We held our last evening of our spring Partners in Learning session, when we welcomed Dr. Anne Pearson to speak about the history of peace-making in Hamilton. This history is described in the book “Waging Peace in Hamilton: 1960-2017”. The book records the many groups that have made peace-building in Hamilton a priority. She is one of three editors as well as an author of some of the articles.
We looked at the various peace initiatives in Hamilton both past and present. Anne shared meaningful quotes and we explored what we can do at this time.
Peace in not just an absence of war. We need to have a long term agenda that creates a culture of peace that is sustainable and evident in our everyday lives.
Did you know that Hamilton was declared by City Council as a City of Peace?