Have you ever had a great idea for a peace action but didn't have the resources to get started?
Or have you found an issue interesting but don't know if there exists groups in the city who are working on it?
Or are you an organizer in the movement and want to build relations with other groups?
In an effort to help build relationships within the peace movement in Calgary, we are holding regular events to bring different groups and individuals together.
What: Building the Peace Movement meeting
When: Sunday, April 19 from 1-3pm
Where: Arusha Centre (Old Y Building, 223 12 Avenue SW)
Topic: Tamil struggle
The first half hour will be an information session where groups or individuals can give short presentations (2 min long, depending on the number of participants) where they can tell people of actions they are planning, update people on the work they are doing and give specific information on an issue. Priority will be given to groups and individuals who rsvp.
The second hour will be moderated discussions on topics involving the peace movement.
On April 19, we will here from members of the Tamil community about their struggles for independence in Sri Lanka and on the current war in Sri Lanka. This is a timely discussion as hundreds of people are having a continuous protest on parliament hill until a ceasefire is called.
All supporters of the peace movement are welcome to join us.
For more information, please contact [email protected]
This event is being organized by a coalition of concerned Calgarians that have come together on the beliefs that wars and occupations of countries are fundamentally wrong and that countries have a right to self-determination. Areas that we have been particularly involved in include the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Haiti and Canada's new militarism (including security certificates).
Added by Coillette on March 30, 2009