Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus
Mir Centre for Peace
In conjunction with the Union of the Spiritutal Communities of Christ (USCC), The Mir Centre for Peace is delighted to co-host retired lawyer and U.S. veteran, William S. Geimer to discuss his new book, Canada: The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars (2016).
In his book, Geimer employs the metaphor of a jury trial. He presents evidence that, contrary to the prevailing narrative, Canada did not come of age in the Great War, that fighting in the wars of patrons Britain and the U.S. has done nothing to enhance security, and the fighting has damaged Canada’s standing in the international community.
The book traces recurring themes and factors in all of Canada’s wars, factors that have produced senseless military and civilian deaths, as well as factors that have made Canada complicit in human rights violations of its patrons. Then, it outlines a better role in world affairs for an independent Canada, drawing on proven Canadian leadership in diplomacy and peacemaking.
Please join us for what promises to be an incredibly interesting evening with the man who once defended Jane Fonda in a trial for her activism and whose own anti-war politics were solidified in 1969 by a heart-to-heart conversation with Joan Baez.
This Peace Cafe will be held at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus of Selkirk College on September 20 starting at 7 p.m.. Admission is by donation.