Welcome to Be the Peace Institute!

You are Invited to an Incredible Afternoon and Evening on International Women’s Day in Lunenburg!

One Billion Rising 2018 Poster

Art that Shines a Light on Gender-Based Violence

Be the Peace Institute, Second Story Women’s Centre and community partners are excited that we will be joining One Billion Rising’s global movement once again in 2018! On March 8 – International Women’s Day – we will be hosting an incredible event to stand in solidarity with others across the world and to create a new kind of consciousness about the roots of gender-based violence.

One Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against women and the biggest mass action that has happened in human history. The campaign is based on the fact that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, that adds up to more than one billion women and girls.

Local artists have created revolutionary work that will bring a perspective to the Nature and Experience of Gender-Based Violence, and/or the factors that are associated with it – patriarchal culture, misogyny, economic and political inequity, colonialism and racism, trans/homophobia, ableism, ageism etc.  

Art will be exhibited and/or performed at the Lunenburg School of the Arts in Lunenburg on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018.  The event will consist of an exhibition of visual art beginning at noon, followed by a Meet and Mingle with artists to which the public is invited at 6 pm, and a line-up of speakers and performances in the evening.  The event will also include two important facilitated conversations in the afternoon, to which the public is encouraged to attend.  See poster above for details. Our keynote speaker in the evening is Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, along with other guests including  Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament, Mayor Rachel Bailey, Nan McFadgeon, CUPENS and Pat Gorham, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

For more information: 

  1. Contact obrlunenburg2018@gmail.com or
  2. Call us at 640-3044 or
  3. Register online at Online Entry Form
  4. Guidelines for Entries (Individuals)
  5. Guidelines for Entries (Groups/Classes)