ReClaiming the Future: A Feminist Perspective

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 13:30 to 22:00

Saturday, November 9: Reclaiming the Future:  A Feminist Perspective

8:30 – 9:30 Registration and Breakfast
9:30- 10:00 Carrie Lester: Indigenous Greeting

Janis Alton & Lyn Adamson: Welcome from Co-chairs, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Metta Spencer: What Peace Women are Doing Internationally

Metta Spencer Ph.D. is a Canadian sociologist, writer, peace researcher, and activist.

10:00 – 11:15 The Power of Women
Jill Carr-Harris: Ektaparishad 
Mobilizing Women to Reclaim Land in India

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 Sahar: Afghans for Peace

11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Anna Jaikaran & Martha Goodings: Nuclear Weapons and the Next Generation
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.

12:30 -  1:30 Lunch & Making White Poppies for Peace
1:30 – 2:00 Music with the Raging Grannies & Video from Young Women's Peace Camp Keynote Speaker
2:00 – 3:00 Marilou McPhedrin:  Women as Peacemakers
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. 

3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 An Energy Future for a Peaceful World  Angela Bischoff: Nuclear Energy Carrie Lester: No Line 9 Lyn Adamson: Climate Crisis – What are the Solutions?

4:15 – 4:30 Closing
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. 

For more information: 

Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecile
Toronto , ON
Ontario CA
Sandra Ruch

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