This is a public event as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Join Lara Campbell, co-editor of “Worth Fighting For: Canada’s Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror” and contributors for this book launch and talk. Edited by Campbell, Michael Dawson, and Catherine Gidney, this collection highlights the long tradition of resistance to war in Canada. Contents include articles on antiwar teaching curriculum, cadet training, religious pacifism, conscientious objection, Vietnam draft resistance support networks, cold war peace activism, the Voice of Women, and Iraq military deserters in Canada.
“Read this wonderful collection and be prepared for a totally new kind of Canadian war story – the anti-war story. Worth Fighting For uncovers, examines and celebrates an essential but long neglected stream in Canadian war history. It’s a story of resistance and vision, and it’s been helping to shape Canada’s character since well before confederation.” – Ernie Regehr, author of Disarming Conflict