Sun, Nov 14, 2010: Building Peace: Resisting War

50th Anniversary Conference and Gala of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, HART HOUSE, 7 HART HOUSE CIRCLE, TORONTO

Program:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010

2:00–4:00 pm
Free Event: Student Round Tables
The event will include Hague lawyers from the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Court of Justice, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and other Hague legal institutions.

5:30–7:00 pm
Reception
Cash bar and book launch: Legacy of Love by Marion Kerans: Remembering Muriel Duckworth, Her Later Years, 1996–2009.

7:00 pm
Gala Dinner
Keynote Address: Cora Weiss, President, Hague Appeal for Peace and Former President of International Peace Bureau

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010

8:15–9:00 am
Registration

9:00 am
Panel A: Delegitimization of War: Existing Resources in International law and Ways Forward

11:00 am
Panel B: Another Way: Conflict Prevention and Non-violent Conflict Resolution Developments

12:30 pm
Musical presentation – DAREarts Children’s Choir followed by luncheon.

2:00 pm
Small Group Discussions
Discussion A: International legal institutions; UN Reform; Policy-based approaches
Discussion B: Skills-building approaches in the community, schools, government; the disarmament movement; gender & peacebuilding

4:00 pm
Student reception with Flora Terah

4:30 pm
Feature film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Women in Liberia move from political exclusion to the Presidency for interactive workshop on non-violent dialogue

6:30 pm
Evening Reception followed by vegetarian dinner.
Music by Sandy Greenberg and the Raging Grannies
The 1325 Key to Peace, an original play by Shirley Farlinger
Cake, Coffee & Tea

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010

9:30 am
Registration

10:00 am
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Annual General Meeting

11:00 am
Challenges and Strategies: Raising Our Voices

12:45 pm
Business meeting
Conclusions and recommendations, closing of the meeting

1:45 pm
Closing luncheon and toast to the future

3:00 pm
Women’s Walking Tour of University of Toronto

Subsidy funds available for students, contact the VOW office at 416-603-7915 for details and questions.

Purchase tickets through Hart House at 416-978-8849 or www.uofttix.ca & register through the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace office at 416-603-7915 no later than by November 5th 2010. Registration form MUST be sent back to the Voice of Women office in addition to purchasing tickets through Hart House.