be the peace

Be the Peace . . . Make a Change
A project of Second Story Women's Centre, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
April 2012 - May 2015

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"What if all women and girls AND men and boys throughout Lunenburg County could have satisfying relationships without violence, control or disrespect for one another?"

The Be the Peace Project has now come to a close,
(as of May 2015).

A huge THANK YOU to all our partners and supporters for your continuing efforts to ensure equality, opportunity and safety for women, girls and people of all genders.

Certain community-based initiatives are continuing; see our final newsletter later this summer for more details.

Please feel free to contact us for information, referrals, other project ideas:

If you would like to view our final reports, video, photos, please see links below. Some will become active over the summer as they become available:

What's in a name?

At its core, Be The Peace is a peace-building project.We wanted the project to take an "appreciative" approach - focusing on what we want, rather than what we don't want. When we considered what would be the opposite of violence, we decided it was peace. The name, "Be the Peace . . . Make a Change" is a play on the well-known phrase of Ghandi. ("Be the change you wish to see in the world.") While we aim to build peaceful relationships, peaceful families, peaceful schools and communities, we recognize that peace, first and foremost, is an inside job. It starts within each of us "waging peace" in our own hearts and minds. As we let go of judgments and blame, we can actually be and create the peace we wish to see in our lives.

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Our logo

Our BTP logo was designed by Hangama Amiri, former NSCAD Artist in Residence, Lunenburg. For Hangama's art work: Hangama's website.

VOYSS Youth Forum
Voices of Youth on the South Shore
October 23-24, 2014

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"There are times when it takes an entire community to make a change.
This is one of those times.
We cannot do it without you."

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