Saturday, March 8, 2014
Erna Paris will deliver the keynote address at
the Providence Spirituality Centre,
1200 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario.
For more information:
International Women’s Day 2014 Conference
Read the full Keynote Address

Wednesday October 30, 2013, Confucius Institute Edmonton (CIE)

Local volunteer group Edmonton ALPHA announced today that internationally-recognized Canadian writers, Erna Paris and Joy Kogawa, will address students in several Edmonton senior high schools on November 21 and 22. In addition, the authors will address a symposium, entitled Why History Matters: The Need for Learning about the Past so that We Can Avoid a Catastrophic Future 1:30 Saturday, November 23rd. The Confucius Institute. Free Admission.

Award-winning historian Erna Paris, author of Long Shadows: Truth, Lies and History, will talk to students about how unaddressed war crimes continue to impact our lives today, and the need for survivors to seek justice and reconciliation. In her public lecture War Crimes: Why Germany Remembers, Why Japan Forgets, and What Can Be Done, Ms. Paris will speak about the legacy of Imperial Japan’s war of aggression and why this continues to matter in today’s world. [more]

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October 24, 2012


Erna lectured in the Forum on Ethics program on the history of international humanitarian law culminating in the birth of the International Criminal Court.

September 24, 2012

Erna attended the Paris Committee meeting of Human Rights Watch, France, where she spoke about the strong work being done by the Toronto HRW Committee and office with regard to both international and Canadian rights issues.

May 23, 2012, Ottawa
Acclaimed Canadian author Erna Paris is the 2012 recipient of the WFM – Canada World Peace Award.
The award, to be presented July 12 in Winnipeg, recognizes an outstanding Canadian whose work advances awareness and action in support of a more peaceful future for humanity. (Version française) [more]