End Racism, Make Peace MultiCultural Festival
On October 1st, 2022 Global Peace Alliance BC (GPA) will celebrate its ten years since it was formed by community leaders in Surrey! We invite you to attend "Our yearly “Give Peace a Chance” festival for the International Day of Peace, which this year follows the UN’s International Day of Peace theme: “End Racism, Build Peace”. We are faced with conflict, war, and economic hardship around the world. Homelessness and violence in our neighbourhoods must end. The GPA festival celebrates and embraces peace, community action and togetherness like no other! Join us as we urgently call for change and to focus on saving our beautiful planet and humankind. We are very excited and thankful to be chosen as one the recipients of the Bell Performing Arts Centre Community Program which gives us the opportunity to have our festival at this beautiful venue and showcase the talents, efforts and stories from our diverse community. An exciting multicultural show awaits in addition to stimulating, knowledgeable speakers and activists who discuss world conflict, foreign policy and a better future of our planet. Our keynote speaker is Kachina Melinda Bige, from Kwantlen Nation and the Indigenous Chair at Kwantlen University. She will speak to the Intersections of Truth and Reconciliation and Anti-Racist Action towards Peace. Other excellent speakers are Political Science Professor Emeritus, Peter Pronzos from Langara and Chuka Ejeckam from the think tank, Canadian Center of Policy Alternatives. A panel will continue with emphasis on solutions to ending Racism and what each one of us can do to make our communities safe, thriving and loving. An all-age, peace themed art exhibit, community tables, children’s activities, savoury treats and much more awaits. Entry fee is nominal, children and seniors free, get your tickets before they are sold out. Don’t miss this important, informative as well as entertaining family event. Together we can build a culture of Peace!
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Global Peace Alliance BC Society
Our vision is a world of peace where humans celebrate their diversity, respect their common values, and resolve their conflict by non-violent means. We collaborate with many other organization in BC and across Canada under the Canada Social Justice and Peace Network. We have and continue to demand for an end to wars, military escalation and nuclear weapons which threaten our planet. We plan educational webinars, shared events, rallies, picnics and an annual Peace themed ART and Literary contest.
This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.