VOW Annual General Meeting, 2017
September 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full day (lunch included): $40
Panel only: $10 or pay what you can
Come join VOW in Ottawa for a very important conference and lobby days!
Our program runs from 9 – 4 at Abbotsford House, 950 Bank St, in the Glebe, and you are most welcome to join us for the whole day. You are also invited to come just for our afternoon forum from 1:30 to 3:30 pm (with discussion to follow) if that timing works better for you.
Place: Abbotsford House, a community center in Ottawa, Ontario
Address: 950 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 5G6 Tel: (613) 230-5730
9:00 – Doors open. Registration and Light breakfast
9:30 – Business mtg. with minutes cross-country reports, election and a reflections of members past
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Strategic Planning for VOW’s future
12:30 -1:15 – Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 3:00 – Panel “Advancing Non-violence Policy and Practice ”
Our panel is1:30 – 3:00 – “Advancing Non-violence Policy and Practice ”
Moderator – Lyn Adamson, VOW Co-chair; a non-violent conflict resolution trainer and consultant and environmental activist/organizer
Beth Woroniuk – Canada’s contribution to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Feminist or Same Old/Same Old – Coordinator, Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada and anindependent, freelance consultant focusing on gender equality and women’s rights issues.
Tamara Lorincz– “Feminism, Non-violence and Canada’s Foreign and Defence Policy” . Tamara is a Ph.D. candidate (Peace Studies, Waterloo U. ON ), researcher, peace activist and a VOW board member
Lauren Levesque-Talk title “Perspectives on Non-violence” Lauren teaches and publishes in the area of music, non-violence and social change.
3:00- 4:00 – Wrap up and closing.
Stay for Monday and/or Tuesday for lobbying interviews with MPS.
To register and for more information contact the VOW office at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 416-716-4010
For those participating in the VOW lobby on Parliament Hill Sept. 25 and 26, there will be a preparatory meeting 7:30-9:00 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ottawa home of VOW member, Diane McIntyre. Contact email@example.com to register.
If costs are a concern please contact Co-Chair Lyn Adamson Regarding conference costs and billeting – firstname.lastname@example.org