Wed Oct27, 7:00pm
at the PSAC building, 233 Gilmour at Metcalfe
“Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden”
A Film by Carol Black
Featuring Wade Davis, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Manish Jain, & Dolma Tsering
Free / by donation
Note: limited seating – please get there early!
Generations from now we’ll look back and say, ‘How could we have done this kind of thing to people?’
For centuries, missionaries have penetrated every corner of the globe with Bibles in their hands. Today’s missionaries carry algebra, chemistry, English, and computers. But what really happens when we replace a traditional culture’s system of knowledge with our own? Schooling the World takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures.
Interview with director Carol Black in the Globe&Mail:
This is the first event of Indigenous Sovereignty Week 2010 in Ottawa, Oct27-Nov4 – for full details please see www.bit.ly/iswottawa
Organized by: Defenders of the Land; Indigenous Environmental Network; Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO); Bolivia Action Solidarity Network; MiningWatch; Project of Heart; Public Service Alliance of Canada
Sponsors: Canadian Union of Public Employees; Public Service Alliance of Canada; Canadian Union of Postal Workers; OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa; PSAC NCR Aboriginal Action Circle; PSAC National Women’s Department; CUPE Local 4600 (at Carleton University); Carleton University Graduate Students Association; PROMdemonium Fund; Canada Council for the Arts