Revolution can often be associated with violent upheaval, however peaceful nonviolent action and imagination can be the necessary ingredients that precede metamorphosis. This September, the Peace Centre invites you think about how peaceful revolution, in thinking and action, is a meaningful pathway to fundamental positive social metamorphosis. What is revolutionary? How can revolutionary thinking support…
Plans for Orange Shirt Day leading up to Sept. 30
This fall, Dawson will host several events leading up to, and in observance of Sept. 30, Orange T-Shirt Day-National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
A dedicated team of students, faculty, professionals, and support staff, in consultation with Indigenous advisors, will organize these events with the goal of providing learning opportunities and raising awareness about decolonization and the importance of this day.
Support (resources, ideas, suggestions for speakers) is available for faculty who would like to include the theme of residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Report, or other decolonization topics in their course.
To request support, or to contribute your ideas or your time to the organization of events, please contact Diana Rice email@example.com.
Flame of Hope to arrive at Dawson’s Peace Garden June 6
A casual gathering/interfaith prayer with the Flame of Hope, a symbol of the desire for peace around the world, will take place at Dawson's Peace Garden on Monday, June 6 at 2 p.m.
Ivan Freud of the Peace Studies Certificate will be there to welcome the Flame of Hope and the Dawson Community is invited to join him.
The Flame of Hope arrived in North America in the fall and was blessed at St. Joseph’s Oratory before going on to the U.S.
The award-winning global security strategist, women’s rights advocate, and medical doctor, Dr. Alaa Murabit, is one of the leading global health and inclusive security experts of her generation. Her work has helped develop policies in 193 countries and impacted the lives of billions, and yet, she never intended to become an advocate. On April 27,…
Reject war by adding your name to global petition
Ivan Freud of the Peace Studies Certificate invites the Dawson community to sign a petition to reject war and nuclear weapons.
Click Read More to add your name to the petition.
The Sustainability Office, in collaboration with the Peace Centre and other departments, is excited to introduce the fast-approaching Earth Week 2022, which will take place Tuesday to Friday, April 19-22. We would like to give you an opportunity to take advantage of some of the many activities we have planned. You will note that we…
Get ready for Earth Week 2022 at Dawson
The Sustainability Office, in collaboration with the Peace Centre and other departments, is excited to introduce the fast-approaching Earth Week 2022, which will take place Tuesday to Friday, April 19-22. We would like to give you an opportunity to take advantage of some of the many activities we have planned. You will note that we have a mix of in-person and virtual events available.
You can roam the Lower Atrium shopping for eco-friendly products and/or take a Living Campus tour and learn about the many student-driven sustainability initiatives that have changed the campus! While there will be more to come, certain activities are dependent on direct participation. Please review your schedules, and if interested, request a booking to join us and discover our Living Campus while connecting with others from the Dawson community.
Our Earth Week theme this year is “Well-Being for Yourself, Others, and the Environment.” Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are happy to announce that our week’s activities and events will collectively touch on all 17 SDGs.
Plan a Blanket Exercise for next semester
As a part of the Dawson College Peace Centre's commitment to decolonization and Indigenization, we will continue to offer organizational and financial support to faculty to host an Indigenous Elder to facilitate a Blanket Exercise in their classroom in the Winter 2022 semester. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive experiential exercise which enables students to understand Indigenous history on Turtle Island (A’nowara’ko:wa) as well as the legacy of colonization.
For more information or to host this activity (or another decolonization or Indigenization initiative) in your class, please contact Diana Rice: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Orange Shirt Day at Dawson
A committee at Dawson has been hard at work to ensure that Dawson does more than just mark Sept. 30.
Click Read More for a report about Beyond Orange Shirt Day from the committee.
Last Modified: June 1, 2022