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:
- Kuukuwa Andam – Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Graduate Student
- John McGarry – Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University
- Shannon-Monk Payne – CEO, Sakatay Global
- Bianca Mugyenyi – Co-Executive Director, The Leap
- Mona Rahman – Islamic Society of Kingston
- Paul Rogers – Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University, UK
- Lawrence Scanlan – Canadian Author, Editor and 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 a special keynote to help us with our reflection:
- 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 local and national 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.
Tickets Now on Sale:
The $40 Early Bird rate is available until September 21st. Cost is $50 thereafter.
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