October 2013 at the Canadian War Museum

September 24, 2013

Peace Buttons
October 1–31
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Hundreds of buttons were worn and displayed by Canadians to show their support for a variety of actions for peace. Draw inspiration from the buttons in Peace – The Exhibition to design and create your own pin-back button.

The Art of Peace – Artifact Spotlight
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27
1 p.m. (in English) and 2 p.m. (in French)
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

What can art tell us about peace? Take a tour of the art in Peace – The Exhibition with one of our trained interpreters. Look closely at the works of art on display to uncover their stories and work together to determine how they contribute to the messages of the exhibition.

The Art of Peace tour uses a participatory facilitation technique designed to enhance visitors’ comfort level talking about art, while engaging in meaningful learning.

Peacebuilding: Negotiate, Organize, Intervene (CONFERENCE)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Barney Danson Theatre
(In English with simultaneous French translation)

Attend four fascinating panel discussions about the roles of negotiation, organization and intervention in peacebuilding, as prominent voices in the field engage in lively discussions.

Representatives from a diverse range of organizations will come together to share their experiences and debate the way of the future. Speakers will include General John de Chastelain, O.C., Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (Northern Ireland); Paul Heinbecker, Director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations; The Honourable Landon Pearson, O.C., long-time children’s rights advocate; and The Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C., Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament (1984–1989) and International Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative (1998–2008),  along with other significant peacebuilders.

This conference is presented by the Canadian War Museum, the Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. The War Museum wishes to thank Embassy, Canada’s foreign policy newspaper, for their media support of the conference.

General Admission: $60
Students and members of the Canadian War Museum, LCMSDS, ACUNS and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace: $35

Pre-conference reception
Monday, October 21, 2013
7 to 9 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

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Media contacts:

Avra Gibbs Lamey
Communications and Media Relations Officer
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8607
Yasmine Mingay
Manager, Public Affairs
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8608 yasmine.mingay@warmuseum.ca