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Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere

Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere

 Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere 

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. CULTURES OF RESISTANCE explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, which supports projects to secure peace with justice.

A Plethora of Eco-Friendly Events On Tap for Earth Day at Niagara University

A Plethora of Eco-Friendly Events On Tap for Earth Day at Niagara University

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day last April, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, published a comprehensive guidebook focused on institutions of higher education who demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

From the Buffalo-Niagara region, only Niagara University was included on that list of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges.

One year later, Niagara is making preparations to celebrate that distinction and, more importantly, inspire awareness for the Earth's natural environment by presenting over 20 eco-friendly exhibitions as part of Earth Day 2011.

Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day

April 9 10am - 4pm

 

Celebrate Earth Day with family friendly presentations, activities and prizes designed to promote sustainable living. h/c access Niagara Power Vista 5777 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston 14092 www.nypa.gov/vc/niagara.htm 286-6661

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

 

by Susan Marie and Hind Houas

 

Ben Gardane is a town in southeast Tunisia, close to the Libyan border, Ras El Jedire.  In 2011, during The Libyan Uprising, two entities became government of Libya. Muammar Gaddafi controlling Tripoli and Western Libya and Mustafa Abdul Jalail in Benghazi, controlling Eastern Libya.  Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and 17th largest in the world.  Libya is one of the world's 10 richest oil-producing countries.

Spring Snow! We Want Your Photos!

Spring Snow! We Want Your Photos!

Citizen Photojournalist Larry Lowell set off to capture the first snowfall of the spring season here in Western New York.  Photos were captured near the 18 mile creek near Lakeview Road in Hamburg, NY.

If you have photos of the snow that you would like to share, send an email with your name and the town where you live to become a Community Content Provider today.

NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park in Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda will include the review of projects that have been submitted for funding.

Representatives for each project will be given the opportunity to make a short presentation, however, there will not be any funding decisions made at the meeting. Funding will be announced at a future meeting, currently scheduled for March 29, 2011.

The projects scheduled to be reviewed include:

Town of Grand Island: Scenic Woods—Bicentennial Park Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservacy: Riverside Park—River Rock Gardens Rehabilitation Project
City of Buffalo: Tifft Street Pier  
Friends of the Cotter: Fireboat Edward M.

Getting the Green Light Series to Focus on NU Sustainability Topics

Getting the Green Light Series to Focus on NU Sustainability Topics

Not many people know that Niagara University has a dedicated funding source that enables the university to purchase recycling bins, rain barrels and other sustainability-enhancing products. Or that all of the new and renovated buildings on the university’s campus were constructed to meet LEED specifications. Some may not have realized that Niagara has planted over 200 new trees on Monteagle Ridge within the last three years.

They will now.

Getting the Green Light, a recurring series of online videos intended to highlight Niagara University’s sustainability efforts, will appear periodically on the university website and its social networking sites.