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.
Yves Engler - A Propaganda System: How Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation
Yves Engler, AKA “Canada’s Noam Chomsky,” is back in Nelson to discuss his latest book, A Propaganda System. Engler will argue why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation. He will further detail the vast sums Global Affairs Canada, Veterans Affairs and the Department of National Defence spend articulating a one-sided version of Canada’s foreign policy. Engler will also discuss his research on the long history of government information control during war, including formal censorship, as well as extreme media bias on topics ranging from Haiti to Palestine, investment agreements to the mining industry. Don’t miss this thoughtful and engaging presentation by one of Canada’s most provocative intellectuals.
Date & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7 pm
Location: Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St., Nelson
Admission By donation
"We are all Berta": A Photo Journal of My 12-days in Honduras
On March 3, 2016 the world awoke to the serious human rights atrocities happening in Honduras as a result of the assassination of prominent indigenous, environmental and human rights defender, Berta Cáceres, winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize. On June 4-12, 2016, Mir Centre for Peace Continuing Education Coordinator, Cara-Lee Malange participated in an educational tour to Honduras examining the human rights violations carried out by the Honduran state on behalf of domestic and foreign corporations, including Canadian corporations. Come find out why this affects us all and what you can do about it!
Date & Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm
Location: MIR Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus
Admission By Donation
To learn more about the Mir Peace Cafes, contact Cara-Lee Malange at 250.365.1261.