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Jul
12
Thu
2018
A New Era of Peace and a Peaceful Land @ CGR
Jul 12 – Oct 5 all-day

This exhibition, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee and curated by the Korean Art Forum, collects rarely seen works by American, Chinese, North and South Korean artists. 

Responding to the speeches given by leaders of North and South Korea at an inter-Korean summit in 2018, this exhibition serves to communicate the following thesis: Peace is not an absence of war, but the living process of freely interacting with others and understanding their values and perspective, while realizing truth and justice.

Exhibit celebration: Thursday, September 20 at 4:00 PM in the Grebel Gallery. Registration coming soon.

Gallery information

Summer hours:

Monday to Friday

8:30 am – 4:30 PM

Fall/Winter hours:

Monday to Thursday
Friday
Saturday

8:30 am – 10:00 pm
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

Jul
23
Mon
2018
Peer Mentor Training
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Peer Mentor Program matches trained volunteers to support older adults living in a conflict experience. The  2 day training provides individuals with skills in conflict resolution, communication, understanding culture and identity, dealing with power imbalances, decision making conversations and elder abuse. Training participants are required to make a 1 year volunteer commitment with the Elder Mediation Service program.

Summer Bookclub: Part 1 in 2 Books on The Way We Think
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Monday, July 23 at 7:00 PM

This is the first part of a two-part summer time bookclub taking up the topic of the way we think. In this one we take up Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking F…

Summer Bookclub: Part 1 in 2 Books on The Way We Think

Monday, Jul 16, 2018, 7:00 PM

Tess’ Place
49 Cedar St. S. Kitchener, ON

4 Hungry Minds Attending

This is the first part of a two-part summer time bookclub taking up the topic of the way we think. In this one we take up Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow. In part two we will discuss Irving Janis’ Groupthink. Here’s the amazon write up for Kahneman’s book: Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Daniel Kahneman explains: Syste…

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Jul
24
Tue
2018
Philosophication
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018, 5:30 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

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Philosophication: Liberty vs Law (*reposted)
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 PM

*This is reposted, from the original which I accidentally deleted. Sorry, Meetup has some really bad glitches with posting duplicate events, which cau…

Philosophication: Liberty vs Law (*reposted)

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018, 5:30 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

3 Hungry Minds Attending

*This is reposted, from the original which I accidentally deleted. Sorry, Meetup has some really bad glitches with posting duplicate events, which caused the wrong event, (which a lot of people had rsvpd for) to be deleted. Please feel free to rejoin this one. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs mon…

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Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Jul
25
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Jul 25 all-day
PhD Dissertation Defence: Tweeting Strategy – Military Social Media Use as Strategic Communication
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rupinder (Tina) Mangat’s PhD Dissertation Defence.
Advisor: Alistair Edgar
Committee: Jeremy Hunsinger, Roger Sarty
Internal/External: Mark Humphries
External: Kim Nossal
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@FairvoteWRC Discussion Night and Weenie Roast @ Sharon Sommerville's house
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fair Vote Waterloo Discussion Night in July will be held in
combination with a weenie roast!

To take advantage of the July summertime weather, Sharon Sommerville
has invited us to her back yard to talk politics and roast weenies. As
it is a supper event, we’ll start a little earlier — 6:00pm instead
of 7:00pm.

Sharon will provide weenies (both meat and veggie), buns, condiments,
non-alcoholic beverages, plates, cutlery, napkins and marshmallows. If
you can, bring either an appetizer, salad or dessert — that would be
super. If you can’t bring anything, that is fine, not a problem as
there will be lots of food.

Also, if you have a folding outdoor chair, that might be a good thing
as there is limited outdoor seating.

Please bring partners, friends, children, grandchildren — that would
be fun & very welcome.

July Porch Chat: Exploring Spirituality @ Front Porch and Garden of the Governor’s House
Jul 25 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

'Friends of Crime Prevention; Preventing Crime; Community Building; Porch Chat

EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY: 

Pull up a chair and join us in our exploration of spirituality and its impact on the individual and community. This porch chat is open to all, based on a respect for the beauty in our differences and the tapestry we weave together.

Wednesday July 25 , 2018
Front Porch and Garden of the Governor’s House – 73 Queen St. N., Kitchener, ON

Rain Location – 150 Fredrick Street, Rm 110

6:15 pm – Refreshments
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Porch Chat

Registration Recommended

For more information contact Jessica: stro5360@mylaurier.ca or  519-575-4400 ext 3474

July Porch Chat: Exploring Spirituality – Friends of Crime Prevention

Blanket Exercise @ Seven Shores Community Cafe
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Kitchener-Waterloo, we are located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. In 1784, the Haldimand Treaty was signed, promising the land 6 miles wide on either side of the Grand River from source to mouth to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, or the Six Nations of the Grand River. Today, due to illegal settlement and ongoing occupation on behalf of colonial governments, settlers, and land developers, less than 5 percent of the Haldimand Tract remains as Six Nations lands.

What does it mean to be a treaty person today in Kitchener-Waterloo? What is the untold history in Canadian society about colonization and movements of resistance? How do you push yourself to unsettle the settler within?

Join us for this immersive workshop co-hosted by Amy Smoke and Hannah Enns.

Tickets:
$25/settler (non-indigenous)
$15/student/low-income/refugee
Free for Indigenous folks
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Amy Smoke is a Mohawk woman, Turtle clan, from the Six Nations of The Grand River. She is a mother, daughter, student, and active First Nations community member. She is the current Events Coordinator at the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre. She has overcome many of the intergenerational trauma that First Nations people feel when there are residential schools in their past. She speaks of her own journey with substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration, and domestic violence. Returning to her culture has helped Amy connect to her family, their past, and their shared healing journey. She also sings with a local First Nations drum group, The Blue Sky Singers. She has continued her education by completing her GED, a college certificate, college diploma, two university degrees and will be starting her Masters of Social Work – Indigenous Field of Study program at Wilfrid Laurier University in September.

Hannah Enns is a local queer community organizer and white settler who attempts to engage in meaningful and thought-provoking actions to unsettle other settlers and disrupt the status-quo.

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history.

Blanket Exercise participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. They are directed by facilitators representing a narrator and the European colonizers. Participants are drawn into the experience by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. The exercise is followed by a talking circle debriefing session in which participants have the opportunity to discuss the experience as a group.

Blanket Exercise — Seven Shores | Community Cafe in Uptown Waterloo

Jul
26
Thu
2018
An Evening Stroll: Free Environmental and Historical Guided Tour
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Reep Green Solutions for a relaxing and informative evening stroll in downtown Kitchener to enjoy the pleasure of walking AND learn more about the natural and human history of our community.  Along the route, Reep Community Outreach Volunteer, Michele Martin will share natural history tidbits about the plants, animals and habitats that are part of our community, while local historian rych mills will share some of his wide knowledge of the built environment.
We meet at Reep House and will finish up in Victoria Park at the Boathouse. All ages welcome, although kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.  Don’t forget to bring some water!
Time: 5-6:30pm
Date: Thursday, July 26th
Leader: Michele Martin, Reep Community Outreach Volunteer; rych mills, Local Historian
Meeting Spot: The Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener

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TRANSPORTATION

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail and we have a bike rack.
It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.
Since the house only has a few parking spots, there is free temporary parking available at the lot on Mitchell Street. From there you can walk across the green to the back of Reep House.

Civic Hub Meet Up at @SPCofKW @ Social Development Centre
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Small GroupsThe Social Development Centre is a Community Service Hub and without the hub the wheel does not spin – it just rolls, wobbles and crashes and the spokes fly around in every direction. ”  Loralie Broderick, CityWatch of WaterlooRegion

This is a quote from 2015 when many of our collaborators were sending in testimonies to support our funding requests. It sounds true today more than ever. After the First Small Groups Networking forum, we are exploring the universe of the local social innovation spaces to decide how to move forward with a unique idea of bringing small nonprofits together under a shared platform. The space in itself is not the highest priority. The 30 groups that came together in November told us that they seek cross promotion and recruitment from a co-working space. If you are struggling to reach out and connect to the community, consider this short survey and do come and meet with us on the 26th of July at the Social Development Centre.

Civic Hub Meet Up | Social Development Centre Waterloo Region

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Skylight Festival @ Five Oaks Retreat Centre
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Skylight Festival | You Are The Ones For Skylight | July 27-29, 2018 | Five Oaks - Paris, ON | skylightfestival.ca
The Skylight Festival is thrilled to present Science Mike McHargue of The Liturgists Podcast and Finding God In The Waves | Join us July 27-29th for a weekend of faith, justice and a celebration of the arts. | Enjoy superb speakers, incredible artists and fantastically talented musicians! | To volunteer, contact Pam: skylightvolunteers@gmail.com | Register and Donate: skylightfestival.ca

The Skylight Festival is thrilled to present “Science” Mike McHargue of The Liturgists Podcast and Finding God In The Waves

Join us July 27-29th for a weekend of faith, justice and a celebration of the arts.

Enjoy superb speakers, incredible artists and fantastically talented musicians!

To volunteer, contact Pam: skylightvolunteers@gmail.com

Register and Donate: skylightfestival.ca

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Lakeside Garden Tour | RAIN Smart Neighbourhood Project Celebration
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The RAIN Smart Neighbourhoods Project is nearing the end and we wanted to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Lakeside community. We are hosting a garden tour, in collaboration with a placemaking celebration in Lakeside park, to showcase the various projects that have been put in the ground over the past two seasons.
Join us to celebrate the implementation of the park’s new recycling bins and for a tour showcasing the success of neighbourhood projects, beginning at 11am, looping back around to end off at the park.
Take a tour with one of our RAIN staff and get to know many of the beautiful garden and stormwater projects throughout the neighborhood. Stop and chat with the homeowners and get some inspiration for your own garden projects.
This event is a great opportunity to showcase the amazing work in the community and celebrate the hard work and dedication each resident has put into their property to make the RAIN Smart Neighbourhoods Project a success.
Date: | Saturday, July 28
Time | 10am – 12pm
Location | Lakeside Park (Entrance at Lakeside Dr/Gatewood Rd.)

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Food for Thought
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

1 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome.

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Grebel Alumni Summer Picnic @ CGR
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join fellow Grebel alumni on Sunday, July 29 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for a summer picnic at Grebel. This event is the perfect opportunity to:

Play volleyball with current Grebel students and other fun activities for all ages
Connect with Grebel’s President, Marcus Shantz and Grebel alumni in Waterloo Region
Hear exciting Grebel updates, such as the proposed kitchen and dining room project
Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and death muffins

Come join in the fun at this relaxed outdoor event for the whole family!

Please RSVP to Hannah Hill for this event by Friday, July 19.

Jul
31
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Aug
1
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Aug 1 all-day
Aug
7
Tue
2018
Minded
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, August 7 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining des…

Minded

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, 6:00 PM

Fairview Park Mall (food-court)
200 Fairway Rd S Kitchener, on

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining destination direction-, what can we learn from a mined mind? What? Casual conversation, mostly focused on the topic below. Topic: To Be Determined (& distinguished) Related links: To see or suggest some …

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Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Group 9, Amnesty International regular meeting @ Community Ed Room 2202, Conrad Grebel College
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Amnesty International CanadaGroup Nine is the local chapter of Amnesty International Canada in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We normally meet at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month in Room 4224 (The Fretz Seminar Room) at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo (140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo N2L 3G6). Please confirm by email or on our Facebook page.

<groupnine9@gmail.com> is the official Group Nine e-mail address.

Aug
8
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Aug 8 all-day
Aug
13
Mon
2018
Alliance Against Poverty Regular Meeting @ The Working Centre
Aug 13 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

We are an alliance of individuals from a variety of economic and social situations who strive to end poverty within our society by:

  • practicing solidarity between those who have enough and those who do not have enough
  • learning from one another through experience, reflection, and action
  • applying direct political pressure to all three levels of government
  • a personal commitment to group values and actions
Aug
14
Tue
2018
Tech Talk
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 PM

Technology is taking off! And with a big enough impact on today and the future, to likely alter our world faster & in more ways than this planet has s…

Tech Talk

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018, 6:00 PM

Innovation Center
283 Duke Street West Kitchener, on

2 Hungry Minds Attending

Technology is taking off! And with a big enough impact on today and the future, to likely alter our world faster & in more ways than this planet has seen in its entire life span, it should be a relevant and interesting topic to discuss. What: General topic- technology. Specific topic varies monthly. Casual conversation, typically a few at a time, d…

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