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Sue Bookchin

Sue Bookchin, Project Co-Coordinator of Be the Peace

Sue has been a facilitator, trainer and coach for over 20 years working in a variety of sectors with individuals, companies and teams. In all her work, it is particularly rewarding when people recognize something in one another they can connect with. When there is excitement in pursuing what we care deeply about, in camaraderie with others, it is truly inspiring. The Be the Peace project has ignited that kind of excitement in Sue. For her, it is a privilege to be in service to community and to social change that honours women; that values their contributions to a just and life-nurturing world; that cares enough to end violence against them, locally and globally.

As a (former) Board member and volunteer at Second Story Women's Centre, Sue was instrumental in the Making Change initiative to end violence against women. She has been so moved and humbled by the people who have shared their stories - women and men. She yearns for a world where violence against women is as obsolete and socially unacceptable as drinking and driving, not wearing seat belts, or selling cigarettes to children.

"As we come together for meaningful and engaging conversations and try deeply to understand ourselves, one another and the complex systems we live and work within, we can, together, find the pathways for positive and peaceful change. Let us rise up together and stand for peace."

Helen Lanthier

Helen Lanthier, Project Co-Coordinator of Be the Peace

Helen is a retired elementary school principal and an activist. She was the Administrative Coordinator of Second Story Women's Centre for more than two years. During that time, she worked closely with staff and members of the Social Action Committee on the Making Change initiative. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors and is one of the lead organizers of the One Billion Rising events.

Helen believes that if we are to end violence in our communities, we must challenge the systems that perpetuate it and be innovative in collaborating with others to address it.

She is also active in other community organizations. She is a member of the South Shore Housing Action Coalition, a member of the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia, and a member of the South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians.

Nancy Ross

Nancy Ross, Project Co-coordinator
Nancy has taken a term position teaching in the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University so has (regretfully) stepped away from Be the Peace for now.
Elisabeth Bailey

Elisabeth Bailey, Administrative Support
Elisabeth has left Be the Peace, but has not gone far! She is now the Community Relations Coordinator at Second Story Women's Centre, so she is still close at hand & can be reached at community@secstory.com
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