Is War Ever Black and White? Recolorizing the Reality of War

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Panel Discussion

when: 7 p.m. April 30, 2015
where: Stirling Mennonite Church
57 Stirling Avenue, Kitchener

Much of the time, news and popular media, war is painted as a black and white image – us vs. them, evil vs. good, hero vs. villain.

As we’re commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI, the “Great War” is often depicted as a just and noble war in which we heroically defeated the evils of the Central Powers.

But is that really the case? Can a conflict that caused the deaths of over 9 million combatants and 7 million citizens truly be noble?

Join us for a panel discussion digging into a complicated reality, as we replace the monochromatic commemorative narrative with a full colour version that illustrates the true complexity of war from WWI to our present conflicts.

Panelists include Marlene Epp, Professor of History and Peace and Conflict Studies at UWaterloo; John Siebert, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, and Andrew Thompson, Director, Amnesty International Canada Board.

April 22-  May 25 this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Ypres.

Join us in commemorating this anniversary by discussing the complexity of war and working towards peace!

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