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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Please Post Peace by Piece: A Public Forum and Workshop

Peace by Piece, a local initiative of concerned citizens for conflict
transformation, has organized a weekend of presentations, discussions and a
workshop on issues that affect our local and global communities.  The event
is divided in two parts:  a public forum (free and open to all) and a more
intensive two-day workshop limited to forty participants (registration fee

Both events will feature Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen as guest speaker and
workshop facilitator.  Mr. Jacobsen is founder and director of PATRIR, the
Peace, Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania and co-director of
TRANSCEND, a network of more than 200 of the world's leading practitioners
and scholars in peacebuilding and  development from over 60 countries around
the world.

Public Forum -- Empowering People and Communities for Peacebuilding and
Social Justice:  Challenging the Spread of Violence and Corporate

where:  Ottawa Public Library (main branch)
            120 Metcalf Street at Laurier Avenue W.

when:  Friday, October 18, 2002
           7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Workshop --  Tools For Empowerment & Transformation:  Rethinking How We Look
At Conflict

where:  Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
            221 Nelson Street at Rideau Street
            (in front of Bytowne Cinema)

when:  Saturday and Sunday, October 19 & 20 , 2002
           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*  a vegan/vegetarian lunch will be provided on both days

Workshop participants will explore methods for transforming direct,
structural and cultural violence through peaceful means.  Based upon
experience in more than 40 countries, the training program will develop
skills tools and knowledge for conflict transformation, outlining concrete
challenges and opprtunities for working to overcome violence and injustice,
while empowering people and communities for active peace work and social
struggle.  Each participant will receive the TRANSCEND training
manual--adopted by the United Nations as its official training manual--as a
workshop training aid and reference manual.

For further information please contact:
Nancy Lauder (613) 591-1027

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