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Voice of Women for Peace celebrates 50th anniversary on the frontlines for peace

11-06-2010 01:40 PM CET | Politics, Law & Society

Press release from: Voice of Women (Canada)

/ PR Agency: MRC Communications
For Immediate Release
Attention: News assignment editors peace, world affairs, politics, activism, events

Media contact:

Lyn Adamson, National Co-chair & United Nations Representative, VOW t 416-596-7328 c 416-731-6605

Janis Alton, National Co-Chair & United Nations Representative, VOW t 905-274-6191

Voice of Women for Peace celebrates 50th anniversary on the frontlines for peace
Inaugural celebratory conference at the University of Toronto November 12-14

NOVEMBER 4,2010,TORONTO,CANADIAN VOICE OF WOMEN FOR PEACE [VOW]-- The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace [VOW], a non-partisan NGO comprised of women from across Canada will mark its fifty year anniversary on the frontlines for peace with a 50th anniversary conference Building Peace: Resisting War, to be held November 12–14, in Toronto.


"They vowed that the 21st century would be one of building peace, and laid out an agenda of how this could be accomplished" said Lyn Adamson, National Co-Chair & a United Nations Representative for VOW. "It is now 2010 and though the world is gripped by militarism, our peace agenda has started to be taken up. We must build momentum and support for the positive changes we know are possible. With widespread citizen engagement and activism, we can build a peaceful future together".

VOW plans on showcasing much of the best thinking of lawyers and activists who will speak to delegitimizing war and building peace. VOW invites all who are peace minded to be at the conference through Sunday. Thwe VOW AGM, will focus on action strategy creation on the challenges to peace all people face moving forward.



The conference weekend opens with a reception and gala dinner on Friday night, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. This dinner will be held in the Great Hall of Hart House, University of Toronto. VOW is celebrating celebrating its long history of activism for peace and for women’s rights. Keynote speaker Cora Weiss, is a lifelong peace advocate and principal organizer of the 1999 Hague international peace conference, attended by more than 10,000 people. She will be be welcomed by UNESCO Ambassador Kim Phuc.



The conference weekend will also provide nurture through creative expression. Musical performances are planned at our gala dinner by the ECHO women’s choir and noted "artist for peace" pianist Pierre Jasmin. On Saturday conference attendees will gather for dinner at a nearby Friends House and enjoy the premiere of the play ‘The 1325 Key to Peace’ by Shirley Farlinger. The Raging Grannies will perform and Haligonian Sandy Greenberg will encourage us on the path to peace with her beautiful music.



All tickets are available only from UofTtix Box Office t 416-978-8849 http://www.uofttix.ca/Event. Full event information here



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Contact:

Lyn Adamson, National Co-chair & United Nations Representative, VOW t 416-596-7328 c 416-731-6605

Janis Alton, National Co-Chair & United Nations Representative, VOW t 905-274-6191



Status of Women-Canada
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/index-eng.html

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 [2000]
http://www.peacewomen.org/un/sc/1325.html

The Famous Persons Case
http://tiny.cc/tn54h

VOW Established in 1960, the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a national Non Governmental Organization (NGO) with membership from across the country having consultative status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC). VOW is also one of the NGO’s cited by UNESCO’s standing committee in the working group report entitled “The Contribution of Women to the Culture of Peace.” www.vowpeace.org; http://twitter.com/VOWPeace

NATIONAL VOW OFFICE
416-603-7915
761 Queen Street West, Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1G1
Sandra Ruch, Administrative Coordinator
info@vowpeace.org

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