Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute.
The annual breakfast was provided by Summer Street Industries and helps launch Y Peace Week which this year is being observed from November 16 to 23.
A youth, individual and group will be awarded peace medals.
For 20 years, she has been working in peace and conflict resolution education and organizing for peace, community development and social justice, in Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. Her work focuses on the everyday and local peace building, among individuals and communities.