq90QQsGXboz4mpgztCRPe4lC5seG1GvLJsICKlNQiJMUC5A/viewform

 The Webinar is an excellent chance to learn more about the Imagine NB program and to ask any questions you might have.

 Arianne Melara Orellana (she/her/elle)

Manager: Youth Initiatives, Policy Lead and Stakeholder Engagement | Gestionnaire : Initiatives jeunesse, élaboration de politiques et engagement des parties prenantes.

New Brunswick Multicultural Council | Conseil multiculturel du Nouveau-Brunswick

506.453.1091 Ext. 224 www.nbmc-cmnb.ca

 

8. STEPPING STONE SENIOR CENTRE NOTICES (Fredericton, July 15-16, 2021)

 Stepping Stone Senior Centre, 15 Saunders Street  506-450-7849 steppingstoneseniorcentre@rogers.com

 Afternoon in the Lounge – Thursday, July 15 & Friday, July 16, 1:30 pm

Beat the heat and get a group of your friends out. Bring your own beverage. Masks required during the YELLOW phase. Limited to 7 people, so please pre-register at 506-450-7849.

 Bridge – Friday, July 16, 1:00 pm

The bridge group meets each Friday afternoon. Limited to 20 people, so please pre-register at 506-450-7849.

 Cards & Games — Friday, July 16, 1:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a game with friends. The centre has cards and a supply of board games. Limited to 12 people, so please pre-register at 506-450-7849.

 Email registration Instructions

Please send an email to: registersssc@rogers.com. In the subject line, put the activity name and its date. In the body of the email, include your name and phone number. If you wish to also register a friend, send their name, and phone number in a separate email. (Each email represents 1 attendee)

 50/50 News at Stepping Stone - Every Friday

The week’s winner received $76. The next draw jackpot is an estimated $110.

Follow the link below and begin by clicking on the sign-up button: https://steppingstone.thelottofactory.com/

 

Program Committee

The Program Committee works to arrange the regular activities for the Centre. They try to match requests and interests for speakers and instructors with audiences. These include:

• Instructional classes, as yearly series, short sets, or single classes.

• Presentations such as forums or regular discussion groups.

• Movies, social activities, and games.

 At present, there are just three members, after a difficult year of attracting both session leaders and participants back to the Centre, while following the COVID Operating Plan. They look forward to returning the Centre to the activity hub it has been in the past. They are looking for new members. If you feel that you could help, please contact the Centre at 506-450-7849 or steppingstoneseniorcentre@rogers.com

 

(Zoom, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5, 2021) Fredericton Region Museum

 Zoom

 Thursday, July 15, 2021: Kathleen Marden, niece of Betty & Barney Hill, researcher and co-author with Stanton Friedman of numerous books on UFOs

Thursday, July 22, 2021: Chris Styles, author Impact to Contact: The Shag Harbour Incident

Thursday, July 29, 2021: Jennifer Stein, documentary film producer “Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton” with special guests TBC

Thursday, August 5, 2021: Chris Rutkowski, Author Abductions and Aliens and The Canadian UFO Report

 Please email frmoperations@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

 

10. WALKING TOURS OF FREDERICTON’S GEO-HISTORY (Fredericton,

July 16, 24, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 2021)

 Tours start at the Fredericton Region Museum, 571 Queen Street, and end at the Old Burying Ground

 Friday July 16,10:30 am -12:00 noon

Saturday, July 24, 10:30 am -12:00 noon

Friday, July 30, 10:30 am -12:00 noon

Friday, August 6, 10:30 am -12:00 noon

Friday, August 13, 10:30 am -12:00 noon

Friday, August 20, 10:30 am -12:00 noon

 Learn about the fascinating history of the rocks and stones in the buildings and gravestones of Fredericton. Tours last 90 minutes, and are led by

Ann C. Timmermans, PhD Senior Instructor/Curator at Quartermain Earth Sciences Centre, UNB

 COVID Restrictions Apply

Space is limited, so book your spot now!

 

11. NOONHOUR CONCERTS, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (Fredericton,

July 16, 23, 30, August 6. 13. 20, 27, 2021) Christ Church Cathedral, 150 Church Street

Fridays, 12:10 pm -12:50 pm

Freewill offering

 Music at the Cathedral is back! The Summer Recital Series returns with nine noon-time concerts, held each Friday from July 16 to August 27. Come inside historic Christ Church Cathedral as it presents a series of concerts featuring cello, viola, bassoon, organ, guitar and vocalists.

 Friday, July 16: Steven Peacock, guitar and Emily Kennedy, cello

Friday, July 23: Yvonne Kershaw, bassoon

Friday, July 30: Olivia Lapointe, soprano and Luke Noftall, baritone

Friday, August 6: Samantha Fullerton, soprano

Friday, August 13: The New Brunswick Summer Music Festival Special

Friday, August 20: Natalia Lubimova, viola/violin

Friday, August 27: Sally Dibblee, soprano and J. Thomas D. Gonder, organ/piano

 Due to pandemic safety protocols, seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now to secure your space. Tickets are free, but contributions to the Organ Renovation Fund will be gratefully accepted. Learn more and reserve tickets at https://cccath.ca/2021/06/23/2021-summer-recital-series/.

 For more information and to register to attend, please visit: christchurchcathedral.com

 Donations to the Cathedral Organ Renovation Fund will be graciously accepted.

 

12. SHIVERING SONGS ANNOUNCES SWELTERING SONGS (Fredericton,

July 16-18, 2021) Various venues and times

Friday, July 16- Sunday, July 18

 Shivering Songs has announced plans for a summer 2021 edition in Downtown Fredericton. Dubbed Sweltering Songs, the outdoor event will feature performances from Jenn Grant, AQUASOCKS, Old Man Luedecke, Adam Baldwin, P’tit Belliveau, Chloé Breault, Alan Jeffries, Andrew Sisk, Pallmer, and more.

 Sweltering Songs events will feature a pod-based ticketing model. Tickets will be on sale at www.shiveringsongs.com. All events will comply with the province of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 safety protocols.

 

13. BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY PRESENTS SCULPTURE SONGS

(Fredericton, Summer 2021)  Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 703 Queen Street

All summer long

 Maybe you’ve seen Fredericton’s fabulous public art, but have you heard it? Sculpture Songs creates an enhanced experience of public sculpture and promotes original music by students at Leo Hayes High School and Fredericton High School. Students researched a selection of sculptures and learned techniques for creating ekphrastic compositions. Eke means to seek out, and Phrasis means to phrase. This is what composers do when they create ekphrastic music about visual art!

 How do you translate visual art into sound? Check out the interviews with the young composers on https://www.sculpturesongs.com.

 The Gallery is so proud of to share these songs all summer long. Use your phone to scan the QR code on location or on the map, or listen to the music anytime by visiting the website or

visiting sculpturesongsfredericton.bandcamp.com/.

 Maps are available at City Hall and online at: https://www.sculpturesongs.com

 

14. FREDERICTON GIRLS + ROCK CAMP (Fredericton, July 26-30, 2021)

 Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street

Monday, July 26-Friday, July 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Showcase, Friday, July 30 at 5:30 pm

Charlotte Street Arts Centre is pleased to announce the return of Girls+ Rock Camp! This five day camp is for girls, trans and gender non-conforming people from ages 11 to 18, aims to give girls the opportunity to learn a new instrument (or new techniques on an old one) and express themselves in creative and artistic ways.

 2021 Camp Dates are Monday, July 26-Friday, July 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the showcase will be during the evening of July 30 at 5:30 pm in the Jim Myles Auditorium.

 There will be just 15 spots available on a first-come, first-registered basis. The organizers strongly recommend that you submit your registration as soon as possible.

 To use the online registration form, please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYRRIBvXeTBW5odO88gm5N97WAPfuOvamc7tBrN93VPD18Cg/viewform

 

15. MUSEUM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (Fredericton, July 30-August 21, 2021)

 Fredericton Region Museum, 571 Queen Street

Friday, July 30 - Saturday, August 21

The Artist in Residence at Fthe redericton Region Museum begins Friday, July 30 and runs through Saturday, August 21. The artist is “in residence” 6 hours per week.

If you would like to meet the artist, please contact the museum at 506-455-6041 or by email at frmoperations@gmail.com to confirm availability.

 

16. ZOOMERS ON THE GO (Various locations and online,

August 1, 10, 12, and 15, 2021)

 Zoom in the sun or on the screen!

 Interested in trying a free exercise program —in person or online -- led by someone your age?

 Only requirement: To participate, you need to be 50 years of age or older.

 In person: Register or drop in for one hour of free exercise

Online: Registration is required

 For more information or to register, contact cellab@unb.ca or call 506-458-7034

 Fredericton: August 1, 9:00 am Queen Square Tennis Courts, 780 Aberdeen Street

 Chipman, August 10, 9:00 am Hamilton Baird Park, 4 Northrup Drive

 Doaktown, August 12, 9:00 am Tennis Courts, 22 Prospect Street

 Oromocto, August 15, 9:00 am Tennis Courts, 115 Winnebago Street

 Register for online classes throughout the two weeks — that avoids missing out because of weather cancellations

 

17. BLACK HERITAGE EXHIBIT (Fredericton, August 3-28, 2021)

 Fredericton Region Museum, 571 Queen Street

Tuesday, August 3 to Saturday, August 28  Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 Due to COVID restrictions, visitors are welcome by appointment ONLY.

Please contact the museum at 506-455-6041 or by email at frmoperations@gmail.com

 

18. ARTISTS WANTED FOR THE FREDERICTON PLAYHOUSE INTERMISSION PROGRAM (Fredericton, application deadline August 31, 2021)

 Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen Sttreet

Application deadline Tuesday, August 31

 The Fredericton Playhouse has extended its InterMISSION artist residency series into the coming season. Applications are now being accepted for available residency time during the summer of 2022 and winter of 2023.

 The artist residency program, established during the pandemic, will continue to expand the capacity and activities in the theatre during otherwise quiet periods in the annual rental and programming cycle. Designed for local artists to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in their craft, the residency program offers artists mentorship, space and support.

 During the inaugural season, the Playhouse welcomed 71 local artists for 11 multi-disciplinary residencies while the stage was not being used for regular programming. This time was used for artistic activities including script development, preparing for concerts, movement exploration, filming music videos, and more.

 For full eligibility and application details, please visit https://bit.ly/3jPYdhs, or contact Lesandra Dodson, Director of Programming, at lesandra@theplayhouse.ca. Playhouse technical staff, specializing in theatrical lighting, sound, and multi-media arts, are available to the artists to work on individually designed proposals of development and exploration. The Playhouse staff is also available to assist with designing proposals, grant writing, production tutorials or other educational components involved in an artist’s creative project.

 Application deadline: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

 

19. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL (Fredericton, October 29, 2021)

 Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen Street

Friday, October 29, 7:30 pm

One ticket price: $45

 The smash hit, Menopause The Musical, returns to Fredericton. Come see what millions of women have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years!

Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common, come to realize they have more to share, than ever imagined. The Canadian All -Star Cast makes fun of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more!

 Please be advised this performance contains mature themes or subject matter and is intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18+

 

20. CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMER READING AND LISTENING LIST

Ecological Justice Group, United Church of Canada

 The Ecological Justice group of the United Church of Canada has put together a list of books they’ve read and recommend. Even as we speak, climate disaster is wreaking havoc in the west. They hope that one or the other book will find its way into your hammock or lawn chair to ready you for action in the fall.

 Imagine: A Handbook for a Happier Planet by Heather Reisman and Laurie David (2021). Suggestions for a personal practical approach to climate change, available from Indigo.

 On Time and Water by Andri Snaer Magnason (written 2019, translated 2021). An excellent philosophical and lyrical read by an Icelandic author who takes a world-wide approach to climate change and the value of nature.

 CBC Radio IDEAS interview podcast available from June 10, 2021.

 Value(s): Building a Better World for All by Mark Carney (2021). Carney envisions social justice and a sustainable future based on Canadian values.

 CBC Radio IDEAS interview podcast February 22, 23 & 24, 2021.

 A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time , by Joanna Macy, edited by Stephanie Kaza (2021). A rich chorus of wisdom and compassion to support the work of our time.

 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (2015.) An uplifting book which shows the possibilities for lifegiving co-operation between humans and plants- from an indiginous perspective.

 The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming by David Wallace-Wells (2020). A New York Times best seller, well-written book about the devastating global warming possibilities.

 The Democracy of Suffering: Life on the Edge of Catastrophe, Philosophy in the Anthropocene by Todd Dufresne (2019). CBC Radio IDEAS interview and discussion podcast June 16,17 & 18, 2021.

 

21. SOCIALLY JUST LEARNING: A COMPILATION OF MINI-CASE STUDIES (Online resource)

 Healey Higher Education Consultants have compiled mini-case studies of socially-just learning and teaching practices at module, programme, and institutional levels, particularly those that involve student-staff partnerships from anywhere in the world.

 They have so far compiled over 40 mini-case studies following this invitation and drawing on abstracts of articles on this subject, grouped them under the following headings:

 1. Developing equitable, diverse, and inclusive practices

2. Anti-racist practices

3. Decolonising and indigenising the curriculum

4. Inclusive curriculum

5. Wellbeing

6. Supporting disabled students

 The mini case studies are available, along with a separate collection of key references, resources, websites, and conceptual frameworks, on the website at: https://mickhealey.co.uk/resources.

 They intend to regularly update these collections and they invite you to send us further mini case studies, references and resources to Dr Ruth Healey at r.healey@chester.ac.uk

 Please pass on this invitation to others that you think may have interesting socially-just pedagogic practices and resources to share.

 Ruth Healey and Mick Healey, Healey HE Consultants

r.healey@chester.ac.uk; mhealey@glos.ac.uk; www.mickhealey.co.uk>

 Ruth Healey Associate Professor BSc, MA, MA, PhD, FRGS, NTF, SFHEA Inaugural ISSOTL Fellow

Geography and International Development

University of Chester Parkgate Road Chester CH1 4BJ

 Tel: 01244 513176 (Ext: 3176) Email: r.healey@chester.ac.uk

 

22. LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS: BEING YOUR OWN SELF-ADVOCATE

Arthritis Consumer Experts

 People living with arthritis often must be their own best advocate. No one knows arthritis better than those who live with it every day.

 In this episode of Arthritis at Home, Cheryl Koehn and Kelly Lendvoy discuss Arthritis Consumer Experts’ recently launched national survey on arthritis self-advocacy. Learn how your participation in this community-led research will help ACE better understand what effects self-advocacy has on a person’s quality of life at home, at work and on the healthcare they receive from their healthcare team. Survey findings will help ACE develop information tools and education programming to best support people in their journey with arthritis and role as self-advocate.

 To watch this episode: https://arthritisathome.jointhealth.org/?p=2577

 The ACE National Survey on Arthritis Self-Advocacy is open to people living with any form of arthritis and will take approximately 12 minutes to complete. Your answers will be anonymous, and responses will be pooled for analysis. Your identity will not be known and the survey results will remain in a secure database. The survey deadline is July 24, 2021.

 Check out these helpful resources to learn more:

 • To take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACENationalSurveyArthritisSelfAdvocacy

• To learn more about self-advocacy, visit ACE’s Advocacy page: https://advocacy.jointhealth.org/self-advocacy/

 

23. SCAM AND FRAUD ALERT!

 If you receive a generic-sounding email that opens with, “Hi, I hope this email finds you well” or “I am out of town, I need money,” please be aware that these types of email could be a scam. Other clues are misspellings or bad grammar in what are supposed to be “business” letters. Please be very cautious if you come across something like this. DO NOT OPEN! DELETE any such messages. if you respond to such a message, your email account could be hacked and a similar email could be sent to all the people that you have in your address book.

 

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