Help build a better Beltline
The BNA has had an exciting first 16 months and it's time for our Annual General Meeting.
This is an important time to meet your neighbours and find our more about the BNA, elect the next Board of Directors and/or run for the Board of Directors.
The AGM is open to all Regular Members of the BNA. Please purchase your 2017/2018 Membership here for only $10.
WHY BUY A MEMBERSHIP?
Your membership is an investment in your neighbourhood. The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is a non-profit community association that strives to strengthen our community through local events, cultural programming and improve our neighbourhoods through planning, public consultation, community building and advocacy.
Revenue from membership sales goes directly towards providing local volunteers the tools and resources they need to make the Beltline an even better place.
*Regular Membership must be purchased on or before October 12 to vote at the October 26, 2017 AGM.
**Regular Membership must be purchased on or before September 26 to be eligible to run for the Board of Directors at the October 26, 2017 AGM.
***Must reside in the Beltline to become a Regular Member
A book club for conservatives and liberals who want to get out of their bubbles and bridge the great divide. Buy the book, read it, and come join us for a lively discussion.
We’ve all felt it: Whether we’ve argued pointlessly with someone on social media, felt our blood pressure rise as we’ve fought over politics with family members, or simply veered delicately away from certain topics, it’s hard to ignore the chasm between those who hold opposing political views. And it feels like it’s getting worse, that politics are getting uglier, and that reasonable discussion is falling by the wayside.
What can ordinary people do to bridge the great divide? We can read books that smart and reasonable people have writte...n in defense of their views and we can talk about these books with others who may or may not wear the political stripes we do.
Come to Shelf Life Books for a monthly book club that does just that. Ideally, participants will have read the book assigned for that day, and will come prepared to discuss it. All of the books on our list will be made available by Shelf Life. We will meet from 10 am to noon on the last Saturday of every month.
The discussions will be led by Julie Sedivy, a local scholar and writer. Julie has taught linguistics and psychology at the University of Calgary and is the lead author of Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says About You. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as Politico, Nautilus, and Scientific American, and she has been a frequent guest on radio stations such as CBC and NPR.
October 28 Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, by Robert B. Reich