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Supporters of Bill 6 Raise their Voices

Bill 6, the government of Alberta’s contentious farm workers’ safety legislation, sparked public debate as no other legislation has done in recent years. The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act provides a right to work safely and a compensation system for those killed or injured at work, similar to other provinces.

In Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustices and Activism, activists and scholars place this legislation in context. They look at the origins, work conditions, and precarious lives of farm workers in terms of larger historical forces. They also examine how the rights and privileges of farm workers, including seasonal and temporary foreign workers, conflict with those of their employers, and reveal the barriers many face by being excluded from most statutory employment laws, sometimes in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Are you saying that Alberta’s farm animals are protected by laws that farm workers are denied?
—from Chapter 2

Bob Barnetson’s blog shares some excellent material from the book. We encourage everyone to join the conversation about farm safety.

For More Information9781772121384

Shirley A. McDonald, Faculty of Creative/Critical Studies, UBC
Work: 250-807-8121 / Email: shirley.mcdonald@ubc.ca

Bob Barnetson, Professor, Labour Relations, Athabasca University
Work: 780-454-9881 / Email: barnetso@athabascau.ca

Darlene Dunlop, Activist
Work: 403-330-2264 / Email: thefarmworkers@gmail.com

 

UAP Book in an Unlikely Spot

Our former intern, sharp-eyed Alicia Cappello, spotted one of our books, Muslim Families in North America [Sharon Abu-Laban, Regula Qureshi and Earle H. Waugh, Editors] on the bookshelf behind Michael Keaton in the movie Spotlight.

… I was watching the movie Spotlight, the one about the Boston Globe breaking the story about Catholic priests who molested children, and I noticed something. It was in a scene where several of the actors are having a meeting in the editor’s office. Take a look at the book behind Michael Keaton, second from the right.

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After staring at the UAP logo for so long, it sort of jumped out at me while I was watching, but I had to rewind to be sure! Note, the movie was released in 2015, but was based on events that happened in 2001. The book was published in 1991, so it is totally plausible that it could have been on the shelf of a newspaper editor in Boston in 2001. Since it’s out of print, it would be interesting to know where they set designers found it in 2014 or 2015, when the movie was actually filmed.

Just thought this might interest you guys!

It most certainly interested us, Alicia! Linda Cameron shared the news with others and Kate Edwards, Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers, replied and helped to answer Alicia’s query.

Very neat! Spotlight was filmed in Toronto and details on filming locations are provided here:  http://torontoist.com/2016/01/reel-toronto-spotlight/. Some of the furniture used for the Boston Globe sets was sold to the production by the Globe and Mail. Maybe they threw in some old review copies as part of the deal!

Oh, all the adventurous ways a book might find its way to the big screen!

Ten-Ten Soiree: LitFest and the CLC Celebrate Turning Ten

The University of Alberta Press was a co-sponsor of the “Ten-Ten Soiree” at Edmonton’s LitFest. The fabulous tenth anniversary celebration was held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Latitude 53.

The event was packed, with a bevvy of special literati and guests. The more than 100 people included those who have fostered LitFest from its inception, and others who were with the Canadian Literature Centre over its ten years. We launched the CLC’s anthology of some of their Brown Bag Readings at the party: Ten Canadian Writers in Context.

Hosted by Curtis Gillespie, this was the literary event of the season, with food, wine, and much merriment. The presenters were Caterina Edwards, Marina Endicott, Alice Major, Ross King, and Charlotte Gray. They were paired with guest artists Lacey Huculak & Todd Houseman (improvisors), Vern Thiessen (playwright), Jen Mesch (dancer), Emily Storvold (painter), and Donna Durand (musician). At the mid-point of the program, Eric Schloss spoke to us about his friend, the multi-talented and much-mourned Mel Hurtig.

Fantastic food was provided by Culina Restaurants and Catering and Duchess Bake Shop.

A silent auction featured 10 different themes, including literary magazines, historic Edmonton, indigenous writers, sports, and theatre arts. The bidding was lively! Our thanks to the many organizations, individuals, and businesses who donated items for the auction.

Enjoy the photos from the night, courtesy of Jack Bawden and UAP staff.

 

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Featured Reviews of “Dreaming of Elsewhere”

9780888648211am# 6 on the Edmonton Journal’s Bestsellers list (Edmonton Nonfiction) for the week of April 25, 2014

“Newcomers now are educated, eloquent and outspoken. Much will change, and some things will not change at all…. Edugyan is one of the accomplished voices of the New Immigrant Experience…. In Dreaming of Elsewhere she recounts the familiar story of conflict and disconnection known to many first-generation Canadians…. Dreaming of Elsewhere is vivid and intimate. This is the voice of change.” Holly Doan, Blacklock’s Reporter, accessed May 27, 2014 [Full review at http://www.blacklocks.ca/review-big-plans]

“Given that our human ancestors began their migrations more than 100,000 years ago, ‘home’ must always have been an idea as well as a physical location, ‘where we come from, and where we are,’ as Esi Edugyan writes in her new book. Home is ‘the actual and the possible.’… Edugyan knows that home, whether a physical location or an idea, is never static. Where we belong—or, more painfully, are forbidden from belonging—alters.… Confronted by the question of whether North America has reached a post-racial age and a colour-blind society, Edugyan answers simply and courageously: ‘I confess I find the notion ridiculous’.” Madeleine Thien, Literary Review of Canada, July 1, 2014 [Full review at http://bit.ly/X8Z6mY]

“…Esi Edugyan offers an eloquent meditation on identity, culture and belonging in Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home.… A wise, elegant and engrossing read.” Evelyn C. White, Herizons, January 20, 2015

“Thinking through her own story of living in many countries in her late twenties, and revisiting her parents’ country of origin, Ghana, in 2006, Edugyan reflects that ‘I, who had lived so much of my life looking elsewhere, was slowly coming to acknowledge that non-belonging, also, can be a kind of belonging.’… To consider belonging a paramount objective, Edugyan suggests, runs the risk of enforcing ‘a simple “us” vs. “them” manner of thinking.'” Lorraine York, Canadian Literature, December 10, 2014

Salman Rushdie Speaks about Freedom of Expression

Salman Rushdie was in Edmonton on October 11, 2016. He spoke about freedom of expression to a large audience at the Château Lacombe Hotel. Rushdie was presented by the Edmonton Public Library as part of their Forward Thinking Speaker Series. (https://www.epl.ca/speakerseries/)

Listeners came away with a understanding of the deep impact of censorship on the individual artist as well as upon communities and countries.

Rushdie was witty and somber, drew on examples from ancient times all the way to Donald Trump, and made an impassioned argument for the need for freedom of expression.

Some of the ideas that made the greatest impression are shown in these tweets:

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    “Liberty is the air we breathe…. If we are not confident of our freedom then we are not free.

The organizers and sponsors of the event should be applauded, particularly the Edmonton Public Library and MacLab Enterprises.

 

Poetry Reading Season – Reminder!

Attention Poets!

A couple of years ago UAP started to streamline poetry submissions as manuscripts arrived in our mailbox and email boxes. We instituted a Reading Season for Poetry, which means that the submission period for manuscripts will be between September and November this year again. At the end of the Reading Season, the manuscripts will be evaluated and up to three will be selected for publication.

This might change next year by moving the timeline ahead one month. Please stayed tuned for updates in order to be considered adding your poetry collection to the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing!

Questions? Please contact Peter Midgley at (780) 492-7714 or pmidgley@ualberta.ca.

Our Scholar is in residence blogging about…

ebooks… reading words on screen. Naomi S. Baron – a linguistics professor at American University in Washington, DC – challenges the conjecture, anecdote, and ageism that typically short-circuit the debate on the comparative advantages and effects of print versus digital reading. More...