Events hosted by OCIC Members & Friends

Tales of Peaceful Protest

Event Summary

Stories and expert advice you can use ineffective nonviolent direct action

Event Details

What do peaceful protests look like? Are they effective? How can I get involved?

Join Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) on November 18 for a virtual discussion with stories and expert advice you can use in effective nonviolent direct action.

Hosted by Matthew Legge, CFSC’s Peace Program Coordinator and author of Are We Done Fighting? with presentations by:

Rivera Sun

Rivera Sun is a change-maker, a cultural creative, a protest novelist, and an advocate for nonviolence and social justice. She is the author of The Dandelion InsurrectionThe Way Between and other novels as well as the editor of Nonviolence News. Her study guide to making change with nonviolent action is used by activist groups across the United States and around the world. In all of her work, she connects the dots between the issues, shares solutionary ideas, and inspires people to step up to the challenge of being a part of the story of change in our times.

Ruth Walmsley

Ruth Walmsley is a member of Vancouver Monthly Meeting (Quakers), and has served as Canadian Yearly Meeting representative on the KAIROS Ecological Justice Circle for the past 6 years. She is an activist and community organizer for social and environmental justice. In 2012 she co-founded BROKE—Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion. Since August 2020 she has been working with Protect the Planet, Stop TMX to stop construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline in the Vancouver area.

With remarks from Rachel Small of World Beyond War and the No Fighter Jets campaign about direct actions the #NoNewFighterJets campaign is taking and how you can get involved.

Learn more and register here: https://quakerservice.ca/news/free-event-tales-of-peaceful-protest/

Tales of Peaceful Protest is endorsed by:

World Beyond War

No Fighter Jets Campaign

UTM Direct Action and Art Society

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