August 10, 2012: David Lenz and Windsor/Essex Pride Fest; Greg Zink and John Ralston Saul’s A Fair Country

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This 2012 version of Pride Fest Windsor-Essex got underway – the 20th anniversary of the event – last week, and continued till Sunday, Aug. 12 when the parade made its way through downtown to the riverfront.

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This is an important event in Windsor and both celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered community while calling for the whole community of Windsor/Essex to include itself during the four days the Pride Fest runs. With me in the studio was David Lenz, president of Pride Fest Windsor-Essex, and he is currently the Director of Development for the AIDS Committee of Windsor where he manages donor relations, campaigns and events for the organization:

On Friday evening, Aug 10 in Stratford, John Ralston Saul, perhaps Canada’s most celebrated philosopher/author will give a talk by “revisiting his best selling book “A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada” (See link to the right for more on this book).   Saul’s talk was  followed by a Q&A period with the audience and then he was available for book signings and some one on one conversation.

The talk  was hosted by the Green Party in Perth-Wellington. On the phone from Stratford was Greg Zink, president of the Green party in that riding: 

The myths about our country, from its founding to the idea of us as a peacekeeping nation, are necessary topics of discussion if we are to counter the inhuman onslaught of the global economic order which threatens to tear this country apart. I suggest that if you read Saul’s book you also read Yves Engler’s  Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt:

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