2017 CLASS Spring Institute & Axworthy Distinguished Lectures

UPDATE (September 9) - A friendly reminder that if you haven't reserved your seat yet, we are still accepting donations until Thursday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m.

UPDATE (September 3) - Thank you to everyone who has supported the Axworthy Lecture Series.

Anyone who made a donation before 2:30 pm on Thursday, September 3rd will be sent ticket(s) to their provided mailing address. Anyone who makes a donation after Thursday, September 3rd will have their tickets available at the door.

UPDATE (AUGUST 13) - Thank you to everyone who has supported the Lecture Series and helped us to surpass our original crowdfunding goal! However, we still have seats left in exchange for donations, so make your gift today and reserve your spot to see Dr. Jane Goodall on September 11th!

Through your kind donations we are able to continue to bring in distinguished speakers like Dr. Goodall and keep these events open and accessible to the public.

We also have more event details, which are available here.

MAKE A GIFT TO THE AXWORTHY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE PUBLIC GOOD TO SECURE A SEAT TO SEE JANE GOODALL

"Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right."

- Dr. Jane Goodall

Goodall Poster - slideThanks to the generous support of donors, The University of Winnipeg welcomed Dr. Cornel West to campus on May 8th, 2015 as our inaugural Axworthy Keynote speaker. The evening was a great success and Dr. West captivated the audience with his powerful message.

We are now excited to gear up for the second Axworthy Lecture which will be held at 7 pm on September 11th, featuring the renowned primatologist, environmentalist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall.

In our continued commitment to accessibility, we are pleased to announce that the majority of the audience space at the lecture will be available as free rush seating to the community. This is possible because of the generous support of donors — which has inspired the event organizers and the UWFoundation to run a promotion to say thank you to new donors of the Axworthy Lecture Series.

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HOW IT WORKS

crowd-jane-goodall-2[Photo credit: Hugo van Lawick, courtesy of the National Geographic Society]

In appreciation of each new donation of $50 made to the lecture series, we are pleased to provide a gift of one general admission seat to Dr. Goodall’s lecture.

Or if you prefer, for each new donation of $100, the foundation will provide a gift of one reserved premium floor seat.

Tickets will be sent to the mailing address you provide. Of course, if you prefer, a tax receipt can be provided instead of the gift of guaranteed admission to the lecture.

WHY SUPPORT AN OPEN LECTURE?

crowd-jane-goodall-3[Photo credit: Catalin Mitrache]

Through such gifts, you ensure not only your own pass to the keynote, but also that approximately 1,500 seats will be available free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. Your support will also help ensure that we can continue to bring leading social activists and front-ranking scholars to campus while keeping these important discussions accessible and open to the public.

Furthermore, 100% of Dr. Goodall’s speaking fees go directly to the Jane Goodall Institute to continue her vital conservation work, so your gift’s impact will be doubled!

The goal of The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good is to discuss important social justice issues such as: gender; religion and secularism; Indigeneity; language; ethnicity and race; ecology; and economy; in an accessible and exciting forum to provoke public dialogues within the community.

If you are passionate about social justice, an admirer of Jane Goodall and/or wish to help raise UWinnipeg’s global profile, please make a gift and/or share this page. Every gift makes a difference and the more people we can reach; the more likely we will be able to continue to run this lecture in the future.

If you would like to request a tax receipt instead of guaranteed admission or if you have any questions, please contact Darren Nodrick at 204.988.7496 or d.nodrick@uwinnipeg.ca  

22 thoughts on “2017 CLASS Spring Institute & Axworthy Distinguished Lectures

  1. If you make a $50 donation, are you assured entrance then?
    Not expecting a reserved seat as the $100s are, but since coming from out of city, I want to make sure I get in even if Rush seating. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Darren Nodrick Post author

      Hi Pat,

      Yes, you are guaranteed a seat with a $50 donation. $100 donations receive a premium floor seat. Thank you and hope to see you there!

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  3. Rochelle zimberg

    What time is the concert? How can u ensure $50 donors a seat when it’s open free seating. Will there be a separate section?

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    1. Darren Nodrick Post author

      Hi Rochelle,

      The majority of the seating will be free and open to the public. However, we do anticipate the gym to be filled to capacity and we won’t be able to accommodate everyone, so we are offering a limited number of passes to new donors to the lecture series. These passes will guarantee your entrance and there will be a separate section for pass holders.

      Thank you!

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  4. I would really like to purchase two general admission tickets at the same time, however the system appears to only allow either one general, or one premium ticket. Does this mean I’d have to do two transactions?

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    1. Darren Nodrick Post author

      Hi Daniel,

      We have set it up this way to avoid anyone scooping up a bunch of tickets for resale. Unfortunately, you do need to make two separate donations for the two tickets. Alternatively, you could give me a call at 204-988-7496 and we could do it over the phone.

      Thank you!

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    1. Darren Nodrick Post author

      Hi Taylor,

      Yes, your admission is guaranteed with the $50 donation but it’s not assigned seating. However, the seats will not be assigned, so even though your entrance is guaranteed, the earlier you arrive the better seats you will get within the designated section.

      Thank you!

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      1. One more quick question! How are things going to work in terms of the book signing? I can’t imagine it will be a free for all line-up will it?

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        1. Darren Nodrick Post author

          Our event staff will coordinate it in an orderly fashion, so those that wish to have there book signed will definitely have the opportunity. Dr. Goodall is well-know for making sure anyone that attends her lecture and wishes to have their book signed will have the chance to do so.

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  5. Just so I understand, with my $50.00 donation, will I have rush seating that is separate from the free admission seating? Thank you!

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    1. Darren Nodrick Post author

      Hi Janet,

      That’s correct. Your entrance will be guaranteed and there will be a separate section for donors. However, the seating is not assigned, so the earlier you arrive the more seats you’ll have to choose from within that section.

      Thanks you and see you on the 11th!

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  6. Hi,

    I just donated x2 $50.00 donations to ensure my entrance to the Jane Goodall lecture. The email I received didn’t say anything about it being a ticket to the lecture. Do I just show my email at the door? Where is the separate donor door?

    Looking forward to it, thank you!

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    1. Darren Nodrick Post author

      Hi Jackie,

      Thank you so much for your generous donation!

      The lecture is only a few days away, so we’ll have the tickets waiting for you at the door instead of mailing them to you. Just be sure to bring a piece of ID and you’ll be able to pick them the when you get here.

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    1. Darren Nodrick Post author

      Hi Mary,

      There will indeed be a section designated for accessibility. There will be access through the doors on the first floor and plenty of signage and our volunteers will help direct you where you need to go. However, given the popularity of this event, I would suggest coming fairly early to ensure you get you spot.

      Thank you for your interest and see you on the 11th!

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        1. Darren Nodrick Post author

          It’s difficult to say as we don’t have a number on the number of individuals that require accessible seating, so I would advise coming early. Seating is limited and the line up begins at 5 pm and doors open at 6 pm.

          We hope to see you tomorrow!

          Reply

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