Inspirational Women Brunch: Shaping Peace Through Feminism
Since 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace has passionately and tirelessly worked towards creating a peaceful world. As Canada's oldest national feminist peace group, VOW fights for a world that is free from violence, war, nuclear weapons, and gender inequality.
Join #WomenShapingPeace for brunch on September 23 and learn how you can take action to make our feminist vision of peace a reality!
We are very excited to have Ray Acheson and Medea Benjamin as our special guests.
Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She leads WILPF's work on stigmatising war and violence, including through campaigns to prohibit weapons, end conflict, and expose the gendered aspects of weapons and war. She represents WILPF on the steering groups of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and the International Explosive Weapons Network. Ray has an Honours BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and an MA in Politics from The New School for Social Research.
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She is the author of ten books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. Her most recent book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is part of a campaign to prevent a war with Iran and instead promote normal trade and diplomatic relations. Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet and The Hill.