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Dimitri Lascaris’ Canada-wide Tour for Peace
June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
On Thursday, June 22, 2023, Canadian lawyer, journalist, and peace activist Dimitri Lascaris will speak in Winnipeg about his recent trip to Russia and the need for Canada to promote a peaceful end to the conflict in Ukraine. Lascaris is on a 10-city Canadian tour entitled “Making Peace with Russia, One Handshake at a Time.” The tour has been organized by the Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network; Peace Alliance Winnipeg is hosting the Winnipeg portion of the tour.
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00)
Venue: Filipino Seniors Group of Winnipeg Cultural Education Centre,49 Euclid Avenue (at Sutherland Avenue) (MAP)*
Admission: $10 general, $5.00 students, seniors and unwaged. Ticket revenues will be used to pay rental and staging costs. You can buy the tickets online, at Eventbrite, or at the door.
In April 2023, Dimitri Lascaris took a self-financed trip to Russia where he lectured to students, presented at a think tank, gave interviews, met officials and peace activists, appeared on Russian media, wrote articles and tweeted daily about what he saw and heard. Dimitri agreed to embark on this Canada-wide speaking tour because of the extraordinary danger created by the war in Ukraine. As he explained:
“NATO is effectively at war with Russia. They possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world many times over. Meanwhile, the climate crisis is spinning out of control. Not only is the war itself a major source of emissions, but this conflict is an insurmountable obstacle to the international cooperation needed to manage the climate crisis responsibly. Never was the cause of peace more important than it is today.”
*We have made this change because we were informed by an official in the Administration of the original venue, Canadian Mennonite University, that we would not be able to hold this event on their campus due to their concerns about complaints they had received.