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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

 

 

 

 

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. Free registration.

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

 

 

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Ensemble auditions for Fall 2018 are open for registration @ CGR
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 10:00 pm

The University of Waterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites all students, faculty, staff, and community members to join most of the eight ensembles that it sponsors and organizes.

Instrumental: Instrumental Chamber Ensemble; Orchestra; Jazz Ensemble; World Music Ensemble (Balinese Gamelan)

Choral:  Chapel Choir; Chamber Choir; University Choir; Vocal Techniques. 
Ensemble participation can be taken for credit, or as an extracurricular activity.

See Ensemble webpage for details. 

Sep
12
Wed
2018
The World Remembers: 1914-1918 @ CGR
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm

In fall 2018, the Archives Gallery will again be a display location for ‘The World Remembers.’ Every day from September 12-November 11, 2018 the names of 1,033,167 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War who lost their lives from 1918-1922 will be displayed at more than 60 locations around the world.

The commemoration is a unique expression of remembrance, reconciliation and education, and shows the enormous human cost of the war. The display will be accessible during the following times. Please note there is no Sunday access.

Monday to Friday
Saturday

8:00 am – 7:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Mennonite Archives of Ontario Gallery is on the 3rd floor of the Academic Building, Conrad Grebel University College. The Gallery is also the location of the exhibit “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War.”

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

Peace Week was initiated by Conrad Grebel University College and continues annually with a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace on September 21. Plan an event or take part in one!

Peace Week 2018
Sep 17 – Sep 22 all-day

Peace Week was initiated by Conrad Grebel University College and continues annually with a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace on September 21. Plan an event or take part in one!

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
20
Thu
2018
Exhibit Reception: A New Era of Peace and a Peaceful Land
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Conrad Grebel, Mennonite Central Committee, and the Korea Art Forum for a reception celebrating the Grebel Gallery’s current exhibit, A New Era of Peace and a Peaceful Land. Hear from the exhibit curator, Heng-Gil Han from the Korea Art Forum in NYC, and experience these rarely-seen artworks produced by world-renowned North and South Korean, American, and Chinese 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.

The reception also falls within Waterloo Region’s Peace Week, and is part of the week-long celebrations surrounding the International Day of Peace.

Register online now.

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.

Conrad Grebel Conversation Circle @ CGR
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come participate in this Circle hosted by the PACS department to learn with fellow students and faculty and discuss peace to create acceptance for Peace Week! Conversation will be focused on what means to you and how communities can work together to achieve peace. Refreshments will be provided.

An Evening Of Peace @ Maureen Forester Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Peace Through Music
In celebration of the UN International Day of Peace, Bobcat Bartolo & The Liberation present An Evening of Peace.

Join us, with special guests Unofficial BLUE MOON, Kirstin Corbett, and Jeremiah Nordquist, for an evening of musical celebration and comedy. This is sure to be a night of great vibes and quality entertainment, let us all join together as a community to raise the vibrations for peace.

50% of proceeds will be donated directly to Amnesty International, and each ticket is your entry to our exciting selection of door prizes.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
Call or Text @ 519-897-8026
TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ALL PERFORMERS

An Evening Of Peace | Facebook

Human Peace Sign — #IDOPAN — REPLACED by Supplemental Discussion
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event has been replaced by the Supplemental Discussion on Finding Peace

Human Peace Sign
Human Peace Sign

Every year WR Nonviolence celebrates the International Day Of Peace by making a human peace sign.

There will be a Peace Song Singalong, reading inspirational messages written by leaders of the Peace Movement such as Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, and, of course, people working together to display the international symbol for peace.

Human Peace Sign, 2008
Supplemental Discussion: Finding Peace — #IDOPAN @ Coffee Culture at the Walper Hotel
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Human Peace Sign Instead of creating a Human Peace Sign this year, WR Nonviolence will be holding a “Supplemental” Discussion Night — supplementary to our regular meetings.

We’ll meet at the Coffee Culture coffee shop in the Walper Hotel at the corner of King Street and Queen Street in downtown Kitchener. Map

Discussion will be wide-ranging: How can we implement a Personal Peace? How can we implement Global Peace? What can we do to overcome the obstructions that prevent Peace?

If time permits, we may form a Human Peace Sign to commemorate the International Day of Peace logoInternational Day of Peace.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
One Sky Festival – 2018 @ REN
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Welcome to the new One Sky Festival, formerly the East Asian Festival. Part of the University of Waterloo REUNION 2018 WEEKEND.

LIVE MUSIC | DANCE PERFORMANCES | LOCAL DELICACIES | FAMILY FUN | FACE PAINTING

Come and enjoy vibrant performances, fun and interactive booths, and taste delicious food as we celebrate the Chinese, Islamic, Japanese, and Korean cultures.

Family and friends can enjoy face painting, writing their names in calligraphy, trying on traditional costumes and clothing of the featured countries.

Don’t forget to visit the prize table for your chance to win!

The Festival raises funds for the growth and promotion of Renison University College’s East Asian Studies and Studies in Islam programs.

For more information, please contact renison.events@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-884-4404 x28591.

Entertainment

Located in the Renison Atrium

11:00 AM
Entertainment begins

 

Festival Supporters

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China

Consulate General of Japan

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea

Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates

 

KWE Inc.

 

’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 22, 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 Dining Room

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

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, Matthew Ballaban ’01, Daniel Bigham ’03, Jennifer (Golem) Chase ’06, Ian Stokes-Rees ’98, Emily Stokes-Rees ’99, Jenny-Lee (Bowman) Dippel ’04, Jeff Dippel ’04, Marika Pauls Laucht ’06, Mark Heinmiller ’00, Daniel Morden ’05, Richard Janzen ’06, Nadine (Saikaly) Linton ’01, Alan Linton ’04, Rebecca (Gingerich) Gibbins ’02, Josh Gibbins ’04, Jennie (Krueger) Wiebe ’99, Colin Wiebe ’01, Sarah (Fick) Cain ’08, Mathieu Cain ’09, Kendra Whitfield Ellis ’00, Martha Crealock ’99, Reuben Janzen-Martin ’99, Matt Langeman ’04, Andrew Cressman ’05, Jen Konkle ’00.

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.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Noon Hour Concert: Far and Wide @ CGR
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

The Goodchild Grady Duo will present an all Canadian program of works for clarinet/bass clarinet and percussion.  The concert will feature Toronto based composer Shelley Marwood, Saskatoon composer Kendra Harder, as well as other contemporary composers. Some of the works incorporate theatrical elements and contemporary techniques.  The duo is comprised of  clarinetist Melissa Goodchild, and Kevin Grady on percussion.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Taste of Grebel
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friends and family of Grebel residents and associates are invited to share the day with us. We are planning a host of activities and events that will give you a sample of the student experience at Grebel. This, of course, includes a great meal and an opportunity to connect with students, staff and faculty.

Taste of Grebel Schedule

The day is planned for you to ‘sample’ what it is like to participate in the Grebel residence community. There are lots of activities designed to show you how Grebel residents, associates, staff and faculty engage in community life.

We encourage you to come for the whole day and take in as much or as little activity as you like.

Time
Event

2:00 
Welcome in the Great Hall – instructions will be given for how to make the most of your visit

2:30 
Student Life samplers – includes activities showcasing student clubs and initiatives, tours to places in the College you may not have seen before, and a square dance sampler

4:00
Academic samplers – mini lectures with our PACS and Music faculty or visit our Centre for Peace Advancement Gallery exhibit

4:45
Chapel sampler – a mini chapel including song and food for thought

5:15
Community Supper sampler – all are welcome to join us for the supper meal. You are invited to contribute toward the cost of the meal – baskets for cash donations will be located at the front of the food lines.

7:00
After dinner show – a sample of student talent – worth the extra hour!

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

United Nations Flag
Flag of the United Nations

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.

#IDOPAN Movie Night for Nonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Banner - Festival Internacional de Cine de la Noviolencia Activa

Kitchener, Canadá
from YouTube: Spot FICNOVA 4 Edición en Castellano

In collaboration with FICNOVA, join us for an evening of movies and short films from the 4th Festival Internacional de Cine de la Noviolencia Activa.

We’ll watch a movie on Nonviolence, discuss it with Festival adjudicator Matt Albrecht, watch another movie, discuss some more, all the while eating some good food.

You can see some of the Festival film entries in the Button - FICNOVA | Videoteca de la noviolenciaFICNOVA Video Library.

Button - FICNOVA YouTube Channel You can also see current and past Festival film entries on the FICNOVA YouTube channel.


#IDOPAN Movie Night will be held at:

Queen Street Commons Cafe Map
43 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario

Note that this is not a potluck, but good food is available to purchase from the Queen Street Commons Cafe

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.

Oct
9
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Oct 9 @ 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
11
Thu
2018
Backward/Forward: Reflections on Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights @ CGR
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Conversations with the 2018 recipient of the Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award – Dean Peachey ’82,’86

This conversation, hosted by Associate PACS Professor Reina Neufeldt, will focus on Dean’s current work and some reminiscing on the early years as the PACS program was emerging at Waterloo.

Dean is currently the Acting Executive Director at Global College, at the University of Winnipeg where he is coordinator of the Human Rights Program, and is a member of the joint committee administering the Joint MA in Peace and Conflict Studies between the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.

Join us for this conversation and the award presentation, followed by a reception.

Dean’s wife, Melissa Miller, will be joining us for this event. Dean and Missy were Senior Residents from 1978 to 1980 while Dean was completing his MA in Psychology from UW in 1982 and then finished a PhD in Psychology in 1986 at UW.

Dean’s roots were in the Mennonite community in Belleville, PA. He had a passion for active peacemaking as a student. As a student organizer Dean played a key role in a Symposium on Non-Violence, hosted at Conrad Grebel from January 14-17, 1975 that included Gene Sharp as a keynote presenter. The transcripts for this conference were recently donated to the archives by Grebel alum, Ralph Torrie ’79.

The impetus for this symposium helped to lay the ground work for what would become the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute at Grebel and soon became part of the academic offerings in the Faculty of Arts.

Dean taught as a sessional instructor was an adjunct instructor between 1990-2000 in PACS in courses like  PACS 302A GE – “Community Conflict Resolution”. During this time Dean laid the ground work for establishing the Network for Conflict Resolution, which emerged from a coalition of community-based conflict resolution agencies across Canada and hosting national conferences. Dean Peachey became the national coordinator and in 1992, the Network moved to office space at Conrad Grebel College, where it remained until summer 2002.

Read more about Dean Peachey.

Backward/Forward: Reflections on Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights @ CGR
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Conversations with the 2018 recipient of the Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award – Dean Peachey ’82,’86

This conversation, hosted by Associate PACS Professor Reina Neufeldt, will focus on Dean’s current work and some reminiscing on the early years as the PACS program was emerging at Waterloo.

Dean is currently the Acting Executive Director at Global College, at the University of Winnipeg where he is coordinator of the Human Rights Program, and is a member of the joint committee administering the Joint MA in Peace and Conflict Studies between the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.

Join us for this conversation and the award presentation, followed by a reception.

Dean’s wife, Melissa Miller, will be joining us for this event. Dean and Missy were Senior Residents from 1978 to 1980 while Dean was completing his MA in Psychology from UW in 1982 and then finished a PhD in Psychology in 1986 at UW.

Dean’s roots were in the Mennonite community in Belleville, PA. He had a passion for active peacemaking as a student. As a student organizer Dean played a key role in a Symposium on Non-Violence, hosted at Conrad Grebel from January 14-17, 1975 that included Gene Sharp as a keynote presenter. The transcripts for this conference were recently donated to the archives by Grebel alum, Ralph Torrie ’79.

The impetus for this symposium helped to lay the ground work for what would become the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute at Grebel and soon became part of the academic offerings in the Faculty of Arts.

Dean taught as a sessional instructor was an adjunct instructor between 1990-2000 in PACS in courses like  PACS 302A GE – “Community Conflict Resolution”. During this time Dean laid the ground work for establishing the Network for Conflict Resolution, which emerged from a coalition of community-based conflict resolution agencies across Canada and hosting national conferences. Dean Peachey became the national coordinator and in 1992, the Network moved to office space at Conrad Grebel College, where it remained until summer 2002.

Read more about Dean Peachey.