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“A Bold Peace” Screening On International Peace Day
September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
In celebration of UN International Day of Peace, Victoria VOW is hosting a free public screening of the award-winning documentary “A Bold Peace”. The film presents Costa Rica’s inspiring path of demilitarization. Over 60 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband their military and to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment. “A Bold Peace” was released in 2015 and challenges our thinking about war and peace. More information about the film can be found Here.
The screening will be followed by a discussion about militarism in Canada and what we can do to build a culture of peace.
Currently, Canada is ranked 16th highest military spender in the world and spends $28 billion a year on the Department of National Defence. This summer, the federal government announced a new defence policy to increase military spending and the number of troops and to buy more fighter jets, armed drones and attack helicopters. Join in the discussion after the film with members of the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network (VIDPN).
Hosted by the Cadboro Bay United Church and co-sponsored by VIPDN, KAIROS, the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Raging Grannies. We will also do a short action for the international Peace Wave that evening.
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