Want to make a difference? Take the next step toward action with a full day of FREE films, discussions, and interactive workshops with Inter Pares, the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, and Oxfam Canada.
“Actions Speak Louder Than Words” takes place on Sunday, September 27th , 2015 from 10am to 5pm at Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, K1S 1C4.
10am | Inter Pares
Inter Pares will hold a screening of La fièvre verte (The Green Fever), a short film created by Inter Pares, the Université de Montreal’s REDTAC research group and the West African peasant movement COPAGEN based on a research project that documented the impacts of landgrabs on peoples’ livelihoods and food security in West Africa. Inter Pares Africa Program Manager Eric Chaurette, along with some of the filmmakers, will lead a bilingual discussion following the screening.
12:30pm | The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution
The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, whose mission is to empower individuals, communities and organizations to resolve conflicts peacefully, invites you to a two-hour interactive workshop on conflict resolution. Come learn about transformative approaches and tools to analyze and work through conflicts experienced within family, community and the workplace, and we will share success stories about challenging conflicts in Canada and abroad.
3pm | Oxfam Canada
Inside Syria, 12 million people are in need of aid. Over 4 million more have fled the country and are now living as refugees. Oxfam Canada is proud to screen clips of interview footage from the field, sharing the voices of Syrians who are now in Lebanon and Jordan. Noor is a Syrian refugee, teaching hope to children in the refugee camp, and Haifa is intent on returning home someday. Join us for a workshop to further explore the situation in Syria following the screening.