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Peace Conference 2010 – Being the Change: Building a Culture of Peace


Posted: June 8th, 2010

PEACE CONFERENCE 2010

Being the Change: Building a Culture of Peace . . .in our classrooms, our communities, and our world
July 7 – 10, 2010
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

This conference explored how peace education, women’s activism, and the disarmament movement can continue to contribute to building a more peaceful world. Conference presenters included Alyn Ware, Sandra Butcher, Erika Simpson, Hetty van Gurp, and Donna Smyth. Conference sessions focused on topics such as nuclear weapon-free zones, building peace through art and women activists working for peace.

We had a fantastic 4 days at the peace conference. From the opening public lecture with Alyn Ware and Logan MacGillivray, to the many workshops, to the closing plenary focusing on actions and next steps to create a more peaceful world, the energy and enthusiasm of conference participants and presenters was amazing! Stay tuned for more information about follow up actions . . .

The conference generated some great media coverage as well. See below for some of the articles:

NS Chronicle Herald: Advocate: Put peace on par with other academic subjects

The Coast: Peace works: Our reliance on war and weaponry accomplishes nothing; it’s time to find an alternative; Big arms makers block nuclear disarmament to protect profits

Listen to Alyn Ware and River Smith talk about building a culture of peace on CBC Maritime Noon.

Blogger Chris Campbell attended the conference, and you can read about his experiences on his blog.

You can also view photos.

Conference website: www.msvu.ca/PeaceConference

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