International Education Centre
Year Published: 1982
Organization profile published 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2497
Abstract: The purpose of the International Education Centre (IEC) is to provide education, research, and community service programs concerning ethnic and multicultural studies and Third World development. IEC has a large schools program which provides speakers on Third World and related issues. Latin America is one of the schools program's chief concerns.
The Centre's Community Service Program includes lectures, workshops and symposia designed to promote awareness of international issues and different cultures. In March, 1982, IEC and other social justice organizations in the Halifax-Dartmouth community sponsored eight events pertaining to Central American issues. These included "Life In a Salvadoran Refugee Camp" (lecture by Warren Allmand), "Land Reform and Revolution in Central America" (lecture by Martin Diskins - M.I.T. ), "U.S. policy in Central America" (Dr. John Kirk), "The Canadian Position on El Salvador" ( John Foster - ICCHRLA ), and a commemorative mass on the anniversary of Archbishop Romero's assassination.
The International Education Centre also has a commitment to local concerns including ethnic studies in Nova Scotia. Resources including slide shows,videotapes, and other research materials are available from IEC. In addition, the Centre publishes a newsletter.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
See also CX2317, CX2465.