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A Month Without Violence

The Anti-Violence Network has designated October as the "Month Without Violence" 2006. Campus and community members are invited to attend the following events focused on issues of violence and non-violence, respect and building a culture of peace.

Calendar of Events for 2006

Saturday, September 30th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West
Gandhi Peace Festival
This year’s theme will be “First Nations Peacemakers: Building Inclusive Communities”. Free food and entertainment. Please contact gandhi.peace.festival@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, October 5th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, MUSC Marketplace
Non-Violence Awareness Fair
Sponsored by the Campus Health Centre. For further information, contact Debra Earl, Extension 24841 or earld@mcmaster.ca.

Tuesday, October 10th, 12:30 p.m., steps of Gilmour Hall
Roses Among the Stones: A Commemorative Service to Promote Non-Violence
sponsored by the Anti-Violence Network. For further information, contact avn@learnlink.mcmaster.ca or the Chaplaincy Office, 905-525-9140, Extension 24127.

Thursday, October 12th, 4 pm – 6 pm, MUSC 224
What’s In A Word: Insult or Inclusion? Workshop
Presented by Deidre Walton, Human Rights Educator, Human Rights and Equity Services. To register, please contact Elaine Hay at hayelain@mcmaster.ca or for more information, visit www.mcmaster.ca/hres.

Tuesday, October 17th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, MUSC 224
Violence Against Women: Will It Ever End?
Presented by Krista Warnke, Public Education Coordinator, Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and Area). For more information about the workshop, please contact krista@sacha.ca.

Wednesday, October 18th, 3 pm – 5 pm, MUSC 224
Positive Space Orientation
Presented by Jonade Naeem, Coordinator, GLBTQ Centre and Deidre Walton, Human Rights Educator, Human Rights and Equity Services. If you are interested in becoming a Positive Space Provider, please contact Elaine Hay at hayelain@mcmaster.ca to register for the workshop. For more information, visit www.mcmaster.ca/hres.

Thursday, October 19th, 7:00 pm, Ewart Angus 1A6
The Camden 28: How far would you go to stop a war?
A Hamilton MOVIE Premiere sponsored by OPIRG McMaster. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.camden28.org. Also showing, “Mother's Day at Wescam” – a short, locally-produced video.

Tuesday, October 24th, 4 pm – 6 pm, MUSC 230
Racism 101
Presented by Deidre Walton, Human Rights Educator, Human Rights and Equity Services. To register, please contact Elaine Hay at hayelain@mcmaster.ca or for more information, visit www.mcmaster.ca/hres.

Tuesday, October 24th, 7 pm – 9 pm, MUSC 318
Consensus Decision-Making
Workshop with facilitator, Jane Mulkewich, sponsored by OPIRG McMaster. This workshop will explore the democratic decision-making process that works to equalize power within groups and ensure that everyone’s voice is considered. For more information, please contact randy@opirg.org or 905-525-9140, ext. 26026.

Tuesday, October 31st, 10 am – noon, MUSC 224
The “3Rs” Workshop – Rights, Responsibilities, Respect
Creating a Harassment-Free Environment”, presented by Deidre Walton, Human Rights Educator, Human Rights and Equity Services. To register, please contact Elaine Hay at hayelain@mcmaster.ca or for more information, visit: www.mcmaster.ca/hres.

Saturday, November 4th, 10 am - 4pm
Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience
A workshop with Matthew Behrens of Homes Not Bombs. Sponsored by OPIRG McMaster, this day long session will explore creative, nonviolent resistance and community building through action. Pre-registration is required for this popular workshop. To pre-register, please contact randy@opirg.org or 905-525-9140 ext. 26026.

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