Book of the Week – China (Frank Ching)

China
The Truth About Its Human Rights Record
(Frank Ching)

China is one of the great nations of the world. Containing roughly twenty per cent of the population of the globe, its economy is booming, and its role on the world’s stage is increasingly influential. Yet this fascinating country is as complex as it is unusual: its inhabitants are denied some of their fundamental human rights.

This powerfully written and incisive book throws light on China’s record today. From the restrictions on speech and worship to the lack of freedoms under the law, the economy, health and the environment, it provides a well-informed look at what the inhabitants of this vast state may or may not do.

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Rosa Parks
Douglas Brinkley

Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail and triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. Who was she, before and after her historic act, and how did that act sound the death knell for Jim Crow? Historian Douglas Brinkley, whose “vigorous language” and “marvelous portraits” (Stephen Ambrose) have made him an acclaimed author and a media favorite, brings mid-century America alive in this brilliant examination of a celebrated heroine in the context of her life and tumultuous times. Here in Rosa Parks are the quiet dignity, hope, courage and humor which have made this twentieth-century everywoman a living legend. (Source: Google Books)

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

The George Price Centre for Peace and Development is organizing the first Primary School Research Competition and Forum. The activity aims to encourage Primary School students to conduct proper research, study and analysis in general and focuses in particular on the life and character of the later Mr. Price.

Students attending school in Belmopan (Standards 4, 5 and 6) are invited to join the competition by writing a paper on the theme “George Price in the 1950-ies – Life and character”.  For guidelines of this competition, click here.

Students have all summer to work on their paper – deadline for submission is Tuesday, September 11 at 5.00 p.m.  Tip: Attending our Research Summer Camp (see information below) will definitely give students an edge in this competition!!!

For more information, call 822-1054 or e-mail info@gpcbelize.com

 

Arlo Music Enterprise lead by Bonnie Davis-Adolphus is hosting it closing programme on Sunday, June 17th at 6.00 p.m. Arlo’s voice students will treat the audience to songs from Disney and Broadway musicals: Annie, Little Mermaid, Anastasia, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercles, Lion King, …  There will also be 2 guest artists from the Capital Culture Drama Group.

Entrance fee: $10.00 per family
An evening of family entertainment not to be missed!

 

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), with the support of the European Union and the Government of Belize has initiated the Project “Expanding Economic Opportunities through Entrepreneurship and Market Development”.  The Project aims to further support the creation of sustainable economic opportunities and improve livelihoods of women and youth in the rural areas of Belize.  Beneficiaries of this project will receive training in areas of marketing, business skills and entrepreneurship development through the YWCA outreach activities.

An information session on this project will take place at the George Price Centre on Wednesday, June 20 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. All are welcomed!

To confirm attendance contact YWCA at 203-4971 or 634-9925 or bzeywca@yahoo.com

 

Uncommon Opportunities
An Agenda for Peace and Equitable Development
Report of the International Commission on Peace and Food

The Report of the International Commission on Peace and Food brings together many of the issues central to the reflection on development which the United Nations is trying to encourage…. Once again, we see the inescapable relationships governing the goals of peace, development and democratization. (Boutros Boutros-GhaliUnited Nations Secretary General)

The end of the Cold War has created unprecedented opportunities for rapid progress on issues of concern to all humankind – peace, food security, economic development and the environment. Fresh thinking and fresh initiatives are needed to convert those opportunities into realities. I view the work of the International Commission on Peace and Food as an important step in promoting global peace and prosperity. (Mikhail Gorbachev)

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

The last review weeks, tests, exams and projects, … While schools will be closing their doors, the doors of the George Price Centre for Peace and Development will be opened wide to welcome our summer campers!  Once again, we have put together an exciting series of Summer Programmes for all ages.


CONQUER COMPUTERS
What to expect? Learn the basic use of computers; how to type a document; how to look for information on the internet; etc. Children who participate will be “certified capable users” of the Centre’s computer lab. 
Date/Time: July 2 to 12 - Monday through Thursday 
Grade: Standards 3, 4 – From 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Grade: Standard 5 and up – From 1.00 to 2.00 p.m.
Cost: Free – Donations welcomed

EARTH BASED SATELLITE (LET’S RESEARCH)
What to expect? Research and performance collide! Come and learn how to carry out proper research, analysis and even use theatrical skills while exploring the life and values of the Rt. Honorable George Price: from humble beginnings to Belize’s own “Earth Based Satellite” – leading the call for Belize’s independence and sovereignty.
Date/Time: July 9 to 20 – Monday through Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Grade: Standards 4, 5 and 6
Cost: Free – Donations and/or snacks welcomed

CHESS CAMPS FOR BEGINNERS
What to expect? Beginners chess classes – introduction and basic rules of chess
Ages: 9 to 15 – July 9 to 13 from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon
Ages: 4 to 7 – August 13 to 17 from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m.
Cost: Free – Donations and/snacks welcomed

P.E.A.C.E. CAMP
What to expect? What is conflict? How to avoid it?  What to do when it is unavoidable? What about my emotions? How to make peace? This PEACE Camp will serve as a foundation to useful, practical conflict resolution skills youths can apply in their everyday lives.
Date/Time: August 6 to 17 – Monday through Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Grade: Standard 6 and High School
Cost: Free – Donations and/or snacks welcomed

READING IS FUN!
What to expect? Get your kids ready to go back to school with this fun programme aimed at brushing up and improving their reading skills. The programme includes a Reading Assessment to help determine where your child needs most help.
Date/Time: August 20 to 31 – Monday through Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Grade: Infant 2, Standard 1, 2 and 3
Cost: Free – Donations and/or snacks welcomed

Remember, space is limited – Register today! Call 822-1054 or e-mail info@gpcbelize.com

 

Rebalancing the World
Why Women Belong and Men Compete and How to Restore the Ancient Equilibrium
By Carol Lee Flinders

For all of our progress,the world stubbornly retains a male-dominated, competitive streak. Certainly the emphasis our culture places on enterprise has given us much, but what have we sacrificed along the way? Carol Lee Flinders argues that the more ancient values of Belonging (mutuality, cooperation, and generosity), traditionally associated with women, have been subsumed by those of Enterprise (individualism, competitiveness, and materialism), associated with men. In the lives of visionaries, artists, and mystics such as the Buddha, Baal Shem Tov, Teresa of Avila, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Muir, and Martin Luther King Jr., Flinders offers models for a new kind of balance. Rebalancing the World urges us to incorporate the values we are missing in our lives for the sense of wholeness we all seek.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

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