EVENT: Peace Days & ‘She Has A Name’ Film Screening

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International Day of Peace, September 21, 2018, commemorates and strengthens the ideas of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. Corresponding with this is Manitoba’s own Peace Days.

This September, join other Manitobans as they celebrate peace both within themselves and with others. Their mission is to serve the cause of peace by nurturing understanding and compassionate action, we collaborate to promote inclusion, human dignity, justice, and a sustainable earth.


From September 11-21, Manitoba will be celebrating the 9th annual Peace Days Festival. Throughout the month enjoy various events that celebrate peace, human rights, and interconnectedness.




In addition to many others, here are some of our favourites!

September 11 – She Has A Name Film Screening

The event will feature a screening of the 2016 film She Has a Name and the launch of World Vision’s Power of Her gender equality initiative. Following the film there will be a moderated expert panel with the film’s screenwriter Andrew Kooman, Diane Redsky – Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc., Dr. Bob Chrismas – Staff Sergeant of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Community Support Division, Joy Smith – Joy Smith Foundation; and a representative of Beyond Borders/ECPAT Canada.

Who: Anyone; open to the public
Cost: Admission will be by donation to be made at the door.
When: September 11, 2018; 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg
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*watch the trailer here; She Has A Name poster PDF


September 11 – “First Contact” Premiere

Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities.

Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants’ lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever.

Who: Anyone; also available in French
Cost: Free
When: Episode 1: Sept. 11; Episode 2: Sept. 12
Where: Available on APTN; available online on September 17
*watch the trailer here

September 13 – Peace Days Concert: The Peace Within

Part 1: Indigenous Sounds – Sandra Sutter (Metis/Alberta) & Vince Fontaine (Ojibway/Manitoba)with music from their latest album releases.
Indigenous Sounds featuring Sandra Sutter (Metis / Alberta) and Vince Fontaine (Ojibway / Manitoba) perform music from their latest album releases, Sandra Sutter – Cluster Stars 2018 and Indian City – Here&Now 2017
Part 2: Phoebe Man – Skin of the Moon –  One woman performance with music/story/dance.
Skin of the Moon – a performance by Phoebe Man with music, movement and prose exploring a woman’s artistic journey from her traditional upbringing in Hong Kong to her personal and artistic liberation through the music of the drums of many cultures.

Who: Anyone; open to the public

Cost: $20 non-members; $15 members; tickets available at the door
When: 7:00 PM
Where: St. Norbert Arts Centre, 100 Rue de Ruines des Monastere, Winnipeg


Written by: Keana Rellinger

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