Our excellent speakers will share their experiences as organizers and activists around the world. It’s not too late to register at the links below – and to forward this email to your friends.
*Day 1: Tomorrow, Thursday, May 28 at 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time (GMT-4): Mary-Wynne Ashford will lead an interactive virtual workshop on the efficacy of nonviolence. We’ll discuss practical nonviolent solutions at the personal, community, and international level. Register here! Plus, activists from Ontario, Canada are invited to join us tomorrow at 7:00pm Eastern for a special regional online networking session as part of the #NoWar2020 conference. Email to register!
*Day 2: Friday, May 29 at 3:00pm-6:00pm Eastern Time (GMT-4): We’ll hear 2 back-to-back panel presentations, with plenty of time for Q&A and discussion after each panel. First, from 3:00pm-4:30pm, we’ll talk about effective strategies for organizing against weapons expos. We’ll hear from Siana Bangura in the UK, Te Ao Pritchard in New Zealand, and Richard Sanders and Colin Stuart in Canada about their experiences shutting down weapons expos, and we’ll share tips for running a campaign in your community. Then from 4:30pm-6:00pm, we’ll hear from Tamara Lorincz, Brent Patterson, and Simon Black about how to make a just transition from a war to a peace economy. How can we ensure that arms industry workers are re-trained? What are the barriers to economic conversion? Why is demilitarization an essential step to achieving a green economy? We’ll answer these questions and much more. Register for Day 2!
*Day 3: Saturday, May 30 at 3:00pm-5:00pm Eastern Time (GMT-4): We’re mixing it up with a virtual anti-war activists open mic session. Tune in for live music from Sandy Greenberg and the Ottawa Raging Grannies, plus hear stories from World BEYOND War chapter coordinators around the world. We’ll open the floor to all participants to share poetry, music, stories of activism, and more, so come prepared to share something too! RSVP!