Two distinguished speakers at Dawson College during Peace Week: Dr. Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada on Community Engagement and Dr. Abdennour Bidar, French philosopher on Repairing the Fabric of a Torn World

MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of Peace Week to mark the 10th year commemorations of the shooting of Dawson College, two distinguished have accepted to share their vision of peace and nonviolence. On Wednesday, September 14, Dr. Samantha Nutt, co-founder of War Child Canada, will address the topic of Community Engagement to build a better world. On Thursday, September 15, Dr. Abdennour Bidar, French philosopher and scholar, will pick up where his book Les Tisserands left off with Repairing the Fabric of a Torn World. Both presentations are at 7 p.m. in the Reception Hall of the College (5B.16), 3040 Sherbrooke Street West.

The presentations are free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be downloaded online at https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/peace-centre/peace-week/. Dr. Bidar's address is in French. Headsets for simultaneous translation are available for the first 100 people who request one.

Dr. Samantha Nutt: Community Engagement

Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker.

In July 2011, Dr. Nutt was appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for her contributions to improving the plight of young people in the world's worst conflict zones. Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto and sits on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Dr. Abdennour Bidar: Réparer ensemble le tissu déchiré du monde

French philosopher and scholar Dr. Abdennour Bidar was a professor for some 20 years before he became chef de mission with the French Ministry of Education. He is the author of several publications that continue to inform public debate on such topics as appealing for peace and understanding, particularly in reaction to recent Paris attacks, an examination of Islam, secular pedagogy, and a history of humanism in the West. His latest work, Les Tisserands, was published earlier this year by the Éditions Les Liens qui libèrent.

 

SOURCE Dawson College

For further information: Donna Varrica, Communications, Dawson College, 514 931 8731 ext 1352 ; Diana Rice, Peace Centre, Dawson College, 514 931 8731 ext 1411

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