In the name of peace and shaping our futures through conversations that matter, the Peace Café is an ongoing initiative that provides an opportunity for individuals to produce community based solutions for global challenges and encourages "reconciliation and connection" through open dialogue.
On the Ground in Honduras
The recent assassination of renowned Honduran environmentalist, indigenous and human right activist, Berta Caceres has shed light on the dire situation in Honduras today. The 2009 Canadian and American backed coup has greatly increased the level of repression and violence currently seen in Honduras that specifically targets Indigenous land defenders and social justice activists. Many people in Canada are unaware of Canada’s corporate role in exploitation and human rights violations in Honduras, most notably in mining, sweatshops, tourism and agriculture.
Join Scott Martens and Margaret-Anne Murphy, two young graduates from Selkirk College’s Peace & Justice Studies program, who spent time in Honduras this June with Canadian and American NGO, Rights Action, meeting Honduran activists on the ground. During this Peace Cafe, they will give a brief overview of the 2009 coup, its impacts, and current Canadian foreign policy in Honduras. They will also share stories and pictures from their recent delegation, as well as a discussion about how to stand in solidarity with Honduran grassroots communities.
Date & Time: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7 pm
Location: Victoria Street Campus (KSA), 606 Victoria St, Nelson
Admission By Donation
Beehive Collective & Test Their Logic
A combination of storytelling, giant murals, hip-hop music, and spoken word designed to share information about resource extraction and communities affected by globalization.
Date & Time: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 7 pm
Location: Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus
Admission By donation
You can also see Test Their Logic perform Friday July 15th at the Slocan Unity Music Festival
Learn more about the Beehive CollectiveLearn more about Test Their Logik
To learn more about the Mir Peace Cafes, contact Cara-Lee Malange at 250.365.1261.