Our 4th Annual Fundraiser was held on October 6th, 2011 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Halifax. We want to thank everyone who bought tickets and our table sponsors for their generous contributions. We had a terrific night!
Our guest speaker, Laura Penny, gave an entertaining and thought-provoking talk to guests, entitled Sorry, kids, your future is cancelled! and shared her thoughts on how expensive all this "austerity" is going to be. Her talk focused specifically on the implications of the austerity agenda and on problems with education funding, the environment, and the effects of social disinvestment on kids.
Laura Penny is the best-selling author of Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit and More Money Than Brains: Why School Sucks, College is Crap and Idiots Think They're Right (both Globe and Mail "Best Books of the Year").
If you weren't able to join us, you can watch a video of Laura's talk here.
Special thanks to Sobaz Benjamin for donating his time to film the event for us.