Early Bird Rate About to End
The cost of registration for #NoWar2018 will go up after August 1st. It’s now $56 or $20 for student or low income. It will go up to $70 or $35 for student or low-income. Sign up now at the lower rate.
This is World BEYOND War’s annual global conference, being held this year in Toronto on September 21 and 22, 2018, at OCAD University. We will explore how the rule of law has been used both to restrain war and to legitimize it — and how we can re-design systems to abolish the institution of war and uphold human and ecological justice.
The conference will take place on Friday September 21 (5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., doors open at 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday September 22. (9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., doors open at 8:00 a.m.).
BEFORE THE CONFERENCE:
Thursday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Lambert Lounge, on the first floor of the main building at OCAD University: Inside Iran: Exclusive Book Talk with CODEPINK Co-Founder Medea Benjamin. RSVP.
AFTER THE CONFERENCE:
Sunday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blue Scarf Peace Walk. Meet at Grange Park on Beverly St. just south of Dundas St. W. Get a PDF flyer. Buy some blue scarves.
Are your savings invested in war?
In collaboration with our partners at CODEPINK and As You Sow, we’re excited to unveil the Weapon Free Funds database, an online tool that collects investment information about thousands of mutual funds from the top financial institutions. With a quick search, you can see if your savings are invested in weapons makers and military contractors – and find alternative, socially-responsible investment options. Whether you’re looking to divest your personal portfolio, or research where your municipality, university, or other institution is invested, the Weapon Free Funds database is an invaluable resource for the war divestment movement. Check it out here!
STUDY WAR NO MORE Spotlight! Ecological Security: Protecting the Integrity of all Life
War destroys the environment and threatens ecological sustainability. Humans can’t survive on a dying planet. Ecological security requires a shift from control over to living in harmony with the natural world. Watch the video and join the online discussion.
Find and Add Events
Our new events map includes peace events coming up all over the world.
Dress for Peace
We’ll be live streaming most of #NoWar2018 via our Facebook page! Each of the plenary sessions will “go live” a few minutes prior to the scheduled time (see conference schedule). Videos will remain on our Facebook page for non-live viewing. These videos are accessible without a Facebook account – but without logging in you wont be able to comment or interact with the video. Videos will also become available via our youtube channel and our website shortly after the conclusion of the conference.
Let us know if you plan to host a live-stream or video watch event, so that we can help promote it.
Nelson Mandela Day in Napier NZ
World BEYOND War’s Liz Remmerswaal spread the word on Nelson Mandela Day.
Watch the recording of our webinar
Watch the recording of webinar #2! On July 17, we hosted our second webinar, this time in partnership withJustice Travel, a travel company that offers unique tours that highlight communities around the world advocating for human rights and social justice. During this webinar, representatives from Justice Travel discussed their mission and tours, with particular focus on their Colombia trip, which highlights the ongoing peacebuilding process in the country. Watch the webinar here.
P.S. Be sure to mention WORLDBEYONDWAR as your referral code when you sign up for a Justice Travel tour. The company donates a portion of its profits to its human rights and non-profit partners, like us!
Stop Trump’s Military Parade in Washington on November 10.
Celebrate Armistice Day and Peace Everywhere on November 11.
Meet in Ireland to Close Bases Everywhere
Join us in Dublin, Ireland, November 16-18. Register now.
If you haven’t signed the peace pledge, please do. If you have, please let others know about it. Please use hardcopy sign-up sheets at every event and opportunity and mail or email us the new signers. This is how we build the movement.
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