Fonds 89-011 - We-Peterborough: World Emergency Centre for Assertive Non-Violence fonds

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We-Peterborough: World Emergency Centre for Assertive Non-Violence fonds

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  • 1961-1985 (Creation)
    We-Peterborough: World Emergency Centre for Assertive Non-Violence

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25 cm of textual records

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We-Can: World Emergency Centre for Non-Violence was the local Peterborough Group of Alliance for Non-Violent Action. The Alliance for Non-Violent Action was a geographically dispersed collective of groups and individuals who gathered together to plan, organize and participate in education and events for non-violent direct action. They sought to remove oppression from the world through building a non-oppressive and non-exploitative world by removing the economic and political institutions and practices which supported injustice. They did this through supportive local groups such as We-Can. The strategy behind the Alliance organizations was through organizing public, non-violent actions and the development of educational materials, resources and projects. We-Can in Peterborough took on protests at the Litton Systems Plant in Rexdale, Ontario; a study on dismantling bombs and the cruise missile amongst other projects.

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This fonds was in the custody of Chris Halonen before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of records dealt with by We-Peterborough, primarily the civil disobedience and cruise missile protest. Regarding civil disobedience, the fonds contains various study kits, articles and publications. It also includes articles, legal correspondence and minutes of meetings.

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This fonds was donated by Chris Halonen.


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Associated material located at Library and Archives Canada and Archives of Ontario.

For other material related to political activism, see the New Left Movement Publications Collection and Alternatives fonds.


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