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Jul
24
Wed
2019
Discussing Homophobia Through the Ages @ WPL - Main Branch
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Discussing Homophobia Through the Ages

 

Bruce Walker traces homophobia from its origins through European criminal law to the present, including the impact on indigenous societies and colonialism in Canada. The criminal law has been, and continues to be, the cornerstone of oppression of sexual minorities. This history is vital to understanding the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1985, and the Apology to LGBTQI2S+ Canadians in the House of Commons in 2017.

Presented by Bruce Walker, LGBTQI2S human rights activist and lawyer.

https://www.wpl.ca/summer-of-69

Aug
6
Tue
2019
PhD Dissertation Defence: Governing Sovereign Bankruptcy: Writing International Rules for Rewriting National Debts
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo credit: Arek Socha/Pixabay
Skylar Brooks‘ PhD dissertation defence.
Advisor: Eric Helleiner
Committee: Bessma Momani, John Ravenhill
Internal/external: Heather Whiteside
External: Daniel McDowell, Associate Professor, Syracuse University
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Aug
21
Wed
2019
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Aug 21 @ 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
26
Mon
2019
Agency Orientation
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
28
Wed
2019
Annual General Meeting
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
6
Fri
2019
Orientation Day 2019
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Orientation Day activities will include a welcome by Balsillie School Director, Dr. Ann Fitz-Gerald along with program information, a campus tour, photo shoot and lunch.
We look forward to meeting our new students!
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Sep
18
Wed
2019
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Sep 18 @ 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.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Designing Humanitarian Goods: Refugee Shelter in a Logistical World
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Photo credit: Better Shelter via MyNewsDesk
Focusing on the IKEA Foundation-sponsored “Better Shelter” kit, the paper explores the role of logistical calculative rationales in the design and usage of portable refugee housing. An engagement with the critical geographies of logistics, it is argued, expands debates on such “humanitarian goods” in two main ways. First, it highlights the organizational and infrastructural connectors that shape the way in which shelter products circulate across production sites, camps, and disaster zones, and relate to other humanitarian objects and broader infrastructures. Second, a logistical and counter-logistical lens unveil the multifarious forms of labour and extraction involved in the production, shipping, assemblage and usage of emergency shelter products. The article thus problematizes prevalent imaginaries of fluidity, smoothness, and remoteness associated with humanitarian goods, and contributes to an emergent body of work that see humanitarian technology and design as sites of frictions and “stickiness”, deeply embedded in global processes of bordering and accumulation.
About the speaker
Elisa Pascucci (PhD Sussex, UK) is Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher at the EuroStorie Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Humanities, University of Helsinki. She is a social scientist specializing in migration and humanitarian studies, whose research interests include migrant and refugee political agency and mobilization, the social effects and everyday politics of border regimes, and humanitarian infrastructures and logistics in the Mediterranean and Middle East. She is also affiliated researcher in the project HUMBorders, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and based at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), which focuses on humanitarian and border governance practices emerging in Europe as a result of the crisis of refugee reception of 2015-2016. Her work has been published, among others, in the journals Global Networks, Area, International Political Sociology and Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space.

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Transformative Mediation Training
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm
Sep
24
Tue
2019
Agency Orientation
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
2
Wed
2019
Stride Night Training @ Ontario
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please note that before you register for the Stride Night training you must first attend a screening interview.  To arrange a time for a screening interview please contact Alison at 519-744-6549 ext: 125 or at alisonh@cjiwr.com

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Oct 16 @ 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.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Agency Orientation
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Nov
20
Wed
2019
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Nov 20 @ 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.

Dec
18
Wed
2019
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Dec 18 @ 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.

Jan
15
Wed
2020
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Jan 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.

Jan
17
Fri
2020
Transformative Mediation Training
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Feb
20
Thu
2020
UN World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20 all-day

Each year, 20 February is the United Nations FlagUnited Nations World Day for Social Justice.

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.

The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

Apr
28
Tue
2020
Transformative Mediation Training
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – May 1 @ 4:30 pm
Sep
18
Fri
2020
Transformative Mediation Training
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm