October 8, 2012

Minnie Ann Piercey l Judy Abrams l Max Bornstein l Felix Opatowski l Peter Denton

Minnie Ann Piercey
October 14, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
You Can’t Take My Dog!: A True Story of One Woman’s Struggle Against Authority

Minnie Ann Piercey received a phone call that shattered her world. Her beloved collie, TJ, was falsely accused of biting someone, and the police were coming to take him. Piercey fought back to save her dog. This is a moving story of the love that dogs can inspire and the lengths their owners will go to protect them. 
A registered nurse, Minnie Ann worked across the country in a number of healthcare positions. She retired from healthcare, going on to open the store Pets 101 in Winnipeg which she sold in 1998 before becoming a licensed Realtor. In 2010, she moved back to Newfoundland, where she lives with her Rough Collies, AJ and Shiloh.

Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Book Launch
October 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

Tenuous Threads by Judy Abrams
If Home Is Not Here by former Winnipeg resident Max Bornstein 
Gatehouse to Hell by Felix Opatowski 

Judy Abrams, born in Budapest, Hungary, writes evocatively of her time as a hidden child, separated from her parents and forced to “pass” as Christian. 
Max Bornstein lived in Winnipeg for ten years of his childhood before being swept back into the maelstrom of Europe under Nazi threat and occupation. 
Felix Opatowski, born in Lodz, Poland, barely survived the horrors of Auschwitz and his participation in the camp underground. 

Join us for this memorable evening of short films that accompany the books. 
This event co-presented by B’nai Brith Canada.

Peter Denton
October 15, 8:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World: An RMB Manifesto 

Global sustainability in the 21st century seems to be an elusive goal. There are too many issues, too many problems, and, increasingly, too many people, to make the changes required before it’s too late. 
Denton argues that the values associated with the economics of exchange are in part to blame. We need to rediscover what it means to live in a universe of relations. 
Denton has spent the last 30 years exploring the interrelationships of science, technology, religion and society and is an instructor in ethics and sustainability at Red River College in Winnipeg, associate professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston and an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. Gift Ecology is his fourth book.

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