Wednesday, November 11, 2009 · 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lower Level of the Chapel (CRSL)
Thursday, November 11th
12 - 1 pm
Leo Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao are coordinators for the Environment Support Group (ESG), which works on social/environmental justice and governance initiatives. These two have been on the forefront of some of the most pressing issues in a rapidly changing Bangalore, and an increasingly volatile India. ESG has its finger on the pulse on the "development"-centric discourses and projects surrounding the changing urban and rural India, and what that means for environmental justice and democracy.
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Lecture is on:
Contested Terrains: Securing Environmental Justice in a GDP driven economyAs the Indian economy grows at an unprecedented scales, the beneficiaries are essentially the rich and middle classes. The large population in farming, coastal and forest areas are largely losing out. This is causing widespread discontentment, often resulting in break-out of violence, sporadic and organized. Ensuring equitable growth and development, and genuine respect for participatory and democratic processes of decision making, would be key to ensuring discontents are sensitively addressed and resolved.
Question: What does MDG for?
Answer: Macalester Development Group and Millennium Development Goals!
Join MDG for a discussion on MDGs this Tuesday in CC214 at 7pm. Be prepared to have an awesome discussion.
Your Weekly Development Opportunities:
1. Participate in Open Core Meetings
MDG is committed to both a transparency and an openess to your ideas, suggestions and criticisms. Join us for this new opportunity. If you are interested in learning more about how the core operates, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a copy of the agenda and invite you to participate in our Sunday core meeting at 10pm.
2. Cook Dinner with MDG for a Women's Advocate Center
We are volunteering at the Women's advocate center the 22nd of November. We are cooking dinner for between 20 and 50 women and children. Dinner is being served at 4:30. Volunteers are required to show up between 3 and 3:30 depending on the dishes being prepared. It is located on 588 Grand Avenue so transportation won't take long. We will be done by 6. If you have any questions about the event feel free to email me. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are planning on going as we need to know that we have a group. If you cannot come but want to be involved contact Ida as we need help finding recipes (half of those eating will be children so food should be kid-friendly) and purchasing the food. Residents are very excited for this dinner as they are not normally served home cooked meals.
3. Apply for Projects for Peace
4. Attend an IPID Talk 11/3 on Silence in NGO Discourse
The next IPID talk will be on this Wednesday, November 3rd at 11:00am in Room 70 of the Minnesota Population Center (50 Willey Hall).
From the website:
Are you a globally-minded leader passionate about change? Are you looking for a space to develop your project, increase your knowledge of development, and connect with other like-minded peers around the world?
The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world.
The mission of GES is to build the capacity of the next generation of global change leaders. GES builds delegates' skills and capacities to engage in responsible, effective, and sustainable change around the world.
The conference will take place: April 20-24, 2011
GES has helped delegates raise over $130,000 to support their global projects!
Application Deadline: November 15th
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.