Information Session on Sexual Violence – December 5 at 2.00 p.m.

Adults Abused as Children
Experiences of Counseling and Psychtherapy

Adults Abused as Children brings together the experiences of both clients and therapists who receive and provide help for the effects of childhood abuse.  The book consolidates existing knowledge about child abuse and psycho-therapeutic approaches to give an integrated account of counseling and therapy as it relates to adults abused as children.

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 at info@gpcbelize.com!

The Best Intentions
Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power

During his first term as secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan was one of the most widely admired men in the world.  In 2001, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.  Then the UN failed to stop war in Iraq and genocide in Darfur, and the institution was engulfed by the Oil-for-Food scandal. By the time Annan left office in December 2006, both he and the UN had suffered a terrible loss of standing.

Did the UN’s failures arise from its own structure and culture or from a clash with an American administration determined to go its own way in defiance of world opinion?  In The Best Intentions, New York Times Magazine writer James Traub traces the entwined histories of Kofi Annan and the UN from 1992 to the present, and offers a definitive portrait of the institution’s role in the age of American dominance.

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 at info@gpcbelize.com!

A Bound Man
Why we are excited about Obama and why he can’t win

(NOTE: This book was released on December 4, 2007) In Shelby Steele’s beautifully wrought and thoughtprovoking new book, A Bound Man, the award-winning and bestselling author of The Content of Our Characterattests that Senator Barack Obama’s groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America. Says Steele, poverty and inequality usually are the focus of such dialogues, but Obama’s bid for so high an office pushes the conversation to a more abstract level where race is a politics of guilt and innocence generated by our painful racial history — a kind of morality play between (and within) the races in which innocence is power and guilt is impotence.

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 at info@gpcbelize.com!

 

The George Price Centre for Peace and Development is pleased to be the host for this year’s Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase in Belize, organized by NICH.

The Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is an annual film festival representing filmmakers from the Caribbean, Africa and its Diasporas. TCFS is produced by the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase Office, a division of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC).  The films cover a wide variety of subjects for people of all ages.

A full programme detailed synopsis of each of the movies can be found at Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase – BELIZE PROGRAM

 Space is limited!  We advise you to book your space early by calling 822-1054 or via e-mail at info@gpcbelize.com

Wednesday, November 21

9:00 a.m. – Animation for children (35 mins)
1:00 p.m. – Le Gardien (8 min) and Rain (85 min)
6.00 p.m. – Opening reception and movies Catch a Fire (UK/Barbados) and The Promised Ship (Costa Rica)

Thursday, November 22

9:00 a.m.  –  Faces to a City (75 min) and Maestra (33 min)
1:00 p.m.  –  Brooklyn Racine – (12 min) and The loves of a Zombi (100 min) 

Friday, November 23

10:00 a.m.  – Blood (8 min) and Old House (93 min)
1:00 p.m.  – Classical Steel (42 min) and Rise Up (88 min)

Monday, November 26

9:00 a.m. – Coast (10 min) and Taita Boves (100 min )

Tuesday, November 27

9:30 a.m.  – Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (86 min)

Wednesday, November 28

9:00 a.m.  – Barra-bas (45 min) and I’m Tumbero (15 min) and The Amerindians (38min)
1:00 – Cheila: A House for Maita (92 min)
6:00 pm – No signal (15 min) and Travelers (88min)

Thursday, November 29

9:00 am – The Black Mozart in Cuba (52 min) and A distant Shore (52 min)
1:00 p.m – Venezzia – (98 min)

FRIDAY, November 30

9:00 – 70s Remember a Revolution (112 min)
1:00 P.M. –  Adolfo (45 min) and Ticket to Paradise (88 min)


The George Price Centre for Peace and Development, in collaboration with the Library Department of the University of Belize is pleased to invite registration for a short training in the use of EBSCOhost.

EBSCOhost is an amazing on-line research tool through which you can access trust-worthy articles, pictures and information for any research project, be it at pre-school, infant, primary or high school level.  The EBSCOhost subscription fee is being paid for by the Government of Belize and is freely available to all Belizeans.  We invite you to come and learn more about this great resource:

  • TRAINING FOR PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS (Max. 3 per school)  Tuesday, November 20 from 4.00 to 5.30 p.m.    
  • TRAINING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS (parents can bring along 1 child to take the training together – only high school students can join unaccompanied)  Friday, November 23 from 4.00 to 5.30 p.m.

Space is limited! Participants must register by calling 822-1054 or via e-mail at info@gpcbelize.com

For more information on Children of Hope Foundation

check out http://www.childrenofhopebelize.org/home.cfm

The Words of Peace
Selections from the Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 

“In our private and individual lives, all of us have a need to seek for heroes.  The Nobel Peace Prize was established to honour the heroes of peace, and this book presents a collection of well-chosen excerpts from their addresses.  Many of the heroes of peace who speak to us in these pages have spoken far more vibrantly in their deeds, motivated by this spirit.  As we have found inspiration in their work for peace, so may we find inspiration in their “Words of Peace” -President Jimmy Carter
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