Local to Global: Building Bridges for Peace

Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace Invites you to a free day of interactive workshops

Saturday, January 21st, 9:30-5:00 pm
Women’s Council House
989 Young AvenueHalifax NS

Vegan Lunch Provided –
Please RSVP for Lunch/ Snack purposes
to: peace@nsvow.org






9:30 Doors Open for Coffee/Tea and Snacks

10:00 Opening Circle

10:15 Yvonne Atwell: Empowering Women through Non-Violent  Communication – Restorative approaches to building Relationships. This workshop will focus on using Circle process and other tools to develop and maintain restorative conversations.

11:30 – 12:15 – Connect to Women’s March on Washington – Halifax and enjoy Lunch provided by Food Not Bombs and Tarek’s

Note: anyone going to the March who would like to carry a Nova Scotia Voice of Women banner, pleases reply to peace@nsvow.org

12:15 Afternoon Opening Circle

12:30 Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Dr. Nancy Covington and Sarah Morgan: Nuclear Basics and Nuclear Hazards:  Historic Local and Global Successes and Current Actions – Sarah Morgan will engage the audience in an interactive exercise on the importance of nuclear issues. Dr. Nancy Covington will present on Nuclear Basics and your Health. Linda Christiansen-Ruffman will discuss her history with nuclear  issues over time including some feminist successes. Presenters will engage with participants in a discussion around future challenges and actions.

2:00 – 2:30 Refreshment Break

2:30 Kate Everson with Dawn Penney & Candace Tattrie, PeacmakeHers

Goal-Setting Activity – We will look at our top priorities, how we are  spending most of our time, what our ideal life would look like and seeing how we can bring these aspects into alignment.  From there, we will create new goals for ourselves to help us  get to where we want to be in 5, 10 or even next year.
We are creating a space for you to brainstorm, share and expand on your ideas for a project you may have been thinking about your whole life, the past 6 months or even something you came up with during the goal setting activity. We are here to listen to your ideas and support you in any way  you need or want us to.

3:30 – 3:45 Stretch Break

3:45 – 4:40 Project Planning – Clarify your Goal & Action Plan

4:45 – Closing Circle