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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
17
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jul 17 @ 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
19
Thu
2018
@KWPeace Potluck Meeting for Summer 2018 @ Peace and Justice Room, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Potluck dinner It’s time we held another information sharing and planning meeting, and have some wonderful potluck food.

Every few months the organizers of many different peace, social justice, environmental, political, and spiritual organizations from Waterloo Region come together to share what they’re doing in the community, invite each other to participate, and possibly collaborate on new ventures. Everyone is invited! It’s a potluck meeting, so bring some food or a beverage to share, and enjoy all the different dishes others have brought. The food is mostly vegetarian, some vegan, some gluten-free.

Many thanks to our hosts at the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church for letting us use the Peace and Justice room again!

–Bob.
bjonkman@kwpeace.ca

Beautiful Wanderings: orchestra@uwaterloo concert
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Selections of enchanting, well known and loved music from England, Italy, Rumania, France, and Germany. 

Orchestra@uwaterloo is a university-wide orchestra open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the University of Waterloo. The orchestra’s Music Director is Daniel Warren.  

Jul
21
Sat
2018
14th Nonviolence Day In The Park @ Roos Island, Victoria Park
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday July 21 noon to 5:00pm | Victoria Park Island, Kitchener | 14th Nonviolence Day In The Park | Celebrating, Growing Nonviolence | Community Groups, Music, Kids Activities, Demonstrations | WR Nonviolence, KWPeace, City of Kitchener

Want to have an exhibitor booth along the walkway? Download the Registration Form (PDF, 405 kBytes) and send it to contact@wrnonviolence.org

Jul
22
Sun
2018
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

There could not be a more delightful way to spend a summer evening.  Three different chamber groups of talented students will perform classical music in the Conrad Grebel Chapel.  Refreshments to follow.  Free admission. 

Jul
24
Tue
2018
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
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

Jul
29
Sun
2018
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
7
Tue
2018
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.

Aug
14
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Aug 14 @ 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
21
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Aug 21 @ 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
26
Sun
2018
Niagara Grebel Gathering
Aug 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join fellow Grebel alumni and friends on Sunday, August 26th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Vineland Estates. This event is the perfect opportunity to:

Connect with Grebel’s President, Marcus Shantz and Grebel alumni in the Niagara area
Hear exciting Grebel updates, such as the proposed kitchen and dining room project
Enjoy light refreshments

Please RSVP to Hannah Hill for this event by Friday, August 17.

Aug
28
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Aug 28 @ 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.

Sep
4
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Sep 4 @ 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.

Sep
11
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Sep 11 @ 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.

Sep
17
Mon
2018
Peace Week 2018
Sep 17 – Sep 22 all-day

Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace.

Peace Week began when Conrad Grebel University College initiated a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace. Since 2017, we have been opening up this initiative to Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.

We invite you to continue to make Peace Week a region-wide celebration by attending an event in your community or planning your own event to mark the occasion your way!

Some 2018 Peace Week highlights include a STEAM for Peace event at Waterloo Public Library, a yoga class at Queen Street Yoga, and the Grand River Water Walk. Learn more.

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Sep 18 @ 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.

Sep
21
Fri
2018
IDOPAN – International Days of Peace and Nonviolence
Sep 21 – Oct 2 all-day

International Days of Peace & NonviolenceA yearly celebration of all things peaceful and nonviolent, from the UN International Day of Peace to the UN International Day of Nonviolence.

The WR Nonviolence Events Calendar will list the IDOPAN activities of all Peace and Nonviolence groups in Waterloo Region.

International Day of Peace
Sep 21 all-day

International Day of Peace logoEach year, 21 September is the International Day of Peace.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared this day for strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
’95-’05 Grebel Alumni Reunion @ CGR
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Grebel Reunion 2018

Celebrating and Reuniting Alumni that were here between ’95 and ’05

Join Alumni Reunion planning committee: Sarah (Hastings) Martin ’01, Brenda (Shantz) Prins ’02, Gideon Prins ’01, Tobin Reimer ’08, Alissa Bender ’01, and Meghan (Voth) Reimer ’07 (not pictured) on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.

Events:

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. & 3:15-5:00 p.m. – Bouncy Castle and Children’s Play Area

2:15 p.m. – Nadia L. Hohn ’01 – Award winning Children’s Author – reading & presentation in the Schlegel Community Education Room

3:00 p.m. – Short presentation with host Donny Cheung ’01, Comments from Grebel President Marcus Shantz ’95 in the Atrium or Patio

3:30 p.m. – Make your own Ice Cream Sundaes in the Dining Room/Patio

Snacks available all afternoon including Death Muffins & Whoopie Pies!

Register today via the UW Reunion site!

Or contact Alison Enns at aenns@uwaterloo.ca or 519-885-0220 x24217 for more info.

If you have any memorabilia to contribute to the display (which will be returned to you at the end of the day), please let us know.

RSVPs collected so far: Marcus Shantz ’95, Alissa Bender ’01, Sarah (Hastings) Martin ’01, Taylor Martin ’01, Brenda (Shantz) Prins ’02, Gideon Prins ’01, Meghan (Voth) Reimer ’07, Tobin Reimer ’08, Nadia Hohn ’01, Fred Martin ’87, Donny Cheung ’01.

Sep
25
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Sep 25 @ 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.

Oct
2
Tue
2018
International Day of Nonviolence
Oct 2 all-day

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The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Oct 2 @ 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.