Invitation to CUPE’s WriterFest!

Authors, bibliophiles, reference users, and library lovers:

Please join moderator Daniel Gawthrop along with panelists Caroline Adderson, Carellin Brooks, David Chariandy, Larissa Lai, Stan Persky and Bill Tieleman for a discussion on the importance of locally-purchased materials and collection development in your public library.  This will be a lively evening with such well-known and prize-winning local authors supporting our public libraries.

WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:30-9:30 pm
WHERE: Alice MacKay Room, Central Library (350 West Georgia)

* RSVP via email is required *

Please RSVP to Mike DePaoli (


The COPE-Education Committee
cordially invites you to an interactive evening with Paul Shaker.

When: Wednesday, October
28, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St in Vanier Park). Parking is available and the
museum is close to the #2, #22 bus lines or the False Creek ferry.
What: Host of "Your Education Matters" and
former SFU Dean of Education, Paul Shaker, will be speaking on "The Future of Public Education – Dangers and
. Please bring your questions and ideas! COPE Trustees Jane
Bouey, Allan Wong and Al Blakey will be participating in the discussion.

Light food and refreshments will be served. Cash bar.
Cost: $40. For tickets, please call
604-255-0400 or email .

*Some subsidized tickets are available. We are also looking for ticket sponsors. Please contact for more information.

We hope you can join us for this
lively event to support your COPE trustees and public education!

Your Education Matters can be accessed as
video at; also see

**Please note: There was an error in a previous invitation. The correct location is the Museum of Vancouver. 


Memorial for Esther Radosevic, longtime COPE Member

A Celebration of Life for Esther Radosevic (July 15, 1905 – October 4, 2009)

Wednesday October 21st –1:30 PM,

Ukrainian Cultural Centre,805 East Pender Street,East Vancouver, BC
Refreshments will follow a brief ceremony
Everybody welcome
For any further information please don’t hesitate to reach us at:
John Radosevic
(604) 879 6360
(604) 377 01 50


MADE in L.A.

Film screening and panel discussion with filmmaker, Almudena Carracedo,
featured garment worker, Guadalup "Lupe" Hernandez, and featured
campaign organizer, Joann Lo

October 29th (Thu) 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Michael M. Ames Theatre Gallery
Museum of Anthropology
at the University of British Columbia
6393 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2

October 30th (Fri) 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Labatt Theatre
Simon Fraser University
at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

About the film:
Maria, Lupe and Maura are three Latina immigrants struggling to survive
in Los Angeles sweatshops. But one day, determined to win basic labor
protections, they embark on a three-year odyssey that will transform
their lives forever. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A.
is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it
takes to find your voice. Film is 70 minutes long with English and
Spanish subtitles. For more information about the film and to view the
trailer, visit

Co-sponsored by:
UBC Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, UBC Centre for Cross Faculty
Inquiry in Education (CCFI), UBC Department of Anthropology, UBC
Department of Geography, UBC Law and Society Program, UBC School and
Regional Planning Program (SCARP), SFU Latin American Studies Program,
SFU Department of Geography, SFU Women’s Studies Department, St. John’s
College, Vancouver District Labour Council, Hospital Employees’ Union
(HEU), Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Pacific Northwest Labour
History Association, Justicia for Migrant Workers, No One is
Illegal-Vancouver, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA),
Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE).

For more information about the events, contact


Saturday, November 14 – "A Woman Among War Lords:  The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Speak Out"

Time:  7 p.m.

Location:  St. Andrew’s Wesley Church ( 1022 Nelson at Burrard )

Come hear Afghan M.P., Malalai Joya, present her new book – co-written by local author and activist, Derrick O’Keefe. Hers is an inspiring story of courage and struggle against oppressive regimes, clearly describing the atrocious conditions faced by women in Afghanistan  – a situation that has not been improved by Canada’s intervention.  Don’t miss the chance to hear her in person.

Suggested admission $10 – No one turned away.

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Oct 18 Event Notice

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