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This 2012 version of Pride Fest Windsor-Essex got underway – the 20th anniversary of the event – last week, and continued till Sunday, Aug. 12 when the parade made its way through downtown to the riverfront.
This is an important event in Windsor and both celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered community while calling for the whole community of Windsor/Essex to include itself during the four days the Pride Fest runs. With me in the studio was David Lenz, president of Pride Fest Windsor-Essex, and he is currently the Director of Development for the AIDS Committee of Windsor where he manages donor relations, campaigns and events for the organization:
On Friday evening, Aug 10 in Stratford, John Ralston Saul, perhaps Canada’s most celebrated philosopher/author will give a talk by “revisiting his best selling book “A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada” (See link to the right for more on this book). Saul’s talk was followed by a Q&A period with the audience and then he was available for book signings and some one on one conversation.
The talk was hosted by the Green Party in Perth-Wellington. On the phone from Stratford was Greg Zink, president of the Green party in that riding:
The myths about our country, from its founding to the idea of us as a peacekeeping nation, are necessary topics of discussion if we are to counter the inhuman onslaught of the global economic order which threatens to tear this country apart. I suggest that if you read Saul’s book you also read Yves Engler’s Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt:
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