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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Planning Meetings Sept 18 & 25 for: VIGIL for NONVIOLENCE (OCT 6)

There will be two more COAT meetings to plan for the

The two planning meetings will be held:

Tuesday Sept 18, 7:30 PM.  

Sept 25th, 7:30 PM.  

Both will be at the
Friends Meeting House, 91 1/2 Fourth Ave.  

If you can't join us at the meetings then please help by encouraging people
to attend this event.
Here is what we are planning.  Hope you can join us.


      Saturday, OCTOBER 6, Ottawa

     Please join us in calling for 
     an end to the cycle of violence

We will gather on Parliament Hill, 1 p.m.
and have a Solemn Procession for Peace to

         First United Church
    (397 Kent St., at Florence St.)

Our program at the church (beginning at 2 pm) 
will include brief presentations, music & prayer.
Followed by discussion groups and workshops.

            Organized by the: 
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

 (This event REPLACES our prvious plans for a
"No to NATO: Festival of Creative Nonviolence."
     See the explanatory letter below.)

            Tentative PROGRAM
(at First United Church) October 6, 2 pm:

The event will be chaired by two of COAT's mentors: 
Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa
Jean-Claude Parrot, Exec. Vice Pres., Canadian Labour Congress

Brief MESSAGES from:
Michel Chossudovsky, author, The Globalization of Poverty
Philippe Duhamel, SalAMI
Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, Cdn. Orthodox Archdiocese, Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Carolyn Langdon, Voice of Women for Peace, Canada
David Morgan, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms, Canada
Moraima Rivera, Puerto Rican activist opposing NATO test bombing of Vieques
Dr. Gamal Solaiman, Imam, Ottawa Mosque
Richard Sanders, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
Laurel Smith, Homes Not Bombs
Mel Watkins, Science for Peace - Canada
Susanne Wall, Fellowship of Reconciliation - USA
Theresa Wolfwood, Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group

We will also hear from:
Helen Caldicott, of the film "If you Love this Planet" 
Arun Gandhi, founder, M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence (and grandson of
Mahatma Gandhi)
(They will join us live on the phone from Australia and the U.S.,

MUSIC led by:
Ian Tamblyn
Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs

Following the messages from speakers there will be simultaneous 

(1) Nonviolence in Action: Resisting Canada's role in space weapons research
   (Matthew Behrens, Homes Not Bombs, Toronto)

(2) Solidarity with Vieques: Nonviolent resistance to NATO's bomb testing
   (Moraima Rivera, Nonviolent action organizer, Puerto Rico)

(3) Getting to the Roots of NATO Militarism
   (Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Economics, University of Ottawa)

(4) Theatre in Resistance
   (Laurel Smith, Burning Passions Theatre, Toronto)

                          Richard Sanders
       Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
              A national peace network supported by 
           individuals and organizations across Canada
          541 McLeod St., Ottawa Ontario K1R 5R2  Canada
            Tel.:  613-231-3076      Fax: 613-231-2614
     Email: <ad207@ncf.ca>   Web site: <http://www.ncf.ca/coat>

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