Sustain Her – PeacemakeHers to UN Commission on the Status of Women

WHEN:   SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016, 6 – 9 PM

WHERE: VEITH HOUSE, 3115 Veith Street, B3K 3G9

WHAT:   Music! 50/50 Draw! Silent Auction! Appetizers & Desserts! and

               Stories from the 2015 PeacemakeHers Campers 

Six inspiring young members of NS Voice of Women for Peace plan to attend the first week of the United Nation’s 60th Commission on the Status of Women [CSW60] in New York, March 13 – 24 as delegates with Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.

The CSW60 2016 Priority Theme is Women’s empowerment and its linkto sustainable development.

Excitement is building. Camper Erica Fraser says:

Connecting with other women and fem-friendly folk holds so much potential for catalyzing positive change on our planet. For this upcoming gathering at the UN, I’m most excited about learning from people who are working to build healthy communities in creative and effective ways, hoping to harness some of that energy and bringing it home to Nova Scotia.

The PeaceMakeHers Leadership Camp for Young Women, held annually at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace. Campers have the opportunity to receive a small bursary towards education about and experiences of peacemakers at a global level.

Meghan Doucette, who plans to attend PeacemakeHers 2016, says:

I am excited to delve into the themes of women’s empowerment and sustainable development at CSW60 in a few short weeks. This will be an amazing opportunity to meet other women who are focusing on these issues all around the world.

Funds raised at Sustain Her will assist with travel and accommodation costs for these peacemakers of the future.

A big thanks to the supporters of our Sustain Her event
– Frank Taussig
– Sharon Collins
– Treechild
– Theresa Thomas
– Shirley Robb
– Sandy Greenberg
– Amos Pewter
– Trident Cafe
– Twin Cities Boxing Club
– Seamist Studio
– Birdsall Worthington Pottery
– Best Western Glengarry
– Sobeys

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NS VOW Then and Now

Join us Saturday, May 23 for the screening of Voice of Women: The First Thirty YearsThis film documents the ground-breaking actions of a group of Canadian women to bring forth their vision of a peaceful world. In 1960, taking the name “Voice of Women”, they began a movement that helped women find the courage to speak out on political issues.

This event will be held at the newly renovated Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road in Halifax, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

You’ll also have an opportunity to visit  Peace: The Exhibition, on loan from the Canadian War Museum, expanded with Canadian VOW’s exhibit panels Building Peace, Making History.

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Maya Eichler

The afternoon, hosted by VOW member and Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement Maya Eichler, will include brief comments on the work of NS VOW, including GDAMS (Global Day of Action on Military Spending), the White Poppy Campaign and the PeaceMakeHERS Camp.

Here is a short clip from the 50-minute film, produced in 1992 and directed by Cathy Reeves and Margo Pineau.

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