Peace Film Soirée14 December 2021
Open letter in Le Devoir: Exclusion Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction31 May 2022
We invite you to consult events which remain accessible online that were part of the 7th edition of Peace Days!
ACTIVITIES IN FRENCH
Cuisine ton quartier Podcast
By ATSA – Quand L’Art passe à l’Action
Description: Listen to the testimonials of people who have immigrated, community organizations, social workers, and committed artists. Live the experience from your home or by going there in person, for an auditory guided tour at your own pace, immersed in the neighborhoods.
21 Day Challenge: Tools to Better Understand Yourself and Cultivate Harmony
By Institut Pacifique
Description: Over 21 days, join Institut Pacifique to acquire tools for conflict resolution and mediation by taking on small daily challenges! Video clips, exercises, illustrations, written content and games will guide you towards a better understanding of issues related to conflict resolution and, above all, a better understanding of yourself and others! Take this journey that is both fun and educational to build harmonious relationships and even influence your family climate. Welcome to the adventure!
Invitation to Create an Epidemic of Smiles: Sower of Smiles
By Mouvement de Paix
Description: Mouvement de Paix invites you to become a Sower of Smiles (Semeur de sourires)! Get yourself some challenge maps and hand them to people you know, inviting them to do kind gestures. The maps help to create moments of connection and joy, as much for the person who makes the gesture as for the one who receives it. Once again this year, the young Ambassadors of Peace will distribute challenge maps to create bridges of mutual support and respect, and to bring smiles to their schools and beyond. Would you like to do this too? Challenge maps are free and are available to the general public. Whether it is alone or with friends, at work or on a street corner, you have all the tools you need to create a smile epidemic in your community!
Conference: “Can a Muslim Woman Truly Be a Feminist?”
By C.O.R.- organisme de communication, ouverture et rapprochement interculturel
Description: This year’s theme for Peace Days, “Take Action for Equality,” brings to mind the subject of feminism. Indeed, feminism – whatever its form – is a set of ideas and actions to achieve equality for everyone: equality of women and men, equality of women with women, and even equality of non-binary people. However, feminism can in no way be defined as an anti-male movement.
Panel Evening: Acting Together for Equality
By Centre de méditation L’Émergence / Femmes Internationales Murs Brisés Canada
Description: Organized by Centre de méditation L’Émergence (Brahma Kumaris Montreal) and Femmes Internationales Murs Brisés Canada, via Serment de l’Humanité©, this panel explores the connection between the concept of equality and taking real action. An invitation to explore how the idea of equality can be more concrete in our everyday lives.
Presentation: Building Peace with Your Bare Hands
By La Voie des mains
Description: If our bodies are tools for peace, then our hands act as witnesses. Beyond the symbolism, they may be parts of our bodies but also of our conscience, able to lead us to act for peace. In this presentation, Christophe Roux-Dufort, professor at Université Laval and creator of the La voie des mains martial art, explains how your hands can be transformed into real and effective peace instruments that are available to everyone.
ACTIVITIES IN ENGLISH
Yoga as Peace-in-Action
By La Fondation l’Art de Vivre et My Healthy Workplace de l’Université McGill
Description: Self-care is fundamental to getting healthier, stronger and happier. From that place of inner peace, we can then better connect with our community in a spirit of belongingness and inclusivity.
Presentation & Discussion: REVEALING OUR LIGHT, An interfaith journey towards peace
By Montreal City Mission and St. James United Church
Description: In our secular world, people of faith are told to hide their light under a bushel and communities of faith to keep their practices behind closed doors. Peacemaking, however, is an important faith tradition that goes back millennia, and to this day, continues to contribute to societal harmony and right relation. Join the St. James United and Montreal City Mission community of friends as they explore how faith traditions do not hinder, but rather can facilitate, peacemaking in our world today.
Panel discussion: Music Making as Racial Solidarity
By POP Montreal International Music Festival
Description: This panel discussion, moderated by Ari Swan, aims to find avenues into interracial solidarity, and envisions music as a field of interlocking and shared cultural practices. How can the act of collectively creating music act as a model for interracial solidarity in our various liberation movements? More broadly, this discussion examines the urgent need for racialized groups in the West to find unity in their shared goals around dismantling the anti-black structures that affect us all.