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Support for Kader, Algerian refugee

Monday, October 6, 7 p.m.

Carrefour for popular education of Pointe-Saint-Charles, 2356 Centre (metro Charlevoix)

Learn about Canada’s migration policy at a discussion about an Algerian refugee who has been living in sanctuary in Montreal’s St. Gabriel church for 1,000 days. Abdelkader Belaouni (Kader) has been living in the church to avoid deportation since January 1, 2006.

Global Health Fair

Wednesday, October 8, 12-2 p.m.

Shatner Ballroom, 3rd floor of Shatner, 3480 McTavish

Get familiar with McGill international health initiatives including projects currently underway and available internships. Participating groups include McGill Global AIDS Collective, McGill Nurses for Global Health, and Health on Earth Radio.

Celebrate the student political movement

Wednesday, October 8, 5 p.m.

Cégep Lionel-Groulx de Ste-Thérèse, 100 Duquet Sainte-Thérèse. (450) 430-3120

Learn more about resistance to education reform at a Revolutionary Student Assembly where the student strike movement got started 40 years ago. Through panel discussion and cultural activities, the assembly hopes to remember the spirit of the Quebec student movement.

Is multiculturism outdated?

Thursday, October 9, 7 p.m.

Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater

Negotiate the politics of culture at a free public lecture on inter culturism by McGill graduate Dr. Vithal Rajan. The author of ten books, Rajan mediated conflict in North Ireland on behalf of the church, and founded a Deccan Development Project in India.

Queer Ethnocultural “Doc” Night

Thursday, October 9, 5 p.m. Thomson House Restaurant, 3640 McTavish

Watch back-to-back documentaries and get your questions answered by filmmakers after the credits roll. First, a ten-minute documentary called Invisible Son about a Korean-Canadian gay man sending a brutally honest letter to his parents about his sexuality will be shown. Then, D’ici et d’ailleurs, a feature-length piece about lesbian, bisexual, and two-spirited women living in Montreal, will screen. The screening is organized by the Post Graduate Students’ Society as part of Gay! October, a month-long series of events on LGBT issues.


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