Date(s) - 11/09/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
In war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sexual violence against women and children – much of it at the hands of armed militia – is the worst in the world. This evening will bring stories of hope from humanitarians who are working with survivors to promote their healing and empowerment. Platon’s debut film My Body is Not a Weapon introduces us to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, whose Panzi Hospital has treated close to 100,000 women recovering from rape and violence. Learn how music therapy and compassion are among the keys that unlock their grief and raise their voices, and what we can do to help. We all have a stake in this.
Film screening of My Body is Not a Weapon followed by expert international panel including:
Senator Marilou McPhedran – Founding Board Member, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Darcy Ataman – Composer, Founder & CEO of Make Music Matter Inc.
Alain Mukwege – Physician-in-Training, Panzi Hospital, DRC
Nancy Del Col – Technical Specialist, Development Programs, World Vision Canada
Tickets at notaweapon.eventbrite.ca