From September 13th – 21st (Peace Week) Dawson College will be hosting a series of events. Peace Week will start with the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 2006 shooting, and end at City Hall on the International Day of Peace where the Director General will take the stage as part of a Ville de Montreal Peace initiative with Dawson College and the Dawson College Peace Centre as a partnering institution.
The Peace Centre’s theme for this 2016-2017 Academic Year is Reconciliation and Restoration, with this in mind we are supporting, hosting and organizing initiatives throughout Peace Week, and the year, that focuses on making practical applications to peace that in some way provide a means of reconciliation of a conflict or a restoration of an injustice.
Please click on this link, if you would like to hear the radio show regarding the 10th anniversary of the Dawson shooting.
Peace Week Activities
Thank you to our sponsor Lolë and to all the participants who attended the Peace Week Yoga session.
Dr. Samantha Nutt: Community Engagement
September 14 at 7:00 p.m. in 5B.16. Open to the public, but a ticket is required. Get your ticket online.
Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker.
In July 2011, Dr. Nutt was appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, for her contributions to improving the plight of young people in the world’s worst conflict zones. Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto and sits on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation.
Dr. Abdennour Bidar: Réparer ensemble le tissu déchiré du monde
September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in 5B.16. Open to the public, but a ticket is required. Get your ticket online.
Dr. Abdennour Bidar, docteur en philosophie, a été enseignant pendant une vingtaine d’années avant d’être chargé de mission au ministère de l’Éducation nationale de France. Il est l’auteur d’ouvrages qui continuent d’alimenter les grands débats de société actuels dont “Plaidoyer pour la fraternité”, en réaction aux récents attentats de Paris, “L’Islam sans soumission : pour un existentialisme musulman, Pour une pédagogie de la laïcité à l’école, Histoire de l’humanisme en Occident, etc. Son dernier ouvrage, “Les Tisserands” a été publié en 2016 aux Éditions Les Liens qui libèrent.
September 16th at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Atrium & Warren G Flowers Gallery
Please come and join us for the final evening of the Projects for Peace initiative. We will be hosting a wine & cheese along with a small presentation of the work that has gone on during our event. Learn about the projects, and find out how you can continue to work on them throughout the year.