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April 2018

“The Climate Costs of Canada’s New Defence Policy” and Conscience Canada’s AGM

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-5
Conrad Grebel University College, Room 2202, 140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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As part of its Annual General Meeting, Conscience Canada is hosting a talk on “The Climate Costs of Canada’s New Defence Policy,” presented by Tamara Lorincz. Tamara is a peace researcher, activist extraordinaire, and PhD student in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2:00-4:30pm Conrad Grebel College (University of Waterloo), Room 2202 The AGM begins at 2:00 and is open to members of Conscience Canada. Tamara’s talk is open to all, and is free to attend. *Photo:…

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The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement: What’s At Stake?

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Conrad Grebel University College, Grebel Gallery (4th floor), 140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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Join Project Ploughshares for a free public event to mark Refugee Rights Day. When: Tuesday April 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception to follow Where: Grebel gallery (4th floor), Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo FREE ADMISSION - Register by emailing smarwah@ploughshares.ca PDF Poster An interdisciplinary panel of experts and practitioners from the United States and Canada will discuss the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) and its impact. This 2004 bilateral agreement prevents (with some exceptions) refugee claimants…

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Film Screening: “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization”

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-5
Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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The Balsillie School of International Affairs and Project Ploughshares are pleased to welcome His Excellency Roberto Dormond Cantú, Costa Rica’s Ambassador to Canada, to introduce the award-winning 2016 documentary A Bold Peace which presents the unique political and cultural history of Costa Rica. Over 60 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband their military and to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment. A Bold Peace challenges our thinking about war and peace. This inspiring film also shows…

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May 2018

Canada as Safe Haven? The Migration of War Resisters from the United States

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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This event features a keynote address by Dr. John Hagan, Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, Vietnam war resister, and renowned author of Northern Passage: American Vietnam War Resisters in Canada. Dr. Hagan will deliver a lecture titled “How American’s Have Remembered to Forget: Canada, Collective Memory and America’s Forever Wars.” This will be followed by a screening of a documentary film-in-progress: “Canada as safe haven?” The film weaves together the histories of US war resisters from both the…

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Workshop: Canada as Safe Haven? The Migration of War Resisters from the United States

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-43, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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During the Vietnam War, Canadian government and society welcomed between 50,000 and 100,000 US war resisters, providing safe haven from militarism and a mandatory draft (Hagan 2001). A more recent cohort of some 300 resisters began entering Canada in 2004 to make refugee claims after service and tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are two historical periods in the shared, cross-border history between the two countries. While some were able to stay, most had refugee claims for protection rejected; some…

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