Reclaiming our Future: A Feminist Perspective
8:30 am – 9:30 am Registration and light breakfast
9:30 am – Opening Carrie Lester
Greetings from Janis Alton and Lyn Adamson, co-chairs Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Metta Spencer – What Peace Women are doing internationally
10:00 am – 11:00 am Morning Panel
Anna Jaikaran and Martha Goodings – Nuclear Disarmament
Anna Jaikaran belongs to no2nuclearweapons, a small Toronto group working toward nuclear disarmament through public education. The group has been giving presentations in high schools since 2010. She is also a member of Science for Peace and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, and is a Campaigner for the 2020 Vision Campaign of Mayors for Peace.
Martha Goodings is a member of Voice of Women, and is the past chair of the Ontario Council , a position she held for about 10 years. She is currently active with the small non-profit she founded with Anna Jaikaran, no2nuclearweapons, working to raise awareness about nuclear weapons with young people.
She has an M.A in Social Welfare Policy from McMaster University, and has worked as a Sr. Policy Adviser with the Ontario government, and as a Project Manager.
Wanda Nanibush -Idle No More
Wanda is an Anishinabe-kwe writer, media creator, curator, community animator, arts consultant and Idle No More organizer from Beausoleil First Nation. Wanda Nanibush is the 2013 Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at University of Toronto. She is also Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Wanda Nanibush has over 15 years experience in the arts sector of Canada. Nanibush has worked in non-profit arts organizations such as the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, ANDPVA, Peterborough Arts Umbrella, imagineNative film and media arts festival, ReFrame, and LIFT. She has published in many books and magazines including C magazine, Fuse, Muskrat, the book Women in a Globalizing World: Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years since the Blockades and co-edited InTensions journal on The Resurgence of Indigenous Women’s Knowledge and Resistance in Relation to Land and Territoriality: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
Suraia Saher of Afghans for Peace
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12: 45 Workshops with Morning Panelist
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:00 pm Music with the Raging Grannies
2: 00pm – 3:15 pm Marilou McPhedrin “Fostering a Culture of Human Rights”
-Marilou will discuss her work with UNSCR 1325 and Canada’s role
Marilou McPhedran is the UN Human Rights Fellow for the Geneva Office of UNFPA, having been seconded to the UN by The University of Winnipeg, where she is a professor and the director of the Institute for International Women’s Rights at Global College. Formerly the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, she served at the level of dean as the the Principal of The University of Winnipeg Global College from 2008 – July 2012 ….continued
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm Panel Canada’s Energy Future
Angela Bischoff - Nuclear Energy
Carrie Lester – Line 9
Lyn Adamson – Climate change
A full and exciting day of informative speakers, workshops and more.
Includes a light breakfast and lunch
Price is $30.00 regular, Students $15.00 and both are pay what you can.