Nonviolence in Action online conference - 20th-28th November

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Join us for Nonviolence in Action: Antimilitarism in the 21st century an online conference bringing together activists from across the international peace movement to learn, strategise and build solidarity.

The War Resisters’ International (WRI) network – and the whole international peace movement - finds itself at an important crossroads. Over the last hundred years we have been resisting war and its causes. In that time the nature of war has itself changed beyond all recognition, and our resistance has also changed, broadened and adapted. WRI works with many groups, organisations and individuals all over the world, supporting, connecting, learning, resisting. Nonviolence in Action will bring us together to reflect, learn and challenge one another to develop more effective strategies for taking nonviolent action against war and its causes.

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The event will run between two weekends. Plenaries will be delivered by a number of speakers sharing their experiences and ideas. Discussion spaces will be participatory discussion spaces (we have timed these to allow people from both hemisphere’s to join at sociable times) to reflect on the issues raised in the plenaries. Workshops will be on more specific themes, issues and causes.

The plenaries are public events open to anyone to attend, and will be held simultaneously in English and Spanish. Some of the other events are restricted to members of War Resisters' International and our member organisations. If you are not a member but would like to attend please email info@wri-irg.org.

Schedule

Please note the times given are in UTC - you will need to check the times according to your own time zone.

Speakers are listed below.

  Saturday 20th November Sunday 21st November 22-26th Nov Saturday 27th November Sunday 28th November
Discussion groups (10am-12noon UTC)   Discussion 1 - what have we learned from 100 years of resistance? Workshops Discussion 2 - how can we build stronger movements? Discussion 3 - what will effective, strategic activism look like in the coming decades?
Plenaries (2-4pm UTC) 100 years resisting war and its causes Resisting militarism today Sustaining our resistance  
Discussion groups (10pm-12noon UTC)   Discussion 1 - what have we learned from 100 years of resistance? Discussion 2 - how can we build stronger movements? Discussion 3 - what will effective, strategic activism look like in the coming decades?

Saturday 20th November 

2-4pm UTC: Plenary 1 - 100 years of resisting war and its causes

Speakers:

  • Wolfgang Hertle
  • Joanne Sheehan
  • Roberta Bacic
  • Igor Steck

Sunday 21st November

10am-12pm UTC: Discussion 1 - what have we learned from 100 years of resistance?

2-4pm UTC: Plenary 2 - Resisting militarism today

Speakers:

  • Ray Acheson
  • Dr. Sam Perlo Freeman
  • Rosa Moiwend
  • Mamoun Abdallah

10pm-12am UTC: Discussion 1 - what have we learned from 100 years of resistance?

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th November - Workshops (tbc)

Saturday 27th November

10am-12pm UTC: Discussion 2 - how can we build stronger movements?

2-4pm UTC: Plenary 3 – Sustaining our resistance

Speakers:

  • Stellan Vinthagen
  • Sarah Reader & Carrie Hou
  • Andrea Ixchíu

10pm-12am UTC: Discussion 2 - how can we build stronger movements?

Sunday 28th November

10am-12pm UTC: Discussion 3 - what will effective, strategic activism look like in the coming decades?

10pm-12am UTC: Discussion 3 - what will effective, strategic activism look like in the coming decades?

Costs

All of the events are free to attend, but organising large international events, even online, does incur costs - Zoom accounts, interpretation, etc. For those able we suggest a £10/$10/€10 donation towards the running costs of this event. If you feel able to donate to support this event, and WRI more generally, please click here.

Registration

Click the button below to register for the public plenaries. If you would like to join a discussion group but are not a member of a WRI affiliate, please email us at info@wri-irg.org. We will share details for workshops soon.

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Interpretation

All of the events will be in English. We hope to provide simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation for the plenary events, one discussion event, and some workshops if possible. For some plenaries we may be able to provide interpreters into other languages.

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I am interested in attending the November conference. I am a writer and activist, and member of the AJ Muste Institute board of directors.