New video chronicles the PeaceQuest story in Kingston
PeaceQuest was founded in Kingston, Ontario, in 2012 to provide an alternative view of the centennial of the First World War. The five-year effort sought to change the ways Canada’s wars are remembered, adding new stories of peace work while complementing other forms of peace activism.
It was an amazing campaign, and in this fascinating video released in 2020, the PeaceQuest community of activists involved in the initiative shared lessons learned during their time working together.
They have titled the video “The PeaceQuest Story: For people who want to change the world.” In order to help others, they compiled seven activist pitfalls to avoid when undertaking campaigns for peace.
The seven pitfalls to avoid are:
- No End in Sight!
- Trying to do everything by yourself.
- Not enough fun!
- Missing out on the Arts
- Avoiding or Ignoring the “Opposition”
- Short-Term Thinking
- Diversity as an Afterthough
Filmed and interviews by Jolene Cheryl Simko
Production by Josh Lyon