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Shauna Labman -- Book Launch

Thursday Jan 16 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program (UBC Press), co-presented by the University of Winnipeg Global College.

In this account of Canada’s resettlement program from the Indochinese crisis of the 1970s to the ongoing Syrian crisis, Shauna Labman explores the role that law plays in resettlement and the impact of resettlement on asylum policies. Her pathbreaking work shows that resettlement can either complement or complicate asylum claims at a time when refugee crises and fear of outsiders are causing countries to close their borders to asylum-seekers.

Shauna Labmanis a lawyer and associate professor of human rights in the Global College, University of Winnipeg.  She started her legal career with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New Delhi, India which led her to research the interplay between resettlement and asylum. She sits on the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba’s Board of Directors and, in 2016, she was recognized as one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 for her advocacy work with refugees.

Katerina Moore -- Book Launch

Friday Jan 17 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of Love Me Moore.

This book is an emotionally raw and visceral telling of one woman’s journey through a lifetime of trauma and abuse. It also happens to be a heart-warming story of friendship, resilience, self-discovery, and an uplifting pathway to healing.

What started as a collection of personal journal entries has been transformed into a deeply moving and insightful exposé, which sheds light on experiences shared all too often by women the world over. Katerina Moore has laid bare her passage from a young and vulnerable girl, to a strong, empowered, and passionate woman. Informed by her personal study of subject matter experts and the school of hard knocks, Katerina provides anyone who has experienced abuse, trauma, struggled with loss, or managing their own mental health with an inspirational guide for recovery, growth, and self-love.

Author Katerina Moore has never been a professional writer, nor has she studied English or literature in a formal setting. She’s just a girl with a story, a passion for sharing it, and she took the time to write it down on paper. She hopes it inspires all who read it.

The Burton Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jan 17 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Jazz

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V. George Shillington -- Book Launch

Saturday Jan 18 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of A Complicated Love Story: Focus on the Fourth Gospel (Cascade Books).

The Fourth Gospel, otherwise known as the gospel of the beloved disciple of Jesus, has captivated the imagination of myriads of people worldwide. Echoing the theme of “water”, this gospel has been described as one in which a child can wade and an elephant can swim. The extraordinary acts of Jesus are labelled consistently as “signs”. Ultimately, the signs give way to reality found uniquely in the life and death of Jesus on behalf of benighted humanity. The focus is on truth and love, both of which are epitomised in “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” Through all of the complex twists and turns in this gospel love shines forth brilliantly, but it’s complicated.

V. George Shillington is Professor Emeritus at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. He holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University. His other books include Reading the Sacred Text; Second Corinthians (commentary); Jesus and Paul Before Christianity; James and Paul: The Politics of Identity; An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts.

Leo Gosselin (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jan 18 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

An eclectic mix of "Chapman Stick" solos

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Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Jan 22 2020 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storyteller Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

Blair Robillard -- Book Launch

Thursday Jan 23 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of Kihcite Metawewina: Playing with a Great Heart, co-presented by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council.

Onna Lou (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jan 24 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Latin American Fusion

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Onna Lou is a singer-songwriter born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her music fuses Latin pop with Argentine Folk, jazz, Latin American rhythms, tango and even flamenco. Her lyrics make a deep impact on the listener since she strikes the depth of human nature with her sharp-sighted views and her subtle but powerful poetry. She has been performing as Onna Lou since 2011. Performing in Argentina, the United States, and Canada organizing individual and group performances with amazing artists. In the last few years she has studied and worked with multiple Latin Grammy winners Javier Limón, Alejandro Sanz and internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosana. Ahora (Now) is her first album; it is warm and intimate with a mainly acoustic sound.

Bob Watts Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jan 25 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Jazz

Alexandra Froese & Crystal Carrette -- Book Launch

Sunday Jan 26 2020 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of Little Owl, Little Owl, co-presented by the Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program.

Rene Meshake with Kim Anderson -- Book Launch

Monday Jan 27 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Winnipeg launch of Injichaag: My Soul in Story: Anishinaabe Poetics in Arts and Words (University of Manitoba Press). Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of their Voices in the Circle initiative celebrating Indigenous writing in Canada.

This book shares the life story of Anishinaabe artist Rene Meshake in stories, poetry, and Anishinaabemowin “word bundles” that serve as a dictionary of Ojibwe poetics. Meshake was born in the railway town of Nakina in northwestern Ontario in 1948, and spent his early years living off-reserve with his grandmother in a matriarchal land-based community he calls Pagwashing. He was raised through his grandmother’s “bush university,” periodically attending Indian day school, but at the age of ten Rene was scooped into the Indian residential school system, where he suffered sexual abuse as well as the loss of language and connection to family and community.

Full of teachings that give a glimpse of traditional Anishinaabek lifeways and worldviews, Injichaag: My Soul in Story is “more than a memoir.”

Rene Meshake is an Anishinaabe Elder, visual and performing artist, award-winning author, storyteller, flute player, new media artist and a Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer and holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships at the University of Guelph. She has published six books, including Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings and Story Medicine and Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration.

Joanne Kelly's Book Club

Tuesday Jan 28 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

Want to talk books with other book lovers - but without the commitment of a regular book club? Joanne Kelly and McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to continue their free bookclub open to all readers in Winnipeg.

The choice for January 2020 is Jennifer Haupt’s In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (Central Avenue Publishing), a sweeping family story that spans from the turmoil of Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement through the struggle for reconciliation and forgiveness in post-genocide Rwanda.

Get in touch with Joanne through e-mail at jmkelly (at) rrc.ca or with John at McNally Robinson at events (at) grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca or by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Jan 29 2020 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storyteller Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

Richard Jochelson & James Gacek (Eds.) -- Book Launch

Thursday Jan 30 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of Sexual Regulation and the Law: A Canadian Perspective (Demeter Press) featuring contributors David Ireland, Brayden McDonald, and Alicia Read-Dueck.

This book seeks to do more than tell a story of broad generalities about the law. It forges the links between the history of law and modern iterations of judgments pertaining to that law. Newer laws in Canada have been drafted to recognize that sexual expression can be a means of violence inherently, and thus an exploration of modern sexual digital expression and its emerging jurisprudence represent a new frontier in the regulation of sex and sexuality in Canada. The contributors explore how legal regulation has responded to these new crimes.

Richard Jochelson is a faculty member at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba and holds his PhD in law from Osgoode Hall. He has published peer-reviewed articles dealing with obscenity, indecency, and police powers. He is a member of the Bar of Manitoba and has co-authored/co-edited several books.

James Gacek is a doctoral candidate at Edinburgh Law School. He continues to publish in areas of incarceration, genocidal carcerality, critical issues in media, justice, and security studies, the exploitation of human-animal relations, and the broader politics of judicial reasoning.

David Ireland is an Assistant Professor at Robson Hall, University of Manitoba. He practiced criminal law as both Crown and defence counsel before joining the faculty in 2016. His graduate thesis focused on plea-bargaining process in Manitoba.

Brayden McDonald is JD candidate who is entering into his final year of study at Robson Hall. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Studies in 2016 from the University of Manitoba. Brayden has done legal research in the field of international nuclear disarmament.

Alicia Dueck-Read is a law student at the University of Manitoba. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the University of Winnipeg and her Masters of Arts in Peace, Development, Security, and International Conflict Transformation from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Sarau Carioca (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jan 31 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Samba/Bossa Nova

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Luana Cunha is an experienced singer who has been performing in many events including weddings, graduations, and concerts since her childhood. She holds a degree in Literature and a Master Degree in Linguistics and has promoted and directed several artistic events involving Brazilian popular music. Passionate about Samba and Bossa Nova, Luana is happy to perform with Marcos. She hopes the audience will enjoy watching the show as much as she enjoys doing it.

Recently graduated from Brandon University (M.Mus.) in Brandon, MB, Marcos Martins also studied at Conservatório Brasileiro de Música (B.Mus.) and Escola de Música Villa-Lobos (music initiation), both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A big fan of Samba e Bossa Nova, Marcos joined forces with Luana Cunha to bring to life a project that filled their hearts with joy, and that needed to be shared with the world!

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