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Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in General News

More events in Toronto

Mark the Date Wednesday, April 11

VOW delegates Reportback and Pot Luck

All Welcome
to an evening with
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

THE JOURNEY OF EQUALITY AT THE UN: CHALLENGING PARALYSIS AT THE CSW 2012

Friends House
60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto
(St. George subway /Bedford Rd. exit & walk 2 blocks north to Lowther Ave.)
Parking available

5:30pm Gather for 6 pm Potluck Dinner (main course provided)

7:00pm Guest artist, singer Lise Cormier

7:15pm Reflections from VOW team members, part of the 2,000 women gathered for the UN Commission on the Status of Women, for the ongoing march toward equality – or so we expected!
General Discussion Next Steps for VOW

9:00pm Wrap up and Good Night.
$10.00 or pay what you can

Janis Alton VOW Office
905-274-6191 416-603-7915

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Science for Peace and Canadian Voice of Women Peace present:
Thursday, 5 Apr 2012: “Should We Be Afraid? Real and Imagined
Security Threats 10 years after 9/11″ by Mark Sedra, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation and U. of Waterloo
4-6 pm, Rm. 87 University College, U.Toronto. All welcome. No charge

I want to invite you to participate in a street theatre event at 5pm on Tuesday, April 17, calling attention to the world’s egregious military expenditures. So as not to spoil the surprise and fun, I will not publicize here a full description of what we’ll do. However, if you want to come and bring some friends, the whole event will take only five minutes or so at Dundas Square in Toronto. Afterward you and your friends cn go to a movie or to dinner in one of the many restaurants and theatres nearby. Call me and I’ll give you exact instructions. I’m Metta Spencer,
416 789-2294.
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Join KAIROS and friends for an evening with colleagues from Eglise du Christ au Congo

Conflict in eastern Congo/the Great Lakes of Africa region:
the inter-related issues of natural resources, repatriation,
land distribution, and sexual violence

Thursday evening, April 5th
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto
Southeast of College and Spadina

Free parking available; wheelchair accessible

We will be joined by Mennonite Central Committee partners:

• Hon. (Ms.) Muhima Sabina, Député Natinale (MP), Walikali District, North Kivu Province, one of the most heavily affected areas of the ongoing humanitarian and human rights crises in eastern Congo

• Mgr. Bulambo Lembelembe, Coordinator of the Church of Christ of Congo Refugee and Combatant Repatriation Program, Bukavu, with close connections to both the grassroots and leaders in Congo with respect to the conflict in eastern Congo
An accompanying screening and discussion of Friends of the Congo film

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

will enliven participants’ discussion with the speakers

Everyone welcome

Sponsor: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

Co-sponsors: AfricaFiles; CUPE Ontario International Solidarity Committee;
Friends of the Congo/University of Toronto; Mining Injustice Solidarity Network; and
United Church of Canada

For more information contact Jim Davis, jdavis@kairoscanada.org , 416.463.5312 ext. 238
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Dear Peace Friend,
In 2010, global military spending surged to an all time high of US$1.63 trillion.Canada was responsible for
$22.3 billion see
Given the numerous crises facing the planet (economic, environmental, health, diplomatic) it is imperative that we create a global movement to shift this money to human needs. We know that there are thousands of organizations and millions of individuals who support this point of view. We need now to begin a serious mobilizing effort to make it visible. As part of this campaign, we are organizing an event as part of the
Global Day of Action on Military Spending
Cut global military spending now!

We will gather at
The Federal Building on Bay Street in Hamilton from 11.30 a.m. -2 p.m. April 17
where we will hand out flyers, listen to the Raging Grannies and participate in Conscience Canada’s Loony Poll. On this day, people all over the world will join together in joint actions to focus public, political, and media attention on the costs of military spending and the need for new priorities. Such events will help us to build the international network around this issue.
Please join us on April 17 so that we can make our voices heard, here in Hamilton and globally. Bring placards to let Mr. Harper know that you object to your taxes supporting war and violence.
In Peace
Joy Warner
Hamilton Voice of Women for Peace
Jw4peace@cogeco.ca
http://demilitarize.org/ http://vowpeace.org/
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