Militarism, Peace and Planet presentations

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This message has the details of the Welfare or Warfare? Militarism, Peace and Planet public meetings next week in Nelson and Golden Bay, and some information if you or your group would like to organise a meeting with the presentation in your area.

About Militarism, Peace and Planet: The presentation begins with a brief overview of key developments in each of the humanitarian disarmament campaigns Peace Movement Aotearoa provides national coordination for – Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign on Military Spending, Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, Aotearoa New Zealand Joint Working Group on Landmines and Cluster Munitions, and iCAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) Aotearoa New Zealand – as well as some of our peace projects, such as White Poppies for Peace, White Poppy Peace Scholarships, and the World War One Centenary Peace Project.

The main focus is on the costs and consequences of militarisation in times of peace, globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand, in relation to social justice, the environment, climate change, attitudes towards violence as a means of resolving conflict, and the increasing level of militarisation of children and their education here. There are optional sections depending on the focus of the group organising the public meeting, for example, a section on militarism and human rights or on peace and faith groups’ collaboration can be included, and the overall presentation can be customised to reflect the topics you are most interested in, for example, climate justice, militarisation of children and their education or any of the national humanitarian disarmament campaigns. If you would like to organise a Militarism, Peace and Planet meeting, please contact Peace Movement Aotearoa email pma to discuss, thank you.

Militarism, Peace and Planet meetings next week
Nelson, Collingwood and Takaka, 27 – 28 September

* Nelson, 27 September 2017
5pm to 6pm, Friends’ Meeting House, 30 Nile Street

Welfare or Warfare? Militarism, Peace and Planet: A public meeting and presentation in Nelson with Edwina Hughes, Coordinator, Peace Movement Aotearoa, on the pervasive costs and consequences of militarisation in times of peace which are often overlooked when compared with the attention given to the tragedy of armed conflict and war. The presentation will provide an overview of those costs and consequences – globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand – in relation to social justice, the environment, climate change, attitudes towards violence as a means of resolving conflict, and the increasing level of militarisation of children and their education here. It will include an overview of the outcomes of the nationwide consultation with peace and faith groups to develop responses to the World War One centenary, and will give a brief outline of the World War One Centenary Peace Project and other collaborations with faith groups around the Just Peace programme. Hosted by Nelson Quakers, please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/275809129589361

* Collingwood, 28 September 2017
11.30 am to 12.30am, Collingwood Area School, Lewis Street

Welfare or Warfare? Militarism, Peace and Planet: A public meeting and presentation in Collingwood with Edwina Hughes, Coordinator, Peace Movement Aotearoa, on the pervasive costs and consequences of militarisation in times of peace which are often overlooked when compared with the attention given to the tragedy of armed conflict and war. The presentation will provide an overview of those costs and consequences – globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand – in relation to social justice, the environment, climate change, attitudes towards violence as a means of resolving conflict, and the increasing level of militarisation of children and their education, and conclude with suggestions for peaceful ways forward for Aotearoa New Zealand. Hosted by Golden Bay Peace Group, please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/145666556032061

* Takaka, 28 September 2017
7.30pm, Takaka Recreation Rooms

Welfare or Warfare? Militarism, Peace and Planet: A public meeting and presentation in Takaka with Edwina Hughes, Coordinator, Peace Movement Aotearoa, on the pervasive costs and consequences of militarisation in times of peace which are often overlooked when compared with the attention given to the tragedy of armed conflict and war. The presentation will provide an overview of those costs and consequences – globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand – in relation to social justice, the environment, climate change, attitudes towards violence as a means of resolving conflict, and the increasing level of militarisation of children and their education, and conclude with suggestions for peaceful ways forward for Aotearoa New Zealand. Hosted by Golden Bay Peace Group, please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/737072526483941

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