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Lecture/Seminar Award-Winning Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy: "Israeli Elections - What next for Israel-Palestine?" 2015-03-28 19:00:00
Description

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is delighted to be bringing award-winning Israeli journalist and author Gideon Levy to the University of Victoria.  Mr. Levy's lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Writing, University of Victoria.

The title of Mr. Levy's lecture is “Israeli Elections: What next for Israel-Palestine”. Mr. Levy's talk will take place literally days after the March 17th elections in Israel, and he will critique the election results and give his take on how the outcome will influence the Israel-Palestine conflict.  As a journalist with the daily Ha'aretz since 1982, Levy will also discuss his experiences of government pressure on Israeli media, including his detention by Israeli security forces in December of last year; his perspective on how mainstream Israeli media deal with the nuances of internationally controversial Israeli policy; and his perspective on the role and responsibility of Israeli media to help inform the Israeli public.

Levy is the recipient of the Peace Through Media Award in 2012, the Anna Lindh Foundation Euro-Med Journalist Prize in 2008 for an article about Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces, the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001, the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997, and the Emil Grunzweig Human Rights Award in 1996 by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.  

Levy is a key voice of dissent in Israel. Nonetheless, he argues his positions as an Israeli patriot, and is sometimes referred to as the “conscience of Israel".  Levy is a strong critic of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and a strong supporter of the boycott of Israel. He openly questions the viability of the “two-state solution".  The British newspaper, The Independent, called Levy "the most hated man in Israel" because for 30 years, he has reported on Israel's human rights abuses in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza.   He has been described as "a powerful liberal voice" by The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and praised by Johann Hari of The Independent as "the heroic Israeli journalist".  Literary critic Nicholas Lezard described him as "an Israeli dedicated to saving his country's honour", and he has also been profiled in Le Monde and Der Spiegel.

Mr. Levy is also the author of two books available in Canada: Twilight Zone – Life and Death under the Israeli Occupation, 1988–2003 (2004) and The Punishment of Gaza (2010).

 

Related Website http://www.cjpme.org/EventPage.aspx
Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
David Lam Auditorium, Room A144, MacLaurin Building
Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

Ticket Prices:

Advance:
Student $10
Regular $15
At the door:
Student $12
Regular $20
Advance Tickets available as follows:
- Online (no service fee): http://cjpme.nationbuilder.com/levy_vic_2015
- Munro's Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria
- Call CJPME National Office in Montreal at 438-380-5410

Parking details:
Closest parking lots are "E" and "6", 2.50$ flat rate, dispensers in both lots

Sponsor Frances Everett
778-679-2943
frances.everett@cjpme.org
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Music University of Victoria Chorus & Orchestra: Dear Strangers 2015-03-28 20:00:00
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Saturday, March 28, 8:00 p.m. University of Victoria Chorus & Orchestra: Dear Strangers University Centre Farquhar Auditorium Ajtony Csaba, Conductor Adam Con, Chorus Director George Gershwin An American in Paris Joseph Haydn Mass in D Major Hob. II:11 (Nelson-Mass)

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Location UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Farquhar Auditorium
Times 20:00:00 to 22:00:00
Pricing

Regular: $15 / Seniors & alumni: $10 / Students with valid ID: $5

Sponsor UVic Ticket Centre
250-721-8480
ticket@uvic.ca
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Film INTO THE WOODS 2015-03-28 13:00:00
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INTO THE WOODS

Director: Rob Marshall   USA, 2014, 125 min; rated PG – violence 

A splendid Disney screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical. This witty and touching mash-up of several Grimm fairy tales reimagines Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), Jack (of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Daniel Huttlestone) and other fairy tale figures as complex, self-aware human beings in transition. Mr. Lapine’s screenplay follows them to “happily ever after,” then leaps ahead into territory that turns out to be the scary real world. Here, children weaned on fairy tales must finally abandon magical thinking. --The New York Times

“A WHIRL OF PURE PLEASURE THAT JUST KEEPS WHILRLING!” –The Telegraph

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
production
Times 13:00:00 to 15:05:00
Pricing

MATINEES all seats: $4.75


 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Film INTO THE WOODS 2015-03-28 15:25:00
Description

INTO THE WOODS

Director: Rob Marshall   USA, 2014, 125 min; rated PG – violence 

A splendid Disney screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical. This witty and touching mash-up of several Grimm fairy tales reimagines Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), Jack (of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Daniel Huttlestone) and other fairy tale figures as complex, self-aware human beings in transition. Mr. Lapine’s screenplay follows them to “happily ever after,” then leaps ahead into territory that turns out to be the scary real world. Here, children weaned on fairy tales must finally abandon magical thinking. --The New York Times

“A WHIRL OF PURE PLEASURE THAT JUST KEEPS WHILRLING!” –The Telegraph

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
production
Times 15:25:00 to 17:30:00
19:00:00 to 21:05:00
21:25:00 to 23:30:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $4.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Exhibit IN SESSION - ONE 2015-03-28 10:00:00
Description

January 17 to March 28, 2015

Curated by Mary Jo Hughes

Megan Dickie | Laura Dutton | d. bradley muir | Tara Nicholson

This is the first part of an on-going series of exhibitions over the next few years featuring the artists who work as Sessional Instructors in the UVic Visual Arts department. This exhibition looks at the recent practice of four artists who work with photography, video, and digital media arts. In Session - One celebrates the significance and power of photo-based art in an age where social media and advertising threaten to inundate and numb us with visual overload. These artists also investigate themes including the relationship between the photographic image and its physicality as an object, light as a material presence, and the time/space/memory relationship of digital media arts.

Related Website http://www.legacy.uvic.ca
Location Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Times 10:00:00 to 16:00:00
Pricing

free & open to the public

Sponsor Katie Hughes
250-721-6562
khughes@uvic.ca
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