Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist and composer Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. Featuring an electrifying, genre bending score, composed by Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.
This screening is co-sponsored by the Immigrant Welcome Centre with funding from the province of BC.
Save the date for the next film September 24 – 26.
World Community is seeking expressions of interest for a Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor position. The successful applicant will be the key organizer for our Fair Trade social enterprise.
• distribution of coffee and other goods to retailers and other customers
• ensuring that coffee vendors have enough product on hand
• anticipating amounts needed and ordering coffee from the roaster
• confirming coffee bagging requirements each week with bagging team leaders
• receiving payments from some customers and keeping records
• communicating regularly with customers and within World Community in ways that are
consistent with World Community values
Hours of work are flexible, averaging approximately 12 -15 hours per week based upon
Compensation is $19 / hour plus reimbursement for mileage and out of pocket expenses.
Training will be provided
• ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• ability to handle unpredictable work flow
• ability to handle detailed work (including basic math)
• physical ability to lift
• own transportation and driver’s license required
• own computer and basic computer skills required
Preference will be given to:
• individuals with experience in marketing, retail, wholesale, inventory control; or with
other related experience; or with transferable skills
• individuals who are familiar with World Community Development Education Society
If interested, please apply to Lia Pesklevits at email@example.com by May 12.
Individuals who are short-listed will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
What influence did Indigenous women have on the women’s rights movement? Learn about this hidden history and celebrate International Women’s Day with World Community’s film screenings, available any time from March 6 – 8. CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS.
Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe (27 min) corrects the historical narrative about women’s rights in North America. Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) women had a potent political and spiritual voice and authority in all aspects of their lives. The contact that the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women in New York state shaped their thinking and had a vital impact on their struggle for equality that is taken for granted today.
On the Canadian side of the border, the clan mothers continue to set the rules for the Iroquois Confederacy of the Six Nations Grand River Reserve. Six Miles Deep (43 min) offers a portrait of the clan mothers who led their community in an historic blockade to protect their land from a housing development within their traditional territories in 2006. When the community’s chiefs ask people to abandon the barricades, it is the clan mothers who overrule them, leading a cultural reawakening in their traditionally matriarchal community. That dispute continues with a court case slated for 2022.
Both films are available for one price: $10 /individual, $16/ household, $8/ limited income.