August 30, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China
The Chinese health and prison systems kill inmates for organ transplants in violation of international professional, ethical and legal standards.
Referring to the international code of ethics, the authors discuss what needs to be done to end the killing. Co-editor and contributor David Matas is an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg. He is the co-author, with David Kilgour, of Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for their organs.
For their efforts in combating Chinese organ transplant abuse, the two Davids were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.
August 30, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and today's technomedia-saturated world. In the style of Facebook updates and Tweets, each section is infused with continuous shifting tones, styles and commentary, which are in turn provocative, emotive and deeply satiric.
Adeena Karasick is a poet, cultural theorist and the critically acclaimed author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory. She is currently Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University. Her writing has been noted for its “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory”.
Karasick is a featured poet on the Heart of a Poet series and is the winner of the MPS Mobile Award recognizing her as being the world’s first “Mobile Poet”.