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Winnipeg, Manitoba Peace Summit, May 8, 2015

 

VOW Youth Peace Summit

Promoting Peace Education among Youth for Equality, Activism, and Empowerment

VOW Youth Peace Summit- Parental Consent & Media Release.  Please click on the link and print

VOW Peace Summit package 2015

 

Friday May 8th, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm

Menno Simons College at the University of Winnipeg

520 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB

 

Voice of Women for Peace Manitoba Inc., in partnership with Menno Simons College, would like to invite young women and men to participate in a free half-day peace summit at the University of Winnipeg. The summit will feature the peace curriculum that VOW Manitoba developed in consultation with Girl Guides of Canada*. (The curriculum was featured in “The Metro” on March 25, 2015.) The purpose of the summit is to encourage active thought and discussion regarding a variety of topics related to peace. Through active participation, students will develop skills related to peace building, conflict resolution and social change.

VOW Manitoba has committed itself to promoting peace education.  VOW Manitoba seeks to work with youth to uncover the tools necessary to creating a culture of peace and to discover the potential of each individual to make a difference.

In attending the VOW Youth Peace Summit, students will have the opportunity to participate in open dialogue, forum theatre, art and critical thinking, all with the intent of learning about current issues, gender inequality, and peace. In addition to expanding knowledge on peace, students will also have the chance to build relationships with others who share an interest in social justice and to be part of the academic process.

The summit is open to students in grades nine through twelve. We are requesting that teachers and/or school administrations refer students from diverse backgrounds, who have a strong interest in social justice. As the peace curriculum has been developed with a focus on gender equality, VOW would like to extend this invitation to students of any gender.  Snacks will be provided. Students will need to bring their own lunch. Attendance will be taken to confirm student participation.

Students interested in attending should complete the attached form no later than Friday, April 24th, 2015. Inquiries and completed forms can be forwarded to Badriyya Yusuf, VOWManitoba@hotmail.com

*The curriculum and youth peace summit were developed with the assistance of Dr. Anna Snyder, professor of conflict resolution studies at Menno Simons College at University of Winnipeg. Dr. Snyder, an expert on gender and peace is the author/co-editor of two books: Setting the Agenda for Global Peace: Conflict and Consensus Building and Critical Issues in Gender, Peace Building, Conflict Resolution, and Social Change.

                                                                             

                                          

 

Parents/Guardians,

Voice of Women for Peace Manitoba Inc., in partnership with Menno Simons College, would like to invite high schools students to participate in a free half-day Youth Peace Summit at the University of Winnipeg. The summit will feature the peace curriculum that VOW Manitoba has developed in consultation with Girl Guides of Canada. The purpose of the summit is to encourage active thought and discussion regarding a variety of topics related to peace and gender. Through active participation, students will develop skills related to peace building, conflict resolution and social change. The summit will be held at Menno Simons College, 520 Portage Ave, Winnipeg on Friday May 8th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Snacks will be provided. Students will need to bring their own lunch. The summit is open to students from diverse backgrounds, in grades nine through twelve.

During the summit students will have the chance to be a part of the academic process and build relationships with others who share an interest in social justice. Students will expand their knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict transformation by participating in:

  • Forum Theatre
  • Art Activism
  • Open Dialogue
  • Critical Thinking

Some of the areas of conversation will include:

  • What is Peace?
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Media as a tool for Activism
  • Non-violent Action

Students interested in attending should complete the attached forms no later than Friday, April 24th, 2015. Inquiries and completed forms can be forwarded to Badriyya Yusuf at VOWManitoba@hotmail.com