Imagining Peace: A Vision for Canada
November 9 @ 5:00 pm - November 11 @ 7:00 pm
Gathering * Festival * Celebration
You are invited to a gathering in Kingston at the shores of Lake Ontario in Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory. PeaceQuest, a Kingston-based social justice organization, proposes a special event November 9-11th, 2018, marking the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I:
- Senator Kim Pate
- Paul Rogers – Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University, UK
- John McGarry – Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University
- Mona Rahman – Islamic Society of Kingston
- Shannon-Monk Payne – CEO, Sakatay Global
- Stephanie Simpson – Director, Human Rights Office, Queen’s University
- Lawrence Scanlan – Author, Journalist
The Program in Detail:
On Saturday, November 10th, we will bring together PeaceQuest supporters, affiliates from other cities, peace activists, Kingston friends of PeaceQuest. This day-long session will be in Kingston City Hall’s Memorial Room, a lofty public space featuring stained glass representations of Great War battles.
We’ve invited two special guests to help us with our reflection:
- Senator Kim Pate, former executive direction of the Elizabeth Fry Society and a nationally renowned advocate who has spent the last 35 years working in and around the legal and penal systems of Canada, with and on behalf of some of the most marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized — particularly imprisoned youth, men and women. November 10, 2018 will mark the first anniversary of Ms. Pate’s appointment to the Senate of Canada.
- Peace scholar Paul Rogers, author of Why We’re Losing the War on Terror and numerous other books. Regularly interviewed on CBC-Radio’s Sunday Edition, he is Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford and Global Security Consultant with Oxford Research Group. Paul has worked in the field of international security, arms control and political violence for over thirty years.
In the afternoon, we’ll engage with a panel of peace promoters who will help us deepen our reflection.
Sunday, November 11th, we will assemble at the stunning Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts for a very special Remembrance Day celebration – organized jointly by PeaceQuest and The Isabel. The past two years our Remembering for Peace concerts have filled the 500-seat venue to capacity. There won’t be much speechifying; we will use music, art and performance to remember and renew our commitment to peacebuilding. The program for the Nov. 11, 2017 “Evening for Peace” event is enclosed for your reference.
If you would like to indicate your commitment to attend, please fill out the form below. We will be in touch once the full registration is ready.
2018-01-17: Please note that there are costs associated with each event (estimated between $20-$40 for each day) that will be finalized and posted in the coming weeks.
- November 9 @ 5:00 pm
- November 11 @ 7:00 pm