WILPF in partnership with the Freedom from War Coalition presents a panel discussion entitled ‘Making Space for Peace: Ending the Russian-Ukrainian War’.

This is a free event and will be held at the Unitarian Hall 595 Townsite Rd, Nanaimo, BC on Thursday June 22nd, 2023 – Doors open at 6:30pm Event from 7pm to 8:30pm

Our panel will consist of our guest presenter Tamara Lorincz, local peace activist Kaeli Wood and a representative from the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians – to be announced.

Tamara Lorincz is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has a Masters in International Politics & Security studies from the University of Bradford and a Law Degree and MBA from Dalhousie University. 

Tamara is a member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom / Canada Section. She will just have returned from attending and speaking at the ‘International Summit for Peace in Ukraine’ June 10th and 11th in Vienna, Austria. Last November, Tamara did a month-long tour in Egypt, Russia, Finland, Latvia, Poland and Romania. During her trip that she titled “Climate, Conflict and the Search for Peace”, she met with activists and academics in every country and with Ukrainian refugees in Poland. She was invited to speak at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and at a public event in Helsinki. Her tour was motivated by citizen diplomacy, strategic empathy and peace building. Tamara will have a lot to share with us.

This discussion will include an open floor for question and comments at the end of the presentations. Everyone is welcome.

For more info about this event contact:

Dyane Brown (WILPF): dyanebrown@shaw.ca | 

Eden Haythornthwaite (FFWC): haythornthwaite@shaw.ca

Media interviews with Tamara could be scheduled for the afternoon of June 22nd.

Tamara’s Phone #: 226-505-9469 / Email: tlorincz@dal.ca 

For more information about the “International Summit for Peace in Ukraine”