Generation Equality Forum

July 20, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, in partnership with civil society and youth.

Non-Indigenous people – here’s what you can do, right now

June 14, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

Communities across so-called Canada are grieving after the discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Many Indigenous people are overwhelmed with the tasks of caring for themselves, their families and communities. And many non-Indigenous people are wondering what they can do to help.

Decolonization & Anti-Racism

May 26, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

In support of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) this guide assists in finding and facilitating decolonial & anti-racist research. Here you will find key resources, search strategies, & additional open access information sources.

Choose a World of Peace Not War

May 19, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

On Saturday May 15th Global Peace Alliance joined over 1000 people and marched in a protest against the bombing and killing of Palestinians and the lack of human rights, expropriation of their lands, denial of medical and covid assistance, denial of an airport, denial of fishing, essentially rendering them living in an open air prison and in an apartheid system within Israel.

A Peace Alternative for Canada

May 17, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

This 8-point program presents a comprehensive foundation for re-orienting Canadian foreign and defence policies based on peace and disarmament, not on militarization, aggression and war. At this critical moment in world affairs as the ‘drums of war’ beat ever louder, we believe that such a fundamental re-alignment of Canadian policy is more urgent than ever.

Racist incidents are on the rise: How to be an active witness

May 14, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

In 2000, after experiencing microaggressions firsthand, Dr. Ishiyama developed the A.R.T (Anti-discrimination Response Training) Program, now in use in schools and organizations across North America. The A.R.T. model describes four levels of witnessing: disengagement or “dis-witnessing”, passive witnessing, active witnessing and ethical witnessing that includes social action and activism, including educating others about social justice issues and the importance of breaking the silence and engaging in active witnessing.

Sustainable Development Goals Youth Conference

March 3, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

This is what we and many peace activists and organizations around the world are focusing on. Every educational opportunity for our youth is welcome and I encourage all to attend this upcoming conference and spread the word to our youth who will be leading the world.

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

March 2, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

Transformative change can come with the Green New Deal as it helps us to overcome the skepticism that humanity could ever pull off something at this scale and speed. All countries must align and fight for the planet and begin these policies. This film flips the script. It’s about how, in the nick of time, a critical mass of humanity in the largest economy on earth came to believe that we were actually worth saving. Because, as Ocasio-Cortez says in the film, our future has not been written yet and “we can be whatever we have the courage to see.”

Climate Convergence

March 2, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

Climate Convergence is a grassroots network of climate justice organizations and activists (Indigenous, Labour, Student, NGO and Communities of Faith). We are mobilizing to stop climate change and protect our air, land, and water from toxic pollution by corporations in the fossil fuel industry.

The Council of Canadians

March 2, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

Bringing people together to take collective action and build grassroots community power as we work for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. With our members, supporters and chapter activists, we learn, organize and act together as we fight for clean water, fair trade, strengthened public health care, climate justice and democracy.

The Leap

March 2, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

The Leap’s mission is to advance a radically hopeful vision for how we can address climate change by building a more just world, while building movement power and popular support to transform it into a lived reality.

Human Rights Watch

March 2, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.