Hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening to pull the world apart. Responding to fear and aggression strategically and with compassion is vital if we are to push back against the politics of hate and live in greater safety and harmony. But how to do it?
Join author Matthew Legge for a presentation of his new book, Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division, and a discussion on how we can each cultivate change for peace personally, in our communities, and beyond. All are welcome to this free and accessible event.
Thursday October 24, 6:30pm
Quaker Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave, Ottawa
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Packed with inspiration and cutting-edge findings from fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and behavioural economics, Are We Done Fighting? is an essential toolkit for activists, community and peace groups, and students and instructors working to build dialogue, understanding, and peace as the antidote to the politics of hate and division.
Matthew Legge has worked in the nonprofit sector for the last 13 years, with a focus on helping people thrive through the full enjoyment of health, dignity, and rights. Since 2012, he has worked with Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC), the peace and social justice agency of the Religious Society of Friends in Canada (Quakers). He holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and served for six years on the board of directors of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation, where he helped develop anti-oppression strategies. Matthew lives in Toronto, Canada.
"Exceptionally valuable and timely." - Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada