My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, March 05, 2010

Come and support the Afghans...

The Free Thinking Film Society is proud to host the Canadian-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee here in Ottawa. We are having a night to kick off the Canadian debate on our post-2011 involvement in Afghanistan.

Here are the details:

March 7, 2010, 7 PM
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa
$30.00/$15.00 for students

Here is the list of speakers:

o Terry Glavin (award-winning author and one of Canada's leading voices in support of our Afghanistan campaign).

o Major-General Lewis MacKenzie (Ret'd, served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 35 years and awarded the Order of Canada).

o Jawed Ludin (Ambassador to Canada from Afghanistan).

o Grant Kippen (Chairman of Afganistan's Electoral Complaints Commission).

o Dr. Nipa Banerjee (Professor at the University of Ottawa).

o Lauryn Oates (Human Rights Activist).

o Nasrine Gross (Afghan-American writer).

o Dr. Douglas Bland (Chair of the Defence Management Studies Program at Queens University at Kingston).

After the speeches and panel discussion, the evening will be a reception/fundraiser for the Afghan-Canadian Community Centre ( in Kandahar. Ehsanullah Ehsan, Director of the School, will be giving a video presentation from Afghanistan.

I hope to see you there.


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