On Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 7:30pm:
USC Canada is one of Canada’s most experienced and oldest international development agencies. Throughout 2005, we will celebrate 60 years of working in partnership with communities in the developing world to promote social justice and development. USC is organizing two events in September to mark the occasion.
Not Waiting for a Miracle: an Evening with David Suzuki and Bruce Cockburn Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 7:30pm at The Ottawa Congress Centre
David Suzuki is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster. He has received consistently high acclaim for his thirty years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of science in a compelling, easily understood way. He is well known to millions as the host of the CBC's popular science television series, The Nature of Things.
David’s presentation will discuss how technology, trade, and global industrial practices are threatening the environment, biodiversity, and the livelihoods of millions of farmers around the world. He will offer viable ways in which individuals, communities and governments can take actions to address the root causes of poverty, injustice and environmental degradation worldwide.
With over 25 albums to his credit, Bruce Cockburn is one of Canada’s greatest singer/songwriters. His music and words have had a profound influence on generations of Canadians. His political consciousness, his views on nature and the Canadian landscape, and his respect for human rights and world cultures make his music unique and inspiring. Bruce has been USC Canada’s spokesperson for many years. He will perform a selection of songs from his wide-ranging repertoire.
This event is open to the public and will be held at the Ottawa Congress Centre in downtown Ottawa. Tickets go on sale in mid-June through Ticketmaster. All tickets purchased prior to August 1st will cost $25. After August 1st, Ticket will cost $35 ($25 for students). Meet our Guests; Support our Programs! Tickets will be available in mid-June through Ticketmaster.
A private reception at the Ottawa Congress Centre will allow USC supporters and friends to meet David Suzuki and Bruce Cockburn in a more private forum. This is a fundraising event for USC and tickets are available at a cost of $150 per person, which includes admission to the entire evening. A special selection of Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served from 5:30 until 7pm. Your generous support is needed to help USC and our partners continue our work in promoting strong, healthy and just communities around the world!
~from USC Canada.org