Monday, May 01, 2017

May BC Peace & Disarmament Summit

BC Peace and Disarmament Summit on May 12-13

Co-sponsored by - UVic Centre for Global Studies, Social Environmental Alliance, Nonviolence International, Between the Lines Publishing and Level Ground Coffee

May 1, 2017

Two weeks away! Please help spread the word, share the Facebook events and put up a poster!

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!

Register now for our inaugural PROVINCIAL PEACE AND DISARMAMENT SUMMIT May 12-13:

Don’t miss it!


Friday, May 12 from 7:00-9:00 pm
David Strong Building, C118
University of Victoria

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.

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Saturday, May 13 from 10:00am-5:30 pm
David Strong Building, C118, 
University of Victoria

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, and the myth that Canada came of age by warfighting.

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*.

Books will be available for sale.

Register now! Free. Donations Appreciated. 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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