Wall of Grief Remembrance and Hope

Wall of Orange –To Honor and Remember


At Jean Burns building site until July 7, 2021

Nanaimo, B.C.

UPDATE on Wall of Grief, Remembrance and Hope

On June  21st, 2021 summer solstice.
Hang a poem, picture, a piece of art, ‘whatever is in your heart’
on the south wall at the
site of  the Jean Burns building on Victoria Crescent.
If it is raining on  the 21st, it will begin  the next nice day.
We will take down the display at  9am June 30th
and put up another week’s  display
honouring the 215 children buried at Kamloops Residential school
in time for a remembrance of the genocide inherent in
‘Canada Day.
This display will be up until 9 am July  7th. 
You are welcome to join us for this project as well.
With thanks to Rick Hynes for permission to use the wall.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo Chapter
250 753 3015

The members of WILPF Nanaimo wish to express our sincere condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and everyone impacted by residential schools in Canada after the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 children found buried on the site of the former residential school in Kamloops.

Author and activist Ray Acheson


Author and activist Ray Acheson
Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 pm ET via Zoom
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOuvrDooGdO3h4Lkx_kUzbOPYuuaWAK1

Hosted by: Tamara Lorincz

Please join us for the Canadian launch of Ray Acheson’s new book “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy”. Ray is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and has written this important book on new nuclear disarmament.

The story in this book offers a look inside the antinuclear movement and its recent successful campaign to ban the bomb. From scrappy organizing to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and achieving a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, Ray Acheson narrates the journey of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and developments in feminist disarmament activism.

The book launch is organized by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Science for Peace and WILPF-Canada and is being held in commemoration of the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament.

*You can pre-order Ray Acheson’s new book “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy” https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786614896/Banning-the-Bomb-Smashing-the-Patriarchy and use the pre-order Discount code: RLFANDF30.

Upcoming Event- Book launch with Ray Acheson “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy”

Webinar-Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy


To view webinar—

Info from WILPF Vancouver site–

Webinar Details: Thursday, April 29, 2021 09:00 PST/ 12:00 EST/ 18:00 CET The Canadian government will soon release its Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) after months of consultation. But what will it include and what policies are needed to make the rhetoric of feminism a reality? This webinar, organized by WILPF Canada, presented an overview of how the FFP process has evolved, including recent consultations; what the key principles of feminist foreign policy are; and take a critical look at existing foreign policy. It also provided an opportunity to hear from WILPF Sweden about what has, and what has not, worked well in the context of Sweden’s FFP. This 90-minute webinar also marked the 106th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). You can view the recorded webinar here: https://vimeo.com/544882089 Moderator: Noga Gayle (WILPF Canada) Speakers: Allison Pytlak (WILPF International), Tamara Lorincz (PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs), Bianca Mugyenyi (Canadian Foreign Policy Institute), and Gabriella Irsten (WILPF Sweden) …