MEDIA RELEASE PeacemakeHers 2014, Nova Scotia
EVENT: PEACEMAKEHERS 2014
WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014, 10 – 4
WHERE: THINKER’S LODGE, PUGWASH, NS
COST: FREE; LUNCH AND SNACKS PROVIDED
FOR WHOM: WOMEN OF ALL AGES
WHAT TO BRING: Paper, Pen, all-weather clothing
TRANSPORTATION: FREE BUS PROVIDED FROM SMU AND TRURO
PeacemakeHers 2014, a project of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace, a chapter of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, endeavors to create opportunities for learning and collaboration in peace leadership for women in the Atlantic Region.
Held at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, which continues to be an essential landmark of the peace movement, participants will gather and hear presentations on A Feminist Analysis of Peace, by long-time members of NSVOW Sandy Greenberg and Sarah Morgan; How We Address Sexual Violence Against Aboriginal Women by Annie Chau, Coordinator for Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence, a two-year, collaborative project with the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Paqtnkek Health Centre, and music by Carmel Mikol.
Alida Campbell, participant from PeacemakeHers 2013, said: “PeacemakeHers gave me the opportunity to attend the United Nations 58th Session on the Commission of the Status of Women in New York last March as part of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace delegation to learn about and reflect on issues affecting women across the globe. Being a part of the PeacemakeHers conference and attending the UN Session has inspired, and helped me to engage my community in peace understanding, activities and discussion. I would encourage everyone to take part in this program! “
This aim of this one-day program aims to engage young women in an inter-generational exchange with others from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Scholarships to national and international peace events will be offered to those who go on to create peace activities in their local communities.
Voice of Women for Peace strongly supports the education of women to ensure the furtherance of peace on the local, national and international scene.
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