2010 Apr 21: Gwynne Dyer and Elizabeth May are finding hope

Two great events the night before Earth Day.

Public talks

Finding Hope: Confronting Climate Wars
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St West

Tickets are $15. Reserve online or call 1-866-868-3447 x 239

Join us the night before the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day for an amazing event. Two of the strongest voices on the planet speaking to the climate crisis will join forces to demand action. Gwynne Dyer, award winning author, journalist and Elizabeth May, author, environmental lawyer, and leader of the Green Party of Canada, collaborate to rebuild energy toward global climate action through the theme Finding Hope: Confronting Climate Wars. Ralph Benmergui broadcaster, performer and host of Jazz FM in Toronto will be master of ceremonies.

Gwynne Dyer’s most recent book Climate Wars warns of the security threat posed by the climate crisis. The Pentagon and British intelligence service understand the threat; Canada’s government does not. Elizabeth May whose book, co-authored with Zoe Caron, Global Warming for Dummies explains the science, the threat and outlines hopeful solutions, will lead us through the politics and find hope to avert that threat.

Book signing will follow.

Exclusive reception

Exclusive reception with Dyer, May and Benmergui
Wednesday, April 21, 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
L’Espresso Bar Mercurio, 321 Bloor St West

(southeast corner of Bloor & St George)

Tickets to the reception are $450 (includes $400 dollar income tax receipt, your effective donation after taxes is $100) which includes wine & appetizers and front row seating to the Earth Day Eve event.

Speakers and host

  • Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as an historian. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries.
  • Elizabeth May is an Officer of the Order of Canada, an environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and leader of the Green Party of Canada. Elizabeth became active in the environmental movement in the 1970s. She is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. She held the position of Associate General Council for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre prior to becoming Senior Policy Advisor to the federal minister of the Environment from 1986 until 1988. Elizabeth became Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada in 1989, a position she held until March 2006, when she stepped down to run for leadership of the Green Party of Canada. She has been the leader of the Green Party of Canada since August 2006.
  • Ralph Benmergui has been a broadcaster and performer for over 30 years. Along the way he has received numerous awards and honours in Television and Radio. His Radio career went into full swing with the CBC in Winnipeg where he teamed up with Ross Porter for ‘Nightlines’. Now he comes full circle hosting and producing Benmergui in the Morning on JAZZ FM91.

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