Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW Conference

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:30pm

Metro Hall, Rooms 308/309

 REGISTER: info@vowpeace.org –so we can estimate numbers for food,  or at the door.

 9:30 am –  Registration and Coffee

 10:00am – Greeting by Carrie Lester with a Traditional Indigenous Opening

Welcome comments – National Co-chairs

 10:15 am – Interactive Introductions – why do we care?

 10:30 am – Film “Conflict and Climate Change”, from  Abolish War, UK

 10:45am – Facilitated discussion, responding to the film

 11:00am – Speaker Joanna Kerr Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada

“Stopping climate change and environmental degradation are the most urgent priorities of my generation,” said Kerr. “For over two decades I have worked for economic empowerment and human rights for women and the most marginalized people around the world, an agenda now undermined by climate related causes.”

11:45am – KAIROS – Connie Sorio speaks about Typhoon Haiyan and how climate change and conflict have affected the people of Tacloban

 12:30pm – LUNCH catered by YMCA Catering

 1:30pm – Panel on, Food Security, Militarism, and overview of how we can Change Course

 2:15 pm – Q&A with panel members: Sheila Zurbrigg, Lyn Adamson, and Tamara Lorincz

 2:30 pm   – Coffee break

 2:45 pm – Break Out Groups with Panel Members – learn more!

 3:15pm –  Solutions – Action Groups on Climate Action Campaigns – Strategize!

 4:30pm – Groups Report Back – Gallery Walk Style

Regular $20, Students $15  All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can)  

ENDORSED BY GREENPEACE, CLIMATEFAST, AND TORONTO350.  Join us!