Check out these upcoming student events
We have received these invitations from Reverse the Trend Canada, and Science for Peace and Voice of Women for two exciting events that we want to share with you.
In collaboration with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Pegasus Institute, Marshallese Educational Initiative, Nukewatch, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World, Hibakusha Stories, Peace Boat US, Affected Communities Working Group of the Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative, and The Prospect Hill Foundation, Reverse the Trend Canada is organizing a special event centered on First Nations and Indigenous Communities.
Rooj Ali, Youth Coordinator of RTT Canada
- Benetick Kabua Maddison, Project Specialist for Youth, Climate, and Nuclear Issues at the Marshallese Educational Initiative;
- Esther Yazzie-Lewis, an elder from the Navajo First Nation;
- Peyton Pitawanakwat, a community member of the Mississauga First Nation;
- Dr. Katlyn Turner, Director for the Antiracism Design and Technology Initiative of the MIT Media Lab; and
- Prerna Gupta, a PhD Student at the University of British Columbia
January 18, 2022 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The forum focuses on the humanitarian implications of the renewed nuclear-arms race and the potential of the United Nations’ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to build a world free of the menace of nuclear war. Elizabeth May and Ray Acheson are the keynote speakers.
Elizabeth May served as leader of the Green Party and is currently a Member of Parliament. As an environmentalist, writer, activist, and lawyer, Ms May advocates for social justice, the environment, and human rights.
Ray Acheson is an author and advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons. The author of Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy, Acheson is a leader in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for its work in pressing for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
This forum is a student-led initiative advised by activists working on nuclear weapons issues at Science for Peace and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. The forum is interactive, with opportunities for audience participation.
If you are a university student, please join in and share your views on the development and promotion of this forum and the potential student organization. To join up or ask questions, contact Kyla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow our posts on Twitter @nuke_forum.