Gandhi Peace Project
McMaster Peace Week
McMaster University’s Commitment to a more Peaceful World
McMaster University’s Peace Week, from September 29 - October 3, runs in conjunction with the peace festival. The week showcases different social action groups on campus, providing them recognition and a chance to demonstrate their commitment to their various causes and ultimately peace. The upcoming week demonstrates a very holistic approach to how we can achieve peace in this world, with diverse groups expressing themselves in different ways.
MAKE YOUR MARK; PEACE SIGN DISPLAY
As part of a memento of the week, we encourage students and the like to draw a peace sign on our poster paper that will be attached to our table in the student center, to act as a declaration of McMaster students’ commitment to achieving peace.
Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, FREE ADMISSION!
Monday, September 29, 6-7
WHO? Spoken word poet Truth Is
WHERE? Atrium of student center, by the couches
WHAT? Performance of poetry
Tuesday, September 30, 6-9 pm
WHO? STAND Canada
WHERE? MDCL 1016
WHAT? Film Viewing, Darfur Now followed by discussion
ABOUT THE FILM: the film is a documentary which follows the stories of 6 individuals who are working to end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. The stories range from that of the ICC's Chief Prosecutor to that of a rebel woman in Darfur and portray the different responses to the need to get involved. Written and directed by Ted Braun, the film explores the Darfur conflict through the first-hand experiences of Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and Adam Sterling.
Tuesday, September 30, 10 pm - midnight
WHO? International Justice Missions (IJM)
WHERE? Faculty Hollow
WHAT? Evening peace vigil and reflection
Wednesday, October 1, from 12-1 pm
WHERE? The Mills Square
WHO? Rev Wear
WHAT? Instant Do It Yourself Fashion: Add scissors and create for 12 minutes
Tired of spending hours at mall consuming yet another bland fashion flavour of the month? Looking to spice up your wardrobe with something fresh? In just 12 minutes we can show you how to blend random ingredients - scissors, buttons, a thread & needle, an old t-shirt and more - into a fashion statement that's good enough to wear.
Everyone's got their own secret recipe. Why not find yours. Using the materials provided, participants have 12 minutes to create a piece of wearable art. At each of the four stations, they will use a different skill (i.e.: hand sewing, joining fabric, etc.). At the end, their piece will be given a grade based on the following criteria: Fashion Flavour, Texture & Temperature (is it hot...or not). Abandoned or donated creations to be incorporated in to the 2009 RevWear Fashion Show.
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Thursday Oct. 2- 1 event, Gandhi lecturer
WHO? THE CENTRE FOR PEACE STUDIES McMaster University
WHAT? The Eleventh Annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Nonviolence
Topic: Understanding Gandhi Comprehensively
Lecturer; Narayan Desai, son of Mahatma Gandhi's personal secretary and biographer, Mahadev Desai
Friday Oct. 3, 11:30 - 2 pm
WHERE? Meet in student center in front of Compass, will all take the bus together
WHAT? Peace Tour of Hamilton
Friday Oct. 3, 11:30-8 pm till whenever you want!
WHERE? Pepper Jack's Cafe, downtown Hamilton
WHAT? Nonviolence Now - End of week celebration, the "Eggmen", (Beatles cover band) will be performing at 10 pm - free cover charge, $5 to stay and listen to the band-10% off of food