PEACE & DISARMAMENT SUMMIT
VANCOUVER ISLAND PEACE & DISARMAMENT NETWORK...
Register at http://www.vipdn.org for our inaugural Provincial Peace and Disarmament Summit! Don’t miss it!
The summit includes:
Premiere Screening of the award-winning film, "A Bold Peace"
An inspiring documentary about Costa Rica’s path of demilitarization. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by representatives of the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative and Nonviolence International.
Free. All welcome.
Speakers, panels, and workshops
This provincial summit aims to inspire action for a culture of peace and nonviolence and policies for disarmament. Themes: Canadian foreign policy and defence policy, nuclear disarmament, gender and militarism, peace education, art and activism!
Key note speaker: Jamie Swift, co-author of the new book The Vimy Trap, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War, which has been short-listed for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize in Canadian history and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, author Jamie Swift provides a critical examination at Canada’s participation in the bloody First World War and confronts our history of militarism. Swift is also the co-author of the book Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in the Age of Anxiety and a co-founder of Peace Quest.
Other featured speakers include former seaman Nicola Peffers author of Refuge in the Black Deck about military sexual violence and US Army veteran Bill Geimer author of Canada: The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars. Their books will be available for sale.
Organized by the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network
Co-sponsored by the UVic Centre for Global Studies, the Social Environmental Alliance, Nonviolence International, Between the Lines Publishing and Level Ground Coffee.
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