Vancouver Rally for Afghan Women and Girls

November 3, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

November 7 will mark 52 days since secondary school girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending school. The Vancouver Chapters of CW4WAfghan and the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) are holding a solidarity rally on November 7 at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG).

Sisters in Spirit Day

October 4, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

Every October 4, Sisters in Spirit Day brings communities across Canada together to honour the lives of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, show support for their loved ones, and educate the public on this national tragedy.

Confront the Climate Emergency

September 30, 2021 Niovi Patsicakis 0

You are invited to participate in this year’s Global Peace Alliance Festival taking place on a Saturday at the end of September, tentatively the 25th . This is our annual festival which celebrates the International Day of Peace. Our theme will focus on recovering from the pandemic, advocating for a peaceful planet, and climate change.

Mayors for Peace Appeal

September 20, 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.

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.