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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.

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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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
Get Tickets

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

Aug
1
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Aug 1 all-day
Aug
7
Tue
2018
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
15
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Aug 15 all-day
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter ofThe Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Room at Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes, 307 Queen St S. (corner of Queen and Courtland), Kitchener.

There’s parking, but check with the organizers to get a permit.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.

Aug
22
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Aug 22 all-day
Aug
24
Fri
2018
BackHome Training
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
29
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Aug 29 all-day
August Porch Chat: Transitions: A “Human Book” Club @ Front Porch and Garden of the Governor’s House
Aug 29 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

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

TRANSITIONS:

Join us for conversations with people from your community who are inspiring change.

Inspired by the interactive “Human Library” experience, we bring you a series of ‘open books’, each with a lived
experience to share. While you, the ‘reader’, bear witness and connect to powerful stories of transformation, you may just uncover a transformation in yourself.

Wednesday August 29th , 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 Julie :  jthompson@regionofwaterloo.ca or 519-575-4400 ext 3548

August Porch Chat: Transitions: A “Human Book” Club – Friends of Crime Prevention

Aug
30
Thu
2018
Agency Orientation
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
31
Fri
2018
NCYC Training
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
4
Tue
2018
Group 9, Amnesty International regular meeting @ Community Ed Room 2202, Conrad Grebel College
Sep 4 @ 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.

Sep
5
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Sep 5 all-day
Sep
7
Fri
2018
Orientation Day 2018
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Orientation Day activities will include a welcome by Balsillie School Director, Dr. John Ravenhill, program information, a campus tour, photo shoot and lunch.
We look forward to meeting our new students!
Check back soon for the complete agenda. 

Sep
9
Sun
2018
Amnesty International Fundraiser for Human Rights @ Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Flamenco guitar performance
  • Jack Cole opening
  • Silent auction
  • Petition signing
  • Presentations

Juneyt LIVE!
Amnesty benefit concert

Sunday, September 9, 2018 – doors open 5:30pm

KW Little Theatre, 9 Princess Street East, Waterloo N2J 4C3 www.kwlt.org

Tickets $20 (limited number), cash and cheque only
To order, email: groupnine@gmail.com

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Sep 12 all-day
Sep
14
Fri
2018
10th Anniversary Celebration: 10 Years of Global Impact
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Invitation only.
Join us for “10 Years of Global Impact”, a celebration of the BSIA’s 10th anniversary, on Friday, September 14th. Formal invitations will be sent to our community later in the summer.
Graduates and current students, help us make this a memorable event for everyone!
Submit a photograph or a video:
In order to give our guests at the event a sense of the success the BSIA community has had over the past 10 years, we’d like to feature photographs and short videos of our students and graduates having an impact on the world. Tell us how YOU are making a difference, by uploading a two-minute (or less) video that answers the question, “How are you changing the world?” Tell us about your current work, your internship, or a paper you delivered that had an impact, related to your education and experiences at the BSIA. We are looking for casual, phone-recorded rough video. Nothing too staged or edited. Something real.
We’d also like to feature original photographs from your travels. You must allow the BSIA the rights to print and display these photos (giving you credit, of course). Select photographs will be part of a display during the 10th anniversary celebration, and may become part of the permanent display of artwork in the Balsillie School building. Graduates and students may upload up to 10 photographs each.
Send your video and/or photos via email to events@balsillieschool.ca and include the following information:
Name:
Email:
Program:
Graduate Year:
Current occupation (job title and organization):
Location of video or photo (city and country):
Description of photo (one sentence):
If the media file is larger than 5 MG, upload the file HERE.
Participating is easy, and crucial to ensuring our 10th anniversary is one no one will forget.
All videos and photographs need to be received by the BSIA by August 3.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you on Friday, September 14!
*By providing this media content to the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), you agree to allow the BSIA to use this media for its marketing and communication purposes.

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Agency Orientation
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
19
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Sep 19 all-day
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter ofThe Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Room at Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes, 307 Queen St S. (corner of Queen and Courtland), Kitchener.

There’s parking, but check with the organizers to get a permit.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.