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Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW!

November 9, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Conflict and Climate:  Changing Course NOW, Sunday, November 9, 2014 Metro Hall Rooms 308/309

Regular $20, Students $15  All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can)  Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.

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9:30 am –  Registration and Coffee


10:00am –  Carrie Lester Traditional Oneida Thanksgiving Address


Carrie Lester

Welcome comments –  National Co-chairs


10:15 am – Interactive Introductions – why do we care?


10:30 am – Film “Conflict and Climate Change”, from Abolish War, UK


10:45am – Debrief Film, facilitated discussion


11:00am – Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace

Joanna Kerr, Executive Director of Greenpeace

“Stopping climate change and environmental degradation are the most urgent priorities of my generation,” said Kerr. “For over two decades I have worked for economic empowerment and human rights for women and the most marginalized people around the world, an agenda now undermined by climate related causes.” click here for more on Joanna Kerr

11:30am – Brief Q & A


11:45am – KAIROS – Connie Sorio speaks about Typhoon Haiyan and how climate change and conflict have affected the people of Tacloban


12:30pm – LUNCH catered by YMCA Catering


1:30pm – Panel – Sheila Zurbrigg, Lyn Adamson, Tamara Lorincz, and Special Guest Emily Gilbert

  • Militarism
    • Emily Gilbert will discuss her paper published through the University of Toronto titled “The Militarization of Climate Change.” Emily Gilbert is an Associate Professor, cross-appointed between the Canadian Studies Program and the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto. Her research addresses the changing politics of the Canadian border, especially its increasing securitization and the implications for citizenship and immigration. Through this work she has become interested in the militarization of the Arctic, as border politics heat up because of the impacts of climate change.
  • Water
  • Food Security
    • Sheila Zurbrigg is an independent health history researcher. A physician by training, several decades ago she turned to full-time research in human health history following five years of work with traditional village midwives in southern Tamil Nadu in the later 1970s.”The implications of global warming for the modern portion of this health trajectory are enormous, with climate destabilisation affecting global weather systems, rain patterns, agricultural harvests, and thus directly food security.The risks are profound, and most poorly understood amongst ‘northern’ societies, the principal drivers of climate change.”

2:15 pm – Q&A with panel members


2:30 pm – Break Out Groups with Panel Members


3:15pm – Solutions – Action groups on Climate Action Campaigns


4:30pm – Groups Report Back – Gallery Walk style


5:00 pm – Closing Comments



November 9, 2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Canadian Voice of Women for Peace


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