I love me some Canadian folk! On this beautiful Vancouver day (viewed only from the window while I write a paper), this song seems to fit perfectly in the spaces between the cold air outside and the warm air inside.
I was always under the impression that this ‘91 hit was sampled by Tracy Chapman in "Fast Car," but I just found out that Nice and Smooth actually sampled the ‘88 hit single in Sometimes I Ryhme Slow. Hmm, didn’t know that ‘Fast Car’ was so old! Was there a resurgence in the late 90s, or was that just for me?
Thirty Years of Food Banking: Charity or the Right to Food?
December 11, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Fireside Room, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49 Avenue
Professor Graham Riches This time of year people seem to think more about giving to food banks. Food banks were established as a temporary measure. Thirty years later they have become a permanent part of our social safety network. As Unitarians, are we in favour of justice or charity?
Graham Riches, former director of UBC’s School of Social Work, has written about food banks. Among his publications are: Food Banks and the Welfare Crisis (1986) and First World Hunger: Food Security and Welfare Politics, (1990)
“I loved the way the burned-out flashcubes of the Kodak Instamatic marked a moment that had passed, one that would now be gone forever except for a picture.”— Susie Salmon in ‘The Lovely Bones,’ by Alice Sebold