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Global Peace Alliance BC presenting “Shaping Peace Together” Festival 2020


Global Peace Alliance welcomes you to a free virtual festival, “Shaping Peace Together,” bringing over 30 peace speakers, poets, youth leaders, activists and multicultural dance/song performances. Let’s celebrate diversity and discuss the issues of social justice, human rights and climate change and more. We hope you too will be inspired by the resiliency, compassion and action we see during this epic pandemic.

Our mission is to empower people and their educational, cultural and other grassroots networks everywhere to build and sustain a culture of peace for generations to come.

Day 1




  • Niovi Patsicakis, President’s Message
  • United Nations 75th Anniversary
  • Trenton Pierre, Katzie First Nations, Motivational speaker and his Art
  • Taz Khandwani Political Activist, Human Rights and Peace
  • Vietnamese Conical Peace Dance, The Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Society (SEACHS)
  • Nobel Peace Prize, World Health Organization
  • Seth Klein, Author of “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency”, founder CCPA, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Nina Rihal "Remove Barriers and Let's Meet Together" Dance
  • Chinese Community and its Contributions to BC, Mike Zhou
  • DD Dance Academy: The Fair Ladies, a Chinese classical dance
  • Noor Fadel, The world I miss; Poetry/Video
  • Hip Hop Dance by  Princess Margaret Hip Hop Alumni Ariel & Sania

Day 2




  • Welcome Back, Trenton Pierre, Katzie First Nations, Motivational speaker
  • Glisha,  A Peace Song, “Sana” or Wish
  • The Wild Moccasin Dancers, "Pow wow carnival” by DJ Shub
  • The Tribal Sisters, Indigenous Murdered and Missing Women
  • Chief Joseph Ambassador of Reconciliation Canada, The meaning of Orange Shirt Day; Residential Schools
  • Princess Margaret High School, Lions’ Bhangra Dance
  • Patrick O’Connor, Global Peace Alliance’s Vice President
  • The Roma Gry, Singing and Danse
  • Global Peace Alliance’s Art Contest, Announcement of Winners and Art
  • Canadian Migrant Workers’ Rights
  • Just Dance,   Taiwanese
  • Cuba, Embargo, Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Doctors, Cuban Music and Dance
  • Annie Ohana on Palestine, Board Director, Teacher, Social Justice Activist.
  • Refugees, Abaho Gift Conrad, Humanity Heart Charity, Uganda
  • The Art of Jackson Crockett, MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN THROUGH ART
  • Peace Song

Day 3




  • Welcome Back, Trenton Pierre, Katzie First Nations, Motivational speaker
  • United Nations 75 Years of Love, The Honourable Mr. Hochschid
  • Lan Joyce, song“Let Us Together Stop Coronavirus”, Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Society
  • Rochelle Prasad, A message of Peace in The Times of Covid
  • UN Covid – Its Impact on Human Rights
  • Mankajee and Bikram Adhikari, Canada-Nepal Friendship and Cultural Society
  • Grishma Bajracharya and Kamla Bajracharya; Newar Dance, Nepal
  • Pratyashka, Traditional Health and Peace Dance
  • Huma Kirmani, Poetry, War and Children, Honorary member of UN of Pakistan
  • Barbara Carter – Poetry, Peace
  • Pratyaksha, Speech, Covid and Peace
  • Global Peace Alliance’s Literary contest, Announcement of Winners
  • Azesta Ballet, Youth Dancers on Peace
  • The Satsuki Kai Japanese Dance Group
  • Balbir Gurm,  Founding member of NEVR  Network to Eliminate Violence
  • Glisha, Scars and Scratches
  • Vi An Diep, Asian long-plucked zither- from SEACHS
  • Friba Rezayee, The Future of Women in Afghanistan, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
  • Black Lives Matter, The Anti-Racism Secretariat, Minister Bardish Chagger
  • Song by Vancouver-born Guyanese artist, Geeta Das
  • Vote of Thanks, President of Global Peace Alliance
  • UN Peace message and song

Global Transformation in the Era of COVID-19

Arts Exhibition 2019

Give Peace a Chance Festival 2019

'Give Peace a Chance' Surrey Festival '18

GPA with Int. Ass. of Parliamentarians for peace, Canada Chapter.

GPA 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2017 GPA GIVE PEACE A CHANCE FESTIVAL

RECOGNITION OF 2017 PEACE-THEMED ARTS & LITERARY CONTESTS.

GPA President speaking at Universal Peace Federation, Vancouver.

GPA at 2017 YOUTH TRANSFORMING SOCIETY VOLUNTEERING EVENT SURREY, BC, CANADA.

Some of those who participated in the 2017 GPA Picnic.

GPA AT SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, BC, CANADA

Together We Can Achieve Lasting Peace

 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Anglo-Irish Philosopher Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein (1870-1955)

 

 

 

If we choose to simply look on and do nothing, one or more of the existing or future major conflicts could trigger WWIII at an opportune time – just as how some isolated battles started WWI and WWII. These two past wars were fought with conventional weapons (except for Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing) and claimed 15 million and 65 million, respectively. The odds are that if WWIII breaks out it will be fought with nuclear weapons and could offer us the prospects of getting back to the Stone Age or even the fate of the dinosaurs.

 

"“In view of the fact that in any future world war nuclear weapons will certainly be employed, and that such weapons threaten the continued existence of mankind,.."

- The Russell-Einstein Manifesto,1955

"The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material has brought us to a nuclear tipping point."

- Cold War Warriors George Shultz, Henrey Kissinger, William Perry & Sam Nunn,2008


 

 

 

 

Can the existing global checks and balances effectively meet the above challenges to global peace? This is a question we all should be asking ourselves. The answer to this question seems to be a chilling NO. Past and present critical failures clearly testify to this. Inability to find lasting solutions to a number of old conflicts that pose significant threats to world peace, non-compliance with critical resolutions adopted by the UN by some of its member states, failure to prevent genocides such as the ones in Rwanda, Darfur, and Srebrenica, inability to prevent unilateral global policing by powerful nations, and continuing nuclear proliferation are only a few of these failures. The future we now see for our progenies is one of worsening conflicts, continuing growth and distribution of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and further buildup of world tension.

 

Given the situation, people everywhere need to unite to prevent the unthinkable happening and to establish lasting peace on Earth.


 

Peace Reflections

 

  • May everyone care for the needs of others and share what is available in an equitable manner.
  • May no one take vengeance for past wrongs of others.
  • May everyone always act responsibly in a trustworthy and reliable manner.
  • May everyone appreciate the wellbeing and happiness of all humans, just as one’s own – irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, tribe, religion, language, culture, and ideology.

Important timely Message from Global Peace Alliance

GLOBAL PEACE REFLECTIONS

GPA ANNUAL PEACE-THEMED ARTS & LITERARY CONTESTS

You can make a submission for these Contests any time in the year from any part of the world. The cut-off date for submissions is August 15th every year. Act NOW. Certificates, prizes and trophies waiting for you! The list of the winners of the 2017 contests can be viewed here.

R.B.’s Speech at Human Rights Expo 2016

Dr. R.B. Herath speaking at HUMAN RIGHTS EXPO 2016, BC, CANADA. To watch video CLICK HERE

Watch 2017 ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ (GPAC) FESTIVAL Video

You can now watch our Oct. 7th event 2017 ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ (GPAC) FESTIVAL VIDEO PART 1 , PART 2

Watch 2016 ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ (GPAC) FESTIVAL Video

You can now watch our Sept. 24th event 2016 ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ (GPAC) FESTIVAL VIDEO by CLICKING HERE

WHO CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

"INFORMED, CARING PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD"- Dr. R.B. HERATH, GPA PRESIDENT. Click on the link below to listen to his full speech.

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