A Sad Sort of Clean at the Other End of the Line – Hydro Lesson Plans

At our recent WISE session, co-presented by Ellen Cook, Will Braun, and Derek Eidse, we discussed the Indigenous response to northern hydro development in our province.  MB Hydro’s marketing claims that this energy is ‘clean’, but that term is laughable to those at the northern end of the transmission line.  Here are the lesson plans […]

Beyond Bake Sales – Engaging students in the political process

At our recent WISE, we held a session on moving students “beyond bake sales” when dealing with social justice issues. As a guideline, some schools are employing the “ABCs” of social action. A stands for awareness, B for bucks and C for change. Students like and are familiar with awareness and fundraising campaigns. Indeed, these […]

New WISE Brown Bag Lunch Session with Jim Silver

MESJ, in collaboration with Fernwood Publishing, is happy to be offering a “Brown Bag Lunch” session at our upcoming WISE on Friday, October 24th. Jim Silver, a professor at the University of Winnipeg, will be presenting his new book About Canada: Poverty at lunch for any WISE participants who are interested. The session will run […]

WISE Session Descriptions – October 24th

Session A: Sustainable Development, Equality, & Capitalism Description: Sustainable, equal and democratic development within a system dedicated to the constant expansion of production and consumption – all for the enrichment of a privileged few? We’ll take a quick look at the imperatives of capitalism and why our promotion of fair trade, blue boxes and voluntourism […]