On Monday January 13, 2020
We have 2 events planned —
please join us —At 10 a.m. we have our WILPF meeting. and
At Noon we are having a vigil by the Nanaimo Harbourfront library.
NO TO WAR NO TO NATO
We hope to see you.
You are invited to join members of
for a half hour vigil focused on
” Canada Out Of NATO”
Monday December 9th; 2019 from 9.45 until 10.15 at the Diana Krall plaza in front of the Harbourfront Library.
At 10.15, we will go to the large meeting room
upstairs in the library for tea and potluck snacks.
The City of Nanaimo has declared August 6th as Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo.
This is in keeping with Nanaimo’s status as a nuclear-weapons-free city and with past proclamations by the City.
Lanterns will be launched at dusk about 9:30 at Swa A Lana Lagoon on the Nanaimo waterfront. This is an event for everyone including families and children and everyone will be invited to help launch the lanterns.
The program this year will begin with peace songs at 8:30 by Tristan and Janette.
The Lantern Ceremony will begin at 9:00 with Margaret Sutton playing the Shakuhashi ( Japanese flute), harp music by Eleanor Sinclair, songs by Angelique. This will be followed by messages from our MP Paul Manly, our MLA Sheila Malcolmson and our mayor Leonard Krog, finishing with a song by Micalla Wallace.
Many women got together for tea and snacks..we had a lot of fun meeting new people..
had a wonderful speaker Sheila Malcomson.
Sheila answered many questions and connections were made.
Beautiful vintage tea cups, homemade bread and amazing red roses!
These are the children’s art peace posters!
Beautiful…Thank you to all who entered them at the Downtown Library…and thank you to Caitlin- Children’s Librarian!
The children received either a book on Peace or art supplies.
PEACE IN KOREA
JANUARY 15, 2018
To support the peace-building process in Korea.
In solidarity with activities organized by The Vancouver Women’s Forum on Peace and Security On The Korean Peninsula to coincide with the Foreign Ministers Conference there on January 16.
This is a picture of the Sign on Sheet
PLEASE PRINT OUT PDF ON BOTH SIDES –INFORMATION ON BACK TO SEND OR EMAIL TO.
THIS IS THE SIGN ON INFORMATION
The UN adopted the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons on July 7, 2017, and the Treaty opened for signing on September 21st. Nuclear Weapons states and NATO members, including Canada, have not signed. Yet. Read the full Treaty here: http://www.icanw.org/treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons
Article 1 of Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons
1. Each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to:
(a) Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
(b) Transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly or indirectly;
(c) Receive the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices directly or indirectly;
(d) Use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;
(e) Assist, encourage or induce, in any way, anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;
(f) Seek or receive any assistance, in any way, from anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;
(g) Allow any stationing, installation or deployment of an nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices in its territory or at any place under its jurisdiction or control.
October 6th, 2017: the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which is a coalition of over 433 peace and disarmament groups, won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in bringing about the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons at the UN. We are part of ICAN as members of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network.
Sign-On Campaign: Sign the Ban Treaty as a citizen
Copy the Sign-On sheet and get 20 names and signatures.
Drop off completed sheets to 410 Superior St., Victoria
or scan or photograph them and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for printing. Then destroy your original to avoid duplication.
We will take the papers to Ottawa in the spring to show that thousands of Canadian citizens support the Treaty.
Other actions: ceasefire.ca has a Declaration of Conscience you can sign online to tell the Government to sign the Treaty.
You are invited to the re-launch of Kim Goldberg’s
“ Submarine Dead Ahead: Waging peace in America’s Nuclear Colony”
Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 2 pm
at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library.
This book chronicles the activities of the local and historic “Nanoose Conversion Campaign”, a creative and dedicated group of peace activists which brought attention to the fact that American nuclear powered and nuclear capable warships were using the test range at Nanoose and travelling through our local waters.
Kim will read from her book and sign copies.
All proceeds from sales will go to WILPF, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
This promises to be an exciting afternoon with past members of the Nanoose Conversion Campaign in attendance and a lively discussion guaranteed.
With Canada’s refusal to sign and ratify The Nuclear Prohibition Treaty last month, this will be a very relevant afternoon.
Please join us for this free event and bring your friends!
For further information, call 250 753 3015.